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Josh Lasser is a freelance entertainment reporter/critic. His work has appeared in print, online, and perhaps one day in book form.

  • The Emmys

    I can’t imagine what I could possibly add to the coverage of last night’s Emmy Awards, which much to my chagrin I did in fact watch. I say “much to my chagrin” because I typically don’t enjoy watching award shows,… Read More ›

  • Upside’s Downside

    Don’t agree with the below, that’s just fine, but I’m sticking to it. Yesterday I sat down to watch The Upside of Anger. Initially it seemed like a well-made movie, with interesting characters and a relatable plot and something that… Read More ›

  • Veronica Mars

    That Veronica Mars, she sure is a little spit-fire, and the shows not half-bad either. From an intriguing over-arching mystery to single-episode contained story-arcs I’ve had a great summer watching it (a show that until June I hadn’t seen a… Read More ›

  • Losing the Hunters & Entourage

    I sat down last night at 10 all ready to watch the last episodes of Treasure Hunters, remember that I spent 2 hours with Hell’s Kitchen last week and so had to catch-up on my Hunters this week, only to… Read More ›

  • TV & FG’s Weekend Round-up

    So, I saw the movie, and I gathered this much from it: there were snakes, there was a plane, and the snakes were on it. It was perfectly fun although nothing terribly special. It’s not quite in the Harold &… Read More ›

  • Studio 60 & 30 Rock

    I am continually digging myself into a hole. Before I called in all the favors owed me (and gave away a few of my future children), and now I owe everyone. On the upside, I’ve seen 30 Rock and Studio… Read More ›

  • What is Funny?

    Today I would like to tackle the question: what makes funny? The answer is pretty simple actually: if it bends, it’s funny; if it breaks, that’s not funny. I think the problem comes in that things bend and break at… Read More ›