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The Best TV Scenes of the Year: Two Very Different Takes

  • By Sam Adams
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  • June 18, 2014 3:14 PM
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Should a great TV scene stand on its own, or are they bound to the episodes that contain them?

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.

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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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.

Want to Make a Great TV Show? Don't Forget the Boobs.

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 6, 2014 5:08 PM
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  • 3 Comments
"True Detective" creator Nic Pizzolatto says HBO and other premium networks have a "mandate" for female nudity.

As TV's Fortunes Rise, Diversity Plummets

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 6, 2014 10:18 AM
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  • 2 Comments
The stats on premium cable's commitment to women and people of color are even worse than you think.

Why "The Yellow King Theory" Is Great "True Detective" Criticism

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 5, 2014 4:53 PM
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  • 5 Comments
The hilarious viral video that took the Internet by storm also works as a subtle, funny critique of the way we watch TV as a whole.

At Last, Definitive Proof of the Identity of "True Detective"'s Yellow King

  • By Sam Adams
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  • March 5, 2014 12:43 PM
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  • 7 Comments
Looking back, it's hard to see how we missed it.

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?