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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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  • 0 Comments
Satire doesn't work if everyone's in on the joke.

The Five Stages of "Good Wife" Grief

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 24, 2014 10:51 AM
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  • 4 Comments
Having trouble working through last night's shocking episode of "The Good Wife"? You are not alone.

HBO's "Doll & Em": Female Frenemies in a Hollywood Satire

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 19, 2014 4:18 PM
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  • 0 Comments
A brief palate-cleanser between "Girls" and "Game of Thrones," "Doll & Em" offers tired Hollywood satire and an unusually complex portrait of a lifelong friendship.

Indiewire's Alison Willmore Becomes BuzzFeed's First Film Critic

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 19, 2014 11:00 AM
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  • 2 Comments
That the viral behemoth thinks there's a place for criticism in the new media economy is heartening news.
More: Television

"They're All Murderers": The Dark Laughter of "Scandal"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 14, 2014 2:59 PM
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  • 1 Comment
Does "Scandal" let real-life politicians get away with murder?

"Deadwood" at 10: Still Ahead of Its Time

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 11, 2014 10:29 AM
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  • 3 Comments
Looking back on the profanely great series, and what its premature ending says about the state of TV today.

Yellow Ties and Hoodie Stars: "True Detective"'s Costumes Were About Character, Not Plot

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 10, 2014 5:18 PM
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  • 0 Comments
The secret of "True Detective"'s costumes is... they weren't really meant to be secrets.

"True Detective" Ends With a Bang, and a Whimper

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 10, 2014 10:02 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The series' HBO Go-crashing season finale was either the Best Thing Ever or a crushing disappointment.