The Good Bros of Fox

Dear Television, HEY, REMEMBER WHEN Fox Tuesdays were the next best hope for a full-on televisual Ladies Night? An evening …

Are Sitcoms Sincere Again?

Dear TV, I LOVE JANE’S take on the sitcom-as-Manchild and her point that the contemporary sitcom’s reliance on the manchild …

Can the Sitcom Grow Up?

BROOKLYN NINE-NINE — one of Fox’s new sitcoms — begins with a classic expository trick: the viewer’s first introduction into …

Civil Wars: Reinventing America in Science Fiction Television

NEW GENRE TELEVISION this week included the return of CW’s Arrow, an adaptation of DC’s character Green Arrow, the alter …

Streaming Pam Beesly

Dear Television, It is the strangest thing to have a long-term fictional love interest. It’s a type of relationship that …

Why We Watch Netflix In The Middle of the Night

Dear TV, I WENT TO a puppet show last night. It was the story of the little mechanic who runs …

Return of the Living Series: Season Premieres

IN RECENT DISCUSSIONS among scholars of speculative fictions, the science fictionalization of contemporary life is a frequent point of reference. …