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Weekend Binge Guide: June 2016

Have the weekend free? Going out is overrated! Binge-­watch one of these shows instead:   If you want to laugh:       Please Like Me See all reviews for Please Like Me Some have described Please Like Me as Australia's answer to Girls . That makes sense. Now 29, Josh Thomas launched the show when he was 25, leading to comparisons to Lena Dunham (who's a fan, BTW, NBD). The show looks at young people and their relationships — with friends, partners, and parents. It tackles serious topics like mental illness and sexuality with warmth and wit. It can be honest and awkward, just like Dunham's show. But its characters are much more likable (sorry, Hannah). And the tone is far more playful and heartwarming. Thomas is not an extraordinary actor, but his work on the show is natural and winning. And while parents on these kinds of shows can come off as cartoonish, Debra Lawrance and David Roberts are superb in complicated roles. This is the perfect choice for anyone who appreciates a well-balanced mix of humor, drama, and heart.     If you want to cry:       Torchwood: Children of Earth See all reviews for Torchwood Torchwood started as a more mature companion to Doctor Who , providing a space for the "pansexual" Captain Jack to be charming and heroic in a world where sex and swearing exist. After two seasons heavy on procedural elements, the third outing took a turn. Torchwood: Children of Earth starts with a plot that could appear on Doctor Who , but veers into far bleaker territory. The problem: in a matter of days, every child in the world freezes and starts saying, "We are coming." CREEPY. As expected, the Torchwood team and their allies race to figure out what's happening. But instead of an upbeat resolution, the heroes face impossible choices that leave no one's hands clean. Unlike a lot of sci-fi that relies on special effects, this five-hour miniseries' strengths are incredible acting, direction, and writing. Even without knowledge of earlier Torchwood episodes, this is remarkably bingeable TV.     If you want to scream:       Orphan Black See all reviews for  Orphan Black Powered by a prodigious performance by Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black is one of the best dramas on TV today. And, at times, the scariest. But first: Maslany's challenge cannot be overstated. She plays a horde of clones, all with distinct looks, mannerisms, and accents. She has shared the screen with three other versions of herself. And she regularly plays clones pretending to be other clones. But Maslany operates at such a consistently high level that I regularly forget that these characters are played by the same woman. There are occasional light moments, but this conspiracy thriller is mostly dark. Like Mr. Robot , it raises ethical questions about real-world topics viewers could easily imagine spinning out of control — in this case: cloning, genetics, and overreaching corporations. And everything appears to be rooted in real science, which makes the consequences even more terrifying.     If you want to think:       States of Undress See all reviews for  States of Undress Viceland produces shows with strong points of view that not everyone will like. But I've found a couple of really thoughtful and intriguing series, including States of Undress. Actress, model, and journalist Hailey Gates digs deep to explain what people around the world wear and why, touching upon deep societal issues along the way. In the globe-trotting series' first season, Gates talked to men and women in Venezuela desperate to perfect their bodies as a way to escape, interviewed a Pakistani man who had thrown acid on his wife for wearing the "latest fashions," and spoke to women in the Democratic Republic of Congo going to dangerous lengths to avoid becoming the "skinny friend." Similar to how Anthony Bourdain uses food as a way to explore other cultures, States of Undress is an exploration of the culture, the people, and the history of these different regions, using clothing as the conduit.       div.post p { text­align: justify; }

The Adventures of Torchwood Continue in a Brand New Comic Series

Its been a very long time since Torchwood graced our TV screensto the point that the thought of getting another season seems impossible. But have no fear! Jack Harkness and Gwen Cooper are going to be back in action with a brand new ongoing comic series from Titan, and io9 has the first look. ...  Read More....     http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/O6lkrsiD1eE/the-adventures-of-torchwood-continue-in-a-brand-new-com-1770695105

How Torchwood, the 'Adult' Spinoff of Doctor Who, Finally Grew Up

Ten years ago, the success of Doctor Who gave birth to the spinoff series Torchwood . After a very rough start, it evolved; while it always had its highs and lows, Torchwood ultimately transformed into something far greater than its troubled beginningsand it only really did it by cutting its links to Doctor Who .  Read More...     http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/unRQ85KPx74/how-torchwood-the-adult-spinoff-of-doctor-who-finally-1761575130

