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‘The Good Doctor’ and the Importance of Exploring Humor on the Spectrum

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[Editor’s Note: The following contains mild spoilers from “The Good Doctor” episode titled “Point Three Percent.”]

The Good Doctor” has been seen as an inspirational, feel-good drama, but it’s also surprisingly funny. The humor doesn’t stem from mocking Dr. Shaun Murphy (Freddie Highmore), a surgeon with autism and savant syndrome, but it is often involved in how his unique outlook on life is juxtaposed with a mainstream viewpoint.

In a Facebook Live conversation that Highmore had with Autism Society of America, the actor said, “I like the humor of the show. I think a lot of that comes from Shaun’s hopeful, optimistic outlook on life. He always tries to see the good in people. It’s nice to play a role in which you can be happy a lot of the time.”

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On the most recent episode, entitled “Point Three Percent,” Shaun is the »


- Hanh Nguyen

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Adult Swim to Stream New Interactive Series by Creators of ‘Unedited Footage of a Bear’

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Tune in tonight on AdultSwim.com to watch the first episode of a live and interactive experience by the Wham City collective: the same guys who created “Unedited Footage of a Bear,” “The Mirror,” “This House Has People in It,” and “Live Forever as You Are Now With Alan Resnick.”

The comedic troupe’s new project is called “The Cry of Mann” and it is an interactive mini-series comprised of eight episodes, the first of which will be streamed live tonight October 23 on AdultSwim.com/streams at 11 p.m. Et.

There will be a new episode every weekday this week through October 26 and next week from October 30 to November 2, also streaming live at 11 p.m. Et.

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Adult Swim has issued the following premise for this inventive mini-series has the following premise: “Tank Mann »


- Alberto Achar

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‘Stranger Things 2’ is a Completely Different Experience Than Season 1 Because of Everything Off-Screen

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“Stranger Things” was a slow-growing phenomenon. “Stranger Things 2” will be a three-day event. So whether you like the new episodes or not, “Things” has changed.

Like the blockbuster sequel to a surprise indie hit, budget isn’t the only difference since the world first discovered the little Netflix-show-that-could in 2016. Season 2 will be absorbed by our culture differently because it will be absorbed by individuals differently, and recognizing this fact before diving into “Stranger Things 2” is important for processing the nine new episodes.

Just think about one word: Barb. Before Season 1, Barb was just a shorter version of the formal “Barbara,” or perhaps a reference to a sharp retort. Now, Barb carries conflicting connotations for everyone who’s seen “Stranger Things”: There are Barb lovers, Barb haters, and those who never want to hear Barb’s name again because we can’t stop talking about Barb. The phenomenon that drove »


- Ben Travers

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’Star Trek: Discovery’: New Klingon Design Influenced by H.R. Giger and Bryan Fuller

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The new design for the Klingons in “Star Trek: Discovery” has been polarizing with fans. Some are intrigued by the new take on the bellicose alien species, while others decry what they perceived to be flouting canon. On the most recent “After Trek,” lead creature designer Neville Page and prosthetics/special FX makeup effects department head Glenn Hetrick explained that Bryan Fuller, who has since departed the show, was a huge influence on what the revamped Klingons look like.

“The biggest thing we did was we removed the hair,” Page said, which allowed the prosthetics department to reveal “detail on the back of the head… and the cool stuff underneath.”

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Page also revealed the signature ridges contain extra sensory receptors, and the spinal column grows up the back of the head, which is full of nerve endings. »


- Hanh Nguyen

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Kit Harington Apologizes For Those Pesky Comments About Men Experiencing Sexism

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It appears Kit Harington has been boning up on his feminist literature. The “Game of Thrones” star retracted and apologized for an earlier statement about men experiencing “sexism” in the entertainment industry. “[T]here’s a sexism that happens towards men…as well,” Harington told The Cut last year, prompting the ire of feminist writers and Jon Snow fans everywhere. Harington recently set the record straight, however, amending his statement with what sounds like genuine understanding and empathy.

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“I was wrong there, though,” he told The Guardian. “Sexism against men is not something I should have really said. I think what I meant was, being objectified.” He continued:

“At that time, I did feel objectified… I do think men can get objectified. I do feel I have been objectified in the past, »


- Jude Dry

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William Friedkin Is Developing ‘Killer Joe’ TV Series With ‘Million Dollar Baby’ Producer — Exclusive

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Opinions differ about the the turning point of Matthew McConaughey’s career, when he moved away from skippable romcoms into more challenging territory, but “Killer Joe” is a good place to start. William Friedkin’s pitch black comedy — his second feature based on a Tracy Letts play, after “Bug” — found McConaughey transforming his nice guy grin into the veneer of a deranged hired killer. Now, that killer might be coming to television, but it will need a new face.

