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TV Reviews for Regular People

There are 2 kinds of programs: shows that win Emmy awards & shows that people actually watch. I’m starting this new series of TV reviews for “real people.”

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Distraction is the Larger Picture

This is the biggest benefit of “Amusing Ourselves to Death:” its introduction into the world of deconstructing cultural mythology. What we take for granted, and oftentimes fail to see.

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Tenshot: I, Claudius

I, Claudius has everything Game of Thrones had. Granted, there’s a few more British actors and not quite as many dragons. But it all happened in real life.

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Double Dare Returns, But Kids TV Is Not What It Used To Be

Answer the question, or take the physical challenge? Kids who grew up in the 80’s and 90’s might be listening to their own children hear those words, if Nickelodeon’s announced return of Double Dare succeeds.

When Superheroes Get Real

Dennis Sanders notes that for a short time, there was an animated series based on comic book characters that was as intense and real as any live action drama. It was acclaimed by critics and fans alike. So of course, DC Comics had to kill it.

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Monoprogramming

Burt Likko’s been watching a little more television than usual. And he has a question.

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The Writers’ Room

If you like TV and have not heard about Sundance Channel’s “The Writers’ Room”, I heavily recommend it.  Jim Rash (who played the Dean on “Community”) hosts a different group of writers from a...

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