The Walking Dead Recap: We're Not Stopping

The Walking Dead Recap: We’re Not Stopping

Nov 10, 2014

Any episode of The Walking Dead that begins on a hopeful note — with the survivors reminiscing in a sunny field, or perhaps speeding north in a bus on an empty road — is bound to end in mayhem, or perhaps death. That’s one of the new rules of the zombiefied world, and it’s as […]

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Homeland 4.07: Redux

Homeland 4.07: Redux

Nov 9, 2014

With Redux, for the first time in Season 4 of Homeland, we have an episode that is entirely personal. In many ways, it’s a “traditional” episode of Homeland, in which the backdrop of world politics and CIA espionage is the theater in which Carrie Mathison’s mental illness gets enacted. I’m not entirely thrilled by this […]

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Hell on Wheels 4.11: Bleeding Kansas

Hell on Wheels 4.11: Bleeding Kansas

Nov 9, 2014

The most violent, the bloodiest, the most vulgar episode of Hell on Wheels yet, Bleeding Kansas was also one of its best. Episode 4.11 moved at breakneck speed, so that when “Next On…” appeared on my screen, I was surprised.

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Basket of News, Nov. 1-7, 2014

Nov 7, 2014

Downton Abbey is returning for a sixth season. Live With Kelly and Michael‘s Halloween episode featured a Mad Men-themed sketch. Lauren Cohan and Steven Yeun also showed up on Live With Kelly and Michael‘s Halloween special to warn of the zombie apocalypse. Jon Hamm displays his love of internet cats on @midnight. Amy Poehler tells Seth […]

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Fan Art Thursday: Homeland

Fan Art Thursday: Homeland

Nov 6, 2014

From the trunk of a Peugeot straight to you, via Serge Seidlitz.

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Hell on Wheels: Black Dog

Hell on Wheels: Black Dog

Nov 4, 2014

Everyone ready for the return of Hell on Wheels this weekend? Here’s some interesting trivia. In a recent episode, Durant referred to depression as “the black dog.” I thought immediately it was an anachronism, since most people associate the phrase with Winston Churchill. However, a little research turned up some fascinating stuff. It turns out […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: You Owe Us

The Walking Dead Recap: You Owe Us

Nov 3, 2014

Talk about bad luck. The zombie apocalypse started only months after health care reform became law, so guess what never got done? ANYTHING. Pre-existing conditions still rule, deductibles are out of control, and there’s exactly one doctor in your network. One. And he sucks!

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Homeland 4.06: From A to B and Back Again

Homeland 4.06: From A to B and Back Again

Nov 2, 2014

Pretty much everyone who writes about Homeland has said that Carrie is a metaphor for U.S. Homeland Security. Bipolar, ruthless, passionate, irrational, smart, and accepted when she should clearly be fired, she is our tangled security policy embodied. Watching From A to B and Back Again, it seemed to me that in the Carrie/Aayan affair, […]

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Basket of News, Oct. 25-31, 2014

Oct 31, 2014

Jessica Paré and boyfriend John Kastner are expecting their first child together. Matthew Weiner, picking up his “Outstanding Television Writer” award from the Austin Film Festival, took time out to honor Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone as a major formative influence on his work.  He also talks about Serling at length in this vintage interview […]

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Fan Art: Breaking Bad Crystal Mess

Fan Art: Breaking Bad Crystal Mess

Oct 30, 2014

Recently we featured Walking Dead fan art by Dr.Söd. I brought this artist back to feature another of her extensive collection of fan art: Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, Hunger Games, Fight Club…check it out. Art prints are also available as t-shirts, mugs, totes, etc.

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Homeland 4.05: About a Boy

Homeland 4.05: About a Boy

Oct 27, 2014

Homeland Season 4 is still struggling to find its ideal balance, and episode 4.05 About a Boy, slipped a little. The espionage and tension were all there in spades, the geo-political machinations were intense, but the personal stories just didn’t hold up.

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Ugh…

Oct 27, 2014

Road trip. Home at midnight. Homeland tomorrow.

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Walking Dead Recap: Lock the Doors

Walking Dead Recap: Lock the Doors

Oct 27, 2014

More Gareth? WHY? This was my first question of episode 4. Understand: I live in San Francisco, where thousands of Gareth clones are now remaking my home city according to their own arrogant specifications. Yelling into their cellphones. Ordering four-star takeout food from their Minis. Planning to build condos on top of our world-famous Flower […]

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