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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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    'Please Like Me,' the Best TV Comedy You're (Probably) Not Watching

    The delightful Australian comedy is a bull in the sitcom china shop, reveling in the mayhem of adulthood as an adolescent might an ingenious prank.

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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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    'New Girl' vs. 'The Mindy Project'

    Of "New Girl" and "The Mindy Project," it's clear that only one takes full advantage of its star's distinctive persona -- and it's not the one you might expect.

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