TV Club: Black Dynamite: “The Wizard Of Watts”

Kevin Johnson: So is Black Dynamite the new The Boondocks? This is an interesting question, but arguably the wrong one. The Boondocks, Aaron McGruder’s comic strip-turned-TV-show, was a contemporary observation into modern racial disparities, an aggressive, biting satire of black culture and politics of today within the broader white hegemony. Black Dynamite, on the other hand, is primarily based on […]

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TV Club: The Simpsons (Classic): “The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson”

“The Twisted World Of Marge Simpson” (originally aired 1/19/1997) In which here come the pretzels… As a writer, Jennifer Crittenden boasts one of The Simpsons‘ best hit-to-miss ratios—in that none of her episodes are a miss. Joining the show at the height of its powers, she took lead on four of The Simpsons‘ greats (“And Maggie Makes Three,” “The PTA […]

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Newswire: Join us for a Golden Globe livechat

Tonight, The A.V. Club salutes some of the best in entertainment: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, who take the Beverly Hilton stage one last time to host the 72nd Golden Globe Awards. Oh, and also the stars, directors, writers, producers, musicians, and other creative types who’ve vied (in perfectly above-the-board, not-at-all-shady fashion) for the affection and attention of the perfectly […]

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Newswire: AMC is making a docudrama about the mob

Yesterday, American Movie Classics showed Goodfellas, Scarface, Casino, The Departed, White Heat, and the entire Godfather trilogy all before lunchtime, and someone at the network looked at that schedule and said, “you know what we don’t have enough of? Mobsters.” So, the “It’s Not HBO, But It’s Still Pretty Good” network has ordered an eight-part series titled Making Of The […]

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Newswire: Walt and Jesse won’t be in the first season of Better Call Saul, but it does have a new trailer

As reported by Deadline, Bryan Cranston’s Walter White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman won’t be appearing in the first season of Breaking Bad‘s spinoff, Better Call Saul. This confirms what Paul himself said back in June, even though we assumed at the time he was just being purposefully tight-lipped—presumably so he wouldn’t accidentally turn on anyone’s Xbox. But no, this […]

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Newswire: Walt and Jesse officially won’t be in the first season of Better Call Saul

As reported by Deadline, Bryan Cranston’s Walter White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse Pinkman won’t be appearing in the first season of Breaking Bad‘s spinoff, Better Call Saul. This confirms what Paul himself said back in June, even though we assumed at the time he was just being purposefully tight-lipped—presumably so he wouldn’t accidentally turn on anyone’s Xbox. But no, this […]

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