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Nicholas DeLorenzo

television writer/social assassin

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I might have shown some displeasure with how Skyler’s character was treated in the beginning part of this season (read: there was definitely displeasure). Even halfway through this episode, her seemingly never-ending series of zombie-like trances were beginning to border on comical. But then, following her “call-for-help” impromptu swim, we

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Honestly, Louie is really difficult to write about sometimes. I feel like a frued trying to get inside Louis C.K.’s head, mostly because he’s much, much smarter than me. The fact that there’s no continuity doesn’t help, so all the stuff I mentioned last week about his new girlfriend Tape Recorder will

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“Just because you shot Jesse James, don’t make you Jesse James.” — Mike Walt figured that with Gus out of the picture, he’d be free to reign over Albuquerque as the new drug lord no questions asked. But, of course, in the Breaking Bad universe, nothing is so cut and dry.

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As with many of Louie’s two-part episodes, each installment examines a different side of a particular issue. In Part One, it’s mostly about Louie’s quest for love and though we meet this girl, it’s all presented through his point of view. We don’t really get to know her until the

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The best dramas are able to hinge huge events — usually life altering ones — on single decisions made by its characters. Breaking Bad was able to display this perfectly in its season 2 storyline, where a series of decisions by Walt ultimately led to the plane crash tragedy. At

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The Primetime Emmys are supposed to represent the cream of the crop when it comes to honoring the year’s best television programs, and before I go any further, I’d like to say that for the most part, the academy did a good job with its nominations. Still, The Emmys tend to

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Of all the recurring themes to pop up in Louie, the one that C.K. seems to gravitate towards the most is his character’s love life — or more specifically, lack there of. This is no coincidence, considering C.K. got divorced from his real life wife in 2008, and event that

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[Allow me first to apologize for the lateness of this post. I was on vacation and couldn’t watch the premiere when it debuted. These recaps will be posted on Mondays from here forward. Also, this should go without saying, but below contains many spoilers from the episode and the series

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Tonight’s installment of Louie is literally a one-joke premise drawn out over an entire episode, consisting of a lengthy set up for the first 95 percent of the episode only for C.K. to revel the punchline in the final scene. When I put it like that, I admit, it doesn’t

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Calling tonight’s extended anecdote to open the episode involving the sweet moments Louie gets to share with his two adorable daughters a misdirection would be an understatement, considering it eventually spiraled into perhaps the most humiliating and vulgar account of his pathetic sex life to date. Most shows would never

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To call Louie the best comedy on television is mostly unfair. Sure, it may not have as many laughs-per-minute as perennial favorites Community or Parks and Recreation, or even newcomers Happy Endings or New Girl. But the honesty and unorthodox techniques behind Louie C.K.’s storytelling brings with it genuine, awkward, unexpected

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No matter how you thought the first season of Girls played out, there’s little argument that the show has damn near perfected the shockingly awkward moments and mistakes these characters make on a weekly basis. Part of the greatness lies in the fact that, more times than not, the characters on the

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The penultimate episode of the first season of Girls leaves our main characters (minus Shoshonna, but can we all agree that she doesn’t really count at this point?) at an appropriate turning point heading into next week’s season finale. They’ve all spent the season initiating change in their lives, but now comes

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Though Louis C.K.’s journey through the world of stand-up comedy has been a long and strange one, he has finally struck creative, critical, and commercial gold with FX’s LOUIE, which premieres its third season on Thursday, June 28 at 10:30 p.m. Cliche as it may sound, Louie is unlike any

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“What’s the deal with that guy? Is he, like, a great thinker, or just a total f—ing idiot?” — Jessa Adam has turned into perhaps Girls‘ most interesting character in the past few weeks. It was difficult to like him at first because of the way his and Hannah’s relationship

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For as strong as Girls has been in its first season, it’s always been a show about Hannah and her friends as apposed to a true ensemble. This has worked for the most part, with Marine, Jessa, and to a lesser extent Shoshanna acting as the proper character foils for

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