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Kathryn Bigelow Agrees with Me. Or Me with Her. Or Something.

Wednesday links, because I haven’t done that in a while, sorry: I feel a good bit vindicated. After I left Zero Dark Thirty with my wife on Sunday, she was doing most of the talking because she LOVED it. After a while I said, “I think it was a pretty harsh commentary on women in [...]

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Are You Team 2012 or Team 2013?

Really quickly: The start of the year is always a weird time, especially this year with Oscar nomination announcement date moved up (it’s on Thursday, about two weeks before usual). On one hand, we’re still catching up on and honoring the movies of 2012. At the same time, we want to be excited for the [...]

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Tuesday Nights Aren’t Big Enough for All of Those Sitcoms

Wednesday links, and tomorrow brings us the blockbuster edition of the holiday movie preview, fyi: One of the biggest ratings battles coming in to this year was destined to be Tuesday nights between 9 and 10, when Fox, ABC and NBC were all airing sitcoms that not only were good, but were all pretty much [...]

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Fall TV Preview, Part 1

It’s time for one of my favorite column gimmicks of the year — the official PopRox fall TV preview. Good timing since the fall TV schedule gets going tonight. It’s the place where you can hear things like How to Be a Gentleman “might be the greatest sitcom cast assembled in at least the last 10 [...]

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Picking the Emmy Wishlist

(This is an extended preview of the PopRox column coming in Sunday’s Pocono Record. And don’t forget, I’ve got two tickets to give away to the Dark Knight Rises premiere party July 19 at the Pocono Community Theater. Enter the contest now, the deadline is Tuesday!) It may not be as glitzy as the Oscar [...]

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ABC, the Accommodating Broadcast Channel

If nothing else, you have to thank ABC for being so accommodating with its 2012-13 schedule. “Awwww, how sweet! You put that Tim Allen garbage and the new Reba McEntire retread all the way out there on Fridays so it won’t bother me. You shouldn’t have! And Last Resort, one of the few new dramas premiering [...]

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Spoiling the Upfronts

It’s December. It’s almost Christmas. You can’t wait to get your presents and give other people theirs. Then on Dec. 10, your mom tells you, “We got you a new wallet.” On Dec. 18, your sister says, “Just so you know, I got you some new shoes.” Then on Dec. 22, five other people tell [...]

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The Best of 2011 TV

The title says it all, the 10 best shows of 2011. I didn’t rank them, for no other reason than I didn’t want to. Let’s hit it, with the knowledge that I don’t have any premium channels, so there won’t be any mentions of Dexter, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Boardwalk Empire, etc.: JUSTIFIED: No show [...]

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Fox, NBC Announce Primetime Lineups

We’re late this afternoon, but we’ve now got two 2011-12 primetime schedules to dissect: FOX GONE: Running Wilde, Good Guys, Lone Star, Traffic Light, Chicago Code, Human Target, Breaking In, Lie to Me, America’s Most Wanted BUBBLE SHOWS THAT MADE IT: Fringe, Bob’s Burgers COMING IN: Dramas Terra Nova (8 p.m. Mondays), 2.5 hours of [...]

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Six New Shows for Your Consideration

We haven’t taken the pulse of new TV shows in a while, and there have been some decent ones lately. So here goes: THE KILLING (Sundays at 10 on AMC): Twin Peaks, but in reality. CSI, only … good. Make whatever kind of comparisons you want to whatever past show, just know that The Killing [...]

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