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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Childish Things”

With "Childish Things", Supergirl manages the kind of quirky comic book storytelling combined with genuinely interesting characterizations that make for the very best in superhero television.

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‘Intruders’ Plays With Genre, But Not Enough to Stand Out

Director Adam Schindler’s first film shows promise, but its' lack of distinguishing features hold it back.

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20 Jan 2016 // 2:00 AM

White Jumpsuits: Sci-Fi TV of the Disco Era

Despite skin-tight jumpsuits, dodgy special effects, and silly plots, "disco-era" sci-fi helped US TV became comfortable with ideas too big, too strange, or too disturbing for a "mundane" context.

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The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret: Season Three

It is impossible to know where the stupidity ends and the narcissism begins with the titular Todd Margaret.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 10 - “The Director (No. 24): Conclusion”

The Blacklist closes two of the season story arcs and offers up a ho-hum heel turn.

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‘Little Sister’ Keeps it All in the Family

Arguably a far more demented cousin of Cocteau’s Les Enfants Terribles, Little Sister manages an insightful revelation through the contentious moment of familial destruction.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Unauthorized Magic”

Good ideas and great effects are marred by poor narrative execution in the pilot episode of SyFy's latest offering.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 12 - “Be Our Guest”

In the season finale, the series-long question of, "Is love worse than loneliness?" finally gets a definitive answer, along with several fitting ends for our leads.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Method Head”

“Method Head” gets meta, gets funny, while skillfully pushing forward the series' increasingly complex storylines.

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What Happens After Happily Ever After?

Whimsical, poignant, and unmistakably magical, The 10th Kingdom has a grand scale yet an intimate and relatable story that is enchanting for viewers of all ages.

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Heroes and Politics in ‘13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi’

The world in this version of Benghazi is both awful and glorious, outsized and shrinking, poignant and repetitive.

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‘Steven Universe’: Cartoon Network’s Avant-Garde Animation

Steven Universe's brightly colored world offers nuanced characters and complex plots by doing everything "wrong" by the outmoded standards of typical animated programs.

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The Moon, the Marquise and Other Sad Romantics

Eric Rohmer and Heinrich Von Kleist converge in a parallax of misguided literary loves.

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It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Season 11, Episode 2 - “Frank Falls Out the Window”

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia doubles down on their delightfully meta, Oulipian 11th season with an episode designed to satisfy the show's long-time fans.

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American Crime: Season 2, Episode 1

The second season of ABC's American Crime starts off with a demonstration of both the benefits and the limitations of the anthology series format.

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Downton Abbey: Season 6, Episode 2

As the series nears its end, it's the women of Downton Abbey who get to shine.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 11 - “Iowa”

The Good Wife hits the reset button for the second half of its seventh season: how else could it avoid one of those dreaded cliffs?

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 11 - “Battle Royale”

The dirty, stinky, gross side of rock 'n' roll throws up Sally's back-story, and all the characters are united in their aim to off the Countess once and for all in this episode.

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‘Supernatural’ Resolutions for 2016

A semi-controversial list of suggestions to improve Supernatural's eleventh season in the new year.

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13 Jan 2016 // 8:10 AM

The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Big Empty”

The Expanse remains a work in progress, but some excellent performances and interesting developments help it avoid common sci-fi plot pitfalls.

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Violin Virtuoso L. Subramaniam Mesmerizes in Rare New York Performance (Photos)

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"Co-presented by the World Music Institute, the 92Y hosted a rare and mesmerizing performance from India's violin virtuoso L. Subramaniam.

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