Reviewed! ‘Hemlock Grove,’ ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’

/ Jun 25, 2013


“Hemlock Grove” Sinks its Teeth In


Fortunately for me, the part of media pop culture that contains vampires, modern occult practices and all things dripping in blood has soared past my social front door. I went into “Hemlock Grove,” a Netflix Original renewed for a second season, a bit skeptical, if not full of dread. To my surprise, the show is a contrived, yet engaging mash-up of interfamily drama and teenage angst — with a touch of the bloody occult on top like a cherry riding high atop a guilty pleasure dessert. There’s no new ground here with a mix of familiar faces (Lili Taylor, Famke Janssen) and a host of relative newcomers who perform with an ample amount of restraint. Continue reading

Seinfeld Takes Back Seat in ‘Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee’ Season Two


At the debut of season two of this would-be bon mot to a life well lived, we find our hero, Jerry Seinfeld, still fascinated by gas-guzzling European cars and in continual search for fellow comics to share a cup of joe. As Jerry-Jerry Dingleberry (“Seinfeld,” Season 4, Episode 20) takes the often-funny, often-annoying Sarah Silverman for ride in a 1969 Jaguar and then an awkward breaking of bread and caffeine (the caffeine is left semi-intact) we learn two things: Seinfeld is a lousy interviewer and he is rather clumsy around women. But we knew that already. Continue reading...

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