The Bait-and-Switch of 5G

 Posted by on October 21, 2014 at 6:49 am  Characters, Season 1, Slideshow  10 Responses »
Oct 212014
 

[Note: In my Homeland recaps, I've been praising Lesli Linka Glatter, so I thought it would be fun to revisit the Mad Men episode where we first saw her talent. --Deborah]

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This is pure spoiler, just in case you were wondering. So, a courteous little “continued” link… Continue reading »

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Oct 202014
 

imagesThis is a nightmare. Nightmares end. – Bob to Rick

If the world of walkers has its own rules, this must be one of them: Any day that starts well is going to end really, really badly. Another: That guy you don’t trust today isn’t necessarily the one who will hurt you tonight. Continue reading »

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Homeland 4.04: Iron in the Fire

 Posted by on October 19, 2014 at 10:45 pm  Homeland, Slideshow  4 Responses »
Oct 192014
 

Episode 404

Okay. Ew. That was just. Ew.

Not the whole episode, mind you, just that last scene. Homeland has been pretty bold in making Carrie Mathison an anti-hero, and Iron in the Fire is no exception. Culturally, we accept our Don Drapers, Walter Whites, and Cullen Bohannons much more readily than we accept bad behavior—especially bad sexual behavior—from women. Continue reading »

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Basket of News, Oct. 11-17, 2014

 Posted by on October 17, 2014 at 9:00 am  Media-Web-News  10 Responses »
Oct 172014
 

The Walking Dead Season 5 premiere delivered the highest ratings in series history. even beating the NFL among the key demo.

The Walking Dead‘s executive producers Robert Kirkman and Scott M. Gimple tease Season 5.  Gimple and Robert Kirkman dissected the premiere with THR.  Gimple also talks about the premiere’s mystery villain, and is named one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s 50 power showrunners.

Forbes is excited for Morgan’s return.

AMC catalogs the major fatalities of The Walking Dead.

TWD creator Robert Kirkman revealed that character Daryl Dixon could be gay, saying viewers shouldn’t count out the possibility.

American Horror Story alum Alexandra Breckenridge has joined TWD.

TWD‘s cast and crew did a panel at New York Comic Con and opened this year’s PaleyFest New York.

Andrew Lincoln talks Season 5 Rick with The Hollywood Reporter and The Daily Beast.

Laurie Holden helped free 55 Colombian sex slaves. Really.

Polly Draper reminds us that Mad Men Season 7.1 comes out on home video on Oct. 21st.

Matthew Weiner is one of The Hollywood Reporter‘s power showrunners.  Matt also participated in Vanity Fair’s New Establishment Summit.

TIME nominated Kiernan Shipka as one of the 25 most influential teens of 2014.  She talks to Elle about binge-watching her show. Continue reading »

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Oct 162014
 

The challenge with Walking Dead fan art is finding something that isn’t too gruesome to feature on the front page. These are awesome and not gruesome at all (and available for purchase).

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Movie Review: Gone Girl

Movie Review: Gone Girl

Oct 15, 2014

Gone Girl, the movie based on the 2012 bestseller, tells a story you think you know. Amy Elliott Dunne goes missing on her fifth wedding anniversary, and her husband Nick doesn’t seem too upset about it. Maybe he’s exhausted. Killing your wife is strenuous work, right?

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The Walking Dead 5.01: The Butcher

The Walking Dead 5.01: The Butcher

Oct 13, 2014

In its thrilling fifth-season premiere (No Sanctuary), The Walking Dead takes us back to Terminus — the survivors’ concentration camp where our heroes were imprisoned at the end of last season. Terminus is a place with its own special mission, values, and amenities; but you probably wouldn’t want to spend a weekend there.

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Homeland 4.03: Shalwar Kameez

Homeland 4.03: Shalwar Kameez

Oct 12, 2014

I was shaky about Homeland Season 4 last week, but with episode 4.03, Shalwar Kameez, I am fully on board. Shalwar Kameez did exactly what I asked the show to do last week; it mixed the personal and the political; caring about the characters gave the machinations an emotional edge. And it did more: The [...]

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Scandal Recap: Dinner?

Scandal Recap: Dinner?

Oct 10, 2014

It’s another sunny day in Fitzmerica: Land of coffee by day and wine by night, where even the fake boyfriends are hot! Where a Republican President actually pushes for gun-control legislation, if only because he misses his girlfriend!

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Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

Basket of News, Oct. 4-10, 2014

Oct 10, 2014

Bryan Batt wed Tom Cianfichi on Sept. 28 in New Orleans; Christina Hendricks attended the ceremony. The Walking Dead, which starts Season 5 this Sunday, has already been renewed for Season 6. Lauren Cohan shamelessly flirted with Craig Ferguson. She also did a GQ photo shoot, and talks to Entertainment Weekly about Maggie. Norman Reedus [...]

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Things I Want to Know Before Mad Men Ends

Things I Want to Know Before Mad Men Ends

Oct 8, 2014

[Hey, Basketcases. Here's another post that was published in the "dead zone"--before the site crash, after the cut-off of data we were able to recover. It's not identical to how it was before, because it was still a draft as of cut-off, but it's still ripe for discussion. Enjoy! -- Deborah] In this “wish list” [...]

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Scandal Latecap: You Owe Me

Scandal Latecap: You Owe Me

Oct 7, 2014

I begin with an apology: my laptop’s internal keyboard died last Wednesday night, leaving me unable to recap Scandal for quite a while. I and my technology are back in business now. Good thing, too: Fitzgerald Grant’s America moves at a much faster pace than our own.

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Homeland Season 4 Premiere: Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere

Homeland Season 4 Premiere: Drone Queen/Trylon and Perisphere

Oct 6, 2014

So, here I am, my first Homeland recap, the two-hour, two-episode season 4 premiere: Drone Queen and Trylon and Perisphere. About three-quarters of the way through Drone Queen, Professor Spouse and I turned to each other and said “This is not fun.” We watched a Breaking Bad episode right before Homeland (yes, I’m finally watching), [...]

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