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Review: Mr. Sunshine

HOWARD MEGDAL: Despite some clear problems with the writing of the lead character, Mr. Sunshine has the chance to be a worthy addition to the ABC lineup- no small task on the same night as Modern Family.

AKIE BERMISS:Like Howard, my problem with Mr. Sunshine was not the premise, but the execution. It may not seem like it now, but I predict that when historians look back on this period of television, it will be considered the era of the great writers. And what Mr. Sunshine is lacking in is precisely that: good writing. Continue reading

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Best Friends: Magnificient? Or Menace?

AKIE BERMISS: Say what you will about sex, drugs, money and fame — I think the greatest currency on the planet is friendship. You can’t get no where with out the stout support of your friends. Even horrible, psychotic criminals and terrorists have friends. People that they confide in, spend time with, and depend on. I guess in broad sense that could include quite a few people, but I think most of us have a discreet upper echelon of friends for whom all things are forgivable and with whom all things are better enjoyed. Those are our friends. Our good friends.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: I was frankly terrified by the recent New York Times article which discussed ways in which parents and teachers are encouraging their children to be friends with “everyone” rather than having one particular best friend. Continue reading

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