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Tim Grierson

Tim Grierson is a contributing editor at MEL. He writes about film and pop culture for Screen International, Rolling Stone and Vulture.

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The Wrinkly, Decrepit History of the Geezer Buddy Comedy

In the early 1970s, Neil Simon was revisiting several ideas for plays that he had started only to abandon. One of them seemed to have…

‘Sex Education’ Normalizes Our Sexual Hang-Ups — But It Also Makes Them Overly Cute

(Warning: There will be SPOILERS for Season One of Sex Education.) “You’re 16 — you’re not supposed to know the answers to anything.” Those are…

TV Shows and Movie Franchises That Got Bad Before Becoming Good Again

It’s one of the most depressing experiences: You love a particular movie or TV series, only to watch it suddenly crash and burn when the…