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By adding time travel and aliens to the mix, the Fxx series might breathe new life into romantic comedy – though realistic female characters would be even more groundbreaking
Last year was a bleak one for TV romcoms. Aside from the love stories that unfolded on New Girl and The Mindy Project (Mindy and Danny forever), A to Z and Manhattan Love Story got the axe only after a few episodes while Selfie was cancelled after only one season. This means networks either need to switch things up, or we viewers prefer dark, brooding dramas over Nora Ephron-inspired material.
As far as I’m concerned, it’s the former – which is exactly why Fxx’s new series, Man Seeking Woman, might actually work. Based on The Last Girlfriend on Earth, a collection of short stories by comic writer Simon Rich, the show follows Josh Greenberg (played by Jay Baruchel), who »
- Anne T Donahue
For as long as I've been writing about movies, I've always arrived at the final day of the year with an itch to point out the greatness of one scene -- a scene I feel is the best New Year's Eve movie scene of all time. And while there's always new ways to write about a scene, I felt the best way to go about it this year is to repost what I wrote after the great and wonderful Nora Ephron passed away in 2012. Hers is a voice that expressed feelings like no other, and this scene not only puts the finishing touches on a fantastic movie about the complexities of the male-female relationship, but it's also a wonderful moment to remember and cherish as we transition to a new year. First, the scene. Below you'll find my thoughts on it from June...
- Erik Davis
2 items from 2015
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