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James Maurer

James Maurer

Blog contributor James Maurer specializes in television and entertainment. He enjoys video games, Stephen Sondheim, and early nineties sci-fi. He also hosts <a href="http://needsmoregay.blip.tv">Needs More Gay</a>, a video blog that explores the ins and outs of gay culture.

  • TV Guyd: The New Normal Is Just Normal

    Sept. 12, 2012, 6:46 p.m.
    The New Normal is an important show. It’s important because it’s boring. If Normal has a “gimmick,” it’s that it has gay, lead characters. Granted, this isn’t a common occurrence, but it’s not an especially controversial idea either (unless you belong to One Million Moms, who boycotted the show before anyone had seen a single [&hellip
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  • TV Guyd: Web Series “Where the Bears Are” Is Bearable

    Aug. 24, 2012, 1:18 p.m.
    With the success of web shows such as The Outs and Husbands, gay protagonists have found an audience that they might not otherwise get on television. The comedy/mystery series Where the Bears Are attempts to put a bigger, hairier spin on the genre. Does it work? Well, like a real-life bear, it manages to hold [&hellip
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  • TV Guyd: “Damages” Approaches Final Verdict

    Aug. 13, 2012, 2:14 p.m.
    Damages has spent four seasons dazzling us with creative plot twists and tense, dramatic performances from some very talented actors. If you’re looking for legal drama worlds apart from the tired formula of Law and Order, then you’re missing out if you’re not watching the fifth and final season, which seems to be rocketing toward [&hellip
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