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  • Don’t Abolish The Police Procedural Entertainment

    06/08/2020 8:13:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    The Federalist ^ | June 8, 2020 | Paulina Enck
    As the protests condemning the tragic death of George Floyd continue and the opportunistic riots rage on, the media has turned against the entire concept of the police with a vengeance. As such, several media outlets have decided to attack a staple of the American television landscape – police procedurals. With recent unjust demonization of the police as a whole becoming a popular political stance from the woke crowd, their positive portrayal on television has come under fire. Some have argued that the issue with this sub-genre of shows is their focus on the perspectives of their police protagonists at...
  • Netflix cancels popular 'Messiah' series after Muslims complain Critics saw 'subtextual anti-Islam sentiment' in TV thriller

    04/01/2020 8:23:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 3/30/2020 | WND staff
    After complaints of a "subtexual anti-Islam sentiment," as one news report described it, Netflix has decided not to renew the drama "Messiah" after one season. Series co-star Wil Traval broked the news on Instagram, calling it "a very sad day," Deadline reported. The series by Michael Petroni and "The Bible" producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey featured a CIA officer played by Michelle Monaghan investigating a mysterious messianic figure known as Al-Masih who had attracted international followers. The name Al-Masih, Arabic for messiah, prompted a petition urging a boycott of the series. The Guardian newspaper of London explained that...
  • Dan Bongino, 'Chernobyl' creator spar over socialism after Stephen King compares disaster to Trump

    05/31/2019 1:57:47 PM PDT · by drpix · 36 replies ^ | May 31, 2019 | Jessica Chasmar
    Conservative commentator Dan Bongino schooled producer Craig Mazin on the “failure of socialism” Thursday after the creator and writer of HBO’s “Chernobyl” praised a tweet by horror icon Stephen King that compared the Soviet-era disaster to Donald Trump’s presidency. The feud started early Thursday after Mr. King wrote that it’s “impossible” for him to watch “Chernobyl” without thinking of the current president. Stephen King @StephenKing: "It's impossible to watch HBO's CHERNOBYL without thinking of Donald Trump; like those in charge of the doomed Russian reactor, he's a man of mediocre intelligence in charge of great power--economic, global--that he does not...
  • Tim Tebow dishes on his ‘epic’ new CBS series ‘Million Dollar Mile’

    03/22/2019 12:43:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/22/2019 | By Michael Starr
    Tim Tebow brings his competitive edge to “Million Dollar Mile,” the obstacle-course competition series he’s hosting on CBS. “Although I’ve never been an obstacle-course racer I know what it’s like to be able to try to handle the pressure and the lights and push yourself past limits you didn’t think were possible,” says Tebow, 31. The former Heisman Trophy winner, NFL quarterback (Jets, Broncos) and current Mets hopeful — he’ll start the season with the team’s Triple-A affiliate in Syracuse — taped his 10-episode “Million Dollar Mile” gig late last fall. In the series — premiering Wednesday, March 27 (9...
  • The Detectorists

    08/31/2018 2:07:17 PM PDT · by Da_Shrimp · 33 replies
    Just wondering if anyone here has seen 'The Detectorists', a gentle comedy series about metal detecting. It's written by Mackenzie Crook, who also stars in it.I think is was shown on a couple of channels over there. Here's a clip: It also stars Diana Rigg's daughter Rachel Stirling, who's the spit of her mother.
  • Highly Recommended TV Series for History Buff's: Amazon's "Red Mafia"

    12/16/2017 9:03:28 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Self | December 16, 2017 | PJ-Comix
    There is a lot of crap on TV to be avoided but there is one series that I found supremely entertaining (and educational). It is "Red Mafia." It is a Russian production from 2011 but now available via Amazon Prime as you can see HERE. It is not to be confused with the Russian Mafia of current times. This series is about Party corruption during the Soviet Era. And there was quite a bit of corruption all the way to the top. What makes this series especially entertaining is that it has a lot of humor. For example, Brezhnev (in...
  • 24 Novels That Are Crying Out To Be Turned Into A TV Series

    08/15/2017 10:03:49 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 98 replies
    BuzzFeed ^ | August 14, 2017 | Jamie Jones
    We recently asked members of the BuzzFeed Community which books need to be turned into TV Shows. Here are some of the best responses...
  • 'The great war is here': Sensational new trailer for Game Of Thrones season seven sees [tr]

