With reading week and finals coming up, you’ll certainly find yourself in the library or a study room for hours on end reading notes, making flashcards and finishing up those final papers, but what better way to finish out the semester is there than starting a brand-new television show?
There’s a belief among fans of “The Simpsons” that the show has declined drastically in quality since its “golden age” (around seasons 2-10). Check out fan forums and you’ll see mostly negative reviews of recent seasons, with some fans arguing that the show should have ended years ago.
The times, they are a-changin’ on “Mad Men”—but we already knew that. For the past few seasons, we’ve seen Don, Roger and the rest of the old guard struggle to adjust to a society that has less and less need for their brand of hard-drinking, womanizing machismo.
“You spent your whole life thinking there are rules. There aren’t,” hit man Lorne Malvo (Billy Bob Thornton) tells Lester Nygaard (Martin Freeman) while sitting in a cafe booth. This sensibility is at the heart of not only Malvo’s character but the entire premiere of FX’s “Fargo.
Despite achieving critical and awards success with smaller-niche comedies like “Girls” and “Looking” and getting insanely great ratings for dramas like “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” HBO is still missing its big comedy hit to follow up “Entourage.
After nine seasons, “How I Met Your Mother” has finally come to a close. The last few seasons started to drag and lose their charm, but the extended goodbye of this season had enough moments to make it worth it. Those moments were almost all due to the mother, whose name we finally learned: Tracy McConnell, played by Cristin Milioti.
After the—spoiler alert—terrible ending of “How I Met Your Mother,” I was ready to find another show that could fill the five-person hole in my television-infused heart. Cue “Friends With Better Lives,” which aired directly after HIMYM’s series finale on CBS this Monday, offering up six friends who are trying to become the new MacLaren’s gang.
Everyone wishes for that second chance with lost loved ones, but no one considers what such a thing would actually mean. ABC’s newest supernatural mystery, “Resurrection,” tackles this question. As the long-dead begin to appear in Arcadia, Mo., the town is overtaken with confusion as hidden truths, mysterious deaths and family tensions similarly rise.
In the cold open of the series premiere of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last week, Meyers paid homage to his “Late Night” predecessor with some Jimmy Fallon-style thank-you notes. Over the course of the next few episodes, though, Meyers proved that he isn’t going to be Fallon 2.0.
I’ve been watching “Portlandia” from the first season, but, to be honest, I missed most of the third season. Somewhere between college admissions and trying to figure out my life, “Portlandia” fell through the cracks. So it’s great to come back to season four, which premiered Feb. 27, and find that the show is not only still good but also getting better.