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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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    TRUE BLOOD RECAP 2: AUTHORITY ALWAYS WINS

    You know the endlessly self-amused Nazi Christoph Waltz played in "Inglourious Basterds"? Well, someone over at "True Blood" casting found a prim-o Waltz-alike in the actor Christopher Heyerdahl.

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    You Only Live Twice: We Look Towards The Future As 'Mad Men' Wraps Up A Phenomenal Season 5

    The fifth season of AMC's "Mad Men" came to a close Sunday night, wrapping up what has been arguably among its strongest seasons yet. No small feat considering the show has taken home four consecutive Emmys for Best Drama and been proclaimed one of the best shows on TV by nearly every critic reviewi...

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    In 'The Phantom,' 'Mad Men' is Haunted by the Ghosts of the Past

    "Not every little girl gets to do what they want. The world could not support that many ballerinas."             --Marie Calvet (Julia Ormond)

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