What Is TV’s Obsession With Dead Teenage Girls?

“The Killing,” AMC’s new drama which premieres Sunday April 3, is a season-long, serialized study of the murder of Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay), a high school student. It joins the sub-genre of television shows that focus on a single crime investigation for an entire season. The original recipe season-long murder show was “Twin Peaks,” David Lynch’s […]

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‘Twin Peaks,’ Twenty Years Later: Revisit A Cult Sensation

Quick! Name a ground-breaking network drama that incorporates dream symbolism and a practically incomprehensible mythology. Before you say ‘Lost‘ or ‘FlashForward,’ let’s throw in some demons and satire for good measure. ‘Buffy,’ you say? Nope. I’m talking further back. Twenty years back. “But television didn’t even exist back then!” I can hear the young whippersnappers […]

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In Selected Cities: The Stoning of Soraya M., The Hurt Locker, Cheri, Surveillance

Here’s what’s opening in selected cities this weekend, and as Dave Letterman always says, we just pray to God that your city has been selected. [iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/The-Stoning-of-Soraya-M./148218/1086534803/The-Stoning-Of-Soraya-M.%3A-Trailer/embed 420 355] The Stoning of Soraya M. A powerful drama that has become extremely relevant in the wake of the turmoil in Iran, accentuating the importance of getting […]

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See “Surveillance” On Demand Before It Hits Theaters

[iframe http://xfinitytv.comcast.net/movies/Surveillance/145305/1058046696/Surveillance%3A-Trailer/embed 420 355] On Demand today, even before it hits movie theaters, is Surveillance, a very spooky crime thriller from director Jennifer Lynch, the daughter of the legendary visionary David Lynch. Bill Pullman and Julia Ormond star as FBI agents on the trail of a serial killer with the help of three of his […]

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Who Gives A Twit?

If you tweet it, they will come. Yesterday I joked that weather swami Al Roker had tweeted into the double digits before cross town weather guru Sam Champion tweeted his first twit of the day. Sam & Al both gave me mad tweet props for the mention. Al Roker tweeted to his nation, “Bob Hellman, […]

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