Marc Hirsh

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Christopher Walken Tells Jon Stewart About Tap Dance Cops ... Again

Friday, June 13, 2014

On Thursday night, Christopher Walken told Jon Stewart that he's from Queens, and where he grew up, it's common for police officers to send their kids to tap school. You'll hear the story at the 5:40 mark.

This story sounded awfully familiar, despite how shocked and delighted Jon Stewart seemed. ...


No Take-Backs: Why Can't 'New Girl' Figure Out What It's Doing?

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

[Ahoy, there be New Girl spoilers ahead, through the most recently aired episode, "Mars Landing."]

A few weeks ago, New Girl neared the end of its third season the way it began it: by admitting that it doesn't know what it's doing.

In "Mars Landing," the last episode that aired ...


Last Chance: 'Raising Hope' Ends Its Run At The Right Time

Friday, April 04, 2014

Fox said goodbye to Raising Hope in March when it announced that the series wouldn't be renewed for a fifth season, and the rest of us get to say goodbye Friday night, when the final episode airs. But even though the gleefully goofy spiritual successor of My Name Is ...


Fix The Best New Artist Grammy: Dump It

Friday, January 24, 2014

Each year's Grammy Awards offer their own questions and controversies based on how the nominations pan out, but there are a few points of contention that come up year after year. There's the difference between Song Of The Year and Record Of The Year. How a song can be eligible ...


'Parks And Recreation': Good For Nerds, Good For America

Thursday, January 09, 2014

It's Thursday, which means that you can turn to network television tonight to see the most sympathetic, realistic portrayal of grown-up nerds currently airing. Or you could watch The Big Bang Theory instead.

For quite some time now, Parks And Recreation has quietly been proving itself to be the best ...


Katy Perry And The New Rules Of Pop

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Stagecraft does not come naturally to Katy Perry. She does very well by candy-colored fever-dream videos; shooting whipped cream from her cupcake boobs, throwing cartoonishly out-of-control neon-'80s ragers and becoming a B-movie jungle queen all fall quite comfortably within her skill set.

Live performance, though, is a different matter. As ...


Nothing Personal, But I'm Not Reading Your 'Breaking Bad' Analysis

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Marc Hirsh explains why, even though he loves good television and good writing, he's ignoring the avalanche of Breaking Bad coverage until the show ends.


The Beach Boys' Perfect Imperfect Box Set

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Years ago, I publicly declared that I've always thought the Rolling Stones were overrated. In so arguing, I acknowledged the brilliance of Beggars Banquet and "Jumpin' Jack Flash" because, I mean, come on, I have ears and a soul. But one unimpeachable album and one perfect single didn't exactly ...


Tweaks, Retooling, And When To Give Up: A Tale Of Two Singing Shows

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

As The Voice returns to NBC this week for its fourth season, viewers are seeing two new, if quite familiar, faces as Shakira and Usher occupy the coaches' seats vacated by Christina Aguilera and Cee Lo Green. Its talent-show rival over on Fox, The X Factor, will also see two ...


It's Who You Know: Predicting How 'The Newsroom' Will Get Its Next Scoop

Sunday, August 26, 2012

On the eve of its first-season finale, some bold predictions about how the journalists on HBO's The Newsroom will lean on their fortuitously-placed friends and family for future stories.


Elvis Presley: 'Burning Love,' Revisited

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Viva Elvis' reinvention of a familiar hit is shockingly great, but also fundamentally true to the original.


Clarence Clemons, The Big Man In The E Street Band, Has Died

Sunday, June 19, 2011

He played the final minute of "Thunder Road," one the most transcendent moments in all rock n' roll.