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Binge-watching detracts from TV-viewing experience


Valentine’s Day and the long weekend for President’s Day made last weekend perfect for bingeing. No, I don’t mean the type of bingeing where you drown your loneliness and sorrow in a box of chocolate; I mean binge-watching “House of Cards.” The highly-anticipated second season of the political drama premiered in its entirety on Netflix […]

Paget Brewster’s return to ‘Criminal Minds’ finds rare success


“People always leave,” were the famous words of One Tree Hill’s Peyton Sawyer. But the problem with TV shows isn’t that actor’s leave — it’s that shows try to bring them back. Wednesday  Marked the 200th episode of CBS’s Criminal Minds which also saw the return of Paget Brewster’s Emily Prentiss. From the moment Brewster […]

Big budget films rely on visuals


Vince Gilligan, the creator of Breaking Bad, came to visit USC on Tuesday for the “Writing Presents…” series. Amid amusing anecdotes about actor Aaron Paul (who plays Jesse Pinkman on the show) and pink teddy bears (it’s a long story), he made a point to discuss the change in the movie industry. Gilligan argued what […]

Twitter expedites spoilers


It’s hard, sometimes, being a fan of television on the West Coast and being on Twitter. Perhaps no night is more difficult than Sunday during the hours leading up to a new episode of Mad Men or Breaking Bad. To put it bluntly — my feed becomes a giant scroll of spoilers. To their credit, […]

TV still plagued by gender gap


There are dramatically fewer female writers than male writers working in the television industry, according to a new study released by the Writers Guild of America, West, which examined employment patterns for writers from the 2011-12 television season. In a world that seems to have progressed in the matter of gender equality, not only is […]