Category Archives: Cougar Town

“Cougar Town” Review: “Mary Jane’s Last Dance”

I’m drinking a glass of wine as I write this, which feels appropriate. (It’s white wine, however. Don’t tell Ellie.) I haven’t written about “Cougar Town” since its fourth season, the last I covered extensively. I’ve enjoyed the last three seasons in fits and spurts, while also recognizing that comedies are hard to keep fresh […]

5 Questions And 500 Words: “Cougar Town”

Welcome to another installment of “5 Questions and 500 Words,” my approach to reviewing the crazy amount of shows that will be unspooling/returning over the course of the next few weeks. Given the glut of shows, and the glut of reviews that will be published for these shows, I’m keeping things short and sweet. This […]

“Cougar Town” Review: “Flirting With Time”

I’m not reviewing “Cougar Town” this week over at The A.V. Club because it’s “Second Opinions” time there. Basically, a whole buncha writers are swapping a whole buncha shows. I’ll still be covering “Spartacus” because I’m pretty sure I’m the only one over there that watches it, and I’m covering “House Of Cards” as per […]

Bill Lawrence on the art (and commerce) of modern TV storytelling

Back in November, in the wake of “Homeland”’s incredible episode “New Car Smell”, I interviewed several showrunners on the current climate of supersmart TV fans and how they were influencing modern TV storytelling. You can read that piece over at The Daily Beast, where Shawn Ryan (“The Shield”, “Terriers”, “Last Resort”), Steven DeKnight (“Spartacus”), and […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: “Cougar Town” co-creator Kevin Biegel talks about the show’s past, present, and future

Mo Ryan and I are back with our second podcast of the week. And it’s a good one: “Cougar Town” co-creator Kevin Biegel joins Mo Ryan and I for a nearly one-hour discussion about his reasons for stepping down along with Bill Lawrence as showrunners, what that means for the show’s future, and the show’s […]

“Cougar Town” Finale Review: A horse is a horse, of course, of course

I’ve been reviewing “Cougar Town” all year for The A.V. Club. I’ve been lax about linking those reviews here, but know you can read tonight’s review (and all previous reviews) here. Pound some grape and enjoy!

The Five Funniest Moments on Television This Year

Look, when a challenge is thrown down my way, I have to accept it. Those are just the rules. So after I tweeted tonight that I’d seen one of the five funniest things on television this year tonight, “Cougar Town” creator Bill Lawrence demanded to see the full list. And far be it for me […]

Ten Reasons You Need To Watch This Week’s “Cougar Town”

Every week over at The A.V. Club, I review “Cougar Town.” And while that’s all fine and dandy, this week’s episode “A One Story Town” is something special. It’s the best episode of the season, and one of my favorite episodes in the show’s history. So, in honor of that, I want to give you […]

“Talking TV with Ryan and Ryan”: A Short Walk to Cougar Park

Mo Ryan and I are back, with four shows in this week’s edition. We talk about an upcoming HBO premiere, two shows that recently returned, and take a look at one of television’s strongest comedies. Time stamps: Life’s Too Short: 0:00 – 15:15 The Walking Dead: 15:15 – 30:18 Cougar Town: 30:18 – 47:18 Parks […]

Interview: Brian van Holt and Ian Gomez talk “Cougar Town”

On Friday, February 10th, the “Cougar Town” viewing party grassroots campaign stopped off in Boston. I had the pleasure and honor of hosting the event, attending by over 200 loyal fans of the show. One of the show’s writers, Mary Fitzgerald, herself born and raised in Dorchester, flew out to attend the party, along with […]