Everything You Need To Remember From Season 1 of ‘Westworld’

We’re officially in a single-digit countdown to season two of HBO’s mind-bending hit show Westworld.  It would be an understatement to say a lot happened during Westworld‘s debut season — a lot that should be fresh on our minds before we head into season two. I’ve re-watched the entire first season so you don’t have to, and…

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HBO’s ‘Paterno’ Tackles 2011 Penn State Scandal

The Nittany Lions nation, along with the rest of the country, was rocked in 2011 when news broke that former Penn State assistant coach, Jerry Sandusky, was accused of molesting several young boys over the years and the university, along with its legendary head coach Joe Paterno, was accused of covering it up. HBO’s newest…

Six Ways ‘Jesus Christ Superstar Live!’ Rocked

There was fire, graffiti and some seriously specific leather fashion choices are only small details that made NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live! a must-watch event. More Broadway stage performance than concert, this rendition of the 1970s classic rock opera brainchild of young Andrew Lloyd Weber and Tim Rice — both of whom are now musical theater legends —…

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The End is in Sight for ‘The Americans’

“How arrogant are you?” demands the anguished wife of the former KGB agent called back to duty in America. “You think the fate of the world rests on your shoulders?” It’s a common problem among characters on The Americans, which begins its sixth and final season Wednesday on FX, wrapping up an extraordinary run that,…

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Season 3 of ‘Billions’: Worth It

A man that studieth revenge keeps his own wounds green, which would otherwise heal. –Francis Bacon When we last saw billionaire investor and sometime financial crook Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis) and his dogged, ethically flexible pursuer, U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Paul Giamatti), Axe had seemingly checkmated Chuck, sabotaging the IPO that Chuck, his father, and…

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Hallmark Channel Announces Christmas Plans

We’ve got great news and bad-but-not-really news. The bad-but-not-really news is Hallmark Channel has announced they will not be airing any new Christmas movies over the month of July, which leads me to the great news: In lieu of the new Christmas movies in July, Hallmark Channel and Hallmark Movies & Mysteries will be airing…

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The Money is In The Details For FX’s ‘Trust’

“The meek shall inherit the Earth — but not the mineral rights.”  –J. Paul Getty   One of the frustrations of reviewing TV can be when a show is particularly interesting, but it never catches on with the broader public for whatever reason. In the case of Trust, the new drama series premiering Sunday on FX,…

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