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    Did Jimmy Fallon Play It Too Safe with 'Tonight Show' Debut? Critics Weigh In

    Jimmy Fallon had his debut episode of the "Tonight Show" February 17 (with Seth Meyers in turn taking over Fallon's old post at "Late Night" next Monday). Critics are weighing in this morning, and running the gamut: the Daily Beast calls the episode "brilliant," while the LA Times was less impressed...

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    'Girls' Heads to the Beach for a Weekend of 'Healing' That's Anything But

    Check out our recap and review of "Beach House," the seventh episode of the third season of "Girls."

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    Recap: 'Girls' Go To The 'Beach House' In Season 3, Episode 7

    The midsection of the second season of "Girls" was marked by an adventurous spirit that saw Lena Dunham breaking away from the standard format of the show. "One Man's Trash," which is still a series highlight, spent an entire episode focused on Hannah's weekend affair with the well-off Joshua (Patri...

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    Recap: 'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 5 Discovers 'The Secret Fate Of All Life'

    If the six-minute, single-shot finale of last week's "Who Goes There" set your pulse racing through sheer visceral force, this week, "True Detective" keeps up the pace while finding new ways thrill with "The Secret Fate Of All Life." Yes, there is another nail-biting setpiece that anchors the first ...

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    President Obama on 'House of Cards' Season 2: No Spoilers! UPDATED

    UPDATE: While critics debate the merits of the new season of "House of Cards," President Obama has a simple request, via Twitter: "No spoilers, please." POTUS has joked in the past that he wished Washington operated more like the Netflix show. And with all episodes of Season Two arriving today, he d...

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    'True Detective' is the Most Cinematic Show on Television -- But Is It Anything More Than That?

    "True Detective" reached its mid-season point last night with a virtuoso six-minute shot. The series is one of the most beautifully directed on the small screen, but does its content match its style?

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    Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi' (Premieres Tonight On PBS)

    Review: Dawn Porter's Anti-Civil Rights Espionage Doc 'Spies Of Mississippi' (Premieres Tonight On PBS)

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    On 'Girls,' Hannah Gets a Job and Learns Some Hard Truths About Writerly Ambitions

    Check out our recap/review for "Free Snacks," the February 9th, 2014 episode of "Girls."

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    Review: Danny Boyle's Police TV Show Pilot 'Babylon' Starring Brit Marling & James Nesbitt

    With an Oscar, two Best Picture nominations (one of which won), national hero status thanks to the Olympics and an acclaimed stage play in his recent past, Danny Boyle can do pretty much whatever he wants these days (even with the critical and commercial failure of "Trance" coming last year—though t...

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    Recap: Hannah Goes For 'Free Snacks' In 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 6

    Compromise. It's something that, as you get older, you learn to navigate with the pragmatism of being an adult. But when you're younger, it can be difficult to understand and exercise. In "Free Snacks," it finds Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) all trading ...

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