Popdose Conceptual Theater: Archer

I have distinctly mixed feelings about the Adult Swim-ization of TV comedy. Not quite a genre, less than a movement, born of Cartoon Network’s late-night bloc but now found in animation and live action and animated shows across networks, ...

DVD Review: Mystery Science Theater 3000 — 25th Anniversary Edition

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It hardly seems possible, but it’s been 25 years since a quirky comedian named Joel Hodgson unleashed Mystery Science Theater 3000 on an unsuspecting Minnesota public. To commemorate the show’s 25th anniversary, Shout! Factory has issued the latest ...

Top 15 Most Quotable Movies Ever

There are many ways for a movie to worm its way into our collective consciousness. It can dazzle us with mind-blowing special effects, introduce us to unforgettable characters, or move us with great stories. Or it can just be chock full of ...

Top 8 Nickelodeon Shows of the 1980s

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For adults of my age range who had access to basic cable in the 1980s, the most important channel in the universe was — sorry MTV fans — Nickelodeon. From meager beginnings as The Pinwheel Network, ...

The Popdose Interview: Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer

It’s hard to think of two more beloved figures in the world of animation right now than Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer. For ten years the duo have written and produced four seasons of one of the most popular original shows on ...

TV on Blu-ray: “Veep: The Complete First Season”

Armando Iannucci, the creator of the famed BBC comedy The Thick of It, and its theatrical spin-off, In the Loop, watched as his series was adapted for an American pilot by ABC, and ultimately not picked up. The failure to adapt ...

Top 10 Venture Bros. Episodes

It’s not often I get genuinely excited over the return of a TV show anymore, but there is one notable exception. On June 2, one of the best television series currently in production — The Venture Bros. — returns to Cartoon ...

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Championship)

If there’s one thing we at Popdose love more than 1980s sitcoms it’s March Madness. Actually that’s not true at all, but we do love ’80s sitcoms. Some of them at any rate. But since America seems to love tournaments in bracket ...

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Final Four)

If there’s one thing we at Popdose love more than 1980s sitcoms it’s March Madness. Actually that’s not true at all, but we do love ’80s sitcoms. Some of them at any rate. But since America seems to love tournaments in bracket ...

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Elite Eight)

If there’s one thing we at Popdose love more than 1980s sitcoms it’s March Madness. Actually that’s not true at all, but we do love ’80s sitcoms. Some of them at any rate. But since America seems to love tournaments in bracket ...

Popdose Presents: ’80s Sitcom March Madness (Sweet Sixteen)

If there’s one thing we at Popdose love more than 1980s sitcoms it’s March Madness. Actually that’s not true at all, but we do love ’80s sitcoms. Some of them at any rate. But since America seems to love tournaments in bracket ...

7 Movie Franchises With Way Too Many Sequels

Now that Disney owns George Lucas’s Star Wars franchise, we already know that Episode VII is a done deal and that VIII and IX are coming unless something unexpected happens. It’s also quite likely that before long the series will see ...

DVD Review: “Steve Martin: The Television Stuff”

The target audience for the new Steve Martin box set will remember a time when “on-demand” meant tuning into a television program at the scheduled time, or buying tickets to go see a particular event.

As the internet talking heads ...

Mindy Kaling, Rachel Dratch in print: Funny in a good sense

We pop-culture watchers have an annoying habit of letting ourselves believe women have it better in the entertainment biz than they actually do.

Lilith Fair? Great! Now all the doors are open for women! Well, they were, for a couple of years. ...

TV Review: ¡Rob!: Pilot

On its face, CBS’s new sitcom ¡Rob! doesn’t have a terrible premise. Executed properly, it could actually be pretty endearing. It’s the story of an American man who unwittingly marries into a big, Mexican family and gives it his all to ...

3 is The Magic Comedy Number

We’re living in a pretty good era for comedy, all things considered. Yesterday’s promising talents (Patton Oswalt, Louis C.K., Zach Galifianakis, Sarah Silverman, among others) have matured into reliable, long-term players who, all told, are in more good movies and ...

TV on DVD Review: “MAD” and “The Looney Tunes Show”

I’m not breaking any new ground by telling you our world’s pop-cultural landscape is liberally littered with remakes, reboots and other works that pay homage to the past. It’s one thing to feel that way about programming for adults, but what ...

Film Review: “Jennifer’s Body”

To Hollywood’s credit, there’ve been a lot of female-focused thriller/horror films coming out lately. It’s almost as if production studios in La-La Land have suddenly realized there’s a feminine demographic they could cater to/exploit. Unfortunately for the ladies, studios still think that ...

Film Review: “Funny People”

Funny People, the latest film by writer/director Judd Apatow (Knocked Up, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) has been advertised as being a comedy, when in fact it is more of a dramedy, which ...

Dw. Dunphy On… “Oooo, But It’s Good”

Jack Sheldon is many things, from a world-class jazz trumpeter to the musical director/bandleader of the old Merv Griffin talk show to a Bill on Capitol Hill. He’s also known for his bizarre sense of humor, a side of his personality ...

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