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“Church” Is the Most Awkward and Odd Episode of ‘Divorce’ Yet

Divorce suffers from an identity crisis as it shuffles towards its finale.

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“Dissonance Theory” Both Reveals and Conceals Westworld’s Purpose

Westworld goes beyond HBO's usual visual spectacle and raunchy window dressing to offer philosophical meditations on both narrative and character.

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‘Divorce’ Gets a Lot Wrong in Its Seventh Episode, but Ends With an Emotional Gut Punch

Frances and Robert unearth even more secrets, personal and financial, that drive them further apart.

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‘Westworld’ Continues to be a Cerebral Examination of Consciousness and Story

"The Stray" deepens the narrative as both story and characters move forward in unexpected ways.

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The Night Before (and Morning After) “Christmas” Offers Drama and Insight Into ‘Divorce’

By forcing Robert and Frances together over one eventful Christmas, Divorce hits its comedic and emotional peak.

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Frances and Robert Can’t Put Their Feelings Into Boxes in a Punishing Episode of ‘Divorce’

In "Gustav", Divorce can't seem find its feet as Frances and Robert lose both the battle and the war.

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Communication Becomes a Lifeline and a Death Knell in the Newest Episode of ‘Divorce’

Just as things seem on track for an amicable divorce, the specter of money threatens to throw everything off the rails.

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Dualities, Glitches, and Playing God: Just Another Week in Westworld.

Here lies the Creator's plan for his world, overtly displayed and covertly ambiguous at the same time.

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Divorce: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Counseling”

In its third episode, Divorce pulls the trigger on a gun that’s clearly been loaded for years.

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24 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Divorce: Season 1, Episode 2 - “Next Day”

This week, characters get locked out of their homes and their own lives.

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Westworld: Season 1, Episode 1 - “The Original”

Ethical conflicts between creator and created are just one aspect of Westworld's brilliant and epically ambitious first episode.

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12 Oct 2016 // 8:00 AM

Divorce: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

Breaking up is hard to do in HBO's new sort-of comedy Divorce.

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‘The Night Of’ Is HBO’s Great New Noir

In the snappy but long-fuse start to this promising new HBO miniseries, a night of bad decisions and a conveniently patchy memory sends a prototypical "good kid" from Queens tumbling through the Dante-esque tribulation of the legal process.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 9 - “Battle of the Bastards”

"Battle of the Bastards" may have satisfied the age-old bloodlust for war; unfortunately, it did so through the more recent tradition of dramatizing, aestheticizing, and making war cool.

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Vice: Season 4, Episode 13 - “State of Surveillance”

The Vice Team interviews the world's most infamous whistleblower, and hears why he's concerned.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 7 - “The Broken Man”

The seventh episode of Game of Thrones season six featured the return of two of the show's most curious and charismatic characters.

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What Carmela Soprano Can Teach About Dealing With the Establishment

Carmela Soprano's compromises highlight the choices we must make to survive a stacked system.

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Politics Is War in ‘All the Way’

All the Way showcases the ways in which LBJ’s fight to pass the Civil Rights Act resonates with the current political climate.

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2016 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

With some of the worst presenters possible and musical performances about as exciting as leftover crab meat, 2016's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame show was one of its least interesting to date.

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Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episodes 2 and 3 - “Home” and “Oathbreaker”

Seconds chances -- resurrection and return -- abound in the early machinations of the sixth season.

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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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