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With Kelly Reilly as a Bipolar Neurologist, ABC's "Black Box" Is Crazy Bad

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 24, 2014 1:07 PM
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  • 14 Comments
The mysteries of the human mind pale beside the question of how this show got on the air.

Cord-Cutter's Delight: HBO Licenses "Girls," "The Sopranos" and More to Amazon Prime

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 23, 2014 11:38 AM
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  • 0 Comments
A new deal makes HBO's classic shows available via Amazon's subscription service, making it an even greater threat to Netflix.

Is "Game of Thrones" Obsessed With Sexual Assault?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 21, 2014 3:37 PM
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  • 9 Comments
Even on a show where people are murdered and violated on a regular basis, the incestuous rape in "Breaker of Chains" turned some viewers' stomachs.

The Best Writing on "Mad Men" Season 7, Episode 2: "A Day's Work"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 21, 2014 11:04 AM
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  • 1 Comment
Promotions, revelations, and SC&P's two African-American characters finally get a moment alone.
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"Game of Thrones'" Purple Wedding: A Symphony in Side-Eye

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 20, 2014 8:46 PM
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  • 1 Comment
When you pay the Game of Thrones, you win or you die -- or you shoot piercing glances at your enemies while their backs are turned.

Can "Orphan Black's" Second Season Clone the First's Success?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 2:52 PM
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  • 0 Comments
Can the clone-crazy series sustain its momentum now that it's no longer a surprise?

The "Scandal" Finale: Depraved Characters or a Depraved Series?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 18, 2014 11:21 AM
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  • 2 Comments
Enough with the OMGs. Time to confront the blithe amorality of one of TV's most popular shows.

Stop Trying to Solve "Mad Men." Just Stop.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • April 17, 2014 12:10 PM
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  • 5 Comments
Is Don Draper DB Cooper? Will Megan be murdered by the Manson Family? No, and quit asking.

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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  • 20 Comments
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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  • 0 Comments
For what seemed like a terrible idea, the review of "Fargo's" TV series are almost uniformly positive.