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    Recap: Minor Key 'Girls' Finds Hannah & Marnie Getting Some New Ideas

    If the season premiere was a bit of shakeup to reorient the gang in "Girls" for wherever the new season will take them, the second episode almost seems like an addendum. It's as if Lena Dunham and company decided they needed to make yet another shift to get the show in the direction they needed, and...

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    'Girls' Recap 2: The Girls 'Get Ideas,' But What Do They Want?

    In the epic Hannah vs. Marnie blowout last season, Marnie snaps at Hannah, “I like to be around people who know what they want!” This line is particularly relevant in Sunday night’s all-new episode, “I Get Ideas”: Do the young women of “Girls” know what they want?

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    Sundance Preview: Jane Campion’s ‘Top Of The Lake’ Feels Like ‘The Killing’ Only With Haunting, Lasting Sustain

    Moody, without being oppressively dark or atmospheric, compelling and mysterious, Jane Campion's seven-part Sundance Channel series, "Top Of The Lake" – based on two episodes thus far – is an intriguing crime drama and mystery that's got this writer hooked.

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    Kevin Hart's Reality Show Satire Flips Genders on the 'Real Housewives' Trend

    Kevin Hart's "Real Husbands of Hollywood," which premieres tonight, January 15th, on BET at 10pm, began as a series of sketches at the 2011 BET Awards that you can watch at the bottom of this post -- a faux reality show spoof that, in its original short form, is actually a little sharp...

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    Recap: Marnie Becomes Hannah In Season 2 Premiere Of 'Girls'

    Adam (Adam Driver) got hit by a car, Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) lost her virginity, Marnie (Alison Williams) moved out of her apartment with Hannah (Lena Dunham), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) got married....change was is in the air for the characters of "Girls" at the end of season one. And as season two opens...

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    In Its Second Season, Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Remains Bold, Funny and Wince-Inducing

    "Girls," the HBO series created by and starring Lena Dunham and executive produced by Judd Apatow, carries a lot of baggage for a show that's technically about what a lot of TV is about, which is twentysomethings figuring out love, work and friendship, frequently while lookin...

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    Now and Then: 'Enlightened,' HBO's Masterpiece of Heartbreak

    "Enlightened" opens with Amy Jellicoe (Laura Dern) gag-sobbing in a bathroom stall, mascara streaking down her cheeks in mournful black rivulets. Like the rest of Season 1 of HBO's masterpiece, which returns for Season 2 on Sunday at 9:30, it isn't all that funny. But to call "Enlightened" simply a ...

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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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