Television

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Get Schwifty

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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 round, Jerrod Carmichael and Patrick Stewart premiere radically different comedies, while AMC angles for world domination with its latest series. 
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‘Hannibal’ Might Be Ending Just as It’s Reaching New Heights

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If Community has taught us anything, it’s that the show’s not over until the fat lady’s contract has run out and she’s confirmed it to a minimum of three separate news outlets. Still, the prognosis for Hannibal is looking grim going into this Saturday’s season finale; two months after NBC announced its cancellation, the drama has yet to find a new home, and streaming go-tos Netflix and Amazon are already out of the running.
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My “Peak TV” Life Crisis

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How many television shows is too many? Too many to casually watch? To obsess over? To write about? To simply exist? There is no definitive number, but there is one thing we can all agree on: There is a hell of a lot of television out there these days, and sometimes it can be downright anxiety inducing.
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Netflix’s Crime Drama ‘Narcos’ Replaces Dark Characters With the Chaotic Sweep of History

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Don’t be fooled by the English narration, delivered with noir-ish gravity by Boyd Holbrook, his eyebrow lifted ever so slightly in the direction of Archer. Narcos, Netflix’s hourlong drama about the Medellín Cartel (created by Chris Brancato, Eric Newman, and Carlo Bernard) is not the story of American divine intervention in a chaotic foreign place. America is embroiled, and it attempts to intervene, but rather than centering on Holbrook’s American detective character, Narcos’ approach  is to give focus to the systemic nature of the chaos itself, and its origins.
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What It’s Like Working Backstage at the VMAs

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The MTV VMAs are known for their outrageous moments. Sometimes they’re planned, like the Madonna and Britney Spears kiss that Christina Aguilera never got over, and sometimes they aren’t, like Kanye’s “I’mma let your finish” moment that Taylor Swift will never get over. But some of the most telling moments of the show happen off-camera, where the online streams are off-limits and celebrities get real. The audience never sees them. Although the stories get told within a certain segment of the music industry, the average Joe doesn’t hear a peep about them. But I do.
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Gallows Humor: ‘The Carmichael Show’ Takes on Police Brutality and Racism

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Last night, NBC premiered The Carmichael Show (which debuted to 4.83 million viewers!), a highly promising sitcom that the network is unfortunately burning off quickly. After an expository pilot, the series jumped right into some heavy subject matter, tackling police brutality and racism in only its second episode, demonstrating a strength for gallows humor — and providing yet another case for why we need diverse television shows.
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