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Matilda Dixon-Smith: R.I.P. “Smash”, You Divine Hot Mess

May 21, 2013


There are just a few of us out there who understand the deep, resounding sorrow that accompanied the announcement that Smash, NBC’s troubled Broadway TV show, would not return for a third season. Considering the ratings for Smash’s second season—which were utterly dismal and prompted a move to the dead slot on Saturday nights, and then the […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: It’s Arrested Development

April 8, 2013


You have to be crazy not to love Arrested Development, television’s most subtle and nuanced comedy. It’s the little comedy that could; after a superb three-season run on Fox, the series was cancelled due to poor ratings, but years later, word of mouth, DVD sales and a hefty cult following urged Netflix to pick the series […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: Overanalysing the Last Minutes of the “Girls” Finale

March 19, 2013


Girls might be the most polarising, talked-about television series in years. At You’re Dripping Egg we’ve written about the series twice already; and there’s no shortage of recaps, analyses and opinion pieces about Dunham, her show and her motives. A show that regularly attracts the kind of attention Girls does is in a unique and […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: 5 Shows You’ve Been Put Off Watching…And Why You Should Just Watch Them Anyway

March 4, 2013


Smash The Deal: A fictional series about the making of a Broadway musical (based on the life of Marilyn Monroe), boasting a meaty ensemble cast which includes Debra Messing, Katherine McPhee, Megan Hilty and Anjelica Huston. Smash struggled through a patchy first season—although it enjoyed surprisingly good ratings—and some serious interpersonal issues. Now it’s back for season […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: Is MTV Secretly The Home of Badass Television?

February 18, 2013


I’m as surprised as you are that MTV is producing quality scripted television. Look, I get it; it’s hard to believe. Let’s just do this thing where we close our eyes and pretend that the US Skins never happened, that no one tried to remake The Inbetweeners, that Jersey Shore doesn’t exist.  If you can forget […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith on “The Carrie Diaries”: Before the Sex…and the City

February 11, 2013


How much more can we milk this Single New York Gal thing? After Candace Bushnell’s column in the New York Observer was turned into a book, it was turned into a successful HBO TV series and then into two lucrative films. And now, here comes another: the prequel to that Sex and the City phenomenon , The […]

Matilda Dixon-Smith: The Problem with “The Mindy Project”

February 4, 2013


I wanted to wait as long as possible before I spoke for or against Mindy Kaling’s new Fox sitcom, the uncreatively titled The Mindy Project. Last year, I wrote a glowing review of Fox’s exciting comedy prospect, New Girl, based on its excellent pilot. Then the show had an uneven run for the first half […]