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'Boardwalk' Boss Seeks Power, No Forgiveness

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 12, 2012
The 1920s is an era romanticized and glorified, often by individuals who weren’t even alive at the time. Boardwalk Empire takes what we love about the ’20s, backed with historically based events and characters, and serves it up with whole a lot of darkness.  

The House of the Rising Son

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Despite being marketed as a violent testosterone fest, Sons of Anarchy (10 p.m. Tuesdays, FX) features a cast of strong characters and a storyline that is oddly relatable, making it far more than just a gritty dude show.  

Guilty Pleasures

1 Comment · Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Let’s face it: The majority of shows on TV can be considered “guilty pleasures” at best. Just based on the sheer ratio of churned-out, crappy television to quality programming, the Kardashians and gypsies far outnumber the Drapers and Game of Thrones. But there’s nothing wrong with a little indulgence, right?  

Fall TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 22, 2012
As summer winds down, students head back to school, football fans flex their tailgating muscles, fashionistas break out new wardrobes and TV people prepare for the return of fall favorites. Here’s a peek at what’s to come this season.  

Bullet in the Farce

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 15, 2012
When IFC took on Bullet in the Face (10 p.m. Thursday and Friday), the network embraced the campy side of action favorites to present an explosive, comedic television event.  

W. Kamau Bell Helps FX Reinvent Late Night

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell (11 p.m. Thursdays) features news commentary with humor from a quickly rising comic. Bell, named best San Francisco comedian by SF Weekly (among other publications), is known for his unique approach to race, politics and other social issues in stand-up.
  

Ten Seasons of 'Making It Work'

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 31, 2012
“You’re either in, or you’re out.” In addition to cranking out catchphrases, Heidi Klum has kept her infectious runway reality show going for nearly a decade. Project Runway pits designers against each other as they create ensembles to be shown on the catwalk and judged by big names in fashion.   

IFC Keeps it Weird with 'Comedy Bang! Bang!'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 25, 2012
When one of the guys behind Mr. Show and Between Two Ferns creates a podcast-turned-television series, you can’t expect a modern day Johnny Carson. Scott Auckerman's Comedy Bang! Bang! playfully spoofs the conventional talk show format, featuring interviews, shorts and skits  

'Small Town Security' Surprises With Big Time Entertainment

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 18, 2012
An unscripted series about a family-owned private security company in Ringgold, Ga., might be an unlikely follower to AMC’s grippingly dark Breaking Bad. But those who stuck around and actually watched the series premiere of Small Town Security (11 p.m. Sundays, AMC) got a glimpse at true TV gold.  

Walter White Explores Meth and Mortality

0 Comments · Tuesday, July 10, 2012
When high school chemistry teacher/part-time car washer Walter White was faced with this grim conundrum, he sought out a former student-turned-delinquent and created a new formula of crystal meth to pay for his medical bills and provide a safety net for his growing family. A six-time Emmy-winner, Breaking Bad goes beyond your standard good-person-gone-bad/drug-related drama. The writing is outstanding and each character’s performance is spot-on.  

Showtime's Baddest Mom Is in the 'Weeds'

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 4, 2012
During the past seven years, audiences have seen Mary-Louise Parker’s Nancy Botwin transform from loveable, suburban pot-dealing widow/mom to arsonist to Mexican cartel queen to prison lesbian and back again in Weeds.  

Existentialism in a Dog Suit

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 27, 2012
While there’s plenty of hilarious human-dog hijinks (verbalizing dog thoughts/characteristics never gets old), it’s the deep, psychological undertones that give Wilfred a dark edge not found in many other current shows (and makes it a great lead-in to Louie). While American remakes of shows tend to dumb down or lighten up, our Wilfred (with the same actor, Jason Gann, playing the title character) takes even more disturbing turns than its Australian counterpart.  

Sorkin's Series Goes Behind the Scenes of Nightly News

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 20, 2012
From writer/producer Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing, The Social Network, Moneyball) comes a new series about the people behind nightly cable news. The Newsroom (10 p.m. Sundays, HBO) follows journalist Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels) and his journey from fair-and-balanced News Night anchor to cable rebel after a revealing and potentially career-ending public outburst in which he shares his opinions about news and politics.   

'One Nation Under Dog' Kicks Off HBO Summer Doc Series

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 13, 2012
HBO’s Documentary Films Summer Series presents a different intriguing, timely film each Monday through July 30. The series covers a vast array of topics, from social issues to pop culture, each with a unique perspective. First up is One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Fear, Loss and Betrayal (9 p.m. Monday), a three-part documentary that sheds light on America’s complicated relationship with canines.  

Doin’ Bad Things in Bon Temps

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 6, 2012
A few seconds of True Blood’s opening credits (set to Jace Everett’s “Bad Things”) are all it takes to set the mood and excite audiences of the intoxicating vampire drama, which returns for a fifth season Sunday (9 p.m., HBO). With flashes of alternating sexual and religious, gritty, Southern-fried, swampy images, this intro perfectly encapsulates what fans love about the show without even mentioning vampires.