0 Comments · Wednesday, April 23, 2014
The Daily Show has propelled more
comics to fame than just host Jon Stewart. Steve Carell, Ed Helms,
Stephen Colbert, John Oliver (OK, a lot of white guys) and many others
sparked their careers with regular appearances on Comedy Central’s “fake
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Move over, Sheldon. The Big Bang Theory may have helped popularize or mainstream “nerd culture,” but Silicon Valley keeps it real with sharp wit, spot-on tech
references and just a touch of social awkwardness — the makings of any
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 9, 2014
It’s the beginning of the end for Don Draper, the ’60s and another quality AMC drama as Mad Men (Season Premiere, 10 p.m. Sunday) embarks on the first half of its final chapter.
0 Comments · Wednesday, April 2, 2014
When it comes to a series that transports
viewers to another world and forces us to connect with countless
characters, only to have them hurled into a different direction (cue
the “Red Wedding” reaction reel), Game of Thrones (Season
Premiere, 9 p.m. Sunday, HBO) is king.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In 2030, a man sits his children down to
tell them the story of how their parents got together. Nine seasons
later, audiences are still eavesdropping on the Longest Story Every
Told, How I Met Your Mother (Series Finale, 8 p.m. Monday, CBS).
0 Comments · Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Spring is coming — despite what the weather would have us believe — with a fresh crop of new series and returning favorites.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Over the course of the second season of Vice we’ll delve into Evangelical support for Israel in the American Bible Belt, climate change in Greenland, bonded laborers in Pakistan’s brick kilns and other international stories of politics and culture from a wide range of correspondents.
0 Comments · Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Matthew McConaughey’s star power has
exploded over the past couple years, capped off with Sunday’s Academy
Award win for Best Actor in Dallas Buyers Club.
0 Comments · Wednesday, February 26, 2014
The dark and decadent dinner party that is Bryan Fuller’s Hannibal (Season
Premiere 10 p.m. Friday, NBC) returns this week, continuing its
grotesquely beautiful take on the story of Dr. Lecter, his companions
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blah. I don’t know about you, but I was expecting more out of Sunday's
finale of Downton Abbey Season Four. The entire season, in general, seems to have
lost its touch. Moments that used to flow together now seem forced with
excessive violin string plucks. And have I mentioned I’m still grieving for Matthew?
I think the reason why I am left so unsatisfied with this season is the fact
that the characters have been, well, happy.
(By English standards).
does this leave the cast of Downton?
who seems to be stuck between her two men, has a decision to make regarding her
future. She continues to refer to her son without any affection and turn her nose
down at Rose’s bad decisions.
Giamatti’s cameo as Cora’s brother was the only surprising thing to happen during
the 92-minute finale. I became bored with his American “bad-boy” act rather
quickly. His relationship with Rose’s friend was dull because there was no
character background to support the story. Come on, Fellowes! Make me connect
and bond with the characters before you make them fall in love with Paul
still remains the strongest, most progressive character on the show. With her
boyfriend missing, she went abroad and had a damn baby in Switzerland. Toward
the end of the episode, Edith makes a deal with the local pig farmer to secretly
raise her baby. Will Michael Gregson appear again next season? Is he secretly
involved in some Nazi business?
can’t get enough of Lady Edith, Laura Carmichael hosted an “Ask Me
Anything” on Reddit’s r/television thread Monday. She talks about taking Downton
personality quizzes online says about her fictional baby daddy’s disappearance:
“It’s a mystery. It’s always a mystery to us, the cast, when they do these
storylines. We’re constantly trying to figure out where a character is going to
go next. We read the script, Charlie (Gregson) and I, and were as in the dark
as everyone else!” Read more here.
suppose this season needed to be one of healing, since most of our characters
have endured extreme trauma (Anna). I expect Season Five, which is filming now, to
bring the heat. I need death, I need scandal. Because as much as I hate to
admit it, the constant agony these characters are put through makes for some
damn good television.