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Female Bodies and the Philbrosophy of "True Detective"

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 24, 2014 11:19 AM
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  • 14 Comments
Does "True Detective" treat women badly, or is it about men who do?

The Comic Books Behind 'True Detective'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 21, 2014 4:51 PM
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  • 3 Comments
We know all about 'True Detective's reference to supernatural horror fiction. What about comics?

Why 'House of Cards' Binge-Watching Disposability is a Feature, Not a Bug

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 18, 2014 3:59 PM
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  • 2 Comments
Critics complain Netflix's all-at-once strategy doesn't leave time to discuss individual episodes. But maybe that's the point.

'True Detective's "Secret Fate": Stories May Change, But Bodies Don't Lie

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 17, 2014 11:40 AM
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  • 0 Comments
As the serial-killer investigation grows to encompass metafiction and theoretical physics, some things remain fact.

'True Detective' Is TV's Most Stylish Show. Does That Make It One of Its Best?

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 11, 2014 3:31 PM
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  • 36 Comments
Critics and viewers were stunned by the elaborate tracking shot in Sunday's episode. But does that make it effective, or distracting?

With Rick Out of Comission, 'The Walking Dead' Surges Forward

  • By Sam Adams
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  • February 9, 2014 10:02 PM
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  • 2 Comments
'The Walking Dead' sidelines Rick and, not coincidentally, has one of its best recent episodes.

Matthew McConaughey Lifts 'True Detective' Beyond the Familiar

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 12, 2014 7:56 PM
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  • 0 Comments
HBO's crime-fiction miniseries lets its actors stretch out, but is straitjacketed by the serial killer genre.

The Disconcerting Familiarity of Fox's 'Enlisted'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 10, 2014 4:41 PM
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  • 2 Comments
The Fox sitcom about three brothers serving at an Army base pairs worn gags with a atypical setting.

Why Is Lena Dunham Naked So Much? And Other Questions About 'Girls'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 10, 2014 10:59 AM
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  • 29 Comments
A panel at the Television Critics Association goes south after a question about the creator/star's frequent nudity.

Sweet Harmony: The Return of the Real 'Community'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • January 2, 2014 12:32 PM
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  • 1 Comment
With creator Dan Harmon back at the wheel, the cult favorite sitcom gets its mojo back.