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Ignorant Bliss

HBO dystopian drama The Leftovers premieres its third season tonight.

#Theleftovers is based on a novel of the same name and will conclude after its third season.

rottentomatoes: 90%

metacritic: 65

imdb: 8.0

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Acute Adversity

Netflix‘s episodic rendition of Lemony Snicket’s a Series of Unfortunate Events premiered last week.

Unfortunate Events season 2 is already under way.

Rottentomatoes: 92%

Metacritic: 81

IMDb: 8.6

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Munitions Merchant

BBC/AMCtv espionage thriller mini-series The Night Manager acquired a trio of acting honors at the Golden Globes last week.

The Night Manager is based on the 1993 novel of the same name.

Rottentomatoes: 92%

Metacritic: 82

IMDb: 8.2

Emmys: 2 wins

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Raw Eloquence

Veep, HBO

Twelve-time Emmy Award winning HBO comedy series Veep airs the third episode of its 5th season tonight off the back of winning its first:

Outstanding Comedy Series – 2015

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series – 2015

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series – 2015

*** Spoilers ahead *** *** Happy Mother’s Day!***


Rottentomatoes : 90%

Metacritic : 72

Emmys: 12 Wins 26 Nominations


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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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