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"Mad Men" Episode 11 Review and Recap: "The Other Woman," Something Beautiful You Can Cruelly Own

Every season of "Mad Men" has an iconic episode. In Season 1, it's "The Wheel." In Season 4, "The Suitcase." In Season 5, I was confident it would be "Mystery Date." And then I saw "The Other Woman."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 28, 2012 6:30 AM
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'Mad Men' Episode 10 Review and Recap: Lane, Joan and Harry Dance the 'Christmas Waltz' on Thin Ice

'Tis the season to know not what you want, just that you're wanting.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 21, 2012 6:02 AM
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  • 5 Comments

'Mad Men' Episode 9 Review and Recap: Eating and Competing in the 'Dark Shadows'

"It's every man for himself."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 14, 2012 5:44 AM
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Mad Men Episode 8 Review and Recap: In 'Lady Lazarus,' Don and Pete See the Abyss

In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, the prospect of performing is liberating for some and confusing for others. Meanwhile, a few outliers are gravely tired of the roles fate has assigned them.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • May 8, 2012 1:09 AM
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'Mad Men' Episode 7 Review and Recap: 'At the Codfish Ball,' Where the Shirley Temples Are Hard to Swallow

"So, how was the city?" "Dirty."
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 30, 2012 5:11 AM
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'Mad Men' Episode 6 Review and Recap: 'Far Away Places' and Wrinkles in Time

In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, the blissful promise of escape tempts Don, Peggy and Roger. Yet time is a prison -- and keeps us guessing.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 23, 2012 5:42 AM
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'The Walking Dead' Team Talk Zombie Horror at NAB: "I Do Want to Find Out What the Limit Is"

How far can they go with gore and violence? “It’s really awesome that AMC is bold enough to put just about anything up there,” said Kirkman, “But I do want to find out what the limit is.”
  • By Valentina Valentini
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  • April 18, 2012 11:40 AM
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Sex & the Gritty: Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Pilot is Coarse, Sensitive, and Promising

The most compelling aspect of Lena Dunham's HBO series "Girls" is a tone and spirit that balances sincerity and satire. When the goofy protagonist Hannah (Dunham) proclaims in the first scene that she is "busy trying to become who I am," the series arrives with a strong, clear voice.
  • By Maggie Lange
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  • April 16, 2012 8:00 AM
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'Mad Men' Episode 5 Review and Recap: In 'Signal 30,' Pete and Lane Throw Feeble Punches at Despair

In Sunday's all-new "Mad Men" episode, death and despair continue to seep into the big picture. But in the midst of sniper shootings, highway crashes and men who "have nothing," is there a faint signal of hope?
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • April 16, 2012 5:22 AM
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'Justified,' and 'Southland' Finales: Meet Hardboiled Director Don Siegel

Watching the final few episodes of "Justified" (which ended its season this week) as well as "Southland" and the more pretentious "The Killing," I found myself thinking about Don Siegel, the mid-century hardboiled director whose films epitomized an unpretentious, corrosive vein of American cinema.
  • By Terry Curtis Fox
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  • April 13, 2012 7:11 PM
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