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    A Southerner's Defense of Bayou Gothic 'True Detective'

    Emily Nussbaum may be my favorite critic working today -- her New Yorker column is my North Star of trusted opinion in the televisual wilderness. But she gets "True Detective" wrong, wrong, wrong.

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    'The Americans' Kicks Off Its Season By Catching Up With Some Old Friends After a Threesome

    Check out our recap/review of the season two premiere of "The Americans."

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    Seth Meyers Has Solid 'Late Night' Debut, Ronan Farrow Misfires on MSNBC -- Critics Weigh In

    Two entertainment shows debuted this week with high-profile hosts. Seth Meyers took the reins from Jimmy Fallon as the new "Late Night" host, while Ronan Farrow kicked off his daytime news show on MSNBC, "Ronan Farrow Daily." Meyers has fared generally fine with reviewers, if some have the same crit...

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    'The Elephant Man Got Laid... A Lot': Will Success Spoil The Central Relationship in 'Girls'?

    Adam gets a job and Hannah wonders if it will elevated him out of her league -- check out our recap/review of "Girls."

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    Recap: 'Girls' Season 3, Episode 8 Handles The 'Incidentals'

    After last week's excursion to North Fork in "Beach House," a welcome one-off that focused on the "Girls" and not on pushing the plot around, the show returns with the slightly more conventional "Incidentals." But don't let the title of the episode fool you, or even the packaging it arrives in as a ...

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    Recap: 'True Detective' Visits 'Haunted Houses' In Season 1, Episode 6

    Nic Pizzolatto has entertainingly, wickedly and delightfully done what "Lost" attempted but could pull off: referencing literary and ideological touchstones that have actual bearing on the narrative and characters of the show. But it does mean that any viewer will watch "True Detective" so closely t...

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    What Kind of Television Does Neil LaBute Really Want to Make?

    In theory, LaBute's gifts for cutting dialogue and prickly characters lend themselves perfectly to the small screen, particularly in an era where writer-directors have had great success bringing risky material to television. Yet LaBute's first efforts don't see him taking advantage of the format.

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    In Its New Season, Spy Drama 'The Americans' Ratchets Up the Tension By Bringing Its Dangers Closer to Home

    "The Americans" is really a show about isolation. That feels more true than ever in its second season, which premieres on FX on Wednesday, February 26th, returning with a set of episodes just as impressive as anything in the show's very strong first year.

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    Christian Slater and Steve Zahn Psychological Manipulate People For Good and For Profit In 'Mind Games'

    Writer/producer Kyle Killen has had some bad luck with some good series. Will that change with his new ABC drama "Mind Games"?

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    DVD Review: Uneven 'Borgen' Season 3 Still Satisfies

    While the novelty factor of "Borgen" is that it's a drama about the fictional female leader of Denmark, what has made the show must-watch TV across two seasons has been its sharp writing and terrific characters, populating a textured world of ethical choices and moral complexity in a constantly shif...

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