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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. '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
  6. 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
  7. '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
  8. ‘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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. Summer Reality TV Hell: ‘I Slept With a Celebrity,’ C...

    Molly Lambert

    Worried there won't be enough trashy TV this summer to keep you indoors, safe from barbecues and lived human experience? Already sad about the eventual end of I Wanna Marry 'Harry'? Worry no more! Watch What Happens host Andy Cohen has...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  14. Dude Code: What to Make of the ‘Silicon Valley’ Final...

    Molly Lambert

    Last night, HBO's Silicon Valley closed out its first season with the conclusion of a two-episode arc about the annual TechCrunch Disrupt conference. While the first half of the finale had some of the show's strongest stuff all se...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  15. 'Mad Men' Week 7: Moon Rocks

    Molly Lambert

    "Yeah, we all need someone we can bleed on. Yeah, and if you want it, baby, well you can bleed on me." -"Let It Bleed" (The Rolling Stones, 1969) Cynicism and optimism might not seem like the most obvious bedmates, b...

    Blog | May 26, 2014
  16. ‘Mad Men’ Week 6: The Family Business

    Molly Lambert

    "Friendship is everything. Friendship is more than talent. It is more than the government. It is almost the equal of family." -Don Vito Corleone, The Godfather by Mario Puzo (1969) There are all kinds of families. Some might l...

    Blog | May 19, 2014