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Given the parallels between Dorian Gray and Don Draper, can we use the lesson of the former to predict the fate of the latter?
30 Mar 2015
PopMatters speaks with Nightcrawler writer/director and Academy Award nominee Dan Gilroy about writing antiheroes, watching local television news, and questioning the pervasiveness of fear mongering media.
23 Feb 2015
Women are the alpha-characters in Halt and Catch Fire. There may be no better dynamic duo of smart leading females on TV today than Donna and Cameron.
19 Aug 2014
Like Walter White, we left Breaking Bad with a big smile on our faces. And that’s what was so bad about it.
06 Oct 2013
The Little Red Envelope That Could has established itself as a go-to place for quality original programming. The next step? World domination.
31 Jul 2013
With the latest season of Episodes about to air on Showtime, we're reminded of how affecting the always-entertaining act of self-deprecation can be.
12 Jul 2012
With Mad Men's season finalé set for Sunday, we look back at how polarizing the show's return to television has been.
04 Jun 2012
The HBO dramedy How to Make It in America, despite being one of television's best programs, could not make it because it was too hopeful and joyful to survive a culture of cyncism.
24 Jan 2012
TV is better than film. The best scripts, the best acting, and the best directing are deserting the multi-plexes for the freedom of the small screen. But all TV series should die by the end of their second season.
14 Mar 2011
As both a desired endgame to the American dream as well as the tragic flaw underlying that dream, the mythology of J.F.K. crops up on multiple occasions in The Sopranos to show the self-contradictions of the show’s characters.
24 Feb 2011
The Gregsons. The Botwins. The Henriksons. Most of my recent favorite TV families live on cable. But do they all have to be so dysfunctional? Blame the Sopranos.
29 Apr 2010
No one-hour drama series has had a bigger impact on how stories are told on the small screen, or more influence on what kind of fare we've been offered by an ever-growing array of television networks.
22 Apr 2007
-- I personally have no problem saying that 'The Sopranos' and 'The Marshall Mathers LP' are masterpieces. I am simply waiting (maybe in vain) for media critics to acknowledge the creative genius of Black rap 'gangstas.'
09 Jul 2001
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