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  1. Grantland Podcast: Molly Lambert and Molly Schiot

    Molly Lambert

    Molly Lambert talks to filmmaker Molly Schiot about her new 30 for 30 short, Our Tough Guy, which focuses on Bruins enforcer John Wensink. They also chat about Schiot's female sports heroes website, Butch History; HBO's Getting On;&nbs...

    Blog | November 25, 2014
  2. NBC Continues Its Bid to Bring Back the Variety Show, With Neil P...

    Molly Lambert

    Why is NBC so invested in making the variety show happen again? The network announced yesterday that Neil Patrick Harris, who has also been tapped to be your 2015 Oscars host, will be hosting a new show based on the U.K. series Satu...

    Blog | October 28, 2014
  3. My Trip to Fox’s ‘Utopia,’ Just Another Struggl...

    Molly Lambert

    I set out for the badlands of Utopia, Fox's televised experiment in communal living, with an open heart and an open mind. Though the show has been languishing in the ratings - it's been trimmed down to a single hour on Friday night&am...

    Blog | October 23, 2014
  4. Take a Chance, Give a Chance: ‘Mulaney’ and the Multi...

    Molly Lambert

    Fox's new sitcom Mulaney is really not as bad as the reviews that trashed it made it out to be. It seems foolish to write off the show after three episodes, because it is so promising for some of the very reasons critics seem to hate it. Mu...

    Blog | October 20, 2014
  5. Remembering Joan Rivers (1933–2014)

    Molly Lambert

    I just assumed Joan Rivers would be with us forever; that if she were going to pass away, it would be on television in the middle of a Fashion Police special; that she would die onstage because she lived onstage. Instead, hearing about her untimely d...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  6. Up Next for HBO: 'The Comeback' Comes Back, 'Shutt...

    Molly Lambert

    Everything old is new again! At least when it comes to upcoming HBO projects, which include the return of The Comeback and a new show based off Martin Scorsese's Shutter Island, called Ashecliffe, about the titular haunted mental asylum. Of all...

    Blog | August 26, 2014
  7. I Came Out a Believer: The Magical L.A. of 'Nathan for You&#...

    Molly Lambert

    Nathan Fielder's Comedy Central show Nathan for You is a lot of things: a prank show, an absurdist art project, a filmed meditation on the limits of politeness. But it's also a travelogue through some of Los Angeles's most mundane area...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  8. The Time-Traveling, Genre-Mashing, Pulp Historical Fiction of �...

    Molly Lambert

    When my editors asked me if I wanted to review the new Starz original series Outlander, I quickly said "no thanks." I was sure I would hate it, since the key art outwardly resembled Game of Thrones, a show I don't really enjo...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  9. 'True Detective' Season 2 Plot Details: Let's Get ...

    Molly Lambert

    It looks like we've finally been granted some true details about Season 2 of True Detective. News broke that the casting most likely involves Colin Farrell and Taylor Kitsch as the nouveau Rust Cohle and Marty Hart for the show's sophomore ...

    Blog | August 06, 2014
  10. Exit Through the Coffee Shop: The Absurdist Art of ‘Nathan ...

    Molly Lambert

    Last night Comedy Central aired the "Dumb Starbucks" episode of Nathan for You, the culmination of a joke that took six months to pay off. In February, Nathan Fielder first announced he was the one responsible for the sudden appearance of a...

    Blog | July 30, 2014
  11. 'The Strain' to Lose Its Most Monstrous Creation of All...

    Molly Lambert

    [SPOILER ALERT: The following contains plot details about FX's The Strain, including information about a major character/hairpiece's death.] After a barrage of mockery, The Strain's producers...

    Blog | July 22, 2014
  12. ‘The Hotwives of Orlando’: A Female Ensemble Comedy f...

    Molly Lambert

    How do you parody a series that already verges on self-parody? Hulu's new original scripted series The Hotwives of Orlando answers that question: You do it lovingly. Hotwives' creators, Dannah Phirman and...

    Blog | July 21, 2014
  13. Welcome to Calabasas: Home of Drake and the Kardashians, and Crad...

    Molly Lambert

    "This is a gated community, please get the fuck off the property." -Drake, "Versace (Remix)" The first reality show to make conspicuous use of the tony Los Angeles suburb of Calabasas, California, was Newlyweds, the Jes...

    Blog | July 16, 2014
  14. The Stephen King–iness of ‘The Leftovers’ and &...

    Molly Lambert

    This summer, two serialized horror shows - FX's The Strain and HBO's The Leftovers - set their stages in hyper-natural worlds that resemble our own but with fatal twists. And both shows' takes on the genre of spooky America...

    Blog | July 14, 2014
  15. In Defense of the Worm-Eye: 'The Strain' and Gross-Out ...

    Molly Lambert

    In the past few weeks on your daily commute, you may have noticed billboards and posters depicting an eye being opened by a gloved hand to examine the worm that has wriggled its way inside like a parasite. This is the promo art for...

    Blog | July 10, 2014
  16. Cameron From 'Halt & Catch Fire,' and the Legacy of...

    Molly Lambert

    The '80s were a good time for fictional female badasses. As action became the decade's defining genre, female characters appeared who reflected the ideals of action protagonists: cool under pressure, but deadly when provoked. The massi...

    Blog | June 20, 2014