Category Archives: Television

What’s the new “Best Show On TV?”

With Breaking Bad coming to a triumphant close — depending on who you ask —  this past Sunday, it’s time to take immediate, knee-jerk stock of the television landscape and anoint a new MVP: Most Valuable Program.  Here are 25(!) series that are vying for the prize. Let’s choose one, shall we?

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Review: BROADCHURCH, Season 1

A great long-form murder mystery is hard to pull off in the 21st century, because audiences have gotten more cynical and are quicker at putting the pieces together. With entire message boards devoted to theories and speculation as a series like Broadchurch progresses, the “big reveal” at the end will always run the risk of underwhelming (if there even IS a reveal, as The Killing learned to its peril) — but Broadchurch skirts that issue, and does so brilliantly.

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EMMYS 2013: Who Will (and Should) Win?

This Sunday, Neil Patrick Harris hosts the Emmys, which purports to honor the finest television of last year, but is mostly an opportunity for the voters to repeatedly honor the same people over and over again. If the Golden Globes are awful because of their nomination process, at least they usually get the winners right. The Emmys, meanwhile, are constantly behind the curve. Will anything change this year? Let’s dive into the nominations…

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