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Television
May 30 2014 12:03 PMAvast WastelandYup, John Malkovich stars in an NBC pirate drama.
Tv Club
May 26 2014 11:43 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Don finally shaped up.
Brow Beat
May 22 2014 8:31 AMThe Creators of The Americans Talk About Spies, Sex, and Their Great Second Season
Television
May 20 2014 2:16 PMThe Most Morally Bankrupt Reality Show Since the Lawless Years of the Early AughtsIt’s Fox’s I Wanna Marry “Harry.”
Slate Plus
May 19 2014 5:34 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 7The “close the moon door” edition.
The XX Factor
May 12 2014 10:34 PMLouie Has No Idea What It’s Like to Be a “Fat Girl.” Neither Does Louis C.K.
Slate Plus
May 12 2014 9:29 PMThe Game of Thrones Podcast, Episode 6The flaming goats edition.
Brow Beat
May 9 2014 12:30 PMTrophy Wife Was the Best New Show of the Season. And Now It’s Gone.
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.
Tv Club
May 27 2014 3:40 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1What if Don growing old is the ending the show’s always been heading toward?
Television
May 22 2014 2:05 PM“By 1984 You Could Be Dead”HBO and Ryan Murphy’s tremendously moving The Normal Heart.
Behind the Scenes
May 22 2014 2:22 AMThe Americans Season 2 Podcast ExclusiveA Slate Plus exclusive: Listen to The Americans showrunners Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields talk about the Season 2 finale with Slate’s Willa Paskin.
Brow Beat
May 20 2014 10:03 AMMaya Rudolph’s Show Was Sporadically Amusing, Not at All Timely
Tv Club
May 19 2014 12:56 PMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Untangling Peggy’s self-doubt from her gender is tricky business.
Brow Beat
May 12 2014 10:31 PMWhat It Was Like to Play the Funny, Confident “Fat Girl” on Louie
Tv Club
May 12 2014 7:37 AMMad Men, Season 7, Part 1Ginsberg goes off the rails.   
Television
May 9 2014 11:34 AMNot Dreadful EnoughShowtime’s Gothic horror series needs a little more trashy spirit.
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

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