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LONGMIRE RECAP 2: A DAMN SHAME

Through impressive technical competence, surprising for a show so early in its run, “A Damn Shame” maintains a down-to-earth tone in the story it tells, the characters’ reaction to the story, the way the story is shot, and the way the story is constructed.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • June 18, 2012 9:06 AM
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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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FALLING SKIES RECAP 1: WORLDS APART and SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

Falling Skies is back for its second season with a two-hour premiere that, as is so often the case with "special premiere events" these days, is actually two episodes shown back-to-back. So, Episodes 2.01 Worlds Apart and 2.02 Shall We Gather at the River constitute our relaunch into the post-invasion world of Tom Mason and the Second Massachusetts. It was not perfect, but definitely was tightly constructed and presented some solid science fiction in a watchable two hours..
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • June 17, 2012 10:55 PM
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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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LONGMIRE RECAP 1: THE LONG ROAD

While a mystery procedural isn’t the most revolutionary premise for a television series, there were several aspects of the "Longmire" pilot that indicated it might be particularly interesting. First, it had a distinct visual style.
  • By Rowan Kaiser
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  • June 11, 2012 9:58 AM
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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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MAD MEN RECAP 12: THE PHANTOM

Most nights I watch Mad Men on my living room couch with a computer in my lap. Tonight I watched at a terrific New York City bar, at the Basket of Kisses Season Finale Party, sitting next to Rich Sommer.
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • June 11, 2012 1:38 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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  • 8 Comments

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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MAD MEN RECAP 11: COMMISSIONS AND FEES

"Everything you think’s going to make you happy just turns to crap."
  • By Deborah Lipp
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  • June 4, 2012 1:03 AM
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  • 10 Comments

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