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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 3: WHATEVER I AM, YOU MADE ME

This week’s "True Blood" suffered a bit from "Game of Thrones" syndrome—too many people, parts and ideas for all of them to properly register—but boy howdy were they mostly fine, fun and full of portent of freaky things to com
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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GIRLS RECAP 10: SHE DID

Writing that tries to be for everyone ends up being for no one.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • June 18, 2012 1:30 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 2: AUTHORITY ALWAYS WINS

You know the endlessly self-amused Nazi Christoph Waltz played in "Inglourious Basterds"? Well, someone over at "True Blood" casting found a prim-o Waltz-alike in the actor Christopher Heyerdahl.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 17, 2012 9:55 PM
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GIRLS RECAP 9: LEAVE ME ALONE

The climactic argument between Marnie and Hannah in "Leave Me Alone" is soooo satisfying—and it's not merely because Marnie is acting as the viewer's proxy in calling Hannah fully and completely on her bullshit.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • June 11, 2012 9:15 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 1: TURN! TURN! TURN!

I love "True Blood," and I pray this is the end of it.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • June 10, 2012 9:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 10: VALAR MORGHULIS

One of the key questions facing "Game Of Thrones" the series, as well as its source material, is: “What’s this about?” And by this I mean: “What is this story? How is it being told? Where is this leading?” Certainly there’s drama, and characters change, grow, collapse, or die, but it’s difficult to see a clear structure at times.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • June 4, 2012 8:57 AM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 9: BLACKWATER

We know what we’re getting when we watch a Game Of Thrones episode, right? We’re getting some beautifully shot scenes, certainly; this has been one of the best-looking shows on television since its premiere. We know that the actors will be good, if not great. We know that we’ll see a wide variety of different, possibly intersecting plots, divided by geography. And we know that while there might be some action, it’ll be parceled out for more drama, more cliffhangers, but probably not catharsis. It’s a decent structure. It’s served the show well, as well as working for other HBO shows like The Wire, Treme, and Boardwalk Empire.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • May 28, 2012 8:14 AM
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GIRLS RECAP 7: WELCOME TO BUSHWICK, A.K.A. THE CRACKCIDENT

Was anyone else surprised that the crack in this week's episode title was crack cocaine, and not the crack of an ass?
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • May 27, 2012 10:56 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 8: THE PRINCE OF WINTERFELL

One of the recurring discussions about this second season of "Game Of Thrones" concerns how much the television show is changed from the novels. While the merits of the specific changes are debatable, a running theme of both my reviews and those of other critics is that the show is more confident in its adaptation, becoming its own entity.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • May 21, 2012 9:49 AM
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GIRLS RECAP 6: THE RETURN

One of the things I liked most about "The Return"—and I liked a bunch of things—was its title.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • May 20, 2012 10:55 PM
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