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"Even before a chainsaw is raised or a single extra goes torso-first into a great white’s gullet, it hints that Earth was struck by an earlier, unmentioned apocalypse: one that destroyed nearly everyone and everything not owned by Comcast Corporation."
This franchise can still be gross, surprising fun. But first, you have to swim past all the product placements.
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"It says something that Trump, a clown even by the forgiving standards of reality TV, is leading the polls–and it says something political, whether you like it or not."
Saying that his campaign isn't a legitimate political story may feel good, but it denies reality.
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"I don’t want the shows sealed off, as if they were the last remaining test tubes of smallpox virus, to be studied only by priestly critics like myself, lest they contaminate the masses. The worst tool for understanding history is the eraser."
Whatever ugly memories they bring up, TV shows are still part of our cultural history.
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"I wanted to share Lost with them even though they might hate the ending. More to the point, I wanted to share it with them BECAUSE they might hate the ending... Life itself is a multi-episode series that will eventually lead to a finale that you may find drawn out and unpleasant."
I know the show might let them down in the end. That's all the more reason to watch.
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"You know the saying about three-act drama, where you get your characters into a tree in the first act, throw rocks at them in the second, then get them down in the third? Game of Thrones gets them in a tree, throws rocks, then throws anvils and wildfire and death icicles, and then the tree comes to life and eats some of them."
Spoilers for Game of Thrones follow, of course: The second episode of Game of Thrones season 5 began with Arya Stark coming to Braavos and…
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“We’re shouting jokes into a sock and throwing it off a bridge.”
On his new podcast, the host and writers talk about defining their comedy after "Stephen Colbert."
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"At its most affecting it’s about something that can’t be massaged and mediated: a woman trying to live an honest life with her family, trying to close the decades-long distance between her self-image and her self presentation."
The documentary series showing Jenner's transition proves to be more sensitive than its Kardashian counterparts
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"I Am Jazz is an engaging story of a teen girl who has transitioned. But it is also the story of everyone else, transitioning."
A reality show about growing up transgender--and simply being a teenage girl--in the suburbs.
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Sundance's terrific slow-burn drama explores how, solved or unsolved, a murder case never truly ends.
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"Brian Williams lost his job as anchor of the NBC Nightly News for perpetuating one fiction, and for failing to perpetuate another."
Williams will serve as a breaking news anchor for MSNBC—which sends an odd mixed message in the wake of his much-publicized scandal
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"There’s a difference between 'not for me' and 'not for any decent person.'”
Sometimes even the best shows can be too much to take.
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"A study group is a collective endeavor. And so is a TV show: a character is the joint project of a creator and a writers’ room and a performer and directors and crew. And so is your life: you are yourself, of course, but you are also how your parents have shaped you and what your friends have done with you and what your loved ones will say about you after you are gone."
In what may be its last word, the comedy reminds us that we are all group projects.
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