‘Game of Thrones’ season 5 will be at its biggest yet with the first trailer debuting in IMAX format, but there’s nothing like the real thing up close. Preview “A Day in the Life” with new footage and details of HBO’s forthcoming behind-the-scenes special, hitting February 8!
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Benedict Cumberbatch! He has a funny name! And, to his immense credit, the Oscar nominee appears to have a pretty good sense of humor about said funny name.
Welcome back to another installment of the Monday Morning Critic. In this space each week, I’ll be looking at the week that was in addition to the week ahead in television. The format will shift each week, as the world of TV will dictate the form and content of each piece. In this week’s installment: two reviews and a hail of TV-related thoughts in bulleted form.
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its 12th installment in “What the Little Bird Told Him,” as Gordon reclaims his old job to track down escaped Arkham inmate Jack Gruber, while Fish finally makes her move on Carmine Falcone, and Penguin finds himself caught in a compromising position.
We don’t yet know when Netflix will dust off ‘Arrested Development’ for another season (despite what certain stars might say), but Will Arnett certainly isn’t hurting for work at the streaming service. Following the success of ‘BoJack Horseman,’ Netflix has officially ordered Will Arnett’s new guru comedy ‘Flaked’ for a full season in 2016.
Some of the best episodes of ‘Girls’ have taken Hannah out of her comfort zone and away from New York, whether that’s back home to visit her parents or going with Jessa to visit her absentee father. Moving Hannah to Iowa to attend the renowned Writers’ Workshop is an incredibly wise decision, not just for its potential to shift dynamics between characters or create new plot paths, but also because it immerses Hannah in a new world where she doesn’t know anyone—here we see Hannah differently, not surrounded by anyone or any places she knows; we see her the way others might see her.
FX’s ‘American Horror Story’ has admittedly struggled a bit in recent seasons, ‘Freak Show’ displaying some initial promise over the directionless ‘Coven,’ but similarly losing steam before this week’s coming finale. Now, with a fifth season confirmed for the fall, FX brass says claims the next cycle may reinvent the series far more than any previous.
FX’s ‘Fargo’ season 2 dropped a tundra full of new cast members on us the other week, but the latest addition to the snowy series might trump them all. Speaking from the TCA, FX heads offered new details on the second season of FX’s Emmy-winning ‘Fargo,’ including period themes to be explored, and a juicy part for future president Ronald Reagan himself.
Louis C.K. years earlier broke our hearts with the news that FX’s ‘Louie’ season 4 would be pushed to 2014, and while season 5 will have its own caveat of reduced episodes, we’ll have the Emmy-winning dramedy back even sooner than we hoped. ‘Louie’ season 5 has set its official April premiere, while FX has also plotted the debuts of Billy Crystal’s ‘The Comedians’ and 2014 breakout ‘You’re the Worst.’
Kevin Hart may have spent the past few years becoming one of the biggest movie and comedy stars in America, but last night’s ‘SNL’ proved that the ‘Ride Along’ and ‘The Wedding Ringer’ star is entirely unafraid to make fun of himself. Hart made for a strong guest host, capable of playing variations on himself and new characters quite well. However, one sketch made direct fun of his public image and personality and he went right along with it.