    05/24/2017 10:36:43 AM PDT · by C19fan · 8 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 24, 2017 | Ross McDonagh
    It is the moment Game Of Thrones fans have been patiently waiting six seasons for. The sensational new trailer released on Wednesday shows the moment Daenerys finally unleashes her dragons on Westeros. The enthralling 90-second teaser shows all of the main players gearing up for the final battle for the Seven Kingdoms.
  • "Homeland" Showtime TV hates Trump loves Islamofascists

    04/10/2017 5:45:22 PM PDT · by Calif Conservative · 25 replies
    EIB Network ^ | 4-10-2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Now, some of the critics watching "Homeland" have — there’s a big story at NewsBusters featuring an interview with the cast. What everybody thinks has happened in Homeland is that after six years of naming Islamofascists as the bad guys, that Americans have become the bad guys. And that’s only half the story. That’s only half of what they’ve done on Homeland. This is amazing. And I’ll get to it in due course.
  • In AMC’s ‘The Son,’ Omaha-raised actor graduates to playing a patriarchal role

    04/09/2017 8:46:01 AM PDT · by Mean Daddy · 14 replies
    Omaha World Herald ^ | April 9, 2017 | Micah Mertes
    Omaha-raised actor Zahn McClarnon has 30 years and 70 credits to his name, most notably scene-stealing roles on FX’s “Fargo” and Netflix’s “Longmire.” The 50-year-old actor has done a lot and seen a lot. But his latest project casts him in fresh new territory: playing Pierce Brosnan’s father. In AMC’s new epic Western series, “The Son” — which began its 10-episode season Saturday night — McClarnon plays Toshaway, the chief of a Comanche Tribe. During a raid, the tribe captures a Texas boy named Eli McCullough (Jacob Lofland, of “Mud” and “Justified”), whom Toshaway raises as his own. As Eli’s...
  • TV Has Been Waiting Decades for Jack Pearson

    04/07/2017 11:09:36 AM PDT · by Coleus · 26 replies
    Becky Thompson ^ | 02.21.17 | Becky Thompson
    It’s no secret that This Is Us is one of TV’s best new shows. Between the unique way of presenting one family’s unfolding story and the deeply relevant and relatable characters, This Is Us has many of us laughing one minute and crying the next.It is an easy show to love.But there is something important taking place on Tuesday nights at 8:00 CST that must be addressed even if you haven’t seen one episode yet. TV has been waiting decades for Jack Pearson. Here’s why.For years, we’ve watched popular sitcoms and TV dramas depict husbands and fathers disengaged from their...
  • Is anyone watching "Stranded with a million dollars"

    04/02/2017 10:06:42 AM PDT · by lovesdogs · 38 replies
    For those who are not, It's a Survivor meets "Lord of the Flies" show. It features a bunch of snowflakes, a gangster wannabe, a surprisingly hardy Bernie gal and a Gadsden flag waving Christian alpha male. I have found it quite interesting.
  • Showtime's "Homeland" is onboard for the jihad

    03/27/2017 3:35:18 AM PDT · by HarborSentry · 20 replies
    Rand Koch blog ^ | March 26, 2017 | Rand Koch
    Have you been watching Showtime's Homeland? It's deep into jihad-supporting territory. That's nothing new by itself. It's taken a hard turn that way since this season began. Before that, too, but not quite as far as this. The question is, how far? The answer is given by checking who they hired to advise the show: Ramzi Kassem is a Muslim-activist, Gitmo lawyer and columnist for Al-Jazeera. Do you remember when President Obama promised to "close" Guantanamo? Ramzi Kassem opposed those plans because they weren't good enough for the jihadis. To be fair, Obama's plan was always a fraud. Moving Guantanamo...
  • ‘War and Peace’: Incest and Fruit-Smashing Sex with Style to Spare

    01/19/2016 7:28:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 10 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | January 19, 2016 | Tom Sykes
    The opening scene of War and Peace, the first two hours of which screened on A&E, Lifetime, and History Channel on Monday night, was specifically constructed with the purpose of allaying fears that the screen version would not be faithful to Leo Tolstoy’s 1800-page magnum opus.
  • War And Peace sets viewers' hearts aflutter as Natasha Rostova and Prince Andrei fall in love [tr]

