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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."…

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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…

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“Outlander” is for Americans

Not much changes in Scotland. It's desolate and full of the decedents of violent, clannish…

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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…

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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…

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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"…

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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.…

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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…

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“The Venture Bros.” is Most Excellent

"Jumping the shark" happens. Six seasons in, though, and "The Venture Bros." is still fresh.…

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“The Knick” is Still TV’s Best Series

"The Knick" is beautiful. It is ugly. It is a profound bit of work. People…