Matt Damon as Astronaut Mark Watney in The Martian.
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October 9, 2015 On this week's show, we chat about The Martian, consider other stories that enlighten us about the work people do, and — as always — offer up what's making us happy this week.
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Michaela Watkins plays Valerie in Hulu's Casual.
October 7, 2015 The new Hulu comedy-drama gets much of its power from veteran actress Michaela Watkins' smart performance as a newly separated woman who moves in with her emotionally underdeveloped brother.
From Slaughterhouse 90210.
October 7, 2015 Maris Kreizman's clever, slyly provocative book suggests that what we think of as art and what we think of as entertainment have much to say to each other.
Ms. Marvel comics.
October 2, 2015 This week's show has Ms. Marvel, terrible television, live show news, and a lot of laughing, not to mention what's making us happy this week.
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Linda and Glen look forward to watching Supergirl, the new CBS series starring Melissa Benoist.
September 25, 2015 This week, a big fall movie update from Toronto, plus our annual futile effort to predict the future of fall shows.
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Tom Bergeron goofs around amiably with Kermit The Frog on the first episode of ABC's new The Muppets, premiering Tuesday night.
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September 22, 2015 Oddly enough, the best understanding of the best tone for a new Muppet project comes from Elizabeth Banks, Tom Bergeron and Josh Groban.
Viola Davis poses with her Emmy on Sunday night.
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September 21, 2015 Despite single-network dominance that could seem a little dull, Sunday's Emmys brought great stories and some very stirring speeches.
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September 17, 2015 NPR's Audie Cornish talks with NPR's film critic Bob Mondello and pop culture blogger Linda Holmes about the films they loved — and didn't — at Toronto International Film Festival.
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Matt Damon plays an astronaut accidentally abandoned on Mars in Ridley Scott and Drew Goddard's The Martian.
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September 13, 2015 Three days and 13 films in, we've got the good word on Matt Damon, Jake Gyllenhaal, Helen Mirren and lots more.
August 30, 2015 We've spent two weeks looking at the state of television, and now it's time to ask some questions about where it's going from here.
August 28, 2015 Television coverage is in more places than ever, doing more work than ever, involving more people than ever. In that way, it's a lot like the medium it's analyzing.
Oscar Isaac and Carla Quevedo star in the HBO miniseries Show Me A Hero.
August 28, 2015 This week's show has HBO, summer box office, pop songs and summer songs, television we forgot to tell you about, and a lot more. It's just packed — just like summer.
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August 27, 2015 Sure, the landscape of television has changed a lot in recent years. But some shows just recur over and over again, and it seems they always will.
The "YouTube" logo. Perhaps you've seen it.
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August 26, 2015 Traditional television providers love YouTube. They also have to be nervous about it, given how popular it is.
August 24, 2015 We're supposed to be in the new golden age of television, but that doesn't mean it doesn't still face a certain slippery stigma for some people.
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