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Vice Principals Review: Danny McBride's New HBO Comedy Is Hilarious And Completely Insane
We still quote Eastbound & Down's Kenny Powers here, but that may change when Danny McBride returns to HBO for the bawdy and morally deficient comedy Vice Principals, co-starring the excellent Walton Goggins.
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Roadies Review: Showtime's Plucky New Series Has Heart, But Sometimes Strikes The Wrong Chord
In it's wake, Showtime has its own music-oriented drama hitting the schedule, this time about the people who make the lights, the sound and all the magic happen during big concerts.
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Uncle Buck Review: ABC's New Comedy Boasts A Great Cast But Little Of The Film's Charm
Sometimes it's readily obvious why a studio will resurrect a movie or TV show for modern audiences to enjoy, but ABC's reimagining of Uncle Buck doesn't feel like more than a well-cast attempt for the network to copy all of its other family programming.
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BrainDead Review: CBS' Bizarre Thriller Comedy Is A Perfect Summer Series
The pickings can be slim when it comes to summer TV, but CBS may just have the perfect show to fill out Monday nights. BrainDead is a thriller comedy that is totally bizarre and actually works.
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Feed The Beast Review: AMC's New Crime Drama Is A Meal We've All Had Before
Feed the Beast is the quick return to TV for David Schwimmer, who teams up with the crime-minded Jim Sturgess to put a restaurant together in Brooklyn. It should be great, but...
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Preacher Review: AMC's Dark And Bloody Comic Book Drama Is Fun As Hell
AMC wants to copy the success of The Walking Dead with the upcoming adaptation of Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon's Preacher, and it's definitely good enough for that to happen.
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Rush Hour Review: Film-To-TV Remakes Don't Get Much More Mediocre Than CBS' Comedic Drama
A TV fanatic must live with the hope that every new series is worth the time it took to get it made. Unfortunately, CBS’ watered-down take on the hit action-comedy Rush Hour dashes all hopes.
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The Catch Review: A Polished Guilty Pleasure That Will Need To Evolve
ABC has made a boatload of money off of Shondaland fare, and while its latest The Catch was actually created by Jennifer Schuur and Helen Gregory, the new series has a lot of the flair we’ve come to expect from Shonda Rhimes’ productions, especially in recent years.
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Criminal Minds Beyond Borders Review: CBS' Spinoff Is More Of The Same In A Good Way
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders has no interest in reinventing anything about the crime procedural drama or even about the Criminal Minds franchise it spun from. It is literally as the title describes: Criminal Minds, beyond the borders of the United States.
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The Real O'Neals Review: ABC's New Comedy Boasts A Great Cast And Lots Of Uncomfortable Moments
Though much of the show’s formula treads on familiar sitcom grounds, the cast and the more imaginative sequences keep ABC's winning new comedy The Real O’Neals from coming off as repetitive.
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The Family Review: ABC's New Drama Feels Fresh But Familiar In The Best Way
Midseason series can always be hit or miss, but ABC has crafted a new drama that could be a real winner for primetime television. The Family is fresh enough that it stands out, but has a sense of familiarity that adds a lot of appeal.
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Vinyl Review: HBO's Frantic New Series Will Leave You Wanting More
The first episode of HBO's music-filled drama Vinyl was a sensory overload that recalls all of the highs and lows of a good concert: loud music, a lot of flashing lights, and an decent rhythm mostly connecting disparate parts together.
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American Crime Story Review: The People V. O.J. Simpson Is As Riveting As Real Life
The true crime genre has reached phenomenon-level hype in the past year across multiple platforms, and we’re at a point when “based on true events” is basically proof of fiction. Here to straddle both of those lines is FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story.
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The Magicians Review: Syfy's Magical New Drama Has Potential
The Magicians gets off to a decent start, using its first episode to introduce the ensemble of magically inclined young adults, and delving further into the adventure, drama and danger that’s very evidently in store for these characters.
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Lucifer Review: Fox's New Series Is Fun And Flashy
Fox’s new series Lucifer is as fun and flashy as its promotions have promised. Just don’t go into this one expecting anything more extraordinary.
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