Category Archives: Television

Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 15: “The Benders”

Directed by Peter Ellis Written by John Shiban When we first met Dean Winchester in the pilot, he was cocky, brash, and bossy. Other shadings came in pretty quick, once Ackles settled into the role, once they moved to Vancouver, … Continue reading

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The X-Files: New York Comic Con Paley Center X-Files Q&A with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny

I’ve linked to parts of this great QA before, with Gillian Anderson and David Duchovny, moderated by my friend Keith Uhlich. It’s a hoot, and I know how much it meant to Keith to be asked to do this. It … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 14: “Nightmare”

Directed by Phil Sgriccia Written by Sera Gamble & Raelle Tucker Dean got laid last week. Good times were had by all, involving unembarrassed cuddling in bed all while revealing a sculpted chest like hard-pewter-breast-plates. Warm fuzzies were experienced as … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 13: “Route 666″

Directed by Paul Shapiro Written by Eugenie Ross-Leming & Brad Buckner I won’t argue that “Route 666″ is a great Supernatural episode, because it has a lot of problems, but the reason it fascinates is because it is character-based. We … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 12: “Faith”

Directed by Allan Kroeker Written by Sera Gamble & Raelle Tucker Sera Gamble & Raelle Tucker established themselves early on in Supernatural as a powerhouse writing team, with their script for Episode 3, the beautiful and elegiac “Dead in the … Continue reading

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Cousin Emma on Girls: “A Fantastic Female Rapper”

Re-cap of last night’s episode from Time: While a fantastic female rapper performs in the background — can we hear more from her? That’s my cousin you’re talking about! So proud. “Can we hear more from her?” Awesome, Emma!

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 11: “Scarecrow”

Directed by Kim Manners Story by Patrick Sean Smith Teleplay by John Shiban “Scarecrow”, Episode 11, is a stand-alone great piece of television. It’s essential to the overall mythology of the Arc of the series, but there’s so much more … Continue reading

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On Deadwood

Deadwood premiered 10 years ago this month. To commemorate, my friend Matt Zoller Seitz (and Rogerebert.com editor-in-chief) has teamed up with editor Steven Santos and Jim Beaver, who was a Deadwood series regular (not to mention Bobby on Supernatural, an … Continue reading

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Supernatural: Season 1, Episode 10: “Asylum”

Directed by Guy Bee Written by Richard Hatem Dark and almost unremittingly gloomy, “Asylum” spends the majority of its time within the walls of a dilapidated mental asylum. “Asylum” introduces the device of mental illness for really the first time … Continue reading

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Those Who Kill on A&E

Kerry O’Malley as Mia Vogel in “Those Who Kill”, A&E series which premiered last night. The show is scary, intense, and super stylish. Dark, gloomy, cinematic. It was filmed on location in Pittsburgh and it has such a powerful atmosphere, … Continue reading

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