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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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    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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