Comedy

‘Curb Your Enthusiasm’ Is Back. Are You Happy Now?

September 22, 2017 Ryan Berenz 0

If you bug him long enough, you can get Larry David to do anything — even a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm. “I don’t really miss things, people that much. But I was missing it, and I was missing these idiots,” David says, referring to his costars. “So I thought, ‘Yeah, what the hell?’ And I got tired of people asking me, ‘Is the show coming back?’ I couldn’t face that question anymore, and I wasn’t ready to say, ‘No, never.’ And I kept saying, ‘Oh, you know, maybe. Who knows?’ So I thought, ‘Yeah, I won’t have to […]

Magazine Archive

Catching Crooks? There’s an App for That in CBS’ ‘Wisdom of the Crowd’

September 21, 2017 Ryan Berenz 0

We’ve grown accustomed to crowdsourcing information like restaurant recommendations, movie reviews and real-time traffic tips, but could we someday use crowdsourcing to catch criminals? That’s the general premise of the new CBS techno-drama series Wisdom of the Crowd (Sundays beginning Oct. 1 at 8:30pm ET/PT). Jeremy Piven (Entourage) plays Silicon Valley entrepreneur Jeffrey Tanner, who creates an app, Sophe, that mines publicly shared information that he believes will help find his daughter’s murderer. Tanner’s app revolutionizes detective work, but the new technology opens a Pandora’s box of problems. We may have to deal with those problems in the real world […]

Comedy

A Young Rapper Runs the Town in ABC’s Uplifting ‘The Mayor’

September 15, 2017 Ryan Berenz 0

As recent history demonstrates, qualifications are way overrated when it comes to winning an election. In ABC’s The Mayor (premiering Oct. 3 at 9:30pm ET/PT), young aspiring rapper Courtney (Brandon Micheal Hall) sees running for mayor of his fictional San Francisco Bay Area town as the perfect publicity stunt to boost his music career. To his shock, Courtney wins the election and has to figure out how to handle the weight of the office’s responsibilities. Fortunately, he has help from his mom (Community’s Yvette Nicole Brown), his adviser (Glee’s Lea Michele), and his high-school buddies T.K. (Marcel Spears) and Jermaine […]

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