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    TV Review: Steven Soderbergh's 'The Knick' Starring Clive Owen

    "No one handles the unexpected like John Thackery," someone quips in "The Knick." "It's where I live," comes the doctor's quick reply, and it's about as perfect a summation of the lead character of the new Cinemax show that you're likely to get. "Unexpected" is also a good descriptor of the series i...

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    Review: Steven Soderbergh Brings Style to 'The Knick,' But is the Surgical Drama Dead on the Table?

    Steven Soderbergh provides the sole dose of original flourishes to a frustratingly mediocre medical drama.

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    For 'The Knick' Fact Plus Fiction Equals Darn Good Drama

    By Darwyn Carson - In 1900 Harlem racism, fraud, ambulance shenanigans, drug abuse and bribery is business as usual at ‘The Knick.’ Truth mirrors fiction in the Steven Soderbergh directed series.

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    Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

    As hulking and lavish as the Titanic, "Downton Abbey" appears unsinkable -- especially when it comes to Emmy voters and fans. But the series, whose first episode began with news of that famous ship's North Atlantic disaster, is not immune to rough seas. Does the disappointing fourth season of "Downt...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers' Season 1, Episode 6 ‘Guest’

    In the world of “The Leftovers” there is no character who has felt the weight of loss more than Nora Durst (Carrie Coon). Losing both her husband and children on October 14th — odds of 1/128,000 she cooly notes in this week’s “Guest” — have made her an odd symbol in the town of Mapleton. She's a hum...

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    Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 6 'Guest' Turns Everything on Its Head

    Damon Lindelof takes us on another singular journey, this time tracking Nora as she ventures to New York for a life-changing conference.

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    Review: 'The Honorable Woman' is the Egalitarian Feminist Spy Thriller of Your Dreams

    SundanceTV's latest miniseries more than stands up to the network's already notable history in the genre, while transcending the expectations associated with a modern spy thriller.

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    Emmy Watch: Learning to Love 'Game of Thrones'

    The first time I quit "Game of Thrones," in the midst of the prolonged setup that plagued season one, it came as a relief.

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 5 'Gladys'

    Loyalty is a bond that can be stronger than blood ties, but creating that connection requires a careful balance of trust and vulnerability to show that you can be both sensitive and stoic to the needs of someone else. But loyalty can also be dangerous, and that becomes clear in "The Leftovers' " fif...

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    Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 5, 'Gladys,' Paints a Clear and Terrifying Antagonist

    What we know, what we don't, and what we think is coming next after Episode 5 of "The Leftovers."

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