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Chances are you may have never heard of the Starz original series Party Down, because we were only given 20 precious episodes of the show before it was wrongfully canceled, but now you have no excuse because it's free to stream on Hulu! Okay, technically, the first 5 episodes are free and the rest are on Hulu Plus.  When I first heard about the show in college, I was told things like "Trust me, watch it. The whole thing." And being the binge-watching TV ... Read More
Somebody please bring me a paper bag, because I’m hyperventilating right now. Why? Because Jennifer Saunders has just released new info regarding the Absolutely Fabulous movie, and it’s big.  Earlier this year, Saunders confirmed that she had started writing the script for the movie spin-off of her hit sitcom.  She told the press in May that she was angling for the film to be released towards the end of 2015. Just this summer, a new ... Read More
Y’all have been keeping up with Beyoncé’s 10-part HBO series, “BEYONCÉ: X10”, right? If not, it’s only three parts in, so there’s still time to catch up! Just tune into HBO before "True Blood" at 8:55PM on Sundays to see Bey’s perfection in HD.  In even MORE exciting news, Beyoncé and her husband, Jay Z, have agreed to a third HBO venture, allowing the channel to film their September ... Read More
You may or may not be familiar with the #WeNeedDiverseBooks campaign. If you aren’t, it was a thing on Twitter recently where people tweeted pictures of themselves or their loved ones holding signs that said why we need diverse books. However, it’s sort of lost momentum, and I don’t know about you, but I haven’t noticed a change in the literary landscape as far as representation is concerned. In fact, other than Orange is the New Black, I ... Read More
“The best film music is not heard,” quotes Claudia Gorban in her essay Music as Salvation: Notes on Fellini and Rota. She tastefully disagrees with this quote, asking why is that people focus so much on the “background” music in Fellini’s films? I ask myself the same question. Why is that I focus so much on the background music? Our non-diegetic friend that is lurking behind what is going on on-screen stands out further to me than any ... Read More
On the evening of June 5, 2014, the ATAS held a panel appropriately entitled "Women Ruling TV" featuring the women of hit shows House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Jodie Foster directed one episode of each, and Robin Wright directed an episode of House of Cards (on which she plays Kevin Spacey's cunning spouse). Taylor Schilling (Piper on OITNB) and Kate Mulgrew (Big Red) were also present, along with Netflix documentary The Square director Jehane Noujaim. ... Read More
Well, patriarchy, you’ve done it again! The emergence of yet another gender-based double standard has recently been illuminated by the blatant and callous fat-shaming of world renowned opera singer, Tara Erraught. The Irish mezzo-soprano sang Octavian in the Strauss Opera “Der Rosenkavalier” at the Glyndebourne Festival on Saturday night, and this was certainly not her first time at the rodeo. Tara is one of the few emerging artists to capture ... Read More
The Maya Rudolph Show is like being kicked in the face with a sparkly tap shoe, and I want more. Maya Rudolph, long-time former SNL cast member and star of the hit movie Bridesmaids, said in an interview with Seth Meyers, "Young folks have probably never experienced the joys of corny but wonderful but grand, feather boas and sparkles and people singing songs and telling corny jokes but guests dropping in and stopping by…" True, I don't think I have ... Read More
Reality TV is best when it defies formula. No matter how hard Lifetime may try to market Little Women: L.A. into a corner, this show has the potential to put up a fight.  Little Women: L.A. is as feisty as its stars. It could be simply described as Real Housewives meets The Little Couple--more Housewives than Couple, though, so expect more cat fights than pedestrian marital issues. The beauty of the show occurs when its rudimentary premise breaks down. What's ... Read More
We all have our favorite children's show theme song – one we've committed to memory over the course of many Saturday mornings. One we used to know by heart, and could scream along to while munching sugary cereal in front of the TV. Some of my personal favorites: the theme for Magic School Bus (a classic), Pepper Ann (my lips are moving along to the lyrics as I link this), and the more recent The Weekenders (DRINK ... Read More
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