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TV Q&A with Rob Owen

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This week's TV Q&A (after the "Read more" jump below) responds to questions about “Those Who Kill,” “Family Feud” and “Farm Kings.” As always, thanks for reading and keep the questions coming.

- Rob Owen, Post-Gazette TV writer

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'Game of Thrones' re-imagined and a 'GOT' jewelry line

Thursday, 20 March 2014 09:24 AM Written by

GOT jewelry"Game of Thrones" fans desperate for the new season to arrive on April 6 can bide their time with a Bad Lip Reading parody of the HBO fantasy that goes on a little too long but is still pretty funny for the way BLR has reimagined some of the characters as stars of a theme-park set movie comedy called "Medieval Land Fun-Time World."

And then, of course, there's also "Game of Thrones" jewelry, because, why not?

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TV review: 'Doll & Em' on HBO

Wednesday, 19 March 2014 01:11 PM Written by

emily mortimerHBO's "Doll & Em" (10 and 10:30 tonight) seems like one of the network's slighter efforts. 

HBO didn't preview it at press tour, the show isn't airing in the prestige HBO Sunday night line-up and promotion for it has been scant.

It's almost like they picked it up to stay in business with actress Emily Mortimer, who co-created and writes the series. She's also a series regular on HBO's "The Newsroom."

A six-episode comedy that will see episodes air back-to-back from 10-11 on Wednesdays for three weeks, "Doll & Em" stars real-life best friends Mortimer and Dolly Wells ("Bridget Jones' Diary").

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More witches on the way to TV in WGN's 'Salem'

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 10:20 AM Written by

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In January I wrote a little about WGN America's first scripted series, "Salem" (April 20th), and now there's a trailer for what looks like a crazy (possibly crazy-fun) witch series.

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TV review: 'The 100' on The CW

Monday, 17 March 2014 07:49 PM Written by

100 blog topThe CW’s “The 100” (9 p.m. Wednesday, WPCW) is the latest in a long line of “Lost” imitators but it’s also one of the better efforts.

A cross between “Lost” and “Lord of the Flies” – with a dash of “Earth 2”-style, colonization sci-fi – “The 100” posits a future where a nuclear apocalypse left Earth uninhabitable and sent humans to live on space stations. After 97 years, 100 young prisoners on the last remaining space station, called “the Ark,” get sent back to Earth as guinea pigs to test its inhabitability.

The show splits its time between the adults back on the space station, which is dying, and the teens on Earth, but the show’s heart clearly lies with the young cast.

Natural-born leader Clarke (Eliza Taylor) wants to follow the instructions of her mother, Abby (Paige Turco, “Damages”), to go find Mt. Weather, where a store of food may exist. But some of her fellow explorers would rather party.

Daredevil and potential love interest Finn (Thomas McDonell) prefers to tease Clarke. Rival leader Bellamy (Bob Morley) is all about protecting his sister, Octavia (Marie Avgeropoulos), at any cost.

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