Naughty Shows and Nice Shows
You’re the Worst makes us laugh by exploring how far terrible characters can push social boundaries. But it also illuminates some big ideas about comedy that stretch back to the Restoration, Chaucer, and Commedia dell’arte.
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Episode 257: Arrested Development: A New Start
The Overthinkers tackle the fourth season of Arrested Development.
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The Economics of Niche Programming
There’s a reason Firefly got canceled.
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What we (constantly) talk about when we (constantly) talk about Arrested Development
To those who would say “Let it go” — You can have my obsession with this show when you pry it out of my cold, dead hands.
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Tell Don’t Show: Glee and the Epic Voice
What Glee has in common with the Illiad. You know, *other* than the sublimated adult-teenager homoerotic relationship.
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Overthinking The Fall 2009 TV Lineup: Community
Community may be the new show that I was most interested in. Glee is the one I was most excited about, but I pretty much knew Glee would be awesome. I hoped Community would be awesome, but I had my … Continued
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Nice to Meet You Part 1, or: How Rome Ruined Me for Marriag–I mean Television
[We are delighted to welcome our newest writer, Shana Mlawski, to the blog. As new media moguls, we decided to abuse our awesome power to haze the new girl (mmm…girls…me rikey!) and, in so doing make her introduce herself to … Continued
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Oscar Week: Honest To Blog
It’s Oscar® week, and we here at Overthinking It are celebrating with more six word summaries, this time of the Best Picture nominees. We start today with Juno. Stokes Cera and Bateman together again? Awesome! Sheely Teen Pregnancy? I like … Continued
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