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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 1 - “Bond”

The Good Wife opens season seven with inevitable change that is fueled by so much staying the same.

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6 Oct 2015 // 11:00 AM

Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3 - “Under the Lake”

“Under the Lake's" writing, direction, and performances manages to breath new life into a tired premise.

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Dr. Ken: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

Is Dr. Ken high-octane ironic comedy, or just an ego-trip for Ken Jeong?

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‘The Goldbergs’ Are a Strangely Familiar Family

Even with their boistrous personalities, the Goldbergs are a distinctly ordinary family; that's what makes them both relatable and funny.

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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 2 - “She’s Dying”

The slower pace of episode two allows for much-needed character moments and narrative developments.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 1 - “The Troll Farmer”

Season one of the espionage soap The Blacklist was fun, but season two was tired. Can season three recapture the excitement?

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Holy Spittle and Miseducated Media: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, 25 September 2015

The September 25 episode explores the media's fetishization of Pope Francis' visit, and the tyranny of the "expertise on nothing" ethos afflicting both politics and journalism.

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‘Outlander’ Continues to Subvert Expectations in the Second Half of Season 1

Scottish landscapes, authentic detail, and the female gaze. Who could ask for more?

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A Practically Impossible Friendship: The 25th Anniversary Collector’s Edition of ‘The Bear’

Jean-Jacques Annaud's classic naturalist dramatization of a "practically impossible friendship" between two bears gets a visual update but retains all its original emotion.

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Despite Its Flaws and Clichés, ‘Blindspot’ Certainly Isn’t Boring

Co-stars Stapleton and Alexander have enough charisma for the limelight, but will that be enough?

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In ‘Freeheld’, As in Life, It Takes Chutzpah to Challenge Convention

Freehold cuts between private melodrama and public demonstration, not quite trusting the audience to grasp the everyday struggles facing lesbians in America.

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Knock, Knock”

Turning focus to the off-kilter, almost wacky band of villains announcing themselves as the "Maniax", this episode pushes silliness into the realm of the macabre with more violence, more madness, and more theatricality.

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Empire’s Latest Episode Promises More than Just Gags

The second episode of Empire's second season gives audiences more of what they came for: narrative, character development, and strained relationships.

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‘The Martian’ Does the Math

Ridley Scott’s futuristic lost astronaut epic strings a series of logic puzzles through a lighthearted ensemble dramedy that feels equal parts The Avengers and Gravity.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 1 - “Laws of Nature”

The arrival of the Inhumans creates the central tension in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Laws of Nature"

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1 Oct 2015 // 9:10 AM

20 Things to Love About the ‘Star Wars’ Universe

What do we mean when we talk about Star Wars now? Do we still mean the movies? Or do we mean the culture that sprouted up around it almost 40 years ago and refuses to go away?

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‘The Walk’ Is Part Caper and Part Thrilling Ballet

Joseph Gordon-Levitt finds a winning vulnerability and doubt behind the tightrope walker Philippe Petit’s preternatural confidence.

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‘No God But Funny’ and ‘Earth Angel’ Are Preaching to the Choir

It's challenging enough to write good comedy. It's nearly impossible to do so burdened with an agenda, even one as innocuous as featuring a "likeable atheist" as the protagonist.

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Butterfly Kisses: Obsession and Romance in ‘The Duke of Burgundy’

Presented at an angle of haunted persuasion, The Duke of Burgundy reveals a filmmaker making serious strides in independent cinema.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season One, Episode Five - “Cobalt”

Is the new character Strand a sign Fear the Walking Dead has a new direction, or only that it’s still searching for one?

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Notes, Hoaxes, and Jokes: Silkworm's 'Lifestyle' - "Ooh La La"

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"Lifestyle's penultimate track eases the pace and finds fresh nuance and depth in a rock classic, as Silkworm offer their take on the Faces' "Ooh La La".

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