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Fake Websites from Real Shows: Passion Pairing from The Mysteries of Laura.

Something I learned about myself while watching Gotham is that I don’t really care about Batman. Which is not to say that I think it’s a bad show. It’s probably going to be a very good show! Lots of people will like it and when Fox tries to cancel it because it didn’t catch on with the Non Batman Likers like me, I’m sure you’ll all do something adorably threatening like fill a Fox executive’s office with bats. I don’t know.

The problem with these shows based on things that have their own fandoms is that the show can seem less accessible to those outside of the fandom. If you don’t know already have feelings on the various Batman villains, seeing what they look like as kids doesn’t appeal much to you. I spent most of the pilot trying to piece together a list of bad guys from my knowledge of Batman movies and Happy Meal toys I saw as a kid (A Penguin car! It had an umbrella that spun!)

Gotham is already a solid show but that is not enough these days and it doesn’t stand any chance of success if the Non Batman Likers do not feel included in the joke.

"The one thing about the show is that I feel like it seems like a niche show because it has the word “trans” in the title, but it’s a really relatable family show. It has the potential to be like All in the Family or The Cosby Show in terms of speaking to everybody. I run into a lot of people who say “I’ve watched it with my parents,” or “I’ve watched it over and over again,” I don’t know, I don’t think you have to be trans or queer or Jewish or a feminist. In fact, I think the show works just as well for you if you’re not. It’s really relatable and I’m just excited for people to watch it.” — Jill Soloway on Transparent, a must-watch show that premieres the entire first season this Friday on Amazon.

There was this demand for us to constantly get out and explain things, and we felt like if we denied our audience, if we basically said, “Sorry. The show speaks for itself and we’re not going to talk about the show at all,” that actually would have hurt the show. And so by making ourselves available, ultimately sometimes to criticism as well as praise or questions or anything, we felt that that was in the best interest of the show.

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Lost turns 10 in September because life is short and it’s even shorter when you devote six years to watching Lost! On September 27, we’re celebrating all the hours we spent obsessing over smoke monsters, mysterious hatches, and Jack’s tattoos by throwing a 10th anniversary party!

Come join us as watch the pilot and finale episodes, drink some Dharma Initiative beers, play drinking games, host a few rounds of trivia, and then eventually scream about whether or not the finale was worth it. 

Tickets are only $5! Get yours before it sells out!

September 27, 8 PM
Videology Bar
508 Bedford Ave. 
Brooklyn, NY

Reminder! Our Lost party is next Saturday, September 27! Get a ticket!

What Should You Be Watching This Fall?

Fall 2014 TV Premiere Dates.

Monday, September 15th

Dancing with the Stars" (ABC 8pm)

Tuesday, September 16th

New Girl (Fox 9pm)

The Mindy Project (Fox 9:30pm)

Wednesday, September 17th

Red Band Society (Fox 9pm)

Sunday, September 21st

Madam Secretary (CBS 8pm)

The Good Wife (CBS 9pm)

Monday, September 22nd

The Big Bang Theory (CBS 8pm)

Gotham (Fox 8pm)

The Voice (NBC 8pm)

Scorpion (CBS 9pm)

Sleepy Hollow (Fox 9pm)

The Blacklist (NBC 10pm)

Forever (ABC 10pm)

Tuesday, September 23rd

NCIS (CBS 8pm)

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC 9pm)

NCIS: New Orleans (CBS 9pm)

Chicago Fire (NBC 10pm)

"Awkward (MTV 10pm)

Person of Interest (CBS 10pm)

Wednesday, September 24th

The Middle (ABC 8pm)

The Mysteries of Laura (NBC 8pm)

Survivor (CBS 8pm)

The Goldbergs (ABC 8:30pm)

Law & Order: SVU (NBC 9pm)

Modern Family (ABC 9pm)

Black-ish (ABC 9:30pm)

Chicago P.D. (NBC 10pm)

Nashville (ABC 10pm)

