Television

IFC’s ‘Documentary Now!’ Crafts Perfect Documentary Parodies — For a Select Audience

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Documentary Now! has a fitting home on IFC, a network where weird comedies tend to hang around forever (Comedy Bang! Bang! is currently in the midst of a 40-episode season), and immense talents both behind and in front of the camera, and it arrives at a time when documentaries are gaining in popularity. But is that enough to build a solid comedy?
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How Professional Wrestling Raised a Legion of Nerdy Feminist Fans

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Actor and comedian Chris Gethard didn’t tell his wife about his wrestling fandom when they first started dating. While he has long been vocal in his support of women’s issues and unsparing in his mockery of the men’s rights movement, he had been less public about his wrestling fandom. That came to the forefront when a caller on The Chris Gethard Show asked to talk about pro wrestling for the rest of the program.
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‘Show Me a Hero’ Recap: Parts One & Two

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Some writers, and some television shows, are afraid of getting too deep into the weeds—which is how we end up with examinations of race, class, and politics that are glancing at best at simplistic at worst. David Simon is not afraid of this. David Simon lives in the weeds. …Read More

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: And the Villain Is…

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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, we’ve got multiple plot twists involving siblings, and multiple season finales to slow, brooding dramas — some more beloved than others.
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