Tag: Josh Gad

LAZLO’S CLICKER: DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF LAUGHTER

War overseas, protests in the streets, is it any wonder that sitcoms have started to take on a decidedly edgy tone.  While the traditional sitcom remains the preferred format, there are an increasing number of comedies which skirt the edge between laughter and a much darker motif. Happyish Showtime’s Happyish can boast that it’s the only show on television that will simultaneously remind you of Mad Men and Louie and still defy some sort of description. Focusing on advertising man Thom Payne (Steve Coogan) and his stay at home/losing her mind wife Lee (Kathryn Hahn), Happyish features numerous cameos...

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Lazlo’s Clicker: The Carrie Diaries, The Following, 1600 Penn

HIGHLIGHTS I suspect that reaction to The Carrie Diaries, The CW’s Sex And The City prequel based on Candace Bushnell’s book, mirrors my own experience.  I wasn’t a big SATC fan.  I watched episodes here and there, but didn’t follow the show regularly.  I love The Carrie Diaries.  My girlfriend LOVED SATC.  It may have been her favorite show ever.  She’s annoyed beyond words with The Carrie Diaries because the main character, Carrie Bradshaw’s personal history has been dramatically revamped for the prequel, and because the show has that overall CW teen feel to it.  In other words, Sex...

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