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    What Are We Mad At Lena Dunham About Today?

    Lena Dunham's "Girls" returns Sunday for its second episode, which is hard to believe given the amount of media coverage and musings about realism, feminism, race and likability already generated by the show. Heading into that installment, which is sure to automatically infuriate plent...

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    Is 'Parks and Recreation' Writing Itself Into a Corner With Its Election Storyline?

    "Parks and Recreation" returned from a month-long hiatus last night with an episode entitled "Live Ammo" -- a term introduced by guest star Bradley Whitford as a Pawnee city councillor trying to prepare Leslie Knope (Amy Poehler) for the hard compromises of elected office. His ad...

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    Watch: Julian Assange Turns Talk Show Host in 'The World Tomorrow'

    Being under house arrest can't keep WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange out of the public eye -- he made his debut as a TV host yesterday with the first installment of "The World Tomorrow." Broadcast by Russia's government-funded RT network as well as being available online, ...

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    Guest Post: The Woman Who Wasn't There - A True Story

    Almost everyone has a 9/11 story.  They can describe where they were when the planes hit, when the towers collapsed, the days following.  I have one.  I was there.  I watched the second tower collapse standing on Greenwich Street in Lower Manhattan.

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    The Good Side of the Bad Sex in "Girls"

    It's impossible not to want to talk about the sex scenes in HBO's new "Girls" -- not because they're that frequent, at least not by the permissive scale of cable television, but because they're deglamorized, raw and not always mutually enjoyable, a means by which the c...

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    Before 'Girls': A Television History of the Single Woman in the City

    This weekend, Lena Dunham's highly anticipated new series "Girls" officially debuts on HBO. And if early reviews have anything to say about it, the show should quickly become an imperative addition to a long-cherished television genre: the single woman (or women) trying to make it in t...

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    5 Shows in Which Actors Play Worse Versions of Themselves

    Plenty of television shows have their stars, often comedians, playing fictionalized versions of themselves -- it's the simplest way to translate a stand-up act or other public persona to a scripted situation, from "The Jack Benny Show" to "The Cosby Show" to "Everybody L...

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    Is It Time To Give Up the 'TV's Like a Novel' Comparison? Not Yet.

    It's been four years since "The Wire" ended, and we're still arguing about it. Creator David Simon launched the most recent volley of debates with an interview with the New York Times pinned, theoretically, to Richard Price's new crime series "NYC-22." But the focus q...

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    HBO Renews 'Game of Thrones': Should You Know What's Going On?

    As "Game of Throne" watchers scratch their heads and reach for explanations of who's who, HBO has renewed the popular fantasy epic for a third season. Season Two of the series based on George R.R. Martin's bestsellers premiered April 1 to record ratings for the series--the first episode has already ...

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    Killer Improvements: 5 Ways 'Dexter' Can Learn From 'Justified'

    Tonight, the FX drama "Justified" finishes its third season, which has placed US Marshall Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant) against the likes of Kentucky’s most dangerous (and often insane) criminals. "Justified," which was created by Graham Yost and based on an Elmore Leona...

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