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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episode 4 - “Gaia”

Even at its worst, The Blacklist never seemed lazy. Until now.

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Atlanta: Season 1, Episodes 5 and 6 - “Nobody Beats the Biebs” and “Value”

Atlanta continues to capture the mix of ennui and outright desperation felt by smart, capable people as they see themselves underachieve, in addictive, off-kilter ways.

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The Blacklist: Season 4, Episodes 1 to 3

While it was disappointing to see one of the best characters -- Mr. Kaplan -- killed off, it was even more disappointing to see her brought back.

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‘Traveling the Stars, Action Bronson and Friends Watch Ancient Aliens’ - Season 1

Pot, snacks, rapper Action Bronson, and the series Ancient Aliens is a surprisingly winning and entertaining formula.

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12 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Divorce: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

Breaking up is hard to do in HBO's new sort-of comedy Divorce.

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11 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Feral: Season 1

Feral offers a queer coming-of-age drama stripped of stereotypes.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episodes 14 and 15 - “Wrath” and “North”

Travis faces a difficult truth about Chris and finally lets his emotions out; meanwhile, Alejandro must face difficult truths of his own.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 13 - “Date of Death”

Madison tries to maintain order at the hotel in the face of new refugees; Travis arrives with the story of how he and Chris parted ways.

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‘iZombie’ Season Two Continues to Be the Spark of Life in the Zombie Genre

TV's most lively zombie returns on DVD, and she, and the rest of the cast, are as fun and wild as ever.

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‘Shameless’ Season Six Brilliantly Chronicles TV’s ‘Least Likely To Succeed’ Family

Complete with abrasive “previously-on” intros, new behind-the-scenes featurettes, and deleted scenes, the Gallaghers are back with a vengeance.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 6 - “The Monster”

"The Monster" is the narrative fork-in-the-road leading to the finale, as each character struggles to find their way out of real or metaphorical woods.

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3 Oct 2016 // 9:00 AM

Luke Cage: Season 1

Mike Colter and an exceptional supporting cast -- especially Alfre Woodard's brilliant performance -- bring the first African American comic hero to bold (and nuanced) life.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 6, Episode 1 - “The Savior”

Amidst hints that Aladdin may be in store, Emma begins having some nasty visions, and Gold seeks to wake Belle and, once again, win her love.

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A Downbeat Tone Doesn’t Make ‘Endeavour Season Three’ Any Less Enjoyable

ITV's mystery genre and Colin Dexter's legacy is in safe hands.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 4, Episode 1 - “Ghost”

Ghost Rider shifts Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. from sci-fi to supernatural; will the series survive the transition?

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28 Sep 2016 // 9:00 AM

Atlanta: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The Streisand Effect”

Less action, but more character building informs Atlanta's latest episode.

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The Late Show With Stephen Colbert: Season 2, Episode 14 - “Bruce Springsteen”

Springsteen's interview with Colbert emphasizes the politics of space and reveals how we should truly judge his forthcoming memoir.

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‘Supernatural’ Season 11 Is a Battle Between Good and Lackluster

As the Winchesters fight an all-powerful yet boring villain, the show is redeemed by its stand-alone episodes.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 2, Episode 12 - “Pillar of Salt”

Information about what happened to Ofelia is revealed; Strand is stabbed unexpectedly; and Madison learns she may be closer to Nick than she realized.

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Stranger Things: Season 1, Episode 5 - “The Flea and the Acrobat”

Stranger Things pivots toward its eventual conclusion, as each character responds to the "primal frequency" undergirding the narrative action.

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