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seth-tiki-1.jpg Seth Freilich, Technical Development/Senior Editor: Seth Freilich co-owns this site and helps keep the lights on, the servers humming, and the ban hammer cocked and loaded. He's also a Senior Editor and sometime critic. Seth lives in L.A. and loves it, though a piece of his black heart will always reside in the home of the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. You may email him here or follow him on Twitter.

Why We Say 'There Are No Good Cops'

It's Unclear Where We Go From Here, But There's a Lot More Burning In Store

Review: ‘Beastie Boys Story’ is the Story of a Life

Pajiba’s Favorite Movies of the 2010s

'Logan' is a Modern Western About Hope, Trauma, and Guns in the Valley

The One You Send to Kill the F*ing Boogeyman

Batman Movies – The Indisputable, Undeniable, Nondebatable Rankings

An Appreciation of ‘Game of Thrones’

Review: 'Frances Ferguson' Is Almost a Perfect Gem of a Comedy Except for This One Little Thing

We Don’t Know More About 'Avengers: Endgame' Than You Do - Be Careful What You Read on the Internet Lesson #246,745

Review: 'Museum Town' Asks Whether Art Can Save a Dying Town

'Porno' Is a Schlocky Low Budget Horror Comedy That Is Perfect For Drunk Midnight Viewing

Jessie Buckley Announces Her Presence in Wild Rose

Daveed Diggs Shines in 'Blindspotting,' an Amazing Movie that Laughs Its Way Through Questions About Racial Identity, Police Brutality and Gentrification

Review: Edie Falco Soars in Lynne Shelton's Painfully Funny, Painfully Sad 'Outside In'

Let’s Talk about that 'Jagged Little Pill' Musical Because Diablo Cody and Alanis Morissette and You Already Clicked, Didn’t You?

SXSW Review: 'Operation Odessa' Answers the Age-Old Riddle About Whether It's Possible to Buy a Nuclear Submarine

What's It Like to Go to Westworld? Turns Out, It's Real Easy to Get into Being a Black Hat...

How Should Audiences Interpret TV Shows and Finales?

Are We Getting That 'Watchmen' Show From HBO? Why?

Is "Peak TV" a Good Thing or a Bad Thing? Lindeloff and Schur Sound Off!

Two Of Today's Best Showrunners Talk About the Hollywood Reckoning

Damon Lindelof and Mike Schur are National Treasures

Why I Support Them

Ted Cruz Likes Hardcore Twitter Porn

Would the Secret Service Actually Die for Trump?

"Announcin' Your Plans is a Good Way to Hear God Laugh" - American Gods Review

'Free Fire' Review: Less a Movie and More a Symphony of Bullets

Review: Netflix's 'Win It All' -- Jake Johnson Doesn’t Know When to Hold ‘Em or When to Fold ‘Em

2017 SXSW Capsule Reviews – Porn, Sleep and Croatian Coen Brothers

The Night That Rachel Maddow Let Me Down

The Drunken Liveblog of 'Mac and Me' Because Sometimes You Suffer For Your Art and Sometimes Your Art Suffers You

Representative Ted Lieu is the Trump Troll We All Need

How Do We Talk With the Other Side?

The Women's March Was an Amazing Beginning - Let's Hold On To This Unity!

Nothing Says Friendship Like Forcing Your Friends To Watch Bad Movies

The Trump Administration is Stealing the WRONG Idea from 'The West Wing'

On Christmas, Nobody Can Hear You Scream, But Watch the Aliens: Covenant Trailer Anyway

Of Movie Tickets, Changing Jobs and Legacies

Finding My Way Forward by Looking to 2018

An Open Letter to America

The Bad Guy Rarely Thinks He’s the Bad Guy: Of Celebrity Enemies and Mea Culpas

'Bad Milo' Review: Great Butt Monster Movie? Or Greatest Butt Monster Movie?

Confronting a Parent's Death and 'Stand By Me,' On Its 30th Anniversary

52 Films By Women: It's a Moral Imperative That We Talk about Martha Coolidge's 'Real Genius'

The Ten Geekiest Shows ("The Big Bang Theory" Can Suck a D*ck)

I'll Watch My Stories Howsoever I Damn Well Please

Live Talking The Story of Tonight - The 2016 Tony Awards

I'm Sorry, Tatiana Maslany

Greg Berlanti's 'Supergirl' and 'The Flash' Just Schooled Zack Snyder's Hacky Ass

'Midnight Special' Movie Review: Jeff Nichols' Southern-Fried Close Encounters

'Don't Think Twice' Review: Mike Birbiglia's Heartbreaking Comedy About Improv and Career Growth

Slash Fiction, DJs, and Missing Husbands - A SXSW Roundup

Tatiana Maslany Is Just as Great without Her Clones, but The Other Half May Be Tom Cullen's Coming Out Party

You're the Vulgarian, You F*ck: Our Favorite Verbal Film Fights

The Youth Will Not Save Bernie Sanders

The TV/Movie Litmus Test

"I Told You Not to Say Anything. You Can't Go In There, Brazenly Flaunt the Rules and Then Think I'm Gonna Share With You."

