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    Now and Then: 'Justified' and the Anti-Antihero

    Tony Soprano. Dexter Morgan. Walter White. Television's latest "Golden Age," on cable and in the ancillary afterlife, is full of men who break bad. Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), the U.S. Marshall at the heart of "Justified," may not be squeaky clean, but he's a saint by comparison — and the key ...

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    'Homeland' Goes Out With a Bang, a Few Blockbuster-Style Twists and a Great Turn from Mandy Patinkin

    The article below contains spoilers for "The Choice," the Monday, December 17th episode of "Homeland."

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    Why We're Hoping For a Triple Agent as 'Homeland' Prepares to Set Up a New Season

    The article below contains spoilers for "In Memoriam," the December 9th, 2012 episode of "Homeland."

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    'You Don't Know Bo' Portrays the Greatness of a Career Cut Short

    One of the great strengths of ESPN's "30 for 30" documentary series is the way that each installment seeks to provide context and narrative drive for stories that might not otherwise have inherent appeal to non-fans. These are docs about sports, but they're (usually) films first, ones that present t...

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    'Sexy Baby' Explores How Facebook, Labiaplasty and Pole Dancing Fit in With Our Desire To Be Desirable

    It's in the photos that everything comes together. "Sexy Baby," a documentary from Jill Bauer and Ronna Gradus that premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival this year and debuts on TV on Showtime tonight, Friday, December 7th at 10pm, begins by declaring that it will focus on t...

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    Why 'The Walking Dead' is, in Its Third Season, the Most Improved Show on Television

    This time last year, at the midpoint of season two, "The Walking Dead" was just putting to rest the fruitless search for missing 12-year-old Sophia (Madison Lintz) by having her stagger out of Hershel's (Scott Wilson) barn, revealed to be dead and transformed into a walker. The quest to find Sophia,...

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    Did 'Homeland' Finally Go Too Far With This Week's Hostage Storyline?

    This article contains spoilers for "Broken Hearts," the Sunday, December 2nd episode of "Homeland."

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    Liz Lemon is No Longer Television's Favorite Workaholic Singleton

    The article below contains spoilers for "Mazel Tov, Dummies!," the Thursday, November 29 episode of "30 Rock."

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    'Homeland' Averts a Catastrophe at the Cost of Making One of Its Characters a Possible Target

    The following post includes spoilers for "Two Hats," the November 25th episode of "Homeland."

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    The Serious Unserious Pleasures of R. Kelly's Continuing Musical Saga 'Trapped in the Closet'

    After a five-year break, tonight sees the return of "Trapped in the Closet," singer-songwriter R. Kelly's self-described "hip hopera" following the dramas of a group of urbanites connected by sex, lies and phone calls. The next installment, better known as Chapters 23 through...

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