Torchwood Will Return... As A Series Of Audio Plays

Long have fans waited for Torchwood to make a return, after the end of the (deeply disappointing) Miracle Day . Captain Jack may not return to TV any time soon, but Torchwood will continue in another form: as a series of new audio plays from Doctor Who audio producer Big Finish.   Read More... http://feeds.gawker.com/~r/io9/full/~3/QOBBVjZZgDk/torchwood-will-return-as-a-series-of-audio-plays-1702285660

'Revenge' Enlists 'Torchwood' Alum for Recurring Role (Exclusive)

The ABC drama is putting a face to another member of the mysterious Americon Initiative. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/owSioheXFlQ/story01.htm

Torchwood's Barrowman injured in UK Jack + the Beanstalk play

Captain Jack Harkness might be immortal (well, most of the time), but that doesn't mean that former Torchwood star John Barrowman can take a fall and keep on going without a hitch. After taking a tumble in a U.K. production of Jack and the Beanstalk today, the beloved genre actor was hospitalized with undisclosed injuries. http://blastr.com/2013/01/torchwoods-barrowman-inju.php

Torchwood star Barrowman wants to join CW's Arrow full-time

The CW's gritty superhero series Arrow got some major sci-fi clout with the addition of Torchwood star John Barrowman (aka Captain Jack Harkness) in a supporting role. But now Barrowman's having so much fun he wants to do even more. http://blastr.com/2012/12/torchwood-star-barrowman.php

Starz to Feature "Torchwood" and "Spartacus" at 2011 Comic-Con on Friday, July 22nd

STARZ TO FEATURE "TORCHWOOD" AND "SPARTACUS" AT 2011 COMIC-CON ON FRIDAY, JULY 22ND Cast of Highly Anticipated Series, 'Torchwood: Miracle Day,' Including Stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Bill Pullman, Mekhi Phifer, Alexa Havins, Lauren Ambrose and Writer Jane Espenson To Appear on Panel at 10am PT/Room 20; Special Advanced Screening of Episode 103 of Series on Thursday, July 21st at 9:30pm PT in Room 6DE Liam McIntyre, Star of 'Spartacus: Vengeance' To Be Introduced to Fans at 5:45pm PT/Room 6BCF Along with Fellow Leads Dustin Clare, Lucy Lawless, Manu Bennett, Katrina Law and EP Steven S. DeKnight. Read More... http://www.thefutoncritic.com/news/2011/06/16/starz-to-feature-torchwood-and-spartacus-at-2011-comic-con-on-friday-july-22nd-303015/20110616starz01/

'Torchwood' Creator Russell T Davies on Captain Jack's Dangerous Secret and Much More

Some writers tinker around the edges with their shows, but Russell T Davies, the creator of 'Torchwood,' is not one to play it safe. For the acclaimed 'Torchwood: Children of Earth,' which aired in 2009, Davies redesigned the sci-fi thriller as a short-run miniseries to make it more accessible to newcomers. It worked: The propulsive 'Children of Earth' was a hit for the BBC worldwide. This season, the drama will change networks in the U.S. -- it debuts on Starz July 8 -- and creatively speaking, Davies is not letting 'Torchwood' rest on its laurels. In the interview below, Davies speaks in depth about the changes he'll unveil in 'Torchwood: Miracle Day,' which stars John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Mekhi Phifer, Lauren Ambrose and Bill Pullman. Read More... http://www.aoltv.com/2011/06/06/exclusive-torchwood-creator-russell-t-davies-on-captain-jack/

How Much Stuff is Starz's Torchwood Going to Blow Up? (VIDEO)

With Spartacus: Blood and Sand and Camelot under its belt in the original programming department, cable channel Starz isn't afraid to turn up the sensationalism dial. Typically, if a show has "Starz" on its front cover, you can expect rippling pecs, bare breasts, and dismemberments. And why not? It's premium cable. That might not be the exact case for the network's upcoming sci-fi drama Torchwood: Miracle Day , but the new show won't be sleepy, either. The latest promo from Starz places an emphasis on the series' action—and features an unholy...   http://www.tv.com/story/25981.html
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