It's time to say it: The Netflix format just isn't working.
Why the show's new season struggles with the Netflix format.
Amid all the expensive camerawork and sharp matching windbreakers on the major TV networks’ coverage of Monday's tornado in Moore, Oklahoma, the best dispatches largely came from local TV news. In the Times, Brian Stelter quoted John Welsh of KFOR, the NBC-affiliated TV station, eyeing the ruined landscape from his helicopter and repeating the word “gone” as he realized how many local landmarks had been leveled.
What makes his films so good is what hurts 'Family Tree'
Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries are small, perceptive oddities, so unblinkingly committed to the worlds they investigate that the comedy can seem almost accidental. This is Spinal Tap (1984) spoofs the pretensions and ambitions of aging rockers with mortal seriousness. Waiting for Guffman (1996) does the same for a community theater ensemble in small-town Missouri. Best in Show (2000) makes tightly-wound dog owners into fully likeable monsters.
Marc Maron is obsessed with intimacy. His own compulsive oversharing is the engine of his successful, four-year-old podcast, “WTF”—structured around candid, raw interviews with comedians that take place in Maron’s garage. It fuels every page of his new book, Attempting Normal, in which he offers disclosures like “This is who I am: I overthink and I ruminate. I’m obsessive.
The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes
The comedian couldn't help making himself, not the media, the butt of his jokes.
Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies
Selina Meyer and the problem with female characters in political comedies.
A striking alternative to the frenetic violence on other networks.
Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV
Partners in crime are rarely what they seem on TV.
The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy
The rising Aussie comedienne is the anti–Melissa McCarthy.
HBO's "Vice" goes from Brooklyn to Afghanistan, ironic distance intact
HBO's "Vice" goes from Brooklyn to Afghanistan, ironic distance intact.