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Don Draper Comes Face to Face With Himself in a Breakdown of "Mad Men's" "Time Zones"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 16, 2014 9:32 AM
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Zeroing in on the musical montages in "Mad Men's" premiere provides clues about where the show's final season is headed.

With Billy Bob Thornton and Martin Freeman, FX's "Fargo" Makes a Surprisingly Smooth Transition to the Small Screen

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 15, 2014 2:07 PM
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For what seemed like a terrible idea, the review of "Fargo's" TV series are almost uniformly positive.

With "Time Zones," "Mad Men" Reaches the Beginning of the End

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 13, 2014 11:50 PM
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"Mad Men's" final season begins with a warning that endings may not be what we want them to be.

"Game of Thrones'" "The Lion and the Rose" Throws Westeros Into Disarray

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 13, 2014 9:54 PM
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A landmark episode resets the board and rewrites the rules.

How Spoiler-y Are Matthew Weiner's "Mad Men" Spoilers?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 11, 2014 3:58 PM
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"Mad Men's" creator is fanatical about keeping critics from revealing even the smallest details. Is he right?
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Reaction to Stephen Colbert's "Late Show" Appointment

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 10, 2014 4:47 PM
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Did CBS just "declare war on middle America"? And can Stephen Colbert flourish without his trademark persona?

The Best Writing on "Game of Thrones'" Season 4 Premiere, "Two Swords"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 7, 2014 12:09 PM
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"Game of Thrones" isn't a brave show because it kills its protagonists. It's brave because it doesn't have any.

"Veep's" Third Season Hits the Campaign Trail in High Gear

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 6, 2014 10:31 PM
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Without the hype of "Game of Thrones" or "Silicon Valley," the Julia Louis-Dreyfus sitcom has to settle for being one of the best shows on TV.

TechWar: The Geek-on-Geek Violence of "Silicon Valley"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 6, 2014 8:46 PM
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Mike Judge affectionately savages the bro-surdity of tech culture in his new HBO sitcom.

With David Letterman Retiring in 2015, Tributes Start to Pour In

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 4, 2014 10:26 AM
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The first wave of tributes to the "Late Night" trailblazer, who will retire in 2015.

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