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Bereft and abandoned

By Megan Basham
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Television | Far from edifying, The Leftovers does offer a fundamental honesty about the human condition

The Last Ship

By Megan Basham
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Television | Not so long ago, the word blockbuster—the kind of high-explosion-ratio/low-rationality entertainment that may not be great art but offers plenty of…

About a Boy

By Emily Belz
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Television | In NBC’s About a Boy , 30-something bachelor Will (David Walton) is wealthy after composing a hit Christmas song: He impulsively buys a $500 margarita…

Signs of life

By Megan Basham
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Television | ABC at least doesn’t ignore spiritual matters in Resurrection , but it gets them wrong

House of Cards

By Sophia Lee
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Television | House of Cards premiered its first season last year in February by riding a publicity wave as Netflix’s first all-original, all-release series. With a budget…

The young and the ruthless

By Angela Lu
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Television | ABC’s Nashville devolves into a sex-drenched soap opera

The Preachers of L.A.

By Sophia Lee
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Television | Who drives in gleaming Bentleys, struts in waxed Italian shoes, leads an entourage of butlers and chauffeurs, and performs to a weeping, enraptured audience?

Killing Kennedy

By Alicia M. Cohn
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Television | A mix of narrative and documentary that works better than it sounds, Killing Kennedy —premiering on National Geographic Channel Nov. 10—provides…

Witches' brew

By Megan Basham
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Television | Both cable and network TV are suddenly under the spell of sorcery-themed programming

Reading Red

By Megan Basham
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Television | The Blacklist has the character development and story arc to make it a hit for NBC

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

By Megan Basham
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Television | If you’ve been mourning the end of the summer blockbuster season with its strapping superheroes, explosive stunts, and snappy one-liners, then ABC has good…

Sleepy Hollow

Sleepy Hollow

By Megan Basham
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Television | Arguably Hollywood’s most time-honored tactic for injecting a sense of the mystical and mysterious into a production is borrowing from the Bible. Sometimes…

 
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