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The Hollow Crown is…Early 21st Century Shakespeare in a Medieval Setting

A lot of people are going to pass on season 2 of the "Hollow Crown." This will primarily be since…

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“The Young Pope” is Funny, Agonizing, and Beatific

Many think of Italy as the jackboot that kicked the western world. Latin. Fascism. Catholicism. Trade. Art. Doubtless, there is…

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Criminal Machismo and Contemporary TV

Perhaps it was "The Shield." "Oz,"  though, certainly played a role...as did the "X Files." And who can forget "The…

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“Stranger Things” is for Idiots Who Can’t Explain Why They Love the 80’s

Confession time -you can't watch "Stranger Things" on cable. Nope. Those looking for the 80's era throwback will require a…

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“Outlander” is for Americans

Not much changes in Scotland. It's desolate and full of the decedents of violent, clannish sorts that speak with an…

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“Rush Hour” is the PP’s PP

The police procedural (pp) is diluted. Robots. Magicians. Psychics. Lucifer. All have made appearances solving murders and bickering with detectives.…

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Power Ranking the 7 Episodes of Black Mirror

Black Mirror is the modern analogue of The Twilight Zone. Each episode is a self-contained story with sci-fi elements, a…

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“Game of Thrones” is Superior to A Song of Ice and Fire

"GoT" is superior to A Song of Ice and Fire. This is not unusual. "Dexter" was better than the Dexter…

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“Penny Dreadful” is Now Less Boring

It's not exactly weird that "Penny Dreadful" is into season three. Eva Green. Josh Hartnett. Billie Piper. Their star power…

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HBO Reminds Viewers It’s Worth $15/Mo. with Game of Thrones, Veep, and Silicon Valley Premieres

As I wrote last week, HBO has a drama problem. True Detective Season 2 was a dud, and while Vinyl…