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We’re living through another television “Golden Age,” from instant classics like “Breaking Bad” to traditional gems such as “Modern Family.” Hollywood in Toto watches the latest shows to help you decide what to binge watch and what to leave out of your Netflix queue.

What Critics Missed About HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’
2 months ago

What Critics Missed About HBO’s ‘Sharp Objects’

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HBO’s latest single season drama, “Sharp Objects,” came to its shocking finale Sunday.

Despite some brilliant performances the series is unfortunately a narrative failure.

This is the third adaptation of …
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Goldthwait Swings, Misses with Trump Attack
3 months ago

Goldthwait Swings, Misses with Trump Attack

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While Hollywood was out killing civility it also stuck a shiv into subtle storytelling.

Too many TV shows now directly reference the “Resistance,” immigration and other issues with all the …
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What Most Critics Missed About YouTube’s ‘Cobra Kai’
5 months ago

What Most Critics Missed About YouTube’s ‘Cobra Kai’

“Don’t bring your asthma, or your fake peanut allergies into my dojo,” William Zabka’s Johnny Lawrence tells a student during his first lesson in “Cobra Kai.”

“Uh, those are serious …
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Why It’s Time to Put ‘The X-Files’ Out to TV Pasture
9 months ago

Why It’s Time to Put ‘The X-Files’ Out to TV Pasture

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When “The X-Files” debuted in 1993 I was still using a VHS video recorder to tape my favorite shows.

Created by Chris Carter and starring a paranoid, conspiracy theory nut …
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Helms’ Apolitical ‘Fake News’ Can’t Help Bashing Guns
10 months ago

Helms’ Apolitical ‘Fake News’ Can’t Help Bashing Guns

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The timing for Comedy Central’s newest faux news special couldn’t be better.

The past few days saw ABC News serve up a megaton retraction, followed closely by Reuters and CNN. It’s …
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The Very Best TV Shows of 2017 (With One Stipulation)
11 months ago

The Very Best TV Shows of 2017 (With One Stipulation)

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Peak TV just keeps rolling along, and this year was no exception.

One begins to wonder how long this run of amazing television can last. For now, we’re golden. I’ll …
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The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP
11 months ago

The One Element ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Needs ASAP

“Star Trek: Discovery” is boldly going where virtually all of its predecessors have gone before.

The new series, available on the CBS All Access streaming service, just completed its fall …
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Comedy Central’s Jeff Ross Demands Open Borders
11 months ago

Comedy Central’s Jeff Ross Demands Open Borders

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Jeff Ross has a hard time keeping his immigration policies straight.

Compare these two comments made within a week of each other on Comedy Central.

Here’s Ross talking to Trevor …
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How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)
1 year ago

How Lynch’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Reinvented Television (Again)

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David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks: The Return” capped an extraordinary experiment.

A mystery that began decades ago, in which Special Agent Dale Cooper (Kyle MacLachlan) ascended to the town of Twin …
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The 1 Way ‘Laugh-In’ Crushes Today’s Political Humor
1 year ago

The 1 Way ‘Laugh-In’ Crushes Today’s Political Humor

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Suffice to say “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” would be problematic today.

The kitchen sink comedy never held back on a joke. Politics. Religion. Sex. The merry pranksters summoned as many …
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