Family Tree: Be His Guest

by Ethan Alter May 13, 2013 8:00 am
<i>Family Tree:</i> Be His Guest

With his first HBO series Family Tree, Christopher Guest becomes an active participant in the ongoing small-screen mockumentary boom he helped lay the groundwork for through movies like Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show and the granddaddy of them all, This is Spinal Tap. (Ricky Gervais has been very vocal about Guest's work inspiring him to go off and make The Office, which in turn led to the U.S. Office, as well as Parks and Rec, Modern Family and so on.) Guest's movies are hysterical (well, except for the last one before his apparently self-imposed hiatus, For Your Consideration), but it was an open question as to whether he'd be able to translate his skills to TV's long-form storytelling model as opposed to the 80 to 90 minutes his movies run.

Today's TWoP News: Thursday, August 16, 2012

by Samantha Rullo August 16, 2012 4:29 pm
Today's TWoP News: Thursday, August 16, 2012

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Girls: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

by Rachel Stein June 4, 2012 1:45 pm
<I>Girls</i>: The Good, the Bad and the Funny

Good news, Girls viewers: James Franco has finally broke his silence and weighed in on what he thinks of Lena Dunham's HBO sitcom, only seven episodes into the series. Oh, and the New York Times has decided to blame those pesky fans of the show for using their no-doubt computer illiterate parents' HBO Go accounts to watch Girls because it's not like anyone had been doing that for any other shows since the very beginning of HBO Go. At least, that's what one investigative journalist found by doing a basic search on Twitter. Thanks, guys!

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