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Realistic Female Humor Champions Lena Dunham’s 'Girls'

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 11, 2012
A group of young women balance life, love and work as they try to make their mark on New York City. Sound familiar? But where Carrie and Co. represented an embellished fantasy of glamorous, high-powered, sexualized New Yorkers, HBO’s Girls offers a more realistic view of entering adulthood as a 21st century female.   

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Starz Debut Exposes Elusive ’50s Magic City

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Premium cable’s apparent answer to Mad Men, Magic City (10 p.m. Friday, Starz) opens on New Year’s Eve 1958 in Miami Beach, Fla. Ike Evans (played by Javier Bardem-lookalike Jeffrey Dean Morgan) owns the luxurious Miramar Playa Hotel, the pinnacle of Miami vacationing and nightlife.  

War Is On the Horizon In 'Game of Thrones'

0 Comments · Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Based on George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, this fantastical medieval drama isn’t just for fantasy nerds. Game of Thrones follows the major families in the Seven Kingdoms of Westeros (think post-Dark Ages Europe), all with their respective lands, on the brink of all-out war over who will take the all-powerful Iron Throne.  

Don Draper and Co. Put the 'Mad' in March Madness

2 Comments · Wednesday, March 21, 2012
“Mad men” was a real term for the advertising kings of Madison Avenue in Manhattan during the 1960s, created by those very same men. How telling.  

Goin’ Down to South Park: 16 Years and Counting

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Who would have thought that a cutout animation featuring four potty-mouthed kids, one of the first viral Internet videos, would go on to become an international phenomenon?  

Shameless’ Gallaghers: Not Your Average Modern Family

0 Comments · Tuesday, March 6, 2012
American remakes of British television shows tend to be hit or miss. The Office certainly found a place in America’s heart, but countless others just didn’t quite make the trip across the pond. Showtime’s Shameless gives an award-winning Brit series a Chicago-style makeover, resulting in one of the grittiest portrayals of lower class family life on U.S. television.   

Place Your Bets on HBO’s Luck

0 Comments · Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A show about horseracing might seem too niche to captivate a wide audience, but HBO’s Luck is entertaining for all types of viewers thanks to the varied perspectives from inside the track. Dustin Hoffman stars as Ace, an organized crime man fresh out of his stint in federal prison.   

Kenny Powers Is Coming Back Fucking Soon

1 Comment · Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Some television characters are so ridiculous, yet somehow so true-to-life, we have a hard time separating the actor from the role. Like Tina Fey’s Liz Lemon or Steve Carell’s Michael Scott, comedian Danny McBride has truly made Eastbound and Down’s Kenny Powers an extension of himself. (Go ahead, make a boner joke — Kenny would.)   

The Walking Dead Brings Zombies to Primetime

0 Comments · Wednesday, February 8, 2012
When filmmaker George Romero directed 1968’s Night of the Living Dead, he surely had no clue zombies would turn into a cultural phenomenon. While tons of horror films give way to camp, sex or bad special effects, Living Dead remains a classic and has prompted a cult of the zombie-obsessed.   

Delocated Unmasks the Humor Behind Reality Television

0 Comments · Tuesday, January 31, 2012
An American testifies against the Russian mob, forcing him and his family to enter the Witness Protection Program, move to New York City and … make a reality show about it! This is the premise of Adult Swim’s sleeper hit Delocated (midnight Thursdays, Cartoon Network).  

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