Our Favorite Movie Moments

Pajiba's IP Lawyer Explains How Two Bills Running Through Congress Could Ruin the Internet and Put Us in Prison

Do Lawyers Have Good Taste?

The Boggling Seth MacFarlane Helps Ring in Sinatra's 100th Birthday Without Making A Single Dick Joke

'Sneakerheadz' Review: 'How Do We Distinguish a Normal Collection from a Hoarding Disorder?'

Haters Gonna Hate - City of Gold Shows a Delicious Reason to Love Los Angeles

'Who the F*ck Are The Residents?' – Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents Review

Tilda Swinton and Tom Hiddleston Bring Life to the Undead Vampire Flick, 'Only Lovers Left Alive'

Is It Wrong to Be Turned on by a Girl Slaughtering Seven Henchmen with a Pair of Hammers? - The Raid 2 Review

Did You Know that Edwyn Collins ('Empire Records' Soundtrack) Suffered Paralyzing Amnesia After a Brain Hemorrhage?

Love In the Time of Zombies -- 'The Desert' Review

'Wetlands' Review: It's Like 'The Parent Trap,' Only with Anal Fissures Instead of Twins

'Love Child' Review and the Troublesome Case of Online Gaming Addiction and Infant Homicide

She Take My Money, When I’m In Need – Marmato Review

Every Good Man Has a Little Bit of Bad – A Most Wanted Man Review

How Can a Film Featuring Lesbian Prostitutes Buying Pubic Wigs in a Cemetery Possibly Go Wrong? - The Foxy Merkins Review

Putting Hope in the Hopeless Middle East Conflict -- 'The Green Prince' Review

Gus Review: She's Having A Her Best Friend's Baby

'Sweetwater' Review: We Got Your B*tchface Right Here

The East Review: The Cult of Personality

The Only One “Arrested Development” Link Edition of Pajiba Love

"Doctor Who" or: How I Learned to Stop Thinking and Watch the Mess

Mud Review: A Powerful Movie About Heartbreak and Love, Featuring a Man Named Mud, and a Kid Named Neckbone

I Bet Alison Brie Wants to Go to a Rolling Stones Concert

Pajiba Love’s Outside Is Catching Up With Its Inside

Justin Timberlake and a Giant C*ck? …Oh. Wait. No. A Giant Croc. ‘Cause Yeah, That Makes Much More Sense

Downloaded Review: You Killed The Record Industry, You Medieval D*ckweed!

Haunter Review: Amityville Groundhog Day

We Cause Scenes Review: The Splendid Art of the Prank

Home Is Where the Heart Is Pierced on a Stick and Being Licked by TK Like a Lollipop

Upstream Color Review: There Are Indeed Companions More Companionable Than Solitude

Concussion Review: Warning, Head Trauma May Lead To Lesbianic Prostitution

The Therapeutic Anger Edition of Pajiba Love

No Review: The Power of Propaganda

Boobs! It's The All-T*ts Edition of Pajiba Love!

Life According to Sam Review: The Mind of an Eight-Year-Old In An Eighty-Year-Old's Body

Breathe In Review: Finding Someone To Play For

A Teacher Review: But Then My Homework Was Never Quite Like This!

I Have Always Depended On The Arbitrariness of Strangers

To Rome With Love Review: Sorry Aristotle, Sometimes the Sum of the Parts is Pure S***

Upfronts 2012: The CW Is ... Well ... It's Still Technically a Network

Upfronts 2012: CBS Thinks It's Elementary that the BBC/PBS "Sherlock" Is Too Smart for Mainstream America

Upfronts 2012: ABC Cuts My Life Into Pieces

Upfronts 2012: FOX Thinks It's Important to Have Friends ... and Fassbender's Penis

America's Parking Lot Review - Texas Forever, If You Can Afford It

Upfronts 2012: NBC Hopes that The "Friends" Monkey Was the Secret to Earlier Successes

"Community" News That May Make You Scream

The Cabin in the Woods Review: The Less You Know, The More Fun You'll Have

I Know That Voice Trailer - Why Not Zoidberg?

