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TV Review: A Gifted Man

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Blog, TV

A blue-chip NYC-theater cast (Patrick Wilson, Jennifer Ehle, Marin Ireland, Margo Martindale) can’t elevate CBS’ A Gifted Man high enough to forgive its flaws. Wilson is Michael, a wildly successful Manhattan neurosurgeon whose snobbery and wealth are punished by the sudden appearance of his dead ex-wife (Ehle)
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TV Review: 2 Broke Girls

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Blog, TV

The most entertaining aspect of 2 Broke Girls, CBS’ latest effort to be hip, is identifying which of the jokes in the pilot were written by Michael Patrick King and which by Whitney Cummings—who is perpetrating comedy murder on not one but two networks this season. King’s are easy to spot: Just follow the pun. [&hellip
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TV Review: Up All Night

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Blog, TV

Freed from the restraints of being daffy and arch, respectively, Christina Applegate and Will Arnett manage the neat trick of embodying both the couple you want to be in and the lovable weirdos with whom you’d hang out in NBC’s Up All Night
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TV Review: The Playboy Club

Written by Mark Peikert on . Posted in Arts & Film, Blog, TV

Turns out, The Playboy Club has more going on than just ripped-off ’60s nostalgia and Playboy Bunnies. NBC’s new drama is actually a noir-ish melodrama about new Bunny Maureen (Amber Heard), ambitious cocksman/lawyer Nick Dalton (Eddie Cibrian, doing a dead-on Jon Hamm vocal impression that lends him gravitas) and their desperate attempts to cover up [&hellip
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