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'Game of Thrones' Battle of Castle Black Is a Feat No Other Show on TV Could Equal

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 8, 2014 11:21 PM
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"Game of Thrones" takes a do-over on Season 2's "Blackwater" and comes up with a battle sequence to rival Helm's Deep.

First Reviews of 'Orange Is the New Black's' Season 2: "Everyone Is Gen Pop Now"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 5, 2014 11:01 AM
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Netflix goes back behind bars as the second season of its groundbreaking women in prison series goes live.

"Fargo" Reminds You to Watch Tonight In the "Fargo"-est Way Imaginable

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 3, 2014 12:50 PM
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If you're a "Fargo" fan, you'll want to watch live tonight. (And if you're not, you should be.)

With a Perfect Segment on Net Neutrality, "Last Week With John Oliver" Finds Its Voice

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 3, 2014 11:51 AM
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John Oliver's HBO show was initially seen as a "Daily Show" knockoff. But six weeks in, Oliver's found his own voice, one that's less like the front page than a YouTube video.

"Game of Thrones" Trial By Combat Ends With a Splat

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 1, 2014 10:35 PM
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The battle to determine Tyrion's guilt builds to a very (very, very) bloody finish.

With Only One Episode to Go On, Critics Hold Fire on "Halt"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 30, 2014 2:21 PM
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Reviews are good for AMC's new tech drama, but there's not much to go on.

"Mad Men" Meets Its "Waterloo" With a Song in Its Heart

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 26, 2014 12:14 PM
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"Mad Men" ends its seventh season on a high note, but does that leave it anywhere to go but down?

In "The Americans'" Devastating "Echo," Secrets Run Deep

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 21, 2014 11:20 PM
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Not only was "The Americans'" second-season finale a great episode, but it made the rest of the season better in retrospect.

Watch: 90 Minutes of Deleted "Twin Peaks" Scenes Coming to Blu-ray in July

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 15, 2014 10:54 AM
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A new boxed set slated for July could give "Twin Peaks" its due as the birthplace of cinematic TV

"A Sad Penis Does Not Help the Comedy": John Oliver on Picking the Right Junk for the Job

  • By Sam Adams
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  • May 14, 2014 12:39 PM
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How the host of "Last Week With Jon Oliver" picked the perfect genitals for an instantly infamous bit.