Monday Morning Critic

‘The Goldbergs’ Is the Best TV Show You’re Not Watching
‘The Goldbergs’ Is the Best TV Show You’re Not Watching
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a look at the upcoming American Crime and praise for The Goldbergs.
What Is a Comedy, What Is a Drama and What Does It Matter?
What Is a Comedy, What Is a Drama and What Does It Matter?
In terms of its approach to the comedy/drama cut-off point, The Emmys have gone the way of pizza delivery: Television is apparently now thirty minutes or less, or it’s not funny. That’s the takeaway from its announcement last week of certain changes to its awards structure in future years. Comedy series are now defined as being a half hour or less, while drama series are anything over that thirty-minute demarcation.
Monday Morning Critic: Why ‘Arrow’ is Suffering This Season
Monday Morning Critic: Why ‘Arrow’ is Suffering This Season
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: what is holding this season of ‘Arrow’ back, and what the film ‘Boyhood’ says about the state of television.
Monday Morning Critic: The Premiere of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’
Monday Morning Critic: The Premiere of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a review of a new ABC comedy and a discussion of one of television’s most important narrative assets.
Monday Morning Critic: The Return of ‘The Americans’
Monday Morning Critic: The Return of ‘The Americans’
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: a review of the third season of ‘The Americans’ and a look at a recent example the true power of long-form narrative on TV.
Monday Morning Critic: The Return of ‘Justified’ and the Premiere of ‘Backstrom’
Monday Morning Critic: The Return of ‘Justified’ and the Premiere of ‘Backstrom’
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: two reviews and a hail of TV-related thoughts in bulleted form.

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