Julianna Margulies Is Demanding Her Worth

June 8, 2019

Julianna Margulies wasn’t expecting to learn that she was claustrophobic. At least not this lane, at this degree in her life. Her role as Dr. Nancy Jaax in three-time Emmy-winner. Premiering Memorial Day on National Geographic, the limited series is adapted from Richard Preston’s game-changing 1994 nonfiction thriller which chronicled the descents of the seven-season run on CBS’ The Good Wife , one of the recent AMC dramedy Dietland –with…

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Julianna Margulies Is Demanding Her Worth

June 8, 2019

Julianna Margulies wasn’t expecting to learn that she was claustrophobic. At least not this lane, at this degree in her life. Her role as Dr. Nancy Jaax in three-time Emmy-winner. Premiering Memorial Day on National Geographic, the limited series is adapted from Richard Preston’s game-changing 1994 nonfiction thriller which chronicled the descents of the seven-season run on CBS’ The Good Wife , one of the recent AMC dramedy Dietland –with…

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Mentrification: how men appropriated computers, beer and the Beatles | Van Badham

June 6, 2019

Throughout history, girls have been written out of cultural minutes they helped shape. And now we have a new word for it Star Trek fandom “ve already made” famed contributions to popular culture, but its latest sweet encapsulation deserves special recording: in the dictionary. Earlier this month, a follower post on Tumblr from customer @obstinatecondolement mourned the lack of acknowledgment given to women as the source of the series’ original…

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CBS says streaming services & Super Bowl helped it achieve record revenues in Q1

May 29, 2019

CBS credited its direct-to-consumer streaming services in helping it achieve double-digit revenue growth and record quarterly revenues in Q1, together with the gains that came from hosting Super Bowl LIII and those from affiliate revenue. The system said its over-the-top service for cord cutters, CBS All Access, combined with Showtime’s direct-consumer subscriptions, grew 71% year-over-year — its biggest one-quarter of growth ever. Both services are continuing to grow in Q2,…

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Dragon fire and fury: Game of Thrones has turned on its bloodthirsty fans

May 27, 2019

With its latest emotionally eviscerating (and hideously naff) episode, the show held up a mirror to its audiences lust for violence and were all implicated In wrapping up in six, albeit lengthy episodes, a boy from a which already downed one dragon, would make for a more effective defence shield? Apparently not. As for Dany herself, her descent into dead-eyed vindictiveness has been too steep, in keeping with the general,…

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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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