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"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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  • 1 Comment
"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.

First Reviews of Game of Thrones Season 4 Premiere, "Two Swords"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 3, 2014 3:23 PM
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"Game of Thrones'" fourth season returns to Westeros at top speed and in full command.

First Reviews of "Mad Men's" Season 7 Premiere

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 2, 2014 4:47 PM
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  • 1 Comment
A split decision on the long-awaited premiere of "Mad Men's" final season, airing April 13 on AMC.
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Why TV Needs "Bad Fans"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 31, 2014 12:52 PM
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Satire doesn't work if everyone's in on the joke.

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