Electrick Children Review - Don't Leave Me Hanging On The Telephone

Compliance Review: Hang Up the F*cking Phone!

Brooklyn Castle Review: Smash Knights with Mics in Militant Mental Fights

The Raid: Redemption Review: Holy Sh*t

SXSW The Imposter Review: I Don't Know Why You Can't See

The Greatest Movie Chain Looks at the Greatest Summer of Movies

What TV Show Do You Wish You Lived In?

Ten Reasons to Watch the Season Premiere of "Cougar Town" Tonight

Teaching Kids in a Foreign Land About Laws Forbidding Robot Cyclists From Marrying ... I'd Watch the Sh*t Outta That Documentary

Perfect Sense Review: Something For Everyone -- Both Ewan's Mc and His Gregor, and Eva's Greens

Daymanstep Cometh

A New Season of MTV's "The Challenge" Is Almost Here! (And You Know It Makes Me Sick To Be On That List)

"House of Lies" Review - Because Look, The Pod Remains Convinced There's A Burning Platform But We Just Don't Have The Bandwidth To Go Into a Black Factory and Blow Up The Paradigms With A White Paper

"Lilyhammer" Trailer: I Love F*uckin' Cheese At My Feet! I Stick Motherf*ckin' Provolone In My Socks At Night, So They Smell Like Your Sister's Crotch In The Morning. Alright?

Merry Christmas (And Happy Other Denominational and Non-Denominational Holidays). Love, Pajiba

"Sons of Anarchy" Season 4 Review - Blue Balls

Ben Affleck can Suck David Morrissey's Dick

HBO Claims It Will Never Cut the Funiculus Umbilicalis

Melancholia Review - It's The End of the World As We Know It (And I Feel Like Punching Someone in the F*cking Face)

Storytellers: The Last Naked Eye

"Parks and Recreation: Road Trip" -- A Web Series I Would Watch Until the End of Time ... And Because Of Love

No, FX and Charlie Sheen, I Will Not Manage My Anger

Like Crazy Review: Long-Distance Runaround

BEING ELMO Review: I'll Still Murder Elmo If I Ever Run Into Him In a Dark Alley, But Now I'll Feel a Tinge of Regret About It

In Episode Three, Kiefer's Kid Gives Hurley Some Magic Lotto Numbers

"Homeland" Review: I Always Feel Like Somebody's Watching Me

Take Shelter Review: It's Just a Shot Away, It's Just a Shot Away

"Free Agents" Review - This Review Comes With an Olyphant Treat, Which Is Better Than The Show Deserves

"New Girl" Review - She's Doing Sexy Things With The Pillow

"The Sing-Off" Review: "F*ck a Beat, I'll Go A Capella"

The Guard Review: I Can't Tell If You're Really Mother F*cking Dumb or Really Mother F*cking Smart"

"The Torchwood Institute Was Created To Combat The Threat Posed By The Doctor And Other Phantasmagoria" ... But What Happens When "Torchwood" Itself Is The Problem?

The Recipe to Getting Sundance to Go Ga-Ga Over Your Film

The Histoy of Rap 2: Oh Baby You, You Got A Hair Weave, But You Say It's Your Real Hair...

With "The Challenge: Rivals," MTV Reminds Us What A True Guilty Pleasure Is

Who's A Bigger Dick: Emperor Claudius Or Paul Reiser?

The Best Little Moviehouse in Texas (Which Is In The Magnited States of America)

A Trio of Trailers - Take Two And Throw The Third In The Bushes

Upfronts 2011: Buffy Returns Home

Upfronts 2011: CBS, Same As It Ever Was

2011 Upfronts - ABC Brings Back "Jiggle TV"

2011 Upfronts - Foxy, You Make Me Wanna Get Up And Scream

2011 Upfronts - N ... B ... See-Ya Later Last Place?

Landry And Tyra Dump Wonder Woman's Corpse Into The River

Hesher Review: Joseph Gordon-Levitt Is Smashing Through The Boundaries, Lunacy Has Found Me, Cannot Kill The Battery

Jon Cryer To CBS Execs: "Dude, Where's My Hugh Grant?"

Fox Takes a Dump on Shawn Ryan's Chest While Rejiggering Its Fall Schedule

Detention Review: We Didn't Start The Fire

A Wicked F*ing Time In Boston: Southie, An "Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations" Production

Would Ned Stark Or Viserys Targaryen Win In A Game Of Penny Can?

