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Watch: 26-Minute Visual Essay About ‘Deadwood’ Before This Weekend's HBO 3-Season Marathon

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 14, 2014 11:26 AM
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Deadwood
In Brett Martin’s wonderful book “Difficult Men: Behind The Scenes of a Creative Revolution,” the creation of David Milch’s HBO series “Deadwood” seems a potent mix of chance, ingenuity, and years of passionate, hard work. There are the tales: of Milch rewriting entire scenes on-set as the actors wait, stormy dynamics between the writing staff, and of three brilliant seasons of TV before it abruptly ended. But what’s on-screen is just as vivid and fascinating as what occurred behind the scenes, and now a new visual essay takes an involved look at the entire series, and as Milch and co. as “dramatic anthropologists” throughout.

Olivia Wilde & Juno Temple Join Martin Scorsese's HBO Music Project And More

  • By Ken Guidry
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  • March 13, 2014 11:16 AM
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Though “Boardwalk Empire” has only one season left in the tank, hopefully, fans of the show can find solace in the fact that the Martin Scorsese/Terence Winter rock ‘n’ roll pilot for HBO is still moving forward. Olivia Wilde and Juno Temple have most recently joined the cast as the pilot is set to begin production this summer.

Watch: 25-Minute 'Game Of Thrones' Recap Lets You Relive The Agony Of Season 3

  • By Charlie Schmidlin
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  • March 13, 2014 9:01 AM
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Game Of Thrones
The future of HBO’s “Game of Thrones” has been much discussed of late: Season Four lies only a few weeks away, and yesterday the show’s writers revealed they’ve pinpointed the seventh or eighth season as the series’ end. But for newcomers or devotees hankering for a second look, we’ve got a recap of the show’s last season—one of the most shocking and earth-shattering yet.

Watch: 3-Minute Ad Break Created By 'Lego Movie' Team For U.K. TV Plus Sequel Secures Director

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 12, 2014 5:21 PM
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If you had told us last year that "The Lego Movie" would not only be a box office success and a critical darling, but also one of the flat out best movies of 2014 so far, we wouldn't have believed. But over $360 million worldwide later, and still going strong, has made us believers. Well that, and the fact that the movie is clever and hilarious, turning multiple genre tropes upside while tossing in a third act twist that could've collapsed the whole thing. A sequel has already been set for 2017, and now has it someone to guide it.

'True Detective' Director Cary Fukunaga Says Clues In The Show Were A Mix Of Intentional & Accidental

  • By Ben Brock
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  • March 12, 2014 10:42 AM
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True Detective
If you think that we (and the rest of the internet) were gonna stop talking about “True Detective” just because the show is over then you're about as wrong as the people who thought it was Maggie's dad all along (seriously, how did that get traction?). While there's been plenty of talk around here about season 2 and the people who might work on it (here's five directors we'd like to see in the mix), with the anthology format meaning there'll be a whole new cast and a new director (or several), we're also not done thinking about the first season, and nor is director Cary Fukanaga, who talked with Vulture about people's reactions to the final episode and the season as a whole, notably pushing back against the legions of Chekhov's gunmen online who insist that every little thing had to tie into the final mystery.

Watch: ‘The Simpsons’ Tribute To Marcia Wallace, The Voice Of Edna Krabappel

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Last fall, "The Simpsons" lost a key component of the creative magic that has kept them on the air for over two decades: Marcia Wallace, the voice behind Bart's longtime teacher/nemesis Edna Krabappel passed away. And last week, the creators aired their tribute to the actress during a new episode of the show. Read More »

'Game Of Thrones' Writers Already Planning Road To Seventh Or Eighth Final Season

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 11, 2014 10:36 AM
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With HBO's massively popular fantasy/drama "Game Of Thrones" kicking off the fourth season in just few weeks, there's a lot to look forward to. But for the writers behind the show, who already know what's going to happen across the next batch of episodes, not only are they planning ahead, they are preparing for the inevitable finale.

Watch: The Clock Starts Ticking In First Trailer For '24: Live Another Day' Plus New Pics

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 7:03 PM
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24: Live Another Day
Okay, while the once planned movie version of "24" couldn't get rolling, for fans of Jack Bauer this is the next best thing: a twelve episode event series that brings Kiefer Sutherland back to the small screen in full, ass-kicking form. And the first trailer is here to see how he looks upgraded to 2014.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Teases Saga Of Rust & Martin Could Continue In Books

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 1:29 PM
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True Detective
So, is that all for Rust Cohle and Martin Hart? Star-gazing and pondering the eternal battle of light versus dark? Certainly, their story won't continue on the acclaimed HBO series, as it came to a close last night (read our recap here), with the second season focusing on a whole new set of characters and a case that hints at a grander storyline (read those details here). But there is some hope for those expecting more about Rust and Marty.

'True Detective' Creator Nic Pizzolatto Reveals Alternate Endings & Shares Season 2 Story Details

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • March 10, 2014 11:18 AM
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"True Detective" has finished, and now the debate begins on its legacy. Did it live up to the promise in the first half of the season? Was the story concluded in a satisfactory manner? Is this really one of the greatest shows in TV history? We'll let you hash it out in the comments section, but in this writer's opinion, there hasn't been a TV drama this dense, rich and satisfying in a long, long time. That said, last night's finale did leave a slightly sour taste in the mouths of some. Obviously, **SPOILERS AHEAD**.

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