Think you’ve got a rough Thanksgiving this year? Maybe so. But just look at everything one poor, round-headed kid had to deal with.
“When it comes to game shows, some people enjoy the intellectual challenge of Jeopardy. Others like the adlibbed outbursts on The Family Feud. I can’t resist the eccentric contestants and lowest-common-denominator appeal of my favorite game show: The Price is Right.” Nick Honeywell picks out a few choice contestants.
“Perhaps we reminded him of his time at BSU or maybe he was just being nice but Letterman sat down, lit a cigar and proceeded to give us nearly 45 minutes in a hilarious and wide-ranging conversation.” Matt Mays recalls a formative interview with the departing late-night host.
“They’re still breathing. It’s fine.” Robin Beery on five shows you might actually watch with your kids. Unless you have something more important to do.
TV critic Ranger Bumcrumb analyzes the greatness of Bob’s Burgers.
We watched, listened to, and read a lot of stuff this year. Here’s what we liked.
“Douglas’ performance takes the wrong cue. He is a (presumably) straight actor playing a gay part–and this should create a contract with his cable audience. Except that he does not commit.” Jaime Franchi is committed to not liking Behind the Candelabra.
“It made it okay to watch because a crazy chick makes interesting television; even more, it makes up a show that is bigger than the small lives of four privileged Brooklyn girls. It has a message about illness.” Jaime Franchi wants her Girls back.
“If Dunham is trying to make a statement, the fact that she’s repeating an old one while the youth-obsessed culture congratulates her on capturing the zeitgeist is even more telling than the scripted story.” Sarah Murrell on the trouble with Girls.