Josh Gondelman

  1. early and often
    AOC’s New Fiancé Is Charmingly NormalRiley Roberts seems supportive, unpretentious, and comfortable with being invisible.
  2. the future
    Long Live HugsMay I never take them for granted again.
  3. personal project
    Sitting on the Couch Is My New Favorite HobbyEnjoy your sourdough starters! I will not be doing that.
  4. recommendations
    Give Someone a Pep Talk Today — It Helps You, TooWhat I learned after six years of giving positive words of comfort to friends and strangers.
  5. let’s stay together
    My Wife’s Enemies Are Now My Enemies, TooNo one tells you about the other in-laws you acquire when you get married.
  6. close reads
    An Ode to Speckle, a (Bird)Man for Our TimesTuca & Bertie’s cancellation has deprived us of so much, including TV’s best depiction of a nice person and all his nice-person flaws.
  7. fixations
    I Think About This a Lot: The 1993 Adam Sandler Song ‘At a Medium Pace’If you weren’t listening closely, it could have been a Bryan Adams theme song from a blockbuster movie. But it got far more graphic.
  8. tips
    How to Get Out of Any Party ConversationA helpful guide.
  9. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Sky KnifeWe all love Linda Cardellini, but Abby Day is just the most unpleasant character.
  10. overnights
    New Girl Recap: SistermeanorsThis week’s episode, starring Linda Cardellini as Jess’s sister, put an ambitious number of balls in the air but neglected to catch any of them.
  11. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Ex FactorLet’s talk about exes.
  12. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Dropping the L-BombCameos are the New Year’s Eve of television. High expectations; enormous potential for failure.
  13. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Birthday BreakdownIt felt sadistic how relieved we were to see Jess break down in tears.
  14. overnights
    New Girl Recap: My Buddy’s GirlfriendIn “Basketsball,” Jess tries to crack the difficult walnut that is Coach.
  15. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Origin StoriesThe gang finally developed goals other than having sex with each other and fighting.
  16. overnights
    Community Season 5 Premiere Recap: Back to SchoolCommunity returned with two episodes, and there were moments that gave us hope for this season.
  17. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Of Fish and MenThe gang goes camping and men try to be men.
  18. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Drawbacks of Being a WallflowerThe wounded, lonely men of New Girl have become the series’ driving force. And they’re driving in circles.
  19. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Manic Pixie Dream GuyWinston is the new Jess. Or maybe he was Jess all along.
  20. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Guess Who’s BackMan, Coach is the worst.
  21. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Past Isn’t Even PastNew Girl’s Halloween episode is the best of the season so far.
  22. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Long Day’s Journey Into SchmidtWhat makes someone a good person? Schmidt really wants to know.
  23. overnights
    New Girl Recap: The Apartment of Dr. MoreauSchmidt is at his best when he’s at his worst.
  24. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Schmidt Is the DangerMove over, Walter White — Schmidt is the one who knocks.
  25. overnights
    New Girl Recap: Put It on MeDid you hear about Schmidt and the cat?
  26. overnights
    New Girl Season-Premiere Recap: Down in MexicoAs season three opens, Paradise Nick and Paradise Jess are coasting blissfully through the Paradise Phase of their relationship.
  27. overnights
    Community Season Finale Recap: Let Us Remember the Good TimelinesThis season (series?) finale’s final scene left almost everyone in limbo.
  28. point-counterpoint
    Should Community Come Back or Say Good-bye?It’s better to love and lose or something, right? That’s what people say?
  29. overnights
    Community Recap: This Is Where We BeginLast night’s prequel episode reminded viewers of what has made the show so engaging in the past.
  30. overnights
    Community Recap: They All Just Fade AwaySo it turns out Troy and Britta were dating. Sort of?
  31. overnights
    Community Recap: That’s Not a Bingo!Can we end this Changnesia stupidity please?
  32. overnights
    Community Recap: Puppocalypse NowWho knew it would take a bunch of puppets to help Community deliver its strongest episode of the season?
  33. overnights
    Community Recap: The Ultimate BrittaThis week’s episode succeeds by pummeling us with the familiar and then presenting us with pleasant and unexpected twists.
  34. overnights
    Community Recap: Chang Chang Changity ChangA pretty good episode until that last minute. What the hell, Community?
  35. confessions
    My Adventures With ‘Penis-Numbing’ SprayThe first FDA-approved one, in fact.
  36. Community Recap: Shawshank or Bust?Last night’s episode seems to have been made for the Pierce Hawthornes of the world, not the Abeds.
  37. remember when?
    15 Thoughts on the Fifteenth Anniversary of The Big LebowskiDon’t try John Goodman’s “I’m calmer than you are” tactic with your mother.
  38. overnights
    Community Recap: You Are the GermansThis is the first episode this season that feels both familiar and fresh.
  39. overnights
    Community Recap: The Conventional WayHas Community turned into an “American version” of itself?
  40. overnights
    Community Recap: You Meddling Kids!The gang Scooby-Doos it up in Pierce’s creepy mansion in this Valentine’s Day/Halloween episode.
  41. overnights
    Community Recap: The Inception GamesThe season-four premiere zooms through a number of genre parodies.
  42. la vida manti
    I Bought Three Fake Girlfriends on the InternetA week of living like Manti Te’o.
  43. both sides of a breakup
    Both Sides of a Breakup: The Stray Condom MysteryGaby couldn’t be faithful. Josh didn’t care. Here’s how each remembers the breakup.