Real estate heir and unsettlingly-faced man Robert Durst has pleaded guilty in New Orleans to illegal possession of a firearm. He’ll serve 85 months in federal prison, and will be transferred by the summer to Los Angeles to likely stand trial on charges of murdering his friend and confidante Susan Berman.
Were you one of the Sex and the City fans who were annoyed that Carrie and Big ended up together during the series finale? If so, you’re not alone. SATC creator Darren Star says the ending, which wrapped Carrie and Big’s tumultuous six-year relationship in a neat little bow, wasn’t what he had envisioned when he first…
Sesame Street’s 46th season premiered on HBO today, with back-to-back half-hour episodes (the shortened run time, down from hourlong shows, is “is viewed as a more manageable amount of time for children to focus,” according to a recent New York Times piece). With the new episodes’ controversial move from PBS to a…
If you’re still seething about the mumbled, limp-haired mess that was True Detective Season 2, you should (1) move on and get a life! Everybody’s talking about Fargo now! And (2) you finally have someone to direct your anger at: HBO’s President of Programming, Michael Lombardo, who says it’s mostly his fault.
George R.R. Martin has had it up to here with you Game of Thrones freaks bullying him.
Whether or not you watched the fifth season of Game of Thrones, you likely caught wind of the controversy surrounding its especially gratuitous violence against women. Even fans of the show condemned certain scenes—Sansa Stark’s rape in particular—as both excessive and lazy plot devices. And what do you know? The…
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HBO’s Getting On, one of the most rewarding shows on television, has been expertly teeter-tottering between gentle drama and gut-busting comedy for the almost three seasons now. In last week’s “Don’t Let It Get in You or on You,” I teared up when Dr. James discovered her patient was a Holocaust survivor and laughed…
Zoe Kazan has replaced Lisa Joyce as the lead in Max, Lena Dunham’s 1960s comedy pilot for HBO about a feminist magazine writer named Maxine Woodruff. Joyce left the lead to focus on her role in another upcoming HBO comedy — Issa Rae’s Insecure.
Bleakest show on television The Leftovers quietly and expertly pushes the limits of portraying human desperation and misery, but Sunday night’s episode hit a new high (low?) for harrowing storylines. While doing so, it cleared away its characteristic ambiguities to make a clear narrative about consent.
Project Greenlight’s latest episode was entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” which didn’t appear to refer to anything in an episode that focused largely on producer Effie Brown trying to ensure the creators of The Leisure Class didn’t stereotype the sole person of color in its class.
This season of Project Greenlight has been troubled from the beginning. Its racial subtext has weighted heavily in the corner of clueless white people, with producer Effie Brown having to bear the brunt of said cluelessness. On Sunday night’s episode, actually entitled “Hot Ghetto Mess,” Brown yet again bumps up into…
Here’s Amy Schumer talking about the idiocy of being drunk in love in your 20s, in a preview for her Apollo special that airs on Saturday.
On Thursday afternoon, the family of Kathie Durst began the process of filing a wrongful death civil suit against Robert Durst, the 72-year-old subject of the HBO documentary series, The Jinx. The move seems slightly inevitable, given that Durst essentially admitted to having “killed them all, of course” on the show.
In the two years since Issa Rae landed a deal with HBO, her show, Insecure, had seemingly got stuck in pre-production purgatory. Good news, though: the cable network has ordered the half-hour comedy to series.
Baby boomers get a lot of flack for glorifying the golden days of the 1960s through television, from programs like Mad Men to CNN’s The Sixties. But as recent pilot pick-ups suggest, their children have been indoctrinated into this obsession as well: A wealth of shows have come up in recent years fixated not on just…
HBO’s highly anticipated Westworld—a futuristic Western about “the dawn of artificial consciousness and the future of sin” starring Anthony Hopkins and Evan Rachel Wood—is already drawing controversy for its graphic depictions of sex, and the series hasn’t even premiered yet.
Maggie Gyllenhaal will play a ’70s era hooker in a David Simon-helmed drama about the porn industry titled The Deuce.
There’s a fake PSA that features parents, siblings and ex-boyfriend’s cousins lovingly telling people to stop mooching off their HBO Go accounts. Don’t listen to these assholes. Hoard all the passwords you can find and never let them go.