Friedkin is currently developing a series based on his movie, but intends to have another actor play the lead role, he said in an interview over the weekend at the Lumiere Festival in Lyon, France. The filmmaker said he is working with producer Bobby Maresco (“Million Dollar Baby,” “Crash”) on developing a new take on the “Killer Joe” premise, moving the story from East Text trailer parks to upper class Houston. »


- Eric Kohn

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‘Stranger Things 2’ Review: Season 2 Is Nothing But a Good Time, But Bigger Isn’t Exactly Better

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Stranger Things 2” is big. Everything about it is big. Its story is big, its emotions are big, its music cues, homages, and characters are all big, big, big. With an additional episode, a handful of new faces, more money in the budget and inflated ideas to match, the sequel season to Netflix’s breakout original series is a conscious move to broaden its scope and lengthen its story. Season 2 takes a while to get going, and there are more growing pains other than additional setup, but the first season’s lively spirit perseveres for a largely thrilling adventure that’s hard not to enjoy.

All that bigness is somewhat fitting: After all, “bigger is better” is a time-honored rule for movie sequels, and “Stranger Things” Season 2 wants you to think of it as a movie — all the way down to its creators’ preferred title, “Stranger Things 2” (not “Stranger Things” Season 2). Whatever you call it, »


- Ben Travers

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‘Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders’ Trailer: Joe Berlinger Reexamines the Crime Made Famous by Truman Capote — Watch

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SundanceTV has released the full-length trailer for “Cold Blooded: The Clutter Family Murders,” Joe Berlinger’s docuseries about the crime that inspired Truman Capote’s “In Cold Blood.” That nonfiction novel (a phrase Capote coined) was adapted by Richard Brooks into an acclaimed drama starring Robert Blake and Scott Wilson, and Philip Seymour Hoffman won an Oscar for portraying its author in “Capote.”

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The quadruple murder took place in Holcomb, Kansas in 1959. Two men, Richard “Dick” Hickock and Perry Smith, entered the home of their victims in the belief that Herbert Clutter, the family patriarch, kept as much as $10,000 in his safe; there was less than $50 in the house. Clutter, his wife, and their two young children were all killed after being bound and gagged.

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- Michael Nordine

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Star on Delivering the Classic Two-Handed Punch and Those Crazy Fan Theories

22 hours ago

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 6, “Lethe.”]

Now that the mutineer has settled in, and the tardigrade was freed, “Star Trek: Discovery” has welcomed a new crew member to its ranks. On Sunday’s episode, Lt. Ash Tyler (Shazad Latif) came on board after escaping a Klingon prison ship with Captain Lorca (Jason Isaacs) last week. Although the larger and tougher Klingons were calling the shots, the two Starfleet officers teamed up in a miniature prison uprising, taking the guards by surprise and fighting their way free.

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“I think that moment of desperation, you hear stories of a mother lifting a car because of adrenaline in a desperate moment, if you need to escape you find a way,” Latif told IndieWire. “There’s moments of vulnerability among the Klingons, that’s why they broke their necks. The softest part of their neck is their throats, »


- Hanh Nguyen

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’: Sarek’s ‘Affinity to Humans Is Really Touching’

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[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “Star Trek: Discovery” Episode 6, “Lethe.”]

Conflicts between parent and child are never pleasant, but “Star Trek: Discovery” takes it to another level entirely when Vulcan ambassador Sarek (James Frain) struggles with one of his children. Following an attempted terrorist attack by a kamikaze logic extremist, Sarek barely makes it out alive, but is left unconscious and barely clinging to life. In this state, his mind keeps returning to a moment during the graduation day for his adopted daughter, the human Michael Burnham (Sonequa Martin-Green). In order to save his life in the real world, Michael must enter his psyche through their katra bond and break past his mental barrier.

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But when she enters this memory, Sarek becomes angry and defensive, and they enter into a physical altercation, using Vulcan martial arts. Frain spoke with IndieWire about the fight, which »


- Hanh Nguyen

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‘The Walking Dead’ Showrunner on Why Rick Couldn’t Aim for Negan, and When Those Flash Forwards Will Be Explained

22 October 2017 7:07 PM, PDT

[Editor’s note: The following contains spoilers from the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead.” Proceed at your own discretion.]

Advantage: Rick Grimes. As marketed for months, the “all-out war” between Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and Negan (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) finally began in the Season 8 premiere of “The Walking Dead,” and it does appear like the Alexandria/Hilltop/Kingdom alliance has an early lead.

