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Netflix’s ‘Godless’ Is The Best Western Of 2017 [Bingeworthy™ Breakdown]

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After “The Punisher,” and “Stranger Things” “Alias Grace,” and “Mindhunter,” Netflix is on a serious roll of quality programming and therefore the Bingeworthy™ Breakdown is back and busier than ever.

This week, we’re looking at Scott Frank’s western “Godless.” Scott Frank is known for writing “Minority Report,” “Logan,” ‘Get Shorty” and for directing “The Lookout” and “A Walk Among The Tombstones.” The self-contained, seven episode mini-series stars Jeff Daniels, Jack O’Connell (“Starred Up”), Michelle Dockery (“Downton Abbey”) and Scoot McNairy (“Halt And Catch Fire”).

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‘Godless’ Review: Merritt Wever Gets a Gun in Netflix’s Grand Ol’ Feminist Western

Many who watch Merritt Wever impatiently pull a gun on an old man who yells at her nephew one too many times — meaning, he yells at the kid once — will wish the series around her had an equally expeditious attitude. Wever’s character, Mary Agnes, is done finding bliss in the “child bearing and caregiving” ways of her fellow women. She dresses as she pleases, seeing no practical purpose for a corset. She dates who she wants to date — a woman — and generally does what she wants to do; mainly, outsmarting, outdrawing, and out-performing most men who dare dismiss her because she’s not ladylike enough.

In short, she’s not one for delayed gratification, hiding behind custom, or wasting time in general, so when a loudmouthed man raises his voice to the wrong child at the wrong time, out comes her gun. And within seconds, Mary Agnes gets what she wants.
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‘Godless’ Review: Merritt Wever Gets a Gun in Netflix’s Grand Ol’ Feminist Western

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Many who watch Merritt Wever impatiently pull a gun on an old man who yells at her nephew one too many times — meaning, he yells at the kid once — will wish the series around her had an equally expeditious attitude. Wever’s character, Mary Agnes, is done finding bliss in the “child bearing and caregiving” ways of her fellow women. She dresses as she pleases, seeing no practical purpose for a corset. She dates who she wants to date — a woman — and generally does what she wants to do; mainly, outsmarting, outdrawing, and out-performing most men who dare dismiss her because she’s not ladylike enough.

In short, she’s not one for delayed gratification, hiding behind custom, or wasting time in general, so when a loudmouthed man raises his voice to the wrong child at the wrong time, out comes her gun. And within seconds, Mary Agnes gets what she wants.
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‘Godless’ Trailer: Frank Griffin Is On A Murderous Mission

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Next week, Thanksgiving arrives, which will leave you with plenty of time to crash on the couch. And if you don’t feel like going out, Netflix has a must-see limited series that will help you digest all that turkey.

Scott Frank‘s “Godless” will be saddling up, and it’s bringing a terrific cast and premise to the small screen. Jeff Daniels, Michelle Dockery, Jack O’Connell, Scoot McNairy, Sam Waterston, and Kim Coates star in the series which is set in a mining town in the Old West made up entirely of women, where an outlaw attempts to hunt down his former protege.

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Michelle Dockery Fearless & “Stone Cold” In New ‘Godless’ Trailer From Netflix

Exclusive: "I looked you in the eye and you don't seem so stone cold to me," a confident Michelle Dockery tells Jack O'Connell in the new trailer for Netflix's upcoming Godless. Set to launch on the streaming service on November 22, the Western drama based in a mining town run by women has a lot of guns, a lot of churches and a lot of Jeff Daniels doing his badass best. The Scott Frank created limited series finds the Emmy winning Newsroom alum portraying ruthless outlaw…
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Before Weinstein: The Times’ Sexual Harassment Timeline Should Include Austin and Cinefamily Scandals

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Before Weinstein: The Times’ Sexual Harassment Timeline Should Include Austin and Cinefamily Scandals
By most estimations, The New York Times’ initial reporting on Harvey Weinstein’s decades of sexual harassment changed everything. That perspective includes the Times, which published a timeline on November 11 called “After Weinstein: A List of Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct and the Fallout for Each,” detailing the public outcry surrounding a range of public figures who have faced varying degrees of repercussions for their abhorrent treatment of women and men in recent weeks.

