Saturday 20th January 2018,
Televisual

Television and Film

‘Girls’ Recap: Too Many Boners

‘Girls’ Recap: Too Many Boners

Let me just get this out of my system. I guess I have to get over the fact that even the homos on Girls are deplorable. [...]

January 21, 2013 Adam Goldman Television and Film 3

‘Girls’ Recap: Whatevs

‘Girls’ Recap: Whatevs

Previously on How Does Adam Feel About Girls? [...]

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Vengeance Is Boring And Better On TV

Vengeance Is Boring And Better On TV

Spoilers ahead! Read at your own risk. In the very last moment of Django Unchained Hildy grabs a rifle.** The movie follows her husband, Django (Jamie Foxx), on his quest to save her. Saved, Hildy (Kerry Washington) must learn to save herself, and/or her husband. But we have to imagine that future, because Django is a movie about [...]

January 3, 2013 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film Comments Off on Vengeance Is Boring And Better On TV

Homeland Recap: Once More into the Blech

Homeland Recap: Once More into the Blech

Why do you watch Homeland? I ask because it’s relevant. [...]

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Homeland Recap: TURN AROUND!!!!! FUCKING TURN AROUND!!!!!

Homeland Recap: TURN AROUND!!!!! FUCKING TURN AROUND!!!!!

Lest I be accused of Gloomy Gusism (or, worse yet, Doubting Thomastry), [...]

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‘Homeland’ Recap: Carrie Mathison, in the abandoned warehouse, with the lead pipe.

‘Homeland’ Recap: Carrie Mathison, in the abandoned warehouse, with the lead pipe.

Oh, Homeland. Homeland, Homeland, Homeland. [...]

December 3, 2012 Adam Goldman Television and Film 1

A Political TV Show We Can Believe In

A Political TV Show We Can Believe In

Thanks to Girls Like Giants for linking. Why can’t all political television shows be like Parks and Recreation? Don’t get me wrong. Veep is nice and smart. Scandal is fun and salacious. It’s great to see those strong, sexy women make decisions, good and bad. And it’s even better to see both shows get second seasons, particularly [...]

May 22, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 2

What If Facebook Became A Television Network?

What If Facebook Became A Television Network?

Originally posted at Hacktivision. UPDATE: And it’s happening. Facebook has a short-form content distribution deal with TBS. Last week brought a lot of rampant speculation about the past and future of Facebook, now worth slightly less than $100 billion. Most media commenters, particularly on cable television, seem mostly nonplussed about how the company plans to [...]

May 21, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film Comments Off on What If Facebook Became A Television Network?

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Real Diversity Problem On (Some) Ambitious Dramas

‘The Walking Dead’ and the Real Diversity Problem On (Some) Ambitious Dramas

Thanks to Racialicious and writing to transgress for re-posting. UPDATE: The arrival of a new character signals a possible shift in season three. It’s an old and uninteresting complaint: black characters on TV — and horror movies — get killed or written off too early. Clearly, that is what’s been happening on The Walking Dead with T-Dog. [...]

March 12, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 7

’30 Rock’ Charms Producers Guild By Mocking TV — On the Web

’30 Rock’ Charms Producers Guild By Mocking TV — On the Web

The Producers Guild joined the WGA this past weekend and honored original web programming. As Tubefilter notes, the nominees were usual suspects, a mix of web-grown originals (Ask a Ninja, The Guild), derivative programs (Parks and Recreation, 30 Rock) and web-to-TV success (Web Therapy). 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy: Executive Superhero won. Another of its series, Frank [...]

January 25, 2012 Aymar Jean Christian Television and Film 1