"‘Cougar Town,’ a minor if praiseworthy success for three seasons on ABC, makes its move to TBS on Tuesday night — but rather than gladden its fans with the small miracle of its reprieve, it shuffles toward you with the stink of the dead. Now it’s just another zombie show."
— Hank Stuever
"We were lovers in another life."
— Shirley MacLaine on her “Downton Abbey” co-star Maggie Smith, at the summer TV press tour.
"God, sometimes Rachel is so entitled it makes me want to throw my TV in the garbage and then throw the garbage into the ocean and then throw the ocean into outer space and then throw outer space at Rachel."
— Lindy West, recapping/disemboweling “Glee” (which The Washington Post Style Tumblr loathes) on NYMag’s Vulture blog. (H/t Caitlin Gibson)
"This is what’s insidiously wrong (and tiresome) about ‘Glee’ and the gays: Its modest ambitions for a little provocative high-school camp were fun to watch up to and until the moment I realized that gay kids (and grown-ups) were taking it seriously."
— Hank Stuever, on “Glee.” A thousand times yes.