The new FX series The Comedians is a show within a show within a show, making it the turducken of current sitcoms. It’s an apt analogy since the show is kind of a turkey.
HBO’s Silicon Valley is another series that examines competing views of maleness as it skewers the male-dominated culture and unchecked hubris of the tech industry.
Louie CK’s fictional self is a good guy with good intentions struggling to navigate the minefield of modern society. But rather than merely serve himself up as the butt of the joke, he dives in and unpacks the root causes of his anxieties.
Where previous seasons saw Schumer playing with feminist themes, she was only scratching the surface. In season three, she has raised the level of discourse, and the show is stronger for it.
Over the course of its run, Game of Thrones has explored the relationships and conflicts between those who have power, those who want it, and those who will never have it. But after several seasons of these characters being ground under the wheel of the old hegemony, season five marks a change.
Before we launch into the spring premier maelstrom, I wanted to take this bye week to talk about up some shows that slipped through the cracks. So here’s my roundup of a sitcom and two documentaries worth checking out.
Marvel kicked off its multi-series deal with Netflix last week with the premier of Daredevil. Without hyperbole, this is the best thing Marvel has ever done.