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'Mulaney' Series Premiere Review: Mulaney Is Filmed In Front of a Live Studio Audience, Okay?

While the hope is that TV pilots eventually become shows that can stand on their own, the best way to initially understand them is by comparing them to their predecessors. Mulaney is a semi-aut...   Read More... //

'Mulaney' Season 1 Finale Recap: 'Life Is A Series Of Different Apartments'

With little fanfare from FOX, we come to Life is a Series of Different Apartments, the Season 1 finale of Mulaney. Barring a bizarre renewal decision, this will also be the de facto series fin...   Read More... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 12 Recap: 'Ruby'

Ruby, the penultimate episode of Mulaneys first season, had a plot that could have gone in some stereotypical and uncomfortable directions. It drew upon Johns well-documented resemblance and...   Read More... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 11 Recap: 'He Has An Achilles Body'

What type of TV universe does Mulaney exist in? Is it the kind in which psychopaths can thrive in their own little pocket like in Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia? Is it the show business ex... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 10 Recap: 'I May Be A Hot Dog, But I'm Still A Young Hot Dog'

Last weeks episode provided the latest, and strongest, evidence of how the veteran presence of Elliott Gould has been one of the most reliable elements of the otherwise unreliable Mulaney. It d...   Read More... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 9 Recap: Paul Shaffer, Kevin Eubanks, And Now You

Mulaney has struggled to come up with a dynamic among John and his roommates that makes much sense or is reliably amusing to the point that it would be wise to just jettison that part of the show... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: John Mulaney, 3'8" And Reading For Kevin

It has been 3 weeks since the last new episode of Mulaney, and that time has only managed to strip away from whatever urgency this show had. Its a Wonderful Home Alone just did not feel like ...   Read More... //

Mulaney Season 1 Episode 7 Review: Motif and the City

On  Mulaney Season 1 Episode 7  Motif is hurt Jane and Mulaney do not want to include him on the lease to the apartment and decides to move out.  As I have been hinting at in my previous Mulaney reviews, this show is on the up-and-up. It seems to be maturing, and the proof is in the fact it is successfully making fun of itself. Instead of coming off as trying to be funny, it is coming off  as funny . Wonderful!   Read More... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 7 Review: 'Motif & the City'

Mulaneys seventh episode displayed some of the strategies that a first-season sitcom should be employing, though it went about them in questionable and unfocused fashion. This was the most narr... //

'Mulaney' Season 1, Episode 6 Review: 'Patriot Acts'

About a month ago, Mulaney had its season episode order cut down from 16 to 13, and it has now switched time slots with Bobs Burgers, which leaves it vulnerable to being pre-empted by football...   Read More... //