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The Boston Globe


TV review

Host Seth MacFarlane balanced class, crass

Asking whether it was a long night at the Oscars is like asking if it was a whiny night on Twitter.

Of course it was, and if you watched the spectacle from the pre-shows all the way to the end of the night, you were probably ready to audition for one of the title roles in “The Walking Dead.” The apportionment of Oscar time was just so very wrong, as the songs and clips and dumb bits just kept stomping on what was left of our patience. Can you assign a life coach to a TV event, or give it a prescription for Adderall?

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