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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 5 - “Arioch Cian”

The Blacklist attempts to raise the stakes with a Donald Trump double-step that's both ineffective and offensive.

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 6 - “By Fire”

A few pivotal and frankly twisted moments energize Gotham in one of the second season's better episodes.

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Crafty Language and Unfulfilled Dreams: On ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ 2015-10-17

Bill Maher’s interview with Bernie Sanders illuminates the tensions of capitalism and inherited wealth, and the inherent uselessness/truthfulness of language.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 4 - “Devil’s Night”

In a special Halloween episode, the story veers off the main track to play murder musical chairs with both real-life serial killers and the fictional killers within.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 4 - “Even Cowgirls Get the Black and Blues”

With its mixture of bleak stories and deft comedic moments, iZombie has made it clear it’s uninterested in easy answers and resolutions.

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Jekyll and Hyde: Series 1, Episode 1 - “Harbinger”

The sideplots and shadowy organizations sell this updated Jekyll and Hyde far more than its eponymous hero.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 4 - “The Fury of Firestorm”

The Flash makes me feel like a kid again or, even better, like a superhero myself.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 5 - “Dreamcatcher”

Even after five seasons, Once Upon a Time still manages to add layers of interest and meaning to the existing story(book) world, with a wink at Back to the Future.

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Arrow: Season 4, Episode 3 - “Restoration”

In the action-packed "Restoration", Oliver and Diggle hug it out, Felicity takes aim, and Laurel and Thea's excursion to Nanda Parbat takes a dangerous turn.

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Supergirl: Season 1, Episode 1 - “Pilot”

The pilot episode of Supergirl offers its own version of the old Superman tagline: You will believe a woman can fly!

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 4 - “Taxed”

Anger for Diane. Anger for Jason. Anger for the judge. Anger for everybody in this season's fourth episode.

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Doctor Who: Series 9, Episode 6 - “The Woman Who Lived”

A bleak but compelling episode that may -- or may not -- have witnessed the arrival of the Doctor's new companion

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Scarification”

There isn't much to say about "Scarification", a seemingly random hodgepodge of unrelated expository scenes.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 5 - “Be True”

This week’s episode was full of the kinds of antics expected in the Empire universe; however, Lee Daniels and company showed with this week’s episode that there are any number of relationship dynamics still left to be explored.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 4 - “Devils You Know”

“Devils You Know” offers new insight into the season’s arc, while visual effects supervisor Mark Kolpack shares how to balance special effects and narrative.

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iZombie: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Real Dead Housewife of Seattle”

“Real Dead Housewife of Seattle” continues to expand and connect all the different threads that run through iZombie.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 4 - “The Djinn”

“The Djinn” offers a shocker on par with Pedro Almodóvar; The Blacklist definitely got its groove back.

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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 3 “Mommy”

This episode closely examines the theme of death through the scope that not all killing is murder, nor all murder is bad, while introducing Angela Bassett as the foxiest blaxploitation star, ever.

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Blindspot: Season 1, Episode 5 - “Split the Law”

What writer/creator Martin Gero lacks in originality, he makes up for borrowing from the best.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Family of Rogues”

In this week's episode of The Flash, the superhero asks "Do you trust me?" Once again, this series earns that trust.

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