It’s a curious framing device, particular with regard to its start. While Weinstein may have been the tipping point, there was a palpable drum roll leading to his downfall.

From a broader cultural standpoint, the backlash against powerful men doing terrible things started with Hannibal Burress’ tossed-off remarks about Bill Cosby, and the ensuing process through which Cosby was shunned by the industry; later, the business threats to Fox News following reporting about years of
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Kathy Griffin Calls Out Netflix for Working With Louis C.K. After Turning Her Down

Kathy Griffin Calls Out Netflix for Working With Louis C.K. After Turning Her Down
Kathy Griffin has called out Netflix following the streaming platform’s decision to cancel a planned stand-up special from Louis C.K., though not for the reason you might expect. The actress and comedian responded to Netflix’s tweet about the situation with what some might consider fightin’ words this morning.

Read More:Rebel Wilson Accuses a ‘Male Star’ of Sexual Harassment: He ‘Asked Me Repeatedly to Stick My Finger Up His A—s’

“Yeah, hi. Remember we had a meeting I pitched you at least five different shows and a stand up special and some girl name Lisa said and I quote ‘well we already have Chelsea,’” Griffin tweeted earlier today; one might reasonably conclude that the Chelsea in question is Chelsea Handler, whose show “Chelsea” premiered on Netflix last year and has aired more than 100 episodes.

Read More:Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the
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Kathy Griffin Calls Out Netflix for Working With Louis C.K. After Turning Her Down

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Kathy Griffin Calls Out Netflix for Working With Louis C.K. After Turning Her Down
Kathy Griffin has called out Netflix following the streaming platform’s decision to cancel a planned stand-up special from Louis C.K., though not for the reason you might expect. The actress and comedian responded to Netflix’s tweet about the situation with what some might consider fightin’ words this morning.

Read More:Rebel Wilson Accuses a ‘Male Star’ of Sexual Harassment: He ‘Asked Me Repeatedly to Stick My Finger Up His A—s’

“Yeah, hi. Remember we had a meeting I pitched you at least five different shows and a stand up special and some girl name Lisa said and I quote ‘well we already have Chelsea,’” Griffin tweeted earlier today; one might reasonably conclude that the Chelsea in question is Chelsea Handler, whose show “Chelsea” premiered on Netflix last year and has aired more than 100 episodes.

Read More:Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the
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George Takei Is ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Accusation, Which He Says ‘Simply Did Not Occur’

George Takei Is ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Accusation, Which He Says ‘Simply Did Not Occur’
George Takei has denied sexually assaulting Scott R. Brunton, an accusation the former model says took place in 1981. Best known for playing Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek” and now an outspoken activist with a wide social-media presence, said in a series of tweets this morning that he is “as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.”

Read More:Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the Rumors’

“The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now,” he continued. “I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.” Brunton has accused Takei of groping him and attempting to remove his underwear while he was passed out on the actor’s couch.

Read More:Rebel Wilson Accuses a ‘Male Star’ of
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George Takei Is ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Accusation, Which He Says ‘Simply Did Not Occur’

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George Takei Is ‘Shocked and Bewildered’ by Sexual Assault Accusation, Which He Says ‘Simply Did Not Occur’
George Takei has denied sexually assaulting Scott R. Brunton, an accusation the former model says took place in 1981. Best known for playing Mr. Sulu on “Star Trek” and now an outspoken activist with a wide social-media presence, said in a series of tweets this morning that he is “as shocked and bewildered at these claims as you must feel reading them.”

Read More:Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the Rumors’

“The events he describes back in the 1980s simply did not occur, and I do not know why he has claimed them now,” he continued. “I have wracked my brain to ask if I remember Mr. Brunton, and I cannot say I do.” Brunton has accused Takei of groping him and attempting to remove his underwear while he was passed out on the actor’s couch.

Read More:Rebel Wilson Accuses a ‘Male Star’ of
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Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the Rumors’

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Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the Rumors’
Michelle Dockery has a Harvey Weinstein story of her own, one that the “Downton Abbey” star says took place midway through her tenure on the celebrated BBC drama. Though the former Lady Mary clarifies in a Guardian interview that “it was a very brief meeting” during which “nothing much happened,” she still remembers “feeling un-com-fort-able.”

