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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 1 - “Bond”

The Good Wife opens season seven with inevitable change that is fueled by so much staying the same.

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6 Oct 2015 // 10:00 AM

Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 3 - “Under the Lake”

“Under the Lake's" writing, direction, and performances manages to breath new life into a tired premise.

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Dr. Ken: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

Is Dr. Ken high-octane ironic comedy, or just an ego-trip for Ken Jeong?

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‘The Goldbergs’ Are a Strangely Familiar Family

Even with their boistrous personalities, the Goldbergs are a distinctly ordinary family; that's what makes them both relatable and funny.

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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 2 - “She’s Dying”

The slower pace of episode two allows for much-needed character moments and narrative developments.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 1 - “The Troll Farmer”

Season one of the espionage soap The Blacklist was fun, but season two was tired. Can season three recapture the excitement?

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Holy Spittle and Miseducated Media: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’, 25 September 2015

The September 25 episode explores the media's fetishization of Pope Francis' visit, and the tyranny of the "expertise on nothing" ethos afflicting both politics and journalism.

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‘Outlander’ Continues to Subvert Expectations in the Second Half of Season 1

Scottish landscapes, authentic detail, and the female gaze. Who could ask for more?

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Despite Its Flaws and Clichés, ‘Blindspot’ Certainly Isn’t Boring

Co-stars Stapleton and Alexander have enough charisma for the limelight, but will that be enough?

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Knock, Knock”

Turning focus to the off-kilter, almost wacky band of villains announcing themselves as the "Maniax", this episode pushes silliness into the realm of the macabre with more violence, more madness, and more theatricality.

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Empire’s Latest Episode Promises More than Just Gags

The second episode of Empire's second season gives audiences more of what they came for: narrative, character development, and strained relationships.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 1 - “Laws of Nature”

The arrival of the Inhumans creates the central tension in Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. “Laws of Nature"

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The Jinx: The Life and Deaths of Robert Durst

The Jinx is a truly one-of-a-kind true crime viewing experience, and one that will never be repeated again (which almost forgives the DVD's complete absence of bonus features).

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season One, Episode Five - “Cobalt”

Is the new character Strand a sign Fear the Walking Dead has a new direction, or only that it’s still searching for one?

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29 Sep 2015 // 9:00 AM

‘Doctor Who’: Season 9, Episode 2 - The Witches Familiar

In part two of the season opener, writer Stephen Moffat relies on easy solutions to the impossible problems set up in part one.

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How to Get Away With Murder: Season 2, Episode 1 - “It’s Time to Move On”

Fresh off an Emmy Win, Viola Davis brings Annalise Keating back to the screen, with plenty of blood on her hands.

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25 Sep 2015 // 11:00 AM

“The Devils Are Here”: ‘Empire’ - Season 2, Episode 1

Lee Daniels' hit show Empire returns for its second season, bringing its trademark mix of intrigue, sex, and hip-hop back to the small screen.

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“Damned If You Do…”: ‘Gotham’ - Season 2, Episode 1

This season premiere opens the door for Gotham to shake things up in the Caped Crusader's city, leaving viewers with exciting questions about the fates (which may not be set in stone) of these beloved characters.

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Doctor Who, Season 9, Episode 1: ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’

Series 9's opener sees the Doctor come face to face with an old enemy -- in the most unexpected way.

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‘Gotham’ Season 1: The City that Gave Rise to the Dark Knight

Gotham gives a sense of realism and depth to a city on the edge of anarchy, a cesspool of corruption and madness that spawns the kind of villainy only a superhero born of that place could combat.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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