American Gods “The Bone Orchard” Review — Perfectly cast and beautifully realized

Neil Gaiman's novel American Gods is adapted with care, but "The Bone Orchard" takes digressions that just make the series more timely and exciting than imagined. The first third of the book American Gods is an incredible exercise in world-building. It's the kind of world-building that lends itself to a television show. It's what made Game of Thrones such prime source…
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Emmy Spotlight: Inside Amy Schumer

By most measures Amy Schumer is an unlikely It Girl. She is crude and often vulgar. She does not look like or present herself as a vapid, bleached-blond wastrel. She speaks bluntly and frankly about the very system that regularly anoints It Girls, and what she has to say is sharply critical. And yet here…
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Emmy 2015 Spotlight: “Mad Men”

Photo by Vulture How will Don Draper die? Throughout the final episodes of Mad Men, which aired the second half of its final season this past spring, it was this question, and increasingly speculative answers to it, that dominated so much discussion of the show. As is so often the case…
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Hannibal Review: “Digestivo” (3×07)

In Italian cuisine the digestivo is had last, and its purpose is right there in the name: essentially a nightcap. It’s a small drink used to aid digestion of the meal. “Digestivo” is more a binge than a nightcap, but it does such a beautiful job of synthesizing not just the preceding season, but the…
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Hannibal Review: “Dolce” (3×06)

Well. That certainly took an unexpected turn. As the season (and series) begins to wind down, I imagined “Dolce” to be a sure shot; obviously Hannibal was on the ropes, and Will and Jack would close in on him once and for all, setting the stage for the adaptation proper of Red Dragon that will…
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