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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 5: AMEN

It’s amazing that a man, and the show that celebrates him, can recognize any news when they spot it, given how much time Will and "The Newsroom" spend in a self-regarding set of funhouse mirrors that seem to reflect only the most flattering version of Will back to him.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 23, 2012 8:56 AM
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BREAKING BAD RECAP 2: MADRIGAL

The most striking aspect of tonight’s episode was our introduction to German mega-company Madrigal Elektromoteren (and, of course, the short-order introduction and elimination of suit Herr Schuler, who was clearly complicit in the late Mr. Fring’s meth empire, though we don’t quite know yet to what degree).
  • By Dave Bunting, Jr.
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  • July 22, 2012 10:55 PM
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FALLING SKIES RECAP 6: MOLON LABE

Here's where we start to hope. Here's where we begin fervently, passionately hoping that two outstanding back-to-back episodes of "Falling Skies" make a trend, possibly the shape of things to come.
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • July 22, 2012 9:55 PM
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POLITICAL ANIMALS: Purple Haze

When we first see former first lady, former presidential candidate, and soon-to-be secretary of state Elaine Barrish Hammond, played by Sigourney Weaver, in "Political Animals," she is onstage giving a concession speech, dressed in a purple disco jumpsuit. “Postpartisan purple,” observes a friend who is an expert on color.
  • By Emily Gordon
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  • July 17, 2012 11:47 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 6: HOPELESS

Tonight’s meh "True Blood" was proof double-O positive of the Law of Fives. Seriously, if physicists applied themselves, I trust they’d find the Law of Fives almost as immutable as the Law of Gravity, and not nearly as funny.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 16, 2012 8:29 AM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 4: I'LL TRY TO FIX YOU

One of the reasons I wish "The Newsroom" spent more time following its characters as they report stories is that there’s a thesis floating through the show about what happens when people apply the methods they use in journalism to their personal lives.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 15, 2012 10:55 PM
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BREAKING BAD RECAP 1: LIVE FREE OR DIE

In the months since the explosive Season 4 finale of "Breaking Bad," and Walt's certainly premature declaration of victory, we've had a long time to ponder what exactly he meant by saying, "I won."
  • By Dave Bunting, Jr.
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  • July 15, 2012 10:55 PM
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FALLING SKIES RECAP 5: HOMECOMING

If you're not watching this show yet, now's the time to start.
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • July 15, 2012 9:55 PM
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LONGMIRE RECAP 5: THE WORST KIND OF HUNTER

In “The Worst Kind Of Hunter,” Longmire continues muddying its moral waters by separating justice from law.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • July 9, 2012 3:50 PM
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CRUEL SUMMER: DIE HARD (1988)

"Die Hard" was something new, an over-the-top blowout its director made personal by injecting humor and humanity into its incredible action set-pieces.
  • By Aaron Aradillas
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  • July 9, 2012 9:55 AM
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