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The A Word: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Lost”

There are no good reasons for actions that are selfish, mean and hurtful, a lesson Bowker will hopefully learn before season two.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 7 - “h4ndshake.sme”

Mr. Robot is up to its same old tricks, with a much less effective result, in a landscape-shifting episode.

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Penn & Teller: Fool Us: Season 3

Penn & Teller’s reverence of and respect for the vocation elevates the show considerably above mere brain candy.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 7 - “Carpet Season”

The episode starts with a literal car crash that tries to convey all order will dissolve into chaos; despite a lot of complementary illustrations, the show continues to waffle about its true point.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 8 - “The Path to War Part One…”

BrainDead sets the stage for battle in a strong follow-up to a weak week.

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The A Word: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Goodbye”

Writer Bowker turns a corner and changes The A Word from a show allegedly about autism to a show actually about autism.

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‘Thirteen’ Forces You to Confront Your Own Lazy Habits of Thought

Marnie Dickens' BBC mini-series, Thirteen, forgoes simple solutions and easy payoffs in favor of ambiguity and complexity.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Holly, Jolly”

Stranger Things continues to recreate unique film genre fixtures of a bygone decade in a fascinating ongoing televisual experiment.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Friendly Fire”

UnREAL continues to tell the story of two complicated women, navigating their complex relationship, in ways that are frequently imaginative and always riveting.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 6 - “m4ster-s1ave.aes”

"m4ster-s1ave.aes" balances psychological introspection and action in a bizarre but effective installment.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Longest Days”

Main girl Kelly Ann tries to win us over by despising a common statement; instead, she just repeats herself ad nauseam in the mid-season slump.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 5 - “logic-b0mb.hc”

Elliot finally gets back in the game, and it couldn't have come soon enough.

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The A Word: Season 1, Episode 4 - “Sleepover”

The line between realistic moral ambiguity and nihilistic amorality isn't as narrow as "Sleepover" would lead you to believe.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 7 - “The Power of Euphemism ...”

For an up-and-down debut season, BrainDead stumbles yet again as the story's direction stalls.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 2 - “The Weirdo on Maple Street”

Stranger Things continues to offer escapism and cultural touchstones to a bygone era for the audience to decode.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 9 - “Espionage”

Much of the drama and conflict that's been driving UnREAL all season comes to a head in “Espionage”.

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The A Word: Season 1, Episode 3

Series writer Peter Bowker seems to have created his own post-feminist Madonna/whore complex.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 10 - “Call and Response”

Preacher wraps its first season as only it could, which isn't necessarily such a good thing.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 6 - “Notes Toward a Post-Reagan Theory…”

BrainDead bounces back with a lot of dancing, a lot of booze, and a ton of fun.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 13 - “Dragonfly in Amber”

Plot trumps character development in Outlander's finale, but it's still an exciting ride.

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