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Top 20 TV shows of 2013

Top 20 TV shows of 2013
In years to come, we will remember 2013 as the year everything changed. Danny Dyer is now in Eastenders, and across the land all else has ceased to matter. But look upon the works of this medium, now so wholly transformed, and you will see more than this. And you might think it handy that some berk put it all in a list and bid you read it.

The Newsroom records first-ever TV instance of woman not wearing make-up to bed

Posted by Ed at 23:30 on 02 Sep 2013
The Newsroom records first-ever TV instance of woman not wearing make-up to bed
This has literally never once happened before in TV or film. Every woman in the history of the moving image has gone to bed fully made-up, and woken up with it still immaculately applied. The Newsroom's Maggie Jordan today advanced the cause of women on TV by exactly 9.6 years, according to my Feminism Calculator. Hey, wait a second, this is just a Mattel Barbie cash register with a sticker of Ellen DeGeneres on it!

Sorkin to write drama in which at least one person is not fantastically witty

Posted by Ed at 23:00 on 03 Aug 2013
Sorkin to write drama in which at least one person is not fantastically witty
West Wing and Newsroom creator Aaron Sorkin has announced plans for his latest TV project, in which not every single character will be capable of delivering perfectly timed bons mots at astonishing speed.

Top 20 TV shows of 2012

Posted by Ed, Matt, Luke, Rob at 22:30 on 02 Jan 2013
Top 20 TV shows of 2012
We spent 2012 doing what we do best: watching TV and putting off writing about it. And my stars, the things we've seen. If only there were some way to convey our preferences of one thing over another through hierarchical structuring. Wait a minute ...

A Japanese lesson for Aaron Sorkin

Posted by Ed at 23:30 on 05 Sep 2012
A Japanese lesson for Aaron Sorkin
He can dash off ten pages of clever, snappy, Oscar-winning dialogue in about three minutes, but when it comes to the basics of Japanese grammar? Very poor, Sorkin. See me.

The Newsroom has Jeff Daniels in it

Posted by Ed at 23:30 on 04 Apr 2012
The Newsroom has Jeff Daniels in it
So let's not pretend for a second I'm not going to mention Dumb and Dumber. We know each other too well and it would cheapen us both.
On TV this week
+Game of Thrones (Monday, 9pm, Sky Atlantic)
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+House of Cards (season two, Netflix)
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+The Following (Tuesday, 10pm, Sky Atlantic)
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+Mad Men (Wednesday, 10pm, Sky Atlantic)
Season five review | Trailer | All articles
+The Americans (Saturday, 10.25pm, ITV1)
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