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New Year’s Eve TV Marathons

And some of New Year’s Eve day. And most of New Year’s day. Portlandia on IFC: 6pm Monday through 5:30pm on Tuesday. Do yourself a favor and catch the 10:30pm episode, “Spyke and Irys want an unconventional wedding; Toni and Candace (the feminist bookstore owners

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“City Hell?” They Have No Idea

The Syfy “Ghost Hunters” (a couple of local plumbers actually) suspect that the ghost of long-dead Mayor Thomas A. Doyle may still be taking the occasional whazz in a fifth floor bathroom in Providence City Hall. Even if true, it is sooooo the least of

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Portlandia And Downton Abbey This Week — Yay

Friday, 10pm, IFC: At this point Portlandia is in danger of over-exposure and the inevitable backlash from people who have to to be the first to hate something. But if the sneak preview — “Wanna come to my DJ Night?” — is any indication, hating

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Nightmare On Weybosset Street

Bad publicity is still publicity.  Or something.  Which is presumably why the folks over at Downcity are so anxious to tout their forthcoming appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, the FOX TV program where a British man walks into a failing restaurant and then throws

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Watch Less TV

On January 1st, most Americans resolve annually to eat less/exercise more. But since a sizeable chunk of the Dose community appears to consist of skinny, kickball-playing hipsters, let’s skip to another top new year’s resolutions for many Americans: watching less TV. Here, let’s let The

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TV Marathons Of Note

Toast the New Year with The Three Stooges on AMC, or The Twilight Zone on SYFY, all day Thursday. On Friday The Twilight Zone continues, but AMC switches to the Matrix trilogy.

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Designers Within Reach

The cast of the seventh season of Project Runway has just been announced, and Woonsocket native Jonathan Peters will be appearing on the program, which kicks off next month on Lifetime. You can get a tour of the Providence-based designer’s home (and his mysteriously stocked

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Project Runway Recap: There Will Be Beachwear

When Ian Curtis sang that “love will tear us apart”, what he must have meant was “trying to design surf-inspired clothing in groups of two will tear us apart” – such was last night’s episode of Project Runway. After last week’s maternity-themed challenge, our merry

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Return of the Draper

TV darling Mad Men returns for its 3rd season in just a few short weeks, and we here at The Dose are guzzling our Old Fashioneds in anticipation. Will Betty keep the baby? Will Pete forgive Peggy? Will Sal and Ken finally have the gay

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Programming Note/Double Feature

Comedy Central is running Strangers with Candy — The Movie tonight at 11pm. They have been running episodes of the original series this week. The movie was not well-received initially, the most common sentiment expressed being “I really wanted to love this movie, but…”. Well,

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The Muppets Take On Red-Hattin’

 Thank you, ProJo, for reviewing a new Muppets Christmas special that airs tonight (although I don’t know if it could rival “A Muppets Christmas Carol,” one of my faves). It seems the cuddly creatures will encounter special guests including an airport security guard (Nathan Lane,

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Ix-nay on the Oney-may

Gaudeamus hodie and honor Lydia Fassett for her impressive performance last night on ‘Jeopardy!’.  While not taking top honors, she acquitted herself very well, racking up quite a pot of money, just not enough for the win. (Let me say here that I am in

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Lydia, oh Lydia, Encyclopaedia

Hometown smarty-pants Lydia Haile Fassett is a contestant this week (scheduled for Tuesday) on’ Jeopardy!’. Wild Colonial pub quiz participants found this out last Sunday night when her teammates outed her.  She seemed quite modest and not at all braggy but the team did name