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Atlanta on my mind

If you haven’t checked out Donald Glover’s show ‘Atlanta’ already, you are missing out. Many of you might recognize Glover from the hit show ‘Community’, and some of you might have bopped your heads to his tunes – Glover’s rap name is Childish Gambino. In ‘Atlanta’, Glover brings us to – surprise, surprise – Atlanta, where Earn Marks […]

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Most hated characters?

For me to get hooked on a TV series, it’s important that I care about at least one of the characters of the show. This does not at all mean I have to agree with the character, or even like the character too much… I just have to… undestand. One way or another, I have to understand […]

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“How ya’ll doing?” – favourite hillbillies

There are certain characters that we’re all used to seeing by now. You know, the burned out cop who drinks too much and neglects his (very often second) wife… the silent hero with tough appearence who “also has a softer and more sensitive side”, the funny sidekick… and, well, the cop wife who’s growing tired […]

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Mark Wahlberg – The dude from Boston

Most everybody’s got an opinion about Mark Wahlberg, who started out a pop idol as the lead man in the group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. His older brother Donnie was an original member of New Kids on the Block, which Mark himself was a part of at the very start. It was however on the movie […]

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Underrated characters

We’re all familiar with the Don Draper and Tony Soprano from ‘Mad Men’ and ‘The Sopranos’, and everybody knows Michael Corleone from ‘The Godfather’ and The Joker from ‘The Dark Knight’, but neither a TV show or a movie would work very well without a strong cast altogether. Here are some actors and actresses that […]

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Les Revenants – atmospheric and riveting

A couple of years back, Canal+ released a French TV drama called ‘Les Revenants’, english title being ‘The Returned’. Although it was a huge hit in France, it took a while before it was recognised elsewhere, but when it did, it didn’t take long until there was an American remake on the way… no surprise. […]

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“We’re not bad people…” – Bloodline

With TV shows such as ‘House of Cards’ and ‘Orange is the New Black’, Netflix have managed to create their own successes in addition to providing its subscribers with other shows and movies. Although I still have some catching up to do on ‘House of Cards’, it only took me a week to finish off […]

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The small towns rattled…

We’ve all seen the news reports from real life… the standard “we never thought something like this could happen in our little community” statements setting a sad and tragic soundtrack to pictures of an idyllic, quiet town – a town not used to danger, where harmony is as ever present as in a Boyz II Men song from the […]

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A couple of favorite Sorkin characters

If you’re a TV fan, Aaron Sorkin is a name you probably recognize. He wrote the hit TV series ‘The West Wing’ (1999-2006), and also wrote the screenplay for the Facebook movie ‘The Social Network’ and the baseball movie ‘Moneyball’. His latest TV show ‘The Newsroom’ recently aired its final episode, and though far from a perfect […]

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The Affair – dangerously charming

As I read the news that Ruth Wilson (‘Luther’) and Dominic West (‘The Wire’ and ‘The Hour’) teamed up in a TV series together, I immediately started looking forward to it. Not a lot was revealed regarding the plot of the show before it started, and even 7 episodes in, a lot of questions remain unanswered in […]