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Caution: McCann Erickson May Be Hazardous To Your Hard-Fought Advances Against The Patriarchy. (Courtesy: AMCtv) /Mad Men/ begins with an image of a man falling from a skyscraper; this week, it's ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 21 comments on Mon May 04, 2015 at 03:41 PM PDT with 14 Recommends
I have been thinking recently -- oh oh that can be dangerous! I am growing uncomfortable watching all the mystery and detective shows on PBS. I have enjoyed many of them for many years, but as a ...
by Tamar Mag Raine
Comment Count 80 comments on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 12:58 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
Don, she's seventeen. Come on. “Do you ever think there’s less to actually do, but more to think about?” Mad Men , as self-conscious a show as there has been, is all about the navel-gazing ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 49 comments on Mon Apr 20, 2015 at 04:49 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
I would like to point you all to a really great piece on today's CBS This Sunday Morning about Atheism. Atheists: In godlessness we trust It was reported by Mo Rocca, who I must admit I have a ...
by pierre9045
Comment Count 183 comments on Sun Apr 19, 2015 at 10:51 AM PDT with 147 Recommends
First off, it's a great show. I watched the season two opener and thought the writing was even better than before--sharper, funnier, more knowing about the subject it's lampooning, and with better ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 16, 2015 at 06:45 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
How would you like a full serving of your past? (Courtesy: AMCtv) Mad Men isn't Lost. There is no final Big Question we're trying to answer, no couples we're hoping to see reunited. To be sure, ...
by Adam B
Comment Count 45 comments on Mon Apr 13, 2015 at 02:43 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
TV commercial This Vietnam - era veteran has seen and heard a lot of nonsense out of Washington, DC,
by PostmasterJim
Comment Count 4 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 12:43 PM PDT with 1 Recommend
Maybe it's just that I'm overly enthusiastic at this moment, but I think this show on ABC about two heinous murders is the best dissection of race and class I've seen since Do the Right Thing. ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Apr 09, 2015 at 06:06 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
Come oh come ye tea-thirsty restless ones -- the kettle boils, bubbles and sings, musically. ~ Rabindranath Tagore Good evening, Kibitzers! Maybe you ...
by belinda ridgewood
Comment Count 139 comments on Tue Apr 07, 2015 at 05:00 PM PDT with 54 Recommends
In a show which rivals The Good Wife for uncomfortable elevator scenes, this was really something. (Courtesy AMCtv) /Is that all there is?/ For the entire gang at Sterling Cooper & Partners, that'...
by Adam B
Comment Count 38 comments on Mon Apr 06, 2015 at 01:32 PM PDT with 27 Recommends
I really am conflicted on this one. It's not that I want to see him blocked from becoming a TV host, it's that his comments really go to the heart of the issue of what is racism and where you draw ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 88 comments on Wed Apr 01, 2015 at 06:32 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
Lena Dunham has made a career of pissing enough people off so those who adore, or merely support, her keep her consistently in the news. That this is the case should not take away from her inchoate ...
by rvanheertum
Comment Count 19 comments on Mon Mar 30, 2015 at 12:27 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
So for those so disposed, lets take a break from politics and look at the zeitgeist of the current culture when it comes to entertainment, and to narrow it down a bit more, let's talk movies vs. TV.
by StellaRay
Comment Count 60 comments on Fri Mar 06, 2015 at 08:07 PM PST with 12 Recommends
So AMC's The Walking Dead has featured it's first gay kiss between two guys and the Phobes are out in full force. This is not new. . .
by AnUnHolyVow
Comment Count 31 comments on Wed Feb 25, 2015 at 09:54 AM PST with 35 Recommends
Actually, given that most of us here watch him, we might be able to have an outsize influence on the decision. Some obvious candidates: Keith Olbermann, John Hodgman, Jason Jones. My vote: Brian ...
by lawrencegoodman
Comment Count 55 comments on Wed Feb 11, 2015 at 07:44 AM PST with 7 Recommends
MSNBC is in the doldrums as far as the ratings are concerned. The slide has been going on for a while now, but things seem to be hitting bottom. And that is setting off a new flurry of speculation ...
by quaoar
Comment Count 119 comments on Thu Feb 05, 2015 at 02:05 PM PST with 31 Recommends
My big TV-watching time is in the mornings while I exercise. I save up episodes of series I’d never give 100 percent of my attention, usually detective shows (and never medical ones). But there is ...
by arlenegoldbard
Comment Count 1 comments on Wed Feb 04, 2015 at 07:30 AM PST with 4 Recommends
I’m looking for life’s simple solutions now. This is how I Sonic. You see, I lost my job not long ago, and have had very little access to Dailykos lately, That’s unfortunate because this ...
by Floyd Blue
Comment Count 61 comments on Mon Feb 02, 2015 at 04:53 AM PST with 82 Recommends
So last night MSNBC decided to run a live "Morning Joe" to replace Chris Hayes and Rachel Maddow. I refuse to watch Morning (Republican) Joe, but I found this review helpful: Unless their intention ...
by varii
Comment Count 324 comments on Sat Jan 31, 2015 at 06:56 AM PST with 205 Recommends
The annual Stupor Super Bowl is almost upon us. The commercials that run during the broadcast have become an actual thing; the teevee show is known almost as much for those, as for the game itself. ...
by lotac
Comment Count 59 comments on Thu Jan 29, 2015 at 07:00 PM PST with 38 Recommends