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  • BOSS Season 2 Wrap-Up – Your Kingdom Must Be Renewed

    Yesterday was a hung-over Sunday, and so it was a perfect time to finally watch the last couple of episodes of this season of Boss, the Starz political gangster drama that’s had us in a tizzy pretty much...

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  • NOIR AT THE BAR L.A. – An International Incident

    Dateline: Los Angeles, city of eternal night. Though the original home of Noir at the Bar, the reading event where crime-fiction’s most talented drunkards gather, will always be St. Louis, MO, the franchise has grown and reached...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • VEGAS Odds: Better Than Most

    “Even the coppers aren’t afraid to bury people out in the desert here.”–Sam “Ace” Rothstein After wading through the slog of Mob Doctor last week, I am quite happy to report that Vegas, the new crime-drama on...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • MOB DOCTOR Diagnosis: Not Good

    Probably the biggest challenge Mob Doctor presents is the urge to make a bad medical joke in the title of any articles about it.  As you can see, I’ve already failed in that minor task, but the...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Forget It, Eddie, It’s Toontown – The Crime Fiction Roots Of Roger Rabbit

    My friend’s dad took us to see Willow one sunny summer’s day in 1988.  It was a good movie and all, but honestly I was extremely distracted throughout the whole thing.  All I could think about was...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Victimless Emmys – Crime TV In 2012

    The thing one must always keep in mind with industry awards is, aside from a marketing perspective, they mean exactly nothing.  Less than that, even.  If a show I particularly enjoy can move a few more DVD...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • In BOARDWALK EMPIRE We Trust

    Finally.  Finally, finally, finally, Boardwalk Empire season 3 has arrived, and not a moment too soon.  After watching the premiere episode last night (and again this morning), I can honestly tell you that I have a few...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • My Name Is Markham – The TV Sensibilities of NEAR DEATH

    Near Death is one of the spate of high-quality comic books Image has been cranking out over the past couple of years, and I finally did myself the favor of reading it.  Of course, now it appears...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • Scam Artist Hall Of Fame: M. Sgt. E.G. Bilko

    Welcome, dear friends and other suckers, to a new regular feature here at the Criminal Complex.  Yes, the Scam Artist Hall Of Fame, as demanded by none of you, will highlight those great men and women, fictional...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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  • The City Of I Will – Why BOSS Is Kelsey Grammer’s Greatest Work

    It’s strange when you consider that Boss is Kelsey Grammer’s first major dramatic role.  He has always been known for playing upright, no-nonsense roles, but for laughs.  Boss season 2, which premiered this past Friday on Starz,...

    • Posted 2 years ago
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