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Overwhelmed by the sheer volume of media options as we emerge from the summer TV drought and dive into pilot season? Don’t sweat it, we’ve got another Bingeworthy Breakdown coming your way. Though there’s lots of exciting new shows cropping up, we’d li…

It’s clearly a time of upheaval over at Amazon. As the streaming service attempts to catch up to market leader Netflix and fend off Hulu, who are surging post-“Handmaid’s Tale,” they look to be mixing things up – cancelling their two F. Scott Fitzgerald shows over the weekend, while commissioning a host of new series from established names like “Master Of None” co-creator Alan Yang, “The Office” showrunner Greg Daniels, the duo behind “How I Met Your Mother,” and even Wong Kar-Wai. Continue reading Jill Soloway Leaving ‘Transparent’ As Showrunner at The Playlist.

Welcome back to the Bingeworthy Breakdown, the feature where we ask ourselves if a show is worth watching or not. For the new Amazon show “I Love Dick,” the answer is a resounding “Yes,” which perhaps is all you need to know, especially if you love creator Jill Soloway‘s Emmy-winning “Transparent” (which you should, given that it’s been in our top 5 for the best TV shows of the year for three years running, including last year). Continue reading Jill Soloway’s ‘I Love Dick’ Is A Tremendous Mix Of Feminism, Desire & Art [Bingeworthy Breakdown] at The Playlist.

It’s been seventy years since those smartass French critics coined the term “auteur” to apply to the creative “author” of a film, and everyone’s been arguing about it ever since without ever really settling the debate as to who exactly qualifies and why. So it would seem that applying the term to the relatively younger medium of TV, and the positively infantile phenomenon of Peak TV, is obviously even more of a fool’s errand. Hang on, did someone say “fool’s errand”? Continue reading The 50 Most Exciting TV Auteurs Working Today at The Playlist.

HOLLYWOOOD – When Amazon Studios announced there would be a surprise moderator at their Emmys FYC event for “Transparent” Saturday night the candidates seemed slightly obvious. It would likely be someone from Hollywood’s LGBTQ community such as RuPaul (who has been everywhere lately) or perhaps transgender pioneer Laverne Cox . Amazon had a much bigger surprise in store. The night began with the screening from two episodes of “Transparent’s” third season: “To Sardines and Back,” where Maura (Jeffrey Tambor) reveals she wants to fully transition, and, the season finale, “Exciting and New.” If you’ve watched last season (and if you haven’t why not?) you already know that the final episode ends with Shelly (Judith Light) surprising her family with an impromptu performance of her one-woman show “To Shell And Back” at sea. Continue reading Judith Light Sings As Alanis Morissette Is Surprise Moderator Of Amazon’s ‘Transparent’ Emmy Panel at The Playlist.

HOLLYWOOD – Emmy season is already in full swing and Amazon Studios has spent this week pitching their contenders to Television Academy members at the historic Hollywood Athletic Club. Wednesday night the spotlight was on Jill Soloway’s latest series, “I Love Dick.” Now, before you let your imagination get away with itself you should know that the new series is an adaptation of Chris Kraus’ 1997 novel of the same name. Continue reading Jill Soloway On Why An All-Female Writer’s Room Was So Important For ‘I Love Dick’ [Emmys] at The Playlist.

Helping to put Amazon on the map with “Transparent,” Jill Soloway likely has some creative pull at the streaming giant, and they definitely wanted to see what she had up her sleeve next. Well, that project is the provocatively named “I Love Dick.” Starring Kevin Bacon, Kathryn Hahn, Griffin Dunne, Lily Mojekwu, Roberta Colindrez, and India Menuez, and featuring episodes directed by Jill Soloway, Andrea Arnold, Kimberly Peirce, and Jim Frohna, the series is an adaptation of the book by Chris Kraus, and details the unique impact the titular Dick has a woman who finds herself marooned in Marfa, Texas. Continue reading Kathryn Hahn Gets Obsessed In New Trailer For Amazon’s ‘I Love Dick’ at The Playlist.

Kirsten Johnson‘s “Cameraperson” (one of our 22 Best Documentaries Of 2016) told her tale as a filmmaker and storyteller by cleverly using outtakes from the various projects she’s worked on over the years. It was a movie that surprised many with its depth, and Johnson has another intriguing project on her plate, one that offers some fascinating influences. In an interview with Variety, the director shared details about what she was working on next, and it’s another personal story, but one containing some very big, comedic inspirations. Continue reading ‘Cameraperson’ Director Kirsten Johnson Says Her Next Film Is Like ‘Groundhog Day’ & ‘Jackass’ at The Playlist.