Happy Endings: The Funniest Show You Aren’t Watching

reg_1024.happy.cm.102312_copyIn case you hadn’t noticed, a show about a group of six friends living in the city is currently on TV and is one of the funniest shows around. No, I’m not talking about Friends, but in fact ABC’s hilarious sitcom Happy Endings, which is currently in its third season. The show takes place in Chicago and centers around Penny Hartz (Casey Wilson, Saturday Night Live), Brad Williams (Damon Wayans, Jr., the son of the guy from My Wife and Kids), Max Blum (Adam Pally), Dave Rose (Zachary Knighton, an episode of SVU), and Jane Kirkovich (Eliza Coupe) and her younger sister Alex (Elisha Cuthbert, THE GIRL NEXT DOOR). While this show has a similar concept to Friends, it’s different in many ways. Continue reading

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The Saga of Girls

Season 2 of HBO’s Girls concluded Sunday night after ten crazy, random, intriguing, destructive, bewildering, and Imagesometimes comical episodes (it is a comedy after all) about four girls living in New York City. (SPOILERS AHEAD!) The season began with Hannah begrudgingly helping Adam with his broken leg and ended with Adam gallantly rescuing Hannah in her time of need. It began with Marnie hooking up with Hannah’s gay ex-boyfriend and ended with her officially getting back together with Charlie. It began with Jessa returning from her honeymoon and ended with… Continue reading

PaleyFest 2013

The highlight of the past week (besides SXSW) was… PaleyFest 2013! PaleyFest, founded in 1984, is a public program that showcases television shows at the Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles. It is an opportunity for a show’s cast and creative team to come together and discuss their show in front of an audience. ImageLasting about an hour, the program is moderated by someone in the TV business and concludes with an audience Q & A. Basically, it’s a great way to get the inside scoop on your favorite TV shows and hear the cast talk about their characters and plotlines. Continue reading

Getting things started: SNL, Girls, etc.

So this is my first post! To celebrate, let’s jump right in.

This week’s Saturday Night Live was hosted by Justin Timberlake, and as expected, was very good. The cold open featured JT impersonating Elton John singing about Hugo Chavez. Of course, Fred Armisen’s Venezuelan personality was my favorite part, as it reminded me of his portrayal of Raul in the season 2 episode “Sister City” of Parks and Recreation. Continue reading