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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...

Jaweed Kaleem

Is TV Breaking Its Taboo Against Death?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 03.02.2014 | Religion

What if someone you love died and came back to life... 32 years after the fact? That's the premise of "Resurrection," a widely advertised primetime...

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.

Book Review: Difficult Men

Phil Simon | Posted 08.30.2013 | Books
Phil Simon

I'm a huge fan of Breaking Bad, The Sopranos, and other long-form dramas about morally complicated characters. Against that backdrop, I couldn't wait...

Satisfying (Or Not) Ways to End Your Novel

Randy Susan Meyers | Posted 07.22.2013 | Books
Randy Susan Meyers

I believe the writer has a covenant with the reader. You provide the best possible stories--they will bring you into their heart. And come the day you separate, the moment it's time to say goodbye, do you want to break their heart?

WATCH: When Adam Scott & Michael C. Hall Kissed ...

Posted 01.30.2013 | TV

Once upon a time, before Adam Scott was an actor-turned-caterer in "Party Down" or one half of TV's sweetest couple on "Parks and Rec," he was a seria...

WATCH: Beware Of 'Portlandia' If You Hate Spoilers

Posted 01.02.2013 | Comedy

We don't know how, or why, or when it happened, but at some point, exposing spoilers became the most atrocious breach of social decorum known to man. ...

Favorite Songs From Memorable TV Moments

Posted 04.11.2012 | TV

Of course, viewers' love of a TV show stems from the stories and characters; but there's no denying the important role music plays in a scene. "Gre...

A Grief Observed

Max Lugavere | Posted 12.10.2011 | Home
Max Lugavere

Was it Steve Jobs' unyielding passion for his work -- stopped short in the face of his own mortality -- that connected us so viscerally to him?

'True Blood' Creator Working On A New Show About The Amish

The Huffington Post | Lucas Kavner | Posted 10.11.2011 | Home

It's not just mid-90s sex romps with terrible soundtracks anymore! With more original programming in the works, Cinemax continues to further itself fr...

Why The BBC Should Welcome Sky Atlantic's Spending Power

Andy Welch | Posted 01.14.2012 | UK Entertainment
Andy Welch

Another day, another press release announcing a new series heading to Sky Atlantic. Last month the channel announced they were taking cult favourite Nurse Jackie off BBC Four's hands. It's the latest in a longish list of acquisitions from other channels, Sky's wallet proving too big for the rest of the UK terrestrial broadcasters to compete with. And I say let Sky have them.

Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The adage, "You can't go home again," isn't completely true. You can go home again, but it's going to involve serious heartbreak, a coke binge, multiple altercations, confronting uncomfortable truths and your own mother slapping your just-punched face.

Dear New York Times: A Game of Thrones Is Not Just for Boys

Ilana Teitelbaum | Posted 06.16.2011 | Books
Ilana Teitelbaum

Ginia Bellafante's piece in the Times is openly, even proudly contemptuous of the entire fantasy genre, and -- perhaps worst of all -- is patronizing to women readers.

Penguin Re-Releases The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Cynthia Ellis

Reading The Woman in White is not unlike being in a cage surrounded by sharks, if you could somehow eat crème brulee at the same time. It is exquisitely uncomfortable.

Dearly Departed

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Japan's culture offers a rich contrast to the standard American's fear and denial of death as the logical conclusion to birth. Recently, after watching a poignant Japanese film written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa, I felt purged, cleansed, and revitalized.

Haven's Eric Balfour Has a Lot on His Mind

Tamar Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tamar Abrams

If you had to be stuck in an elevator with an actor, the name Eric Balfour might not be the first to come to mind. But it should be, because this is one interesting guy.

Cool Pads: Janet Leigh, Jeremy Sisto

Ann Brenoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ann Brenoff

Actress Janet Leigh, of Psycho fame, died about six years ago. Her husband, Robert Brandt, died last year and the home is being sold by his estate.

Toyota Six Feet Under

Warren Holstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Warren Holstein

It's ridiculous! First the accelerator sticks and now the brakes don't work. Enough with the hollow apologies and hokey whoopsie-doo-baby-made-a bo...

Rated TV-MA: How Sex Came of Age on Television

Mr. Skin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Mr. Skin

Explosions and mechanical mayhem have supplanted plot and character at the movies and thus, the simple art of storytelling has moved into living rooms. Where plots develop and characters grow, sex happens.

Hung Comes Up Flaccid

Michael Shrage | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Michael Shrage

At first glance, a show called Hung, which chronicles the life of a well-endowed, yet financially troubled high school basketball coach sounds entertaining, right? I was excited.

Richard Jenkins in The Visitor

Zorianna Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Zorianna Kit

The Visitor has earned Jenkins wins and nominations from various film festivals, critics groups, Hollywood guilds and the now the golden goose itself, a nomination from The Academy.

This Week's Internet Diversions

Jack Donaldson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jack Donaldson

Another collection of the trivial, the inane, the entertaining, and the viral, including Jay-Z at Glastonbury, a New Yorker's worst fears of LA come true, and favorites from the Onion.

Artist Porn: 10 Things That Turn Me On

Kimberly Brooks | Posted 12.10.2012 | Arts
Kimberly Brooks

Writing a weekly column about artists that turn me on omits a gigantic portion of what turns me on as an artist. The truth is that more artists don't...