‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ Boils Down the Justice System in a Moving Bottle Episode
Genie in a Bottle is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “Man, this guy is a good murderer!” “There’s got to be some way to break him.” B... [Read More]
‘Community’s Ghosts of Christmas
A Christian, Jew, pseudo-Scientologist, agnostic, atheist, Jehovah’s Witness, and a Muslim all enroll at a dysfunctional community college. How do they celebrate the holidays? No, this isn’t the setup to a particularly long-winded joke about religion or a public school Board of Education... [Read More]
Here’s the Trailer for the Fifth and Final Season of Showtime’s ‘Episodes’
Showtime just released the trailer for season 5 of Episodes. Renewed back in 2015, the Matt LeBlanc-starring series returns for a seven-episode fifth season next month, which will also mark the show’s final season.  “We have had the best time making this show,” serie... [Read More]
Season 5 of Showtime’s ‘Episodes’ Will Be Its Last
Matt LeBlanc’s Showtime comedy Episodes won’t be returning for a sixth season. According to TV Line, the network has canceled the series ahead of its seven-episode fifth season, which is set to begin production next week and premiere sometime in 2017. “We have had the best time mak... [Read More]
Tackling Mental Illness, ‘You’re the Worst’ Cuts Deep
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “Hakuna Matata.” Stephen Falk’s sleeper hit, You’re the Worst, has been b... [Read More]
‘Peep Show’ Is Forced to Get Too Familiar With Itself in its Late Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined. “We’re in the nether zone. Time moves differently in the nether zone.” When th... [Read More]
The Very Strange ‘Duckman’ Got Even Stranger in its Nihilistic Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “It means a lot to hear you drunkenly slur that. I never just wanted to kill you. I wanted ... [Read More]
‘South Park’s “Cat Orgy” Is a Telling Character Study in the Form of a Bottle Episode
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “They mostly come at night. Mostly.” It should come as no surprise that a show that h... [Read More]
‘Veep’ Mixes Claustrophobia with the Law in Their Regimented Bottle Episode, “Testimony”
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “Do you solemnly swear that the testimony that you’re about to give is the truth, the... [Read More]
In “The Girlfriend,” the ‘Friday Night Dinner’ Crew Traumatize an Outsider
‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed to save money) from a comedy series is examined “He just really likes kids…” You know you’re in good hands with Robert P... [Read More]