“Gritty,” “authentic” are words of praise often used for TV director David Simon: No less so with The Deuce, his new series about the rise of the porn industry in New York City in the 1970s.
‘Assault on Fort Sanders’ by Kurz & Allison (1891).
Those calling it slavery fan fiction are ignoring the long, nuanced tradition of articles and films that wonder what would have happened if the South had won.
To pitch an alternative timeline, you first have to believe a particular narrative of real history. That's where things can go wrong.
A unique set of circumstances allowed HBO to beat Netflix to the punch.
Orange is the New Black has one of the most diverse casts on TV.
Netflix's biggest hit is the most empowering programme to air in years.
As the series draws to a close, it will leave in its wake controversy and debate.
A scene from the TV mini-series, ‘Mars’.
The recently broadcast TV mini-series, “Mars”, combines fiction and nonfiction in a way that places them in balance. This kind of combination is likely to feature in more television series and films.
In ‘Westworld,’ it’s tough to distinguish human from robot.
In 'Westworld's' land of robots, it's the people who lack humanity.
This big budget series about the rock business failed to connect with its market.
Cofounder and CEO of Netflix Reed Hastings delivers a keynote address at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Because Netflix continually upends established business models, evaluating the company can difficult.
Reed Hastings, co-founder and CEO of Netflix, at the 2016 CES trade show in Las Vegas.
Netflix took everyone by surprise when it announced it was tripling its global reach for video on demand. So who are the winners and potential losers in the new deal?
Will TV’s future flicker into focus?
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A post-network era looms. What does this mean for the way we watch – and pay for – television shows?
The oil fields of Lost Hills, California.
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The Appalachia of the West's gritty landscape is an ideal setting for the popular series' second season.
Kurt or Kurdt?
It's important not to conflate and confuse Cobain's varying personas.
Game of Thrones new season: There will be fireworks.
The new season of Game of Thrones signals entertainment companies are getting used to the idea that piracy comes with success. The trick is to loosen fans' wallets a little down the line.
Foxtel hopes to retain viewers with exclusive content such as Game of Thrones.
Australians have enthusiastically embraced new streaming service Netflix. But with its subscription business model under threat, Foxtel is coming out fighting.
Frankie Alvarez as Agustin and O.T. Fagbenle as Frank in Looking.
Show a gay man on TV, and you immediately open yourself up to a degree of scrutiny that other artists usually have the privilege of avoiding. Representations of marginalised subjects on screen or in literature…
Be unsullied no more – winter is coming … again.
The heir to an ancient exiled dynasty marries his sister to the leader of a savage warrior society, in return for their support in his effort to regain his father’s throne. The heir is soon killed, while…
What? I called you a ditch, Mike, a ditch …
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Warning: this article contains copious swearing. Let me start with a confession: I swear. Not gratuitously, but once in a while it’s nice to let off steam with a well-placed “damnit” or two, when running…
A Western, set in the south, featuring European gothic – what’s going on?
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This article contains spoilers. Ne raillons pas les fous; leur folie dure plus longtemps que la nôtre … Voila toute la difference. So begins The Repairer of Reputations, the opening story to Robert W Chambers…