Posts by Alex Suskind
Lost in Space: Syfy’s ‘Ascension’ Ventures Off Course
Initial previews of this show even billed it as a ‘Mad Men’ in space. It makes for great ad copy, but the series is a long way from Peggy Olson and her Burger Chef moon references.
‘The Comeback’ Kid: Lisa Kudrow and the Second Lives of Network Sitcom Stars
It’s difficult to secure a second act in American sitcom stardom. Whether you’re talking about Michael Richards’s horrific ‘The Michael Richards Show,’ or the further adventures of Joey Tribbiani in his sad, titular ‘Friends’ spinoff, we’ve seen the same mistake made over and over again: TV stars trying to re-create the charms of a character, outside of the ensemble and setting that made them beloved in the first place.