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    'Game of Thrones' 3.3: 'Walk of Punishment,' Recap and Review

    Spoilers rule as "Game of Thrones" series co-creator David Benioff directs, picking up the pace in short, tight scenes that bounce us around all over Westeros. He clearly relishes delivering personally the first of the third season's classic Holy Shit moments.

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    How 'Archer' Has Managed to Grow Without Needing to Grow Up

    "Archer" finishes up its fourth season tonight with the second half of a two-part adventure/disaster at sea that includes an homage to "The Abyss," an off-the-cuff mention of former Secretary of Agriculture Earl Butz and a moment that represents the closest the show gets to sincere emotion.

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    'Top of the Lake' Episode 5 Recap: The Body Knows What To Do

    This week’s episode of “Top of the Lake” finds its characters combating feelings of helplessness -- from the past, from a seemingly impenetrable mystery, and from death.

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    Five Striking Similarities Between Elisabeth Moss' Roles on 'Mad Men' and 'Top of the Lake'

    A joy of the current TV season is that one of the medium’s finest actresses, Elisabeth Moss, has key roles in two of the finest series in recent memory -- “Mad Men,” now in its sixth season, and Jane Campion’s “Top of the Lake.” While the athletic, hardened Kiwi detective Robin Griffin and sharp-as...

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    'Game of Thrones' 3.2 Review and Recap: 'Dark Wings, Dark Words'

    If the opening episode of Season Three of Game of Thrones was mostly talking, Episode Two is mostly walking, though it sets a brisk pace and there's a lot to see along the way.

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    Is the 'Mad Men' Premiere's Obsession With Mortality a Sign Another Character Death is Coming?

    Don Draper (Jon Hamm) hasn't really changed. He's gotten older, wiser in some ways and not in others, more introspective. He managed to do what many people have idly fantasized about at some point in their lives -- to shed an old identity and start fresh, to build himself a new, successful life from...

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    Review: 'Mad Men' Returns With A Confident 2-Hour Premiere That Proves It's Still The Best Show On TV

    At this point, few would argue that "Mad Men" doesn't deserve to be listed as one of the greatest television shows of the modern age, but what not many have considered until now (perhaps for fear of jinxing it) is that if it continues to be as strong as it has been, it may just top them all. Now ent...

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    Review & Recap: ‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 3 Begins To Coalesce With Episode 2 'Dark Wings, Dark Words'

    After episode one, "Valar Dohaeris," reminded us of what half of our Seven Kingdoms are up to in “Game Of Thrones,” episode two, “Dark Wings, Dark Words,” catches us up with the remaining characters not featured in the inaugural episode and moves the story forward in a more decided fashion, introduc...

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    Review: It Might Not Be Journalism, But You Won't Find The Stories On 'Vice' Anywhere Else

    Ah, Vice. The once long ago irreverent little zine out of Montreal and has grown into a globe spanning empire, with offices around the world, and an online presence that has expanded far beyond their still free, glossy monthly magazine. And while they may still be snarked at for their ongoing Dos & ...

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    Vice Heads to HBO With a News Series That's Half Journalism and Half Adventure Tourism

    Since its inception as a government-funded rag meant to promote community service called Voice of Montreal, Vice magazine has endured almost 20 years at the cutting edge of pop culture by changing with the times. The founders dropped the "o" and then the Canadianness, expanding the publication into ...

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