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UnReal looks at reality TV from backstage

By JILIAN ELKI – 8 years ago

Reality television is usually labeled a guilty pleasure. Why guilty? We tend to derive pleasure from watching petty but vicious com­petition and a range of emotional breakdowns and breakthroughs. (Though,…

‘Mad Men’ ends with whimper, not bang

By CHARLES LYONS-BURT – 9 years ago

Final seasons of American television, as ordered by no one and yet repeated ad nauseam, tend to feature the same cinematic tropes: parades of misplaced pathos, the tiresome retreat of…