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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Teflon Don: how Trump the mafia boss fought the law and won

April 25, 2019

After Mueller, the president is being compared to mobsters from John Gotti to Tony Soprano. And yet he remains in office ” You gotta do this. You gotta call Rod …” It was 17 June 2017. The Sopranos, the most skilled misdemeanour honchoes manage to remain untouchable even as their officers and footsoldiers are picked off. Trump “ve managed” withstand sitting down for the purposes of an in-person interview with…

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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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Emmys 2018: our predictions – who will win and who should win

September 24, 2018

An ultra-competitive year brings Game of Thrones back into the conversation but can it reign supreme against The Handmaids Tale? Outstanding drama series After last years absence, Emmys stalwart Game of Thrones returns to an outstanding drama series category thats more competitive than when it last won the award in 2016. Now, HBOs sprawling, big-budget fantasia, leading all shows with 22 nominations, will have to fend off The Handmaids Tale,…

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‘Screaming nightmare’: William Shatner boldly goes into VR

September 14, 2018

Star Treks Captain Kirk voices concerns about virtual reality after simulating a stroll on Mars As Captain Kirk in Star Trek, William Shatner took us to places” where no mortal has gone before”, with narratives that foreshadowed the invention of the mobile phone and tablet computers. Now, in real life, the actor is exploring virtual reality- but he craves the entertainment industry to be aware of its potential detrimental impact…

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Patrick Stewart to reprise role as Star Trek’s Jean-Luc Picard

August 27, 2018

Actor will play Picard in series chronicling his adventures after Next Generation Patrick Stewart is to reprise his persona as Jean-Luc Picard in a new series of Star Trek. The character, who featured in one of the franchise’s two best, likewise appeared in four feature films: Star Trek Generations, Star Trek: First Contact, Star Trek: Mutiny and Star Trek: Nemesis. Alex Kurtzman, showrunner on 2017′ s the X-Men franchise.

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Star Trek boldly goes back: the welcome return of Jean-Luc Picard

August 25, 2018

Fans of the franchise already enjoy rebooted films and Discovery, but a deep dive into one of the depicts most interesting characters could be the best yet If you tripped back to 2002 and told the world that there would one day be a television programme about the continued adventures of Jean-Luc Picard, possibilities are you’d get a smacking in the mouth. By 2002, Picard and the entire ” tell…

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Kelsey Grammer: ‘People are so swift to judge, to react, to punish’

August 21, 2018

As the actor aces in Netflixs brand-new slapstick Like Father he discusses the difficulties of fatherhood, Frasier reboot rumors and his thoughts on Roseanne Kelsey Grammer seems like a guy who has a traction on his excitements. Not only did he devote 20 years to playing therapist Frasier Crane, but the notoriety that followed forced him to steer the most severe instants of their own lives in public. He’s spent…

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Can Matthew Weiner turn The Romanoffs into a Mad Men-sized hit?

August 17, 2018

The show-runners costly follow-up boasts a sterling cast and a fascinating premise but carries considerable baggage Three years after Mad Men concluded its extraordinary eight-year run with a linen-clad Don Draper meditating on a hilltop, the showrunner Matthew Weiner is back with his highly anticipated follow-up. Earlier this week, Amazon dropped the second teaser for The Romanoffs, an ambitious, expensive episodic anthology series following various families who believe themselves to…

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Killing Eve: how my psycho killer was brought to life

August 7, 2018

When not being the Observers dance critic, Luke Jennings was self-publishing thrillers about two mutually obsessed women. Little did he imagine they would lead him – with Fleabags Phoebe Waller-Bridge – to create a subversive TV smash… Its midnight and Ive been invited to take part in an online group chat. The group call themselves the Villanelle Elitists. They come from all over the world and theyre here to discuss…

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