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Television
May 9 2014 8:14 AMShe’s Got a Little Bit of the Devil in HerRosemary’s Baby returns as an NBC miniseries.
Slate Plus
May 5 2014 6:57 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 5The “long may he reign” edition.
Television
May 5 2014 10:47 AMAnother 24 HoursJack Bauer returns to face his own legacy of torture.
Tv Club
April 28 2014 3:00 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1I can’t believe it, but I miss Fat Betty.
Slate Plus
April 20 2014 10:01 PMSlate Plus Sneak Peek: The Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 3A spoiler-filled discussion of Season 4, Episode 3.
Television
April 15 2014 10:07 AMMinnesotan Horror StoryNot sure I agree with you a hundred percent on making Fargo a series there, FX.
Slate Plus
April 13 2014 10:31 PMThe Slate Plus Game of Thrones Recap, "The One Where Someone Gets It" EditionA spoiler-filled discussion of Season 4, Episode 2.
Brow Beat
April 10 2014 3:43 PM“Stephen Colbert” Changed Late Night. Now Stephen Colbert Might Be Able to Save It.
Slate Plus
April 7 2014 9:54 AMThe Slate Plus Game of Thrones Recap, “Lots of People Name Their Swords” EditionA spoiler-filled discussion of Season 4, Episode 1.
Television
April 3 2014 7:37 AMMike Judge’s Silicon Valley: Never Has a Comedy Had to Do So Little to Find So Much to Mock
Television
April 1 2014 7:45 AMThe F WordInside Amy Schumer, the most sneakily feminist show on TV.
Television
March 26 2014 10:02 AM2 Toke GirlsHow sweet, silly, stoned Broad City became TV’s funniest comedy.
Television
March 24 2014 12:26 AMHannah Horvath Rescues HerselfThe Girls Season 3 finale.
Television
March 14 2014 10:57 AMCrisis, NBC’s New Hostage Drama, Stalls Between Self-Seriousness and Camp Transcendence
Brow Beat
March 10 2014 6:10 PMTrue Detective Does Have a Woman Problem. That’s Partly Why People Love It.
Tv Club
May 6 2014 12:59 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1It's 1969. Peggy is a boss and Beyoncé isn't around reclaiming the word yet.
Tv Club
May 5 2014 1:33 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1I thought I couldn’t wait to see Peggy boss Don around, but it was so sour.
Television
May 4 2014 9:59 PMNo JokeLouie returns, as complicatedly hilarious as ever. But don’t expect punch lines.
Tv Club
April 21 2014 1:17 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Oh, Peggy, I'm as disappointed in you as you are in yourself.
Television
April 17 2014 11:37 PMNine Lives, at LeastThe return of the incredible Tatiana Maslany on BBC America’s Orphan Black.
Tv Club
April 13 2014 10:55 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Don Draper, in the passenger seat?!
Brow Beat
April 13 2014 9:54 PMWhy I’m a Little Sad About This Week’s Big Twist on Game of Thrones
Tv Club
April 9 2014 11:44 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Forget Don. I want Peggy to become a creative director somewhere!
Television
April 4 2014 10:53 AMTurn AwayAMC’s Revolutionary War drama may be patriotic, but it’s not dramatic.
Television
April 2 2014 11:51 PMAfter the Red WeddingEven in peacetime Westeros, everything is horrible.
Brow Beat
March 26 2014 3:48 PMBilly on the Street Is the Obnoxious New Yorker You Need in Your Life
Brow Beat
March 24 2014 10:28 AMNo One Has Ever Done a Twist Quite Like Last Night’s Good Wife
Television
March 19 2014 10:59 AMStrong Female CharactersHBO’s Doll & Em and the rise of jerk TV.
Television
March 12 2014 6:23 PMThe Veronica Mars Movie Is Just More of the SameAnd that’s a beautiful thing.
Brow Beat
March 10 2014 5:14 PMDid True Detective Let Us Down? Or Were People Watching It Wrong? We Debate.

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  Life
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