The Mick

‘The Mick’ Drags Network Comedy to the ‘Sunny’ Side

In the world of scripted television, particularly the world of scripted television comedy, entropy is the norm. No matter how funny or inventive a show might get by its second or third or fourth season, the inevitable decline always seems to begin around the seventh: the premises start to repeat, the jokes get tired, the…

HBO's High Maintenance

HBO’s ‘High Maintenance’ Is Pretty Addictive

If you’re a Gen Yer who consciously resents being labeled a Millennial (because a “Millennial” is someone who is younger and/or needier than you), then you’ve probably encountered the popular web series High Maintenance. If you also lived in Brooklyn at any point between 2012 and 2015, then you definitely encountered this series’ polished, portrait-style…