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    Emmy Watch: 'Masters of Sex' Is One of the Best Shows on Television. Will Voters Notice?

    The first season of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" received five Emmy nominations last month, including Lead Actress (Lizzy Caplan) and Guest Actress (Allison Janney). Can the series' excellent sophomore run, currently airing Sunday nights at 10, boost its chances of winning?

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 7 'Solace For Tired Feet'

    "I think I might be going crazy," Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) tells his new girlfriend Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) toward the end of "Solace For Tired Feet," and it's a realization that's been a long time coming. Suffering from bad dreams, lost time and sometimes unable to tell reality from the fever...

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    Review: Skeptics, Meet Your Savior: Introducing 'Boondocks' Creator's 'Black Jesus'

    "The Boondocks" creator Aaron McGruder employs two unlikely comrades, religion and farce, to challenge the stereotyping of urban African-American life cultivated across the vast majority of film, television, music and fashion projects made over the past thirty years.

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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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