Fall TV Rewind: “Parenthood,” “Parks and Recreation” and “The Michael J. Fox Show”

Trophy Wife

If you’re hungry for my thoughts on the fall TV season as it currently stands, I’ve been contributing to The Rewind, a new weekly feature for The Eagle this semester. Each week, The Scene’s editors and contributors recap and review the most interesting TV episodes from the past week. My thoughts in summary: The Michael J. Fox Show isn’t growing much at all, Parenthood is stumbling in some storylines and thriving in others, and Parks and Recreation is as good and kind as ever.

Click through for links to all of my recent Fall TV reviews, and stay tuned for more Parenthood thoughts plus Trophy Wife and much more.

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The M&M Report, Episode 6: We’ve Got a Great Show, So Stick Around!

Mornin Miami

Here’s the link for Episode 6.

This week on The M&M Report, Devin Mitchell and I dug into the first three episodes of Saturday Night Live Season 39 (THIRTY-NINE!), musing on everything from the show’s diversity issues to its spot-on Weekend Update, great and not-so-great sketches and even a defense of Miley Cyrus! Along the way, Devin directed an epic rant at TV critic Ryan McGee, I professed my undying love for Cecily Strong and neither of us could distinguish between the six new cast members.

(SNL returns next Saturday night with host Edward Norton and Janelle Monae. Make sure to tune in the following week as well – Kerry Washington will host and Eminem will perform.)

We followed up our SNL talk with a check-in on the fall season. We offered praise to lots of shows with Wife in the title, Mark offered some reservations about this season of Parenthood, and we both agreed that 24 hours per day simply isn’t enough to catch up on all of the TV we want to watch.

Comments? Questions? Show ideas? Random thoughts on life? Comment and let us know! Enjoy this week’s show.

Click through for the time breakdown.

00:00 – 19:30 — Saturday Night Live
19:30 – 44:36 — Fall TV: The Good Wife, The Walking Dead, Sleepy Hollow, Trophy Wife, New Girl, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Parks and Recreation, Parenthood