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  • Returning to Twin Peaks (reminder: Showtime tonight at 9 EST)

    05/21/2017 8:57:55 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 31 replies
    National Review ^ | May 20, 2017 | Jim Geraghty
    What should we expect from Showtime’s Twin Peaks, the spectacularly unexpected reboot of the quirky, genre-busting mystery series that rose quickly and fell even more quickly over the course of two seasons on ABC in the early Nineties? First, if you find the whole thing too weird to enjoy . . . you’re not alone. Twin Peaks was always an acquired taste, a series that borrowed bits and pieces and styles of almost everything that had come before and mixed them in a blender: murder mystery, 1980s night-time melodrama, slapstick comedy, ’50s Americana nostalgia, the supernatural and occult, gripping psychological...
  • 3 best TV episodes of all time?

    05/19/2017 6:42:04 PM PDT · by MNDude · 237 replies
    There are probably tens of thousands of TV episodes from the different decades. Most of them are probably pretty lousy looking back, but of course a few were rather stellar. The episode on Little House on the Prairie where Mary goes blind, nightmare at 20000 feet on the Twilight Zone, the episode with a huge battle on Game of Thrones, or the Pilot of The Wonder Years are examples of some great episodes. In your opinion, what are the three greatest TV episodes of all time?
  • ‘SNL’ Weekend Update Hosts: Stop Blaming Us for Trump (Make some important points)

    05/19/2017 10:15:00 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    RealClearLife ^ | May 19, 2017 | Staff
    Saturday Night Live‘s new “Weekend Update” team of Michael Che and Colin Jost have had to deal with more real backlash than most fake news anchors. Jost has been criticized for a joke he did about transgendered people. Che’s been lambasted for comments he made about street harassment and racism in Boston. But yet they still soldier on, all in the name of comedy. GQ recently caught up with the co-hosts, interviewing them about the state of comedy in 2017 and what it’s like on Weekend Update in the Trump era. In regards to whether people are too sensitive these...
  • Bernie Goldberg Real Talk: Hannity’s Pro-Trump ‘Ranting’ Really ‘Doesn’t Get a Lot Accomplished’

    05/19/2017 9:07:11 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    Mediaite ^ | May 19, 2017 | Justin Baragona
    Over the past week or so, with the White House rocked by bombshell report after bombshell report, Fox News host Sean Hannity has ramped up his pro-Trump coverage. Last night, he called on supporters of the president to “fight back” against anti-Trump forces, namely the mainstream media and Democrats. During an appearance on America’s Newsroom, Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg explained that while he thinks Hannity is right on many things, overall, it is essentially sound and fury, signifying nothing. Noting that Hannity is correct that media would like nothing better than to bring President Trump down, there’s “crazies on...
  • Trump-Friendly Company Buys Rights to Deliver Local News to 70 Percent of Households

    05/09/2017 10:30:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | May 9, 2017 | Eric Levitz
    During last year’s presidential campaign, Jared Kushner reportedly made a deal with Sinclair Broadcast Group: The Trump campaign would provide Sinclair’s local news stations with intimate access to the candidate, in exchange for “fair” coverage of the GOP nominee. Here are some of the ways that Sinclair kept its broadcasts fair and balanced, according to the Washington Post: Sinclair-owned stations and its Washington bureau scored 15 “exclusive” interviews with Trump over the past year, including 11 during the final three months of the campaign in critical states such as Pennsylvania and Ohio. They did 10 more with Trump’s running mate,...
  • Sharia in America: Democrats and Muslim Legislators seek to criminalize free speech

    04/22/2014 11:16:58 AM PDT · by Rusty0604 · 41 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 04/21/2014 | Pamela Geller
    There is very dangerous legislation making its way through both the House of Representatives and Senate that will finish the United States. The sharia bill calls for Islamic blasphemy laws — the criminalization of speech that offends or insults — who, exactly? Well, that is up to the enforcer, is it not? On Wednesday, Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) introduced “The Hate Crime Reporting Act of 2014″ (S.2219), which seeks “to examine the prevalence of hate crime and hate speech on the Internet, television, and radio to better address such crimes.” Congressman Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) introduced a companion bill in the...
  • Late Show host Stephen Colbert to be investigated over Trump joke

