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Immersed in Movies: Craft-Talking David Fincher's Emmy-Contender 'House of Cards'

From the very first moment that Kevin Spacey broke the fourth wall as the devilishly charming House Majority Whip Frank Underwood in "House of Cards," Netflix's first original TV series, we knew that we were in for "Richard III" in D.C. It's so David Fincher, who signed on as exec producer and director of the first two episodes, while writer-showrunner Beau Willimon ("The Ides of March") plotted the political machinations with transcendent glee. No wonder it's induced binge viewing and attracted Emmy buzz.
  • By Bill Desowitz
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  • May 24, 2013 2:22 PM
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Critics’ Choice Television Award Nominations Led by HBO with 21, Surprising Omissions

Nominations are in for the third annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be held the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) nominates and votes for the awards. For the first time the show, hosted by "Parks and Recreation" star Retta, will be webcast live on UStream.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • May 22, 2013 1:15 PM
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Now and Then: Obituary for 'The Big C,' Starring Luminous Laura Linney

Cathy Jamison was a brave bitch. Through four seasons of Showtime's "The Big C," which ended its run Monday, she suffered the indignities of metastatic melanoma, chemotherapy, brain tumors, hospice, and bad insurance, yet remained steadfast in her belief that "surviving" and "living" do not necessarily amount to the same thing. She will be missed.
  • By Matt Brennan
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  • May 22, 2013 12:18 PM
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Three Weddings Before a Bunch of Funerals: 'Game of Thrones' 3.8: 'Second Sons'

Appreciative fans welcomed the return this week of "Peter Drunklage," a reference to a character created to universal acclaim by "Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage during a recent Saturday Night Live appearance.
  • By David Chute
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  • May 20, 2013 5:15 PM
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'Game of Thrones' 3.7 Recap and Review: 'The Bear and the Maiden Fair'

Game of Thrones: Brienne and the Bruin
So just getting his hand cut off is not the worst thing that can happen to a guy in George R.R. Martinland, better known as Westeros and its continual neighbors, the backdrop for the still increasingly-great "Game of Thrones."
  • By David Chute
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  • May 13, 2013 6:10 PM
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Trailer Watch: The Bluths Are Back in 'Arrested Development' Season Four

The trailer for the much-anticipated fourth season of "Arrested Development" has landed. The series, which was cancelled in 2006, was picked up again by original-content crusader Netflix and is set to air all-new episodes on May 26.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 13, 2013 2:56 PM
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'Game of Thrones' 3.6 - 'The Climb' Recap and Review

The newsflash of this episode is that "Game of Thrones" now has a governing metaphor. "Chaos is a ladder," says Lord Petyr Baelish. "The climb is all there is." Caveat emptor, and all that, but still.
  • By David Chute
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  • May 6, 2013 1:05 PM
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WATCH: Zach Galifianakis on SNL Plays Game of the Thrones with GoT Cast Member Cameo

In this clip from his hosting gig at SNL this weekend, Zach Galifianakis plays a serious "Game of Thrones" fan-boy. He's dressed in a child's dragon costume and ready to answer trivia with unrivaled enthusiasm. In his usual over-exuberance-verging-on-nuts fashion, Galifianakis loses his mind when Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, the actor who plays Jaime Lannister, shows up.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • May 6, 2013 12:46 PM
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Sundance Channel Renews 'Rectify' for a Second Season (TRAILER)

Though only on its fourth episode, which airs this Sunday, the life-after-death-row drama "Rectify" has been renewed by the Sundance Channel for a second season.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • May 1, 2013 12:21 PM
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'Game of Thrones' 3.5 - 'Kissed By Fire' Recap and Review

Richard Dormer as Beric Dondarion
Our heads are spinning this week, as we found ourselves empathizing with the Kingslayer, of all people, and, in a pummeling trial-by-combat sequence, rooting against Arya Stark.
  • By David Chute
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  • April 29, 2013 1:04 PM
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