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Amazon’s Reboot of “The Tick” is Phenomenal

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Amazon Prime’s “The Tick” is one of the best new superhero TV shows in quite some time. We’ve gotten so used to the Netflix-Marvel collaborations on superhero shows that we’ve forgotten what they’ve been missing: some genuine humor and a sense of self-awareness. Amazon’s reboot of “The Tick” will make you laugh, and it will […]

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Don’t Be Surprised If “Young Sheldon” Becomes More Popular Than “Big Bang Theory”

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There’s a funny thing about prequels – they often go on to become more popular than the shows that preceded them. And that’s exactly what’s going to happen with “Young Sheldon,” the new CBS sitcom that’s a prequel to “The Big Bang Theory.” There are several key reasons why you shouldn’t be surprised if “Young […]

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5 Times “Game of Thrones” Went Dangerously Off the Rails

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It seems like every season of “Game of Thrones” has had at least one episode that has gone beyond the normal mix of brutal violence, gratuitous sex and medieval cruelty that has become part of the show’s brand. It’s those episodes that challenge fans to ask whether this might finally be the time that “Game […]

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“Game of Thrones” Needs to Come To Grips With Its Controversial Use of Sexual Violence

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It’s hard to dispute the fact that HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is the most popular show on cable TV these days. In many ways, the show continues to define the current cultural zeitgeist, with every new episode bringing a torrent of critical commentary and fan reaction. But there’s just one major problem here – for […]

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What To Expect From the New Season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm”

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It’s hard to believe, but it has almost been six years since the long-running HBO comedy show “Curb Your Enthusiasm” went off the air in 2011. But it’s coming back for a ninth season on October 1, and already fans are anticipating what to expect from the new season of “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Many of […]

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Why Netflix’s “The Standups” Is Original and Hysterical

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Netflix has been giving us outstanding hour-long standup specials from the likes of Louis C.K., Dave Chappelle and Sarah Silverman. Now it’s time to hear from comics who might not be widely known across the country, and hear what they have to say. That’s the fundamental premise of the new Netflix series “The Standups,” which […]

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What Fans Think of the “Twin Peaks” Reboot

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Has it really been more than 25 years since the original “Twin Peaks” debuted on TV? At that time, David Lynch’s “Twin Peaks” was celebrated as one of the most inventive and visually stunning shows on TV. It was odd and slightly creepy, yes, but it seemed to bridge the gap between TV and film […]

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Why Netflix Canceled “The Get Down” After One Season

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Canceling the first season of a TV series happens all the time – but not if you’re Netflix. The streaming video giant has very rarely ever canceled a new original series, and never after just one season. That’s what made Netflix’s decision to cancel “The Get Down” after just one season so puzzling for many […]

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Why Fans Are Buzzing Over “Legion”

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There are so many reasons why fans are buzzing over “Legion,” the new FX show inspired by Marvel’s “The X-Men.” Heading into the premiere on February 8, FX producers might have been cautiously optimistic about the show, which tells the story of mental illness as much as it does the story of a classic superhero. […]

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Why “American Gods” Is Socially Relevant

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When British science fantasy writer Neil Gaiman published “American Gods” back in 2001, he delighted fans with his unique mix of dramatic storytelling, Americana, and ancient mythology. It was a fin de siècle novel that captured unique insights into the end of the 20th century. Now that the TV version of “American Gods” has been […]

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