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‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ should look to comics

‘S.H.I.E.L.D.’ should look to comics

April 17, 2014
Filed under ARTS

Over the past few years, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has dominated box offices, easily earning millions on each opening weekend. So when ABC announced in 2012 that it would be developing a TV show focusing on the agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the super secret spy organization that made its first appearance... Read more »

AMC’s ‘Turn’ fails as espionage drama, succeeds as period piece

AMC’s ‘Turn’ fails as espionage drama, succeeds as period piece

April 4, 2014
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It would seem that spy dramas are all the rage again with FX’s “The Americans” having a stellar second season and BBC America’s “Flemming: The Man Who Would Be Bond” proving to be quite popular. This bodes well for AMC’s latest drama, “Turn,” a spy thriller set during the Revolut... Read more »

“Heroes” will be “Reborn” in NBC spin-off miniseries

“Heroes” will be “Reborn” in NBC spin-off miniseries

March 6, 2014
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NBC has announced that, four years after the cancellation of “Heroes,” it will be reviving the series for a limited 13-episode run called “Heroes: Reborn.” The network has not reported whether any of the original cast will be involved with this reboot, just that former showrunner Tim Kr... Read more »

‘Bates Motel’ reopens for second season

‘Bates Motel’ reopens for second season

March 4, 2014
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Alfred Hitchcock’s film “Psycho” introduced the world to the now-iconic mother-and-son duo of Norma and Norman Bates over 50 years ago. But it was last year that the pair got a closer look as two of the latest characters joined the transition from film to television in the A&E original series “... Read more »

More comic book, graphic novel adaptations come to television

More comic book, graphic novel adaptations come to television

February 19, 2014
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With the CW’s “Arrow” renewed for a third season and AMC’s “The Walking Dead” in the middle of its most popular season yet, it looks like comic book adaptations are here to stay on the small screen. Networks like ABC and NBC have also turned to graphic novels as sources of inspiration in hope... Read more »

Pirates take to small screen, make waves in latest television trend

Pirates take to small screen, make waves in latest television trend

February 13, 2014
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Every few years, certain themes emerge in television programming. Whether it is shows about producing sketch shows (“30 Rock,” “Studio 60 on Sunset Strip”) or fairy tale-inspired dramas (“Once Upon A Time,” “Grimm”), series with similar premises inevitably find themselves compared ... Read more »

Conan Doyle’s detective welcomed on the small screen

Conan Doyle’s detective welcomed on the small screen

February 5, 2014
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Sherlock Holmes is no stranger to screen-time. Currently the world record holder for most adapted character, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s fictional detective has been translated into radio plays, films and television shows, including two that are currently on the air. While literary adaptations lik... Read more »

Anthology format allows for greater creative range

Anthology format allows for greater creative range

February 4, 2014
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Television miniseries have long been a part of the entertainment world. From the slavery saga in ABC’s “Roots” to NBC’s adaptation of “Jesus of Nazareth,” the genre turns serialized storytelling into a must-watch event with cultural relevance. Recent additions include FX’s “American Horror Story” and HBO’s “True Detec... Read more »

Fox plans to forgo pilot season in hope of better television

Fox plans to forgo pilot season in hope of better television

January 26, 2014
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With many networks still premiering new shows, pilot debuts — usually slated for the fall — will continue for a while. However, as Fox president Kevin Reilly recently announced during the Television Critics Association press tour, Fox will skip the traditional pilot season broadcast. Instead, the... Read more »

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Homeland’ negates bipolar disorder to excessive joke

ARTS ISSUE: ‘Homeland’ negates bipolar disorder to excessive joke

December 5, 2013
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When Showtime’s “Homeland” first debuted, it was one of the most widely discussed shows on television, capturing audiences with its fast-paced storytelling, breakneck twists and compelling characters. Its lead character, Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes), was especially captivating — a CIA operative working with clas... Read more »

Current ‘Homeland’ season lags in pace

Current ‘Homeland’ season lags in pace

November 12, 2013
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Midway into its third season, “Homeland” is still one of the most talked about shows on television, and Showtime has already renewed the high-stakes spy thriller for a fourth season. But while the first two seasons moved at a breakneck pace, this season started off as a slow exercise in conseq... Read more »

‘Fables’ smoothly adapts into game series ‘Wolf Among Us’

‘Fables’ smoothly adapts into game series ‘Wolf Among Us’

October 23, 2013
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With the popularity of fairy tale-themed television shows like ABC’s “Once Upon a Time” and NBC’s “Grimm,” it’s no surprise that Telltale Games has decided to adapt Bill Willingham’s hit comic book series — and The New York Times bestseller — “Fables” into a video game. Given th... Read more »

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