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‘Manhattan’ Creator Sam Shaw on the Show’s Stellar First Season

Over the course of a season, the new television show Manhattan has established itself as assured, confident storytelling, showing the utter surreality of moving to the moon — Los Alamos, New Mexico — establishing a brand-new community in place by the American government, all for the purpose of the Manhattan Project and the race to… Read More

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James Franco’s ‘Saturday Night Live’ Documentary Isn’t James Franco-y Enough

James Franco constantly gets bored and switches careers, always moving on to gleefully experiment with (and sometimes destroy) a different job: painting, writing, teaching, and so on. This week, James Franco is a documentarian. Well, technically, James Franco was a documentarian in 2008 when he filmed a short for an NYU film class in which he went behind the scenes at Saturday Night Live. The project was later expanded into a feature-length film and is finally available for public viewing with its debut on Hulu Plus today. The end result is strange in that it’s not strange. Saturday Night isn’t very James Franco-like; instead, it’s a straightforward and simplistic documentary that tells us a lot of what we already knew.  … Read More

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Hulu Orders Kennedy Assassination Series from J.J. Abrams, Stephen King

Event series are all the rage this year. Practically every network has picked up some sort of limited series ranging from… Read More

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Kristen Schaal and Casey Wilson’s ‘Hotwives of Orlando': Is the ‘Real Housewives’ Franchise Too Ridiculous to Parody?

It seems pointless to mention that the main draw of Housewives-brand reality shows – and the very reason why a great number of people still watch them – is that they’re hyperbolically unreal. And yet I mentioned it, because Hulu’s The Hotwives of Orlando, created by Danielle Schneider and Dannah Phirman, is the kind of parody that booby-traps one into stating the obvious. … Read More

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Your Weekly TV News Roundup: ‘Orphan Black’ Renewed, Syfy Orders ‘The Magicians’ Pilot

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, a few great books are getting TV adaptations, Sean Hayes will return to primetime (again), and Taye Diggs joins The Good Wife. … Read More

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The 10 Best Shows You Can Only Watch Online

This year, more than ever, television has provided plenty of shows to occupy our time during the summer months. Still, it’s not as much TV as we want (is it ever?), and there are often long lulls in television throughout the week — seriously, what’s with everything being packed into Sundays? Fortunately, there is the always-reliable Internet to tide us over. By now, you’ve definitely finished all of Orange Is the New Black, so here are ten other Internet-only series to watch this… Read More

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10 Great New-to-Netflix Movies to Stream This Holiday Weekend

The long Memorial Day weekend is upon us, and you know what that means: cookouts, quickie getaways, watching some sort of organized sporting events on television (I think, maybe?). But the shut-ins among us — and your film editor would include himself firmly among that camp — will probably want to simply spend one more day doing what we do every weekend: queuing up a bunch of flicks online, surrounding ourselves with non-perishable food items, and locking the doors. Here are some of the recent(ish) streaming releases worth your Memorial Day weekend time; simply click the title to stream them right… Read More

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The 45 Best TV Shows You Can Only Stream on Hulu

In the ongoing Great Streaming Wars of 2014, Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon Instant Video are constantly battling each other, making exclusive deals with networks, creating original programs, and just overall competing to host the best content. Hulu Plus has a clear advantage in that it has the most current-run shows available, yet it still often goes overlooked when it comes to older shows. But Hulu has plenty of those too — here are 45 TV shows on Hulu (some free, some with Hulu Plus) that aren’t available on Netflix or… Read More

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Netflix vs. Amazon vs. Hulu: Who’s Winning?

Yesterday, Amazon announced that it struck a deal that would allow Prime members to stream a number of popular HBO programs. It’s great news for many: Amazon Instant Video beat its competitors to become the first online-only streaming site to get HBO programs, HBO got to stick it to Netflix, Prime members get a plethora of new (and great!) shows to watch, and those who love to incessantly talk about The Wire can now seamlessly work the show into any conversation tangentially related to Amazon.com. … Read More

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