Sound the alarm! It’s finally time to go back to Reno. Airing on Comedy Central from 2003-2009, Reno 911! focused the camera on the behind-the-scenes world of the fictitious, massively inept Reno Sheriff’s Department in Nevada. Featuring an incredible cast that helped cement the careers of stars such as Cedric Yarbrough (Speechless), Niecy Nash (Claws), Joe Lo Truglio… [Read More]
Created by Chuck Lorre (Big Bang Theory, Two and a Half Men), Bob Hearts Abishola tells the story of Bob Wheeler (Billy Gardell), a divorced man who runs his family’s successful sock company out of Detroit. When the stress of the job causes him to have a heart attack, he finds himself immediately drawn to his kind, hard-working… [Read More]
A recent Op-Ed piece in the L.A. Times made reference to our current experience of “binary confinement” (as opposed to solitary confinement in prisons). That certainly fits for my wife and me—two people isolated (sort of) from the rest of the world. It’s good that we get along together. (My wife is very forgiving.) But… [Read More]
“What would you do if you were stuck in a place and every day was exactly the same?” Here in California we’ve been instructed to stay at home except for essential reasons. Kids are out of school. Some have online classes, some don’t. Churches are happening by online video. It doesn’t take long for Tuesday… [Read More]
Inside the Rain strives to take us comedically into the experience of living with bi-polar disorder. College film student Ben (Aaron Fisher, who also wrote and directed) is new on campus. But he is a kind of walking version the DSM-5 diagnostic manual. He has OCD, ADHD, bi-polar disorder, and borderline personality disorder. When he… [Read More]
In a world where even cooking shows have been gamified, why not psychopathic murder? In Guns Akimbo, from director Jason Lei Howden, such is the world of SKIZM, a streaming underground game in which contestants advance to the next level by killing their opponent. People around the world watch this in real time. For nerdy… [Read More]
Sound the alarm. The Nine-Nine is open for business again. After its cancellation by FOX last season, the cast and crew of much-loved police sitcom Brooklyn 99 thought that their show had come to an end. However, the fans had other ideas. Soon after news of the series’ cancellation broke online, an internet fan campaign began… [Read More]
John Nance Garner (one of FDR’s Vice Presidents) observed that the Vice Presidency “is not worth a bucket of warm spit.” But that was different when Dick Cheney became Vice President.
Set on the titular U.S.S. Orville, a mid-level exploratory space vessel in the 25thCentury’s Planetary Union, The Orville is a sci-fi adventure that reveals the lighter side of the darkness of space. Airing on Fox and developed by Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy), the series follows a crew of lovable misfits as they discover new worlds while… [Read More]
Laurel and Hardy was one of the greatest comedy duos of all time. They bumbled their way into the hearts of audiences that have spanned generations. Stan & Ollie, from director Jon S. Baird, is both an homage to brilliance of their comedy, and an examination of what friendship means.