“The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!

At first glance, the premise of both the American and the Israeli version of The Baker and The Beauty (which is not a reality show as I, based only on the title, originally thought) seems as likely to crumble as a stale croissant, but, as the show progresses, it reveals some deliciously laminated layers that … Continue reading “The Baker & The Beauty”: A Two For One Special!

“Upload”: The Bleak & Funny Look At The Afterlife You Didn’t Know You Needed

Don't let the soft edges, bright colors, well-timed jokes, and gentle romance fool you, the first season of Upload is a cynical and satirical look at a near-future class-based afterlife. And I mostly enjoyed the layers of  humor and bleak stories. Nothing—not even heaven—is quite as good as it as the advertisements make it look … Continue reading “Upload”: The Bleak & Funny Look At The Afterlife You Didn’t Know You Needed

Meh. You Could Do Worse Than Watching “Off the Menu” But You Could Also Do Better

One of my most enduring memories of Santino Fontana as Greg on Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is his funny and sad song "Settle For Me." In it he croons, "I know I'm only second place in this game, but, like two percent milk or seitan beef, I almost taste the same." And, even though in reality I … Continue reading Meh. You Could Do Worse Than Watching “Off the Menu” But You Could Also Do Better