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‘House of the Dragon’ will film through the writers’ strike—but that could spell major problems for season 2

HBO insiders say the season 2 scripts are 'finished,' but TV writers point out that the strike forbids any rewrites or edits.

On May 4, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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The Russo brothers’ $300-million Amazon spy show ‘Citadel’ is a disaster

This cheap-looking 'Bourne Identity'/'Mission Impossible' ripoff is dull, incompetent, and horribly written.

On Apr 27, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Amazon’s ‘Rings of Power’ has a viewership problem: Most people didn’t finish season 1

Only 37% of US viewers watched to the end, a damning statistic for Amazon's top drama.

On Apr 4, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Amazon’s ‘The Power’ is an engaging feminist thriller—with a flawed attitude to sex and gender

This sci-fi drama sees teen girls gain the power to electrocute people at will, causing worldwide political upheaval.

On Mar 30, 2023 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Chloë Bailey is getting slut-shamed for her ‘Swarm’ sex scene

Some viewers seemed to be under the impression the actors involved in the scene actually had sex.

On Mar 20, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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Not even ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ can break through those music clichés

Taylor Jenkins Reid's novel comes to life in Amazon's limited series.

On Mar 1, 2023 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘The Rings of Power’ ends season 1 as it began: With wildly uneven pacing

The show manages to feel glacially slow, even while rushing through momentous events.

On Oct 17, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘The Rings of Power’ finally picks up the pace with episode 6

This action-packed episode is the best so far—but Galadriel's characterization is going in a puzzling direction.

On Sep 30, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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Doom comes to Middle-earth in ‘The Rings of Power’ episode 4

The show's deeper worldbuilding expanded this week, foreshadowing the future of Númenor.

On Sep 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘A League of Their Own’ expands the worldview of the film but can’t always escape its shadow

Abbi Jacobson and D'Arcy Carden star in this new take on the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.

On Aug 12, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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This week in streaming: Return to Middle-earth

Also: 'All of Us Are Dead'.

On Feb 16, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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Why do male elves have short hair in Amazon’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ show?

In 'The Rings of Power,' some elves like Elrond have short hair, sparking controversy among LOTR fans. But do elves actually have long hair in Tolkien canon?

On Feb 16, 2022 by Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

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‘Lucy and Desi’ is a conventional and intimate look at one of TV’s most famous couples

Amy Poehler's documentary puts the spotlight on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz as individuals.

On Jan 24, 2022 by Michelle Jaworski

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‘We’re going to be watching this on an old app?’: Movie theater seemingly uses Amazon Prime Video in viral TikTok

Instead of previews, viewers saw an error message saying, 'Maximum videos playing.'

On Dec 26, 2021 by Dan Latu

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‘Being the Ricardos’ is an overstuffed and unfocused look at Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz

The acting makes up for a lot of the script's weaker points.

On Dec 23, 2021 by Michelle Jaworski