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“Glee” Returns for Its Final Season; 6 Key Storylines to Expect
8 months ago

“Glee” Returns for Its Final Season; 6 Key Storylines to Expect

Last season, when Rachel Berry transitioned from a wide-eyed underdog into a Broadway star and hot entertainment commodity, “Glee” critics noted that the line between actress and character had been …
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ABC’s Fun, Endearing “Galavant” Succeeds on Every Level; Review
8 months ago

ABC’s Fun, Endearing “Galavant” Succeeds on Every Level; Review

On the surface, it might seem unnecessary to review ABC’s musical comedy series “Galavant” in detail. It is a show promoted as a fun, silly, charming diversion, and it succeeds …
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“How to Get Away with Murder” Gets Away with Risky Character; Review
11 months ago

“How to Get Away with Murder” Gets Away with Risky Character; Review

When looking through a commercial lens, one would have a hard time identifying the risk associated with ABC’s “How to Get Away with Murder.”

Executive produced by Shonda Rhimes, airing …
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“24: Live Another Day” Ends with Unforgettable Finale; Review
1 year ago

“24: Live Another Day” Ends with Unforgettable Finale; Review

During the latter half of Monday’s “24: Live Another Day” finale, the franchise delivers one of its most gripping, powerful, resonant scenes to date.

Populated with imagery that is neither …
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FX’s “The Bridge” Returns for Season 2; 6 Things to Expect
1 year ago

FX’s “The Bridge” Returns for Season 2; 6 Things to Expect

From the first seven second season episodes, which were screened for critics, emerge two undeniable truths about FX’s “The Bridge.”

Thanks to its uniquely haunting atmosphere and refreshing, infinitely committed …
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Ratings: MTV’s “Total Ariana Live” Draws Under 500,000 Viewers
1 year ago

Ratings: MTV’s “Total Ariana Live” Draws Under 500,000 Viewers

Ariana Grande’s music might be dominating the sales and airplay charts, but her presence was not enough to turn Wednesday’s “Total Ariana Live” into a ratings powerhouse for MTV.

The …
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“Orphan Black” Ends Season 2, Reveals Male Clone Project “Castor”
1 year ago

“Orphan Black” Ends Season 2, Reveals Male Clone Project “Castor”

When interviewing “Orphan Black” creators John Fawcett and Graeme Manson, journalists routinely paw for information about new clones.

By new clones, however, they are referring to characters constructed from the …
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“Mad Men” Features Big Death, Marital Woes, Closing Musical Number
1 year ago

“Mad Men” Features Big Death, Marital Woes, Closing Musical Number

Not as action-driven as AMC’s current flagship “The Walking Dead” or recently concluded “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men” gave fans little reason to believe Sunday’s midseason finale would culminate with a …
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“The Americans” Makes Everything Count in Superb Season Finale; Review
1 year ago

“The Americans” Makes Everything Count in Superb Season Finale; Review

Any season finale worth a lick will contain three components.

It will build to a climactic moment of action that, if not the most jaw-dropping of the season, at least …
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“24: Live Another Day” Offers Fan Service, Not Excellence; Review
1 year ago

“24: Live Another Day” Offers Fan Service, Not Excellence; Review

“You probably think I’m at a disadvantage. I promise you I’m not.”

If that type of signature Jack Bauer quote gets you excited, “24: Live Another Day” is for you. …
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