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It’s also remarkable that, in only eight episodes, “True Detective” managed to piss off the Internet with its finale -– something also usually reserved for a series that has logged quite a few seasons. Yet, after Sunday’s finale, there it was: The now-commonplace complaints that a finale didn’t live up to expectations. The problem is, we’re never again going to get a so-called “great” finale. The Internet will make sure of it.
Nailed it. I truly believe I enjoyed the end of ‘True Detective’ more because I avoided reading needlessly intricate fan theories.
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PCB Original: HBO presents Darren Starr’s ‘Her’
You loved her as a promiscuous PR director on ‘Sex and the City,’ but Samantha Jones has found a new passion: being an operating system.
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John Watson insists to Mrs. Hudson that he is “not gay” after she is surprised to hear that Watson is planning to propose to his girlfriend.
Watson has made this clear several times in previous episodes, and I believe him, I don’t think he’s gay. Everything I’ve seen suggests a genuine physical and romantic attraction to women, including his new fiancée, Mary Morstan.
But what bugs me about Watson’s response to Mrs. Hudson is the pretty glaring reality that he does love Sherlock and wants to spend his life with him.
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For you, ‘Sherlock’ fans.
Watch: Robert Downey Jr.’s acceptance speech is only one of our 6 most WTF moments from the People’s Choice Awards
The rest include Justin Timberlake enjoying a fourth meal and an awkward surprise appearance from Christina Aguilera.
I wrote up another thing about the People’s Choice Awards for PolicyMic. The People’s Choice Awards, by the way, are by far one of the strangest award shows. This year was a mix of boring and huh?
My PolicyMic piece for this week. I recommend ‘Orphan Black’, ‘Rectify’ and more.
The number of “good” new shows out there is staggering, and while you likely heard about ‘Orange Is the New Black’ and ‘House of Cards,’ not every awesome new series is being buzzed about.
1. Orphan Black
Streetwise punk Sarah Manning is in the middle of a life-changing conversation in a suburban living room. Housewife Alison Hendrix and graduate biology student Cosima Niehaus have just dropped a bomb of information on her, and for a brief moment you forget that one actress is playing all of the parts. Star Tatiana Maslany is giving one of the most under appreciated performances on modern television. This thrilling sci-fi drama carved out a name for itself on BBC America earlier this year with its breakout star and clever plot mechanics. It’s pulpy, exciting action done right and it’s rising in notoriety thanks to Maslany’s Golden Globe nomination.
Andrew McMahon is writing songs for “Smash” Season 2. Insert appropriate screaming GIF here.