Television

‘Another Period’s’ Best Gag: Suffrage and Hysteria

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Sex, politics, and sexual politics were on the menu last night for an even-more-gross-than-usual episode of Another Period. Edith Wharton can’t even bother to turn over in her grave for this kind of stuff. Everything from gay conversion therapy to women against feminism to Freud to manual relief of hysteria got touched upon in half an hour — and everyone in the Bellacourt family also got, um, touched upon, before the curtain fell.
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MTV’s ‘White People’ Documentary Sticks to the Superficial and Comes Up Short

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When MTV announced White People, and when the trailer for it was first released, the documentary’s existence was met with uncomfortable laughter, genuine derision, and some bafflement. It seemed totally improbable that any network — especially MTV — could explore this subject with any accuracy or nuance. While it’s not as bad as many predicted, White People still isn’t worth the watch.
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How ‘BoJack Horseman’ Grew From a Forgettable Animated Comedy Into TV’s Best Exploration of Depression

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The first season of BoJack Horseman was a slow burn. Admittedly, I wasn’t a huge fan of the first few episodes, which relied too heavily on animated characters being raunchy, and took shots at Hollywood that felt trite and overdone. But when the series got good, it got really good — and also remarkably, hilariously depressing. 
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