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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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12 Jul 2016 // 9:00 AM

Bloodline: Season 2

The black sheep finds his herd in an excellent second season for Netflix's Bloodline

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 3 - “The Bryce Newman Letter”

It's all fun and games, until a wild critic is sent into the midst of the Fellini meets The Monkees tour of the Staton-House Band.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Infiltration”

If "Treason" was about betrayal, this episode keeps the theme going while dealing with some long-simmering consequences.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 12 - “The Hail Mary”

On the eve of Culloden, it's the twists and turns in everyone's relationships that are front and center.

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‘Dissent & Disruption: Alan Clarke at the BBC’ Is a Radical Revelation

Period adaptations, pagan pastorals, hard-hitting experimenta, and Bowie in Brecht: the BFI’s collection of Alan Clarke’s work at the BBC is essential, revelatory viewing.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 6 – “Sundowner”

The true battle lines are finally drawn in a revelatory and impressive episode.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 2 - “What Would Phil Do?”

Roadies shifts from the magic-surrealism of music love to the down-to-Earth mishaps of a road comedy in a big, entertaining step up from the pilot.

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‘Haven: The Final Season’ Barrels Like a Freight Train Toward Its Conclusion

The "final Season" of Haven rushes toward a satisfying end through inordinate amounts of death and destruction so that love can ultimately triumph.

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Roadies: Season 1 Episode 1 - “Life is a Carnival”

Rock 'n' roll is still the untellable enigma that us plebes will never understand in the pilot for Cameron Crowe's show about the backstage lives of our idols.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 4 - “Treason”

Regardless of the state of Quinn and Rachel’s current relationship, theirs is the central one on UnREAL.

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5 Jul 2016 // 9:00 AM

Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle: Seasons 1 to 4

Stewart Lee's series offers rare fidelity to the "warts and all" of live comedy.

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5 Jul 2016 // 8:00 AM

Lady Dynamite: Season 1

Lady Dynamite is wonderfully weird, brutally honest, and always very funny.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 5 - “South Will Rise Again”

Preacher gets cocky, Tulip gets jealous, Cassidy gets laid, and Quincannon serves God (kinda) in season one's halfway point.

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BrainDead: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Goring Oxes…”

After a week in which this series finds its groove, the BrainDead universe hits a speed bump.

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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 11 - “Vengeance Is Mine”

The focus on politics and war sacrifices the necessary character moments that made season one so compelling.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Guerilla”

UnREAL remains well written, wonderfully acted, and wildly entertaining.

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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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Outlander: Season 2, Episode 10 - “Prestonpans”

A few victories, infighting, and mud put Jamie and Claire's ability to change history in doubt.

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‘O.J. - Made in America’: Race, TV, and All Kinds of Heartbreak

This film offers a remarkable analysis of US systems of race, media, and justice that to this day seem to be turning more complex and less flexible.

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