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  • 'The Americans' Recap: The Lady or the SEAL?

    'The Americans' Recap: The Lady or the SEAL? | ARTICLE

    Since this week's episode is entitled "New Car," it's appropriate to describe it as the point in a long road trip where you leave the rest stop or "Last Chance for Gas" ghost town, with only the...

    April 16, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Season Premiere Recap: Nowhere to Hide

    'Mad Men' Season Premiere Recap: Nowhere to Hide | ARTICLE

    I don't think there's enough sunshine in all of California to brighten up the dark state of affairs everyone is in as Mad Men begins the first half of its last lap. Where does one begin in...

    April 13, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Seven

    'Mad Men' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Seven | ARTICLE

    Fourteen: That's the number of hours we have left of Mad Men. So what better time to savor Matthew Weiner's masterpiece than the lead-up to the Season Seven premiere? In a perfect world, you would just re-watch...

    April 10, 2014 9:15 AM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Information Highway to Hell

    'The Americans' Recap: Information Highway to Hell | ARTICLE

    Hindsight is always 20/20, isn't it, Philip? If only those computer nerds and Professor Falken, erm, Rosenbloom had put it in terms you understood, maybe you wouldn't feel so guilty about killing your 575th victim. I mean, don't...

    April 9, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Fantasy vs. Reality

    'The Americans' Recap: Fantasy vs. Reality | ARTICLE

    I'm sorry, were there missions Philip and Elizabeth attended to in this episode ("Behind the Red Door")? Because it was pretty damn hard to concentrate on their interrogation of Emmett and Leanne's alleged killer or his involvement...

    April 2, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • Annet Mahendru: 'The Americans' International Woman of Mystery

    Annet Mahendru: 'The Americans' International Woman of Mystery | ARTICLE

    With all due respect to Keri Russell and her portrayal of the ruthless undercover KGB agent Elizabeth Jennings on FX's hit Cold War-era drama The Americans, she's got some stiff competition in the spying department these days....

    April 2, 2014 10:20 AM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Slow Boat to Russia

    'The Americans' Recap: Slow Boat to Russia | ARTICLE

    Philip Jennings' affinity for his adopted country has been an open secret since the pilot: Two-stepping in cowboy boots, praising the better food and basic comforts like heat, and even going so far as to suggest defecting....

    March 26, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Don't Start Believin'

    'The Americans' Recap: Don't Start Believin' | ARTICLE

    Sure, Stan is still a morally ambiguous murderer and Elizabeth and Philip are just trying to keep their kids safe while fulfilling their duties to their country. But this week, the murky good vs. evil nature of...

    March 19, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Road Trippin'

    'The Americans' Recap: Road Trippin' | ARTICLE

    To the casual observer, Elizabeth Jennings is still a paragon of Directorate S: During this week's rather mundane mission, which was to steal propeller schematics from a factory mid-move (thank you, Brush-Pass Fred for the heads up),...

    March 12, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Recap: Front Window

    'The Americans' Recap: Front Window | ARTICLE

    There's nothing like an incredibly satisfying denouement to a TV episode: The creation of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce at the end of "Shut the Door, Have a Seat" (Mad Men); Jesse Pinkman calling 911 to rescue a...

    March 5, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'The Americans' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Comrades in Arms

    'The Americans' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Comrades in Arms | ARTICLE

    There are so many congratulatory statements I want to make to FX at this time about The Americans. However, since space is limited and I need to maintain some semblance of an objective slant on this recap,...

    February 26, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • Seth Meyers Makes His Low-Key 'Late Night' Debut

    Seth Meyers Makes His Low-Key 'Late Night' Debut | ARTICLE

    Instead of the bells and whistles that populated Jimmy Fallon's first Tonight Show (a U2 rooftop concert, 14 celebrities stopping by to throw down $100), former Saturday Night Live head writer...

    February 25, 2014 8:24 AM ET
  • 'The Americans,' A to Z

    'The Americans,' A to Z | ARTICLE

    Last winter, the world met Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, a "typical" white-bread married couple living in suburban Washington, D.C., circa 1981. Philip (Matthew Rhys) plays racquetball and runs a local travel agency, while fresh-faced Elizabeth (Keri Russell)...

    February 24, 2014 10:28 AM ET
  • Jimmy Fallon Is Right at Home on 'The Tonight Show'

    Jimmy Fallon Is Right at Home on 'The Tonight Show' | ARTICLE

    Other than a revamped studio, a Spike Lee-directed opening sequence and a jazzy, funkified new theme song, the debut episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon bore a striking resemblance to its recently concluded...

    February 18, 2014 8:39 AM ET
  • Eight Standout Moments From the Olympics Opening Ceremony

    Eight Standout Moments From the Olympics Opening Ceremony | ARTICLE

    The Winter Olympics are certainly no stranger to controversy – remember Tonya and Nancy in 1994? The French figure-skating judge in 2002? But before the torch was even lit yesterday outside of Fisht...

    February 8, 2014 10:39 AM ET
  • The Evolution of Edith Crawley, the Middle Daughter on 'Downton Abbey'

    The Evolution of Edith Crawley, the Middle Daughter on 'Downton Abbey' | ARTICLE

    Last winter, our hearts wept as Lord Grantham's sweetly rebellious youngest daughter, Lady Sybil Branson, died in childbirth. Her passing left behind a grieving husband, a motherless baby girl and a giant void in

    January 23, 2014 4:25 PM ET
  • Five Is Enough for 'Boardwalk Empire'

    Five Is Enough for 'Boardwalk Empire' | ARTICLE

    History has already shown that the nonstop party of the Roaring Twenties couldn't go on forever, so neither could Boardwalk Empire. On Thursday, HBO announced that it was shutting down its homage to the Prohibition-era Atlantic...

    January 11, 2014 12:37 PM ET
  • 6 Keys to Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show': Timberlake (And Fun Insanity)

    6 Keys to Jimmy Fallon's 'Tonight Show': Timberlake (And Fun Insanity) | ARTICLE

    Next month, Jimmy Fallon inherits NBC's revered Tonight Show, bringing his unbridled energy, musical talent and long list of celebrity pals to the 60-year-old late-night institution. Over the past five years – close to 1,000 shows –...

    January 6, 2014 10:55 AM ET
  •  'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale': What Went Wrong?

    'Kelly Clarkson's Cautionary Christmas Music Tale': What Went Wrong? | ARTICLE

    Damn it, Blake Shelton – why did you have to be so awesomely offensive in your Christmas special last year? Thanks to your side-splitting Claymation spoof with Larry the Cable Guy, in which you shot...

    December 12, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • The Best and Worst Moments of the New 'Sound of Music'

    The Best and Worst Moments of the New 'Sound of Music' | ARTICLE

    Two years ago, Bill Maher suggested on an episode of Real Time that TV would soon become one long show called CSI: Vampire Idol. Well, NBC's live production of The Sound of Music last night...

    December 6, 2013 10:00 AM ET
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