mylesmcnutt
Myles McNutt
mylesmcnutt
Contributor, A.V. Club, and Assistant Professor of Communication at Old Dominion University.
Apr 6
2

I value all of our readers and commenters equally, but I must admit to being particularly interested in what recent binge-viewers have to say about the state of the show. There’s a real weight to living with this for a full decade, but I’m gratified—if sorry—to know that things seem just as messy when a decade turns Read more

Apr 5
10

Rossum won her pay equity fight, but basically wanted to move on to projects where she had more control. I don’t think it was a failed negotiation: she wanted to leave.

Mar 29
6

The problem isn’t that they make irrational decisions. The problem is that their degree of rationality is inconsistent. Ian, for example, has been positioned as the practical one in his relationship with Mickey, and independent of his bipolar disorder has generally been framed as responsible. And so for him to be the Read more

Mar 29
1

To be clear, I’m not discounting how much of a burden it is. But Liam has historically been positioned as highly resourceful, hustling at school, etc. And so the fact that he’s not working to hustle resources/talk to his family members seems odd. Yes, he’s 11, but my point is that the show has never really decided how Read more

Mar 18
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They already exhausted the WB lot’s single exterior location capable of depicting Kentucky for that episode, so that would be a logistical challenge.

Mar 8
1

I doubt anyone but Lip and Tami would be considering owning as opposed to renting.

Mar 8
1

Liam is definitely living with Debbie in this scenario, correct. And like you say, that does make this a far worse situation for her, and the fact they don’t bring that up is silly given that it would have made her position seem more sympathetic and less selfish.

Feb 15
4

Okay, I was also like “Wait, is that Jodie?” but no, they just made the mistake of casting one of the Random Milkoviches with an actor who looks alarmingly like him.

Jan 10
5

There was a point in those mid-seasons where Mickey was maturing emotionally, and the show basically abandoned that when the character returned after his exile and it became a more reductive version of the character. They’re drawing on the same component parts as before, but the balance has returned to something Read more

Jan 10
3

It would be one thing if Lip was painting—I painted my apartment when I moved in. Lip was spending $5000 on double-paned windows.

Dec 25
5

I am beholden to what the HBO press site has on offer, and nothing with Coulter and the Specters to my chagrin. It would have been the lead image of the review if there had. (Also, Red Panda Pan is the photo associated with the grade box, but it isn’t the featured pic—is there a place where you’re just seeing nothing Read more

Dec 22
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Until I’m watching an episode, I just don’t know if I can feel the trust, but thank you.

Dec 22
3

That had actually been the original plan, but they’ve since reportedly abandoned it and are just doing another 8 episodes. I think the happy medium is probably somewhere around 10-12, honestly, so we’ll see what they decide they’re able to afford based on the ratings for Season 2.

Dec 15
8

I know if would go against everything I stand for, but now I really want sponsored content of Coulter trying to use the onboard navigation in that car to get to Mary’s office.

Dec 8
1

The suggestion is that Carl lied about his age to get into the police academy and they’re ignoring it because of his informing on the cops, so technically at this point I don’t think the show is really arguing that Debbie is older than Carl. She SHOULD be older than she is, but I think they’re arguing they are 18 and Read more

Dec 8
2

Thorne has already said that the way the standalone Asriel episode—I don’t know where they intended to put it in the episode order, actually—no longer makes sense after the entire season had aired, so it’s dead and gone.