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    Review: WGN America's 'Manhattan' Brings 'Mad Men'-Esque Polish to the Mysteries of Los Alamos

    It might take some effort to find WGN America on your cable box, but this well-made and fascinating period drama deserves your attention.

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    Why David Suchet Came So Close To Missing Out On Poirot

    By Darwyn Carson - David Suchet shares where he was in his life and career at the moment he was offered the role of Hercule, the meticulously bespoke Belgian detective with the mincing walk; Poirot that is.

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers' Season 1, Episode 4 'B.J. And The A.C.'

    "There is no family," Patti Levin (Ann Dowd) mysteriously and somewhat gravely writes on her notepad, and it's a theme that will come to bear in "B.J. And The A.C." Christmas has arrived in Mapleton, and all police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) wants is a little bit of peace for the holiday. A...

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    Guillermo Del Toro's 'The Strain' Is Scary Fun, Surprisingly Smart (TRAILER)

    The loathsome vampire morphology that horror auteur Guillermo del Toro has dreamed up for his breakneck television series The Strain (FX) could not be tweaked to create a YA romance. The Strain is not a tale of the supernatural but a science fiction story about encounters with a new parasitic specie...

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    Recap: ‘The Leftovers,’ Season 1, Episode 3, ‘Two Boats And A Helicopter’

    With just two episodes so far, Damon Lindelof’s “The Leftovers” has already laid out a strong handful of mysteries, the central one being what exactly happened on October 14th that caused 2% of the world’s population to vanish. But as Lindelof has been stressing since even the show first aired, that...

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    Why 'The Strain' is an Elegant Virus

    by Darwyn Carson - Guillermo del Toro creates the bête de bêtes for the new FX high concept thriller ‘The Strain.’

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    Colin Farrell Puts On Badge For 'True Detective' Season 2, Taylor Kitsch In Contention For Role

    “The two scripts we have … I hate to jinx it … they are more exciting than the first season,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo bold said at the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills yesterday about the second season of "True Detective." (via EW) But the question on eve...

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    Recap: ‘The Leftovers,’ Season 1, Episode 2, ‘Penguin One, Us Zero’

    If the pilot for Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta’s “The Leftovers” established the landscape of the show — one where semi-supernatural phenomenon bump up against personal drama — the second episode, “Penguins One, Us Zero,” makes a smart play and narrows the focus. Unlike “Lost” which forever expand...

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    Review: Reggie Bythewood's 'Gun Hill' Brings Back the Spirit of 'New York Undercover'

    'Gun Hill' is wholly entertaining and it will be great to see it go to series.

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    What Went Wrong with HBO's 'The Leftovers'?

    HBO has a remarkable success rate, if you think about it, from "Boardwalk Empire," "The Newsroom," "True Detective" and "True Blood" to "Game of Thrones." All these series mix TV and film creative elements with strong characters, a fair dose of sex and the good old uber-violence. So what went wrong ...

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