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I like Gilfoyle better, though.
May 26, 2017 6:25 PM
neumdaddyErlich Bachmann (TJ Miller) is leaving Silicon Valley next season. Boo.

That's a show killer.

Yeah, I feel like Erlich's presence is huge for that show. I wonder if something happened.

HBO statement: "The producers of Silicon Valley and T.J. Miller have mutually agreed that T.J. will not return for season 5."

So yeah, sounds like something happened. Maybe he asked for too much money.
May 26, 2017 6:25 PM
26 coptic christians killed by gunmen.

Coptic christians must give your typical Trump voter conflicted feelings. On the one hand, they're christians, so yay. But if they ever saw one in a Walmart they would probably call 911.
May 26, 2017 1:40 PM
I don't understand why a State Dept person, presumably aware that the British withhold suspect's identities for a period of time while they investigate, would divulge the suspect's name to the press. Why do it? It's not like it's something you leak because it would otherwise get buried. It's just fucking stupid. Or was there just nobody on the US side of things who understood the protocol? Either way, it would seem foreign governments would be wise not to share intel with Americans any more. We really suck at keeping that shit secret, from the President on down.
May 26, 2017 1:33 PM
I'd say our Montanans should apologize for Montana but it would be an apology from a Montanan, and, y'know, what good is that. Garbage people.
May 26, 2017 12:17 PM
I bought an Amazon Echo and a "smart" light bulb that can change color or brightness in response to commands I yell at Alexa, so my life is basically perfect now.
May 25, 2017 2:12 PM
PaquitoRT-lawyers, explain the difference between misdemeanor assault and felony assault in Montana.

The color of the defendant, I assume.
May 25, 2017 1:52 PM
I went to the Orioles game yesterday. They lost. And it was overcast, windy, and cold the whole game. And I didn't have any beer. Good times.

At one point I was on the jumbotron. It's too bad there are no jokes that could possibly be made about that.
May 25, 2017 11:36 AM
Adrian Pimento is right about Maryland.
May 24, 2017 12:45 AM
I like Jamie Foxx but there is zero chance I'm ever going to watch Beat Shazam.
May 24, 2017 12:41 AM
Roger Moore
May 23, 2017 1:54 PM
theVictorianI've been rewatching Star Trek: Enterprise and it's decent. Bakula is a likeable captain, but naturally suffers in comparison to Picard or Sisko. His character makes sense though as a leader of a more naiive, optimistic sort of era. Blalock's T'pol is a clunker though, just a one-note, sneering bore.

I rewatched some Star Trek: Voyager in the last couple of weeks and wow that one was far more craptacular than I remembered. I mean, I will never forget the psychological trauma caused by that one where Tom Paris breaks warp 10 and Tom and the Captain turn into horny tadpoles but I thought back in the day that the rest of the show was pretty decent. How the fuck did I previously not constantly wish death on Neelix? How was I not bothered by the clumsy Screenwriting 101 structuring, the frequent lack of character continuity, the beyond-cheesy cheap fan service? What I really need is a curated top-twenty Voyager episode marathon to wipe this sour taste out of my mouth.

Exception during the recent batch I watched: The Lon Suder parts of the "Basics" double-episode. Brad Dourif is never not magnetic and they actually managed to give him enough OK dialogue and space to do his thing properly, which kind of offsets the silly hijinx back on the planet with the aboriginals and the giant cave monsters.
May 22, 2017 12:07 PM
The Leftovers still has a chance of completely fucking the landing but that's looking less and less likely. The show just keeps getting better. I fully expect to be a Six-Feet-Under-finale-style weeping mess at the end of this.

Last night's was surely Amy Brenneman's Emmy showcase. Amazing performance.

Meanwhile, I wish we had had Zero-Fucks-to-Give Nora throughout the show's run. So much more fun than dour, repressed Nora. Humbled Matt is also more fun to be around.
May 22, 2017 11:53 AM
wirthlingUnbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back and fabulous.

How do you think it compares to season 1 and season 2?
I thought the 2nd season wasn't as good as the 1st. I think the increased episode length in season 2 really killed the 30-Rock like pacing I loved about season 1. (Season 1 episodes were about 22 min each, Season 2 were 28 min each)

Honestly, I don't remember the first two seasons clearly except that I always recognize and appreciate recurring gags coming from earlier seasons. But I would have a difficult time recounting what actually happened in those seasons. Kimmy was a nanny, I think. She helped her sister-wives get through various things.Jacqueline is a native american. Titus sings a lot. There's a strong through-thread of postmodern feminism. And it has 30-Rock-like ratatat rhythm.

This season (I'm up to maybe episode nine or ten) has the usual mix of great cast and high gag rate. If I had a quibble it would be that a lot of the plotting seems lazy and some of the feminist commentary is a bit too on the nose. Those things are barely noticeable to me, though. It's still a joy to watch.
May 22, 2017 11:44 AM
wirthlingTonight's SNL will be the last (at least as a regular cast member) for Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer. Excited and bummed.

And Sasheer Zamata, turns out.

May 22, 2017 11:31 AM
It's too bad Dyne is going to have to be put down and dissected to find out if he has any nasty diseases he might have passed on to the dog.

(He does.)
May 21, 2017 4:51 AM
Tonight's SNL will be the last (at least as a regular cast member) for Bobby Moynihan and Vanessa Bayer. Excited and bummed.
May 21, 2017 1:27 AM
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is back and fabulous.
May 19, 2017 11:52 PM
Matt Taibbi: Roger Ailes Was One of the Worst Americans Ever

Of course, we don't need Taibbi to tell us that but it's a nice respite from reading/hearing "but you gotta give Ailes credit for how effective he was at his job!" stories and weepy sniffling Fox hosts and fans who are hero-worshipping a galactic cunt.
May 18, 2017 9:52 PM