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The other night I wrote a diary asking everyone to list their favorite childhood 45, one in which they wore out the needle on. A lot of people wrote in the comments section and shared their ...
by BFSkinner
Comment Count 26 comments on Thu May 28, 2015 at 09:38 PM PDT with 12 Recommends
Earlier in the week, I reported on charges that the TV show Game of Thrones was homophobic . Now, following up on last year's outrage over the rape of Cersei by her brother, comes the response to ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 58 comments on Thu May 21, 2015 at 07:43 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
I am a big fan of the TV show and even bigger fan of the books, so I have been surprised by how much political controversy they've generated. Last season it was the "rape/not a rape" of Cersei ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 07:22 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
It's the real thing! (Courtesy AMCtv) It doesn't matter if Don Draper literally is the person who'd like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony . It really doesn't. ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 51 comments on Mon May 18, 2015 at 09:24 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
I watch my fair share of Scandinavian police procedurals--The Bridge, Fortitude, The Killing, among others--and I'm continuously amazed by how pleasant and polite the cops are. They are almost ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 5 comments on Wed May 06, 2015 at 06:38 AM PDT with 3 Recommends
Caution: McCann Erickson May Be Hazardous To Your Hard-Fought Advances Against The Patriarchy. /Mad Men/ begins with an image of a man falling from a skyscraper; this week, it's the ladies' turn. ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 44 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 03:41 PM PDT with 28 Recommends
I have been thinking recently -- oh oh that can be dangerous! I am growing uncomfortable watching all the mystery and detective shows on PBS. I have enjoyed many of them for many years, but as a ...
by Tamar Mag Raine
Comment Count 80 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 12:58 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Don, she's seventeen. Come on. “Do you ever think there’s less to actually do, but more to think about?” Mad Men , as self-conscious a show as there has been, is all about the navel-gazing ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 04:49 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I would like to point you all to a really great piece on today's CBS This Sunday Morning about Atheism. Atheists: In godlessness we trust It was reported by Mo Rocca, who I must admit I have a ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 183 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM PDT with 147 Recommends
First off, it's a great show. I watched the season two opener and thought the writing was even better than before--sharper, funnier, more knowing about the subject it's lampooning, and with better ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 06:45 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
How would you like a full serving of your past? (Courtesy: AMCtv) Mad Men isn't Lost. There is no final Big Question we're trying to answer, no couples we're hoping to see reunited. To be sure, ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 02:43 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
TV commercial This Vietnam - era veteran has seen and heard a lot of nonsense out of Washington, DC,
by PostmasterJim
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 12:43 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Maybe it's just that I'm overly enthusiastic at this moment, but I think this show on ABC about two heinous murders is the best dissection of race and class I've seen since Do the Right Thing. ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 06:06 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Good evening, Kibitzers! Maybe you ...
by belinda ridgewood
Comment Count 139 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
In a show which rivals The Good Wife for uncomfortable elevator scenes, this was really something. (Courtesy AMCtv) /Is that all there is?/ For the entire gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners, that'...
by Adam B
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 01:32 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
I really am conflicted on this one. It's not that I want to see him blocked from becoming a TV host, it's that his comments really go to the heart of the issue of what is racism and where you draw ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 88 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 06:32 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Lena Dunham has made a career of pissing enough people off so those who adore, or merely support, her keep her consistently in the news. That this is the case should not take away from her inchoate ...
by rvanheertum
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 12:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
So for those so disposed, lets take a break from politics and look at the zeitgeist of the current culture when it comes to entertainment, and to narrow it down a bit more, let's talk movies vs. TV.
by StellaRay
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 08:07 PM PST with 12 Recommends
So AMC's The Walking Dead has featured it's first gay kiss between two guys and the Phobes are out in full force. This is not new. . .
by AnUnHolyVow
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 09:54 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Actually, given that most of us here watch him, we might be able to have an outsize influence on the decision. Some obvious candidates: Keith Olbermann, John Hodgman, Jason Jones. My vote: Brian ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 55 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 07:44 AM PST with 7 Recommends