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The liminal phase

She didn’t sleep with scuzzy car guy just because she was desperate for the stability. She slept with him because she’s in a liminal phase. Liminalty is the scary in-between times in our lives, the weird time when we’re not who we used to be but we’re not quite who we’re going to be. Joan’s […]

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“Smash” : The walk of shame

Since I wrote that passionate defense of the NBC series, I’ve tumbled out of bed, grabbed my purse, and taken a long walk of shame. Because—to switch metaphors mid-stream, the way “Smash” does with plots—since its delightful pilot, the show has taken a nosedive so deep I’m surprised my ears haven’t popped. All the caveats […]

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L’audace de la fiction

Pourquoi les chaînes françaises achètent-elles si peu de séries britanniques ? Dans ce domaine, je relève un paradoxe. Producteurs, sériephiles ou spécialistes français semblent très enthousiastes face à la qualité de nos productions, alors que les responsables des chaînes françaises, eux, nous reprochent tous la même chose : nos séries sont trop sombres, trop difficiles, […]

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Publicité et nouvelles façons de regarder la télévision

Here’s the wow-quote of the day, from Jeff Gaspin, the head of entertainment at NBC, explaining to The New York Times, with remarkable clarity and certainty, that watching TV shows on-demand is more satisfying than watching them live. “The commercials broke the tension … I hate to say this to the AMC executives and everybody […]

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Tina Fey t’apprend à danser

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«What’s a drive in ?»

Le clip qui m’a fait tomber en amour avec 30 Rock, en 2006.

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Bossypants en 8 citations

Gay people don’t actually try to convert people. That’s Jehovah’s Witnesses you’re thinking of. I had grown up as the “whitest” girl in a very Greek neighborhood, but in the eyes of my new classmates, I was Frida Kahlo in leggings. I think God designed our mouths to die first to help us slowly transition […]

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Rue McClanahan Receiving Her First Emmy Award For The Golden Girls

«Don’t you know? Every kick’s a boost. (…) I’m not going to mention the people who gave me… the kicks. But you know who your are. And you’ll be in the book.»

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Sh*t Liz Lemon Says

— «Not on my watch, biyatch.»

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That terrible lost world

For one thing, he’s willing to unambiguously talk about his sexual orientation. His eight-month role in Angels was both “the most challenging thing I’ve ever done as an actor and the most rewarding” he says. Having to inhabit that terrible lost world, if only in his mind, took a toll. “And at the same time, […]