"Key & Peele (CC 10:30pm)

Thursday, September 25th

Bones (Fox 8pm)

Grey’s Anatomy (ABC 8pm)

Scandal (ABC 9pm)

How to Get Away With Murder (ABC 10pm)

Parenthood (NBC 10:30pm)

Friday, September 26th

The Amazing Race (CBS 8pm)

Dateline NBC (NBC 8pm)

Shark Tank (ABC 8pm)

Hawaii Five-0 (CBS 9pm)

20/20 (ABC 10pm)

Blue Bloods (CBS 10pm)

Saturday, September 27th

"SNL (NBC 11:30pm)

Sunday, September 28th

Once Upon a Time (ABC 8pm)

The Simpsons (Fox 8pm)

Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox 8:30pm)

Family Guy (Fox 9pm)

Resurrection (ABC 9pm)

CSI (CBS 10pm)

Revenge (ABC 10pm)

Monday, September 29th

Mom (CBS 8:30pm)

Castle (ABC 10pm)

NCIS: Los Angeles (CBS 10pm)

Tuesday, September 30th

Selfie (ABC 8pm)

Manhattan Love Story (ABC 8:30pm)

Wednesday, October 1st

Criminal Minds (CBS 9pm)

Stalker (CBS 10pm)

Thursday, October 2nd

The Vampire Diaries (The CW 8pm)

Bad Judge (NBC 9pm)

Gracepoint (Fox 9pm)

Reign (The CW 9pm)

A to Z (NBC 9:30pm)

Sunday, October 5th

Bob’s Burgers (Fox 7:30pm)

Homeland (SHOW 9pm)

Mulaney (Fox 9:30pm)

Monday, October 6th

The Originals (The CW 8pm)

Tuesday, October 7th

The Flash (The CW 8pm)

Supernatural (The CW 9pm)

Wednesday, October 8th

Arrow (The CW 8pm)

"American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX 10pm)

Sunday, October 12th

The Walking Dead (AMC 9pm)

Monday, October 13th

Jane The Virgin (The CW 9pm)

Tuesday, October 14th

Marry Me (NBC 9pm)

About a Boy (NBC 9:30pm)

Sunday, October 19th

The Affair (SHOW 10pm)

Wednesday, October 22nd

"Web Therapy (SHO 11pm)

Friday, October 24th

Grimm (NBC 9pm)

Constantine (NBC 10pm)

Monday, October 27th

2 Broke Girls (CBS 8pm)

Thursday, October 30th

The Millers (CBS 8:30pm)

The McCarthys (CBS 9:30pm)

Elementary (CBS 10pm)

Sunday, November 9th

"The Newsroom (HBO 9pm)

"The Comeback (HBO 10pm)

"Getting On (HBO 10:30pm)

Hulu has acquired exclusive streaming rights to Starz’s cult comedy “Party Down,” it was announced Wednesday.

From Friday, August 29, every episode of Party Down will be made available on Hulu Plus, while the first five episodes will be available for a limited time on Hulu.com, which is free and ad-supported for non-subscribers. (via)

I miss when it was all on Netflix, but this is just as good I guess.

Watch the first official trailer for Amazon’s Transparent!

How Anna Gunn’s Performance as Skyler White Changed Television.

Gunn’s performance was not that of an action heroine or a television genius, and it was not meant to be. Skyler carries the weight of Walt’s actions. Plenty of people hated her for it, Walt sometimes included. But Gunn’s performance pushed both Walt and the people who wanted to see him as a hero to increasingly contrived and ludicrous justifications for treating Skyler like she was a worse person than Walt.

Gunn’s drawn face in the last two seasons of “Breaking Bad” might not have brought about the end of the anti-hero era in television. But Gunn’s performance marked the end of a time when the creators of such shows could get away with writing anti-heroes’ wives as flat, cartoonish characters, or when audiences could get away with worshiping difficult men without encountering strong opposition.