Review Gets Five Stars
Andy Daly’s new series is the latest in a string of Comedy Central wins (Broad City, a third season for Kroll Show), and the premise is fairly straightforward: Daly plays Forrest MacNeil, a man who reviews “life experiences” in lieu of consumer products. In the pilot, which aired Thursday, MacNeil offers his take on stealing, cocaine addiction, and prom, where he gets a high school girl in on the powdery action. Adapted from an Australian show, Review seems well suited for its new American audience.
Sirens Arrives on the Scene
It’s gotten mixed reviews from critics, but USA’s latest half-hour comedy has a pretty fantastic pedigree. The brainchild of Rescue Me‘s Denis Leary and Bob Fisher (comedienne Julianne Smolinski also did some writing work), it follows three EMTs around Chicago. Spring 2014 is a highly competitive season for new comedies, but Sirens stands a fighting chance.
Switched at Birth Does a Dance Episode
It’s very silly and very weird and I’m not a regular viewer so I don’t really know what’s going on, but hey, dancing on ABC Family! The network is apparently on a novelty episode kick after Pretty Little Liars went all noir. And, oh my God, LOOK AT THOSE LEOTARDS.
Harvey Specter Does Relationship
Suits‘ protagonist is a notorious ladies’ man, but now that he’s a named partner at his very own massive law firm, he’s also settled down (as much as he’s able to) with Scottie. Of course, Harvey in a relationship is not a normal person in a relationship, so it involves lots of manipulation and maneuvering to get her a job at the newly minted Pearson Specter. But in its midseason premiere, Suits is making some interesting tweaks to its status quo.
Broad City Gets Graphic
In a slow week for TV, we’ll take the opportunity to vouch once more for Broad City, which took place entirely within the confines of Abby’s apartment this week and still managed to make us laugh out loud more than any other series on TV. Lots of the humor on this episode revolved around a rather explicit discussion of bodily functions (“WHO TOOK A SHIT IN MY SHAPELIES?!” and Ilana farting into Matty’s drawer were two highlights), yet the show never descends into gross-out comedy.