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TNT’s ‘The Alienist’ is A Visual Time Machine

After gradually raising the bar for its original dramas over the past two seasons with Animal Kingdom, Good Behavior, and Claws, all of which represented a clear step up from the more formulaic fare the network was best known for, TNT is finally ready to play with the big boys with its hugely ambitious adaptation…

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J.K. Simmons is Stellar in New Starz Drama ‘Counterpart’

Since J.K. Simmons won his best actor in a supporting role Academy Award for playing a tough love jazz band director in Whiplash — a fantastic movie you must watch immediately if you have not yet — I’ve been waiting for the follow up to that role. Finally, after years of voice-over work and playing Commissioner Gordon…

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Put a Bird on It: The Best Portlandia Characters Ever

Since it first aired in 2011, Portlandia has become a cult favorite, thanks to its perfect satire of life in Portland. With the eighth and final season airing on January 18th, we’re mentally preparing to say goodbye to our favorite characters we’ve met on the show over the past seven seasons. While season eight will…

‘Corporate’ Can Help You Face The Void

Some people follow their dreams, manage to make a living doing what they love, and are able to live a happy life rich with meaning and hard-earned personal satisfaction. Then there are the rest of us. If you work in an office big enough that you don’t know more people’s names than you do, you…

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