After last week’s pause for reflection on the family history and past decisions of the Braverman clan, “We Made It Through the Night’, written and directed by series creator Jason Katims, gets things going again plot-wise before the narrative and emotional climaxes of next week’s finale.
Author Luke Annand
This week’s episode was the 1st show of the new year. And like any job you come back to after the holidays, you might not be at your A game. This was on display with Kevin Hart as the host.
After last week’s hour of suspense and literal life and death, “Let’s Go Home” (written by star staff writer Sarah Watson and directed by Allison Liddi Brown whose past episodes include classics such as “If This Boat Is A Rockin'”, “Nora” and “Tales from The Luncheonette”) shifts into a slower gear and becomes one of the more reflective episodes of the final season.
“How Did We Get Here?”, the series landmark 100th episode written by series creator Jason Katims and directed by tv vet Michael Weaver (whose credits range from Malcolm in the Middle all the way to Masters of Sex) opens with a flashing red light as Zeke is being wheeled out of his home and into the ambulance.
As we head into Christmas Eve, I have a small confession I’d like to make. I never quite got onto the Lost bandwagon that everyone else did last decade.
As we head into the homestretch leading up to Christmas Day, today we go vintage with one of my favorite Christmas episodes from one of my favorite TV shows. I freaking love The Twilight Zone.
The US version of The Office was a series whose stellar reputation included a yearly tradition of outstanding Christmas episodes.
Next Projection Christmas Advent Calendar – December 17th: Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, “The Christmas Show”
Today we finish our unofficial trilogy of Sorkin Christmas episodes with “The Christmas Show” from Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. We go from a universally loved and lauded series to a show that after its pilot episode had everyone lining up to take a dump on, which I never quite understood.
Next Projection Christmas Advent Calendar – December 15th: Sports Night, “The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee”
In the venn diagram of “Christmas Episodes starring Peter Krause (two of which are executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard)” and “Aaron Sorkin Christmas Episodes”, Sports Night’s “The Six Southern Gentlemen of Tennessee” would be the overlap. This would be the first of an unofficial trilogy of Christmas episodes written by Aaron Sorkin.
Luke Annand: To start off, I’d like to apologize on behalf of both of us for not doing a crosstalk recap of last weeks SNL with James Franco and Nicki Minaj. Work got in the way and we weren’t able to do it in a timely fashion.