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Welcome to the Author Archive for Dan Hamamura




dan-ham.jpg Dan Hamamura Staff Contributor: Dan is a Staff Contributor for Pajiba. He writes primarily about television, comedy, and Asians, and is very happy that all three can now (occasionally) be discussed simultaneously. Dan lives in Los Angeles, which means he has done improv and has a podcast, but he swears he is not an actor. You can listen to him scream into the void on Twitter.








This Week on Podjiba: 'Love Life', 'Space Force', and Police Portrayal in TV


'Snowpiercer' and 'Run' and a David Ury-Themed Game on Podjiba!


This Week on Podjiba: 'Survivor' Finale and Our TV Homework With Producer Seth!


'Run,' 'Killing Eve,' 'Penny Dreadful,' And A Milestone on Podjiba!


'Westworld' Season 3 Finale, 'Defending Jacob', and Technical Times on Podjiba!


Netflix's 'Middleditch & Schwartz' Could Be The Last, Brilliant Gasp Of The Improv Era


What's Your Comfort Food TV Right Now (Also, 'Westworld' and More) on Podjiba!


'Devs' Ends, 'Westworld' Endures, But First We Celebrate CHEDDAR THE DOG (and 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine') on Podjiba!


'Run', SNL At Home, 'Westworld', And More On Podjiba!


Quibi, 'Westworld', and 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist' on This Week's Podjiba!


'Vagrant Queen', 'Devs', and 'Westworld': It's Science Fiction Week on Podjiba!


Lessons For Today From The Lonely Island's 2013 Prophecy, 'YOLO'


This Week on Podjiba: 'Westworld', 'Survivor' Madness, and Michonne's Exit From 'The Walking Dead'!


Watching The WWE With No Audience Is... Surprisingly Entertaining?


'Westworld' Premieres, 'Avenue 5' is Prescient, And More on Podjiba!


'The Kids In The Hall' Are Back, But Where Have They Been?


'Devs' Begins and 'The Outsider' Ends on This Week's Podjiba!


'Dispatches From Elsewhere', 'Survivor', 'Doctor Who', and More on This Week's Podjiba!


'Beforeigners', 'Manifest', 'The Walking Dead' and '9-1-1: Lone Star' on This Week's Podjiba!


WTF Is Happening On 'Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist'?


It's Music (Show) Week (Plus Dustin Reveals a Secret) on Podjiba!


'Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet', 'Locke & Key', and More on This Week's Podjiba!


Podjiba Tries To Catch Up On Netflix (w/ Kristy!)


All the Hidden Jokes In 'The Good Place' Finale


What Went Down On The 'Emergence' Season Finale (As Mostly Explained By My Nephew)


'Picard' and Much More on This Week's Podjiba!


What Does 'Patty' Mean For The Series Finale Of 'The Good Place'? (Also, Hidden Jokes and Such)


Welcome To Podjiba, Apparently Now A '9-1-1: Lone Star' Podcast!


Building A New Afterlife (With And Without Bears) On This Week's 'The Good Place'!


This Week on Podjiba: 'The Outsider', 'Jeopardy', and More With Guest Host Roxana!


'The Good Place' Is Back And OH FORK THEY REALLY GOT [SPOILER] TO SHOW UP?


This Week on Podjiba: It's The Midseason Television Preview!


Should You Catch Up? Michelle Wolf, Ronny Chieng, Ilana Glazer, and John Mulaney (& the Sack Lunch Bunch)


New Year's Resolutions With Podjiba!


Never Fear, Podjiba's 2019 Holiday Special Is Here!


'Watchmen' Finale and a Shocking Betrayal on This Week's Podjiba!


This Week on Podjiba: Dustin Tries to Sneak in 'The Morning Show' Coverage! (Also 'The Mandalorian' and 'Watchmen', obviously)


What's the Difference Between 'Merry Happy Whatever' and 'The Moodys Christmas'?


Who Brought Up 'ALF' on This Week's Podjiba? (Also, '9-1-1', 'Merry Happy Whatever', 'Watchmen', and more!)


An Overstuffed Episode With 'The Mandalorian', 'Watchmen', 'The Good Place', and More on Podjiba!


Three Hundred Years of Memories Means Three Hundred Years of Callbacks on 'The Good Place'!


Why Doesn't Dustin Watch 'The Mandalorian', and Other Questions Answered on Podjiba!


Churro Dogs, Pillboi's Real Name, And More Hidden Jokes In This Week's 'The Good Place'!


This Week on Podjiba: We Broke Tori!


Ben Koldyke Forking Kills It (Plus Easter Eggs) In This Week's 'The Good Place'!


This Week on Podjiba: 'His Dark Materials', 'Watchmen', and Apple TV+!


What's Going On With Bad Janet In 'The Good Place'?


This Week on Podjiba: 'Watchmen', 'Castle Rock', 'Mrs. Fletcher', 'Silicon Valley', and a Surprising Amount of 'Friends'!


Lots of Derek and Lots of Art Department to Appreciate in This Week's 'The Good Place'!


'Living With Yourself', 'Watchmen', and Dan Sings (oh no) on This Week's Podjiba!


