Know the facts before you sit down to dinner this year.
With the fall television season well underway, it’s time to pick some of this year’s winners and losers. Here are my quick-hit reviews of five of this fall’s new sitcoms.
Part of what makes Bob’s Burgers such a great show is its ability to deliver funny, clever, and surprisingly good original music nearly every week. From silly riffs about Linda’s search for Harry Truman or Gene’s fear of snakes, to full-blown musical numbers like Gene’s ode to Thomas Edison “Electric Love.”
The animated sitcom has long inhabited a categorical limbo with American television audiences. Many will easily dismiss all cartoons as inherently childish. Such viewers are seemingly unable to suspend their disbelief that animation can be for grownups, too.
Two episodes in, and it’s still unclear exactly what Fox’s Gotham wants to be. A Batman prequel? A police procedural set in a comic book universe? A gritty character drama? Ultimately, it’s all those things, without doing any one of them particularly well.
By JIM SABATASO | STAFF [A version of this review appears in the Oct. 2, 2014, edition of the Rutland Reader.] The party is going strong. The beer is flowing. Games are playing. The din of rowdy high school chatter swells. Suddenly, a hush falls over the room as attention drifts toward the TV. Laughter…
When we last left our heroes on Sleepy Hollow things weren’t looking so good. Season two picks up where we left off, and doesn’t slow down.
“Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.” — Jean Paul Sartre