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by Jessy Krupa

23 Oct 2013

MasterChef Junior

The major TV networks have mostly given up on the concept of original television during Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights.

Fridays have gotten a lot more interesting this year, however. Three new shows will make their debuts on the night, with several old favorites moving right next to them. Its one of the most unique nights of the week, with a wide variety of different reality shows, sitcoms, and dramas.

by Jessy Krupa

3 Oct 2013

Have you been meaning to look up all the new fall TV shows online, but haven’t gotten around to it yet? Maybe you’ve been waiting all summer long for one of those preview specials that the major TV networks used to air during weekends. Or perhaps you’ve already seen all these previews and would just like a little behind-the-scenes knowledge on what’s going to last longer than one season. Either way, PopMatters has got you covered.

We’re taking a look at Tuesday nights with trailers, series summaries, premiere dates, and reviews. NCIS will face some serious competition; ABC completely revamps its schedule, FOX tries some new sitcoms on for size, the CW puts its faith in monsters, and NBC makes one of the dumbest moves of the year by putting a weight-loss show on against TV’‘s heavy-hitters.

by Jessy Krupa

3 Oct 2013

Back in the Game

The new TV season is almost upon us: be prepared.

If you’re the type of network TV watcher who just can’t bear sitting through those annoying preview specials, or doesn’t feel like searching all over YouTube, you’re going to love this article. With our descriptions, premiere dates, ratings predictions, suggestions, and video previews, you can quickly learn everything you need to know about the new fall TV season.

by Dorothy Burk

3 Apr 2013

We meet Tui Mitcham (Jaqueline Joe) very briefly in the first episode of Top of the Lake when we learn that she is pregnant, 12 years old and tough as nails. She disappears shortly thereafter, leaving few clues as to where she’s gone or who the father of her as-yet unborn child is. It’s a moody premise made darker by its remote New Zealand setting and the striking cast of characters who make up her family, friends and her town’s residents. At the center of the new Sundance Channel show is Robin Griffin (Elisabeth Moss), an ambitious young detective who has returned to her New Zealand hometown to lead the search for Tui.

by Jake Meaney

1 Apr 2013

So riddle me this, fellow TV lovers. Big bad major network unceremoniously yanks your favorite comedy from the air halfway through its current season for a two month hiatus—this after spending two and half seasons basically setting it up for failure, juggling it around various nights and timeslots. Then it murders its companion show, as if to taunt it with the fate that’s in store for it all too soon. And then it condemns it, upon its imminent return, to the purgatorial death slot of Friday night, where it will serve out its remaining sentence burning off episodes two at a time, with no hope at redemption. Seems like the end for you poor, underwatched (but over-funny!) Happy Endings, right?

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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