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TV Review: ‘Guava Island’

Rihanna and Donald Glover in Guava Island (Amazon Prime) It’s starting to feel like summertime with Guava Island When News broke in 2018 that Donald Glover, alternatively known by his musical pseudonym Childish Gambino, was working on a secret film project, to be helmed by his creative partner Hiro Murai (who directed Glover in some episodes of Atlanta as well …

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Review: No sophomore slump for season two of ‘Killing Eve’

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve (BBC AMerica) We’ve all been there. Loving a show’s first season only to be disappointed by its second. This scenario only becomes heightened after a show like Killing Eve came out of almost nowhere. Add to this its network, BBC America, had only one previous prestige show – Orphan Black – where …

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Review: ‘Barry’ is back for season 2 and as lethal as ever

Bill Hader in HBO’s Barry. (Photo: HBO/Isabella Vosmikova) In 2017, when Bill Hader signed on with HBO to create, write, direct and star as the titular character in a new show, Barry, we were all expecting something along the same lines as the Saturday Night Live alumni; more zany, excessive characters that defined his comedic career. Very few were anticipating …

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Review: The Handmaid’s Tale (Season 2)

The first 10 minutes of episode one of season two of the Emmy-winning series are among the most harrowing I’ve ever seen on television. As Kate Bush’s “Woman’s Work” plays, discarded handmaids are led into a rundown Fenway Park to a scaffold of hangman’s nooses. “You shall feel the pain of his judgement, for that is his love” exclaims Aunt …

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Why ‘Looking’ Being Canceled is a Good and a Bad Thing

HBO decided to cancel Looking today, just a few days after its superb 2nd season finale. It didn’t come as too much of a surprise; renewals usually arrive while a current season is still airing so the waiting game was inevitably going to end up as bad news. But, it’s not all bad news. We’re getting a “wrap-up special,” says …

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REVIEW: ‘The Comeback’ Season 2 Finale

If you didn’t keep up with The Comeback’s unlikely second season, you missed some of the most compelling television of the year. If The Comeback had remained a one season wonder it would have been enough: the first season was a sharp satire of show business with a finely drawn character at the center. Valerie Cherish, thanks to Lisa Kudrow’s …

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2014 Emmy Rule Changes Announced: Minis and Movies Split Again

When the Television Academy announced in 2011 that they were going to merge the Made for TV Movie and Miniseries categories, it had many of us scratching our heads. Not only are both categories in full bloom of possibilities for competition, networks are freely embracing the new ‘anthology’ of shows like American Horror Story and True Detective. Thankfully, a movement …

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