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    'True Detective' Season 2: Where Are We Now?

    With today's confirmation that Rachel McAdams, Taylor Kitsch, and Kelly Reilly will join previously announced cast members Colin Farrell and Vince Vaughn, the second season of HBO's hit crime drama is coming into focus. Here's a rundown of what we know, what's merely rumored, and what we want from t...

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    Watch: Bing Crosby on PBS' American Masters (VIDEOS)

    Bing Crosby, like his "Holiday Inn' costar Fred Astaire, is remembered for his many iconic movie roles, while his abilities as a singer are often underestimated. Yes, every Christmas we are reminded that Crosby debuted the classic “White Christmas” in "Holiday Inn" and sang it for the rest of his li...

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    Streaming Service Acorn TV Scores with Postwar Dramas 'A Place to Call Home,' 'Serangoon Road'

    In the remarkable melodrama 'A Place to Call Home' and the reliable procedural 'Serangoon Road,' the fog of war blurs the line between personal conflict and global conflagration.

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    How the Best Episode of 'The Newsroom' Reveals the Series' Fatal Flaws

    No series creator in the history of television has more revered the medium in theory and more despised it in practice than Aaron Sorkin. In "Run," however, the conclusion of the argument is anything but foregone.

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    5 Great Teen TV Dramas That Met Their End Way Too Early

    Time for some serious throwbacks. Already missing "The Carrie Diaries"? Remember "Instant Star"?

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    Review: Why Starz Original Series 'The Missing' Might Save Us from Drama Fatigue

    'The Missing' checks all the boxes of the "serious" serial, but its grace notes reveal a richer drama than the central mystery might suggest.

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    The Chair, Finally, Announces Its Controversial Winner

    "The Chair," producer Chris Moore's follow-up to "Project Greenlight," changed the rules and timing for a Starz reality series documenting two rookie filmmakers on the road to winning $250,000 for making the best movie. Well, the films are open and the reviews are in. It's clear which is the better ...

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    Blu-ray Review: The Mad Genius of 'Pee-wee's Playhouse'

    A subversive, outlandish paean to the democracy of play, "Pee-wee's Playhouse" asks viewers to hole up in their imaginations and throw away the key.

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    'Olive Kitteridge,' 'The Leftovers,' and the Uses of Disenchantment

    "Olive Kitteridge" abounds with death while "The Leftovers" bristles with absence, but only one of HBO's bleak offerings successfully traverses such rough terrain.

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    'Transparent' and the New Queer Television

    "Transparent" adapts the New Queer Cinema to a rapidly evolving medium, the standard bearer for a cadre of cultural productions that includes "Looking," "Orange is the New Black," "American Horror Story," "Please Like Me," and many others: the New Queer Television.

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