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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 3: WHATEVER I AM, YOU MADE ME

    This week’s "True Blood" suffered a bit from "Game of Thrones" syndrome—too many people, parts and ideas for all of them to properly register—but boy howdy were they mostly fine, fun and full of portent of freaky things to com

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    FALLING SKIES RECAP 2: COMPASS

    "He is now defined by those of us who owe him our lives."

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    'The Newsroom' is Prime Aaron Sorkin, Which is a Good and Bad Thing

    Aaron Sorkin hasn't changed -- TV has changed. Watching the first few episodes of "The Newsroom," which premieres on HBO this Sunday, June 24th at 10pm, it's striking how consistent the series is with what Sorkin's done before on "Sports Night," "The West Wing&qu...

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    'Girls' and the Question of Likability

    No one could ever hate me as much as I hate myself, okay? So any mean thing someone is going to think of to say about me, I’ve already said to me, about me, probably in the last half hour.                             ...

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    'The Newsroom' Reaction: Early Reviews Are Tough on Aaron Sorkin

    The mark of a great writer is that you can recognize their voice. There's no other Charlie Kaufman or Woody Allen or Aaron Sorkin. But what happens to a lauded player at the top of Hollywood's writer pyramid after winning the Oscar for "The Social Network" and sharing a nomination for "Moneyball" an...

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    Review: 'One Nation Under Dog' A Heartbreaking Look At America's Relationship With Canines

    In the realm of relationships between humans and animals, there are few as rewarding or profound as that between man and dog. It's difficult to describe to those who've never had a pet, but a dog will give its loyalty and love wholly and without question. They see us at our best and worst, o...

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    LONGMIRE RECAP 2: A DAMN SHAME

    Through impressive technical competence, surprising for a show so early in its run, “A Damn Shame” maintains a down-to-earth tone in the story it tells, the characters’ reaction to the story, the way the story is shot, and the way the story is constructed.

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    GIRLS RECAP 10: SHE DID

    Writing that tries to be for everyone ends up being for no one.

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    FALLING SKIES RECAP 1: WORLDS APART and SHALL WE GATHER AT THE RIVER

    Falling Skies is back for its second season with a two-hour premiere that, as is so often the case with "special premiere events" these days, is actually two episodes shown back-to-back. So, Episodes 2.01 Worlds Apart and 2.02 Shall We Gather at the River constitute our relaunch into ...

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    Review: Hannah Winds Up Right Back Where She Started In Solid Season Finale For 'Girls'

    Suddenly, everything has changed. That might be the recurring theme of "Girls" across its first season, one that has seen Hannah (Lena Dunham), Marnie (Allison Williams), Jessa (Jemima Kirke) and Shoshanna (Zosia Mamet) navigate their early '20s and the curveballs that come with it. As we've said ti...

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