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Reality TV's Enduring Racism (And Other Proclivities)
Sometimes, reality TV lives up to its name and casts "by the numbers". Most of the time, however, they cast according to race and sexual orientation. [11.Jul.14]
The Many Faces of Female Friendship in 'Orange Is the New Black'
Because female relationships are rarely depicted well on television, Orange Is the New Black stands out from the norm. [10.Jul.14]
Vengeance Is the Motive for Almost Everyone in Season 2 of 'The Bridge'
While vengeance is surely a reliable dramatic device, its use here is also potentially more far-reaching. [9.Jul.14]
Halle Berry Lands on TV for 'Extant'
Flashbacks appear first as if in her mind (via circular mirrors and quaint iris transitions) and then as if on digital recording (on a tablet), neither obviously accurate. [8.Jul.14]
The Groundbreaking Wonderfulness of 'I Spy'
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry. [8.Jul.14]
Reviews
While vengeance is surely a reliable dramatic device, its use here is also potentially more far-reaching. [09.Jul.14]
Flashbacks appear first as if in her mind (via circular mirrors and quaint iris transitions) and then as if on digital recording (on a tablet), neither obviously accurate. [08.Jul.14]
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry. [07.Jul.14]
The cop and the reverend spend the first few episodes starting or not avoiding fights, their faces increasingly bruised and bloodied, increasingly emblems of disorder. [30.Jun.14]
Both Endeavour, and its parent series Inspector Morse make a point of juxtaposing a lovely illusion of Oxford with the city's uglier realities. [29.Jun.14]
The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show. [25.Jun.14]
DVD Reviews
I Spy is filled with revolutionary diversity, exotic filming locations, and a textbook example of on screen chemistry. [07.Jul.14]
The mysteries are consistently smart and well done, but it's the relationships between the characters that really make the show. [25.Jun.14]
Mixed Media
News
By Greg Braxton
LOS ANGELES — For at least an hour, one of the biggest stars on the planet was the center of attention at… [08.Jul.14]
Features
Too often fan service, not inspiration, becomes the end goal of creative work. [16.Jun.14]
When not working on Portlandia or leading the band on Late Night with Seth Meyers, SNL album Fred Armisen is releasing his "Hometown Heroes" series of singles under the guises of fake bands. [05.Jun.14]
Columns
Worlds in Panels
Marvel owns characters and its profits come from comics sales, film tickets, lunch boxes, etc. As such, character identification fluctuates easily between media. [06.Jul.14]
What's So Funny?
Sometimes it seems like Rob Brydon is everywhere in the comedy world. And that's a good thing. [26.Jun.14]
From The Blogs
Sometimes, reality TV lives up to its name and casts "by the numbers". Most of the time, however, they cast according to race and sexual orientation. [11.Jul.14]
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