At the end of Episode 1, “Mercy” (which also doubles as the series’ landmark 100th installment), Negan looks to be in a tough spot — stuck in a shipping container, with Gabriel (Seth Gilliam), surrounded by walkers. But the battle with the Saviors has just started, and it’s sure to get more brutal before it’s done.

Nonetheless, there’s a bit of hope in “Mercy,” thanks to mysterious flash-forwards that show a dream-like future in Alexandria, where life is peaceful. Rick, sporting his own David Letterman-esque longbeard, wakes up to Michonne, Carl and a slightly older Judith, bouncing to “Weird Al” Yankovic’s “Another One Rides the Bus. »


- Michael Schneider

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: ‘Mercy’ Celebrates 100 Episodes of Abject Misery

22 October 2017 7:07 PM, PDT

Previously…

Last season, “The Walking Dead” had one of its biggest audiences ever for its worst-ever episode, and the show subsequently lost a number of viewers most shows would kill for, while still remaining a ratings powerhouse.

Rick and the others encountered new communities like the Hilltop (led by Gregory, who sucks) and the Kingdom (led by King Ezekiel, who rules). Both communities wound up rallying to Rick’s side, presumably because they were tried of Negan’s endless speechifying. Eugene went full heel, becoming a higher-up in the Saviors, while Savior lieutenant Dwight agreed to be a mole for the resistance. Finally, Sasha killed herself in a convoluted attempt on Negan’s life, because she had to go trek to the stars. Whew!

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Everyone’s accounted for in the premiere, »


- Jeff Stone

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‘Star Trek: Discovery’ Review: The Surprises of ‘Lethe’ Include Friendly Replicators and Unfriendly Vulcans

22 October 2017 6:30 PM, PDT

The title of this week’s “Star Trek: Discovery,” “Lethe,” is perhaps a reference to Greek mythology, specifically one of the rivers in Hades’ underworld, the water from which would cause forgetfulness. Appropriate given that a major part of the story is about faulty memory.

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Star Trek: Discovery” Season 1, Episode 6, “Lethe” follow.]

Vulcan Fanatics

So, it appears that at least for one subset of Vulcans, suicide bombing is not an illogical concept. The reveal that within Vulcan society there are “logic extremists” who aren’t afraid to use violence to protest the “failed experiment” that is the Federation might not seem all that Vulcan. In fact, it flies directly in the face of Idic, the central tenet of Vulcan philosophy: “infinite diversity in infinite combination.”

But it does fit with one of “Discovery’s” evolving themes: The more we get to know each of these worlds, it becomes clear that this is a universe struggling with the »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘Outlander’ Review: Jamie and Claire’s Reunion Is a Sexy, Awkward Triumph

22 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT

[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 6, “A. Malcolm.”]

Unrequited, Requited Love

Coming face-to-face with the spouse you were forced to give up in battle two decades ago is a pretty unnerving thing — not just emotionally but also physically. Given that Jamie had no clue Claire was about to resurface, it’s no wonder he fainted, but on an even deeper level, these are characters that have supposedly aged 20 years since they last saw each other. The nerves, self-consciousness and innate fear of acceptance that situation would bring are pretty heavy; you’ve been carrying around this memory of a person for all those years. Not only do you want them to see you the same, but you wonder how they’ll look, act and have aged in their wisdom too.

Luckily this is television and both stars are just as pretty naked as they are clothed (Claire dyed her hair and Jamie has glasses, no biggie), so the »


- Amber Dowling

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‘Outlander’: Ronald D. Moore Explains Why He Made Fans Wait to See Jamie and Claire’s Reunion

22 October 2017 6:00 PM, PDT

[Editor’s note: Spoilers for “Outlander” Season 3 Episode 6, “A. Malcolm,” follow.]

If you thought it was a little excessive, for “Outlander” to wait until nearly halfway through the third season to bring together its star-crossed stars, know that showrunner Ronald D. Moore deemed it necessary.

“I was firm on that,” he told IndieWire about denying fans the reunion of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe). “I was like, ‘I want them to want it. I’m happy that they’re going a little crazy. Let’s make them earn it, getting them back together.'”

His reasons, though, weren’t based in sadism — instead, the veteran showrunner wanted to stay loyal to the novels he was adapting for the Starz drama. Thus, following Claire’s return to her own time at the end of Season 2, the couple at the center of the Starz drama would spend 20 years living separate lives in their original time periods.

Read More:‘Outlander’ Review: Jamie »


- Liz Shannon Miller

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