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Ben Platt in The Politician

Review: The Politician, season 1

The Politician, the latest production from Brad Falchuk and Ryan Murphy, is equal parts brilliant and scattered. It’s pretentiously adult but set in a high school. Thematically it jumps around from one idea to another and never quite lands. Ryan

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Helen Hunt in The Miracle Season

Watch This: Trailer for The Miracle Season

The Miracle Season is about 2011  the Iowa City West girls’ volleyball team. They took the state championship for the second year in a row. They did it after losing their star player Caroline “Line” Found and after losing their

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Justin Baldoni and Gina Rodriguez in Jane the Virgin

Brain Dump: Blindspot, Shots Fired, Jane the Virgin

A brain dump is a few short takes on TV shows. This time I talk about Blindspot, Shots Fired, and Jane the Virgin.

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Vanessa Marano and Katie Leclerc in Switched at Birth

Brain Dump: The Collection, Shots Fired, Switched at Birth

Time for a brain dump: scattered thoughts about random TV shows. These things made an impression lately. I was bored by high fashion, impressed by a gritty look at American policing, and sad to see an old favorite say goodbye.

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Danielle Panabaker and Ed Harris in Empire Falls

Review: Empire Falls

The novel Empire Falls by Richard Russo is one of the best novels I’ve ever read. The book was rich, detailed, full of memorable characters and built to an exciting climax. Adapting that to a 2-part TV mini-series must have

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decoding annie parker

Watch This: Trailer for Decoding Annie Parker

Decoding Annie Parker stars an Oscar nominee and an Oscar winner right off the top: Samantha Morton and Helen Hunt. They are patient and doctor. It’s sensible to expect fabulous performances from these two. The story is based in fact

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