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    What Kind of Television Does Neil LaBute Really Want to Make?

    In theory, LaBute's gifts for cutting dialogue and prickly characters lend themselves perfectly to the small screen, particularly in an era where writer-directors have had great success bringing risky material to television. Yet LaBute's first efforts don't see him taking advantage of the format.

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    In Its New Season, Spy Drama 'The Americans' Ratchets Up the Tension By Bringing Its Dangers Closer to Home

    "The Americans" is really a show about isolation. That feels more true than ever in its second season, which premieres on FX on Wednesday, February 26th, returning with a set of episodes just as impressive as anything in the show's very strong first year.

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    Christian Slater and Steve Zahn Psychological Manipulate People For Good and For Profit In 'Mind Games'

    Writer/producer Kyle Killen has had some bad luck with some good series. Will that change with his new ABC drama "Mind Games"?

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    DVD Review: Uneven 'Borgen' Season 3 Still Satisfies

    While the novelty factor of "Borgen" is that it's a drama about the fictional female leader of Denmark, what has made the show must-watch TV across two seasons has been its sharp writing and terrific characters, populating a textured world of ethical choices and moral complexity in a constantly shif...

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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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  • Louie
    next episode: Monday, June 9th @ 10PM
  • Fargo
    next episode: Tuesday, June 10th @ 10PM
  • Veep
    next episode: Sunday, June 8th @ 10PM