“A Festivus for the rest of us”: 23 holiday TV episodes to watch online

It’s December, so it’s time to dust off those Christmas movies, those Christmas movies that aren’t really Christmas movies, or whatever side of that wall you think Die Hard falls on. But what if you’re in a holiday mood but not up for the whole two-hour jaunt to Bedford Falls? Or want something classic and familiar,…

Time with Friends From College is a faint reflection of glory days

At least Friends From College has this down pat: The “gang’s all here” regression that occurs when any circle of old friends, close relatives, or old friends treated like close relatives reunites—and the alienating affect that can have on people from outside the circle. Old jokes are rehashed, old grudges dredged up,…

#EmptyCupAwards keeps tabs on TV’s blatantly unrealistic coffee-cup depictions

Because coffee consumption is an everyday habit of real human beings, it’s an every-episode habit of many TV characters as well. But coffee is a troublesome prop in a number of ways. A spilled cup might ruin a prop or costume or even scald an actor. So TV shows largely opt to have their characters pretend to drink…

5 episodes that show why we’re still mourning Happy Endings

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: Happy Endings, which started streaming on Hulu this month.

A Horror-Western, sturdy dishware, and a new look at Happy Endings

Marathoning Happy Endings three years after its cancellation is like running into your old college buddy: No matter how long it’s been, you’ll quickly find your rhythm, recalling inside jokes and remembering why you clicked in the first place. Since hitting Hulu at the start of 2016 (It may finally be The Year Of…

Sorry, but that Happy Endings countdown clock was an April Fools’ joke

If you’re a die-hard Happy Endings fan already in a foul mood because your cubicle-mates decided that it would be hilarious to put mayonnaise in your doughnuts and an air horn under your desk for April Fools’, it’s probably best that you click away right now. You could read a TV recap, perhaps, or watch a video in our…