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    The 15 Best TV Episodes Of 2013

    Without wishing to engage in the tiresome “TV shows or movies, which are better?” debate (not better, just different, plenty of toys for everyone) we have noticed a distinct uptick in our TV consumption over 2013, reflected in the increased number of shows we’ve been reviewing or recapping for your ...

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    The 16 Best And Worst TV Series Finales

    The world is still debating the relative merits and detractions of the final episode of Vince Gilligan's meth-world saga "Breaking Bad," with some quarters feeling that the finale was a little too cleanly told while others were filled with the sense of contentment from knowing that the final hour wa...

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    Women Behaving Badly: Amy Jellicoe, the Manipulative Do-Gooder From 'Enlightened'

    The great thing about Amy Jellicoe is that she's not going to kill you. Television is littered with male antiheroes playing with their guns, or knives in the case of Al Swearengen from "Deadwood." Even "Mad Men" can't escape a whiff of sex and violence, especially as the '60s heat up. Now there are ...

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    The 15 Best TV Shows Of The 2012/2013 Season

    Unlike the movies, which do operate on a January-December basis when it comes to awards consideration, the TV season is a slightly different proposition. With ratings dipping in the summer, new shows tend to be unveiled in September or early fall, and are usually wrapping up by May. The rise of cabl...

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    HBO's Accidental Feminism, From Lena Dunham's Hannah Horvath to Laura Dern's Amy Jellicoe

    With the recent finale of the second season of “Girls,” and the “Enlightened” season finale still resonating in my mind, I’ve been thinking more and more about the characters from both shows. The upcoming new season of “Veep” is only a few weeks away, too, and, even though it’s a more stylized comed...

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    Farewell to HBO's Under-Appreciated 'Enlightened'

    The reaction on the Twittersphere was immediate and noisy to HBO's announcement that it was killing the critically praised but underwatched tragi-comedy "Enlightened," starring Laura Dern (who won a Golden Globe for her turn as sunny but frustrated corporate employee Amy Jellicoe), Mike White (creat...

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened,' Steven Coogan Has 'Doubt' & Amanda Peet Feels 'Togetherness'

    Year after year, HBO has continually showcases how much of a cable TV juggernaut they are, always coming out with great programming from interesting filmmakers and actors. Still, they’re a business, and when a show is doing poorly in the ratings, HBO has to send it to the chopping block no matter th...

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    HBO Cancels 'Enlightened': 'It was a very difficult decision'

    Last night, Buzzfeed's Kate Aurthur broke the news that "Enlightened" will not be back for a third season. HBO confirmed this soon after.

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened' and the Perfect TV Ending

    Saying farewell to a beloved series is tough going, so I was gratified to have "Enlightened" do it for me. Even if its cancellation isn't yet assured, "Agent of Change," the second season's finale, felt like a goodbye nonetheless -- and a perfect one at that.

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