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Louis C.K’s awesome comedy series Louie

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in Video on Thursday 2 June 2011

There is a gut-wrenching honesty to Louis C.K.’s comedy that makes it impossible to stop watching. One might describe Louie as a more relatable Curb Your Enthusiasm, but that would do the writing and the show a disservice because Louie is a real person (not a Hollywood bazillionaire) and seems to crystallize many universal but […]

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Eastbound and Down season two

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in Video on Thursday 2 June 2011

Kenny Powers is an epic, archetypal character living out one of the greatest lost-glory stories of all time. I’ve watched it three times now, and it keeps getting better. This is a crew that has hit a sweet spot, and it’s inspiring to watch their creation.

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Parks and Recreation starring Rontanamo Bay

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in Video on Monday 23 May 2011

I wanted so badly to like Parks and Recreation when it first came on; but it not only lacked funny, it was also pretty snoresville. So it was with great trepidation that I resumed watching Season 2, after hearing people everywhere say: ‘It’s really funny’. And now I say to you, dear reader, it is really funny.

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Jon Glaser’s Delocated comedy series

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in Video on Monday 23 May 2011

I think Jon Glaser is the driest comedian alive. He’s not for everyone, but I’m convinced that everything he does is genius (and funny). Delocated (produced by PFFFR, creators of awesome/fucked, Wondershowzen). What would already be a pretty funny show becomes even darker and more twisted with the addition of ‘Jon’s’ black ski mask and […]

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Yacht: the coolest band around?

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in New Music on Saturday 14 May 2011

I’ve always liked Yacht. Psychic City’s lackadaisical Tom Tom Club Street Pop blew my mind. But I just saw them live again, touring for their new record, and it blew me away. Jona is now leading the band and Claire is front and center. Imagine Brigitte Nielsen fronting the Rolling Stones. Synchronized dance moves, sincere […]

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Brilliant Adventure Time cartoon series

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By Paul Sprangers from Free Energy in Video on Saturday 14 May 2011

This is the perfect cartoon. It’s like a person with a well-developed personality. It’s gentle, and has a wide-eyed enthusiasm for pure imagination, but the characters use contemporary, up-to-the-minute slang and usually deal with insane situations in realistic ways. It is one of the most weird, creative, and satisfyingly entertaining shows I’ve seen in a long time. Also, the animation reminds me of late 80s computer games or something made on MS Paint.

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