On TV: What happened to all the reviews?


I got a new job at work. It’s fun. But it is taking up more time, so my shows are backlogged. I’ll catch up soon. Or I won’t and the blog will become something else. Until then, enjoy the Morning Mixtapes and Snapshots.

5-sentence review of ‘The Big Bang Theory: The Septum Deviation’


The Big Bang Theory” | Season 8, Episode 9: “The Septum Deviation”
| Date: Nov. 13, 2014

  1. I like “The Big Bang Theory” when Sheldon’s (Jim Parsons) quirks are revealed to be basically childish desires not to lose someone he loves or to be hurt.
  2. I don’t like show when it resorts to dull banter about people being married getting on one another’s nerves as it did this week with Howard (Simon Helberg) and Bernadette (Melissa Rauch).
  3. I’m starting to think less is more when it comes to Penny (Kaley Cuoco).
  4. I know less is more when it comes to Raj (Kunal Nayyar).
  5. But Amy (Mayim Bialik) is finally starting grow on me.

1-sentence review of ‘Black-ish: The Gift of Hunger’


Black-ish” | Season 1, Episode 7: “The Gift of Hunger” | Date: Nov. 12, 2014

  1. “Black-ish” is proof that not all child actors are created equal, but young Marsai Martin is perhaps the best of the lot in the role of exasperated, highly expressive and sharply funny 6-year-old Diane.