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Hi, Hank– I appreciate that you and your colleagues can’t review everything, but I was still struck by the fact that the ABC miniseries “When We Rise” got only a cursory mention in the Post. Awesome tattoos ideas for guys (The NY Times reviewed it, among others.) While I won’t claim it’s great TV, it is well crafted, has a strong cast and an important message. Amazing 3d leg tattoo If you haven’t had a chance to check it out yet, I encourage you to do so.
I did watch and it put me to sleep, over and over. Best female foot tattoos Boring, clumsy, self-important — all the things you don’t want to be when telling the great gay American story. Back of neck tattoos for females I know we’re SUPPOSED to watch it, but there is such a thing as gaysplaining, and I can’t imagine why ABC thought four nights of that was a good idea.
Awesome music tattoos for guys My time this week, both as a gay American and as a TV critic, was better spent reviewing the Oscars and the extra-incredibly fabulous “Feud: Bette and Joan.” Sorry — choices have to be made.
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I liked the nod to Sylvester, but if you really want to enjoy a story about Sylvester’s life, I very highly recommend “The Fabulous Sylvester” by Joshua Gamson, by far one of the best-written biographies I’ve ever read, which should have been made into a very good movie. Awesome chest tattoo ideas (Someone still could.)
Hi Hank — Things that I’m tired of when it comes to the Oscars: bringing in everyday snacks for the elite (Junior Mints, pizza, etc); selfies, either with the stars getting together like regular folks for a snapshot, or stars with the commoners (can you tell I thought the tour bus routine was a bit contrived?); banter between presenters which maybe works 1 in 10 times; I’m sure I can think of others. Awesome 3d tattoos pictures I think there should be more envelope mixups in future shows, because at least it was spontaneous and created some excitement. Most awesome tattoos And give Viola Davis a lot more Oscars, too. Awesome chest tattoos Okay, I’m done.
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No “Timeless” news since last week’s chat. Most awesome tattoos for guys I’ll repeat what I said before, that we may have to wait a bit to see how some other new NBC dramas (“Taken” and the “Blacklist” spinoff) do in the ratings, as well as what the network has ordered up for fall and midseason pilots. Really cute tattoo ideas It might be May or somewhere close to upfronts before they cancel (or renew! maybe!) “Timeless.”
Meanwhile, you’ve landed yourself a prominent square on what Screener TV’s “Cancel Bear” long ago termed “Fan Excuse Bingo,” the widely-swept generalizations fans provide when shows they like are cancelled. Awesome 3d tattoos “It was too intellectual for a lot of people” is one of the more condescending. Awesome simple tattoos for guys I know it’s painful when a show you like gets cancelled, but that doesn’t mean everyone else is an ignoramus.
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Hi Hank — I am thoroughly enjoying Big Little Lies, especially because the casting plays so well to each actor’s strengths: there’s Reese doing her best Tracy Flick; Nicole Kidman displaying her brittle strength; Alexander Skarsgard doing his Nordic glowering ; Shailene Woodley playing Shailene Woodley; Adam Scott as the American Everyman; and Laura Dern perfectly turning her vulnerability into chaos. First tattoos for guys Or maybe I’ve thought way too much about it…
About halfway through the episodes, I had a passing thought (which I don’t think I included in my review) that it might have been slightly more interesting if Kidman and Witherspoon had switched roles. Cool small chest tattoos Then again, because they’re both playing to their strengths, it’s just that much stronger as it is.
And this is the first time I’ve not had a negative reaction to Adam Scott, which I consider real progress! (For me.)
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For this very reason I encourage you to try “Bette and Joan” because it is very highly attuned to the problems you raise. Tattoo ideas for guys chest Bette and Joan were encouraged to fight by the men who controlled Hollywood and some of the women who controlled Hollywood gossip. Awesome quote tattoos There’s a whole lot of context here, as there was with “People v. Good tattoo ideas for guys O.J.” You should watch it, maybe while your high horse is busy eating hay?
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I am SO excited for the return of The Americans, and your great piece today just made me more so! Question about that: I know you try to approach shows with a removed, analytical perspective. Awesome sleeve tattoo designs for guys Is it harder to do that with ones that you really like? I mean, since you’re a fan of The Americans, did you find yourself wanting to go a little fanboy when you interviewed Rhys and Russell and toured the set? I have no doubt that I would have, but then I don’t have your steely professionalism.
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“Katrina,” the second “Amercian Crime Story” is in production. Cool first tattoos for guys They just Matthew Broderick as Michael (“heckuva job, Brownie”) Brown. Most unique tattoos ever My best guess is this fall or early 2018. Wrist tattoo ideas for guys They have other ones lined up and in production — after that is (reportedly) the Gianni Versace murder and Ryan Murphy has been going around saying the fourth season will somehow involve the 2016 election, though he might want to wait and see how all this Russian stuff plays out…
Here in Pittsburgh our PBS station re-ran all of the episodes to date of “Victoria,” which I watched in a back-to-back binge on Sunday. Awesome tribal tattoos for guys The good news is that they’re worth watching again (better than I realized the first time), PLUS now some of the confusion in the early episodes re who’s who has now been cleared up in my mind. Best mens sleeve tattoos I’m looking forward to the season finale this weekend, as well as the second season next year!
How can fans of this show help save it? In the past, I have been part of groups emailing, calling and letter-writing networks to influence their decisions but all of the shows for which I have strongly advocated were canceled anyway. Awesome tribal back tattoos Makes me wonder what the secret to saving a show is. Free lower back butterfly tattoo designs These included American Dreams, Ed, Moonlight and Joan of Arcadia.
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Aside from randomly becoming a Nielsen household, where your vote really might matter, the secret to saving a show now is for there to be high enough rerun/binge potential for someone like Netflix or Hulu to pick it up, but my hunch is these streaming networks want to be known for their amazing originality, not for keeping other networks’ discarded shows on life support for a group of fans.
I’m sounding too stern, I know, but I think you really just have to enjoy a show that you like for as long you have it.
I think the math would definitely trouble them, but I think they’d also have appointments to see all the best doctors in order to avail themselves of some 21st century magic.
Listen, it was the booze (gallons of it every day) and the cigarettes.
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I know you’re a critic, not a ratings guy, but I was home sick recently, binge-watching old Law & Order reruns in the middle of the day on Ovation or whatever and wondered–what are the ratings for these types of broadcasts? Thousands? Tens of thousands? I like L&O when I’m sick because I’ve seen every episode of the first ten seasons about 15 times and it’s comforting and not challenging to me. Unique tattoo designs for guys Am I an outlier, or are a significant number of other people actually tuning in to tired afternoon reruns?
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Hank Stuever, The Washington Post’s TV critic since 2009, joined the paper in 1999 as a writer for the Style section, where he has covered an array of popular (and unpopular) culture across the nation. Interesting tattoo ideas for guys Stuever was born and raised in Oklahoma and previously worked at newspapers in Albuquerque and Austin. Lower back tattoo designs free He lives in Washington, D.C.