Source Code Review: You'd Take The Red Pill, Am I Right Or Am I Right? Or Am I Right? Or Am I Right?

"Teen Wolf" Trailer: Where's The Werewolf Doing A Handstand On Top Of Stiles' Wolfmobile And Making A Fool Of Himself?

Two Amy Ponds Flirting With Themselves ... Do I Need To Tell You Anything Else?

The Key Man Review: There's A Sucker Born Every Minute

The Music Never Stopped Review: Every Silver Lining's Got a Touch of Gray

This News Isn't As Good As Pretty Dark-Haired Women And Breakfast Foods, But It's Pretty Close

The City Dark Review: I Don't Think This Is What Carl Sagan Meant By "It's Better To Light A Candle Then To Curse The Darkness"

Turkey Bowl Review: Put A Little Mustard On It

I Can Admit It: I'm Part Of What's Wrong With America

Eloquent Eloquents, Assemble: A Call to Arms

You Can Stop Believing: The Collapse of American Society is Nigh

Revisiting "Californication": Does a Show's Moral Footing Matter When It's Got Rob Lowe Miming Hummers?

"Nikita" - The Best Show You're Not Watching While You Burn Calories

Where The Hell is Our Reality Show About the Muppets?

Page One: A Year Inside the New York Times Introduces a Question for a New Generation: "Mommy, What's a Newspaper?"

Actually, It's Miss Chanandler Bong

Forgive Me Father For My Movie is Sin

Both Ewan's Mc and His Gregor, and Eva's Greens

I Want to Suck... (*Mission Accomplished*)

I Guess Wanting Your Money Back After Seeing the Latest Kate Hudson Suckfest Isn't Just an American Thing

Who Knew Unitards Were Such a Nightmare?

How To Make Your Audience Walk Out In Six Easy Steps

You Want To Settle This With a Fight?

"Chess and me, it's hard to take them apart."

Good Morning, Worm, Your Honor

One Bad Apple Can Spoil A Bushel

"Do You Know Where You Are? This Is Homicide!"

Now I Understand Why Elvis Shot His TV

Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator ... and got too old

"You keep saying you want to change things, but you keep repeating old behavior. You can't have it both ways."

World Be Getting Warmer, People Be Getting Colder


Pure and Disposed to Mount Unto the Stars

Five Most Anticipated New TV Shows

The CW's 2010/2011 Schedule

$#*! My CBS Will Be Airing This Fall

CBS' 2010/2011 Schedule

The only thing that matters is what that jury believes!!!

ABC's 2010/2011 Schedule

I Wonder How Bad the Shows Were That Didn't Get Picked Up

Fox's 2010/2011 Schedule

NBC's 2010/2011 Schedule

There's a Reason These Didn't Make the Fall Schedule

"Outsourced" Is the New "Cavemen" -- You Heard It Here First!

NBC's Giving Us More "Chuck"

"Then came the day MTV blew us away...."

India Is Different Than Us

"A wall has always been the best place to publish your work"

"Mr. Brainwash is a force of nature, he's a phenomenon. And I don't mean that in a good way."

But I Can't Do This All On My Own

The fame and glory isn't just for those pissah Jehsey Shoor rats no more!

Sometimes Building Ivory Towers, Sometimes Knocking Castles Down

In this Country, You Gotta Make the Money First. Then When You Get the Money, You Get the Power. Then When You Get the Power, Then You Remake the Movies!

I'm Fascinating ... I Write Wonderful Music

Two and a Half Thumbs Up!

The following take place between "smell ya" and "later"

"Ya Make Me Pull, I'll Put Ya Down"

I'm Lying Alone with My Head on the Phone

It's wrong to talk about skeeting and Betty White in the same sentence, ain't it?

The Adventure of Reviewing a Film

All I Want ... Is This Show to Start Airing Now!

I Want More Life, F*cker I Ain't Done

"Did you learn nothing from my chemistry class?"

"Oh captain, my captain - Ron Swanson, a swan song"

"The human body can be drained of blood in 8.6 seconds given adequate vacuuming systems."

If They Say You're Breaking Bad, You Better Call Saul!

The Truth Behind the Oscars' Crazy-White-Kanye Lady, and the Solution to Spicing Up the Oscars

NBC is a Good Network...

Dick-infested Man Mattress!

Milch, Mann and HBO?

It's so hard to say goodby...


The Ten Best Sci-Fi Films of the Aughts

The Five Best UK Television Shows of the Aughts

2009 TV Year in Review

Oh my god, oh my god, oh my god!!!

What Happens After Harry Potter's Balls Drop

SAMCRO Could Use a Member Who Can't Die

Searching for Ben Linus

Curiouser and Curiouser ...

