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Brow Beat
March 10 2014 2:38 AMCrawling Out of the True Detective Rabbit Hole
Television
March 7 2014 11:11 AMVive la RésurrectionWhen it comes to coming back, the French do it better.  
Brow Beat
March 3 2014 2:37 AMThe Sly Messages Ellen Snuck Into Her Oscars Bits
Brow Beat
Feb. 25 2014 10:56 AMLate Night With Seth Meyers Feels a Lot Like “Weekend Update.” But It Has Room to Grow.
Television
Feb. 24 2014 10:46 AMThe Banality of DuplicityEveryone is implicated in The Americans.
Brow Beat
Feb. 23 2014 9:57 PMDown the True Detective Rabbit Hole Again
Brow Beat
Feb. 18 2014 9:34 AMJimmy Fallon Brings Earnest, Nice-Guy Vibe to His First Tonight Show
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 14 2014 2:54 PMIt’s Time for a Prime-Time PromotionIn praise of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, the most fabulous skating announcers in Sochi.
Television
Feb. 13 2014 7:30 AMHail to the SleazeHouse of Cards returns more ridiculous than ever. Thank goodness for that.
Brow Beat
Feb. 11 2014 1:14 PMAmazon Has Finally Made Its House of Cards. It Will Have You Addicted.
Brow Beat
Feb. 6 2014 11:42 AMWhy Nashville Is the Most Frustrating Show on Television
Brow Beat
Jan. 30 2014 11:26 AMThe Real World Hits a New, Depressing Low
Culturebox
Jan. 26 2014 9:29 PMDoing the HustleThe flashiest, emptiest Best Picture nominee, American Hustle.
Television
Jan. 22 2014 7:28 AMBroad CityComedy Central’s new series features a new kind of girl on TV.
Television
Jan. 16 2014 2:58 PMEvery Rose Has Its ThornFlowers in the Attic is back, and ickier than ever.
Television
March 8 2014 9:32 AMCould Alfonso Cuarón and J.J. Abrams Make a Messy, Cliché-Ridden TV Show?Believe.
Television
March 6 2014 1:36 PMYour God Is Too SmallThe new Cosmos tries to reconcile science and faith.
Brow Beat
March 2 2014 9:58 PMTrue Detective Closes in on the Bad Guys … or Does It?
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 24 2014 1:35 PMStill Bitter After All These YearsTwo new films show that figure skating’s greatest scandal scarred its villain far more than its victim.
Television
Feb. 23 2014 11:52 PMThe Horrible Things That Men Do to WomenYes, True Detective treats its female characters badly. That's the point.
Brow Beat
Feb. 21 2014 11:28 AMNow That We’ve Finished Season 2, How Good Is House of Cards, Really?
Brow Beat
Feb. 17 2014 9:04 AMWhere True Detective Is Headed, as Best We Can Tell
Brow Beat
Feb. 14 2014 9:37 AMThe Crazy Thing That Happens in the First New Episode of House of Cards
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 12 2014 3:21 PMThe Princess and the Ice QueenNBC (and everyone else) puts Gracie Gold and Ashley Wagner into boxes at the Sochi Games.
Brow Beat
Feb. 7 2014 11:06 AMI Actually Feel Bad for Jay Leno
Brow Beat
Feb. 4 2014 12:06 PMFinally, a Bachelor Contestant Exposes the Show’s Weird Sex Issues
Television
Jan. 29 2014 7:26 AMFleming. Ian Fleming.A BBC America miniseries makes the case that Fleming’s own derring-do inspired his greatest creation.
Television
Jan. 23 2014 12:45 PMSo Kinnear, Yet So FarRake is fatally torpedoed by its leading man’s lack of rakeiness.
Television
Jan. 17 2014 9:30 AMThe Dynamic DuoSherlock, TV’s best bromance, returns.
Television
Jan. 16 2014 12:19 PMLooking GoodLooking great!

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