Category: Instant Gratification

Cheers: Donde la Gente Se Divierte

A show like Cheers was special. It arose out of the unique combination of talent, good timing, and a great idea and as a result was a huge hit. Shows like that really seem like one of a kind. But Cheers is special because it isn’t. There have been multiple attempts to recreate the magic. In 1987 The...

Words on Film: The Sell Out

For Words on Film this month Jinnie Lee can barely contain her enthusiasm for boy-genius, local funny-man, media elite Simon Rich. Forget the main features of hard-core journalism, I read the New Yorker for the comedy writing in the Shouts & Murmurs section. They’re not all great—actually, most of them are weak in my opinion—but I’m still...