Read More:Rebel Wilson Accuses a ‘Male Star’ of Sexual Harassment: He ‘Asked Me Repeatedly to Stick My Finger Up His A—s’

Dockery says that, since the first few stories about Weinstein broke, sexual harassment has been “the only conversation in town. Oh yeah, everyone’s talking about it. And I have huge admiration for those women who have come forward.” Asked whether she was surprised by any of the allegations, her response is unequivocal: “No. I’d heard the rumours.”

Read More:‘Supergirl’ Producer Andrew Kreisberg Suspended as Warner Bros. Investigates Sexual Harassment
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Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the Rumors’

Michelle Dockery’s ‘Uncomfortable’ Harvey Weinstein Encounter: ‘I’d Heard the Rumors’
Michelle Dockery has a Harvey Weinstein story of her own, one that the “Downton Abbey” star says took place midway through her tenure on the celebrated BBC drama. Though the former Lady Mary clarifies in a Guardian interview that “it was a very brief meeting” during which “nothing much happened,” she still remembers “feeling un-com-fort-able.”

Read More:Rebel Wilson Accuses a ‘Male Star’ of Sexual Harassment: He ‘Asked Me Repeatedly to Stick My Finger Up His A—s’

Dockery says that, since the first few stories about Weinstein broke, sexual harassment has been “the only conversation in town. Oh yeah, everyone’s talking about it. And I have huge admiration for those women who have come forward.” Asked whether she was surprised by any of the allegations, her response is unequivocal: “No. I’d heard the rumours.”

Read More:‘Supergirl’ Producer Andrew Kreisberg Suspended as Warner Bros. Investigates Sexual Harassment
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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Reveals That She Considers Herself a Widow After the Sudden 2015 Death of Her Fiancé

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Downton Abbey's Michelle Dockery Reveals That She Considers Herself a Widow After the Sudden 2015 Death of Her Fiancé
Former Downton Abbey star Michelle Dockery revealed in a new interview that she considers herself a widow after the shocking death of her fiancé John Dineen.

“I refer to myself as a widow, yes,” Dockery said in a new interview with The Guardian. “We were engaged, and married at heart, and so I do consider myself a widow.

“That’s the first time I’ve said that, and it’s a bit of a relief to say so,” the British actress added, saying it helped her connect with her Good Behavior character Alice.

Dineen, who worked as a commercial public relations executive,
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Michelle Dockery: 'I consider myself a widow'

After five years in Downton Abbey, Michelle Dockery is back – playing a gun-toting rancher and a ruthless TV exec. She talks typecasting, the Weinstein effect and the sudden death of her fiance

If Michelle Dockery’s latest role had been written in the last 12 months, the part might look like a lazily drawn cliche. She is about to appear at the National Theatre in a stage adaptation of the film Network, playing Diana, a savagely ambitious TV executive (played by Faye Dunaway in the original), whose editorial and commercial values would be indistinguishable from those found at Fox News today. Despite being written long before cable news was even invented, it eerily foretells reality TV, viral videos, ratings wars, YouTube terrorism clips, fake news and the triumph of sensation over truth.

Her co-star is Bryan Cranston, playing an ageing presenter with plummeting ratings, about to be fired by his failing TV station.
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Ann Dowd Won an Emmy, But ‘Good Behavior’ Finally Let Her Get Glam on Camera — Turn It On Podcast

Ann Dowd Won an Emmy, But ‘Good Behavior’ Finally Let Her Get Glam on Camera — Turn It On Podcast
Ann Dowd is known for ferocious characters, including recent turns on “The Leftovers” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But TNT’s “Good Behavior” is giving her something different to play with: a saucy FBI agent who knows how to enjoy the finer things in life.

“I’m not offered roles often like this,” Dowd said. “The fact that I would have eyelashes and makeup and pretty hair and a manicure — I’d never been considered in that way — to tell you what that meant to me. I’m always thinking, ‘You gotta lose 50 pounds, no one’s going to consider you for this or that.’ And then this role came along, and on top of it all, she’s funny. I was taken by the hand in the best way to find this character.”

Read More:The Case for Ann Dowd: Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon on Why the Lone
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Ann Dowd Won an Emmy, But ‘Good Behavior’ Finally Let Her Get Glam on Camera — Turn It On Podcast

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Ann Dowd Won an Emmy, But ‘Good Behavior’ Finally Let Her Get Glam on Camera — Turn It On Podcast
Ann Dowd is known for ferocious characters, including recent turns on “The Leftovers” and “The Handmaid’s Tale.” But TNT’s “Good Behavior” is giving her something different to play with: a saucy FBI agent who knows how to enjoy the finer things in life.

