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Linda Holmes

Linda Holmes appears in the following:

Television 2015: The Future In Questions

Sunday, August 30, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: Some Writing About Writing About TV

Friday, August 28, 2015

It was years ago that TV critic Alan Sepinwall said something to me that I've remembered ever since and that he doesn't remember saying: that writing about television was shifting its focus from what is said before shows are on to what is said after shows are on. It made ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Show Me A Hero' And A Summer Update

Friday, August 28, 2015

Five-plus years into the history of PCHH, this is the first time we've found ourselves recording a full episode with just three of us — in this case me, Stephen and Glen. We gathered this week to talk about the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero, which I previously reviewed ...

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Television 2015: Five Shows They Will Never Stop Making

Thursday, August 27, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: How TV Is Embracing And Nervously Sweating On YouTube

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: Are We Done Hating Television?

Monday, August 24, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running last week and this week about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, ...

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Television 2015: Hammering On The Door Of Diversity

Friday, August 21, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: A Whole Lotta Guys In Ties

Thursday, August 20, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: Too Much In Too Many Ways

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

There's an awful lot of TV and an awful lot of ways to watch it. In fact, there may be too much entirely.

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Television 2015: Netflix Is A Video Store That Saved A Western

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: With 25 Ways To Watch TV, Does The House Always Win?

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: Full Drops And Single Shots

Monday, August 17, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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Television 2015: Is There Really Too Much TV?

Sunday, August 16, 2015

This is one in a series of essays running this week and next about the state of television in 2015. The series is based on developments at the recent Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills, Calif., where broadcast and cable networks, along with streaming services like Netflix, presented ...

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A Historic Fight Over Public Housing Makes For Fine Drama On HBO

Saturday, August 15, 2015

One of the accusations that was often leveled against Mad Men as an examination of social problems was that it paused too often to scoff at how foolish (or sexist, or racist, or environmentally ignorant) everyone was in the 1960s, as if we've outgrown all of it. One of the ...

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A Look Ahead At The Landscape Of TV To Come

Sunday, August 09, 2015

Twice each year, all the major TV production houses bring critics to Beverly Hills, Calif. to introduce their latest shows. This summer, the sheer volume of new, scripted material is overwhelming.

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5 Things We Learned From ShondaLand

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Tuesday's Television Critics Association press tour presentations from ABC wrapped up with a panel devoted to the network's scripted ace in the hole: Shonda Rhimes, who created Grey's Anatomy and Scandal and is an executive producer of How To Get Away With Murder. Rhimes and her producing partner, Betsy Beers, ...

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A Pig, A Frog And Two Producers: 'The Muppets' Talk About Returning To Prime Time

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Most of the panel discussions that happen at the Television Critics Association press tour currently underway in Beverly Hills have something critical in common: the panelists are humans. (Please hold your jokes about Hollywood. The critics in attendance have made them all.)

Tuesday morning, that all changed when ABC presented ...

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Tina Fey Accidentally Explains How Netflix Is Like Podcasting

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Tuesday was the first day of the summer press tour for the Television Critics Association. Press tour is an event that goes on for a couple of weeks, in which TV networks bring in personnel from their new shows (and sometimes their existing shows) for panel press conferences where the ...

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Pop Culture Happy Hour: 'Trainwreck' And 'Ant-Man'

Friday, July 24, 2015

This week brings two summer movies into our field of vision: an unconventional romantic comedy and a shrunken (in the good way) superhero adventure.

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Too Good To Be True: TV Reporter Was In On Magicians' Photobomb

Friday, July 24, 2015

It had all the elements of an Internet hit: Two magicians hijack a TV news update, performing in the background behind an oblivious reporter. The video quickly went viral in Britain — but then it emerged that the Sky News team was in on the joke.

Both Sky News and ...

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