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    'The Knick': Steven Soderbergh Recasts 'House' with Clive Owen

    "The Knick" is "House, M.D." set in 1900, a medical drama about a brilliant, junkie doctor, an American played by a charismatic British actor. Clive Owen's character, John Thackeray, might have been an ancestor of Hugh Laurie's House. Steve Soderbergh's direction elevates the series, but it is a con...

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    Review: 'Welcome to Sweden' is the Antithesis of 'Parks and Rec' as Amy Poehler's Brother Bombs

    Greg Poehler's new comedy import isn't lost in translation -- it's simply lost.

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    Review: 'Californication' Can't Live Up to Its Own Prestige in an Anti-Climactic Series Finale

    It started out hot and heavy, but David Duchovny's Golden Globe-winning dramedy petered to an unsatisfying finale Sunday night.

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    Review: 'The Good Son' Lands Solid Body Blows Without Connecting Up Top

    Jesse James Miller's documentary proves a powerful ode to the life of a burdened boxer, but it doesn't fully engage with the moral struggles within the sport itself.

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    Review: Damon Lindelof's 'The Leftovers' Lacks the Mysteries of 'Lost' -- And That's a Great Thing

    There's not much by way of levity in HBO's adaptation of Tom Perrotta's novel, yet the darkness is worth the wade if you're up to it.

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    Review: 'Penny Dreadful' Kicks Into a Terrifying New Gear in Episode 6 as Eva Green Takes BDSM to Another Level

    "What Death Can Join Together," the sixth episode of Showtime's Victorian Era horror series "Penny Dreadful," marks a much-welcomed departure for the show. Last night's episode was a dark, sexy and beautiful hour of television, an episode that not only left us excited for the final two installments,...

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    Review: 'Rectify' Renews Its Astounding, Contemplative Journey in Innovative Season 2

    Ray McKinnon's drama is just as beautiful, challenging, and original as its first season.

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    Review: 'Power' is the Best TV Show Ever Produced By 50 Cent (and the Worst)

    Fitty has never executive-produced a TV show before, and it's unclear why he decided to start with "Power."

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    'Silicon Valley' Is a Show of the Times, But Season 2 Still Needs to Make Progress

    Mike Judge has often mined his life to find inspiration for art, and he seems to have pulled it off again with season one of "Silicon Valley."

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    Review: 'Game of Thrones' Continues Its Critique of Heroism in Season 4 Episode 8, 'The Mountain and the Viper'

    Believe it or not, "The Mountain and the Viper" had a whole 45-minute bit before the fight between Oberyn Martell and Gregor Clegane. But that fight, particularly its resolution, is a reminder of the point of view "Game of Thrones" takes with regards to traditional literary heroism: there is no more...

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