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American Horror Story - Hotel: Season 5, Episode 2 - “Chutes and Ladders”

Diving into the backstory of the Hotel Cortez itself gives the present storyline credibility, and allows its key themes to take center stage.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 2 - “Flash of Two Worlds”

This week's episode proves that The Flash is both remarkably new and astonishingly vintage, both a tribute and a dare.

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Arrow: Season 4, Episode 1 - “Green Arrow”

Arrow slowly but surely embraces its comic book roots, which results in an exciting season four premiere.

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Once Upon a Time: Season 5, Episode 3 - “Siege Perilous”

As episode three suggests, Camelot might turn out to be the perfect addition to the world of worlds that is Storybrooke.

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‘An Inspector Calls’ Indicts the Ruling Class in BBC’s Latest Literary Drama

An Inspector Calls goes beyond crime drama to offer a 90-minute indictment of moneyed (im)morality and social (lack of) responsibility.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 2 - “Innocents”

Exposure is at the heart of The Good Wife's seventh season second episode. Now, what will the ramifications be?

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Doctor Who: Season 9, Episode 4 - “Before the Flood”

The second half of this two-parter is an object lesson in how to make good drama.

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The Blacklist: Season 3, Episode 2 - “Marvin Gerard”

The Blacklist continues to be a 60-minute long Rube Goldberg machine; will the outcome justify its numerous parts?

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 3, Episode 2 - “Purpose in the Machine”

Last week’s episode pushed the boundaries of how much belief a viewer can logically suspend.

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How to Get Away with Murder: Season 2, Episode 3 - “It’s Called the Octopus”

Annalise and Team Keating are keeping things heated, both in court and in bed.

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Gotham: Season 2, Episode 3 - “The Last Laugh”

In the wake of a shocking twist and the loss of one of the most compelling characters, what does Jerome's death mean for the future of Gotham?

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Pangea Panacea? Or the Geography of Neurosis: Real Time with Bill Maher - 2 October 2015

The October 2 episode touches on the Oregon massacre without questioning the toxic neuroses and views of masculinity that fueled it.

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Empire: Season 2, Episode 3 - “Fires of Heaven”

Empire, has always been chess match played in a flamboyant, Machiavellian style, but this episode’s moves were so clearly telegraphed that it’s hard to admire them.

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 1 - “Out of the Darkness, Into the Fire”

Despite the overly familiar villains and plotlines, the season premiere proves that Supernatural is still capable of a few surprises.

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American Horror Story: Hotel: Season 5, Episode 1 - “Checking In”

While it's fun to guess the references and inspirations of various plot points, the fifth season premiere of American Horror Story shows the same cabinet of morbid curiosities without adding anything new.

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The Flash: Season 2, Episode 1 - “The Man Who Saved Central City”

This fabulous series has more in common with the comic book origins of these characters than with any cop drama.

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The Complex Man Behind “Uncle Walt”

The rise (and rise) of Walt Disney, from starving artist to visionary filmmaker to union-busting studio boss to family-entertainment tycoon.

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Fear the Walking Dead: Season 1, Episode 6 - “The Good Man”

Fear the Walking Dead’s first season finale finally proves we haven't been waiting in vain.

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‘Jane the Virgin’ Instantly Charms

Jane the Virgin instantly feels like a breath of fresh air, and as a result, its success is all the more rewarding.

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The Good Wife: Season 7, Episode 1 - “Bond”

The Good Wife opens season seven with inevitable change that is fueled by so much staying the same.

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