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    Recap: 'Girls' Finale Season 3, Episode 12 Takes 'Two Plane Rides' As Boundaries Are Crossed

    If there has been an overarching theme to the third season of "Girls," it has been about boundaries. Whether it's trying to find success within them (Shoshanna's carefully plotted life plan), falling outside of them to disastrous effect (Jessa's addiction, Marnie's streak of bad decisions) or vacill...

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    The Stealthy Genius of Andy Daly's New Comedy Central Series 'Review'

    There's no gap between Comedy Central's new series "Review" and the show-within-a-show on which it's focused, "Review with Forrest MacNeil" -- which is one of the reasons it works so well.

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    HBO Comedy 'Doll & Em' Makes The Case For Why You Shouldn't Hire Your Friend To Be Your Assistant

    Our review of HBO's "Doll & Em," where Emily Mortimer and Dolly Wells play themselves in a miniseries they wrote with director Azazel Jacobs.

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    Hannah Has Her Most Awful Moment Yet On 'Girls'

    Check out our recap/review of "I Saw You," this week's episode of "Girls," featuring guest stars Patti LuPone, Louise Lasser and more.

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    SXSW: 'Penny Dreadful' Scares Its Audience Right Out of the Theater

    Josh Hartnett welcomed audiences to his unsettling new show before they fled like lemurs after it ended.

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    Exploring The Season Finale Of 'True Detective' & What We’d Like To See Carry Over To Season 2

    This morning, a dull, gray dawn broke on a dull, gray “True Detective”-less world. The show that has had us gripped for the last eight weeks (or the last weekend for compulsive binge watchers—hi there!) came to an end in either a blaze of HBOGO-crashing glory, or a fizzle of HBOGO-crashing disappoin...

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    TV IS THE NEW CINEMA: 'True Detective' Finale: It's Classic Noir, People

    Many critics of HBO's 'True Detective,' which aired its finale Sunday night, don't understand that Nic Pizzolatto is riffing on established genre perameters.

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    'True Detective' Finds The Light In A Truly Surprising Season Finale

    Fans and speculative readers can rest easy: the finale of "True Detective" lived up to its foundation.

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    'Girls' Returns to the Sex Games of Season One, With Sadder Results

    When "Girls" began in 2012, the sex scenes it featured between Hannah (Lena Dunham) and the at the time utterly opaque Adam (Adam Driver) were a justifiably hot topic.

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    Recap: 'True Detective' Finale Season 1, Episode 8 'Form And Void'

    For over fifteen years a conspiracy and myth has haunted Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Martin Hart (Woody Harrelson), one involving a yellow king, a man with scars and the mysterious destination of Carcosa. An evil had spread its branches across Louisiana, something pervasive, powerful and fo...

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