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"The Americans": interesting story arc on "Walter Taffet"

In this episode, Martha's world begins to fall apart, both on a professional and personal level.

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"The Americans": new episode tackles religion

God splashes into the storyline of "Born Again" in a big way, dragging along several major characters in His wake. 

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The stakes are high in third season of "The Americans"

In the latest episode we learn about the deadly craft of spying as it plays out in these damaged souls' lives. Targets, assets, friends, lovers, rivals.

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Jon Stewart's exit as a phony newsman is a loss to real news

As a champion of enlightened phoniness in TV journalism, Stewart has proven himself to be one-of-a-kind, a fake who's unrivaled as the real deal.

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Everything old is old again: A word on remakes and sequels

There's no shortage of creativity out there. It's simply a matter of whether it's being repressed. And it is - in the interest of profit. Another effect of capitalism.

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“The Last Ship”: Life and love while everybody's dying

The situation is kind of grim, and so is the program. On the light side, there's a dog.

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On FX’s “Tyrant” cruelty is normal

The first review I read said that "Tyrant" was overly cruel and sadistic. Isn't the justification for adult programs that go beyond normal bounds that all the mayhem is necessary to tell the story?

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"Duck Dynasty" fans react to Robertson's hiatus

The suspension of "Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson has gotten some backlash from conservative fans, but they are in the tiny minority as American culture undergoes a profound shift in attitudes towards gay and lesbian people.

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Six shows with substance coming to television

The recent qualitative drop in Hollywood films has left a "creativity vaccuum," which is now being filled on the small screen.

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“Arrow” takes aim at wealthy elite

This show has, surprisingly, said a lot of things about corporate America that other heroes have been rather tight-lipped on.

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