Review: TBS’ ‘Wrecked’ is Like ‘Lost,’ Except Hilarious

A plane crashes on a remote island with no inhabitants, no buildings, no means of contact with the outside world. The survivors, mostly strangers, struggle to assemble the basics — food, water, shelter — and to answer the island’s important mysteries. Like: Who brought the suitcase full of sex toys? TBS’ new ensemble comedy Wrecked…

Zach Cregger as Owen on 'Wrecked'

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with ‘Wrecked’ Star Zach Cregger

A diverse group of strangers crash-lands on a remote desert island. It could be the premise for a top-rated, dead-serious supernatural mystery drama, as Lost proved not too long ago, or it could spin in a totally different, much funnier direction, as TBS’ new half-hour Wrecked, premiering Tuesday at 9pm ET on TBS, emphatically proves….

‘The Americans’ is the Best Show on Television

“It’s amazing what you get used to.” So says the Korean Mary Kay saleslady as she describes living with all of her ESL in-laws under one roof to her latest recruit, a bright-eyed and pretty (if a little awkward) woman she does not know is really the one doing the recruiting. It is not yet…

Recap Digest: ‘Better Call Saul’ 2.5, “Rebecca”

There has been an ongoing discussion among critics as the second season of Better Call Saul goes on about the incongruity of its two main stories: the misadventures in the frustratingly buttoned-down Arizona legal world of James McGill, Esq. and the slow entry of brokenhearted ex-cop Mike Ehrmentraut into the Arizona underworld. Absent Mike’s high-stakes…

Recap Digest: Better Call Saul 2.3, “Amarillo”

“What’d I miss? Anything blow up yet?” With most works of fiction, the narrative tension comes from not knowing what’s going to happen. The unique tension of Better Call Saul comes from knowing exactly what’s going to happen, just not when or how. If there had never been a Breaking Bad, if we did not…

Recap Digest: Better Call Saul 2.2, “Cobbler”

The symbolism of Kim’s gift to Jimmy in the week’s Better Call Saul – a “World’s Best Lawyer” travel cup, cheekily modified by Kim to read “World’s 2nd Best Lawyer” – was pretty hard to miss. Though it fit snugly in the cup holder of his trusty Suzuki Esteem, it does not quite fit in…

Recap Digest: Better Call Saul 2.1, “Switch”

Before I saw last night’s second-season premiere of Better Call Saul, I previewed the new season by asking five questions that I figured would be answered over the course of the season. Imagine my surprise when four of them were answered over the course of this first episode: Jimmy and Kim did get together, he…

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