“The Big Bang Theory” And Why the Best Comedies Are Also The Best Dramas

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By Josh Axelrod

The Emmy Awards used the hype surrounding Oscar week to mask its big announcement about reforming its categories. In addition to revamping what’s considered a mini-series and expanding its comedy and drama categories from six to seven nominees, it also set a strange precedent for what is now considered a comedy and a drama.

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A to Z S1E2: B Is for Big Glory

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By Sarah Jezior 

“A to Z” is a show reminiscent of the Golden Age of rom coms. You know what I’m talking about: Meg Ryan, Sandy Bullock, Julia Roberts. Their movies had characters who were charming and flawed and interesting, and plot lines that perfectly blended reality with whimsy. These days we get adapted Nicholas Sparks novels, which are barely interesting enough for an inflight airplane movie.

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Celebrities Warn Against the Dangers of Binge-Watching TV

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By Josh Axelrod 

Here at Binge Central, we’re all about TV. But sometimes it’s important to take a step back and remember that while having good taste in TV is more important than breathing, there are some dangers that lurk beneath the world of serialized entertainment. Amy Poehler, Alyson Hannigan, Taylor Schilling and a multitude of other TV stars are here to remind you that binge watching can sometimes, shockingly, not be the best thing for you: Continue reading

Where Have All the Good TV Dads Gone?

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By Josh Axelrod

It’s easy to spot the worst dads on TV. They’re usually pretty in your face with their awful parenting techniques.

Let’s see, we have…

  • Tywin Lannister, who spawned three children that hate his guts. Two of his children started hooking up, which is frowned upon even in Westeros. Tywin also mercilessly berated poor Tyrion until he snapped and *Spoiler Alert* pumped a couple arrows into his father’s chest.
  • Don Draper, who only acted like a parent when he didn’t have a choice. He scarred poor Sally for life when she walked in on him screwing the neighbor’s wife.
  • Ted Mosby, who spent NINE YEARS telling his kids the story of how he met their mother, only to turn around and ask out their “Aunt” Robin. He wins my Creeper of the Year award.
  • Nicholas Brody, who brought death and destruction back with him from Afghanistan. To be fair, he might have been Father of the Year before he left for the Middle East, but, like Walter White, his actions since “Homeland” began leave much to be desired

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