Read This: Friends’ Janice speaks, but not aloud, fortunately

In the pantheon of endearingly irritating sitcom characters, one name that ranks among the greats is Janice Litman, the nasal, narcissistic New Yorker who served as an occasional love interest for Matthew Perry’s quippy Chandler Bing (and David Schwimmer’s sad sack Ross Geller, briefly) on NBC’s Friends. Though never…

Who knew the sounds of Miami Connection paired so well with Friends?

If Ross were a katana-wielding rock star, or if Phoebe had gone up against a bunch of coke-slinging ninjas, then Friends definitely would have been “Must See TV.” At least, that’s the impression that’s made by this mashup by Bo Swidersky, which takes a song from so-bad-it’s-great masterpiece Miami Connection and puts…

It’s getting harder to care about the characters on Feed The Beast

When we find ourselves rooting for deeply flawed protagonists, it’s usually because they’re charismatic and good at what they do, even if what they do is very bad. A Tony Soprano or Al Swearengen or Don Draper who bungles the simplest of tasks isn’t likely to hold our interest or sympathy for long. In Tommy Moran and…

AMC’s Feed The Beast wants to be fine dining, but it’s closer to junk food

Kitchens have stoves, stoves that produce heat, often from a gas flame. Inasmuch as someone is unable to abide the heat in said kitchen (due to the aforementioned stoves), that person should promptly remove themselves. That’s the main takeaway from AMC’s new drama, Feed The Beast, which gussies up clichés and dramatic…

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FX’s The People Vs. O.J. Simpson successfully acquits Ryan Murphy

If asked to imagine a group of talented directors, writers, and actors best equipped to retell the story of O.J. Simpson and his trial of the century—a dream team, if you will—most people wouldn’t immediately draft Ryan Murphy as the steward. Murphy has earned a stubborn reputation as television’s most accomplished…

Could you be any more excited to watch these 5 episodes of Friends?

In 5 To Watch, five writers from The A.V. Club look at the latest streaming TV arrivals, each making the case for a favored episode. The reasons for their picks might differ, but they can all agree that each episode is a must-watch. In this installment: Friends, which made its Netflix debut January 1.