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  1. '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
  2. ‘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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. '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
  10. ‘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
  11. NBC’s ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ Isn’t the D...

    Molly Lambert

    While long-form television's ability to draw out stories over hours has mostly been seen as a good thing, longer isn't always necessarily better. Take, for example, NBC's reimagining of Rosemary's Baby, which expands on the 2...

    Blog | May 15, 2014
  12. ‘Mad Men’ Week 4: Computer World

    Molly Lambert

    "You who are on the road Must have a code that you can live by And so become yourself Because the past is just a good-bye Teach your children well Their father's hell did slowly go by And feed them on your dreams The one they pick's th...

    Blog | May 05, 2014
  13. The Highs and Lows of Amy Schumer’s Comedy

    Molly Lambert

    Halfway through its second season, Inside Amy Schumer is another jewel in the Comedy Central crown; the network now counts the series, along with Kroll Show, Broad City, and Key & Peele, among its critically acclaimed buzzy cultural products. Sch...

    Blog | April 30, 2014
  14. ‘Mad Men’ Week 3: Sent to a Nice Farm Upstate

    Molly Lambert

    "I'm changing everything everything around me / The world is a bad place, a bad place / A terrible place to live / Oh but I don't wanna die" -Marmalade, "Reflections of My Life" (1969) Working from home ...

    Blog | April 28, 2014
  15. The ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Sex Tape: Only God Can Judge...

    Molly Lambert

    It's hard to believe sex tapes predated reality television, so intertwined have the two become in the last couple of decades. Long ago, stars made sex tapes and tried to keep them secret, but celebutantes like Paris Hilton and Kim Kardashian hav...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  16. ‘Late Late’ With Chelsea: Doth CBS Protest Too Much?

    Molly Lambert

    Yesterday CBS denied it was involved with Chelsea Handler after she Instagrammed a photo with a CBS binder proudly displayed beside her, captioned "Business meeting," and thus stoking speculation she was in line for Craig Ferguson's La...

    Blog | April 16, 2014