Television

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: ‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Reveals Its Murderer

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: How to Get Away with Murder shows its title murder (spoiler ahead) — but hasn’t explained how to get away with it. Yet. … Read More

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FX and FXX Announce ‘Archer,’ ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ So Many More Shows Returning in January

Season six of Archer! The final season of Justified! The third season of The Americans! Season 10 (wow) of… Read More

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Showtime’s ‘Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued’ Might as Well Be Called ‘The Real World: Dylan Disciples’

It’s almost always a joy, at least for this longtime Dylan fan, to watch other artists interpret the Bard of Hibbing. Many of the tribute albums, the concerts, the film soundtracks (amidst pleasant straight-ahead covers) inevitably feature artists creatively mining Dylan’s back catalog, as Joan Baez did with “Love Is Just a Four Letter Word,” or reinterpreting the canon in the spirit of Jimi Hendrix’s “All Along the Watchtower.” The resultant tracks veer close to magic. … Read More

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‘How to Get Away With Murder’ Needs More Viola Davis, Less of Everything Else

If you want to know how to get away with murder, you’ll have to keep waiting for a while — who knows how these idiotic law students will fare come the end of the season? — but if you want to know how to get away with creating an addictive hit out of a mediocre story, then look no further than the first nine episodes of How to Get Away With Murder. (Hint: Just add Shonda Rhimes’ name to it.) This might sound harsher than I intend: I actually love How to Get Away With Murder, even though I recognize how frustratingly average it is, how boring any given case-of-the-week can be, how some of the characters fall into lazy boxes (but others, it should be said, are amazingly well written), and how the show focuses way more on steamy sex and rampant infidelity than, well, murder and justice. That said, I’m still completely on board with Murder, terrible plotting, laughable “twists,” and all. Spoilers ahead, of course. … Read More

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Watch Lena Dunham, Chris Pratt, and Lisa Kudrow Read Mean Tweets About Themselves

Tweets, man. They can be vicious. The anonymity granted by the Internet, combined with twitter’s enabling strangers to contact,… Read More

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Watch Jon Stewart Get Chummy with Stephen Colbert on ‘The Colbert Report’

This may be hard to believe, but Jon Stewart has never appeared as a proper guest on The Colbert Report. It’s… Read More

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‘Parenthood’ Season 6 Episode 9 Recap: “Lean In”

The longer Parenthood goes on, the more it feels like nothing changes. The parents have kids, start businesses, get sick, whatever — but it’s sort of frustrating to see them fall into the same patterns, get tangled up in one another the same way, and repeat past mistakes. Every once in a while, true progress is made among characters. It’s constantly tested, however, in a way that’s obvious when you see former love interests waltz back into characters’ lives. Whether they “do the right thing” or fold under the pressure of old habits is pretty much always up in the air on Parenthood. The Bravermans are an absurdly nostalgic bunch, after all. … Read More

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‘Scandal’ Season 4 Episode 9 Recap: “Where the Sun Don’t Shine”

Whatever Scandal‘s problem is, from week to week and on the whole, as one of TV’s fastest-paced and most consistently bonkers dramas, it’s never that the show has gotten too silly. This is not to say that Scandal is not, very often, a remarkably silly show; the thing is, silliness is more often than not a good look for Scandal. Think about Mellie’s fire-and-brimstone monologues, which we haven’t heard nearly enough of this season. The show works as a high-stakes political thriller and a romance built around a love triangle and even, in the past two seasons, a family drama. Scandal sacrifices tonal consistency in these moments of Twitter-friendly, in-your-face wackiness — but if it didn’t have a screwy, campy, self-aware sense of humor, it would be a slog to watch. … Read More

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Jon Hamm to Appear, Again, on ‘Parks and Recreation’

You may recall that, at the end of the sixth season of NBC’s Parks and Recreation, the show jumped forward three years, relocating… Read More

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