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Apr 07, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Game of Thrones is back, which means it's another couple months of brutality, mystery, political intrigue, and, oh yeah, dragons. I have not read the books, so no spoilers past "Two Swords" will be seen here.

Apr 06, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

The last time The Walking Dead delivered a season finale, the response was mixed, to put it delicately. In season three, fans wanted a satisfying payoff to the season-long buildup to war between The Governor and the Team Grimes prison group, and what they got was little more than an inept attack, a hasty retreat, and The Governor losing his mind and slaughtering his own army. More

Mar 29, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Coming off one of The Walking Dead's most emotionally exhausting episodes—the one we have to assume was making AMC executives "nervous" because of the (perhaps unprecedented) depiction a child's execution—the fifteenth episode of season four needed only to provide a glimmer of hope to lighten the mood before the series finale. More

Mar 15, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Perhaps more than any other show, The Walking Dead is burdened with the unenviable task of satisfying viewers who want nonstop zombie-stomping action and those who want the character development that makes the storytelling meaningful. More

Mar 12, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

By far the most chilling set of images in tonight's season finale (and close to the first story in the True Detective anthology series) wasn't the revelation of a terrestrial Carcosa, the preserved body of Billy Childress, or the superhuman murderous antics of his son Errol. More

Mar 05, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Tony Soprano, Don Draper, Walter White, Frank Underwood—for whatever reason, modern audiences like their protagonists conflicted, duplicitous and deeply flawed. Despite the moral ambiguity inherent in having to live in a world where you have to kill other humans as a necessity, The Walking Dead is remarkable for just how traditional the show is in portraying its central struggle as being essentially between the good Rick Grimes fighting against the bad, in both zombie and human form.  More

Mar 04, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Okay, it's official: neither Cohle nor Hart did it, are doing it, or...anything. Writer and showrunner Nic Pizzolatto promised we'd get closure on this matter in episode 7 and he essentially hammered a wisp-thin nail with a sledge to telegraph it. More

Portlandia (Season 4)

(IFC, Thursdays 10/9 Central)

Feb 27, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

Portlandia enters its fourth season tonight. Four seasons! Whodathunkit?! From the waning strains of viral hit "Dream of the '90s (Is Alive in Portland)" to the literally provincial title, it seemed fated to be one-note, despite its instant charms. More

Mixology

ABC, Wednesdays 9:30/8:30 Central

Feb 26, 2014 TV Web Exclusive

The hook for Mixology is "one bar, one night...10 people in search for love" is a little misleading. The bar is more of a bar/restaurant and the search is to get laid, not for love, although a couple of those 10 people might be getting the two things confused. More