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George R.R. Martin Made Me Feel Unspeakably Depressed Yet Again

Few authors have as much power to draw you in with fun characters and thrilling adventures—and then crush your spirit utterly—as George R.R. Martin. But the latest way that Martin managed to make me lose all hope for humanity was especially sneaky. And just tremendously soul-shredding. Read more...

So Far, The People vs. O.J. Simpson Is Fun TV, and Not Much More

The opening scene of FX’s new series The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story achieved true horror that no Ryan Murphy production previously has, not even the one named American Horror Story. Dread descended in the dreamlike moments leading up to the discovery of Nicole Brown Simpson’s mutilated body outside her home. Show More Summary

Vice's TV Network: High Prices, Low Ratings

In one short month, Vice Media’s new cable network “Viceland” will launch. It has a business model that could revolutionize television advertising. Read more...

Megyn Kelly Is a Horrible Person

What if, a recent piece of speculative fiction in Vanity Fair wonders aloud, Megyn Kelly isn’t a poisonous bigot and shameless cable news demagogue, but a complex, flawed icon of modern feminism? Like most science fiction, this is a pack of lies meant for babies. Show More Summary

A Close Look at Reality TV Industry Salaries

The reality TV industry has been the target of union campaig ns recently, thanks to its well-documented and widespread awful working conditions . Now, a new survey shows just how much reality TV workers are earning. Read more...

"I Gotta Boo Boo": The Best Things on the Empire Season Premiere

Within the first 10 minutes of last night’s Empire Season 2 premiere, Cookie donned a gorilla suit to protest mass incarceration at a #FreeLucious rally that seemed like a send-up of Black Lives Matter... Read more...

Reality TV Company's Anti-Union Email: We Already Have a "Suggestion Box" 

Leftfield Entertainment is the reality TV production company behind shows like “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and “Pawn Stars.” Leftield’s bosses really, really do not want their employees to unionize—as the lengthy email below will attest. Read more...

Who Was the True Detective? True Detective's Bleak Finale Explained

For true detectives, heaven is a place called Venezuela. Our time together is over for now, but it is not the end, fellow detectives, not unless HBO fails to pick True Detective up for a third season. Venezuela, detectives. I’ll see you there in two weeks. Read more...

Bingewatching History: I Relived 16 Depressing Years Of The Daily Show

On September 12, 2000, Jon Stewart started The Daily Show’s Headlines segment with the following joke: “The GOP accused of using subliminal advertising. Bush says, ‘Why would we advertise underwater?’” After a run of jokes about then-candidate George W. Bush, Stewart chuckles, “He’s making it so easy.” Read more...

Everything Is Fucking: True Detective's Too-Complex Episode 7 Explained

Forget that hack Rick Springfield : What if The Beatles themselves predicted the outcome of True Detective Season Two—way back in 1969? Spoilers ahead. Read more...

A New Documentary Shows How Gene Roddenberry Almost Killed Star Trek TNG

Former Star Trek star William Shatner has made a slew of Trek documentaries in recent years, so when I saw he had a new one about the first few years of Star Trek: The Next Generation, I wasn’t sure if it was worth watching. But it totally was. Read more...

"I Must've Busted About 1,000 Nuts in this Bitch": On Ballers Episode 6

If anyone is still out there reading this website, we’ve got big news: Ballers episode six was one for the baller record books—to be remembered time and time again in moments of dark despair. While the world may be crumbling around us, and night begins to fall, it is important to remember that the ballers stop balling for no one. Show More Summary

"I Just Use the Weed For Pain Management": On Ballers Episode Five

From the Ballers fan mail inbox: “Am I crazy, or is there no article for episode 5 of Ballers? How the hell am I supposed to know how HARD they BALLED?” Readers, did you really believe we’d leave you—our most loyal and dedicated ballers—stranded without a ball? What kind of operation do you think we’re running here? Time to ball out! Read more...

Beaten Into Exposition: True Detective Episode Five Explained

I play along with the charade/That doesn’t seem to be a reason to change/I feel so dirty when they start talking clues/Wanna tell them I’m a detective but I just get the blues/‘Cause she’s solving it with those eyes/Investigating with that brain, I just know it/I’m the true detective/And I wish that I had Jessie’s girl! Read more...

Who Is the True Detective? The Explosive Fourth Episode Explained

“[Sharp exhale] Ah. No. Fuck, fuuuuuck, fuck. [Runs fingers through hair] C’mon, no. Fuck. Huh. [Runs fingers through hair] Uh-hyenh, fuck [sharp inhale] enh. Fuck. [Sharp inhale, exhale]. Fuck! Faaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!” Read more...

Who Is the True Detective? True Detective's Shocking Episode 2 Explained

The true detective is dead; long live the true detective. Spoilers ahead. Read more...

Who Is the True Detective? True Detective's Complicated Plot Explained

Happy Father’s Day. Collin Farrell is the true detective. Read more...

The Weather Channel in the 1990s Was the Pinnacle of Television History

Smooth jazz. Green screens. Jim Cantore’s hair was on his head instead of his face. (The beard works for him, though.) Weather all day, every day, without a hint of hype or those ridiculous storm names . It was a successful experiment that raised a generation of scientists and likely saved countless lives. Show More Summary

Reality TV Work: Thankless and Dangerous

Yesterday, we brought you true stories of people who work behind the scenes in reality (or "nonfiction") television. Since then, we've been flooded with more emails from industry insiders, detailing poor working conditions. We bring you some of them below. Read more...

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