Tag: Michael Sarko

Popular Culture, Television

Shameless Nostalgia: Rise of the Celebrity Chef

Food Network changed the way we're entertained by food and those who cook it....

Film

Questionable Entertainments: Why “Prometheus” Is Still Fun

The most fascinating thing about this movie is how eager everyone is to make fun of its failings....

White noise

Music, Popdose Roundtable

How Tech Has Changed the Way We Listen: Ownership

The increased portability of music is, in the end, all about a shift in power....

Music, Popdose Roundtable

How Tech Has Changed the Way We Listen: Vinyl Heart

Vinyl is the beginning. Sure, wax cylinders came before, but the true concept of the album is a vinyl joint....

simtower

Video Games

Shameless Nostalgia: “SimTower”

Video games are signs and symbols of information technology as a whole...

Music

Shameless Nostalgia: When Rock Was Dead

To come of age in a time when few young people actually cared about rock was thrilling....

Film, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Movies Ruined by Their Own Marketing

Flops you can blame on the jerks in marketing...

Music

Questionable Entertainments: Lisa Gail Allred, “3 Second Rule”

God help me, I still freaking hate pop country music....

Music

Questionable Entertainments: Learning From Tween Star Miss L

Miss L, heir apparent to the Rebecca Black throne....

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “The Office” in Florida, Part Six — Get the Girl

Two relatively interesting things happened on NBC this week. The Office finally closed out its Florida arc by dragging most of the...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “The Office” in Florida, Part Five — Last Day

I may step on some critics’ toes for this statement, but I believe film will always be at least a little more respectable than...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “The Office” in Florida, Part Four — Test the Store

In the climactic scene of this week’s intriguing but ultimately problematic episode of The Office, the show provided an apt metaphor...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “The Office” in Florida, Part Three — After Hours

Last week I griped about two early problems with The Office‘s Florida plot arc. I worried that, by dividing the action over so many...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “The Office” in Florida, Part Two — Tallahassee

As The Office enters the meat of its bold vacation to Florida in a clear bid to rejuvenate its wayward eighth season, the energy is...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “The Office” in Florida, Part One

The American adaptation of The Office is, in its own way, the most consistently interesting show on stateside television. It’s a...

Consumerism, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: A Violent, Terrifying Interview With the GEICO Gecko

A dark, unexpected experience with a nationally recognized mascot....

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “Luck”

A review of the debut of HBO's new drama, Luck....

Current Events, Internet

The Internet: SOPA and PIPA Aren’t Going Away (and Neither Are Their Opponents)

The bills have been shelved, but is that the end?...

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “¡Rob!”

On its face, CBS’s new sitcom ¡Rob! doesn’t have a terrible premise. Executed properly, it could actually be pretty...

Blu-ray Reviews, Film

Blu-ray Review: “The Scorpion King 3”

Why does a movie like The Scorpion King 3: Battle for Redemption exist? Film criticism as a pursuit, even a career, can become skewed...

Film

Popdose Rulebook: Three Is the Magic Comedy Number

Why 3 is almost always funnier than 2....

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: “House of Lies”

A review of Showtime's new original series starring Don Cheadle....

Television, TV Reviews

TV Review: A Loving Farewell to “Bored to Death”

Why we'll miss this supremely strange casualty of the HBO lineup...

Film

The (Not at All Ironic) Case For… “Love Actually”

Right off the bat, I’ll admit that I’m not a Christmas person. This season full of earwig songs, clashing colors and...

Television

The (Caveat-Laden) Case For… “Glee”

Why "Glee" is a good show...despite being a bad show....