Holy Fork, Did You See [REDACTED] Coming On Last Night's 'The Good Place'?


This Week on Podjiba: 'Succession' Season Finale, 'El Camino,' and a Special Guest!


Hidden Jokes and Hooded Figures in This Week's 'The Good Place'!


This Week on Podjiba: The Walking Dead, Emergence, Big Mouth, and More!


Why Did Michael Wink in Last Night's 'The Good Place'?


Highlights and Lowlights of the Fall Premieres on Podjiba!


Dabbin Einsteins and Dunkin' Spiders in 'The Good Place'!


Introducing Podjiba: The Pajiba TV Podcast!


Andrea Savage and Jason Mantzoukas: A Love Story?


Winners and Losers from the Third Democratic Debate


Who Is Dave Chappelle's Netflix Special 'Sticks & Stones' For?


Liveblogging The Second Democratic Presidential Debate (Wednesday Edition)


Liveblogging The Second Democratic Presidential Debate (Tuesday Edition)


How Many Professional Athletes Have Become TV Writers?


Watch 'Enlisted' on Crackle, You Cowards!


Liveblogging The First Democratic Presidential Debate (Thursday Edition)


Liveblogging The First Democratic Presidential Debate (Wednesday Edition)


What is 'Letterkenny', and Should I Watch It?


The Biggest Surprise in the Series Finale of 'The Big Bang Theory'


Roy Choi's 'Broken Bread' Is Not Your Ordinary Food Show


What Makes Netflix's 'I Think You Should Leave' Work?


Review: Ken Jeong's 'You Complete Me, Ho' Feels Incomplete


Howard Schultz: President of The Ratio!


Pandemonium in the Season Finale of 'The Good Place'!


A Niednagel in the 10th Dimenson and more in 'The Good Place'!


Four Oreos Away From The Good Place in 'The Good Place'!


Jokes and Janet(s) in This Week's 'The Good Place'!


The Soul Squad Visits Canada To Find [REDACTED] In 'The Good Place'!


The Magic Panda Returns In A Joke-Filled 'The Good Place'!


Searching For Hidden Jokes In A Straight-Ahead Episode Of 'The Good Place'!


Jacksonville Jokes (And More) In 'The Good Place' Episode 'The Ballad Of Donkey Doug'!


A Cameo, A Bunch of New Names, and Jeremy Bearimy in 'The Good Place'!


Puns, Callbacks, and Easter Eggs From 'The Good Place' Episode 'The Snowplow'


Larry Hemsworth, Jason's Notes, And More Easter Eggs From 'The Good Place' Chapter 29!


All The Forking Easter Eggs From 'The Good Place' Season Premiere!


Finding a Home on the Other Side of the World


'Kim's Convenience' Is A Fun (And Necessary) Family Sitcom


I'm Addicted To 'Terrace House' And I'm Not Sure Why


Pajiba 10 For Your Consideration: Hiroyuki Sanada


Why Does Elizabeth Warren Love HBO's 'Ballers' So Much?


These 2018 Campaign Videos Are... Something


Byron Allen: The Mogul Nobody Saw Coming


How Many Episodes Should You Give A Show To Win You Over?


Five(ish) Fun Facts To Win Your Oscar Party!


Movies (Not) To See With Your Family


What To Expect When You're Expecting (A Ballistic Missile)


The Other Time We Got To Enjoy Grizzled Mark Hamill


Sh*tty Sports Men: Jerry Richardson, Marshall Faulk, and (ugh) Many More


How Ajit Pai Is Screwing Us (No, Not That, Another Way)


In Honor of Kelly Marie Tran in 'The Last Jedi,' a Look at All the Asians Who Came Before Her!


Why Do Wal-Mart (and Many, Many Others) Sell Photos of Japanese Internment?


What Are You Watching, Rando Who Hacked My Hulu Account?


As David S. Pumpkins Returns To Save Us All, I Still Have Several Questions


ESPN Cancels 'Barstool Van Talk,' Everyone Loses!


'Halt and Catch Fire' Was an Impossible Show


If The Dodgers Lose The World Series... Blame Me


Sifting Through The Big Pile Of Sh**, Or The First Nine Months Of Trump


Doubling Down (On The Worst Ad Ever) With Dan Helmer!


The Twelve Tiers of Fall Television!


Lessons in Morality from Madden 18 and Longshot


Brian Stack: The Nicest Person in Comedy


The Various Types of "Oh, That Show"


The Folks at Droptree are Living Their Best Lives, Probably


On Friendship and Fantasy Sports


The Best Netflix Original Comedy Specials (So Far)


Sometimes We Can Have Nice Things (Even on Twitter!)


How Do The Ravens Work On 'Game of Thrones,' Anyway?


Things John Oliver Warned Us About: Civil Asset Forfeiture


So, About That Opening Scene in Last Night's Game of Thrones...


The Weird, Wonderful Work of Jon Bois, Internet Artist


Who Wins The Internet Day of Action?


Maybe the Cancellations of 'Freaks & Geeks' and 'Firefly' Were For The Best


The Shot That Made Me Hate (And Then Love) Justin Lin