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Question: I know Gilmore Girls creator Amy Sherman-Palladino has said she hasn’t watched Season 7 and therefore didn’t see how hurt Richard and Emily were after the Paris elopement. But (Spoiler Alert!) after all the therapy and healing in the revival, how could Lorelai get married without her mom present again? —Katie
Ausiello: Get with the proverbial program, Katie. This issue was put to bed last week in my wide-ranging post mortem with As-p. Towards the end of the Q&A, »
Back in August, Westworld showrunner Lisa Joy clapped back at the accusation the show would use violence against women as a cheap, titillating plot device. During the HBO TCA presentation, Joy made it clear in no uncertain terms that exploring the depths of human depravity was not an exploitative gimmick for the series. “Sexual violence is an issue we take seriously; it's extraordinarily disturbing and horrifying […] It's about exploring the crime, establishing the crime and the torment of the characters within this story and exploring their stories hopefully with dignity and depth.” Now five episodes into the show, I feel confident in saying Westworld is delivering on that promise. Part of what makes Westworld so engrossing is it layers its themes like a delicious tiramisu of existential despair. Watching the hosts repeat their loops for several episodes (that damned can of condensed milk!) doubles as an uncomfortable metaphor for the banality of our daily lives. »
- Donna Dickens
Cheers to this casting news: Sitcom vet Kirstie Alley will be joining the ladies (and assorted gentlemen) of Scream Queens as a series regular in the Fox comedy’s upcoming second season, TVLine has learned.
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A far cry from the show’s original sorority setting, Season 2 — which premieres Tuesday, Sept. 20 at 9/8c — takes place at a hospital, one curiously owned by Jamie Lee Curtis’ character, a former college dean. Joining the original Queens in Season 2 are John Stamos and Taylor Lautner as a pair of handsome doctors with questionable ethics. »
3 items from 2016
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