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    'Hannibal' Tops the A.V. Club's Top 10 TV of 2014, 'Broad City' Has Seconds

    The pop-culture site's critics best shows include "True Detective" and "The Good Wife"

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    The Top Ten TV Series of 2014

    From broadcast to streaming, raucous comedy to searing drama, the distant past to the present day, the diversity of platforms, genres, settings, and narrative structures that marked the year's best television series offered a glimpse of the medium's bright future.

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    Dear John Oliver: Like It Or Not, You Are a Journalist

    The "Last Week Tonight" host denies he's a journalist out of modesty, but he's also pandering to the misconception that journalism and entertainment are mutually exclusive.

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    Daily Reads: Your Art Should Be Spoiled, How 'Last Week Tonight' Became More Than a 'Daily Show' Imitator

    Plus: a forgotten 80s action hero, and why "The Newsroom" fell short.

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    TV Watch: How John Oliver Beat Stewart, Colbert, and Broadcast News at Their Own Games

    John Oliver's not satisfied with challenging former Comedy Central colleagues Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert for satirical primacy. He's going after broadcast news, too. And he's winning.

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    Daily Reads: Aubrey Plaza's Sexual Revolution, How John Oliver Beat Apathy and More

    Plus: "The Congress" and the end of actors, and how "Let's Be Cops" shows marketing trump timing.

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    John Oliver's Search for New Voices in Late Night

    "Last Week Tonight" illustrates the importance of gender-blind hiring.

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    John Oliver's Rallying Cry Over Net Neutrality Buries FCC In Public Comments (VIDEO)

    Net neutrality: it's the issue that just won't go away, and for good reason, since it has the capacity to completely transform the way the Internet works. John Oliver supports the cause for an open Internet in the video below.

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    Review: 'Last Week Tonight with John Oliver'

    Just because John Oliver was so brilliant sitting in for Jon Stewart on The Daily Show, that doesn't mean he should have cloned it for his HBO series, Last Week Tonight.

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