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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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    A Look Back At Season 6 Of 'Mad Men' & What May Lie Ahead In The Final Season

    The sixth season of AMC's "Mad Men" came to a close Sunday night, wrapping up what has been arguably its most divisive season yet. As usual the highlights were in no short supply -- the mini-movie meditation "The Doorway," the amphetamine-fueled "The Crash," Don and Betty's temporary reunion in "The...

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    EMMY WATCH: 'Mad Men' Creator Weiner Talks Emotionally Turbulent Season Six Finale

    "Mad Men" capped off its sixth and perhaps most divisive season Sunday evening on a surprisingly uplifting note given the wringer of hell the AMC series has put Don Draper, and us, through. After the finale aired last night, press interviews with show runner Weiner regarding "In Care Of" were publis...

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    For Don Draper's Backstory, 'Mad Men' Creator Weiner Researched Captains of Industry

    The latest episode of "Mad Men" ("The Quality of Mercy") is all about alpha males protecting their territory--in this case, the ad execs in the newly merged agency Sterling Cooper & Partners. Don Draper (Jon Hamm) is undermining and challenging new partner Ted Chaough (Kevin Rahm), who is clearl...

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    Beautiful and Claustrophobic: MAD MEN’s Inferno

    In many ways, "Mad Men"’s insistence on denying us the pleasure of resolution is the secret to its success and the reason so many of us are hooked on it, despite being frustrated that nothing ever really changes, time and time again. Repetition of experience is electric. It grounds us in the past an...

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    Watch: 55-Minute Talk With Matthew Weiner, Aaron Sorkin & More Showrunners About Violence, Their Hit Shows & More

    With the surplus of quality series currently on cable television, there are also the notable names and personalities behind them -- “Mad Men” and Matthew Weiner, D.B. Weiss and “Game of Thrones,” Aaron Sorkin and “The Newsroom.” All are articulate, enjoyable, and insightful, and thanks to the coming...

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    Discuss: Is 'The Sopranos' The Best Written Show Of All Time? The WGA Thinks So

    You've heard it time and again over the past few years or so, but we're living in a pretty great time for television. While of course HBO and AMC are leading the charge, with a fantastic slate of original programming, bringing talent and budgets that give big screen movies a run for their money, eve...

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    TV Stars Make Movies: Jon Hamm Goes Disney, Whither Hendricks, Moss, Cranston?

    Don Draper has gone Disney. With the news of Jon Hamm starring in Disney's "Million Dollar Arm," which centers on the true story of one man's Mumbai discovery of the next pitching sensation in baseball, we take a look at four TV stars who are primarily known for one role -- and what their big-screen...

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    Even Bernardo Bertolucci Thinks American TV Is Better Than American Movies These Days

    Legendary filmmaker Bernardo Bertolucci was recently honored by the American Academy in Rome with the McKim Award. The man behind films such as “Last Tango in Paris,” “The Last Emperor,” and “The Dreamers” has been active in the film industry for over 50 years now and after receiving the prestigious...

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    Criticwire TV: 'Rectify' Enters Strong as 'Mad Men' Dazzles, 'Game of Thrones' Holds Steady

    As many predicted, "Mad Men" looked at the aftermath of the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. For better or worse, it limited its two black characters, Dawn and Phyllis, to a brief appearance to illustrate the disconnect they have with their privileged white employers.

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