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2012
Apr
30
 
 
One of the most hard-won achievements in life is knowing who we really are. For three young people in the new documentary American Transgender, discovering their true selves was just the beginning...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
28
 
 
It's always a close race, but this season's Mad Men demonstrates why the art direction of this first-rate show edges past that of the former ongoing title holder, Breaking Bad...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
15
 
 
The comic timing in Lena Dunham's new HBO series Girlsis less about sticking the landing than flubbing it...The ability to craft those odd dismounts are often the most charming part of this new cringe-comedy...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Apr
7
 
 
Spring is almost here, and new life is on the way. Fertility signs abound...and, of course, there are chocolate bunnies. But the warm weather also brings out some lagomorphs that aren't all about innocence and rebirth...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Mar
19
 
 
Harlan County, Kentucky, is real. But it's also the fictional home to FX's "Justified." The fictional Harlan has its share of sly waitresses and slicked-back lawmen in stiff, shiny boots. It's also where scruffy critters of all ilk lurk around the dimly lit corners of the screen -- smart, shifty criminals who need to be rooted out of the hollows of the Kentucky hills. Or, more correctly, the "hollers"...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
27
 
 
The Best Picture Oscar Sunday night, awarded to The Artist, was a bold nod to Hollywood's past, and to its half-century of work in black and white. Amazingly, it was the first silent-film win since the first Oscar awards in 1929...Television left black and white behind in the mid-'60s and has never gone back -- but TV has an equally honored foundation and history...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
17
 
 
With the 24-hour media buzz always on, the thirty-minute series often seems the perfect slice of time to get in and get out of a television serial. ...Showtime's dark comedy "House of Lies" is halfway through its first season, and it's a half-hour express train, compressing the speed of modern life into plutonium-dense show that's as fast as it is funny and smart...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Feb
3
 
 
BOSTON -- Make a casual check into the all-time most watched television broadcasts, and you'll quickly find that about half of them are Super Bowls. And the focus is, once again, on the Boys from Boston. This modern American spectacle has it all: brute force, high-flying athletic ability, luxury sports palaces, dolled-up cheerleaders and, this year, Madonna. The only thing left out are the caged, lip-smacking lions. This year, the New England Patriots go for their fourth title of the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick era, and the buzz here in Boston has been double-edged, even a little ambivalent...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
23
 
 
Standing at midfield with CBS Sports' JIm Nantz Sunday night, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said into the microphone, his words reverberating throughout Gillette Stadium, "I sucked pretty bad today, but our defense saved us." It was blunt and accurate -- though not, perhaps, the most eloquent post-game recap by a top national sports figure...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Jan
11
 
 
One of the greatest television miniseries ever made -- and made 25 years ago, no less -- is a documentary. Actually, a discussion: Two older men in chairs, talking. For six hours...
 
 
 
  
 
 
 
 
 

Eric Gould

Associate Editor

Eric Gould is a writer in Boston and Associate Editor for tvworthwatching.com. With prior stints in art, music, photography and design, he casts a wide net across the media pool fishing for the smart, the surprising and the oddly compelling. He will have essays on Rectify, Six Feet Under and Girls in the upcoming “Finale: Considering the Ends of Television Series” from Syracuse University Press. Email him at gould@tvworthwatching.com

 
 
 
 

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