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RECOMMENDED: Netflix’s Terrace House

Terrace House is the perfect reality show. It’s chilled out, low stakes TV from Japan (and Netflix), easy to watch, easy to enjoy, and almost unbelievably addictive. If you’ve not been watching it, the holidays are the perfect time to do so. The concept of Terrace House is simple: six strangers —three guys and three girls …

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Race in Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

What’s the line between racist stereotypes and social commentary? To what extent can discrimination be a source of comedy? Is it OK to use exaggerated racial stereotypes when all the characters are exaggerated stereotypes? Are some things too serious for quirky comedy? These are the questions that ran through my head as I finished watching Tina Fey’s new Unbreakable …

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