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June 2015

Season Two of ‘True Detective’ Needs More of the Surreal

Is decoding director Justin Lin's second season of True Detective important, or just thought candy for TV snobs?


‘Orphan Black’ Season 3: The Good, the Bad, and the Mango Scorpion

Jailbreaks, school elections, double-crosses, and the single most unexpected and jaw-dropping twerk sequence ever filmed: Orphan Black's third season wasn't flawless, but it was a doozy.


The Second Season of ‘True Detective’ Follows the Legacy of ‘Hill Street Blues’

Moral ambiguity and an ensemble cast are the hallmark features of True Detective's forthcoming second season.


Saying Goodbye to ‘Community’ and Annie Edison

Where other sitcoms might reach for a final resolution or shift to the status quo, Community settles for the scary-but-honest possibilities of the future.


The 10 Best Episodes of ‘The Nanny’

Fran Drescher's seminal '90s series is finally available on DVD, and it's infinitely better than you want to give it credit for. Here are ten reasons why that is the case.


Could ‘Heroes Reborn’ Be the Stealth Reboot the Series Always Needed?

Heroes: Reborn looks like what the original Heroes could have been in an alternate, better universe.


May 2015

“Goodnight, Everybody”: Last Night with David Letterman

In saying goodbye to David Letterman, you realize that late nights will never be the same.


J.K. Rowling’s ‘The Casual Vacancy’ Charts the Perils of Adaption

In bringing J.K. Rowling's first post-Potter novel to TV, Sarah Phelps sands away the sharp corners and personal complications that made the book so memorable.


Did Robert Durst Jinx HBO’s ‘Serial’ Adaption?

The final, unscripted moments of HBO's The Jinx have opened a pandora's box of questions surrounding the network's potential adaptation of the Serial podcast.


April 2015

The Charming Half-Assedness of ‘The Soup’

The Soup's charmingly lazy approach is more transparent than ever, and for that reason it's that much more honest.


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