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Why Doesn't 'Orange Is the New Black' Deal With Men in Prison? Because It's Not About Them

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 30, 2014 10:43 AM
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Criticizing "Orange Is the New Black" for failing to represent the reality of male prisoners not only misses the point, but fails to consider what kind of show it is in the first place.

'The Leftovers' Is a Promising Show You Shouldn't Watch Right Away

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 27, 2014 3:05 PM
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Amy Brenneman in HBO's "The Leftovers"
There's greatness in HBO's "The Leftovers." But if you watch Sunday's first episode, you may not stick around long enough to see it.

Guess Which Book-Reader Favorite Character Won't Be Appearing on 'Game of Thrones' After All?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 25, 2014 12:27 PM
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  • 10 Comments
Okay, you probably guessed.

Racially Miscast and Rape-Heavy, 'Tyrant' Breaks FX's Winning Streak

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 24, 2014 1:01 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The story of a Middle Eastern dictator's son going home after two decades in exile features a white actor in the leading role and sexual assault as a lazy plot device.

'Community' Dead at Hulu, Darkest Timeline Gets Darker

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 24, 2014 11:50 AM
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The canceled cult series now has six days to find a new home.

The Clone Club Grows in 'Orphan Black's Frustrating Finale

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 23, 2014 10:42 AM
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"Orphan Black" wiped the slate clean with a major twist, and a tacit acknowledgement that its second season was kind of a mess.

'Hannibal': Bloody Well the Year's Best Show

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 20, 2014 3:22 PM
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  • 7 Comments
It's hard to believe the gory "Hannibal" airs on an American broadcast network, but really, it's a miracle it's on TV at all.

'Rectify's Season 2 Takes Its Time, and It's Worth Every Minute

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 19, 2014 4:43 PM
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The drama about a former death-row inmate finding his way into small-town society makes every moment count.

The Best TV Scenes of the Year: Two Very Different Takes

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 18, 2014 3:14 PM
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Should a great TV scene stand on its own, or are they bound to the episodes that contain them?

Why 'Fargo's Unsatisfying Ending Is One of the Series' Best Moments

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 18, 2014 10:38 AM
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The ending of "Fargo" denied fans, and some critics, the big moment they'd been waiting for, and provided something better.