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'Mad Men' Season 5 Opener 'A Little Kiss': Review and Recap, Premiere Sets Record

After an 18-month hiatus, "Mad Men" is back with electric car windows, tacky polyester and even a bit of health consciousness. ("Please, no smoking.") Spoilers ahead!
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 26, 2012 2:44 PM
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The Death of 'Luck'

What happened in "Luck"'s last two episodes is that Hoffman and Farina's characters had something to do of consequence. Farina stopped being a chauffeur and started being a tough guy who could see what others cannot. We finally knew why Hoffman kept him around.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • March 26, 2012 1:00 AM
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HBO Releases 'You Win or You Die,' 22 Minute Video Recap & Preview for 'Game of Thrones'

HBO has released a new 22 minute video recapping season 1 of "Game of Thrones" and ushering in season two, which arrives April 1. Check it out below. Here's a series of clips we posted last week. THR has co-creators and exec producers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss talking about how the series will depart from George R. R. Martin's enormous books...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 23, 2012 4:29 PM
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Jon Hamm Keeps it Classy with 'Mad Men' Cast on Today Show

Jon Hamm and Co. keep it classy on the Today show. He and his "Mad Men" co-stars and creator discuss the return the show for season five, their seventeen month break, and Hamm's recent comments about reality train-wreck television. He politely stands by his comments about Kim Kardashian being a "fucking idiot" and our culture rewarding her for it.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 4:56 PM
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It's 1965 for Newsweek's Retro 'Mad Men' Issue, Complete with Sexist Ads

Newsweek went back to 1965 for its retro issue featuring a cover story on "Mad Men," returning to AMC March 25. The magazine's "Mad Men" story was written by Eleanor Clift, who recalls her early days at Newsweek back in the 1960s. She recalls, "Women weren’t supposed to be openly ambitious in the ’60s...
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 19, 2012 4:38 PM
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'The Walking Dead' and Women: Bring On Andrea and Michonne

For various scheduling reasons (Oscars, Sundance, SXSW), I wound up watching the final five episodes of "The Walking Dead" Season Two on Sunday, including the finale (review here). One of the things I hate about even the best reality television, from "Survivor" and "Project Runway" to "Top Chef" and "American Idol," is how poorly the women fare.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 19, 2012 3:33 PM
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'The Walking Dead' Finale Review and Recap: Movies vs. TV

The structure of tonight’s "The Walking Dead" finale is indicative of where the show is right now: struggling to come back to television.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • March 18, 2012 11:16 PM
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'Game of Thrones' Covers EW; Season Two Will Be Sexier, Bloodier and 'Not Just for Nerds'

"Game of Thrones" is EW's next cover story (on newsstands March 16). The series' second season debuts on HBO April 1. EW promises that this season will be sexier, bloodier, more epic -- and not "just for nerds anymore"!
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 15, 2012 1:27 PM
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'The Walking Dead' Review: Killing Them Softly

Ever since the decision was made to keep him alive in the "Walking Dead" (rather than allow Carl to kill him as he did in the first volume of the comic), the question the writers never seemed to answer was, “What can we do with Shane?”
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • March 12, 2012 1:00 AM
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Hamm, Hendricks, Slattery, Moss & Weiner Talk 'Mad Men' Season Five with EW

EW's scoop on "Mad Men" season five arrives in the next issue (on newsstands March 9). Here's a peek at the goods from cast members Elizabeth Moss, Jon Hamm, John Slattery, Christina Hendricks and show creator Matthew Weiner. The two-hour season premiere airs on AMC March 25.
  • By Sophia Savage
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  • March 8, 2012 1:55 PM
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