Tag Archives: Gillian Vigman

“I Have Russian Nesting Doll…”

[Contains “Giggle Dirt” and SPOILERS!!!] The fifth season of New Girl (2016) had the potential to be the show’s strongest to date, with the Schmidt-and-Cece-Wedding arc providing a solid structural spine and a fertile new source of stories and jokes… … Continue reading

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“Buddies Are Not Your Friends”

[Contains comforting kangaroos and SPOILERS!!!] The first time I saw the Suburgatory pilot (2011) on TV, I found it quite hard to warm to. For one thing, the premise of a single father uprooting his teenage daughter from Manhattan to … Continue reading

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Space Goblins & Earth Girls

By a wacky coincidence, there were two kiddy-centric “alien encounter” movies on TV last weekend… First up was E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982), Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning classic, starring Henry Thomas as a lonely boy named ‘Elliot’, who befriends a waddling, yelping … Continue reading

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Merry Kristin-mas!

[Contains camel-spit-soaked SPOILERS!] My TV guide described Deck the Halls (2006) as a “family comedy”, starring Danny DeVito and Matthew Broderick as “neighbours trying to outdo each other in festooning their houses with festive decorations and lights.” Anyone who’s actually … Continue reading

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“Adorkable” (adj.)

I was introduced to this portmanteau via an AV Club article about Zooey “Zoey” Deschanel’s upcoming sitcom, New Girl, which will premiere on Fox on September 20th. Deschanel stars as ‘Jess Day’, a twenty-something woman who has to find a … Continue reading

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