    05/05/2017 10:34:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 55 replies
    SBS ^ | May 6, 2017 | AAP
    The US Federal Communications Commission will look into complaints made against talk show host Stephen Colbert for what some have labelled a homophobic joke about President Donald Trump. Colbert faced a backlash following the Monday night airing of The Late Show, during which he made numerous jokes about Trump during his opening monologue. Among them, he said: "The only thing [Trump's] mouth is good for is being Vladimir Putin's c**k holster." Viewers took to social media to declare Colbert's joke homophobic. The hashtag #FireColbert began spreading around Twitter, along with calls for people to boycott sponsors of the late-night show....
  • Burnett ready for return to TV (Carol Burnett)

    05/03/2017 8:39:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    The Sentinel ^ | May 3, 2017 | The Associated Press
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Carol Burnett typically spends her mornings doing crossword puzzles with her husband, but the comedy legend could return to a full-time work schedule if the pilot she recently shot for ABC becomes a regular series. In “Household Name,” produced by Amy Poehler, Burnett plays an eccentric, aging movie star who arranged to continue living in her old mansion even though the home’s new owners, a young family, have already moved in....
  • ‘What the hell?’: TV screens go dark as Spectrum cuts channels, raises prices

    04/30/2017 3:51:48 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 85 replies
    Lexington Herald-Leader (Kentucky) ^ | April 28, 2017 | John Cheves
    The television screen went dark a month ago as Daniel Fitzgerald watched “American Pickers” on the History Channel. Perplexed, he grabbed the remote and surfed through CNN, Disney, Comedy Central and the rest of the standard cable lineup. Many of them were gone, too. In their place was a black background with a small block of text advising him that his subscription no longer provided those channels. “I thought, ‘What the hell? I just paid the cable bill,’” Fitzgerald recalled last week in the tiny Lexington [Kentucky] apartment he shares with his disabled 16-year-old son. Fitzgerald called Spectrum, the subsidiary...
  • Joy Behar Slams First Lady: ‘Where’s Melania Going To Go If We Don’t Have Any Sanctuary Cities’

    04/26/2017 4:40:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 26, 2017 | Katie Jerkovich
    Joy Behar slammed first lady Melania Trump as an illegal immigrant Wednesday when she said without sanctuary cities, “where’s Melania going to go.” “The View” co-host made the disparaging comment about the first lady during a panel discussion about part of President Donald Trump’s executive order that would withhold federal funding from sanctuary cities that was blocked by a federal judge. Whoopi Goldberg argued that there was already laws on the books that allows law enforcement to round up illegal immigrants who commit crimes. “I do believe that people…when the laws are in place, if there’s a criminal there’s nothing...
  • Bill Nye Called Out CNN for Giving Climate Change Denial A Platform on Earth Day

    04/23/2017 10:51:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The Mary Sue ^ | April 23, 2017 | Marykate Jasper
    Bill Nye was invited to speak on CNN’s New Day Saturday program for Earth Day, along with May Boeve, the executive director of green action group; and William Happer, a climate change skeptic and physicist at Princeton. Nye was clearly exasperated with Happer’s claims, and annoyed that CNN had invited him. To enthusiastic nods from Boeve, Nye said, “I will say, much as I love the CNN, you’re doing a disservice by having one climate change skeptic and not 97 or 98 scientists or engineers concerned about climate change.” (CNN is hardly the first media organization to give these...
  • Steve Bannon Once Told Roger Ailes That Megyn Kelly Was "The Devil"

    04/22/2017 4:10:56 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | April 21, 2017 | Patrick Shanley
    "I told him then, I said, ‘She’s the devil, and she will turn on you,'" the Trump strategist reportedly said of Kelly. President Donald Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, has opened up about the rift between his political website Breitbart and Fox News — and he blames Megyn Kelly. In a recent interview with Politico, Bannon said, "The big rift between Breitbart and Fox was all over Megyn Kelly. She was all over Trump nonstop.” Kelly, who has since departed Fox News despite an enormous offer from the network, made headlines when she accused then-CEO Roger Ailes of sexual harassment...
  • Babylon 5 finally available for online streaming (watch it free!)

