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21 Dec 2016 // 10:30 AM

The “Invasion!” Crossover Event Offers the Best of the TV DC Universe

The multi-series crossover event tackles aliens and the multiverse with aplomb.

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There’s No Real “Détente” In the Finale of ‘Divorce’

Divorce reaches anything but detente in its fitfully moving, but ultimately sour and reticent, finale.

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‘Hell on Wheels’ Is Both a Tactical Homage to the Western Genre and a Postmodern Pastiche

Doc Durant (Colm Meaney) embodies a harbinger that darkly foreshadows the shape of the American political landscape and a post-truth Presidency.

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Animated “Power of the Daleks” Is a First Look at the Second Doctor’s Debut for Many

The animated version of a missing serial provides fascinating insight into a pivotal moment in Doctor Who's history.

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“Winter” Offers a Solid Launch for ‘Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life’

Despite some hitches, "Winter" offers an great re-introduction into the Gilmore world.

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‘(Another) Party’, Another Episode That Touches Greatness and Frustration in (Almost) Equal Measure

This episode has some of the very best things that the show's capable, with some truly graceful little detours; ultimately, it reveals its fundamental faults.

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“Church” Is the Most Awkward and Odd Episode of ‘Divorce’ Yet

Divorce suffers from an identity crisis as it shuffles towards its finale.

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Convoluted “Weaponized Soul” Does Not Play Fair With the Viewer

No, Max Landis! You can't do that!

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‘This Is Us’: New Life, New Opportunities, and Loss are All Part of “The Game Plan”

You could try to resist This Is Us's particular brand of drama and schmaltz, but it's a pretty irresistible mix.

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“Dissonance Theory” Both Reveals and Conceals Westworld’s Purpose

Westworld goes beyond HBO's usual visual spectacle and raunchy window dressing to offer philosophical meditations on both narrative and character.

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‘Dirk Gently’ Picks Up Steam in the Best Episode Yet

"Fix Everything" highlights The Big Showdown, captivity and a fired detective to great effect.

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“The Pool” Pulls at Some of the Dramatic Threads in ‘This Is Us’

As an encapsulation of what's great about the show "The Pool" is representative of the complex, challenging, smart, and lovely things This Is Us has to offer.

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‘Dirk Gently’ Gets Dramatic and Deadly in “Very Erectus”

The season's most dramatic episode so far says goodbye to a character and sets up showdowns leading to the finale.

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‘This Is Us’: Only Three Episodes In, “Kyle” Establishes the Series as a Lovely, Lyrical Delight

"Kyle" continues the series' trend of focusing on the moments that affect one's entire life, small as they may be.

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‘Divorce’ Gets a Lot Wrong in Its Seventh Episode, but Ends With an Emotional Gut Punch

Frances and Robert unearth even more secrets, personal and financial, that drive them further apart.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’: “The Good Samaritan” Leans Too Heavily on the Supernatural

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. gets a little too magical for a science fiction series, with decidedly mixed results.

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‘Westworld’ Continues to be a Cerebral Examination of Consciousness and Story

"The Stray" deepens the narrative as both story and characters move forward in unexpected ways.

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‘This Is Us’: “The Big Three” Digs Deeper Into Story and Character

Post-pilot, the second episode offers deeper characterization, a big twist, and a lot more questions.

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Weird “Watkin” Is Nonetheless the Most Coherent ‘Dirk Gently’ Episode So Far

More focus and mind games lead to the most fulfilling Dirk Gently episode yet.

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‘This Is Us’: The Ties Between Family (Biological, Chosen, Found) Resonate From the Start

This Is Us offers a pilot episode full of warmth and nuance, with enough edge to keep it from being maudlin.

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