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    A New Old World: Cancellations and Renewals

    Here’s the scorecard of recently announced TV cancellations and renewals, as we all bite our fingernails waiting for those final few verdicts to trickle in, particularly (I’m guessing), Nashville, Hannibal, and Community. UPDATE:  Hannibal just renewed. ABC CANCELLED: Trophy Wife, Mixology, and Neighbors. (Comment: Trophy Wife was superbly cast and sweet and funny, if slight, […] More

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    ‘Nashville’ and the new American musical

    Often considered one of  Robert Altman’s best films, Nashville subverts and revisits the tropes of the classic Hollywood musical through a revisionist lens. Though musicals still found success in the 1970s, the golden age of the genre was long gone and was due for a revival and re-evaluation. Utilizing tropes from classic Hollywood musicals, Nashville […] More

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    2012 Fall Pilot Review Roundup, Part 2

    Premiere week has come and gone, so it’s time for another pilot roundup. So far, only a few shows have received full season pickups, NBC’s Go On, The New Normal, and Revolution. The closest thing to a new hit is Revolution, or perhaps Vegas, but unlike in previous years, we’ve yet to see a single […] More

  • Ten greatest Films about America

    1)Nashville (1975) Robert Altman’s Masterpiece captured America in the 70s like one else: All its confusion, disappointment, and uncertainty. The film follows 24 different characters over a period of as few days in Nashville just before a political fundraising concert. We take a peak in the lives of country music superstars, hippies, aspiring singers, mothers, […] More