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Methadone for the TV-Binge-Watcher: What to Watch While Waiting for the Next 'Hit'

Mellini Kantayya | Posted 10.11.2014 | TV
Mellini Kantayya

Being a mere mortal and not a mighty algorithm, my suggestions aren't as nuanced as Netflix's 76,897 genre categories, but I did my best to match common themes and tones to these wonderful shows that may be new to many viewers.

Is Netflix Damaging Its Own Shows?

Eric Mink | Posted 09.01.2014 | Entertainment
Eric Mink

Mostly, binge watching is a handy way to revisit old shows and catch up on missed episodes of ongoing ones. But it has a destructive dimension when it comes to new series, especially as deployed by the principal promoter of binge: Netflix.

Looking Back at Jon Stewart's First Daily Show Reviews

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Danny Groner

When Jon Stewart replaced Craig Kilborn on "The Daily Show" in 1999, the show was still a "startup cable show on a cheap set in a tiny studio," says T...