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Channel Zero: Season 1, Episode 1 – “You Have to Go Inside”

In episode one, we meet Mike, child psychologist haunted by his own childhood trauma: a mysterious TV show, a series of unsolved child murders, and a teeth-stealing monster.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 13 - “Have You Brought Me Little Cakes”

There isn't any better way to respond to this episode than with a angry, sustained "no".

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 12 - “Thirty-Nine Graves”

Disjointed and sloppy writing make the first season's ostensible climax feel more like a narrative tug-of-war between two incompatible writers.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 11 - “Remedial Battle Magic”

A few missteps aren't enough to deny "Remedial Battle Magic" its crown as a clever, well-directed gem of an episode.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Homecoming”

As a 45-minute information dump, "Homecoming" is apathetic enough to inspire neither admiration nor contempt.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 9 - “The Writing Room”

A quiet meditation on the inner life, "The Writing Room" succeeds in a way that no other episode of the season has so far.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Strangled Heart”

An absolute mess of an episode that manages to be simultaneously dull, poorly directed, and insulting.

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The Expanse: Season 1, Episodes 9 and 10 - “Critical Mass” and “Leviathan Wakes”

With an energetic and captivating finale, The Expanse solidifies its standing as one of the best sci-fi shows out there.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The Mayakovsky Circumstance”

The writers experiment with putting their characters in different roles this week, with interesting, if not exceptional results.

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The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 8 - “Salvage”

"Salvage" finally joins two storylines together in a superbly written episode.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Impractical Applications”

Falling back into bad habits, this episode is elevated nevertheless by a few shining performances and interesting touches.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Mending, Major and Minor”

An understated episode that reveals a great deal of darkness in its characters without becoming overwrought in the process.

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The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 7 - “Windmills”

In "Windmills", our characters are set on an irreversible path leading to a showdown on Eros.

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The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Rock Bottom”

"Rock Bottom" marks a turning point in the journeys of our main characters, as The Expanse transitions to what promises to be an explosive second half of the season.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The World in the Walls”

A well-crafted episode that ties together the loose threads that have made up this season so far.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Consequences of Advanced Spellcasting”

Stella Maeve's performance is the bright spot in an episode that suffers from the same issues as the pilot.

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The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Back to the Butcher”

While several key mysteries move forward, this episode is bogged down by an uninteresting protagonist.

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27 Jan 2016 // 8:30 AM

The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 4 - “CQB”

Excellent storytelling, intelligent world-building, and stunning visuals mark The Expanse’s continued improvement.

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The Magicians: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Source of Magic”

With all the introductory stuff out of the way, The Magicians' second episode is a vast improvement on the pilot.

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21 Jan 2016 // 9:00 AM

The Expanse: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Remember the Cant”

It's the complex and nuanced portrayals of The Expanse's female characters that's edging the series into must-watch territory.

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Exposition Dumps Don't Need Dialogue in 'Virginia'

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"Virginia manages to have an exposition dump without wordy exposition.

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