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    Why the 'Boardwalk Empire' Finale Reminded Us So Much of 'The Sopranos' Finale

    It's clear that these two HBO great Jersey-based crime series have a lot in common, but what made Tony and Nucky's last stands uncannily similar? (Spoilers for both series abound below.)

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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: 'Boardwalk Empire' Series Finale, 'Eldorado,' Can't Avoid the Past Forever

    Here are the most important moments, lines of dialogue and crimes in the concluding episode of your favorite Prohibition-era gangster drama.

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    Why Jagger & Gibney's 'Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown' Is a Musical

    Alex Gibney loves music docs. From "The Blues" to "Finding Fela" and his in-the-works looks at Frank Sinatra and Janis Joplin, he's a music maven. So it's fitting that he and producer Mick Jagger take a musical slant on the Godfather of Soul in "Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown" (HBO, October 2...

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    How 'Scandal' and 'Hannibal' Are Winning The Social Media Game

    Believe it or not, #Gladiators and #Fannibals are helping shape the future of television.

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    How Sebastian Junger Went Hobo for HBO Doc 'Last Patrol' (TRAILER)

    Concluding Sebastian Junger's trilogy on war is HBO-backed "The Last Patrol" (which will also be a book), about four men who have given up covering war. They hiked at high speed the 300-mile trip from D.C. through Philadelphia to Pittsburgh in stages over the course of a year without tents, freezing...

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    'Transparent' and the New Queer Television

    "Transparent" adapts the New Queer Cinema to a rapidly evolving medium, the standard bearer for a cadre of cultural productions that includes "Looking," "Orange is the New Black," "American Horror Story," "Please Like Me," and many others: the New Queer Television.

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    'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver' Changes the Game With a Dog Supreme Court and Real Tears

    Hello there, every other talk show on the planet. This is a reminder that "Last Week Tonight" is owning your asses.

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