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    Interview: Inside The 'Breaking Bad' Writers Room With Writer/Producer George Mastras

    On Sunday, "Breaking Bad" returned for the first of its final 8 episodes. Anticipation for the premiere was at an all-time high, reviews were ecstatic (read ours here) and ratings were 5 times higher than when the series first debuted back in 2008. To celebrate the final curtain closing on this high...

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    The Good Wives: Isn't It Time to Give a Rest to the Character of the TV Antihero's Disapproving Spouse?

    It's true that as the "golden age" of television has introduced us to a broadening range of complicated, challenging, genuine antiheroes -- your Tony Sopranos, Nucky Thompsons and Walter Whites -- it has also provided another now practically standard quality drama type.

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    Thoughts On Ernest Dickerson-Directed Pilot Episode Of 'Low Winter Sun' (w/ Lennie James)?

    Thoughts On Ernest Dickerson-Directed Pilot Episode Of 'Low Winter Sun' (w/ Lennie James)?

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: Americans in Bed and in Polyamorous Relationships

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including the just returned "Breaking Bad," "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Low Winter Sun," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days o...

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    The Rubes Are Wise To You: How Reality TV Stars Took On The TCAs

    The most complicatedly electrifying moment on my TCA summer press tour was when the Angry Ginger cried. The Angry Ginger, aka CopperCab, is a young man from Georgia whose real name is Michael Kittrell, and who became YouTube famous for a video rant entitled "GINGERS DO HAVE SOULS!!"

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    The 5 Best Episodes Of 'Breaking Bad'

    This Sunday sees the beginning of the end of an era. Because on Sunday, AMC will premiere the first of the final eight episodes of "Breaking Bad," which over the last five-and-a-bit years has firmly taken its place among the pantheon of TV drama, winning an ever-growing following, rave reviews and f...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: Crime Pays (VIDEO)

    Look at almost anybody's list of TV's best and most durable recent dramas and, a large percentage of them, from "The Wire" to "Breaking Bad, are likely to be crime dramas. That means different things on different shows: "The Killing" plays by the rules of a procedural whodunit, while "Breaking Bad" ...

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    5 Best Bets on TV This Week: A Larry David HBO Movie, a Sundance Drama and a British Mystery Series

    Sure, Sunday tends to be overcrowded with high-end TV, including "True Blood," "The Newsroom," "Low Winter Sun," "Dexter," "Ray Donovan" and more, but what to watch the rest of the time? Every Monday, we bring you five noteworthy highlights from the other six days of the week.

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'Spaced' and How Edgar Wright Blended Twentysomething Malaise With Genre Mashups

    American fans of Edgar Wright, Simon Pegg and Nick Frost were left salivating for years until Summer 2008 when they finally got a proper DVD release of their first collaboration, "Spaced," a near-perfect collection of 14 episodes that sowed the seeds of what was to come from the trio on the big scre...

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    Growing Up Is Hard To Do: 'My So-Called Life' and What Angela Chase's Romance With Jordan Catalano Said About First Love

    It's a rare thing indeed, when a series being canceled provides it with the ideal possible ending. "My So-Called Life," despite low ratings due to being in a doomed time slot, could still possibly have returned for a second season had the cast (principally lead Claire Danes) and creative talent not ...

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