Bob Einstein 1942 – 2019

Bob Einstein was one original character. That character was “Super” Dave Osborne, a parody of ’70s daredevil Evel Knievel. The real life stunt artist nearly killed himself leaping across school buses and the Snake River Canyon. The fake daredevil made an equally impossible leap — from Los Angeles to Toronto, where he spun Super Dave… Read on

Arnett bikes back to Venice as Flaked returns

Many years ago, when I lived in LA while working for TV Guide Canada, I was always heading down to Venice Beach. It was its own little circus, a great place to people watch. There was this guy there in the late-’80s who would cruise up and down the boardwalk on roller skates, wearing a billow-y,… Read on

This week’s podcast: Netflix’s breakthrough

This week, CHML’s Scott Thompson wanted my take on Netflix’s big breakthrough at the Emmy Awards. Their drama House of Cards drew nine nominations, including Best Original Drama and Best Acting nominations for both Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright.Netflix also scored Emmy noms for Arrested Development and Hemlock Grove. What’s more, their latest original series,… Read on

No Arrested Development spoilers here

I honestly thought I’d be among the first to jump all over the new, resurrected, fourth season of Arrested Development, which premiered in the wee hours Sunday on Netflix. Haven’t gotten to it yet, and not just because my money’s in the banana stand.This time of year, TV critics get bombarded with screeners. Most are… Read on

Arrested Development Season Four trailer

That’s right, Season Four trailer. The Bluths are back and Netflix has ’em. You can start streaming all 15 episodes May 26 at five minutes past midnight.

Netflix’s Bluth bash a TCA press tour-palooza

Arrested: Tambor, Arnett, Walters, Bateman, Shawkat. S. Volland/Netflix The one event I most wish I was at at this winter’s TCA press tour was yesterday’s reunion appearance of the cast of Arrested Development. Executive producer and creator Mitch Hurwitz, along with Portia de Rossi, Michael Cera, Alia Shawkat, Jason Bateman, Jessica Walter, Will Arnett and Jeffrey… Read on