Category Archives: Cable TV

Real, Actual Notes On The Pilot Of Six Feet Under

I’ve heard incredible things about both the pilot and the finale of Six Feet Under and at least the first has delivered. This is a super polished, arch, stylized look into the most crushing, unfair, devastating abyss that is death AND IT WAS … Continue reading

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Special Bloody Snowflakes: Cinematic Combat On TV

A television series’ identity, in this age spreading dawn’s rosy rays on the demands of niche audiences, is often a matter of differentiation. You have to make choices based on the resources you have, of course, and with a view … Continue reading

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The Installment vs. The Episode

Or, why netflix isn’t making TV; it’s making visual serials. Two hours in, House of Cards is well on its way to blacking out my serialized narrative drama series bingo card. The David Fincher directed, Kevin Spacey staring, political intrigue … Continue reading

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Genre BOOM

Word has reached my ear by raven that the venerable Beard himself, George R.R. Martin, has signed a development deal with HBO independent from all those thrones and their games. Let’s get the knee-jerk reactions out of the way: AAAAAAAH.  NOOOO … Continue reading

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Patience, Time, And Television Storytelling

The demands of television – what viewers expect and don’t expect out of it – warps narrative storytelling in weird ways. I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately, because what else am I do to without 30 Rock,? Short … Continue reading

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All That Montage Allows: Spartacus Is Better Than You Think, I Swear

So I finally got around to the season premiere of Spartacus, “Enemies of Rome,” and although I had no fears of the show’s quality dipping, the climax in particular reminded me why I love this series and have vigorously defended it … Continue reading

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Fantasy Casting: Game Of Thrones Season 4

In honor of the new Production Video released on HBO, let’s look ahead to the new troupe that’ll replace all the poor bastards dying in Season 3. Euron Greyjoy Mads Mikkelsen Physical Description in the Book: Euron is pale and … Continue reading

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