Add It: Gotham

by Ronald A. Rowe October 20th, 2016
At first blush, Gotham sounded like a bad idea.  It’s Batman but not Batman.  Instead of a hardened crime-fighter with amazing gadgets he’s a sad 11-year old boy who misses his parents.  Remove Batman from Gotham City and you’re left with a pretty dull story about a city.  Or
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Toss Up – Key & Peele

by Elizabeth Gunto October 13th, 2016

Key & Peele, a Comedy Central sketch show starring MADtv alums Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key covers some sensitive race and gender issues with goofy intelligence. Both Peele and Key come from biracial families with an African-American dad and a white mother, and their unique racial experiences feed their skits. Both actors show incredible range; they play French revolutionaries, a nerd named Wendell,  a sorority girl named Meegan, Indian doctors, young Black professionals, Barack Obama and Barack Obama's angry-man
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Toss Up – Red Oaks

by Elizabeth Gunto October 6th, 2016
In the new comedy Red Oaks, Amazon Studios takes some notes from 1980s snob versus slob party movies. It's one of five shows Amazon.com's development division released for pilot season. It courts both high brows names (Steven Soderbergh is one of the executive producers) and names associated with the eighties (Jennifer Grey, Paul Reiser and Richard Kind all appear on the cast list) in its nostalgia-heavy pilot episode.

Things don't seem to be going so badly for David (Craig Roberts). He's on
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  • Add It: Tiny House Nation

    by T Akery September 29th, 2016
    Tiny House Nation is a show on the FYI channel. It is about couples and families transitioning to a tiny house. These houses are very tiny and the transition is not easy. The show doesn't try to hide it at all and dives right into the challenges as well as the perks of living in such a small house.

    Each episode features a different couple or family that has already made
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  • Add It: Doctor Who

    by Ronald A. Rowe September 22nd, 2016
    It has been just over fifty years since Doctor Who first appeared on television.  Over the span of half a century the show has gone from obscurity to a full-fledged cultural phenomenon.  Whovians, as fans of the show are apt to call themselves – nitpick and discuss and debate over the show’s minutia the same way that Trekkers might dissect a blue print of the Starship USS Enterprise.  The
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  • Add It – Penn & Teller: Fool Us

    by Ronald A. Rowe September 15th, 2016
    Penn & Teller: Fool Us is a “new” summer television competition on the CW.  The series was actually filmed and released three years ago in Great Britain, where is enjoyed a large following.  The show was curiously and unceremoniously dumped after just nine episodes despite solid ratings.  The single-season program was relegated to the vast repository of cancelled shows until the CW  - perhaps persuaded by the success of another
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