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    Review: Why Starz Original Series 'The Missing' Might Save Us from Drama Fatigue

    'The Missing' checks all the boxes of the "serious" serial, but its grace notes reveal a richer drama than the central mystery might suggest.

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    'Olive Kitteridge,' 'The Leftovers,' and the Uses of Disenchantment

    "Olive Kitteridge" abounds with death while "The Leftovers" bristles with absence, but only one of HBO's bleak offerings successfully traverses such rough terrain.

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    Review: 'American Horror Story: Freak Show,' Ryan Murphy's Sublime Circus Act

    As campy, high-velocity genre fare, 'Freak Show' is all in good fun — but as an allegory for the prison of suburban conformity, it's an American horror story, indeed.

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    Review: 'Gracepoint' vs. 'Broadchurch,' or the Problem with Remakes (TRAILERS)

    Though cut from the same cloth, "Broadchurch" is simply extraordinary while "Gracepoint" is practically poisonous: an object lesson in how not to remake television.

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    'True Detective' Season 2 Comes into Focus: Farrell and Vaughn Confirmed, McAdams 'Closing In'

    In an interview with Ireland's Sunday World newspaper this weekend, Colin Farrell confirmed his role in the forthcoming season of HBO's hit drama. And on Tuesday, HBO officially confirmed the casting of Farrell and Vince Vaughn in lead roles. Here's a rundown of what we know, what's merely rumored, ...

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    Review: 'The Knick,' Steven Soderbergh's Master Class in Historical Fiction

    Far beyond the confines of the surgical field, Soderbergh's immersive work of art redefines the aesthetic possibilities of the period drama.

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    Review: 'Gotham,' Fox's Whiz-Bang Antidote to Superhero Fatigue (TRAILER)

    Fox's stellar new police procedural/comic book mash-up imagines Gotham City as a garish funhouse, sketched in the style of midcentury graphic art.

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    Emmy Watch: Flying Under Awards Radar, 'Mad Men' Still Soars

    As the final season of "Mad Men" begins, freelancer Freddy Rumsen (Joel Murray) speeds through a sleek, cinematic pitch for Accutron watches, selling the fantasy of time harnessed, exploited, made beautiful. He's selling, in a sense, "Mad Men" itself. "It's not a timepiece," his tagline goes. "It's ...

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    Emmy Watch: 'Masters of Sex' Is One of the Best Shows on Television. Will Voters Notice?

    The first season of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" received five Emmy nominations last month, including Lead Actress (Lizzy Caplan) and Guest Actress (Allison Janney). Can the series' excellent sophomore run, currently airing Sunday nights at 10, boost its chances of winning?

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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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