Well, all right. To be frank, most of it’s not very good. Some of it’s useful, though. One of the things is, it’s made this sort of continuing-story TV — you know what I mean, House of Cards, Damages, The Killing, Sons of Anarchy, Breaking Bad, Walking Dead, that kinda thing — the Internet and the blogs have made it possible for people to follow the stories even if they miss an episode or two. And thanks to the computer generation, they don’t really even have to do that, because you can always pull one down from iTunes or Hulu or something like that. But a lot of the actual criticism is pretty ham-fisted. I’m not just talking about reviews and stories about series that are not good. I know that the reaction on the blogs to Hostages, for instance, was [chuckles] pretty goddamn harsh! But a lot of that harsh criticism wasn’t written very well, and some of the [positive] criticism’s the same thing. But it’s been an interesting thing — you can’t, when you’re in the process of making these shows, writing a continuing series, it’s not a good thing to look at them too much, blogs and everything. Because a lot of times the speculation is very close to what you’re planning to do, and then the impulse is to say, “Oh, people have already figured this out! We have to change it!” And a lot of times, your first way of going’s your best way. Does that answer your question?
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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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'Sherlock's Watson isn't gay — but he's not straight either

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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'Sherlock's Watson isn't gay — but he's not straight either

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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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.

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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. 

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