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‘Midnight Diner: Tokyo Stories’ Offers Filling Comfort Food for the Viewer

Ten different Japanese dishes tell the story of ten different Japanese individuals finding love, battling personal demons, and searching for meaning between midnight and 7AM.

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‘The Blacklist’ Continues to Mistake Ambiguity for Complexity

First half, too clever by half; what The Blacklist hasn't achieved this season is far more impressive than it what it has.

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‘Before the Flood’ Offers Knowledge About and Hope for Stopping Climate Change

A film about deadly environmental practices changing our world may also be changing television distribution practices.

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Season Three of ‘Black Mirror’ Maintains Its Tone of Grim Absurdity

Season three of Black Mirror doesn't always hit the mark, but it remains endlessly interesting.

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Frances and Robert Can’t Put Their Feelings Into Boxes in a Punishing Episode of ‘Divorce’

In "Gustav", Divorce can't seem find its feet as Frances and Robert lose both the battle and the war.

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“Lost & Found” Shows a Series Still Finding Its Way

Some answers lead to even more questions that need to be addressed as Dirk Gently moves forward.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Season 4: Putting the Marvel Universe Through a Blender

I still love the Marvel universe, and the characters in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., but I can't help but find myself imagining Weird Al Yankovic turning this season into a spoof sung to Alanis Morissette's "Isn't It Ironic".

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‘The Blacklist’ Continues Its Slow Decline Into Mediocrity

In "Dr. Adrian Shaw (No. 98)", creator Jon Bokenkamp seems dedicated to throwing ice water on our suspension of disbelief.

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Communication Becomes a Lifeline and a Death Knell in the Newest Episode of ‘Divorce’

Just as things seem on track for an amicable divorce, the specter of money threatens to throw everything off the rails.

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“Horizons” Is a Cluttered But Charming Introduction to ‘Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency’

There's a lot of a lot in the first episode of BBC America's crack at Douglas Adam's Dirk Gently.

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Dualities, Glitches, and Playing God: Just Another Week in Westworld.

Here lies the Creator's plan for his world, overtly displayed and covertly ambiguous at the same time.

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There Are a Lot of Loose Ends to Tie-up in Season 4 of ‘The Blacklist’

There's potential for The Blacklist to get back to greatness. It has all the raw materials.

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Divorce: Season 1, Episode 3 - “Counseling”

In its third episode, Divorce pulls the trigger on a gun that’s clearly been loaded for years.

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Stranger Things: Seasons 1, Episode 7 - “The Bathtub”

A shorter, but brilliant, episode brings together adults and children as the season rushes headlong into the finale.

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Great Performances: ‘Hamilton’s America’

Marketing meets documentary in Hamilton's America, which makes it no less interesting and worth watching.

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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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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 5 - “The Lindquist Concern (No. 105)”

Creator Jon Bokenkamp doesn't kill the ancillary characters, he just guts them of everything that makes them interesting.

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Channel Zero: Season 1, Episode 1 – “You Have to Go Inside”

In episode one, we meet Mike, child psychologist haunted by his own childhood trauma: a mysterious TV show, a series of unsolved child murders, and a teeth-stealing monster.

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20 Oct 2016 // 9:30 AM

Atlanta: Season 1, Episode 7 - “B.A.N.”

Atlanta takes viewers down the rabbit hole of the Black American News Network -- complete with commercials -- in the best episode so far.

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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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