Tag Archive: TV

Review: The Wire, Season 4 (Simon, 2006)

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The Wire is like a French braid, with each season pulling in a new element that further complicates the tangle of inner city problems. Every time you think to yourself, “Why don’t they… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 3 (Simon, 2004)

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  Coming off the weaker season 2, season 3 feels as though it will be impossible to top. It opens with the demolition of the Franklin Terrace towers, which were the Barksdale crew’s… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 2 (Simon, 2003)

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It’s a testament to how addictive The Wire is that I have another review for the next season so soon after the first, despite the fact that season 2 at first feels like… Continue reading

Review: The Wire, Season 1 (Simon, 2002)

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The reputation of the HBO show The Wire so much precedes this review that it almost seems pointless to add my voice to the consensus that it’s solid TV. Nevertheless, as you know, I… Continue reading

Review: House of Cards, Season 2 (Fincher, 2013)

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I predicted that I would like House of Cards more in its second season than its first and I (mostly) did, though I missed the fun entanglements with Zoe Barnes and her journalist… Continue reading

Review: House of Cards, Season 1 (Fincher, 2013)

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Eventually it won’t matter if something is classified as a movie or as a TV show. So forgive my long delay because I’ve been, in essence, watching an 11-hour movie. No, that’s a… Continue reading

Review: True Detective, Season 1 (Pizzolatto, 2014)

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True Detective‘s creator and writer Nic Pizzolatto is an author of literary fiction turned screenplay writer, normally a good sign for viewers looking for complex characters, interesting dialogue, and compelling plot. Add to… Continue reading

Review: Girls, Season 3 (Dunham, 2014)

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I’m an avowed fan of Lena Dunham and her HBO series Girls, which finished its third season earlier this year. The first season hooked me, the second season meandered a little, but the… Continue reading

Review: Mad Men, Season 6 (Weiner, 2013)

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I don’t think I have ever liked a TV show as much as I like Mad Men, and the penultimate season 6 might have been its best season yet. Having just finished it… Continue reading

Review: Enlightened, Season 1 (White and Dern, 2011)

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We originally started watching this HBO series because my friend is friends with one of the show’s producers, and he got us tickets to a panel about Enlightened at the 13th annual SF… Continue reading

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