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Same old tune

Television | NBC’s Perfect Harmony relies on tired stereotypes about rural America
by Laura Finch
Posted 10/10/19, 10:51 am

In movies and TV, one story premise seems used more often than most others: A new director takes over a music program, a football program, a literature department, etc. The latest example is NBC’s Perfect Harmony, a Thursday night comedy about a struggling church choir.

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Game of Thrones takes final bow at Emmys

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/23/19, 11:36 am

The HBO fantasy series Game of Thrones dominated the prime-time Emmy Awards for the last time Sunday night. The show, which ended earlier this year, took home a record-tying 12 awards, including best drama series and best supporting actor in a drama for cast member Peter Dinklage. HBO programs won 34 total awards, more than streaming rivals Netflix, which won 27, and Amazon, which took home 15, including best comedy series for Fleabag.

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Battles at the bench

Television | Romantic entanglements and a kooky trial weigh down All Rise
by Bob Brown
Posted 9/12/19, 03:53 pm

It seems there are nearly as many TV shows about lawyers as there are lawyers. Few represent the craft honestly. (I’m talking about the TV shows.) The pilot of the new CBS legal drama All Rise doesn’t make a strong case for watching additional episodes. Romantic entanglements and a kooky trial clutter a promising premise. What All Rise needs is order in the courtroom. Better yet: Law & Order in the courtroom.

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