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    Review: 'Intruders' on BBC America Finds Suspense in Interwoven Stories, But Loses It in Action

    "Intruders" is held back by flat dialogue and silly action sequences that try too hard to excite the audience, but there's genuine suspense to be found in its complex mysteries.

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    Emmy Watch: As TV Enters the Future, Its Academy Remains Stuck in the Past

    If you watched tonight's Emmys and suddenly felt as though it were 1974 rather than 2014, you're not alone. Amid profound changes in how, where, and why we watch television -- to the point that "television" increasingly feels like a misnomer -- the medium's flagship organization seemed confused as t...

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 9 'The Garveys At Their Best'

    Over the course of its first season, "The Leftovers" has quietly established itself as a show that is unafraid to continually shake up its approach to storytelling. With a vast sprawl of characters, supernatural elements and more, the creators have realized that a mystery isn't worth investing in, i...

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    Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 9, 'The Garveys at Their Best,' Takes a 'Lost'-Esque Flashback

    "The Garveys at Their Best" answered many of the questions we've been itching to uncover since the pilot, while still introducing new, unexpected elements for development.

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    Review: Will Arnett & Aaron Paul Carry the Self-Aware 'BoJack Horseman' Out of the Glue Factory, But Not Much Further

    While there's very little original material underneath the obvious -- and enjoyable -- personification of animals, "Bojack Horseman" still manages to carve out a spot in the Netflix rotation with its stars' amiable nature and simplistic but alluring animation.

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 8 'Cairo'

    Purpose. It's the word that's becoming something of importance to the characters of "The Leftovers." In last week's "Solace For Tired Feet," Kevin Garvey's (Justin Theroux) father tried desperately, in his own unhinged way, to lift the veil from his son's eyes, to get him to see the true reality of ...

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    Review: 'The Leftovers' Season 1 Episode 8 'Cairo' Makes You Understand the Guilty Remnant, Like It or Not

    The episode title "Cairo" may mean nothing to you -- it's actually where Kevin and Patti squared off -- but plenty of other answers were given during HBO's latest entry in "The Leftovers."

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    'Legends': Twisty Sean Bean Spy Series from Producers of 'Homeland'

    Sean Bean, shockingly rendered headless in the first season of "Game of Thrones," may be the strongest incarnation yet of the alienated espionage prodigy that has become the trademark of the show's auteur showrunner, "24"-veteran Howard Gordon.

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    Emmy Watch: 'Masters of Sex' Is One of the Best Shows on Television. Will Voters Notice?

    The first season of Showtime's "Masters of Sex" received five Emmy nominations last month, including Lead Actress (Lizzy Caplan) and Guest Actress (Allison Janney). Can the series' excellent sophomore run, currently airing Sunday nights at 10, boost its chances of winning?

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    Recap: 'The Leftovers,' Season 1, Episode 7 'Solace For Tired Feet'

    "I think I might be going crazy," Kevin Garvey (Justin Theroux) tells his new girlfriend Nora Durst (Carrie Coon) toward the end of "Solace For Tired Feet," and it's a realization that's been a long time coming. Suffering from bad dreams, lost time and sometimes unable to tell reality from the fever...

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