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TV Series: Top of the Lake S01 – Riveting, Intense and Spellbinding Campion Strikes Again


I only heard about this show obliquely through the web, but this was truly a television masterpiece. Jane Campion  Confession: I never watched The Piano (I’ll correct that by next week!) shoots this police drama in New Zealand among the most stupendously beautiful … Continue reading

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TV Series: The Cathartic Journeys of Merle (Walking Dead), Don (Mad Men), and Jaime (Game of Thrones)


In all three of this year’s biggest TV series thus far, there have been some huge changes for many of the main characters. I was reminded of Merle when I watch the last episode of Mad Men. And reflecting on … Continue reading

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TV Series: Mad Men S06 – The times they are a changin’


Wow. That was a breathtaking finale to a powerful Mad Men season. It was intense and well-written. There were so many surprises here, particularly in the very last episode! Keeping with tradition, I will not throw any spoilers out there. … Continue reading

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My Favorite TV Series of 2012 – Can you guess which was my favorite?


I watched a whole lot of TV in 2012 – and there was lots of great stuff out there. A few new shows (House of Lies and Magic City), some awesome sophomore efforts (Sherlock, Episodes, Game of Thrones, and Homeland), … Continue reading

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My Top 10 Ground-breaking Television Series (or why Breaking Bad Glides over All)


There seems to be an internet consensus – if the opinions of a few podcasts and that of Chuck Klosterman are to be taken to be post-modern canon that is – that the best shows in the new millennium on … Continue reading

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TV Series: Mad Men S05 (2012) – Dealing (or not) with Loneliness


In Season 5, it seems to me that the central theme was loneliness. Even in the poster to the left, we notice that the Don with his back to us is alone and the two faceless manequins in the shop … Continue reading

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Season Beginnings: Mad Men, Game of Thrones, Hell on Wheels


Both Mad Men and Game of Thrones just recently kicked off again. I am still sad to have to wait nearly a year to see how things turn out for Hank of Californication, Raylan of Justified, and Marty of House … Continue reading

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