April 7, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee, OK, but Left Bigger Fish Unfried

One of my favorite country music songs is Brad Paisley’s Bigger Fish to Fry. Give it a listen if you care to. What does that have […]
April 6, 2017

Episode Review: Trial & Error Ponders: To Plea or Not to Plea

In the most recent pair of Trial & Error episodes, the show followed the same pattern as it did in the second week, where the earlier […]
April 3, 2017

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver Has Gone to Pot

Those of you who actually saw the most recent broadcast of Last Week Tonight, please be careful not to roll your eyes over the idiotic title […]
March 30, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee Puts the Bottom Rail on Top

In the March 29th edition of Full Frontal, host Samantha Bee subjected us to what your more erudite philosophers call the old switcheroo. In the typical […]
March 29, 2017

Episode Review: Trial & Error: A Couple of Bumps, but no Grind to Watch

Yesterday’s two-episode dose of the new NBC comedy, Trial & Error was, once again, hilarious and served to move the plot along (that is to say, complicate […]
March 24, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Like a Soft Pat of Butter, Samantha Bee is on a Roll

Last week, I had the pleasure of reporting that all three of Full Frontal’s segments were excellent—even the feeb segment that comes at the end. After […]
March 22, 2017

Trial & Error Episode Review: Trial & Error Leads us Further Down a Very Strange Path

Before I get into the nit and the grit of the most recent editions of this bizarre comedy, I must offer my apology for a slight […]
March 21, 2017

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver Gives Us the Word, From A to Z

That is to say, the show covered everything from A(ngela Merkel) to Z(ebras). It will all make perfect sense if you happened to catch the March […]
March 18, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee Goes Three for Three Again

Spoilage alert: the most recent edition of Full Frontal was excellent, from start to finish. I gave the matter considerable thought and found that I did […]
March 15, 2017

Trial and Error Episode Review: Series Premiere

Trial and Error Review: Neither a Trial to Watch nor an Error to Schedule I was interested to see how the NBC replacement show, Trial and […]
March 14, 2017

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver Discusses Things that Crash and Burn

The one obvious focus for that category is the many and variegated items an enterprise known as Samsung makes for our never-ending pleasure, depending on what […]
March 9, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee in March: Short of the Ides, but What About the Ideas?

As followers of Full Frontal surely know, the show that aired last night on March 8th was the first one in awhile, said while including the last […]
March 6, 2017

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver Renders Unto Caesar…and Not Caesar

Let me start this article with the second part and then circle around to the first, so that we can get this Caesar business out of […]
February 28, 2017

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver Takes on All Three Branches

That is to say, of the government. I’m sure all of you enlightened or, at the very least, wheelbarrow-trainable readers out there remember the lesson from […]
February 17, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee Breaks the Tape in the Three-Yard Dash

No, I am not trying to conjure up the picture of Full Frontal host Samantha Bee in a track suit or shooting herself up with steroids. […]
February 10, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee Hops Across the Pond

First, let’s have the spoilers: like last week’s show, the most recent edition of Full Frontal dealt directly or indirectly with Donald Trump. Please try to […]
February 3, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee and the Gift that Keeps on Giving

In the states that she lost, most people seem to have voted against Hillary Clinton, rather than for Donald Trump, whose credentials as an idiot-savant they […]
January 27, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee: Buy Her Some Peanuts and Crackerjacks

Do not be too confused by today’s title. Especially when you factor in that your narrator may be missing two shooters and a purple aggie. The […]
January 19, 2017

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee Does Marc Antony One Better

“I have come to bury Caesar, not to praise him,” Shakespeare had Roman Senator Marc Antony say in The Merry Wives of Windsor. I note that […]
December 21, 2016

Full Frontal Episode Review: Samantha Bee and the Enemy of Her Enemy

Oddly enough, none of the three segments in the most recent edition of Full Frontal dealt directly with the daughter-in-law-elect* (or the President-elect, for that matter). […]
December 13, 2016

Full Frontal Episode Review: Does Samantha Bee Need Another Breather?

Yes, I know that Full Frontal just came back from an extended rest last week, and did so with an OK show. Now though, it appears […]
December 7, 2016

Full Frontal Episode Review; Samantha Bee Retakes the Stage

Fully recovered from her Thanksgiving tryptophan bender (and expecting her viewers to be in a similar state), Full Frontal host Samantha Bee has resumed her spot […]
November 15, 2016

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver: One and Done

Please keep in mind, that when I say done, I do not mean to imply that the host of Last Week Tonight is headed off to […]
November 11, 2016

Full Frontal Episode Review: …And Samantha Bee After

As you might suppose, what with your steel-trap mind and uncanny flair for dee-ductive reasoning, this article represents the continuation of an earlier one about the […]
November 8, 2016

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: To Market, To Market, To Buy a Fat Scam

For those of you (all of you?) who may be scratching your heads in puzzlement or, possibly dry scalp, I took the title of my piece […]
November 1, 2016

Full Frontal Episode Review: The Bee Giveth and The Bee Taketh Away

The antecedent for the unspoken pronoun is entertainment. Maybe I am getting slap-happy from the unrelenting absurdity of the present campaign, but I found all three […]
November 1, 2016

Last Week Tonight Episode Review: John Oliver Takes Us to a Different School

A while back, I titled a review of a John Oliver show, “John Oliver Takes Us to School,” since the main topic was charter schools. I’m […]