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This What to Watch Wednesday, I’d like to take a moment for the anthology, which is having a moment of its own right now.

Now the modern anthology has taken a variety of forms. Some would, for instance, make a case for everything Ryan Murphy is working on right now, “American Horror Story” and “American Crime Story” and “Feud,” not to mention “Fargo” and “True Detective” too.

Each of those shows starts with a new story each season, with some crossover and connections, a repertory cast in some cases, but no story arc continuation. These shows are all great in their own way, but they’re not my favorite kind of anthology. Read the rest of this entry

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…take another look

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In these final days of 2017, as we look back in order to move forward, I wanted to take a moment for a few more cultural highlights of the last 365 (give or take a few), particularly the ones that dared to reimagine beloved classics. Yes, I’m talking about “remakes.”

In a world screaming for originality, the remake gets a bad wrap. And, to be fair, a lot of remakes deserve that wrap. I will not contest that the world is full of many pointless remakes that don’t have good enough answers to the one basic question you should have to answer before you embark on such a scheme—Why? Read the rest of this entry

…Break a Leg

Happy Sunday, fellow crusaders! Today we may finally get the live, televised Christmas musical we never knew we wanted.

This year FOX is taking over the holiday televised musical slot with “A Christmas Story Live!”. God bless NBC for introducing this new annual tradition, but it’s probably a good thing they’re sitting this year out. Read the rest of this entry

…be in a ‘flix

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As we approach the end of the year it’s only natural to look back on 2017 and reflect. And if you’re Netflix share some fun stats about your viewers, well 53 of them anyway…

The answer is no one, Netflix. Why must you hate on this beautiful gift that YOU gave the world? Read the rest of this entry

…stay tuned

the_69th_annual_primetime_emmy_awards_posterToday’s the day, TV fans. Tonight the Emmys will honor the best in television — a challenge as much as it is an honor with the sheer volume of incredible television today. Truly the variety and quality of television available today is almost overwhelming at times, so capturing that in a single night of honors is nothing short of impossible.

And it’s expanding still. It’s hard to believe it’s only been four years since Netflix made history, becoming the first streaming service to receive an Emmy nomination. Tonight they’re going toe-to-toe with HBO to dominate the 2017 Emmys. It’s an incredible feat, to say the least.  Read the rest of this entry