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Toss Up – Key & Peele

by Elizabeth Gunto October 17th, 2014 | Toss Up

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 translator Luther, who says what the president can't. The show's strength comes from its silly approach to some pretty serious
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Character Spotlight

When Bad Is Good: Regina Mills

by Ronald A. Rowe October 15th, 2014
Regina Mills is the mayor of the tiny village of Storybrooke, Maine.  She’s the loving mother of her adopted son, Henry.  And, oh, she’s also the magically-empowered Evil Queen from the fairy tale of Snow White.  Until recently, Regina did not see herself as the villain in the story.  She saw a young Snow White (inadvertently) cause the death of Regina’s beloved boyfriend and every evil deed she did from that day forward was justified as either ambition or revenge.

Regina has had an interesting character arc – arcs? – over the first three seasons of Once Upon a Time
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TV Highlights

TV Highlights for the Week of 10.6.14

by Jennifer S. Rowe October 6th, 2014
PBS has six new documentaries in its series called Makers. Each project will feature women in groundbreaking roles as they influence everything from Hollywood, Space, Politics, War and Business. This coming Tuesday, October 7th, at 8pm will tell the story of women in show business from early pioneers to present-day stars as they are spotlighted in this up close and personal look into their sometimes funny, sometimes sad journeys. Included are remarks from Glenn Close; Lena Dunham, filmmaker Ava DuVernay; Jane Fonda, filmmaker Nancy Meyer, Grey's Anatomy creator Shonda Rhimes, and
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Top 10 Shows

Sunday Night NFL Football NCIS: New Orleans
NCIS NFL Sunday Night Pre-Kick
The Walking Dead The OT
The Big Bang Theory Monday Night NFL Football
Thursday Night NFL Football The Voice (Mon)

Add It – Make Time for Once Upon a Time

by Ronald A. Rowe October 14th, 2014 | Add It
Add It
The first season of ABC’s Once Upon a Time presented a mash-up of classic fairy tale characters in modern day Maine.  Each episode featured two parallel stories – one in the modern day and the other in the fairy tale world of the Enchanted Forest.  Thanks to a curse cast by the evil witch Regina Snow White, Prince Charming, and the rest are trapped in this mundane existence with no memory of their past lives.  Season 1 ends with the curse being broken and the memories of the characters restored.

Season 2 was a different story altogether.  With memories of
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Delete It – Kendra on Top

by T Akery October 16th, 2014 | Delete It
Delete It

Kendra on Top is a show on WE television featuring Kendra Wilkinson. Kendra is married to football player, Hank Baskett. Well, as long as you have a famous husband and you have some connection to somebody in the television realm, it seems to be a guarantee of a reality television show. This season is about the headline tabloids of her husband having an affair and the effect on their marriage as well as their new daughter.

The real problem with this show is that it isn't really about anything other than a semi-famous Mom going through decisions about her life.
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Toss Up – Cosmopolitans

by Elizabeth Gunto October 10th, 2014 | Toss Up
Toss Up
Indie darling Whit Stillman directs one of Amazon's new pilot season shows, Cosmopolitans. Stillman is best known for directing dialogue-heavy films, including the Metropolitan and The Last Days of Disco. Despite the glamour of a Parisian setting and buckets of witty banter, Stillman's transition into the thirty-minute format of television is a shaky one. His usual charm is diminished with drab, lazy acting.

Two young American men, Jimmy (Adam Brody) and Hal (Jordan Rountree) drag their delicate hearts around their new home, Paris. Hal has found himself stuck in a frustrating relationship with a flighty French girl that can't accept
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