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'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Confessions," Coming Clean and Getting Dirty

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 12:48 PM
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Walt comes clean, and things get dirty.

Criticwire Survey: Binge-Watching for the Summer Doldrums

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 26, 2013 11:19 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Critics offer their suggestions for TV shows to mainline during the summer movie doldrums.

'Breaking Bad': Walt Buries His Loot, But Everything Else Comes to the Surface

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 19, 2013 2:08 AM
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Walt buries his loot, but everything else comes to the surface.

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In 'Blood Money,' Tempers Flare and Bills Come Due

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 11, 2013 9:43 PM
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Tempers flare and bills come due in the first of the show's final eight-episode run.

'The Newsroom' Goes to Africa, and A White Person Will Never Be the Same

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 5, 2013 2:15 PM
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  • 1 Comment
The reason for Maggie's trauma is revealed, and the show forces us to breath a sigh of relief along with the upset.

On 'Breaking Bad' Panel, Bryan Cranston Says Playing Tortured Characters 'Should Be Difficult'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 2, 2013 11:24 AM
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In an onstage discussion, Bryan Cranston talked about Walter White's explosive depression, and Anna Gunn revealed how Skyler is more like her husband than many viewers might suspect.

Does a CNN Broadcast Turn 'Our Nixon' Into TV?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 1, 2013 3:38 PM
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'Our Nixon,' compiled from home movies taken by the former president's staff, got strong reviews on the festival circuit and is now airing on CNN. Does that change what critics expect from it?
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Does Series TV Have a 'Godfather' Problem?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • August 1, 2013 1:11 PM
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  • 3 Comments
Violent storylines and classic style have helped TV win respect. But is that formula holding the medium back?

The 'Threatening Fantasy' of 'Game of Thrones'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 31, 2013 4:31 PM
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  • 14 Comments
Maris Kreizman's essay asks troubling questions about the place of women in Game of Thrones' universe.

First Reviews of 'Breaking Bad's Final Season

  • By Sam Adams
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  • July 29, 2013 12:38 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Here's a handful of first looks in anticipation of the series' last premiere date. Also: a Season 1 revisit and a new TV show from the writin staff's perspective.