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NYT’s Alessandra Stanley Just Doesn’t Get ‘House of Cards’

The Netflix cash cow House of Cards is back, to a much bruited review by New York Times television critic Alessandra Stanley. ‘House of Cards’ Season 3: More Policy Than Chicanery “House of Cards” began as a fun-house-mirror reflection of … Continue reading

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‘Breaking Boston’ Breaks Bad in Boston Globe, Better in NYT

Breaking news: The Boston Globe’s redoubtable Matthew Gilbert seems to be back on the TV beat after a brief fling with his Bookish column. And just in time to render judgment on the new A&E series Breaking Boston. Big moments … Continue reading

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NYT ‘First Crush’ Series Crashes

Okay – this has happened to the hardworking staff and the Missus once too often. We looked at yesterday’s New York Times front page and here’s what we saw: That lede – “I’ve been writing about art professionally for more … Continue reading

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The ‘Ray Donovan’ Rumpus? It Ends Tonight!

As the hardworking staff at Campaign Outsider noted earlier, the Times-Industrial Complex rendered a split decision on Showtime’s new series Ray Donovan. New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley found it “grandiose, predictable and painfully slow,” while kissin’ cousin Boston Globe critic Matthew Gilbert considered it “fantastic.” … Continue reading

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It’s Good To Live In A Two-Times Co. Town (‘Ray Donovan’ Edition)

Showtime’s new series Ray Donovan premieres this Sunday, and the Times-Industrial Complex renders a split decision on the crime drama. Start with the mothership. Here’s New York Times critic Alessandra Stanley’s take on the   show. Family Ties, Boston Style, … Continue reading

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Mad About “Mad Men” (Or Maybe Not So Much)

It’s a hung jury on the much-anticipated fifth season of AMC’s critically acclaimed/declaimed series “Mad Men.” The good (from Barbara Lippert’s Mad Blog at MediaPost): Frankly, my two major fears about the coming season are: a) that Don will actually … Continue reading

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Three Takes On Fox News (Of The World) Coverage

It’s old news that Fox News Channel has hardly covered itself in glory covering the News of the World rumpus. But the takedowns of FNC are instructive in their various forms. • The Daily Show (via Mediaite) • The Project … Continue reading

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