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Venture Bros. Wrapup: “A Very Venture Halloween”

Venture Bros. Wrapup: “A Very Venture Halloween”

TV & Radio
Has it really been almost two years since I last wrote about a new episode of The Venture Bros.? Yup, seems so. And now here we are, with 2012 winding down, and we finally have a new episode from Jackson and Doc -- "A Very Venture Halloween." It's the first holiday-themed installment of the show since "A Very Venture Christmas" all the way back at the end of season one in 2004. Alright, enough history -- let's get into it. This episode was damn good, and sets the table quite nicely for the upcoming fifth season of the show. For awhile I thought this was going to be a typically light-hearted standalone episode, but Doc Hammer (who wrote this one) took things in a very dramatic direction toward the end. Let's get the frivolity out of the way first -- Dr. Venture and Sgt. Hatred han...
Tube talk: Happy Endings

Tube talk: Happy Endings

TV & Radio
ABC is not exactly being subtle about its desire to turn Wednesday nights into a comedy block. They've already renewed Modern Family, Cougar Town, and The Middle for next season, while the fates of Mr. Sunshine and Better With You are currently undecided. Enter midseason replacement Happy Endings, which premiered last night with two half-hour episodes. Last night's episodes aired in the prime post-Modern Family slot, but starting next week the show will air after Cougar Town. But enough about logistics -- is the show any good? Well, I've gone on record as saying I don't like to evaluate a program so quickly, but there will only be 13 episodes of Happy Endings this season so why not? I'd say it has the ingredients of a good sitcom: a solid ensemble cast with a few potential stars (I imme...