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Why Jordan Peele is the Perfect Choice to Reboot The Twilight Zone

I will never forget the first time I saw the trailer for Get Out: the audaciousness of the basic concept – Stepford Wives with race – as well as the is-it-a-comedy-or-isn’t-it tone was such a mind-blower that I immediately texted my friend who works for Blumhouse, the production company …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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Is YouTube TV Finally Worth It?

Saddle up, cord cutters. Your life just became slightly less inconvenient. YouTube TV will now work on Roku devices, which means you can watch over 40 channels of live entertainment through your set-top box. Does that make YouTube TV more appealing? Sure. Does that make YouTube TV worth $35 a month? Ehhhhhhhhh.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Stream The Grammys Without a TV

The Grammys are changing locations this year, taking place in New York City rather than their typical home in Los Angeles. They’re also coming a bit earlier than normal. While the show typically happens mid-February, this year it’s happening this weekend to avoid competing with the Winter Olympics.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Buy a Cheap 4K TV

This is the year. As much as we’ve postured about 4K TVs getting almost cheap enough and 4K content getting almost easy enough to access, this is the year that it’s finally happened. You can buy an excellent 4K TV with HDR support for less than $700, and find stuff to watch on any streaming […]

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What The Good Place Can Teach You About Morality

Despite its quirky humor and overly lit sets, The Good Place manages to tackle some of the biggest moral quandaries life has to offer each episode by teaching lessons with some very real philosophy. Watching through it, I can’t help but feel like the show makes for an excellent, if basic, intro to moral philosophy…Read […]

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What Cordcutter TV Service Should You Get?

Cord-cutting has always been the promise of streaming video, and we’re finally getting to the point where streaming the boobtube is better than paying for a cable subscription. Indeed, according to a recent report, 61 percent of young adults use streaming as their primary method of watching TV. But with the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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What Cordcutter TV Service Should You Get?

Cord-cutting has always been the promise of streaming video, and we’re finally getting to the point where streaming the boobtube is better than paying for a cable subscription. Indeed, according to a recent report, 61 percent of young adults use streaming as their primary method of watching TV. But with the…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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The Bechdel Test, and Other Media Representation Tests, Explained

In the latest episode of Rick & Morty alternative The Simpsons, guest star Alison Bechdel describes her famous Bechdel test for films: Do two female characters have at least one conversation that’s not about a man? Marge immediately brings up Homer, provoking Bechdel’s FAIL animation, shown here in handy exploitable…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Make Sense of “Rick and Morty” With This Character Timeline Chart

After three seasons of alternate timelines and deep-cut callbacks, the Adult Swim comedy Rick and Morty is complicated enough that you might need to consult this character timeline chart. It tracks every significant or named character from the series so far, marking their appearances and deaths.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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