Television

‘I Am Cait': Staging Empathy for Social Change

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Reality TV is indelibly formulaic and beholden to its target audiences. It goes without saying that it seems impossible for it to ever truly document reality, and as a genre, it can even surpass surrealist fiction in its dizzying servings of unreality. This notion arises for different reasons than usual when watching I Am Cait, Caitlyn Jenner’s E! series about embodying her authentic self — the show presents Jenner publicly, and demands (rather politely) that people describe her on her own terms. 
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‘Poldark’ Recap: Part 6

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Last week’s installment may have been dark, but Poldark’s penultimate episode only accelerates its characters’ downward trajectory—to the point where the hero not drunkenly gambling away his fortune served as the emotional high point. Death, marital discord, and risky business ventures abound this week, each one only exacerbating the other.
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This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Best Desk Lunch Ever

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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 time, Stephen Colbert sits down with his audience and Ann Coulter pops up in unlikely places.
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Your Weekend Binge-Watch: The Fun, Addictive ‘Hindsight’

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Back in January, Hindsight made its quiet debut on VH1. One of the network’s few scripted series, it follows a young woman as she time-travels back to 1995 to fix past mistakes. The light drama, with its penchant for nostalgia and emphasis on female friendship, was recently added to Hulu, and it’s a great, quick series to binge-watch over the weekend.
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