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Alyssa Rosenberg (ThinkProgress) and Maureen Ryan (Huffington Post)

On Critic Proof, Alyssa and Maureen discuss the shocking season finale of Sons of Anarchy. Alyssa praises the show’s female characters, but Maureen raises some concerns. Maureen suggests that TV shows need to maintain a certain level of credibility, citing Homeland as another example of a show that tries her patience. Alyssa bemoans how exhausting and unnecessarily complex TV dramas are becoming, which leads to a discussion of how procedurals could be reinvigorated. Finally, they explore how the British model of shorter seasons allows for more flexible storytelling.

Recorded:Dec 4    Posted:Dec 5, 2012
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Critic Proof | Dec 5, 2012 | Alyssa Rosenberg & Maureen Ryan

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