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'Strike Back,' Nostalgia And Knowing When To Say Goodbye

huffingtonpost.com — There was a minor hue and cry the other day when it emerged that the fourth season of " Banshee" would be the show's last. It was a pretty tiny ripple in the space-time continuum, given that "Banshee" is a cult action show on Cinemax.
Jul 31, 2015

It's the final season of #StrikeBack & though I'll be sad to see it go, it's time. My review: huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/31/str…

Trevor Noah, Twitter And The Uses Of Social-Media Outrage

huffingtonpost.com — As the heir apparent at "The Daily Show," every day must be a whirlwind for Trevor Noah. Having to deal with the media at the Television Critics Association press tour, where he took the stage at a press conference Wednesday, is just one more chore to check off the list, but he largely conducted himself with aplomb during the relatively light press grilling.
Jul 30, 2015

Why I'm tired of comedians saying Twitter/feedback is terrible & how Trevor Noah has been disappointing on this issue huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/30/tre…

Jul 30, 2015

Good @moryan on, among other things, the limits of "punching up" as a formulation: huff.to/1Ibh2P6

Jul 30, 2015

ICYMI: Some thoughts on Trevor Noah, social media and how comedy & feedback work (or could work) in the modern age huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/30/tre…

Jul 30, 2015

RT @moryan: ICYMI: Some thoughts on Trevor Noah, social media and how comedy & feedback work (or could work) in the modern age http://t.co/…

Trevor Noah Takes On Racism And Police Brutality Before Taking Over 'The Daily Show'

huffingtonpost.com — "Charming American racism," Ebola panic and what it's like to be a black man who fears the police: These topics were on the agenda when Trevor Noah, the new host of " The Daily Show," offered the world a glimpse of what he'll do when he takes over for Jon Stewart.
Jul 29, 2015

""I don't know how not to die": DailyShow host TrevorNoah took on police brutality, racism in a comedy set last night huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/29/tre…

Jul 29, 2015

From earlier, a few thoughts on the standup comedy new Daily Show host Trevor Noah did last night. huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/29/tre…

Why Not Spend Summer In HBO's 'Hell'?

huffingtonpost.com — It would be tempting to call HBO "7 Days in Hell" the perfect bonbon for summer: This parody of sports documentaries is short, ephemeral and features ridiculous men running around in shorts. But "7 Days" is so good it could legitimately be enjoyed in the depths of winter or even during an autumn cold snap.
Jul 28, 2015

My first review back in the saddle! Thoughts on HBO's #7DaysInHell, which I think is entertainingly bonkers huffingtonpost.com/2015/07/28/sev…

Please Stand By, I Will Return After A Short Break

huffingtonpost.com — I can almost pinpoint the moment I decided to take a leave of absence from my job. The date isn't stuck in my mind, but the feeling I had in that moment is. The leave is temporary.
May 22, 2015

Take the time you need; we'll save your shows on DVR. RT @moryan I am taking a temporary break from my job. m.huffpost.com/us/entry/74222…

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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' And 'Other Space' Take Off As Comedy's Center Of Gravity Shifts

huffingtonpost.com — It's hard not to feel both concerned and excited about the state of comedy on TV right now. Comedy Central alone boasts a murderer's row of sterling comedies with a wide range of viewpoints and attitudes.
May 22, 2015

"@OtherSpace is consistently good, much better than most of the new comedies the b'cast nets have rolled out." m.huffpost.com/us/entry/73862…

The 'Mad Men' Finale, Coke And Don's Quest For Enlightenment

huffingtonpost.com — Two days after the " Mad Men " finale aired, what more is there to say? So many critics have weighed in with thoughtful and insightful essays; even when I don't particularly agree with another writer's opinion, I've been floored by how eloquent and intelligent the post-finale commentary has been.
May 19, 2015

The Wheel Thing: Don, Coke, the #MadMen ending and the quest for enlightenment huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/19/mad… #MadMenFinale

May 20, 2015

My last-ever piece about #MadMen (sob): Don, the wheel thing, enlightenment, cynicism and a lack thereof huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/19/mad…

May 20, 2015

RT @moryan: My last-ever piece about #MadMen (sob): Don, the wheel thing, enlightenment, cynicism and a lack thereof huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/19/mad…

'Mad Men' Finale: What Was Awesome, What Was Frustrating And Why It's Hard To Let Go

huffingtonpost.com — "People just come and go and no one says goodbye." - Don Draper/Dick Whitman Well. It's hard to write about series finales, because whatever I say here might be taken as the final word regarding my assessment of the show in question. So let me say up front: I absolutely love "Mad Men."
May 18, 2015

I posted this review of the #MadMen finale at 6am. I may be delirious right now?? Anyway, here you go: huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/18/mad… #MadMenFinale

May 18, 2015

RT @HuffingtonPost: The #MadMen finale: what was awesome, what was frustrating and why it's hard to let go huff.to/1Ee3nDH pic.twitter.com/5P1qLvZ3T9

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'Wayward Pines,' David Duchovny's 'Aquarius' And New Dramas To Watch (And Avoid)

huffingtonpost.com — There are a bunch of mystery-laden dramas premiering in the next few weeks, and rather than burden you with individual reviews of each one, I thought I'd rate them roundup-style. It's warm out, you don't have time for too much TV blathering, so here are brief thoughts on each drama, so you know which to check out and which to skip.
May 13, 2015

'Wayward Pines,' David Duchovny's 'Aquarius' And New Dramas To Watch (And Avoid) m.huffpost.com/us/entry/72763…

May 14, 2015

Brief reviews of #WaywardPines, Between, David Duchovny's Aquarius & #TheWhispers. 1 show is worth checking out. huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/13/way…

That 'Jane The Virgin' Finale: Eight Ways It Was Awesome

huffingtonpost.com — Where to begin with the " Jane the Virgin " Season 1 finale? How about with a phrase frequently uttered by its narrator: "Let's do this!" Just over a year ago, members of the media began getting copies of the pilot for "Jane the Virgin."
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Aug 04, 2015

ABC Exec session with Paul Lee. Taking action on how many times he will use the word "brand." #TCA15

Aug 04, 2015

RT @nprmonkeysee: "I will meet anyone anywhere anytime." -- Miss Piggy on whether she'd fight Ronda Rousey. #TCA15

Aug 04, 2015

Premise of The Muppets sounds like 30 Rock with 100% more Doctor Teeth & the Electric Mayhem. #Smart #TCA15

Aug 04, 2015

ABC panels today. FYI if ABC's Muppets show is Jere Burns Reacting to Muppets, that would be 100% OK with me #TCA15 @sepinwall

Aug 04, 2015

RT @nprmonkeysee: I mean, everybody says "write," but why? Nothing happens. We come here every year, we ask these questions, they shrug. I'm tired. #TCA15

Aug 04, 2015

RT @nprmonkeysee: Honestly pondering: Better to frustratedly write about or ignore shows that fall into "anonymous women getting splatter-murdered" genre?

Aug 03, 2015

Amazon Studios executives asked about Top Gear hosts & Woody Allen; the non-responses sound a lot like ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ huffingtonpost.com/entry/amazon-w…

Aug 03, 2015

Amazon pilot Sneaky Pete debuts Friday & has Character Actress Margo Martindale as well as some guy named Bryan Cranston. #TCA15

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