“I’m not offered roles often like this,” Dowd said. “The fact that I would have eyelashes and makeup and pretty hair and a manicure — I’d never been considered in that way — to tell you what that meant to me. I’m always thinking, ‘You gotta lose 50 pounds, no one’s going to consider you for this or that.’ And then this role came along, and on top of it all, she’s funny. I was taken by the hand in the best way to find this character.”

Read More:The Case for Ann Dowd: Justin Theroux and Carrie Coon on Why the Lone
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in November, and The Best Episodes of Each

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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in November, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Godless” Season 1 (available November 22)

Why Should I Watch It? “Godless” reunites the duo behind “Out of Sight”: Scott Frank (who wrote the 1998 crime romance starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez) pens and directs the new seven-episode limited series, while Steven Soderbergh serves as an executive producer. Aside from these two acclaimed artists (Frank also wrote “Minority Report” and “Logan”), the Netflix original stars Emmy winner Jeff Daniels, Emmy winner Merritt Wever, Emmy nominee Michelle Dockery, and future winner of all the awards, Scoot McNairy. Throw in a classic Western story about a notorious criminal (Daniels) with a gang of outlaws who seek vengeance on a former member (Jack O’Connell) holed up in a mining town governed by women, and “Godless” has all the makings of a great genre entry with all the right modern touches.

Best Episode: Reviews are embargoed until November 15, so we can’t say which
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7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in November, and The Best Episodes of Each

7 New Netflix Shows to Binge in November, and The Best Episodes of Each
1. “Godless” Season 1 (available November 22)

Why Should I Watch It? “Godless” reunites the duo behind “Out of Sight”: Scott Frank (who wrote the 1998 crime romance starring George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez) pens and directs the new seven-episode limited series, while Steven Soderbergh serves as an executive producer. Aside from these two acclaimed artists (Frank also wrote “Minority Report” and “Logan”), the Netflix original stars Emmy winner Jeff Daniels, Emmy winner Merritt Wever, Emmy nominee Michelle Dockery, and future winner of all the awards, Scoot McNairy. Throw in a classic Western story about a notorious criminal (Daniels) with a gang of outlaws who seek vengeance on a former member (Jack O’Connell) holed up in a mining town governed by women, and “Godless” has all the makings of a great genre entry with all the right modern touches.

Best Episode: Reviews are embargoed until November 15, so we can’t say which
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Best Movies and TV to Stream in November: 'Punisher,' Spike Lee and More

Best Movies and TV to Stream in November: 'Punisher,' Spike Lee and More
Is it us, or does Netflix seem to be making a concerted bid to straight-up own November? It's launching a pair of expensive-looking period-set miniseries, a long-anticipated Marvel spin-off, a sophomore run for one of the best TV cult comedies of the past 10 years and their big-league awards contender film of the year. (Consider this a warning shot for 2018, during which Netflix will spend a projected $8 billion on new original content.) Meanwhile, Hulu's getting in the Marvel business as well as sending Josh Hutcherson back in time, while Amazon unveils
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Michelle Dockery's Letty Has Heart to Heart With Estelle on 'Good Behavior' (Exclusive Clip)

Michelle Dockery's Letty Has Heart to Heart With Estelle on 'Good Behavior' (Exclusive Clip)
On the TNT series, Michelle Dockery plays Letty, who is on the run from the FBI just as she was heading toward a new life with Javier (Juan Diego Botto) and her son Jacob (Nyles Julian). But as fans know, one deal always leads to another problem. In Et's exclusive clip from season two's upcoming episode, Letty has a heart to heart with her mother, Estelle (Lusia Strus), about where things stand with her and Javier.

In an interview with Et, the former Downton Abbey star said that shunning crime and settling into a normal family life would be difficult for Letty, whose complicated relationship with Estelle is also further explored this season. “Letty has a tumultuous background,” Dockery explained. “From the moment she could find her independence, she was on a rampage, wanting to rebel. I love the grifter in her, the sense of survival. She’s super-intelligent, and that makes her an outsider. It’s impossible
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