The Simpsons Season 2 Review “Fabulous Faker Boys”

The 24th season of The Simpsons is nearing its close, with only a few episodes left to air, and unfortunately, "Fabulous Faker Boys" does not portend good things. It's an incredibly flat episode, which...
Modern Family Season 4 Episode 22 My Hero (13)

Modern Family Season 4 Review “My Hero”

A lot could have gone wrong with "My Hero." Modern Family isn't always the most graceful show when it comes to extravagantly goofy premises, and so gathering the whole family at a roller rink for almost...

American Dad Season 8 Review “Lost in Space”

If you've been watching American Dad for this long, you should know by now that it's a show that is never afraid to experiment. "Lost In Space" has an introduction from Hayley and a later cameo...

The Simpsons Season 24 Review “Whiskey Business”

Man, you guys, was "Whiskey Business" a real downer episode of The Simpsons, and not only because it was premised around trying to stop a man from committing suicide. It was also just plain unfunny....
Modern Family Season 4 Episode 21 Career Day (18)

Modern Family Season 4 Review “Career Day”

As made clear by the title, "Career Day," this week's Modern Family trades heavily in standard family sitcom plots. Of course, that's what the show almost always does, so it's no marks against it; it's all...

The Simpsons Season 24 Review “Pulpit Friction”

Is "Pulpit Friction" the first time a couch gag has led directly into the plot of an episode on The Simpsons? I don't have an encyclopedic knowledge of the series, but it certainly feels unique. And the...

American Dad Season 8 Review “The Boring Identity”

Was it just me, or did this week's American Dad, "The Boring Identity," feel somehow even more juvenile than usual? It was premised, essentially, on laughing at the concept of a "sensitive" man, and went...

American Dad Season 8 Review “The Missing Kink”

Seth MacFarlane's shows have a tendency to divulge in the occasional musical number, and usually, it works to the show's success: take American Dad's boy band spoof from earlier this season, as one...