Tag Archives: The Good Place

Best TV Shows of 2018

I’ve already covered some of this ground in “Best TV Characters of 2018” and “Best TV Moments of 2018,” so check those articles out for further details… 10. Who is America?…Shamefully underrated, masterful satire that fully explores (and explains) why we are so very, very far apart in 2018. Not all Cohen’s set pieces work,… Read More »

Best TV Moments or Episodes of 2018

10. Homeland–President Keane Resigns…This season of “Homeland” was arguably the best in years, dealing with Russia, a weakened Presidency, and the corrupting influence of propaganda, both foreign and domestic. Yet no moment served as wish fulfillment better than President Elizabeth Keane (a wide-awake Elizabeth Marvel, showing how paranoia can destroy idealism) resigning for the good… Read More »

The BEST TV Characters of the Year

Very, very tough to get this list down to only 10 spots, so I had to take it to 12 (top that, “Spinal Tap”). And this is even with no new episodes of “Fargo,” “Game of Thrones,” “Veep,” or “Mr. Robot” this past year. Even with that (seemingly) reduced competition, there are lots of shows I… Read More »

“The Good Place” Just Might Make You a Better Person

The Good Place…How many TV shows (network or otherwise, drama or comedy) actually get you to think about “Am I good person?” I would say out of the shows currently on TV, exactly one: “The Good Place.” Sure, not everything featured on Michael Shur’s bananas-comedy (the wildest network show since “Pushing Daisies” and “Arrested Development”… Read More »

TV Review: “Episodes” and “The Good Place”

Episodes…Halfway through its fifth and final season, “Episodes” is playing to its already established strengths (a showbiz-satire that’s actually accurate, sharp dialogue, and Matt LeBlanc’s excellent skewering of himself, he’s clearly enjoying the best role he’ll likely ever get) more than risking it all on too many bold new directions, but that’s probably for the… Read More »

The 10 Best TV Shows of 2016

You’ve seen the Best (and Worst) Characters, and the Best Scenes or Episodes, but still, there can be only one true list of the year’s 10 Best TV Shows… Honorable Mention: “Real Time with Bill Maher” is about to become the most important voice for “The Resistance.” Let’s quit kidding ourselves that Trumpers will ever listen to… Read More »