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Welcome to Day 4000 of quarantine. It's too cold and windy to be out in the garden (this is May, right?), so we thought we'd check out Jerry Seinfeld's new Netflix special, 23 Hours to Kill. While we were fans of the legendary sitcom, Seinfeld has come across as increasingly unlikable in recent years. (The second an older wealthy white guy starts whining about "political correctness" is when we start tuning them out.) However, the special is only an hour long, and there wasn't anything else to watch at that moment, so why not? Maybe the stand-up comedian could provide... Read more →

Longtime readers know we are diehard David Tennant fans around here. The former Doctor Who star can do no wrong as far as our staff is concerned, so of course we had to check out his guest role in the new Netflix show: Criminal: UK. Tennant plays Doctor Edgar Fallon, a man accused of sexually assaulting and murdering his 14 year-old stepdaughter. While Tennant continues his streak of terrific performances, the program's structure left us indifferent to the series. The episode begins in a cramped interrogation room, as two investigators are running out of time to get Doctor Fallon to... Read more →

Full Disclosure: We had no intention of writing a review for My Next Guest Needs No Introduction: Zach Galifianakis. The staff was looking for something funny to watch on Netflix, we came across this bonus episode of David Letterman's series, and it seemed like a good choice. You've got two funny men and two fantastic beards. That's all we needed. No notes were taken, and we settled in for a nice casual viewing, but then plans had to be changed. The first 20-something minutes of the show is awkward. Galifianakis is clearly a little nervous to be with Letterman, and... Read more →

As a general rule, we're inclined to dread the impending arrival of Armageddon. It just does not sound like a fun time at all. However, given that it provides an opportunity for David Tennant and Michael Sheen to team up, we're willing to keep an open mind. It turns out that's a good call, because the two stars of the new Amazon Prime Video series, Good Omens, are a perfect match as a demon and angel trying to prevent the end of the world. It's up to an angel and a demon to save everyone. (pic via Based on... Read more →

If you need a quick break from the raging dumpster fire that is the country these days, the Lonely Island guys have just the thing for you. No idea what inspired this, but they've released a new Netflix special called, "The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience." The premise is simple: What would it look and sound like if the infamous "Bash Brothers," also known as Jose Canseco and Mark McGwire, released a rap album in 1988? The answer is a messed up, pretentious, and tremendous 30 minutes that you'll love. Andy Samberg is Canseco, and Akiva Schaffer is McGwire. The two... Read more →

One of the biggest stories of the 2018 election cycle was the unusual number of political outsiders who took on Democratic incumbents and other establishment figures in primary challenges. This group of progressive candidates took on powerful political machines and scored several high profile wins in the process (like Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley, for example.) It was a loud statement: It's no longer good enough to proclaim you represent everyone when your actions say different, regardless of your party affiliation. A slice of this movement is chronicled in the new Netflix documentary, Knock Down The House. (out now)... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! It's time, folks. The season finale is here. Will we finally get an answer to the Barbara Morgan mystery? Yes, yes we will. However, there's another, perhaps bigger, secret to discuss. Actually, there's a lot packed into this episode, so let's get down to it. Warning: Spoilers ahead Observations: Gary gets the final opening voice-over of the season. That makes sense - in some ways, he feels like the narrator of this show. He's spent the season looking after all of his friends since Jon's death, so he should get the last intro. Eddie and Maggie... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back for another discussion about "A Million Little Things." We've only got two episodes left in season one. (Or is it already season two? More on that in a bit.) This week's show gives us a little stalking, a look at the power of faith (however you define it), and a number of people feeling invisible. Let's jump right in... Warning: Spoilers ahead Observations: Rome gets the opening voice-over this week. It seems like whoever gets this spot gets a lot of attention in the episode, so we're off to a good start. We're assuming Drea de... Read more →

Our friend Brian recently introduced us to the YouTube series, Hot Ones. The show is hosted by Sean Evans who interviews his guest while the two of them eat increasingly hot chicken wings. After only a handful of episodes, we're hooked. The segments are roughly 25-30 minutes long, and they're a combination of celebrity interview and endurance test which ends up becoming a sort of performance art. Evans has a relaxed presence about him. He asks his guests interesting questions about their personal lives, careers, and Instagram posts, and the celebrities seem eager to engage, while nervously making jokes about... Read more →

Hi everyone, Welcome back! Before we talk about this week's episode, we want to say a quick congratulations to everyone who works on "A Million Little Things" on being renewed for a second season. The show clearly got a ratings bump when it moved to Thursday nights, and we're glad to see the network noticed it. Now, we're heading into the final stretch of season one, and in a show filled with secrets, this week was Regina's chance to reveal a major one of hers. Let's discuss. Warning: Spoilers ahead Observations: Gary doing the voice-over talking about mysteries during the... Read more →