Category Archives: Madness

Cutthroat Diversity

HBO original drama Game of Thrones premieres its penultimate season tonight.

#Thrones season 8 scripts are out, with no release date set.

rottentomatoes: 95%

metacritic: 80

imdb: 9.5

emmys: 38 wins

***SPOILERS AHEAD***



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Communal Rapport

ABC Network‘s PR/political thriller drama Scandal dropped s6e2 this Thursday.

Scandal was recently renewed for a 7th season.

Rottentomatoes: 95%

Metacritic: 64

IMDb: 7.9

Emmys: 2 wins

***SPOILERS AHEAD***



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Perpetual Luminescence

FX Networks‘ OG comedic ensemble series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia premieres its 12th season this Wednesday.

Always Sunny has been renewed for 13th and 14th seasons.

Rottentomatoes: 98%

Metacritic: 64

IMDb: 8.8

Emmys: 3 nominations

***SPOILERS AHEAD***



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Cordial Incarceration

Netflix, Orange is the New Black

Netflix prison comedy drama Orange is the New Black premiered its fourth season this Friday June 17th and all episodes are available for binge viewing here.



Rottentomatoes: 95%

Metacritic: 79

IMDb: 8.3

Emmys: 4 wins 16 nominations

The Emmy Awards should probably decide if this is a comedy or drama.  They ran it as a comedy series in 2014 and switched to drama in 2015.



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Immortal Affection

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Victorian horror series Penny Dreadful premieres its 3rd season two weeks from tonight and will feature a fresh rendition of Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic mad-scientist manifesto The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

Penny dreadfuls” were a 19th-century London publishing phenomenon that featured a mass influx of cheap, illustration-heavy horror-based drama pieces.


Honorable mention : Rory Kinnear : John Clare : Penny Dreadful

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Penny Dreadful is an elegant and clever amalgam of 17th century horror classics most notably : Mary Shelley’s Dr. Frankenstein,  Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Grey, among others.

The show focuses mainly on ***madness*** or : the tragic existence of a kindhearted Vanessa Ives who unwillingly serves as a conduit for the abstract notion of the apocalypse or “end of days”.

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

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Of a Strange and Distant Time

Strangers in Strange Lands

A gypsy of a strange and distant time
Travelling in panic all direction blind
Aching for the warmth of a burning sun
Freezing in the emptiness of where he’d come from

Left without a hope of coming home.
Gypsy — Moody Blues

He didn’t want to be a gypsy, he wasn’t really a gypsy by nature, but he left without a hope of coming home.

The world and himself made him a gypsy, an exile: a stranger in strange lands.

But he did push for the burning sun.  It technically is called RADIATION.  Order AND Disorder.

Lichtquant — Albert Einstein
A Photon — a light quantum

And every one, except one of his mentors, his older fellow exiles, including Einstein, eventually disagreed with Teller Ede, making him an exile three times: a stranger in strange lands, all his life.

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