Television

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: PornCon 2015

There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This time, Silicon Valley visits a (mostly) PG porn convention and Amy Schumer explains the universe’s bizarre concern for basics.  … Read More

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Understanding the Duggar Scandal Without Schadenfreude: A Reading List

The distressing news about the existence of old molestation accusations against reality TV religious scion Josh Duggar — leading to the limbo that the franchise remains in now — has brought several other unpleasant cultural strains to the fore. There’s been a good deal of liberal schadenfreude in seeing a seemingly unstoppable cultural force (that stands for some pretty reprehensible principles) taken down in this particular way. And on the other side, we have seen a rash of salacious stories about religious extremism that seek to gratify the same sort of gossipy curiosity that made the Duggars famous to begin with. … Read More

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Here’s Matt Weiner’s List of All the Things ‘Mad Men’ Wanted to Cover in Season 7, But Didn’t

As much as fans might wish to see TV finales tie up every loose end surrounding the characters and storylines of… Read More

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‘Louie’ Season 5 Finale Recap: “The Road, Part 2″

­Usually, when Louis C.K. does a multi-part episode on Louie—like the two-part “Daddy’s Girlfriend,” the three-part “Late Show” and “Pamela,” and the six-part “Eleveator”—it’s to tell a sprawling narrative, to do something structured less like episodic television than like cinema. But the two parts of “The Road,” which close Louie’s fifth season, seem to exist less for purposes of narrative than volume; there’s just too much terrible shit to get into one half-hour, because the road is a miserable, miserable place. And yet… … Read More

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‘The Today Show’ Will Host Tracy Morgan’s First TV Interview Since His Car Crash

The Hollywood Reporter announced that Tracy Morgan would be appearing for an interview on The Today Show this coming… Read More

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WATCH: The ‘Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Is “New and Sexy” and Premiering September 28

Comedy Central has just announced the long-awaited date— September 28 — on which the The Daily Show’s torch will pass from Jon… Read More

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HBO Orders Pilot of T.J. Miller’s ‘The Gorburger Show’ — the Talk Show Hosted By a Blue Monster

A “Japaneses talk show” hosted by a large, furry, carnivorous, and English-speaking alien monster (voiced by comedian T.J. Miller, who… Read More

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David Duchovny Can’t Save NBC’s ‘Aquarius’ From Its Charles Manson Confusion

Aquarius should, for many viewers, be the series to watch this summer. It’s a dark-ish 1960s crime drama full of hippies and dope, it loosely shoves Charles Manson at the center of it all, and it stars the always-great David Duchovny as the main detective who stumbles across Manson (Gethin Anthony) and co., making for a surely engaging cat-and-mouse game that brings together fiction and reality. Yet it doesn’t seem to achieve the highs that you’d hope for, at least not in the first two episodes that premiere tonight; still, the full 13-episode series will be available online on May 29, because NBC is taking an odd bet on the fact that people will want to binge-watch it. … Read More

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HBO’s ‘Nightingale': David Oyelowo Dazzles in an Astonishing One-Man Performance

All things considered, it’s pretty silly to get worked up over the snubs and slights of the Oscars — it’s an awards ceremony that just plain gets things wrong, and always has. But it still rankled most sensible viewers to see Eddie Redmayne’s awards-courting turn in the decidedly mediocre Theory of Everything take Best Actor when David Oyelowo couldn’t even land a nomination for his masterful performance in Selma. It doesn’t ultimately matter, of course; that’s not only a performance that will last, but one of many from the actor. And here’s another: in the HBO original movie Nightingale (premiering tomorrow night) he performs something of an actor’s decathlon, inhabiting the picture’s only onscreen speaking role for 82 minutes. It’s an astonishing piece of work. … Read More

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Flavorwire’s Complete Guide to Summer 2015 TV

The 2014-15 season just ended, but we won’t even get a chance to catch our breath before the summer TV season kicks into high gear. We’ve already had plenty of highs and lows in May, and the next three months are going to keep it up with nonstop programming. From the much-anticipated return of addictive series like Orange Is the New BlackPretty Little Liars, Hannibal, and BoJack Horseman to a variety of new series — science-fiction dramas, reality shows, and fun comedies — there is no shortage of television to keep you indoors during those too-hot days. Here is Flavorwire’s rundown of the most notable series to mark down on your calendar. … Read More

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