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Author: Jonathan Deesing

“Last Man on Earth” – More Omega Bland Than Omega Man

  I was cautiously excited for FOX’s new series “The Last Man on Earth,” starring Will Forte as Phil Miller. I’m a sucker for anything post-apocalypse and I’ve enjoyed just about everything Forte has starred in. But after binge watching the first ten episodes on Hulu, I was more than disappointed. It’s not that the show lacks humor – in fact many of the gags are sort of enjoyable. The problem with “Last Man” is that in ten episodes the show has only told one joke, and it’s just not very funny. More than anything, the show is a...

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“Brooklyn Nine-Nine” is Damn Funny

  From the outset, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” had a lot working against it. Entering the oversaturated and overdone cop genre as a comedy raised more than a few eyebrows. Some questioned whether or not the tone could remain comedic in such a serious setting. Others wondered if producer and star Andy Samberg would succeed as an “SNL” alum, where so many before him have failed – for every Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, there are a dozen Rachel Dratchs and Darrell Hammonds. And to top it all off, the show debuted on FOX, a network known for rolling out and...

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