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I’m ESPN’s Jay Williams, and This Is How I Work

Jay Williams is one hell of a high school basketball coach. In 2003 Williams, a record-breaking player at Duke, cut short a promising career with the Chicago Bulls after a motorcycle accident. In the docuseries Best Shot, which premieres today on YouTube Red, Williams (now an ESPN host) becomes an assistant coach for…Read more… Continue […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 16, 2018

Netflix has been mysteriously quiet about the new docuseries Dark Tourist from New Zealand journalist and filmmaker David Farrier (July 20). Farrier made his name in the U.S. for exploring disturbing corners of the internet—see his haunting 2016 documentary Tickled and this creepy exploration of kids being exploited…Read more… Continue Reading at https://lifehacker.com

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Amusing ourselves to death: 12 theme parks where the danger is real

Summer is close to its halfway point, which if you’re responsible in any way for a school-aged child, means you’ve probably spent at least one hot, sticky afternoon waiting in interminable lines and wincing at the price of Dippin’ Dots already this year. (The goths, meanwhile, have been banished from Disneyland and…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What’s Coming and Going From Netflix the Week of July 2, 2018

Netflix didn’t stack its lineup with bingeable fare for the mid-week holiday, so you’ll have to content yourself with stalwarts from your queue if you’re planning to be an A/C hermit this 4th. (I’ll be diving into Mindhunter at long last.) Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…Read […]

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The best TV of 2018 so far

Disappointing season of your favorite prestige drama got you down? Let down by the big sitcom revival that promised to open up a dialogue, but just wound up taking potshots at easy (and vulnerable) targets while setting up a runway for Tim Allen’s Last Man Standing over at Old Man Murdoch’s place? A thousand Netflix…Read […]

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Alexa Is a Pretty Crappy TV Remote, for Now

Plenty of companies want to build the centerpiece for tomorrow’s smart home. Amazon has a head start, too. Tens of millions of Americans now own Echo devices, and Alexa now has tens of thousands of skills. Adding a voice assistant to any TV, I’ve always thought, could be a game changer. And now, Amazon’s Fire […]

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“We need to see more”: 5 queer TV creators discuss the present and future of LBGTQIA+ representation

On a recent Sunday night (June 10, to be exact), primetime viewers found themselves with multiple options for LGBTQIA+ stories: Pose, Vida, and Claws. And not only are all three on major cable networks, but they were all created by queer people.Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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The Simpsons vacation episodes, ranked

As it’s done with every other cornerstone of family sitcoms, The Simpsons has taken the vacation episode to new heights (and lows). In its 29 seasons—and counting—the animated series has journeyed to France, Australia, China, Iceland, and the town of Bronson, where even the children are stone-cold badasses. Over time,…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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I’m Ken Jennings, Author and ‘Jeopardy’ Champ, and This Is How I Parent 

Ken Jennings became famous the easy way—through an unprecedented 74-game victory streak worth $2.52 million on Jeopardy. Since that 2004 era, the affable quizmaster has gone on to co-host a podcast, become a beloved Twitter hero, write several books (including the newly released Planet Funny: How Comedy Took Over Our…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Request Your Favorite Shows and Movies on Netflix

News has been making the rounds this week about the Netflix secret request feature, which allows users to suggest movies and TV shows that aren’t currently available for streaming. The request page is hidden in Netflix help center, which is probably the reason why most users weren’t previously aware of it.Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here’s What’s Coming and Going From Netflix in June 2018

Glow is back! Glow is frickin’ back on June 29! Hot damn! Time to re-watch season 1, wherein Alison Brie, Marc Maron, and Betty Gilpin work out their feelings through the language of headlocks. When you’re done with that, here are all the new TV shows, movies, and stand-up specials coming to Netflix in June.Read […]

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Before TV revivals happened every day, Adult Swim turned Home Movies’ camera back on

Before NBC saved Brooklyn Nine-Nine, before full-scale original-cast revivals were a regular TV thing, even before rerun ratings and DVD sales pulled Family Guy and Futurama back off of the shelf, there was Home Movies. The humble animated comedy about an aspiring young filmmaker played by and named Brendon Small had…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Here are all the new shows you’ll see this fall, and when you’ll see them

After last week’s cancellations, pickups, and 11th-hour rescues, the broadcast networks are convening in New York this week for the annual TV ritual known as upfront presentations, in which America’s broadcasters announce their fall lineups to potential advertisers. This post will continue to update as those schedules…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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