Ghosted tempts fate by taking the focus off Craig Robinson and Adam Scott

For most of “The Premonition,” I struggled with a feeling new to my Ghosted reviewing experience: The sense that I wasn’t getting enough Adam Scott or Craig Robinson, for once. Say what you like about the previous iteration of the series, but it was an ever-reliable vehicle for the chemistry between its two stars,…

Batman and some flying monkeys briefly elevate a so-so Ghosted

In an effort to dive into the back half of Ghosted’s freshman season with at least a slight sense of positivity up top, I’ll say this for tonight’s outing: For a half-hour that wandered dangerously far into the potential nightmare territory of the dreaded Max & Annie Flirtation Zone, “Snatcher” wasn’t actually half…

Let’s start again: 12 resolutions for pop culture in 2018

It’s a New Year, and with it comes the opportunity for a fresh start—to take a hard and unflinching look at the areas in our lives that could stand to be improved, then to immediately give up on that and start thinking about how pop culture can better distract us from our problems. In what has become an annual…

A couple of Workaholics can't liven up a listless Ghosted

“Ghost Studz” commits a lot of little sins on its way to a mediocre finish line, but the worst has gotta be promising a capital-R Reckoning from Lennon Parham and then failing to deliver. Parham’s not the most high-profile guest star on tonight’s episode—that goes to Workaholics’ Blake Anderson and Anders Holm,…

Adam Scott sells the humanity behind Ghosted's take on the old "evil computer" plot

The characters of Ghosted are thinly sketched, mostly by design; elaborate backstories or character notes would get in the way of what the show does best: allowing Craig Robinson and Adam Scott to go riffing down whatever conversational holes or weird Matrix jokes catch their fancy. The show’s logline made a big deal…

Ghosted just keeps getting weirder, and thank god for that

So, hey, how great is Mo Collins? It’s not easy to be the obvious standout of an episode of TV that already features Craig Robinson, Adam Scott, and Amber Stevens West all firing at peak efficiency—especially when you’ve only got about a minute of screen time in which to do it—but damn if the former Joan Callamezzo…

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The whole team's locked down, but in sync, on Ghosted's best episode yet 

I’ve been excited for “Lockdown” ever since I saw its name lurking in the list of upcoming Ghosted episode titles. The show’s biggest problem so far has been the sketched-in nature of its world, and, specifically, the members and role of the Bureau Underground itself. What better way to flesh out those under-served…

Max and Leroy go walkin' in Memphis in a Ghosted that gets better as it goes

When I suggested last week that Ghosted could fix its A-story/B-story problems by segregating the Bureau Underground staff into their own little show, separate from the top-level antics of Adam Scott and Craig Robinson, I wasn’t expecting the series to take me quite so literally, quite so quickly. But that’s exactly…