Were in a golden age of feminist TV, and dont even need the Bechdel test to prove it

May 19, 2019

Killing Eve, Derry Girls, Glow, Big Little Lies, The Bold Type, Claws: with this sort of variety, female-led proves no longer have to speak for every woman Almost every single show I have watched this year has female supporters. This isn’t because of some pious attempt to correct my predominantly white-hot, male back catalogue. They’re just very good and there’s a lot of them now. When it comes to female…

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Goodbye Veep: the nastiest, sweariest, funniest show on TV is over

May 16, 2019

Julia Louis-Dreyfus political antiheroine has shared her last-place insult, leaving and behind an audaciously meanspirited comedy that will stand the test of time In politics, the saying proceeds that everyone obsess Washington is as murderer as House of Card, and wants to believe it’s as nobly passed as The West Wing. And yet the closest to the truth of developments in the situation, to the idiocy and narcissism and vitriol…

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Teen suicides rose after Netflix’s 13 Reasons Why aired, US study shows

May 12, 2019

New study encountered 28.9% increase in suicides among Americans aged 10 -1 7 in month after liberation of the controversial teen drama A brand-new investigate has been established that suicide among adolescents rose by 28.9% in the month after Netflix launched 13 Reasons Why. The condemned upon liberate by mental health issues campaigners and psychiatrists. Experts claimed that the display romanticised suicide and could to be translated into copycat behaviour….

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Buffing up Bond: when it’s time to send for the script doctor

May 11, 2019

As Phoebe Waller-Bridge puts a spring in Bond 25 s step, we salute the craft of Hollywoods rewrite maestros, from Carrie Fisher to Quentin Tarantino Script doctors are the well-remunerated but mostly unsung heroes of the cinema world-wide, typically brought in to pep up lacklustre dialogue, assistance fingernail that difficult third behave and generally give the movie an extra touch of class. Recruited from the ranks of established/ red-hot novelists,…

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She was our Michelle Obama: how Gilda Radner changed comedy for ever

May 11, 2019

The death of the SNL star 30 years ago robbed the industry of one its finest voices but not before “shes had” blazed a road for women such as Tina Fey to follow There is no shortage of excellent critical writing about the US comedy scene in the 80 s, and John Belushi, Eddie Murphy and Gilda Radner, one of the original casting members of SNL, alongside Chase, Belushi, Aykroyd…

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The new nerds: how Avengers and Game of Thrones made everyone geek out

May 11, 2019

Fans have followed and pored over the improbably long, detailed and complicated narratives of the Marvel Universe and the Westeros saga for a decade. Will we ever scale such elevations of geekdom again? In our speeded-up world, last weekend could be considered uneventful, but in one respect it will go down in human history. This was Peak-Geek Weekend- a moment of unprecedented, unrepeatable pop-cultural excitement- that was global in magnitude….

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Top that! Game of Thrones pulls off the biggest spectacle in TV history

May 9, 2019

It may have required some intense squinting, but with this feature-length flurry of limbs, Game of Thrones is back to sticking them with the pointy end Warning: this article contains spoilers for season eight, episode three of Game of Thrones. Thwack! The time for talking is over. Here was the ultimate rebuttal to any complaints about the chat-heavy nostalgia-fest of this final seasons first two episodes, a clonking great feature-length…

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Serial thrillers: the science behind our box set addiction

May 7, 2019

Hour after hour, were glued to the TV as the most recent developments serial unfolds. It feels like a thoroughly modern phenomenon. But, as Will Storr reveals, what preserves us gripped going well to the heart of what it is to be human Not long ago, I was bingeing on the second series of Jill Soloway’s award-winning tv series The Domesticated Brain , has left us with psyches that are”…

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Jeffrey Tambor’s character to be killed off in musical Transparent finale

April 20, 2019

The actor, who was accused of sexual misbehaviour, will see his persona Maura die at the beginning of the Amazon comedy drama finale Jeffrey Tambor’s character will be killed off in the final extended episode of Transparent after the actor was accused of sexual misconduct. The award-winning Amazon show’s creator, Jill Soloway, confirmed in an interview with the a statement on Twitter alleging similar impropriety and” multiple uncomfortable experiences “….

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Hail to the Veep: the best and most brutal comedy of the century

April 13, 2019

Over seven seasons, Veeps bipartisan skewering of the bozos of Beltway political culture has constructed it unimpeachably perfect. It will be missed As HBO’s Veep enters its seventh and final season, we should reflect on the maxim that everything working career end in omission. Selina Meyer’s career started with failure and “shes been” failing spectacularly ever since. When we firstly encountered her, in the series premiere in 2012, she had…

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