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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...

University of Iowa to Girls: Go Away

HBO's Girls, a show in which the children of famous people play the children of non-famous people, ended its season this week with the lead character being accepted into the University of Iowa's Writer's Workshop. The University of Iowa has responded with: Do not come here. Read more...

Did You Not See Mad Men? Neither Did We! Here Is Our Recap

Gawker Media Special Projects Editor Alex Pareene and Executive Features Editor Tom Scocca have never watched the much-discussed AMC program Mad Men. Nevertheless, in honor of the show’s much-anticipated finale, we scheduled a roundtable discussion on Twitter. Read more...

Are You a Mad Men Superfan? Take Our Quiz!

The critically acclaimed AMC original series Mad Men ended its run last night after seven seasons and 92 episodes of prestige period drama. Creator Matthew Weiner’s ode to the advertising industry in the middle of the 20th century was...Show More Summary

Stop Hiring Political Operatives as "Journalists"

The big controversy in the political pseudo-journalist world this week: the stunning revelations that ABC news anchor George Stephanopoulos made undisclosed contributions to the Clinton Foundation. Allow us to point out that George Stephanopoulos never should have been a news anchor YOU IDIOTS!!!! Read more...

I Interrupted Anime Twitter Cybersex Roleplay as Bar Rescue's Jon Taffer

Some people role play to escape the dreariness of their day-to-day lives. Some people role play to bring back childhood memories. Some people role play to explore fantastical worlds of their own creation. I role play because I want to...Show More Summary

Love & Hip Hop Star Testifies Under Oath That Reality Shows Aren't Real

Are you sitting down? Please do so if not because the bomb I'm about to aggregate on your ass just might knock you over. Ready? Read more...

Verizon Dumps The Weather Channel in Favor of Looking out the Window 

Verizon FiOS unceremoniously dumped The Weather Channel from its cable lineup this morning, opting to provide subscribers with AccuWeather's new 24/7 weather network in lieu of the Atlanta-based weather behemoth. The move comes a year after the network went through an ugly public brawl with DirecTV. Read more...

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