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    Discuss: What Do The Season 2 “Reboots” Of ‘Fargo’ & ‘True Detective’ Say About The Future Of TV?

    Hey, ever hear the one about how we’re living in a “Golden Age of Television”? Of course you have. It’s a cliché so often repeated by now that it has the ring of well-duh irrefutable truth. And even the staunchest holdouts, proud to not know their Walter Whites from their Red Reznikovs, can’t deny t...

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    Thoughts on Aaron McGruder's New Adult Swim Series 'Black Jesus' After Last Night's Premiere?

    The series finds Jesus living in present day Compton, CA on a daily mission to spread love and kindness throughout the neighborhood, with the help of his small but loyal group of downtrodden followers.

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    Watch 1981 TV Report 'Racial Stereotyping: Inside & Out' (What's Changed 30+ Years Later?)

    Nothing particularly new here. But I like postings *artifacts* like this, if only to remind us of just how little has changed in over 30 long years, when it comes to depictions of black people on film and TV!

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    Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

    As hulking and lavish as the Titanic, "Downton Abbey" appears unsinkable -- especially when it comes to Emmy voters and fans. But the series, whose first episode began with news of that famous ship's North Atlantic disaster, is not immune to rough seas. Does the disappointing fourth season of "Downt...

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    Bonds, Deceptions & Dreams: An Overview of Starz's 8-Episode Freshman Series 'Power'

    Power deals with numerous themes over the course of its eight-episode season. I felt that it would be important to highlight some of these themes as significant threads that were a constant.

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    LatinoBuzz: Actress Gina Rodriguez On Her New Show 'Jane the Virgin'

    Back in 2012, a small indie film called "Filly Brown" premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Instantly it was a breakout hit. In Park City, on the internet, in trade publications, and on blogs people could not stop talking about the talented newcomer Gina Rodriguez. Her dazzling performance in Fil...

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    Career Watch: TV Provides Stepping Stone to Film for Edgy Emmy Nominees Dreyfuss, Driver, Louis C.K.

    These days, a movie star can easily make the switch to TV with no loss of stature. In fact, Matthew McConaughey’s acclaimed work on the HBO series “True Detective” probably helped to seal the deal on his Oscar win for “Dallas Buyers Club.” But taking the leap from TV to film? That’s an iffier propo...

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    Remembering The Remarkably Unremarkable Short-Lived 'Tenafly' TV Series

    Long forgotten and overlooked, the short lived NBC series "Tenafly" was important and groundbreaking in its own quiet subtle way.

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    10 Controversial TV Episodes Pulled From Air

    Late last week, details emerged online about the plotline to a never-shot season 2 episode of “Seinfeld” titled “The Bet.” It’s an interesting story in its own right, and an extreme case in that while it was scripted and cast, cameras never rolled on it, with both the director and the actors getting...

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    Watch 43-Minute Documentary on the Making of 'The Walking Dead' (Take a Peek Behind the Curtain)

    The special gives fans a peek behind the curtain, revealing secrets of how various aspects of the show works.

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the shows we're watching


  • Louie
    next episode: Monday, June 9th @ 10PM
  • Fargo
    next episode: Tuesday, June 10th @ 10PM
  • Veep
    next episode: Sunday, June 8th @ 10PM