    04/21/2017 7:28:00 PM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 70 replies
    Syfy Wire ^ | April 13, 2017 | Carol Pinchefsky
    Older fans know Babylon 5, the game-changing 1994-1998 series, but younger fans may not have had a chance to watch it. Here’s your internet-sized window of opportunity. B5 has come to streaming service Go90. According to showrunner J. Michael Straczynski’s Facebook page, “This is the first time B5 has been streamed online or available in the US for a very long time.” Go90 is offering all five seasons for free, without commercial breaks. I tested it myself, and it looks great. For those who don’t know, B5 popularized the story arc in sci-fi television. (Robotech and other anime beat B5...
  • Some Of The Biggest Anti-Trump Voices Might Go Silent In A Matter Of Days

    04/19/2017 7:25:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Sara Boboltz
    With stinging criticisms cloaked in humor, late-night hosts Stephen Colbert, Samantha Bee, Trevor Noah and the whole cast of “Saturday Night Live” have provided American audiences a way to laugh off their political anxiety. But on May 2, we may have to say goodbye to them for now. That’s because the day before marks the expiration date for the current contract between the Writers Guild of America, the organization representing 12,000 Hollywood film and TV writers, and the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers, which represents the writers’ employers. (The Huffington Post is unionized under the WGA-East.) The current...
  • Bill O'Reilly meets Pope Francis as FOX News termination nears

    04/19/2017 1:32:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    AOL News ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ariston Anderson, The Hollywood Reporter
    Bill O'Reilly briefly shook hands with Pope Francis during the Vatican's weekly Wednesday meeting with the public, the New York Times reported. O'Reilly has been vacationing in Italy for the past week, avoiding the spotlight of numerous claims of sexual harassment against the Fox anchor. He stood in line to meet the Pope in a special VIP section Wednesday morning, as a photograph from L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican's daily newspaper, shows....
  • Big Brother really is watching you - and he ain't a commie!

    04/14/2017 9:01:05 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 20 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 4/14/17 | Jim Bray
    Did you know that when you're watching your favourite TV program, your TV program could be watching you as well? It's true, if you believe what a company called FlySwipe is selling. That's because, according to a press release coming from the upcoming National Association of Broadcasters convention, broadcasters and marketers now have the ability to know exactly who's watching a program thanks to advancements in artificial intelligence technology. FlySwipe says they can use facial recognition and "big data" to help the broadcasters and advertisers figure out exactly which commercial a particular viewer should be shown, based on the viewer's...
  • Designated Survivor TV Show Anti-Gun

    04/12/2017 9:29:18 PM PDT · by Boomer · 39 replies
    Last week this show took a hard left going anti-gun. This week it went even further left quoting the bogus statistics on percentage of people who support Universal Background Checks. It's like this show is the fantasy of every leftist who wishes they could have won the vote they lost under obummer and thank God they did.
  • MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Sees a “Russia Connection” Lurking Around Every Corner

    04/12/2017 3:43:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Intercept ^ | April 12, 2017 | Aaron Maté
    One day after her network joined the rest of corporate media in cheering for President Trump’s missile attack on Syria, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow was back to regular business: seeing Russian collaboration with Trump at work. It’s “impossible,” fellow anchor Lawrence O’Donnell told Maddow on April 7, to rule out that “Vladimir Putin orchestrated what happened in Syria this week – so that his friend in the White House could have a big night with missiles and all of the praise he’s picked up over the past 24 hours.” Maddow concurred, suggesting that only the FBI’s ongoing probe into Trump’s alleged...
  • Charlie Murphy Dead at 57

    04/12/2017 10:24:00 AM PDT · by Jarhead9297 · 43 replies
    TMZ ^ | 4/12/17 | TMZ
    "Charlie Murphy, Eddie's older brother, and a very successful and popular stand-up comedian in his own right has died ... TMZ has learned. According to Charlie's manager, he died from leukemia Wednesday morning in a NYC hospital. He'd been going undergoing chemotherapy. Family members tell us they're absolutely shocked because they thought he was getting better. "
  • David Letterman's Mom, Late Show Favorite Dorothy Mengering, Dead at 95

    04/11/2017 9:49:45 PM PDT · by Chad_the_Impaler · 20 replies
    MSN ^ | April 12, 2017 | Dave Nemetz
    David Letterman‘s mother Dorothy Mengering, who made many memorable appearances on her son’s Late Show on CBS, has died at the age of 95.