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'Penny Dreadful' Creator On What's Next For The Engaging And Underrated Horror Show

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: In a year full of wonderful new shows, " Penny Dreadful" was one of the most pleasant surprises. Perhaps "pleasant" isn't the right word: "Arresting," "energetic," "intense" and "heartbreaking" might be better descriptors of the Showtime drama, which arrived on DVD and other platforms Oct. 14. Wait, "heartbreaking"? Absolutely.

The Threats Against Anita Sarkeesian Expose The Darkest Aspects Of Online Misogyny

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: I don't know how Anita Sarkeesian gets through the day. I really don't. The violent threats sent to the Utah organizers of one of Sarkeesian's recent speaking engagements are just the latest iteration of a torrent of abuse that drove the Canadian-American writer and media critic from her home weeks ago.

'The Flash' Runs Into Trouble: Exclusive Video From The Hit CW Show

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: It's fitting that " The Flash" didn't take long to establish itself as a hit. The first episode of the show, which introduced crime-scene technician Barry Allen and his newfound need for speed, was The CW's most-watched premiere in five years. In Tuesday's episode of the comic-book drama, Allen runs into a brick wall.

Two Great New Shows You Should Watch: 'The Affair' And 'Jane The Virgin'

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: " Jane the Virgin" and " The Affair" are two shows that, on the surface, don't have much in common. But that surface is deceptive. Here's one important quality they share: They're both excellent. I highly recommend "Jane the Virgin" and "The Affair," which do different things in their debut episodes, but they do those things very well.

What 'The Flash' Gets Right About Superheroes (Any Why It Can Thank 'Arrow')

huffingtonpost.com — It would be awful if "The Flash" were a drag, right? If the CW show, which debuts 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday and is based on the famous DC Comics character, lacked energy and vigor, viewers would end up struggling with a huge disconnect, given th...

'The Good Wife' Brings Fun To Quality TV

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: There are few things in life more fun than " The Good Wife" when it is firing on all cylinders. Sunday's episode was most definitely a case of the show doing its thing with admirable panache.

'A Chef's Life' Returns With More Mouthwatering Goodness

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Last year, I got pulled into the ongoing drama of a food show, which is not something that often happens. But "A Chef's Life" is special.

'Homeland' Season 4 Review: What The Brody-Free Version Of The Show Looks Like

huffingtonpost.com — Even at the height of "Homeland" -- and it was a considerable height -- it was hard not to think about what would happen if the show fell off the tightrope. And let's face it, many of us were afraid the "if" in the preceding s...

'Selfie,' 'Manhattan Love Story' And The New Fall Comedies To Embrace And Avoid

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: Recently, I posted a roundup of reviews of the new dramas on the broadcast networks, and that list of capsule reviews was preceded by some thoughts on the State of the Network Drama. This roundup doesn't require much of an introduction, because all you really need to know is that most of the new fall comedies are not that great.

'Outlander,' The Wedding Episode And TV's Sexual Revolution

huffingtonpost.com — Posted: It would pain me greatly if critics and viewers dismissed " Outlander" for irrelevant, trivial or condescending reasons. Don't mistake my purpose: I'm not here to tell you "Outlander" is a perfect show. I like it, I loved a couple of episodes, but I outlined some of my issues with it in my original review.
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Oct 18, 2014

@janecat60 good piece, thanks. And sadly, it's all true.

Oct 18, 2014

@cyn_mccrackan Thank you! I do have some downtime ahead. Yay for that. You have a good weekend too :)

Oct 18, 2014

RT @marchaynes: Korea's national cigarettes have the single greatest logo I've ever seen on anything. pic.twitter.com/mLlSu93y1M

Oct 18, 2014

RT @vulture: What Clive Owen had to say about #TheKnick finale, cocaine, and the plan for season 2: vult.re/1wROpSd pic.twitter.com/dVVHPQRCXd

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