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TV Review: NBC Is in a ‘Good Place’ With Its New Comedy

Where do we go after death? That’s a mighty big question to be answered with sunshine and copious amounts of frozen yogurt. Yet “The Good Place,” created by “Parks and Recreation” creator Michael Schur, succeeds by doubling down on optimism and happiness. It’s not just the buildings in the Good Place that are sunny and candy colored, the same […]

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TV Review: Tig Notaro Finds Laughs in Trauma With ‘One Mississippi’

Comedy is tragedy plus time. This is an adage that comedian Tig Notaro has certainly taken to heart. Her latest project, Amazon’s “One Mississippi,” finds comedy during one of the darkest periods of Notaro’s life. The show follows Tig’s return to her hometown in Mississippi following her beloved mother’s unexpected passing. Throughout the show, Tig […]

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TV Review: ‘High Maintenance’ a Sobering, Addicting Rewrite on Weed Comedy

HBO has done something spectacular with “High Maintenance.” It has given audiences a chance to watch a weed comedy that is as funny as it is humanizing, elevating the series beyond the lazy cannabis zingers and into a realm that feels normal and exciting and never predictable. The show originally started as a web series […]

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TV Review: ‘South Park’ Satirizes Election, Kaepernick in Premiere

The “South Park” season 20 premiere kicked off with a promising start. The episode dealt with hot-button issues like the National Anthem protests and the presidential race. The episode begins with PC Principal advising a group of girls’ volleyball players after a protest during a home game. The girls are upset over an internet troll […]

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HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’ Dominates the Creative Arts Emmys

It looks like “Game of Thrones” should prepare for a very warm reception next week. The HBO epic took home a record-breaking nine wins at the Creative Arts Emmys last night. On the miniseries/TV movie front, “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” saw the strongest showing. The miniseries took home four awards, which […]

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BTJA/ Critics’ Choice Awards Names 2016 Most Exciting New Series Honorees

LOS ANGELES, CA (September 7, 2016) – Continuing a tradition dating back to 2011, the Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) has voted to determine The Most Exciting New Series for the coming Fall television season. The honorees are selected and voted on by the BTJA from pilots, early episodes and trailers for shows premiering after […]

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TV Recap: Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ is the Must Watch Show of the Fall

One of the reasons that FX continues to stand out from the crowd is its ability to give money and opportunity to talented and creative individuals. Donald Glover has proven over the last five years to embody both those characteristics across multiple forms of entertainment. Glover first broke onto the scene as a member of […]

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Top 10: New Fall Comedy Premieres

The fall TV season is in full bloom and with it comes a throng of highly-anticipated new series. You can check out my previous Top 10 list, where I expand on a few new premieres you should check out. I mentioned comedy shows like the new Michael Schur series “The Good Place” (NBC) starring Kristen […]

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TV Recap: FX’s “You’re the Worst” proves Season 2 wasn’t a fluke

Over the last few years, it has been an amazing turn to watch FX finally become recognized for its greatness. In the 2000s, it had various shows worthy of Emmy consideration, including “The Shield” and “Sons of Anarchy.” Yet in this decade, the network known for storytellers has shifted the game again. Ten years ago, […]

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Can Julia Louis Dreyfus Win Emmy Number 7?

While film struggles to find interesting stories for women, TV seems to revel in it. After watching all eighteen nominated performances, it is no wonder movie stars, such as Viola Davis, have made the move to TV. From murderess hairdressers, high powered lawyers and even the President of the United States, there is no limit […]