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Parks and Recreation (TV Show)

  • Music

    December 19, 2013

    Run the World

    Beyoncé's second Toyota Center show of 2013 last week was a TKO.

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The Charlie Brown Christmas Music Is Still Awesome

    When my kids were young, I didn't force them to play T-ball or try dance class or even go to school regularly. One thing I insisted upon was them sitting with me at holiday time to watch the Peanuts specials I eagerly awaited each year as a boy. I know they found Charlie Brown's blockheadedness bor ... More >>

  • Film

    October 24, 2013
  • Film

    June 6, 2013

    Life Is a Sitcom in The Kings of Summer

    It's not a very special episode.

  • Dining

    May 2, 2013

    Hot to Trot

    Houston's 10 best spots for a first date.

  • Film

    August 16, 2012

    Celeste and Jesse Forever

    Rom-com too scattered to transcend its genre.

  • Film

    March 8, 2012

    Two Thirties and a Baby

    An unconventional parenting setup in a highly standard rom-com.

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2012

    The Happy Humor of the Harvard Sailing Team

    Before there was "Shit Girls Say," there was "Boys Will Be Girls." The funnier take on the concept from the Harvard Sailing Team made the Internet rounds in the spring of 2010 and forever popularized the phrase "Totes the best hun-cal fro-yo." Now, the sketch comedy group comprised of neither Harvar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2011

    Goodtime Moonshine: 8 Brands Of Musician-Backed Booze

    warmingglow.uproxx.comShirtless hillbillies, backyard stills, and Cletus from the Simpson = things we normally associate with moonshine.​Tuesday, representatives for Colt Ford announced the Georgia-born singer best known for 2010's Chicken and Biscuits would be the first country music star wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2010

    Loudon Wainwright III's Top Five Movie Roles

    ​Aside from being the dad of glam-folkie Rufus Wainwright and similarly talented sister Martha, Loudon Wainwright III is one of the most unsung singer-songwriters still strumming today. With his ex-wife, the late, great Kate McGarrigle, he was a part of a folk power-couple, and songs like "Ruf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    The Week in TV: Ellen Degeneres Realizes American Idol Sucks

    Rob Lowe will soon join the cast of Parks and Recreation.​The dog days are upon us, the networks are planning for fall, and there's always money in the banana stand. This was the week in TV Land: • The Television Critics Association summer press tour has been going on for the past few days ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2010

    The Week In TV: Emmy Nominations, Good and Bad

    ​The Cup is over, the king has moved, and I replaced the C in "circle" with the Z from "zucchini." This was the week in TV Land: • Nominations for the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards were announced last week, and befitting an industry built on low standards and an organization dedicated to filli ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: A Fond Farewell, For Now

    We'll miss you, Mark.​Last night was season-finale night for NBC's comedies, and each show's sendoff matched its overall vibe: Community was strong and mock-conventional; Parks and Recreation was hilarious and engaging; 30 Rock was bittersweet but solid, definitely showing its slight age; and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    The Week In TV: Just Let The Office Go With Dignity, Please

    ​The humidity is back, the TV season's almost over, and I need a non-gay way to ask you to go camping with me. This was the week in TV Land: • I saw Conan O'Brien in Austin on Friday. He took his Legally Prohibited From Being Funny on Television Tour through the state briefly, stopping in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: She's The Ark Of The Covenant!

    The role of a lifetime.​Sometimes TV shows are forced to interact with each other in crossovers or network-wide branding initiatives like NBC's Green Is Universal (itself parodied on 30 Rock). But sometimes a group of episodes just happen to be about the same thing, and those happy accidents h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: I Walked On Your Face!

    Buzz Aldrin is officially cooler than you are.​This is my third week blogging about NBC's Thursday comedies as a whole, and I'm really enjoying the experience of watching them as a block. Between my DVR, sites like Hulu, and a willingness to look around for other online videos whose legality I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: 93 Meetings In One Day

    He does bear a striking resemblance to Jane Krakowski.​Last night's comedy block on NBC was the best two hours of my week as far as TV's concerned. Sure, there weren't that many surprises as far as quality goes: Community and Parks and Recreation led the block and were the best of the night, f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    NBC's Thursday Night: Chicken Fingers and Self-Loathing

    ​I'm trying something different this week, thanks to a suggestion from my editor, who noticed that each successive episode of The Office was pushing me into a darker corner of the world inhabited only by hateful characters with no hope in sight. Rather than just blog about that show, I'm takin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2010

    The Week In TV: New Cable Shows Worth Watching

    ​I'm confused by the weather, recovered from South By Southwest, and forbidden from re-enacting Ghost. This was the week in TV Land: • I'm a week behind on HBO's The Pacific. This is my own fault; between this show and others, sometimes things get put on the back burner. The good news is t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    The Week In TV: Sharktopus!

    The return of Rousseau Claire!​I'm not sure what the medal count is, I'm definitely ready for spring, and I look good in an elegant ladies' pantsuit. This was the week in TV Land: • In 2006, I watched the final four episodes of Arrested Development as they aired on Fox opposite the opening ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2010

    The Week In TV: Hope for Haiti (and Coco)

    Move over failwhale: NBC ushers in the era of the failcock.​I'm loving the weather, thinking of overthrowing Comcast, and still humming "Free Bird." This was the week in TV Land: • So, I'm pretty sure we all watched Conan O'Brien's last episode as host of The Tonight Show. Nielsen ratings ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    The Week In TV: We're With Coco

    ​The weekend's gone, the sun is out, and the only marathon I did this weekend consisted of Whataburger taquitos. This was the week in TV Land: • So! Conan and Jay are probably not going to make buddy comedies together any time soon, or ever. The growing animosity between the two -- mainly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2009

    This Week In TV: Joss Whedon Is A Free Man

    It's been nice knowing you, Dollhouse. Now how about that Serenity sequel, Whedon?​It's way too cold outside, I can't believe I'm back at work, and I've already braved one after-Christmas sale. This was the week in TV Land: • I watched the finale of The Sing-Off. That's how little there was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    This Week In TV: Horrible, Horrible People

    I'm recovered from the snow, I'm trying to convince people that "Dick in a Box" qualifies as Christmas music, and I've got a hole in my heart from eating batteries. This was the week in TV Land: • 30 Rock was cute this week, though the bit about Frank turning into Liz was a little lifeless. But ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2009

    The Week In TV: Art of the Dushku

    We'll always have Bring It On...​I'm waiting for winter, I'm tired of Joseph Fiennes, and I can't stop raving about Wade Boggs' Carpet World. This was the week in TV Land: • I've been a little remiss in advising you to watch Parks and Recreation, which is my bad, as I heard a kid say the o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2009

    This Week In TV: Miracle Cures From Alien Civilizations

    The Yankees won, Doug Hoffman lost, and I'm thinking of joining a neighborhood dad garage band. This was the week in TV Land: • 30 Rock continues to be the quickest comedy on the air and the spiritual descendant of Arrested Development. This week's episode was stuffed with more meta-jokes than ev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2009

    The Week In TV: The World Series Ruins Everything

    Parks and Recreation, yet another reason to love NBC​The weather is cool, Halloween is in the air, and I just redesigned the Pontiac Aztec. This is the week in TV Land: • For being a weak network overall and the home to some truly awful medical dramas, NBC can bring the funny. This week it ... More >>

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