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For 'The Walking Dead,' "30 Days Without an Accident," and Much Longer Without Real Change

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 13, 2013 10:06 PM
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  • 4 Comments
The show's fourth-season premiere introduces a new threat, but leaves its audience feeling far too safe.
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Is Sexism Killing 'Survivor'?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 10, 2013 12:31 PM
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  • 1 Comment
NPR's Linda Holmes argues that "Blood vs. Water" has brought out the worst in the long-running reality show.

TCM's 'Story of Film' Reaches the Golden Age of Melodrama and Some Not-On-DVD Masterpieces

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 8, 2013 7:52 PM
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In this week's installment of the 15-week series, melodrama from Hollywood, Egypt and India, and the great Luis Bunuel movie you can't get on DVD.

The A.V. Club's Todd VanDerWerff on the State of TV Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
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  • October 2, 2013 12:53 PM
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A.V. Club TV Editor Todd VanDerWerff talks about why he added long-form reviews to the site's well-read recaps, and how TV criticism is changing across the board.

TCM's 'Story of Film' Reaches the Heights of 'Citizen Kane' and Draws a Few Wild Cards

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 5:06 PM
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In the fifth of its fifteen weeks, the Turner Classic Movies series built around Mark Cousins' fifteen-part documentary reaches undisputed classics and throws in a few wild cards.

Was 'Breaking Bad's Finale Too "Tidy"?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 2:53 PM
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Reaction to 'Breaking Bad's finale episode splits between those who found it satisfying and those who found it a little too much so.

With "Felina," 'Breaking Bad' Goes Out With a Bang, or Several

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 30, 2013 12:06 PM
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  • 7 Comments
The series about a meth-dealing chemistry teacher comes to a thoroughly satisfying, if by definition anticlimactic, end.

Sound Comes to TCM's 'Story of Film' in Week Four

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 4:14 PM
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In its fourth week, the Turner Classic movies inspired by Mark Cousins' fifteen-part documentary showcases the first landmarks of the sound film era, including 'The Public Enemy' and 'Frankenstein.'

That New York Times Column in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin Went and Wrote It

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 3:52 PM
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  • 1 Comment
That New York Times column referenced in 'Breaking Bad's "Granite State"? Andrew Ross Sorkin went and wrote it

'Breaking Bad' Watch: In "Granite State" Walt Starts a New Life, But the Old One's Not Done With Him

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 23, 2013 1:34 PM
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Walt gets a new life in a New Hampshire cabin, but the mess he left behind keeps getting messier.

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