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24 Oct 2016 // 10:00 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 // 9:00 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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2 May 2016 // 9:01 AM

Game of Thrones: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Red Woman”

The women of Game of Thrones drive this episode's narrative, and upend both expectations and reality.

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Shame Bells, Dragons, Bodies: The Art of Suspended Justice and Season 6 of ‘Game of Thrones’

Game of Thrones offers a reality that's pleasurable to contemplate but terrifying to inhabit.

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After ‘Game of Thrones’ Ends Its Epic Run, How Will HBO Fill the Void?

To say Game of Thrones is the crown jewel for the premium cable network would be as understated as an entrance by one of Daenerys’ dragons.

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VICE: Season 4, Episode 5 - “Meathooked and End of Water”

Vice covers the dual disasters of our modern meat and water industries, and how we're slowly running out of both resources.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Alibi”

Richie gets sold out by his best friend, while the Nasty Bits sell out a show in a neatly tied up season finale.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 9 - “Rock and Roll Queen”

While the boring murder and crime storyline gets some airtime, we really delve deep into Vinyl's Madonna/whore problem in this episode.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 8 - “E. A. B.”

Lester Grimes gives a valuable lesson on how to write a pop hit, while Devon Finestra proves that celebrities are just like us in this episode.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The King and I”

Wise men may say only fools rush in, but when Richie and Zak get the opportunity of a lifetime, it's a rush to Viva Las Vegas.

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Vinyl: Season 1, Episode 5 - “He in Racist Fire”

Kip struggles to find the balance between image and music, while Richie whores out his wife to sign an act in an episode that highlights the age-old battle between genitals and brains.

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