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Caryn James

The Bright Side of the Death on 'The Good Wife'

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 24, 2014 1:47 AM
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If you're on-line reading this, I don't see how you could possibly have missed hearing about the surprise death on last night's The Good Wife, but just so we're clear: there are spoilers here. (Happy now?)

Don't Call Her Shirley. Or Hillary. Sigourney Weaver in 'Political Animals'

  • By Caryn James
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  • July 11, 2012 9:05 AM
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Politics can be sleazy, but might just be out-sleazed by 'Political Animals,' the melodrama a clef that unimaginatively, nastily leeches off the Clintons. Even the great Sigourney Weaver, in the don’t-call-her-Hillary role, can’t save this tacky, leaden miniseries, whose clumsy allusions to reality amount to a series of groaners.

Where Even The Spoons Are Political: "Veep" and "Scandal" Do D.C. For TV

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 17, 2012 11:51 AM
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“We live in a culture now where it’s almost like we are used to being lied to,” Julia Louis-Dreyfuss said in a recent New York Times Magazine piece about her HBO series Veep – to which any thinking person can only respond, “ALMOST?”  (Or hope that she delivered that line with more irony than the profile made it sound.)

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