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    Emmy Watch: The Decline and Fall of 'Downton Abbey'

    As hulking and lavish as the Titanic, "Downton Abbey" appears unsinkable -- especially when it comes to Emmy voters and fans. But the series, whose first episode began with news of that famous ship's North Atlantic disaster, is not immune to rough seas. Does the disappointing fourth season of "Downt...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers' Season 1, Episode 6 ‘Guest’

    In the world of “The Leftovers” there is no character who has felt the weight of loss more than Nora Durst (Carrie Coon). Losing both her husband and children on October 14th — odds of 1/128,000 she cooly notes in this week’s “Guest” — have made her an odd symbol in the town of Mapleton. She's a hum...

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    Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 6 'Guest' Turns Everything on Its Head

    Damon Lindelof takes us on another singular journey, this time tracking Nora as she ventures to New York for a life-changing conference.

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    Review: 'The Honorable Woman' is the Egalitarian Feminist Spy Thriller of Your Dreams

    SundanceTV's latest miniseries more than stands up to the network's already notable history in the genre, while transcending the expectations associated with a modern spy thriller.

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    Emmy Watch: Learning to Love 'Game of Thrones'

    The first time I quit "Game of Thrones," in the midst of the prolonged setup that plagued season one, it came as a relief.

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 5 'Gladys'

    Loyalty is a bond that can be stronger than blood ties, but creating that connection requires a careful balance of trust and vulnerability to show that you can be both sensitive and stoic to the needs of someone else. But loyalty can also be dangerous, and that becomes clear in "The Leftovers' " fif...

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    Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 5, 'Gladys,' Paints a Clear and Terrifying Antagonist

    What we know, what we don't, and what we think is coming next after Episode 5 of "The Leftovers."

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    Review: WGN America's 'Manhattan' Brings 'Mad Men'-Esque Polish to the Mysteries of Los Alamos

    It might take some effort to find WGN America on your cable box, but this well-made and fascinating period drama deserves your attention.

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    Why David Suchet Came So Close To Missing Out On Poirot

    By Darwyn Carson - David Suchet shares where he was in his life and career at the moment he was offered the role of Hercule, the meticulously bespoke Belgian detective with the mincing walk; Poirot that is.

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers' Season 1, Episode 4 'B.J. And The A.C.'

    "There is no family," Patti Levin (Ann Dowd) mysteriously and somewhat gravely writes on her notepad, and it's a theme that will come to bear in "B.J. And The A.C." Christmas has arrived in Mapleton, and all police chief Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) wants is a little bit of peace for the holiday. A...

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