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  • 'Mad Men' Recap: Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo

    'Mad Men' Recap: Zoo Be Zoo Be Zoo | ARTICLE

    It was worth the wait. True, more time has passed in the real world than it has for the Mad Men universe, but the two-hour Season Five premiere, "A Little Kiss," beautifully made up for the dearth of...

    March 25, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Mad Men' Season 4 Recap

    'Mad Men' Season 4 Recap | ARTICLE

    When Mad Men returns this Sunday after a 17-month hiatus, the whiskey-swilling, secret-keeping Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce crew will meet with an audience salivating for answers following the Season Four finale. Has Don married his secretary? Did...

    March 23, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Downton' Girl: Elizabeth McGovern on America's New National Pastime

    'Downton' Girl: Elizabeth McGovern on America's New National Pastime | ARTICLE

      The U.S. is no stranger to British invasions, be it four Liverpudlian moptops or TV shows featuring a surly talent judge seeking a hot new pop singer. But the latest U.K. import to overtake...

    February 4, 2012 1:40 PM ET
  • Golden Globes Recap: He's So Dull

    Golden Globes Recap: He's So Dull | ARTICLE

    Maybe the third time isn't the charm. After teasing for weeks that his latest hosting gig would feature plenty of unapologetic, sharp-tongued swipes at celebrities, Ricky Gervais' opening monologue during the 69th Annual Golden Globes came off...

    January 16, 2012 9:31 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Recap: St. Jimmy

    'Boardwalk Empire' Season Finale Recap: St. Jimmy | ARTICLE

    After Gillian and Jimmy took their mother-son love to a harrowing new level last week, we knew that topping the incest revelation would be next to impossible. Consequently, “To the Lost” stuck to...

    December 12, 2011 11:00 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Oedipus Wrecks

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Oedipus Wrecks | ARTICLE

    For all the jokes that Steve Buscemi made during his Saturday Night Live hosting gig about his move from character actor to leading man, he still couldn't avoid playing the supporting role this weekend. But it...

    December 5, 2011 11:20 AM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Collateral Damage

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Collateral Damage | ARTICLE

    In "Georgia Peaches," Nucky is back in the U.S., and thanks to Sleater's IRA connections, flush with alcohol, giving Jimmy and his cronies some serious competition. But the idea that Nucky could go to jail for election-rigging...

    November 27, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Whiskey Is a Go-Go

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Whiskey Is a Go-Go | ARTICLE

    There's no such thing as a smooth business deal in the world of Boardwalk Empire – and in the case of Nucky's Irish enterprise, it came at a very high price. By the end of "Battle of...

    November 20, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Marshal Your Resources

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Marshal Your Resources | ARTICLE

    "Two Boats and a Lifeguard" brought Boardwalk Empire's protagonist back to the forefront after he spent several episodes as the victim of a tiresome plot line. Nucky may not be back on top, but he's more on...

    November 13, 2011 10:15 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Welcome Back, Peggy

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Welcome Back, Peggy | ARTICLE

    Margaret returns to her roots in the aptly named "Peg of Old" – so much so that by the end of the episode, she's engaging in the very same act that caused her to abandon her life...

    November 6, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: The Student Becomes the Teacher

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: The Student Becomes the Teacher | ARTICLE

    With all due respect to Steve Buscemi, Nucky Thompson is probably the last reason anyone tunes in to Boardwalk Empire anymore (make that second-to-last – I'm looking at you, Paz de la Huerta). His election-fraud story line...

    October 30, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Savage Justice

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Savage Justice | ARTICLE

    Thank heaven for gratuitous violence – otherwise "Gimcrack and Bunkum" would've been a pretty forgettable episode. In a development that surprised no one, the Commodore's scheme to take down Nucky is rapidly unraveling now that a stroke...

    October 23, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Women on Top

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: Women on Top | ARTICLE

    It's a good thing the men who run Atlantic City have a penchant for kinky sex – because their illicit activities are putting Nucky right back in charge. After publicly humiliating the Commodore in last week's episode,...

    October 16, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: How Nucky Got His Groove Back

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: How Nucky Got His Groove Back | ARTICLE

    "A Dangerous Maid" could have been a terrific episode if so much time hadn't been wasted on a tedious plot line: Lucy Danziger's pregnancy by FBI agent Nelson Van Alden. Those scenes aside, the focus remained on...

    October 9, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: From Friends to Foes

    'Boardwalk Empire' Recap: From Friends to Foes | ARTICLE

    Between his brief incarceration and the Commodore's storming of his cronies, Nucky Thompson is humbled in "Ourselves Alone," with few friends to turn to. But by the end of the episode, he accepts that his greatest ally...

    October 2, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Recap: After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It

    ‘Boardwalk Empire’ Recap: After You Get What You Want, You Don’t Want It | ARTICLE

    At the close of the first season of Boardwalk Empire, HBO's Emmy-winning Prohibition-era drama, County Treasurer/gangster Enoch "Nucky" Thompson had much to celebrate. He succeeded in getting a construction tycoon elected mayor of Atlantic City and welcomed...

    September 25, 2011 10:05 PM ET
  • Emmys Honor 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men' and 'Wack Excellence'

    Emmys Honor 'Modern Family,' 'Mad Men' and 'Wack Excellence' | ARTICLE

    Leave it to the Lonely Island guys to turn an Emmy loss into one of the most entertaining moments of the evening. Even though Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer were beaten by their good friend Justin...

    September 19, 2011 12:35 PM ET
  • 'True Blood' Season Finale Recap: Night of the Living Dead

    'True Blood' Season Finale Recap: Night of the Living Dead | ARTICLE

    In its four seasons, the only thing that's remained predictable about True Blood is that nothing is ever as it seems. Alan Ball, a master of twists and turns, has succeeded in leaving his audience salivating for...

    September 12, 2011 2:30 PM ET
  • 'True Blood' Recap: Showdown at the Moon Goddess Emporium

    'True Blood' Recap: Showdown at the Moon Goddess Emporium | ARTICLE

    The residents of Bon Temps are pissed off in "Soul of Fire," Season Four's penultimate episode. Be they vampire, witch, werewolf, shape-shifter, human or telepathic part-faerie, they're mad as hell and they're not going to take it...

    September 5, 2011 10:55 AM ET
  • The 7 Best Musical Moments of 'Mad Men'

    The 7 Best Musical Moments of 'Mad Men' | ARTICLE

    Now that Season Five of Mad Men might not see the light of day until early 2012, fans can at least take solace in reliving the intense drama of life thus...

    March 24, 2011 11:50 AM ET
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