Category: the tv room

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The TV Room: The Tale, by David Bax

One of the main uses we’ve found for the art of cinema is to tell stories. In many, broad ways, Jennifer Fox’s The Tale is just another of these. In other ways, though, it’s like nothing we’ve ever seen before. It’s a...

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The TV Room: Nashville Season 4, by David Bax

Even in the age of “peak TV,” when there are hours on end of noteworthy television every night of the week (and twice on Sundays), there is a particular, once-thriving subgenre that’s become increasingly hard to find: The old-fashioned primetime...

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The TV Room: Daredevil Season 2, Episode 5, by Scott Nye

“Kinbaku”, the fifth episode of Daredevil’s recently-released second season, will, I’m willing to bet without having seen the rest, prove to be a landmark episode of the series. It draws together so many dangling themes, clarifies a way of approaching...

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The TV Room: Project Runway Season 14, by David Bax

“Project Runway season fourteen? Didn’t that end, like, weeks ago?” This is what I assume you’re thinking. But Lifetime extended the run this year to include not just the requisite reunion special but, a week later, a clip show called...

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The TV Room: Mr. Robot Season 1, by David Bax

The kind of people who get referred to as “hackers” (that word still sounds corny to me twenty years after Iain Softley’s schlocky movie) are diggers. They spend their time beneath the surface, speaking the language that makes up the...

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The TV Room: Show Me a Hero, by David Bax

To describe HBO’s Show Me a Hero as a miniseries about the controversy surrounding low-income public housing in Yonkers, New York is technically correct with the added bonus of making it sound like Important Television. But it’s not exactly the...

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The TV Room: Hannibal Season 3, by David Bax

As all fannibals know (“fannibals” is here defined as anyone who loves Hannibal so much that they will willingly self-apply that corny portmanteau of a moniker; I count myself among their number), season three was not intended to be the...