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FALLING SKIES RECAP 4: LOVE AND OTHER ACTS OF COURAGE

Hey everyone, Rick's back!
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • July 9, 2012 1:25 AM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 3: THE 112TH CONGRESS

As much as I believe Aaron Sorkin is, to some extent, correct about the brokenness of our news system, as I’ve watched "The Newsroom," I’m finding myself increasingly sympathetic with the people he’s angry at, the ones who knuckle under to commercial pressure and the terms of their contracts as Will McAvoy and the News Night team rise above them.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 8, 2012 10:55 PM
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LONGMIRE RECAP 4: DOG SOLDIER

There’s an important development in this week’s "Longmire," though it’s not immediately apparent. For the first time, Walt Longmire hits the barriers of what the law can do, and he is willing to work outside the law for justice.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • July 2, 2012 9:31 AM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 2: NEWSROOM 2.0

For Aaron Sorkin’s characters, doing your job and falling in love are often inseparable processes.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • July 2, 2012 1:52 AM
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FALLING SKIES RECAP 3: YOUNG BLOODS

This week's Falling Skies gave us some very earned emotional release. Like almost every episode, the action sequences were kick-ass, but the heart of the episode this week was in its emotional moments. While some of the set-up leading into the key dramatic sequences was schmaltzy, and some dialogue was schmaltzy, I do feel that, if you've been following the series, then the emotion will feel earned and you will have come away feeling the dignity and pathos of these characters.
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • July 2, 2012 12:53 AM
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TRUE BLOOD RECAP 4: WE'LL MEET AGAIN

Alan Ball’s a believer. Now on his last season as the major domo of "True Blood," he continues to see no reason at all why Big Themes and literary stuff can’t coexist with camp, bodice ripper romance, Hammer gore camp and a Ken-Russell-esque free-for-all approach to fantastic filmmaking.
  • By Ian Grey
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  • July 2, 2012 12:37 AM
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LONGMIRE RECAP 3: THE CANCER

Longmire’s specific focus on its main character can yield some tense results, as last week’s episode demonstrated effectively. But this approach also leads to difficulties when the scope of the episode is wider.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • June 25, 2012 8:33 AM
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THE NEWSROOM RECAP 1: WE JUST DECIDED TO

HBO’s been trying to sell "The Newsroom" to audiences on the strength of its opening scene, when Will McAvoy (Jeff Daniels), a bland and personable cable news anchor trapped in his own private hell somewhere between a shout-y liberal and a conservative, snaps and delivers a rant about American greatness.
  • By Alyssa Rosenberg
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  • June 24, 2012 10:55 PM
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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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FALLING SKIES RECAP 2: COMPASS

"He is now defined by those of us who owe him our lives."
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • June 24, 2012 9:55 PM
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