A Great Thing, Three Good Things, and a Meh

Doing It for Harry

I Know This Phrase Is Overused But I Don't Care...

"I Have 30 Years of Experience Entertaining Fine Americans Just Like You"

It's All a Lot of Simple Tricks and Nonsense

"I think I popped my implant."

Big Glossy Shiny Gloss-Covered Entertainment

The 2009 Emmy Awards Open Thread

"Men face reality and women don't. That's why men need to drink."

"Does Your Cat Make Toooo Muuch Noise?"

"Never had anything you doctors didn't try to cure with leeches"

The Best TV Robots

Setting the differential equations equal to zero gives braaaaaaaaiiiiiiins

Right after Murder and Mayhem and the Rescue in California - Tony Danza!

Men like Mr. Seth Bullock There Raise the Camp Up.

"Lovely kids, so full of energy, makes you feel alive."

A Hodgepodge of TV News, Take 2

A Hodgepodge of TV News, Take 1

My Dad is Killer


Robert DeNiro, Go Get Me a Motherfucking Iced Tea!

Donny, Shut the Fu--When Do We Play?

"I thank my parents for somehow raising me to have confidence that is disproportionate with my looks and abilities."

These are the truest words I've ever read!

Exclusive: Pajiba's Biggest Piece of Breaking News Ever -- We've Got The Emmy Nominations Early!!!

Phooey Indeed!

Bedtime Stories Shouldn't Make Me Want to Do Such Dirty Things

Greeeeeeeeys iiiiiiiiin spaaaaaaaaaaace!

Theorizing that one could avenge within his own lifetime, Mr. Seth Freilich stepped into the Murdertank and vanished ...

Sorry if I get a little Homeric at times. That's genetic, too.

The Guy on First.

Buy this product, vote for this candidate, go to this concert ...

What? Am I nervous ? Its you who's in the hot seat, my friend!

Full Frontal Nerdity

Ham on, ham on, ham on whole wheat, all right!

What Sound Does Scooby Doo Make When He Climaxes?

Zach and Jason are Too Bored to Make a Porno

The Beating of Our Hearts is the Only Sound

It's Always Drunk as a Skunk in Philadelphia

Who are the World F*cking Champions?

If for any reason you're not completely satisfied, I hate you

Zack Attack Gives Public Enemey a "Time Out"

This Show Needs an Injection of Something Better, Stat!

Don't need nuthin, but a good time...

Hi. Do you like vans and duct tape? I have a clown suit in my basement.

Favorite TV Cooking Personalities

"Vultures! Vultures! Come in vultures!"

Best Movies with a Color in the Title

That's Captain Green Tight-pants to you!

"Does the brain control you or are you controlling the brain?"

The Transforminators

"You Don't Need an Upfront, You Need Therapy"

Aliens and Witches and Face Slaps, Oh My!

Best Movie Robots

The CW's 2009/2010 Schedule

The New "Tonight Show" Set

"Second chances are a powerful thing."

CBS' 2009/2010 Schedule

ABC's New Shows are Looking Flabby

NBC's 2009/2010 Schedule

ABC's 2009 Fall Schedule

"We're past life specialists. We think one of those girls has been reincarnated into our client."

Fox's 2009/2010 Schedule

Tom Hanks, He a Funny Guy

Milton Green Needs a Kidney

I'm So Happy, I Could Jump in a Pool With My Clothes On!

"Dollhouse" is renewed...

Best Sitcom Floozey

Party Time. Excellent!

Favorite TV Lawyers

The Long Goodbye

Best TV Drunks

The Coolest TV Characters of All-Time

Well I Didn't Need to Look into the Future to See This Coming

G'Bye, "Scrubs"

The Coolest Spaceships in Movies and TV

"The people cannot have wells, and so they take rain water."

The Worst Final Lines in Good Movies

How David E. Kelley Might Help Save "Chuck"

You Know, I Always Thought Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs was Missing a Good Pint of Ale

NBC's Fall Shows

There's Nothing Funny About Superhero'ing

A Turd in a Bucket is not Logical

What He Said....

Jeffster Lives, Man!

The Modern Day Ritual

"Kings" Is an Even Bigger Flop On Saturday Nights

I might have made me a few enemies thereabouts.

"I've got to leave, it's time for a show"

Fixing Fox's F-Ups One Blog Post at a Time

Joss Whedon Could Take a Lesson from Brian Austin Green

Squeaky Bun Time

One Movie Wonders

Doin' a Little East Coast Fling