Television

How ‘Finding Carter’ Became the Perfect Summer Hate-Watch

When Finding Carter premiered earlier this month, my general reaction was an underwhelming “meh.” It featured a compelling premise about a teen girl who finds out she was kidnapped as a child and is then returned to her old (but new-to-her) family. But the pilot somehow took that story and made it utterly bland, bogged down with boring tropes and unnecessary drama. The episodes that follow, however, are a different story. No, Finding Carter is still not a good show, but somehow, over the course of four episodes, it’s become my go-to hate-watch of the summer. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Homeland’ Teases Season 4, FXX Plans World Domination With ‘Simpsons’ Site

The television world moves so fast that by the time you learn of a show’s premiere, it could already be canceled. It’s hard to keep track of the constant stream of television news, so Flavorwire is here to provide a weekly roundup of the most exciting — and baffling — casting and development updates. This week, HBO’s Westworld gets its leads, The CW cancels its new comedies, and FXX teases its all-Simpsons website. … Read More

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Flavorwire Exclusive: A First Look at Sam Heughan in Starz’s ‘Outlander’

Starz’s new series Outlander, based on the popular book series by Diana Gabaldon, follows a married nurse named Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) through… Read More

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Wonderfully Nauseating Supercut Compiles Brand-Name Dropping on ‘Sex and the City’

Reinforcing Sex and the City’s time-capsule status as a now wholly obsolete – but anthropologically fascinating – portrait of pre-recession America, artist… Read More

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Gorgeous Art Nouveau Posters for ‘Game of Thrones’ — and Its Drugs of Choice

We hear a lot about the sex on Game of Thrones, but what about the drugs? io9 pointed us to these lovely Art Nouveau-style posters by FRO Design Company, aka graphic artist and web designer Fernando Reza, which celebrate the mind-altering chemicals (plus a few other substances, like Valyrian steel) of Westeros. Get your milk of the poppy fix below, and buy a print or seven at Reza’s website. … Read More

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‘The Meltdown With Jonah and Kumail’ Tries to Cram Too Much Comedy Into Half-Hour Episodes — and Often Succeeds

For the past four years, The Meltdown with Jonah and Kumail has been the flagship show at Los Angeles’ NerdMelt Showroom. It’s a weekly comedy showcase (“alt-comedy” seems to be the preferred descriptor whenever the show is written up) hosted by Jonah Ray and Kumail Nanjiani and featuring a nice mix of drop-ins from big names and great sets from “lesser-known” comedians. It’s an intimate show in an intimate setting, but Comedy Central recently took on the task of translating it to an eight-episode television series. … Read More

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WGN America’s Atomic-Era Drama ‘Manhattan’ Is Historical TV Done Right

Let’s play a game. Think about what Mad Men does well. By watching the story of Don Draper, we’re watching a story about America — the show does an excellent job of using one man’s experience to show us an extraordinary period of change in American history. Now imagine that you want to write your own Mad Men. What time in American history proves to be a microcosm of the country? … Read More

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