Caryn James

Watch Two Mysterious New Clips from “The Killing”

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  • April 17, 2011 3:14 AM
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The Killing, AMC’s atmospheric detective series set in Seattle (apparently during monsoon season), continues to pile on the mysteries in tonight fourth episode, as Sarah Linden (the enigmatic Mireille Enos) tracks down the person who murdered teenager Rosie Larsen. You don’t even have to choose between The Killing and the premiere of HBO’s Game of Thrones tonight, but if you watch the splashy, silly new Medieval fantasy series back-to-back with this sharp contemporary mystery, be prepared for your head to spin.

Best Sports on Screen for Non-Sports-Fans: "Friday Night Lights" and Beyond

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  • April 14, 2011 1:00 AM
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“Football is stupid,” a talented basketball player tells the football coach in the season premiere of Friday Night Lights. “For starters, it celebrates the worst instincts of American culture – aggression, violence . . . ” I tended to agree, but just like that player, who ends up on the football team, I came around about the series.

The Killing: The Season's Smartest New Crime Series

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  • April 10, 2011 5:30 AM
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It's not too late to catch up with The Killing, AMC's gripping, atmospheric new detective series about the murder of a teenaged girl in Seattle. I was too busy with Borgias and Kennedys to catch last week's premiere myself, but it's easy and definitely worth doing.

Video Preview: Doctor Who Comes to America

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  • April 7, 2011 12:59 PM
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In the new season of Doctor Who, the Doctor travels to America and visits some landmark places, including the Oval Office. It looks fun to me. Here are two quick glimpses of what's coming up, on April 23.

McDreamy and Other Bad Kennedys On Screen

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  • March 31, 2011 1:00 AM
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The new Kennedys miniseries, with Greg Kinnear and Katie Holmes as Jack and Jackie, is nearly here after months of high-pitched rhetoric about its accuracy. The already-notorious series was, of course, bought and dumped by the History Channel, then rejected all over town and finally picked up by Reelz (at least it gets that channel in the news).

Video: How Is "The Borgias" Like "The Godfather"?

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  • March 30, 2011 9:04 AM
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Was it Fredo Corleone who said "Happy families are all alike?" Maybe I'm misremembering.

Nurse Jackie and United States of Tara: Watch New, Full Episodes Here Tonight

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  • March 28, 2011 1:00 AM
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The third seasons of the droll, terrific Nurse Jackie, with Edie Falco as a nurse juggling husband, boyfriend and drug addiction, and United States of Tara, with Toni Collette as a woman struggling to keep her multiple personalities in check, begin tonight on Showtime. Come back after 10:30 ET and I'll have the full season-premiere episodes posted here. Both series are as good as ever.

Video: New Sneak Peak at Tonight's Stunning "Mildred Pierce"

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  • March 27, 2011 1:00 AM
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Kate Winslet gives an amazing performance in Todd Haynes' Mildred Pierce as a woman who uses her mind, indulges her sexual desires, yet can't begin to cope with her venal, betraying daughter.

Video: Preview the "Shameless" Season Finale

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  • March 26, 2011 1:30 AM
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Shameless, with the flawless William H. Macy as a hugely flawed layabout father of six, wraps up its season on Sunday. When it began, it was overshadowed by Showtime's smart Matt LeBlanc comedy Episodes, but If you haven't kept up with Shameless you've missed how strongly this American version of the British series has come into its own. This droll comedy has created a unique identity for each member of the Gallagher family, whose affection is matched only by their capacity for cheating the government and stealing from the rich (or less poor).

TV Tonight: "House" Does "Butch Cassidy"

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  • March 7, 2011 2:00 AM
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It’s a medically-induced movie dream: in tonight’s episode of the strong-as-ever House (after a rocky start this season), Cuddy becomes a patient, and under the influence of who knows what hallucinates the cast into a series of films, including eveyone’s favorite, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. This behind-the-scenes interview with Hugh Laurie and producer Greg Yaitanes offers a glimpse of the perfectly-detailed set.

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