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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 7: A MAN WITHOUT HONOR

What makes for a great "Game Of Thrones" episode? What stories can it tell that could put it on the rarefied level of, say, HBO’s holy trinity of "The Sopranos," "Deadwood," and "The Wire"? I’m not sure how I would have answered this question before seeing “A Man Without Honor.”
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • May 14, 2012 8:53 AM
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GIRLS RECAP 5: HARD BEING EASY

More like "Hard Writing Consistently." What *was* that?
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • May 13, 2012 10:55 PM
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GIRLS RECAP 4: HANNAH'S DIARY

I hoped the title of this week's episode wouldn't imply what I had a feeling it implied. I hoped we'd just see Hannah writing in her diary, or hear snippets in a voice-over—something, anything besides another character reading Hannah's diary and getting information s/he didn't want, while I watched, cringing, from behind a pillow.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • May 6, 2012 10:55 PM
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GIRLS RECAP 3: ALL ADVENTUROUS WOMEN DO

Remember those Cosmo-ish "Which Sex & the City character are you?" quizzes that every single editorial outlet featured during that show's run? Of course you couldn't take the results seriously; you can't "be" one of those people, because those people weren't people. They were slices of people, meant to illustrate (and easier to write than) the composite, contradictory whole.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • April 29, 2012 10:55 PM
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GIRLS RECAP 2: VAGINA PANIC

"Vagina Panic" is an attention-getting episode title—but nobody's really panicking in the second episode of "Girls" except Hannah, whose takeaway from a childhood viewing of Forrest Gump is an obsessive fear of contracting AIDS from "stuff that gets up around the sides of condoms." "Vagina Denial" might cover the subject a bit better.
  • By Sarah D. Bunting
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  • April 22, 2012 10:55 PM
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GAME OF THRONES RECAP 4: GARDEN OF BONES

"Garden Of Bones" was perhaps my least favorite episode of "Game Of Thrones," period. The show has been such a success that seeing it struggle so much is a surprise. It’s still competent and watchable, but "Garden Of Bones" was frayed at the edges.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • April 22, 2012 9:55 PM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ RECAP: LUCK: If Wishes Were Horses ...

Before we delve into HBO's "Luck," I need to get some housekeeping out of the way. I wrote about it in a very general way for New York magazine, then asked to recap the first season for Vulture. "Luck" is a rare TV drama that benefits from wonky auteurist scrutiny, and that's how I'm going to approach it. I'm fascinated by series creator David Milch and have written extensively about his great western drama Deadwood for the Star-Ledger, The House Next Door, and Salon.
  • By Matt Zoller Seitz
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  • January 30, 2012 2:28 AM
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MATT ZOLLER SEITZ: George Harrison Living In A Material World

Martin Scorsese's new HBO documentary about George Harrison is as serious and sometimes mystifying as its subject By Matt Zoller Seitz Press Play Contributor
  • By Matthew Seitz
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  • October 5, 2011 10:21 AM
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