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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The big tease of "Glee"

Really, Glee? Was it really necessary to end an episode revolving around virginity loss with a shot of a roaring fireplace? That’s a trick question. Midway through its third season there’s little that’s necessary about Glee, save for the underused Chris Colfer’s performance as out gay teenager Kurt Hummel, the even more severely underused Mike O’Malley’s performance as his dad, one out of every five musical numbers, and Sue Sylvester’s surreal rants, which Jane Lynch sells even when the writing is just sassy word salad. And even those compensatory values aren’t enough to make me watch each week.
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  • November 9, 2011 3:07 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The awesome, thrilling spectacle of Vietnam?

Before I review “Vietnam in HD,” the six-hour History Channel epic, I need to get a couple of caveats out of the way. First, if you have a high definition television, access to the History Channel’s HD signal, and a killer home stereo system, you should record the series and watch it in a dark room with no interruptions, preferably while indulging your inebriating substance of choice. It’s a sound and light show extraordinaire — a trip.
  • By Matt Zoller Seitz
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  • November 9, 2011 12:24 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: THE OFFICE and the zen of Robert California

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  • November 3, 2011 8:12 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: The awful brilliance of “American Horror Story”

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  • November 2, 2011 10:31 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: Brian Williams’ nostalgia act

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  • November 2, 2011 6:40 AM
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SLIDE SHOW: THE SIMPSONS save halloween, again

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  • November 1, 2011 9:54 PM
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RECAP: THE WALKING DEAD, Season 2, Episode 3: Save The Last One

Editor’s Note: The following recap of The Walking Dead season 2, episode 3 contains spoilers; read at your own risk.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • October 31, 2011 11:35 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: BOSS: Is Kelsey Grammer’s show the new WIRE

Starz' "Boss" is a tour de force about politics, power and the press -- and the inevitability of corruption. By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor
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  • October 19, 2011 9:45 AM
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RECAP: THE WALKING DEAD, Season 2, Episode 1: "What Lies Ahead"

EDITOR'S NOTE: AMC's zombie series returns for season two tonight, already more powerful than the long-running comic it's based on. This review contains spoilers. Read at your own risk.
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • October 17, 2011 4:34 AM
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RECAP: DEXTER, Season 6, Episode 3: "Smokey and the Bandit"

EDITOR'S NOTE: This recap contains spoilers for "Dexter" season six, episode three; read at your own risk.
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  • October 17, 2011 4:17 AM
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