Tag: sitcom

  • Interchangeable subplots?

    Too often, Big Bang’s ‘A’ and ‘B’ storylines have literally nothing to do with one another.

  • Parks and Rec: the rewards (and perils) of a fleshed-out sitcom world

    NBC’s Parks and Recreation goes out of its way to create a consistent fictional world, with recurring characters and odd local lore. For example, Li’l Sebastian, the beloved mini-horse of Pawnee, Indiana, doesn’t just headline a single funny episode. He comes up again and again, even after his untimely death. He’s the star of the…

  • Why I still watch Seinfeld.

    Every night during dinner, my wife and I watch TV. I know that’s bad. Mealtime should be a time for conversation, for connection, for relationships. A sacred, inviolable hour for the young family. So sue us. Our most recent addiction has been classic episodes of Seinfeld, king of the 90s TV charts. We’ve restarted from…