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    Review: BBC Crime Drama 'The Fall' Returns to Netflix, Better (and Darker) Than Ever

    Anchored by Gillian Anderson's calm, controlled performance, 'The Fall' is a hypnotic force, patiently reconstructing the murder mystery as an ink-black portrait of the human psyche's most terrifying recesses.

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    Ring in a Happy, Bloody New Year with 'Peaky Blinders'

    Recasting the aftermath of the First World War in swaggering post-punk style, "Peaky Blinders" counters the dainty conservatism of "Downton Abbey" with a sulfuric aversion to the idea of Britain itself.

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    Five Keys to the Unexpected Resurgence of 'Homeland'

    Emerging once more as a stark, surprising tale of life during wartime, 'Homeland' made amends in 2014, easily qualifying as the most improved series of the year.

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    Review: SundanceTV Miniseries 'One Child' Is a Gripping, Globe-Spanning Thriller

    Though its ample excitements occur on intimate terrain, "One Child" conjures the fear of a system that follows but one logic: power.

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    'True Detective' Season 2: Where Are We Now?

    With today's confirmation that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly will join previously announced cast members Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, the second season of HBO's hit crime drama is coming into focus. Here's a rundown of what we know, what's merely rumored, and what we want from t...

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    Streaming Service Acorn TV Scores with Postwar Dramas 'A Place to Call Home,' 'Serangoon Road'

    In the remarkable melodrama 'A Place to Call Home' and the reliable procedural 'Serangoon Road,' the fog of war blurs the line between personal conflict and global conflagration.

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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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