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True Detective, Series Two

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“Big day. All the marbles.”

Oh hell yeah.

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CBS-TV’s The Briefcase Is Not New

On The Briefcase, Poor Americans Have to ‘Prove’ Themselves

The Hunger Games: New CBS reality show exploits poor families by making them grovel for $101,000

This is what came before it:

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A Homeless Man is Given $100,000 by a Film Director and Blows it All Foolishly

I remember the filmmaker being on Oprah. I remember screaming at someone else who was watching about how the guy was wasting that money. I got, “So what? It’s his money.” The end result was what I foresaw: The guy wound up homeless and penniless again.

I’m sure in this new and highly-exploitive CBS show, there will be Happy Endings — of a sort.

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Mr. Robot: The Leaked Pilot

Update: It can be seen legally on YouTube. Update June 25, 2015: It has since been made Private on YouTube.

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Mainstream TV is pushing hard for viewers. Just like the “leaked” Supergirl pilot, I’m sure this is an official “unofficial leak” too.

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Supergirl: The Leaked Pilot

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Oh yes.

And no spoilers.

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Jonathan Strange And Mr. Norrell

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I had no intention of watching this.

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Mad Men: The Finale

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The Blacklist: BANG!

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Thunderbirds Are China Go

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According to @ianjackal, Giles Ridge and Estelle Hughes revealed earlier that the CGI is being done in China.

I wonder what the production people make of what they’re animating? And would it ever air in China? Maybe Xiaomi will pick it up as part of their $1B media war chest?

How long before China production companies can provide Pixar-level detail at rock-bottom China prices? Judging from some bits of Thunderbirds Are Go, that day will soon be here.

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TV: Thunderbirds Are Go

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The Blacklist Turns To Twitter

1) Go back to Monday

2) Bring back Red’s sense of humor

Things have gotten very grim this season. I miss all of the humor from the first season. I could do without season one’s implausible villains, however — although they were so unbelievable some of them made me laugh too.

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