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‘The Fall’ Season 2 Tumbles Into Whateverness

I’m going to try and not be a buzzkill about The Fall season 2. I do think it’s worth watching. Just don’t get all wound up and expect it to be AMAZING. Cause it’s not. But it’s not bad either. It’s got the prerequisite number of stars for whateverness. This is the new trend in […]

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Outlander is Here: Is That a Sassenach Under Your Kilt or Are You Just Glad to See Me? [SPOILERS, YE KIN]

Outlander premiered Saturday on Starz and millions of time traveling, graphic-sex, dirk-clutching Scot lovers swooned and said, “Je Suis Prest.” If you’re like “What the hell did you just say?” you obviously haven’t devoured one of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander books. There are eight of them. Eat it, George R. R. Martin! At least that’s what Gabaldon’s […]

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‘The Leftovers’ Microwaved for HBO

by Lisa Waugh I was so frustrated by the randomness of HBO’s new series The Leftovers that I downloaded the audiobook and listened to it on a long road trip. I was even more frustrated as I listened to the dead ends of the book’s storylines. A mundane drip drip of the dazed and confused, […]

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The Car Accident That is ‘Girls’

Not my generation. Not my social economic zip code. Not my city. But I can’t stop watching Girls. Instead of worshipping this show, we should embrace it as a new way to tell stories. I love the lyrical way that Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow handle each storyline. I also hate both of them. For […]

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Seinfeld’s Show About Nothing is Brilliant

Lisa Waugh If you haven’t been watching Jerry Seinfeld’s Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee then you need to start right now. I love cars and I love coffee and I love comedy but the thought of all three with Jerry Seinfeld at the wheel sounded boring as shit. Here’s a successful guy riding around in expensive […]

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‘Lilyhammer’ Season 2: His Way or Norway

Lisa Waugh Steven Van Zandt has taken his under bite and mob wig out for a spin once again. The E Street lifer surprised everyone with his turn as Silvio Dante in The Sopranos. The range isn’t wide but Van Zandt’s return as a mobster to the small screen via Netflix is a satisfying one. […]

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The Returned: The Creepiest TV Series You Must See

By Lisa Waugh The Returned is a hypnotic television show airing on the Sundance Channel that reminds me of a freshened Twin Peaks or a French Let the Right One In. Set in the French Alps in a sleepy town, as the reservoir dips to an alarming level, the dead are coming back to life. […]

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Somm

How many ways can a bunch of people describe a glass of chardonnay? You’d be very surprised and bored by the end of a rundown from one of these candidates, studying for and trying to pass the nearly unpassable Master Sommelier’s exam. Imagine trying to take a test that only 170 some odd people have passed. […]

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Hot in the Hollow: Mison Brings An Edge to Ichabod Crane

By Lisa Waugh There’s nothing like a time jumping twist on a known story created by the masters behind Fringe to make me love a Sunday afternoon. Tom Mison brings a Jesus-evoking, sexy Ichabod Crane to life in Fox’s Sleepy Hollow, full of wonder and irritation with the world after being in stasis for 250 […]

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David Chang Noodle Bro

If you had of told me that people would watch people cook and eat food on TV in droves, I would have laughed as hard that time you told me that people would buy water. What is not so funny is that I never sold my screenplay about a chef in the wayback of 2000 […]

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No Sleep Til Qo’noS

I have a super weird schedule these days. After years of bathing roughly once a week and wearing yoga pants everywhere but especially not to yoga practice, I got sucked into a day job. It’s not bad. They have money there. More money than the yoga pants job. But, still, it’s strange. Besides showering every day […]

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