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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.

Why ‘VICE’ Might Get HBO Pink Slip Next
2 years ago

Why ‘VICE’ Might Get HBO Pink Slip Next

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I’m paraphrasing a bit, but Paley was a stickler for not messing with the viewer by changing around the times and days of programs. That was especially true for the …
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Carvey ‘Destroys’ Socialism in New Netflix Special
2 years ago

Carvey ‘Destroys’ Socialism in New Netflix Special

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“Destroyed” belongs to Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert and Samantha Bee, comedians who aggressively toe the liberal line. Mainstream media headline writers do the rest, recording how the trio “destroys” whatever …
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How Sunday’s ‘Westworld’ Changed Everything
2 years ago

How Sunday’s ‘Westworld’ Changed Everything

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Titled “Chestnut,” the show’s second week quickly moved beyond the pilot to establish its deeper themes and its bold corporeal potential.

Caution: Story spoilers ahead…

Let’s recap for a moment …
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Anatomy of ‘SNL’ Bias: The Trump-Clinton Debate
2 years ago

Anatomy of ‘SNL’ Bias: The Trump-Clinton Debate

Alec Baldwin, hired to portray Donald Trump this season, is freakishly good in the role. And the long-running show’s liberal biases are still firmly in place.

Let’s break down the …
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Why Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ Demands Your Respect
2 years ago

Why Fox’s ‘Exorcist’ Demands Your Respect

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There was a time when William Peter Blatty’s 1971 novel, “The Exorcist” and William Friedkin’s 1973 film adaptation could inspire dread just by mentioning them.

Upon its release, Friedkin’s film …
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Emmys Telecast: Bashing Trump and the ‘Patriarchy’
2 years ago

Emmys Telecast: Bashing Trump and the ‘Patriarchy’

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The Republican presidential candidate wasn’t in attendance during Sunday’s Emmy Awards. His spirit wore a virtual “kick me” sign all the same.

This wasn’t a political soiree. The event honored …
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Are These Your New Amazon Streaming Obsessions?
2 years ago

Are These Your New Amazon Streaming Obsessions?

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Amazon just released its latest batch of pilots for viewer judgment. The new releases consist of three comedy pilots – a vehicle for Jean-Claude Van Damme, a reboot of a …
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4 Can’t Miss Summer Shows, 3 to Avoid
2 years ago

4 Can’t Miss Summer Shows, 3 to Avoid

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May sweeps would end, studios would pack it in for a summer break and odd sports like bowling, would have their time to shine.

Today, summer is a competitive television …
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How ‘Slasher’ Embraces Its (Bloody) Good Name
2 years ago

How ‘Slasher’ Embraces Its (Bloody) Good Name

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In particular, 1984 was the year the PTA famously picketed screenings of “Silent Night, Deadly Night” and Siskel & Ebert lambasted films they dubbed “Women in Danger” and “Dead Teenager Movies.”


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Why You Should Revisit ‘Cop Rock’ Debacle
2 years ago

Why You Should Revisit ‘Cop Rock’ Debacle

In addition to westerns, audiences couldn’t get enough of movies where characters burst into song, declaring their passion through singing and dancing. In the Golden Age of Cinema, stars like Esther …
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