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CTRL+ PLUS: A Closer Look at AMC's Halt and Catch Fire

Holly Cara Price | Posted 06.15.2014 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

AMC premiered its newest series, Halt and Catch Fire, three weeks ago tonight, in the void that was left by the season finale of the jewel in the AMC ...

Sorry 'Sopranos' Fans, 'Game Of Thrones' Is The New Head Of The HBO Family

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 06.06.2014 | Entertainment

The boss would not be happy about this. HBO released their latest numbers this week, confirming what plenty of TV fanatics already knew: When it c...

The 13 Most Important Kitchens On Television

Bon Appetit | Posted 06.04.2014 | Taste
Bon Appetit

"The television kitchen is mission control, the place from which the sorties are launched out of to the rest of the world."

Why Watching TV Is a Good Thing

Carolyn Ziel | Posted 07.21.2014 | Entertainment
Carolyn Ziel

When someone says, "I don't watch TV," I take offense to the snub for the people in the entertainment business and because the nay-sayers are just not giving TV the respect it has earned.

Are 'The Sopranos' Making A Comeback?

The Huffington Post | Jessica Toomer | Posted 05.02.2014 | TV

It's been seven years and we still haven't forgiven "The Sopranos" for leaving us. More specifically, for they way they left us. The show's final ...

Matthew Jacobs

The 'Breaking Bad' Scene That Made Bryan Cranston Gag

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 04.23.2014 | Entertainment

If you're anything like Bryan Cranston, psychopaths are your "catnip." Of course, you probably aren't an actor who portrayed one (or something similar...

Maureen Ryan

Why Finales Are Hard (And Usually Not Great)

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 04.09.2014 | TV

It's hard to get a TV show on the air, but it's even harder to end one. The fuss over the "How I Met Your Mother" finale is just the latest in a s...

The 'Bada Bing' of a Novel

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.31.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Popular culture references can be a shorthand way of conveying vivid images. In their own unique way, they can enrich the read, if they're not over-used. Incorporating the names of people, products, films and television shows within the story can bring immediacy to the narrative.

Whitewash!

Bridget Kelly's Diary | Posted 05.29.2014 | Politics
Bridget Kelly's Diary

How dare the Gov. snitch on my little fling with Bill?! We were both consenting Republicans at the time... I'm being slut-shamed like some little Sandra Fluke!

Rob the Mob and 24 Hour Rental Demythologize the On-screen Mafia Fable

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 05.18.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

However, two highly recommended new screen projects, Rob the Mob and 24 Hour Rental, seek to demythologize the romantic popular notion.

Mike Ryan

Why Your TV Series Finale Sucks

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 03.11.2014 | TV

The HBO series “True Detective” on Sunday night finished its eight-episode arc exploring the partnership between one Detective Rustin Cohle (Matth...

How Quickly We Forget What Health Care Was Like

Joan E. Dowlin | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics
Joan E. Dowlin

Stories and events change so quickly that we sometimes forget the past, and therefore are prone to repeat it. Case in point: health care.

Your DVR's Suicide Note

Oren Mendez | Posted 03.15.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

Dear owner, By the time you read this, I will already be gone. I'm sorry you had to find me like this, lying in your full bathtub, electrocuted. My wires probably tangled in each other, my circuits burned to a crisp. But believe me, this is much better than the life I've led with you.

BridgeGate Over Troubled Water

Andy Ostroy | Posted 03.11.2014 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Many astute analysts have just been waiting for the Christie shoe to drop. For the myth to be shattered. For the skeletons to come crashing out of the closet.

Popcorn Preview: Free Ride

Leslie Sisman | Posted 03.08.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Free Ride (2013) Cast includes: Anna Paquin (The Piano), Cam Gigandet (Easy A), Drea de Matteo (The Sopranos), Liana Liberato (Trust), Lloyd Owen (Mon...

Never Can Say Goodbye: The Perils of Ending a Series

Alma Katsu | Posted 03.07.2014 | Books
Alma Katsu

The worst of all possible worlds -- from the creator's point of view, anyway -- is when a series in terminated by the publisher or studio before the narrative arc is completed. While television producers have little recourse, for authors at least self-publishing comes to the rescue.

Homeland Season Finale: Picking and Choosing 'Reality' (SPOILER ALERT)

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 02.17.2014 | Entertainment
Melody Breyer-Grell

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen the season 3 Homeland finale. There are many people on Facebook who wish there was a thumbs down sett...

How HBO Will Honor James Gandolfini

Posted 01.25.2014 | TV

HBO will air a 35-minute TV special, "James Gandolfini: Tribute To A Friend" on Sunday, Dec. 22 in honor of the late "Sopranos" star. According to ...

Therapists on the Big and Small Screens versus Real Life

Tara Fass | Posted 01.26.2014 | Entertainment
Tara Fass

Much of what is known about therapists is derived from unflattering cinematic depictions. One might surmise we are a group of mostly unworthy professionals who routinely act out in ways illegal and unethical.

Mike Ryan

'Sopranos' Star Won't See James Gandolfini's Last Lead Role

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Ryan | Posted 11.23.2013 | Entertainment

The physical features on Michael Imperioli's face change when his former co-star James Gandolfini is brought up. There's certainly no sense that Imper...

Sunday's Episode of The Good Wife Is The Most Exciting Hour of Broadcast Drama This Season

Ed Martin | Posted 01.23.2014 | TV
Ed Martin

I can say without reservation that this Sunday's episode of CBS' The Good Wife is the most exciting hour of drama anyone will see on broadcast television this season.

The Violent Life of a Crime-thriller Writer

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 12.14.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

The potential for violence lives within all of us, and I'm no exception. Violence in my novels is contrived--it's pure fiction--but reflects a core truth about human nature. It's never meant to be gratuitous, but rather serves the story.

These Old TV Promos Are Kinda Great/Terrible

Posted 10.03.2013 | TV

Every TV show starts somewhere, and it's usually a promo for the show that gives viewers their first impression ... which makes these classic TV promo...

How Did 'Breaking Bad' Stack Up?

AP | FRAZIER MOORE | Posted 10.02.2013 | TV

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — Now that the dust (and ricin) have settled from Sunday's "Breaking Bad" finale, it's worth considering what makes a dram...

Heartbreaking & Hilarious Photos From Series Finales

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 09.30.2013 | TV

All good things must come to an end, even our favorite TV shows. Viewers said goodbye to Walter White and "Breaking Bad" on Sunday, Sept. 29, but time...