0 Comments · Wednesday, July 22, 2015
The 2015 Emmy Awards nominees were
announced last Thursday, stacking some of the best television shows,
specials and movies against one another. Andy Samberg will host the big
show on Sept. 20, but here’s what we know so far.
0 Comments · Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Last season’s finale of Hannibal (Season
Premiere, 10 p.m. Thursday, NBC) left viewers in shock. Outside of the
typical sensory overload the show consistently presents, that last
episode marked what very well could be the end for several main
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 27, 2015
With Joe and Gordon commanding much of the first season of ’80s tech drama Halt and Catch Fire (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, AMC) — which ended quite disastrously for the characters — it onl
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Check out these new seasons and series debuting this summer.
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Throughout its seven seasons, Mad Men has remained as elusive as its complicated
lead character Don Draper. Audiences never quite knew what the
heavy-drinking, handsome ad man would do next, much like the story
0 Comments · Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Early into the second season of Silicon Valley (10
p.m. Sundays, HBO), data compression startup Pied Piper is experiencing
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
apocalyptic scenarios, we often imagine the lucky few to survive as
being the toughest, hardest, most disciplined born leaders. Phil Miller
is none of these things.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Comedians playing fictional versions of
themselves on scripted television is nothing new — just ask Lucille Ball
or Jerry Seinfeld — but it’s certainly a hot trend right now.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 15, 2015
The phrase “best TV show you’re not watching” is overused, but Orphan Black is one of
the few shows that’s definitely deserving of the title.
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Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings
Jon Stewart is stepping
down as host of The Daily Show sometime
later this year, and now we know who will be taking his spot: 31-year-old South
African comedian Trevor Noah. He joined The
Daily Show as a correspondent last December. As to be expected, people
scoured his Twitter feed to find something to be offended about see a
sampling of his work, but despite some “controversial tweets,”
overall Noah seems to be a great fit for the show. Watch some of his stuff
The Walking Dead fans got their first peek at the series’ spinoff show, recently titled Fear the Walking Dead (yawn), during last
week’s super-packed, super-long, intense season finale. While details like
these are just now being confirmed, it was revealed that the show will premiere
this summer, meaning basically 365 Walking
Dead. If the blink-and-you’ll-miss-it trailer is any indication, the series
will explore the early days of the zombie outbreak, which is very exciting for
fans of the original or just the genre (It’s almost an unwritten rule that
zombie media focus on the fallout instead of the cause.) Gone Girl’s Kim Dickens (who also had recent stints on Sons of Anarchy and House of Cards) will star.
Who doesn’t love a good pop
culture map? Thrillist
compiled all the real locations from Broad
City’s second season into one convenient map so you can make like Abbi and
Ilana the next time you’re in NYC.
LEGO may soon be making a Golden Girls-inspired toy set complete
with Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, Sophia and their iconic kitchen.
On the heels of HBO’s
Scientology documentary Going Clear, SNL offered hilarious commentary in the
form of a fake 1990s music video for fake religion Neutrology.
This actual Scientology
video appears to be the inspiration.
Which is real, which is a
Game of Thrones is coming! Season Five premieres Sunday and by the final episode this
year, the show will be completely “off books,” meaning this is the time to get
your revenge on any Song of Ice and Fire-reading
friends who’ve spoiled anything for you. No one is safe! Check out this week’s television column
for a look at the season plus TV picks for the week (Veep, Silicon Valley and Louie are back, too!). Further reading
to get in the Thrones mood: Jon Snow
as a terrible dinner party guest;
The Gang of Thrones?: Mac and Charlie may be coming to Westeros;
Gay of Thrones — the Funny or Die GOT recap
show I can’t believe I missed out on until today (Thanks, Kenneth!).
If people left parties the same way
they quit Facebook:
Looking for a Netflix
offering to binge on/obsess over? Watch Black
Mirror stat. The British mini-series (as in only three episodes per season
— so binge wisely) is like a modern approach to The Twilight Zone, with each episode taking on a different cast and
story loosely based around technology and a not-so-distance dystopian future. Serious mind-blowing stuff.
Speaking of Netflix, 17 new
episodes of cult favorite Arrested
Development are supposedly on their way to the streaming platform. Start
saving those vacation days now!
Also, the Orange Is the New Black Season Three
trailer is here:
File this under: Tricks to
Make Me Pay Attention to Politics: Rand Paul’s Drag Race.