Tag Archives: the office

The Acting Pairs You Always Wanted to See (even if you didn’t know it)

(This is a preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s paper, with some added Arrested Development goodness here. SEO, bitches.) When Jim Carrey and Steve Carell were cast as a pair of dueling magicians in the comedy The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, it hit us. “Why didn’t they think of this before?” Their careers had somewhat [...]

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Smart Move, Seth

Some quick links for your Wednesday: Good for Seth MacFarlane to pretty much give the world the middle finger by saying he doesn’t want to host the Oscars again. What the frigg did anyone expect? The opening number basically looked and felt like a live-action Family Guy episode. The Lincoln assassination joke sounds exactly like [...]

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New TV Show Reviews (Before They’re on TV)

(This is an extended preview of Sunday’s PopRox column in the Pocono Record. I have nothing else quippy to say.) Thank you OnDemand! Thank you Internet! Thank you networks who see the power of those mediums to push your new TV shows! Now simple viewers like us can sit back, relax and check out select [...]

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Adios, Office

The worst part about being on vacation is hearing news and saying, “I need to get that up on my blog, prontissimo!” but then realizing that it’s much more important to take a nap. I pretty much unplugged last week, so let’s try and catch up as best we can: The departure of The Office [...]

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Upfront Update and Finale Watch Time

I just can’t get to local links today, we have too much going on in TV. And I’m too invested in it. If there’s one thing I’ve learned from studying my click-throughs, it’s that you guys love yourselves some renew/cancel news. and I am nothing if not an accommodating man. So here’s the latest at each network [...]

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Your Upfront Week Preview

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column in Sunday’s paper. Not that you shouldn’t still read that one. You should. It will have prettier pictures.) Starting Monday and through the rest of the week, you’ll know whether your favorite network television show is coming back, as Upfront Week is upon us. the news [...]

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The Worst Video Games Ever Made, the Future of The Office and the End of Fringe

Don’t forget to enter to win the tickets to take part in the Paul Dano Q&A! Since I’m moderating it, I’ll make sure you get to ask your question if the thing is packed. Check out the rules and how to enter. Links: It just came over that Dick Clark died. Ouch. I’m just barely [...]

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Won’t the Real Don Draper Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up, Please Stand Up

Quick hits today, let’s go … There was a time when Nip/Tuck was my favorite TV show. I was obsessed with it, and mostly, with Christian Troy. Not necessarily Julian McMahon, who played Christian, but the character of Christian. He was hysterical. Everything he said was either off-the-wall funny or really, really important. Self-centered and shallow, but [...]

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TV News for Mad Men, The Office, Community and Your Official Winner for Best Pilot of the TV Season

Probably gonna be pretty short today, sorry: UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: Davy Jones of the Monkees died today. Tear. Maybe poor health is why the Monkees canceled their tour last year — including a date at the Mountain Laurel Center. Oh wait, The Mount. The band’s comeback in the 80s was nothing short of incredible since they hadn’t [...]

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Taking Advantage of the Oscar Moment, by Borat

So maybe it wasn’t the most exciting Oscars. Or the funniest. Or the most satisfying. But at least the people involved knew that, and some of the biggest Hollywood news makers took advantage of the opportunity to draw undue attention to themselves so that we had something to talk about today. Sweet. Sacha Baron Cohen [...]

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