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LaToya Ferguson
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Contributor, The A.V. Club. Despite her mother's wishes, LaToya Ferguson is a writer living in Los Angeles. If you want to talk The WB's image campaigns circa 1999-2003, LaToya's your girl.
Mar 2
2

So much of this show made more sense once I read that it was supposed to be a 30 Rock spinoff. Like, I didn’t really buy a Tina Fey show set in LA but it made sense when you realized it was supposed to be Jack Donaghy as Mayor of NYC but Baldwin pulled out and Danson didn’t want to move to New York so they just set Read more

Feb 6
4

When I detected where this episode was going, I was a little afraid the show would veer into “oh you millennials and zoomers” hacky stuff that Tina Fey has done before (some cringe worthy kimmy schmidt moments), but I was pleasantly surprised that it was smarter than that and that the actors seemed to finally find Read more

Feb 5
10

I’ve liked the show a lot. Last night I said to my wife ‘LaToya Ferguson is really going to like this episode’ Then I had to explain who you were. Read more

Feb 5
5

Agreed on the family sitcom vs. workplace sitcom dynamic. The past two episodes (this one and “Dodger Day”) really shined just focusing on the workplace. Read more

Jan 15
2

I actually liked the Mikaela storyline the best. I’m used to seeing Vella Lovell as the too cool to care Heather that it’s funny seeing her want to impress Neil’s daughter and freaking out. I thought the A storyline didn’t have as many funny jokes besides Arpi’s introduction to the town hall and Brenner calling Read more

Jan 15
7

Maybe I’ve watched 30 Rock so many times so I’m starved for more of the same, but I’ve really enjoyed these three episodes. 

Dec 10
2

Looks like more like rural BC than actual Vancouver (where I am) to me.

Dec 9
5

Legarski jumping from “my wife stayed out late” to “i’ll hammer her head in” seems like a leap too far, even for this show, so I’m not sure what’s going on there. Read more

Dec 9
3

Let’s count the number of hats Big Rick has left behind. One in the cab of Cody’s truck just before it was buried. And another in the barn where the girls are hidden. Where else has he left his incriminating hats behind? And how many hats does this guy have? 

Dec 2
4

I wonder if it could be that the trio’s next attempt at escape from the crate will involve overcoming the truck driver guy by striking him and then staying at arm’s length and avoiding the taser thing THAT HE CARRIES WITH HIM ALWAYS

Dec 2
3

Kylie Bunbury was the one who brought me to these series, but I am afraid she is not enough to keep me watching it.
I was never a big fan of one-big-story-arc for police/thriller dramas. You need strong writing and interesting characters to support it. I see neither here.
I find the bad guys annoying (that state Read more

Dec 2
3

First off ... Mrs. Funkhouser made an interesting observation a couple episodes ago that Ronald’s mother is not real, just a voice in his head. The way she talks to him is all about guilt and suspicion. Read more

Nov 25
3

Yes, yes, yes to all the comparisons to Kevin Williamson’s recent “edgy” past three tv series. I immediately started thinking of them while watching this week (and somehow I didn’t even recognize that the one actress was a lead in Tell Me a Story season 2, though the characters are so similar—but I admit that most of Read more

Nov 25
3

the most realistic part of this episode is how Bunbury’s Cassie reacts to Legarski’s entire schtick. (The second most realistic part is Denise’s defense of Legarski, as uncomfortable as it is.) From moment one, Cassie doesn’t find Legarski quirky or even just square: She finds him to be the creepy sociopath that he Read more

Nov 18
7

Also, the “bad cop shoots another officer in the head unexpectedly at the end of the pilot episode” trope will never be done better than The Shield.

Nov 18
2

I spent the last few weeks watching late-series The Practice (S6-8), and now that I’m done with that, I could use some more David E. Kelley. Plus, LaToya reviews!

Nov 18
4

I don’t know if I’m going to watch this show, but I want to thank you, LaToya, for being the only other person besides me who watched Whiskey Cavalier.