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The Dark, Dank World of Penny Dreadful

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • May 10, 2014 12:00 AM
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Guest post by Darwyn Carson — Victorian era pulp fiction by another name could have been Penny Awful, Penny Number, Penny Blood or Penny Horrible. The name that caught was Penny Dreadful.

In The Flesh: The First Four Minutes

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • May 6, 2014 2:13 PM
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guest post by Darwyn Carson — Those of you who watched the three part mini-series "In The Flesh" last year know that it wasn't your every day zombie apocalyptic fare. (Photo by Des Willie)

From the Beginning - An Orphan Black Primer

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • April 19, 2014 6:07 PM
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Guest Review by Darwyn Carson – “Just one. I’m a few. No Family Too. Who Am I?” Tatiana Maslany is the lifeblood of "Orphan Black" and, I daresay, even with an excellent cast working alongside her, she is central to everything that makes the show works so well.

Foyle’s War: The Home Front Files, Sets 1 – 6 (22 Discs)

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • April 9, 2014 10:34 AM
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Guest column by Alice Maltin — Always late to the ball, I’ve just completed watching "Foyle’s War" (sets 1–6). Given the state of the economy, this is a great way to travel to the U.K. ...

Confessions Of An Anglophile: Downton Abbey – Season 4 On DVD

  • By Alice Maltin
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  • February 18, 2014 12:00 AM
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GUEST COLUMN by Alice Maltin — When I was young, I dreamed of living in a castle. You do that sort of thing when you grow up in a small, one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Well, I did, anyway. I escaped through my imagination into “The Queen Game.”

Are You Sherlocked? Preparing for the Resurrection

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • January 14, 2014 12:00 AM
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Because I spend so much time watching and writing about movies, I don’t get to follow as many TV series as I’d like. That’s why I’m happy to turn over the site today to my colleague Darwyn Carson, who (like many of you, I suspect) can’t wait for Sherlock to return to television this coming weekend.

An Ode To Bob & Ray

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 5, 2013 2:16 PM
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Usually I write about film-related subjects, but I just spent a happy weekend devouring David Pollock’s biography "Bob and Ray: Keener Than Most Persons" and feel impelled to spread the word about this wonderful and exceptionally well-written book.

Casting Directors Take The Spotlight

  • By Leonard Maltin
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  • August 1, 2013 12:00 AM
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The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has announced the formation of a Casting Directors’ branch, just as HBO is set to debut Tom Donahue’s outstanding documentary "Casting By" on Monday, August 5.

A New Breed of Hero Pops up on TV Tonight

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • June 6, 2013 3:18 PM
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guest review by Darwyn Carson - Surprise. You don’t have to be a zombie movie lover to enjoy the three part mini-series premiering tonight on BBC America.

What’s On TV Tonight?

  • By Darwyn Carson
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  • March 31, 2013 4:12 PM
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guest review by Darwyn Carson — We’ve all heard it. Someone channel surfing tosses the remote aside and says: “Over a hundred channels and nothing’s on TV.” Seems times have changed. Point of fact, the viewing pendulum has swung from nothing to watch to too much to watch.

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