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“The Venture Bros.” is Most Excellent

"Jumping the shark" happens. Six seasons in, though, and "The Venture Bros." is still fresh. There are plenty of reasons…

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“The Knick” is Still TV’s Best Series

"The Knick" is beautiful. It is ugly. It is a profound bit of work. People who ignore it have weak…

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Motivation and Actualization Drive Showtime’s “Billions”

On the surface, "Billions" is about elite finance and its policing. The newest Showtime drama is hardly the first to…

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What Goes Around, Comes Around: The 10 Most Satisfying TV Deaths

On any TV show, there’s always a main character the audience is meant to root for. That protagonist might not…

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“The Magicians” is True to Form

"The Magicians" is offbeat in a lazy sort of way. Syfy's latest show looks at magicians' struggles in our own…

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A Dynasty Dethroned: FX Takes HBO’s Place as the King of TV Drama

In the first decade of the 2000s, HBO was undoubtedly the king of TV drama. No other channel came close…

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Life’s a Circus in HBO’s “Vinyl”

“Vinyl” isn’t boring. It is also far from provocative. The HBO drama aims to highlight the revelry, drug abuse, and…

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Better Call Saul Follows an Uneven First Season with an Excellent Second Season

The very first appearance Saul Goodman makes in the Breaking Bad universe (Season 2, Episode 8) is not just funny…

  • Technology

Top TV Brands for Your Viewing Pleasure in 2016

TV is among the easiest hardware to get excited about. The color! The crispness! The detail! New features and capabilities…

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Costumes, Swords, & Blood – What to Make of TVs New Crop of Historical Dramas

Maybe it was the surprise hit "Spartacus," or "The Tudors," or "Rome." More likely, it was "Game of Thrones," which…