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Quick, Before It's Gone: Should Networks Cancel Shows Early?
When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming. [23.Oct.14]
'South Park: The Complete 17th Season' Finds Parker and Stone on an Upswing
From the gross-out to the epic, South Park returns to form with a ten-part season with no bad episodes. [23.Oct.14]
Funny Faces on the Telly: Whose to Watch
Every few years there's a new batch of funny faces making the rounds on Britain's television panel shows. Here are a few faces worth watching. [22.Oct.14]
Lucifer Is Free to Roam: (In)Justice and Retribution in 'Hannibal'
By Ryan Peters
Hannibal, unlike much-hyped pulp revival shows like True Detective and Fargo, refuses to give its audience neat answers on matters of right and wrong. [16.Oct.14]
'Revenge: The Complete Third Season' Is Too Convoluted for Its Own Good
In its third season, Revenge jumps the shark and drowns slowly afterwards. [16.Oct.14]
Reviews
From the gross-out to the epic, South Park returns to form with a ten-part season with no bad episodes. [23.Oct.14]
In its third season, Revenge jumps the shark and drowns slowly afterwards. [15.Oct.14]
Why shouldn’t a maligned genre -- and romantic comedies are nothing if not maligned -- follow in drama's footsteps? [13.Oct.14]
Kevin Smith and his comic book-loving posse spend each episode swapping tales about daily trades, sales, and purchases in Smith’s comic book store, Secrete Stash. [12.Oct.14]
Mulaney and Motif’s third roommate, Jane is underdeveloped, and thrown into subplots that focus on typical -- if not offensive -- female storylines and stereotypes. [05.Oct.14]
DVD Reviews
From the gross-out to the epic, South Park returns to form with a ten-part season with no bad episodes. [23.Oct.14]
In its third season, Revenge jumps the shark and drowns slowly afterwards. [15.Oct.14]
News
Features
By Ryan Peters
Hannibal, unlike much-hyped pulp revival shows like True Detective and Fargo, refuses to give its audience neat answers on matters of right and wrong. [15.Oct.14]
Just ahead of tomorrow's second episode of The Flash, we present this special Iconographies on this show isn't very different from This American Life's spinoff, Serial. [13.Oct.14]
Columns
What's So Funny?
Every few years there's a new batch of funny faces making the rounds on Britain's television panel shows. Here are a few faces worth watching. [21.Oct.14]
From The Blogs
When broadcast networks rapidly cancel new shows, it undermines their own efforts to reach out to audiences and make quality programming. [23.Oct.14]
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