The Creator of 'Transparent' Talks Amazon, Family Secrets, and TV Sexism
The creator of Amazon's "Transparent" talks about Jeffrey Tambor's feminine side, watching the Oscars, and the trouble with True Detective.
"The Americans," the anti-"House of Cards"
Jay Leno told Jimmy Fallon to make his monologue longer. Jimmy would be a fool to listen.
In the year-and-the-half it’s been on the air, “The Mindy Project” has never been quite sure what kind of show it was trying to be, floundering for direction and putting its ensemble through many, many rounds of musical chairs. But in the last few months, Mindy Kaling’s sitcom has become one of the most reliably funny and charming things on TV—thanks in large part to the ongoing sexual tension between Mindy Lahiri (Kaling) and her colleague/friend/sparring partner Danny (Chris Messina).
Depictions of violence against women are all over highbrow TV. This was the worst example yet.
After three years of forgotten plot twists and casually discarded characters, “Downton Abbey” has lost my trust in its ability to treat a storyline like this with anything approaching nuance.
Showtime gives us a macho Olivia Pope and a new TV archetype
Ray Donovan; Olivia Pope; Michael Clayton. Why is pop culture so fixated on the professional fixer?
And the rise of the penultimate episode
The big guns now come out in the penultimate episode.
The show has spent its final season dismembering its fourth wall piece by piece.
Plus, two other compelling details from my last few weeks of reading
*/ A new three-episode Bravo reality series, "The People’s Couch," consists of regular Joes in their houses watching and commenting on television from the previous week. — Deadline The Budget, the most popular Amish newspaper, doesn’t run crime stories and cuts out mentions of elderly women who live alone lest it put them in danger. One thing it has in common with more modern media companies? Contributors are unpaid. — The Wall Street Journal NASA is looking for volunteers to lie in bed for several days. Participants will be paid $18,000.
Perhaps the most surprising thing about the Newt surge is that the man’s past has yet to catch up with him. At first glance, Newt Gingrich seems like God’s gift to opposition researchers. There’s the $1.6 million fee he collected from Freddie Mac, the $500,000 line of credit he holds at Tiffany’s, and the climate-change ad he filmed with Nancy Pelosi. Like Herman Cain, he has a history of sexual improprieties. Like Mitt Romney, he has a less-than-perfect pro-life record. Most damningly in today’s Republican climate, he is the ultimate Beltway insider—and has been for nearly two decades.