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    Recap: Walt Learns About Overhead In 'Breaking Bad' Episode 3 'Hazard Pay'

    If the first two episodes of “Breaking Bad”’s thus far excellent fifth season were mostly concerned with tying up loose ends from last season while setting the stage for the next phase of the story, episode 3 titled “Hazard Pay,” begins moving forward in earnest. The breakneck pacing is likely a res...

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 6 Review and Recap: 'Bullies,' Heroes and Will McAvoy's Charmed Navigation of the Two

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," Will tries to knock internet bullies off their anonymous pedestals, and in turn realizes he's a bully. The problem with this show? Aaron Sorkin will never truly let Will McAvoy be knocked from HIS pedestal.

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    'Louie' Goes on a Manic, Magical Date With Parker Posey

    This season of "Louie" has focused on the title character's sometimes drifting search for love, from that breakup with Gaby Hoffmann in the premiere to getting set up with (and molested by) Melissa Leo to the man crush he develops on the Cuban-American lifeguard he meets in Miami. Last...

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    Recap: 'Louie' Wanders The Night With Parker Posey In Strong Conclusion To A Two-Part Episode

    When you meet someone in a romantic capacity it's easy to build up a picture of what you'd like them to be, and simply convince yourself that that's all they are. It's only really possible to get a real relationship under way when you stop engaging with the fantasy version of a person and start comi...

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    'Strong!' Explores the Life (and Size) of Olympic Female Weightlifter Cheryl Haworth

    At 5'9" and nearly 300 pounds, weightlifter Cheryl Haworth tends to be described in ways that aren't usually applied approvingly to women -- she's big, sturdy, and, as the title of tonight's PBS documentary about her proclaims, "Strong!"

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    HBO Gives Middling to Poor Reviews of 'The Newsroom' a Strange Makeover in Print Ad

    Misrepresentative review quotes being used for film or TV show ads is nothing new. HBO is the latest to climb on the bandwagon of strategically placed ellipses with its ads for Aaron Sorkin's "The Newsroom," a show receiving mixed reviews at best.

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    'The Newsroom' Episode 5 Review and Recap: In 'Amen,' Men Sustain Injuries while Women Sustain Hallmark Holiday Battiness

    In Sunday's all-new episode of "The Newsroom," personal injury and protest are recurring visuals against the powers-that-be -- an interesting idea that's clouded by Sorkin's grating use of Valentine's Day as a female crazyfest.

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    Recap: An Uneasy Alliance Forms In Typically Strong 'Breaking Bad' Episode 'Madrigal'

    Instead of dispensing the final 16 episodes of “Breaking Bad" at once, Vince Gilligan and co. decided it would be better to split them up over 2 shorter mini-seasons to give the writers the best chance at finishing the story in a satisfying way. So far, that decision seems to be payi...

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    Future Drug Kingpin Walt Gets His Team Together on 'Breaking Bad'

    The cold opens of "Breaking Bad" are the series' stylistic sandbox, the place in which it makes its wildest and most distinctive gestures -- time slips forward or backward, we get a narcocorrido inspired by our protagonist's career choices or peek into the miserable day-t...

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    Recap: 'The Newsroom' Halts Its Death Plunge With Its Least Terrible Episode Since The Pilot

    So far "The Newsroom" has had two major problems, sitting on top of a whole bunch of minor ones. Firstly, Aaron Sorkin's often-questionable approach to female characters has reached something of a zenith here. His shows have often featured strong powerful women undone by their love lives, but the le...

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