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Westworld Season 2 Premiere Review

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Have you ever questioned the nature of your reality? The price you’d have to pay if there was a reckoning? That reckoning is here. – Dolores Abernathy It feels like it’s been forever since “The Bicameral Mind” aired, and there’s a good reason for that. The Westworld first season finale premiered on December 4, 2016.… Read more »

“Andre the Giant” Review

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He was special. – Vince McMahon Legends breed legends. Not genetically or through reproduction, or not often anyway, but without question in generated stories. When someone becomes a folk hero, a Paul Bunyan we’ve actually seen either in person or through the magic of television, our imaginations run wild. HBO’s Andre the Giant, a collaborative… Read more »

REVIEW: HBO’s Barry

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Barry Berkman is a hitman. He’s also bored, empty, and unfulfilled. The former Marine comes home to a small, semi disheveled apartment and plops down on his bed. Above it is a Metallica poster. It looks more like the place you’d call home when your university first allows you to live off campus and you… Read more »

The Deuce: Season Finale Review

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THE DEUCE: EPISODE 8: MY NAME IS RUBY Girl must have been in a hurry, I guess. – C.C. I said last week, and I had finished screening the season a few weeks back, that I likely wouldn’t be covering The Deuce following the finale. As good a show as it is, I’m not “entertained”… Read more »

The Deuce: Episode 2 Review

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THE DEUCE: EPISODE 2: SHOW AND PROVE The soundtrack to The Wire is entitled, “And All the Pieces Matter,” referring to the importance of details and the littlest of things in putting together not just the story, but also explaining how every person had worth in that world. From Avon Barksdale, Marlo, and Stringer all… Read more »

The Deuce: Series Premiere Review

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How do you define pleasure? It’s a question likely to be at the heart of HBO’s newest entry into the network’s already uber-impressive original series lineup. The Deuce, created by George Pelecanos and David Simon, who you will remember as the forces behind The Wire and Treme, officially premieres on September 10th. In advance of… Read more »

REVIEW: The Leftovers: Season 3, Episode 6

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SEASON 3, EPISODE 6: CERTIFIED Is Nora gone? – Kevin We’re all gone. – Laurie Bye Laurie. – Kevin Goodbye, Kevin. – Laurie This was Amy Brenneman’s masterpiece, and it was relatively clear from the outset of the episode that the story, not to mention the main Leftovers stage, was Laurie’s. Though we would also… Read more »