BOJACK HORSEMAN Returns, Better and Bleaker Than Ever
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Streaming/VOD Review

BOJACK HORSEMAN Returns, Better and Bleaker Than Ever

It’s not like BoJack Horseman was ever the most uplifting of shows. This is a television program that once built a running gag around a…

VICE PRINCIPALS: McBride Delivers Uncomfortable Comedy
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Review

VICE PRINCIPALS: McBride Delivers Uncomfortable Comedy

Jody Hill and Danny McBride are among comedy’s most interesting collaborators, and their work often portrays characters who are utterly repulsive on the surface, casual…

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 208: HBO’s ALL THE WAY
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Event Review

PODCAST: ‘Riding in Cars with Boy(s)’ -Ep. 208: HBO’s ALL THE WAY

    Premiere photos provided by Jay Godwin. All the Way is now available on HBO NOW, HBO Go, and HBO On Demand.

The Tightening Noose of THE AMERICANS
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TV Review

The Tightening Noose of THE AMERICANS

The Americans is currently in the midst of the greatest bait-and-switch in American dramatic television since Breaking Bad. It can be easy to forget, given…

DAREDEVIL Season 2 Outshines Season 1
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TV Review

DAREDEVIL Season 2 Outshines Season 1

(SPOILER ALERT: Watch all of Daredevil before reading any of this.) Daredevil season one was a mixed bag. On the one hand, it had great…

The Smiling Nihilism of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA
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TV Review

The Smiling Nihilism of IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA

We talk a lot about ‘jump the shark’ moments on TV shows, those moments when a long-running program clearly runs out of ideas and so…

When Great Isn’t Good Enough: The Conundrum of FARGO Season 2
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TV Review

When Great Isn’t Good Enough: The Conundrum of FARGO Season 2

Let’s start with a couple caveats before digging in. Numero uno, there are, as of this writing, two episodes remaining in the second season of…

Jack of All Trades, MASTER OF NONE – Expect the Mic Drop
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Streaming/VOD Review

Jack of All Trades, MASTER OF NONE – Expect the Mic Drop

Aziz Ansari has spent the last few years carefully constructing a pop culture personality for himself that is utterly divorced from the stereotypes and tropes…

EMPIRE: The Fox TV Phenomenon Comes to Blu-ray
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TV Review

EMPIRE: The Fox TV Phenomenon Comes to Blu-ray

Empire has been named a “phenomenon.” Looking at its ratings it’s hard to argue, at least within the present context of network TV viewing figures….

The Melancholy Hilarity (and Hilarious Melancholy) of BOJACK HORSEMAN
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TV Review

The Melancholy Hilarity (and Hilarious Melancholy) of BOJACK HORSEMAN

There’s an element of been there/done that when you first sit down with Netflix’s Bojack Horseman. For starters, it’s a showbiz satire of all the…