Television

‘Animals’ Is More Pun-Heavy Indie Dramedy Than the Next ‘Bojack Horseman’

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A sweet, awkward beta male has trouble meeting girls. A sweet, awkward beta male has anxiety about his best friend outgrowing their relationship. A sweet, awkward beta male experiments with his sexuality. All three sound like standard plot lines of a certain kind of small-scale Sundance dramedy — the kind with tiny box office redeemed by an even tinier budget, a promising future as something to stream during a cozy night in, and a name like Swanberg or Duplass attached to it. And that’s exactly what Animals is, with just a few minor tweaks.
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Samantha Bee’s New Show Will Be On-the-Ground, Feminist, and Very Canadian

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The classic image of the American late-night show is a host in a suit, strolling out on stage to confidently lob one-liners at an adoring studio audience. In some ways, Samantha Bee fits this image perfectly; with over a decade as one of the star players on Jon Stewart’s Daily Show under her belt, she’s a seasoned and self-assured performer, able to establish a rapport with guests and viewers alike.
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