Television

Melissa McCarthy Raps Kanye’s Deep Cut, “Butterscotch Man,” in New ‘SNL’ Ad

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Kanye West has plenty of hit singles — “Stronger,” “Jesus Walks,” “Gold Digger,” “Touch the Sky,” — but true fans know that his excellence shines most brightly on the deep cuts. You know, all of 808s & Heartbreak, “Guilt Trip,” and little-known banger “Butterscotch Man.” Melissa McCarthy is a huge fan, apparently, because she raps the hell out of “Butterscotch Man” in this new SNL ad.
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There’s an Overwhelming Amount to Love in the ‘Broad City’ Season 3 Trailer

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This really is quite glorious. My personal excitement in watching the just-released Broad City Season 3 trailer peaked when Jaime (Arturo Castro) tells Ilana it’s time to get off Grindr, and she turns around, sobbing, and moans, “I just want to see penises within a mile of me” as a lonely tear drops down her chin. Surely you will have your own moment with this trailer — or, more likely, many moments. 
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Television’s All-Time Greatest Will They, Won’t Theys

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One of television’s most widespread, and most welcome, recent trends is the rise of the genuine romantic comedy — a show that doesn’t simply build up to two characters’ relationship, but follows it as it deepens and develops. Still, television has excelled at long-running romantic plot lines for years, just in a slightly different incarnation: the Will They, Won’t They, in which a love connection develops (or doesn’t) over a period of years, with lots of tension and mishaps in between. In honor of Valentine’s Day, here are ten of the trope’s most iconic examples, from the ’80s sitcom to the modern antihero drama.
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Those Who Can, Make ‘Teachers’; Those Who Can’t, Make ‘Those Who Can’t’

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Both Teachers and Those Who Can’t are single-cam sitcoms about teachers. Both hail from comedy troupes — the Katydids from Chicago, the Grawlix from Denver. Both appear on networks with names that make them sound either dubious or fantastical: TruTV and TVLand, both of which have included these shows in an effort to up the ante (or for TruTV, begin the ante) on scripted series.
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‘The Magicians’ Recap: “The World in the Walls”

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Like all abstract art, fantasy’s power lies in its allegory. Which is a very pompous way of saying that the reason why we tell stories about things that can’t and don’t happen in real life is because sometimes these stories capture our conflicts and emotions better than real life. “The World in the Walls” is the best episode yet at capturing The Magicians’ appeal as a meta-fantasy, because it illustrates fantasy’s effectiveness on two different levels: in the story itself, and in Fillory’s increasing prominence as a story-within-a-story.
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