• Archive for February, 2013

    Worst Show of the Week: Criminal Minds

    by  • February 21, 2013 • Worst of the Week • 2 Comments

    In an interview in New York Magazine from September 2012, Mandy Patinkin railed against the show Criminal Minds, which he starred in from 2005-2007: “The biggest public mistake I ever made was that I chose to do Criminal Minds in the first place,” he says. “I thought it was something very different. I never...

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    Worst Cable Show of the Week: BrandX

    by  • February 21, 2013 • Worst Cable Show of the Week • 0 Comments

    This column has previously exposed the sleazy, talentless train wreck that is “comedian” Russell Brand’s talk show. Sadly but predictably, the program has not improved; if anything, it has gotten worse – which is why the Thursday, February 14th episode of FX’s Brand X with Russell Brand (10:00 p.m. ET) deserves the title of Worst Cable TV...

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    Worst Show of the Week: The Following

    by  • February 7, 2013 • Violence, Worst of the Week • 0 Comments

    Hollywood has frequently been accused of romanticizing violence, but few works have been so deliberate about doing so as Fox’s new series The Following. Awash in blood, gore, and allegories to the works of Edgar Allan Poe, the series draws the connection between Poe’s gothic-romanticism and violence as a form of art. Whereas forensic...

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