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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The Veep Series Finale Was Darker Than Game of Thrones

May 15, 2019

Sunday night exposed what happens when a woman’s craven desire for power drives her mad. By the end of the chapter on HBO, we were treated to the scorched earth to stay in her wake as she ultimately, as many had predicted–and some have feared–became the Mad Queen. Er, excuse me: the Mad President. (< em> Mad -ame President. Hey-o !) It’s perhaps by pure coincidence that so much of…

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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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A new ‘Walking Dead’ series debuting with 10 episodes in 2020

April 26, 2019

Even more zombies . Image: amc A new spin-off series based in The Walking Dead universe began to AMC in 2020. Hot on the road of the ninth season of The Walking Dead , AMC informed the committee that a second spin-off will begin make this summer and premiere sometime in 2020, IGN reported Monday. The brand-new zombie reveal got a 10 -episode order for its first season with Sauntering…

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Netflix adds 9.6m subscribers in three months despite increasing competition

April 22, 2019

Streaming service, which spent $12 bn on original content in 2018, defeat psychoanalysts exceptions in latest earnings report Netflix added 9.6 million brand-new customers in the first three months of the year even as it increased prices and faced stiffer rival from contenders including Amazon, Apple and Hulu. The streaming video service now earnings report. Its often volatile share cost dipped slightly after the report smashed, falling close to 1…

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