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Television
Jan. 27 2015 4:48 PMSink or SwimIn Season 3 of The Americans, the clash between principles and parenting is more violent than ever.
Tv Club
Jan. 22 2015 4:09 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 13The “Curtain Call” edition.
Television
Jan. 20 2015 12:25 PMJustificationWill Raylan Givens face the consequences of his itchy trigger finger in Justified’s final season?
Tv Club
Jan. 15 2015 4:14 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 12The “Show Stoppers” edition.
Brow Beat
Jan. 12 2015 9:32 AMAt the Golden Globes, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Hit the Right Targets Yet Again
Tv Club
Jan. 8 2015 4:34 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 11The “Magical Thinking” edition.
Television
Jan. 6 2015 2:56 PMMarvel Made a Woman-Led, Anti-Sexist Superhero ShowIt’s mostly about men.
Television
Jan. 2 2015 9:03 AMJean Hamm, Weird Al, and Xanax the MagicianGalavant is the oddest new TV show in ages.
Tv Club
Dec. 26 2014 7:00 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 13: Who are the most underrated actors on television?
Tv Club
Dec. 23 2014 7:32 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 5: This was a banner year for sex on television.
Brow Beat
Dec. 22 2014 1:03 AMHomeland Really Did Get Good Again. But Let’s Hope It’s Always a Little Bit Crazy.
Tv Club
Dec. 18 2014 3:33 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 10The “Orphans” edition.
Brow Beat
Dec. 14 2014 10:05 PMDid Aaron Sorkin Forget How to Write a TV Show?
Television
Dec. 8 2014 4:03 PMThe Top 10 TV Shows of 2014From stoned Brooklynites to dating Jerusalemites.
Tv Club
Dec. 4 2014 7:03 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 8The “Blood Bath” edition.
Brow Beat
Jan. 23 2015 10:33 AMThe Nightly Show Feels Fresh and Exciting, Even Though Its Structure Is Anything But
Television
Jan. 22 2015 10:04 AMBackstromMaybe it’s time to retire the total-jerk-who’s-also-a-genius-cop genre.
Television
Jan. 16 2015 7:47 AMAmazon Had a Great Week!Then they released their new pilots.
Television
Jan. 14 2015 3:15 PMBeautiful MonsterThe return of stately serial-killer show The Fall.
Television
Jan. 9 2015 9:54 AMLife-SizedHBO’s Togetherness and the new normal in prestige TV.
Television
Jan. 7 2015 11:50 PMWarm With a Chance of Abhorrent AnticsIn Season 4, Girls is better—and more provocative—than it’s been for a while.
Television
Jan. 4 2015 7:51 PMRap Game King LearEmpire is sloppy, politically incorrect, and very good.
Tv Club
Dec. 27 2014 7:00 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 17: Next year looks even better.
Tv Club
Dec. 24 2014 7:45 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 9: Why I’m sad that the network sitcom is nearly dead.
Tv Club
Dec. 22 2014 7:03 AMThe TV Club, 2014Entry 1: Television is more diverse, in every way, than it has ever been.
Brow Beat
Dec. 19 2014 9:33 AMOf Course Stephen Colbert, the Character, Didn’t Die. We’re Going to Need Him.
Brow Beat
Dec. 17 2014 4:13 PMThe Black Mirror Christmas Special Is Brilliant and Disturbing. Also: Jon Hamm Is Perfect.
Tv Club
Dec. 11 2014 2:38 PMThe American Horror Story: Freak Show Podcast, Episode 9The “Tupperware Party Massacre” edition.
Brow Beat
Dec. 5 2014 1:19 AMPeter Pan Live! Was So Bad and Also So, So Good
Television
Dec. 2 2014 10:25 AMLowbrow and DelectableGirlfriends’ Guide to Divorce is the TV equivalent of a great beach read.

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Jan. 28 2015 2:33 PM When Jeb Bush and Bill Belichick Were High School Classmates The young Jeb wasn’t always straitlaced. There were his Andover years, when he and classmates (like the future Patriots head coach) cut loose.