    01/19/2016 6:36:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | January 18, 2016 | Jo Tweedy
    After a battle-heavy first two episodes, it was pure, unadulterated romance that left viewers misty-eyed while watching War And Peace last night. An emotionally charged scene which saw dashing Prince Andrei (James Norton) whisk Natasha Rostova (Lily James) on to the dancefloor at the Tsar's New Year's Eve ball left the audience of the hit BBC One period drama reeling. Viewers took to social media to praise the romantic scene, which showed the couple falling in love - calling it 'this generation's Mr Darcy in the pond' - referring to Colin Firth in Pride And Prejudice.
  • Review BBC's 'Last Kingdom' brings complexity and personality to the Middle Ages

    10/10/2015 2:40:56 PM PDT · by Hugin · 34 replies
    LA TImes ^ | 10/09/15 | Mary McNamara
    Thanks to "Game of Thrones," television just can't get enough of the Middle Ages. Those flickering smoky interiors, enormous woolly coats and bloody, ax-heavy battles; the remarkable décolletage, the picaresque foliage and mud. Sometimes there's magic, sometimes there isn't, but, by gosh, there's always plenty of bloody hacking and mud. Certainly "The Last Kingdom," the BBC drama that premieres Saturday and is based on the first book of Bernard Cornwell's "Saxon Tales," checks all these boxes in short order. Don't let the exposition-heavy first episode fool you; this may be a sword 'n' longboat epic with a handsome hero at...
  • Watch the Full Trailer for BBC America's The Last Kingdom (VIDEO)

    09/18/2015 3:51:16 PM PDT · by Hugin · 15 replies ^ | 0817/2015 | Tim Surette
    Are there enough shows about bearded European-y people brandishing swords and shields and shouting at each other? Not according to BBC America, which will stake a claim in the medieval drama genre with The Last Kingdom, debuting Saturday, October 10 at 10pm. And to prove it, BBC America released the first full-length trailer for the series. Adapted from Bernard Cornwell's novels The Saxon Stories, The Last Kingdom chronicles the rise of young Saxon warrior Uhtred (Alexander Dreymon) and the birth of England in the 9th century in Northumbria. And if you're a fan of History's Vikings, get ready for some...
  • "The Man in the High Castle" -- is Amazon going forward with the series?

    09/13/2015 12:00:58 PM PDT · by pabianice · 17 replies
    I have searched the internet but cannot find the answer. Amazon broadcast a wonderful pilot for this series, based upon the Philip K. Dick novel. The original broadcast was the highest-rated show Amazon has had. There was talk of this becoming a series. Since then ... not a word. I did find rumor that episodes 2 and 3 have been filmed. Does someone have inside information on this possible series? Thanks.
  • 'The Astronaut Wives Club' began with triteness and ended in ugliness

    08/21/2015 10:01:10 AM PDT · by Marcus · 32 replies
    Houston TV Examiner ^ | august 21, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    The Astronaut Wives Club, the summer series from ABC that depicted the race to the moon as a kind of “Desperate Housewives of NASA” ended its run Thursday with the episode dealing with the Apollo moon landing and the epic adventure of Apollo 13. What began with soap opera triteness ended in a dash of ugliness. The episode sought to remind the viewer that not everyone regarded the moon landings with awe and wonder. Some reacted to the greatest technological feat in the history of humankind with rage.
  • Complete 6-part Revolutionary War series free on YouTube

    07/04/2015 9:18:07 AM PDT · by ETL · 16 replies
    PBS via YouTube (individual link to each episode provided)
    LIBERTY! The American Revolution is a dramatic documentary about the birth of the American Republic and the struggle of a loosely connected group of states to become a nation. The George Foster Peabody award-winning series brings the people, events and ideas of the revolution to life through military reenactments and dramatic recreations performed by a distinguished cast. _________________________ EPISODE 1: "The Reluctant Revolutionaries" 1763-1774In 1763, the capitol city of America is London, George Washington is lobbying for a post in the British army, and no one thinks of Boston harbor when they hear talk of tea parties. In a dozen...