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Entries by Ed Martin from 01/2011

Animal Torture as Entertainment? Shame on Showtime's Shameless!

| Posted 01.07.2011 | Entertainment

As Carl ignites the blow torch a cat's cry is heard. It is one of the most sickening moments of scripted television entertainment in recent memory.

"Skins" Uproar: WTF (Why the Fuss)?

| Posted 01.28.2011 | Entertainment

This commentary was written by Ed Martin Why the uproar over MTV's Skins? Could it be that there is so little else to get excited about during the ope...

"Skins" Uproar: WTF (Why the Fuss)?

| Posted 01.28.2011 | Entertainment

Take one remake of a risk-taking British series about disaffected youth, throw in protests from a TV watchdog group, add a few advertiser pull-outs and you're good to go with a controversy that will keep the show in the media spotlight for weeks.