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Origin episodes are tough. They’re not only tasked with subverting cliches, but they fight for importance, fight to matter: you can only air an origin episode if the audience is invested enough in its characters to care. A devoted fan base, however, has never been a problem for Broad City; the show has inspired self-identification in many of its devout viewers. The first episode of Broad City’s fourth season, which gives us Abbi and...
This Thursday, anyone who was only allowed to watch PBS as a child will have a field day at Heidi Vanderlee's screening of the first episode of Ghostwriter (followed by Ghostwriter trivia!) at Videology in Williamsburg. "Where are the strange messages coming from? What are the weird creatures Jamal saw? Who is the backpack thief, and what does THABTO mean?" That's the cryptic recap at the start of Ghostwriter, Episode 2, one of the best television shows ever . If you were allowed...
October 20, 2016 was a night for many things: Sports, (both the NFL and MLB—the Cubs and Dodgers were at it again for the National League Championship—were active), Politics (the election is only a few weeks away), and food. But more than anything else, October 20th was a night for GEAR. That's right—a select few were invited to the premiere and reception for the new series on TruTV, Jon Glaser Loves Gear. We previously honed in on the...
Jimmy Fallon, one of everyone’s favorite cool-funny-guys on TV, did something not cool last night. In an obvious attempt for viewers and ratings, the highest-rated show on late night TV invited Donald Trump to be the show’s guest. This is a horrendous downgrade from recent guests, like the kid cast of Stranger Things, who engaged in a get-to-know-you game involving spraying silly string at each other. In a transparent ploy for people to like him more and prove...

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