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    On 'Mad Men,' You Can't Have It All, But You Can Still Wonder If Other People Do

    Check out our recap and review of "To Have and to Hold," the April 21, 2013 episode of "Mad Men."

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    'Top of the Lake' Finale Recap: State of Emergency

    Certain episodes of television stand out not only within the course of a series, but within the course of a year. In 2012, it was the eleventh episode of “Mad Men,” titled “The Other Women” (incidentally also featuring a stunning performance from Elisabeth Moss). This year, the finale of “Top of the...

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    'Top of the Lake' Episode 5 Recap: The Body Knows What To Do

    This week’s episode of “Top of the Lake” finds its characters combating feelings of helplessness -- from the past, from a seemingly impenetrable mystery, and from death.

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    Five Striking Similarities Between Elisabeth Moss' Roles on 'Mad Men' and 'Top of the Lake'

    A joy of the current TV season is that one of the medium’s finest actresses, Elisabeth Moss, has key roles in two of the finest series in recent memory -- “Mad Men,” now in its sixth season, and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake.” While the athletic, hardened Kiwi detective Robin Griffin and sharp-as...

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    Is the 'Mad Men' Premiere's Obsession With Mortality a Sign Another Character Death is Coming?

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm) hasn't really changed. He's gotten older, wiser in some ways and not in others, more introspective. He managed to do what many people have idly fantasized about at some point in their lives -- to shed an old identity and start fresh, to build himself a new, successful life from...

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    'Top of the Lake' Episode 4 Recap: A Devastating Revelation, and a Simple "Yes/No"

    How do the characters in “Top of the Lake” communicate with each other, and how quickly do they choose to divulge information? This is a central question in this week’s episode, which finds significance in both a harrowing, complex monologue and the two most basic written responses in our language.

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    'Top of the Lake' Recap 2: Bringing Out the Dead and Missing

    While last week's two-hour premiere of "Top of the Lake" dealt with the blunt one-two shock of a pregnant pre-teen girl and then her disappearance, this week's episode deals with the classic detective-story trope of obsession with a missing person. As is often the case, an obsession with the missing...

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    'Top of the Lake' Recap 1: A Brilliant Beginning to Jane Campion's Dark, Deep and Dreamlike Mystery

    “Top of the Lake,” the new Sundance Channel miniseries created, written and directed in part by Jane Campion, is a masterfully twisty creation that floats just out of the reach of comfortable comprehension. Its characters, united in the search for a missing girl against an ominous backdrop of awesom...

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    Jane Campion's Masterful 'Top of the Lake' Uses a Mystery As a Window Into a Community at the Edge of the World

    There may be no filmmaker better at portraying the differences between men and women than Jane Campion, whose latest work, the masterful seven-part miniseries "Top of the Lake," premieres tonight, March 18th, on the Sundance Channel. Putting it that way has the potential to make her output sound str...

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    Trailer Watch: Top of the Lake - a Mini-Series Directed by Jane Campion

    It's always important to note when something by Jane Campion is about to be released. Next week starts a seven part mini series Top of the Lake written and directed by Campion. It stars Elisabeth Moss as a tough young detective investigating the disappearance of a pregnant teenager in the isolated...

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