Breaking News: Law & Order

EVERYONE SHUT UP. SHUT UP, LUTZ. There is a new Law & Order coming out and it. is. genius. Law & Order: True Crime (!!!) comes out this fall with eight episodes. The promo is about the Menendez Brothers. With all the success of true crime on Netflix (How to Make a Murderer, The Keepers)... Continue Reading →

T5F: Most Obnoxious Characters

5. Kirk Gleason, Gilmore Girls Gilmore Girls was a really good show. Stars Hollow seemed like a pretty cool place to live. I could listen to Lorelai and Rory sit at Luke’s Diner and talk to each other all day long. And the other townsfolk were funny and endearing, too. But then there’s Kirk, who... Continue Reading →

T5F: Most Obnoxious Characters

If I were stuck in an elevator with any of these characters, I'd be clawing my way through the ceiling vents. 5. Vicki Groener (Kathy Griffin) Suddenly Susan (1996 - 2000) I'll admit to finding Kathy Griffin reasonably charming as a human being. There's an honest, scrappy quality to her that I can respect (recent transgressions notwithstanding)... Continue Reading →

T5F: Most Obnoxious Characters

Not every character on every show can be likable. Some shows actually benefit from having characters that you just can't stand. How else do you know who to root for? This week's top five list features five obnoxious characters, who while annoying, obnoxious and/or insufferable, still add some value to the show. In other words,... Continue Reading →

T5F: Spin-Offs

5. Law & Order: Special Victims Unit spun from Law & Order While I have at times enjoyed every incarnation of the L&O franchise included but not limited to Trial by Jury, Criminal Intent, and Conviction (2006), none has wasted as much of my time as SVU. These crimes are especially heinous—which also happens to... Continue Reading →

T5F: Spin-Offs

5. The Facts of Life Okay, this is mostly a sentimental choice. I watched this show all the time when I was a kid. I can even remember catching up on what would have been older episodes at the time when they were in reruns, part of a syndication block on my local station that... Continue Reading →

T5F: Spin-Offs

5. The Facts of Life If you grew up in the '80s, you either fell right into the Diff'rent Strokes sweet spot or Facts of Life. I was definitely in the Facts of Life camp. And let's be honest, the premise for Facts of Life seems a bit safer than its predecessor- a rich, old white... Continue Reading →

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