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Caryn James

'The Knick': Steven Soderbergh Recasts 'House' with Clive Owen

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  • August 8, 2014 8:56 AM
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"The Knick" is "House, M.D." set in 1900, a medical drama about a brilliant, junkie doctor, an American played by a charismatic British actor. Clive Owen's character, John Thackeray, might have been an ancestor of Hugh Laurie's House. Steve Soderbergh's direction elevates the series, but it is a conventional hospital drama in period clothes.

Michael Fassbender and The Band From "Frank" Visit Colbert (Video)

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  • August 7, 2014 9:56 AM
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Michael Fassbender and the band from "Frank," including Maggie Gyllenhaal and Domhnall Gleason, performed on "The Colbert Report." Take a look, and hear Colbert pronounce Soronprfbs.

The Last, Best Season of 'The Killing'

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  • July 28, 2014 8:59 AM
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Plenty of us have made bad choices in men, but it would be hard to match Sarah Linden's. In this intense, electrifying final season, she joins the ranks of Walter White and other murderers we root for.

Timely and Eye-Opening About Veterans: 'Coming Back with Wes Moore'

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  • May 12, 2014 1:47 PM
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In the past decade, we've seen plenty of documentaries and television reports about returning veterans, not to mention the continuing and urgent news stories about delayed benefits. But none of those has the unique personal perspective of Wes Moore, who gives the timely series Coming Back with Wes Moore.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Joe Biden: Between Two Veeps (Video)

  • By Caryn James
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  • May 4, 2014 12:27 PM
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus' Veep is absolutely brilliant this season, the smartest and most pointed political satire on television (and that includes Stewart and Colbert). Her filmed introduction to the President's speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner was gentler, but then her co-star was the real Vice-President,

Review: 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

  • By Caryn James
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  • April 28, 2014 11:45 AM
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Just because John Oliver was so brilliant sitting in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, that doesn't mean he should have cloned it for his HBO series, Last Week Tonight.

'Mad Men' Preview: The Sense of an Ending

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  • April 12, 2014 7:28 PM
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Given everything we know about Mad Men -- that its final season is about to start, that its main characters have been in a constant state of emotional torture lately -- it's no surprise that by the end of Sunday's new episode one character is in a puddle of tears on the floor.

The Bright Side of the Death on 'The Good Wife'

  • By Caryn James
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  • March 24, 2014 1:47 AM
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If you're on-line reading this, I don't see how you could possibly have missed hearing about the surprise death on last night's The Good Wife, but just so we're clear: there are spoilers here. (Happy now?)

Watch Sylvain Chomet's Very French 'Simpsons' Couch Gag

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  • March 6, 2014 2:51 PM
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Just in time for this year's rich edition of Rendez-Vous with French Cinema, Sylvain Chomet, director of The Triplets of Belleville and The Illusionist, created this delightful opening couch gag for Sunday's episode of The Simpsons.

'Late Night with Seth Meyers,' My New Favorite Show

  • By Caryn James
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  • February 25, 2014 10:13 AM
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Late Night with Seth Meyers was the most self-assured late-night debut in memory, and Meyers is an ideal host, with a sharply satirical wit yet plenty of personal warmth.

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