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The A Word: Season 1, Episode 2

The best parts of The A Word are worth putting up with the awful parts, but why does writer Peter Bowker make his audience sit through them?

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episode 3 - “eps2.1_k3rnel-pan1c.ksd”

Elliot continues to battle with Mr. Robot, while the rest of FSociety face growing threats from all sides.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 7 - “Ambush”

“Ambush” takes on a great deal in one episode, but thankfully, it’s been setting things up beautifully all season.

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Roadies: Season 1, Episode 4 - “The City Whose Name Must Not Be Spoken”

They would drive 100 miles, and they would drive 100 more, just to break the curse that could bring down the tour in a fun episode that combines sex, former drugs, and superstition.

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UnREAL: Season 2, Episode 6 - “Casualty”

"Casualty" deals with consequences in all their complex, frustrating, and unfair incarnations.

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‘Two Guys and a Girl’ Is Amiable Enough

Helmed by a young Ryan Reynolds, Two Guys and a Girl is a consistently fun if rarely thrilling find.

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Mr. Robot: Season 2, Episodes 1 and 2 – “eps2.0_unm4sk-pt1.tc”/“eps2.0_unm4sk-pt2.tc”

Elliot's perfect loop of existence can't save him from himself as Mr. Robot's hotly anticipated second season sets the scene.

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Preacher: Season 1, Episode 7 - “He Gone”

Jesse continues to push people away in an episode that delves deep into his guilt-ridden past.

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BrainDead, Season 1, Episode 4, “Wake Up Grassroots ...”

Threats, public television, ants, and a knife: BrainDead's uneven fourth episode sets up what should be an important episode five.

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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 // 10:00 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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