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HBO Doc Shines New Light on Scientology

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (8 p.m. Sunday, HBO), based on the book by Pulitzer Prize winner Lawrence Wright, looks to dispel rumors and drop some serious information about Scientology on the masses.  

To Repel Ghosts

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 11, 2015
There is this joke among black people — remember first that humor about cultural diminishment ain’t funny and not all blacks know one another — that says Black History Month is in February because it’s the shortest month of the year.  

Fall TV Preview

0 Comments · Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer, and with that comes the return of hit shows — many for their final seasons — and some new hopefuls.  

Goodbye to "Bad Things" and Bon Temps

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 20, 2014
With two buzzed-about awards shows coming up this week — Sunday’s VMAs and the Emmys on Monday — this space would typically be dedicated to one of those. In a selfish but necessary decision, I must instead turn to True Blood, which ends its seventh and final season this week.  

The Many Faces of Chris Lilley

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Chris Lilley is a master of disguise. The Aussie multi-hyphenate creates, writes, directs and stars in mockumentary-style comedies in which he plays a collection of diverse characters — sometimes all at once.   

The First 'Knick' Is the Deepest

0 Comments · Wednesday, August 6, 2014
While The Knick is a drama, written by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler, its basis is in true medical history with the earliest surgeons at the start of the 20th century. Director Steven Soderbergh paints a beautifully grotesque picture of New York’s Knickerbocker Hospital, with imagery that leaves viewers covering their eyes … only to peek through their fingers.   

Two New Relationship Comedies Hit FX

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The ups and downs of dating and marriage have long lent themselves to comedic entertainment. From I Love Lucy to Married with Children, it’s fun to watch couples navigate their quirks.  

We’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

television, Masters of Sex, Brew Dogs, Wilfred, The Bridge, Welcome to Sweden, Working the Engels, True Blood, Ray Donovan, The Leftovers, The Strain, Nathan For You

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Sex may still be considered a taboo topic in America today, but 60 years ago many were completely in the dark about what was going on “down there.” Researchers Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson pushed to relate activity between the legs to activity between the ears with the science of sex.   

‘Nathan For You’ and the Sacha Baron Cohen Dilemma

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Prank shows are nothing new. Candid Camera spanned seven decades, Punk’d targeted celebs and now even Betty White has a prank show for old people called Off Their Rockers. Nathan For You (10:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Comedy Central) is pegged as a prank show or parody of the dime-a-dozen business-rescue programs on today, but it’s actually much more.  

The Other 98 Percent

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The haunting trailer for The Leftovers (Series Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday, HBO) sets the scene perfectly: A busy mom, on the phone, secures her fussy infant son in his car seat before buckling up and heading home. As she details the day’s schedule on the phone, the baby cries in the background.   

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