TV Party


Really wanted to like Russian Doll but I kinda hated all the characters except for Natasha Lyonne’s, who was great. I tried to describe it to the missus and all I could come up with was “groundhog day but with self-absorbed new yorkers”.

The first episode was almost intriguing enough to get me to keep going but…

Of course, Legends of Tomorrow did the definitive groundhog day show so that might color my opinion as well.


You are definitely expected to hate some of the characters


I adored every character


the best way I can describe Riverdale – and someone else probably already has – is as, like, the millennial-Nancy equivalent of daytime TV

it is immensely enjoyable

even implausibly sexy Jughead works


If you enjoy Russian Doll, I recommend Search Party. Very different premise but both are the few “late 20s/30s aimless people in NYC” shows I can tolerate.

It’s one of those bizarre, barely advertised TBS shows that is way better than you’d expect. I’ve been meaning to write something about it since it got zero attention and people would probably love it if it were on a channel people watched.


I found that (and a Jason Schwartzman vehicle it strongly reminded me of) to be a bit too twee actually

and Russian doll is definitely not that


god though Natasha Lyonne is wasted on Fred Armisen


wow what? truly

this soundtrack is so good, even if half of it is just John Maus


i mean Nadia’s charming sure but idk about likeable


“Kids in America” on Riverdale > “Kids in America” in MGS5


man that second episode of russian doll plays with e groundhog day rules in ways that thre me off, 5/5 good tv


edit: huh something up with the parsing on the quote in the first tweet


killing miss Grundy in S02E01 of riverdale is like when they killed d’angelo in the wire


these Netflix encodes are shameful though, foh 2.5mbit 1080p


Into the Badlands fights are genuinely so fun and well choreographed that i don’t even mind the Proper Noun Fantasy world that looks like an adult version of the Canadian kids show The Oddysey


it gives me immense pain to say that jordan peele’s “weird city” is not really as funny or conceptually sharp as…idiocracy

like just as a practical matter it can’t be as racist or classist as that but it’s just…it’s got nothing to say?

every episode has all the benefits and problems of sketch comedy but the sketches are all an entire half an hour long

there is so much talent behind and in front of the camera that i love and the concept of a goofy funny anthology show with worldbuilding is so good

it’s not smart enough or stupid enough

i really wish it landed better for me

god there are so many good 15 second gags though


weird city is treehouse of horror but too much


a sci fi anthology series where every segment is only 15 seconds would be extremely good


i probably would get more enjoyment out of a vine compilation where they all ended with the x-files theme being played over the black mirror logo


the tv show “black monday” is 100% indistinguishable from if funny or die or whoever was making a parody of 80s period pieces and i can’t tell if it’s on purpose