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Daniel Kurland

  1. Viewing the ‘Review’ that Inspired ‘Review’Andy Daly’s near-perfect second season of Review just wrapped up, and while the show’s freshman year was a terribly smart, wonderfully unique […]
  2. ‘Veep’ Mixes Claustrophobia with the Law in Their Regimented Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  3. In the Nine-Nine with Stephanie BeatrizBrooklyn Nine-Nine’s third season began this Sunday with it poised to potentially contain the most change that the show has seen in some time, […]
  4. In ‘The Girlfriend,’ the ‘Friday Night Dinner’ Crew Traumatize an Outsider‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  5. Hank is Haunted by Ghosts of Girlfriends Present in ‘Californication’s […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  6. Scott Gairdner Welcomes You to ‘Moonbeam City’Tomorrow night on Comedy Central, as South Park’s end credits fade out, one of the most foolish things you could do is not watch what comes on […]
  7. Inside ‘Broad City’s Hurricane-Fueled Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  8. ‘Comedy Bang! Bang!’ Shoots for the Stars with This Season’s Ambitious […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  9. ‘Scrubs’ Meditates on Death in the Somber ‘My Last Words’‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  10. ‘New Girl’ Mixes Emotion With Meth to Make Comedy in Their Real-Time […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  11. ‘Miranda’s Bottle Episode is a Rambling, Neurotic Game of Ping Pong‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  12. ‘Frasier’ Explored What It Means to Be Happy in its Real-Time Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  13. The Quiet Majesty of ‘Inside No. 9’s Silent Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  14. Inside ‘I Dream of Jeannie’s Strange Bottle Episode/Clip Show/Series […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  15. Forcing Proximity and Finding Footing in ‘Sealab 2021’s Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  16. How ‘Seinfeld’ Truly Embraced Nothingness in ‘The Chinese Restaurant’‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  17. Looking at the Magic in the Mundane in ‘Bewitched’s First Season Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  18. The Outsider Cynicism of ‘Black Books’ Non-Party Party Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  19. Settling In With ‘Married With Children’s High-Concept, Low-Stakes Bottle […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  20. When ‘Cheers’ Left the Bar for a Wedding Chapel‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  21. A Closer Look at the Increasingly Crazy End Tags From ‘Community’s Latest […]Not everyone is rushing to change the channel at the end of a show. People don’t always want their station to hurriedly flip over to the […]
  22. The Beauty of Workplace Proximity and True Friendship in ‘Parks and Rec’s […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  23. Finding Acceptance and Honesty in ‘Community’s D&D-Centered Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  24. ‘Frisky Dingo’s Equalizing Bottle Episode Proves That Laughter is the Best […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  25. The In-Your-Face Friendship of ‘Power Violence’We like watching friends be funny together. We want to feel like we’re apart of that group of friends. That we’re in they’re clique, too, and […]
  26. Unlocking the Hitchcockian Claustrophobia of ‘Psychoville’s Single-Take […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  27. Psychoanalyzing ‘It’s Always Sunny’s Dysfunction Through Its Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  28. How ‘Family Guy’s Counter-Intuitive Bottle Episode Completely Defied […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  29. ‘All In the Family’ Sums Itself Up in a Storeroom‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  30. Understanding the Hushed Beauty of Ben Jones’ Duck Stoner Series, ‘Stone […]Ben Jones has been quietly killing it under your noses all year. His animated series, Stone Quackers, was the newest program to hit FXX’s ADHD […]
  31. When ‘How I Met Your Mother’ Got Ambitious with Form‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  32. The Frasier and Niles Relationship Gets Crystalized in a Real-Time Dinner […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  33. ‘Inside No. 9’ Takes the Bottle Episode to Claustrophobic New Heights‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  34. ‘Sealab 2021’s Super Stripped-Down Bottle Episode Is a Masterclass in […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  35. The One Where ‘Friends’ First Attempted a Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  36. How ‘Seinfeld’ Boiled Down the Human Condition to its Essence in a Parking […]‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  37. ‘Fish in the Dark’ is ‘Seinfeld’ on Stage and Vintage Larry DavidThere’s a moment in Fish in the Dark where Larry responds to a question about how grabbing a breast was and he answers with, “Pretty good. […]
  38. How ‘Mad About You’ Made One of the Boldest Bottle Episodes Ever‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  39. Inside ‘Community’s Meta Knockout of a Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often designed […]
  40. How ‘Archer’ Tackled its Recent Bottle Episode‘Genie in a Bottle’ is a new recurring feature where each week a different bottle episode (an episode set entirely in one location, often […]
  41. None of the Best Comedies on TV Would Exist Without ‘King of the Hill’‘King of the Hill’ helped shaped the next breed of writers that you see composing the sharpest comedies on TV right now.
  42. NBC’s Journey and Ultimate Failure to Find the Next ‘Friends’For the past few years it’s been nearly impossible to flip through the channels without stumbling upon a number of the Friends clones that have […]
  43. ‘The Heart, She Holler’ and PFFR’s Insane Trilogy of IgnoranceThe production company PFFR, headlined by the infinitely unconventional Vernon Chatman, John Lee, and Alison Levy, have produced some of the […]
  44. Making Sense of Serializing ‘South Park’South Park has made a name for itself by breaking boundaries and pushing the envelope, with their incredibly streamlined production schedule […]
  45. Bearing Down on ‘Community’s Triumphant, Challenging Fifth Season Community’s return this year was one of the most anticipated comedy events of the season. The theme of redemption (always a deep part of the […]
  46. Looking at ‘Rick and Morty’s Meticulously-Crafted First SeasonThe inaugural season of Dan Harmon and Justin Roiland’s runaway Cronenbergian monster of a hit, Rick and Morty, wrapped last night, ending a […]
  47. ‘Apocalypse Now’-ish: Exploring and Understanding ‘Eagleheart’s Ambitious […] Where would Jaws be without its malfunctioning mecha-shark? Or Apocalypse Now and its malfunctioning mecha-Brando? The unintentional […]