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    COMMUNITY Season Four: A Shaky Start

    It used to be hard to tell if "Community" was a particularly turbulent show, or if its voracious fans plus a rather public cast and crew combined to give the sense that it had a great deal of behind-the-scenes drama.

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    Apocalypse TV: Between the Reality and the Dream

    Right now, the apocalypse is hip. "Revolution" and "The Walking Dead" are two of television's biggest success stories this season. The former is a surprise success for NBC, which is struggling otherwise, while the latter is breaking cable records on AMC.

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 5: THE WORST KIND OF HUNTER

    In “The Worst Kind Of Hunter,” Longmire continues muddying its moral waters by separating justice from law.

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 4: DOG SOLDIER

    There’s an important development in this week’s "Longmire," though it’s not immediately apparent. For the first time, Walt Longmire hits the barriers of what the law can do, and he is willing to work outside the law for justice.

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 3: THE CANCER

    Longmire’s specific focus on its main character can yield some tense results, as last week’s episode demonstrated effectively. But this approach also leads to difficulties when the scope of the episode is wider.

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 2: A DAMN SHAME

    Through impressive technical competence, surprising for a show so early in its run, “A Damn Shame” maintains a down-to-earth tone in the story it tells, the characters’ reaction to the story, the way the story is shot, and the way the story is constructed.

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 1: THE LONG ROAD

    While a mystery procedural isn’t the most revolutionary premise for a television series, there were several aspects of the "Longmire" pilot that indicated it might be particularly interesting. First, it had a distinct visual style.

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    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 10: VALAR MORGHULIS

    One of the key questions facing "Game Of Thrones" the series, as well as its source material, is: “What’s this about?” And by this I mean: “What is this story? How is it being told? Where is this leading?” Certainly there’s drama, and characters change, grow, collapse, or die, but it’s difficult to ...

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    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 9: BLACKWATER

    We know what we’re getting when we watch a Game Of Thrones episode, right? We’re getting some beautifully shot scenes, certainly; this has been one of the best-looking shows on television since its premiere. We know that the actors will be good, if not great. We know that we’ll se...

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    GAME OF THRONES RECAP 8: THE PRINCE OF WINTERFELL

    One of the recurring discussions about this second season of "Game Of Thrones" concerns how much the television show is changed from the novels. While the merits of the specific changes are debatable, a running theme of both my reviews and those of other critics is that the show is more confident in...

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