Television

TV Review: Samantha Bee’s “Full Frontal” — Deserves All the Buzz

May 23, 2016
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It says something about where we are at as a country when the absurdist’s voice is the only one that is persuasively human.

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TV Commentary: The Golden Globes — Reliably Disappointing

January 13, 2016
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The Golden Globes Equation: Glitz + Glamor + Action = Win.

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TV Review: “Flesh and Bone” — Once Again, Ballet as a Crazed Deathmatch

November 30, 2015
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If the creators of Flesh and Bone want to whip upanother trite soap opera, that’s their prerogative. But hush about the “realism.”

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TV Review: “Master of None”—Aziz Ansari’s Masterful New Show

November 17, 2015
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Master of None is an exercise in emotionally intelligent storytelling that delves into the real lives of its characters.

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TV Review: “The Knick”—Rewarding, But Not for the Faint of Heart

November 6, 2015
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Cinemax’s The Knick is gruesome, grim, and certainly not for the faint of heart.

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Fuse TV Review: “Fargo” Season Two—Viscid, Vivid, and Nearly Perfect

October 17, 2015
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If the first episode is any indication, season two of FX’s Fargo is going to be an almost pitch-perfect sophomore effort.

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TV Commentary: Jon Stewart — He Told Us to Put the Bong Down

August 26, 2015
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There’s no question Jon Stewart had the attention of millions but, all kidding aside, was he a part of the political game or just a color commentator?

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TV Commentary: A Fan’s Meditations on the Finale of “Mad Men”

May 29, 2015
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People bonded with the product Mad Men was selling, but what were they falling for?

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TV Review: “Mad Men” Finale — Read the Art?

May 19, 2015
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My conclusion is that Mad Men is abstract, like some of the art in the series.

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Television Review: “Mad Men” – Reflections on the Finale

May 19, 2015
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The revolution may be televised, but it is also going to be packaged and sold back to us.

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