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  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Purple Reign

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Purple Reign | ARTICLE

    They said the royal wedding would be the most anticipated celebration King's Landing has seen in years. They couldn't have known how right they were. By next week's episode, we may see the capital of the Seven Kingdoms...

    April 13, 2014 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Q&A: Rory McCann on 'The Hound' and Season Four

    'Game of Thrones' Q&A: Rory McCann on 'The Hound' and Season Four | ARTICLE

    "Did you hear the story that 'McCann' means 'wolfhound'?" asks Rory McCann, the actor who plays Game of Thrones' resident wandering warrior/royal-orphan caretaker Sandor "The Hound" Clegane, with great excitement. It's a fitting question: In talking to...

    April 7, 2014 2:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season Premiere Recap: Say Hi to the Bad Guys

    'Game of Thrones' Season Premiere Recap: Say Hi to the Bad Guys | ARTICLE

    Seventeen minutes. That's how much time passes in Game of Thrones' Season Four premiere before a scene without a Lannister in it. You remember the Lannisters, don't you? The people who tossed Bran Stark out a window;...

    April 6, 2014 10:10 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal on Playing the Red Viper

    'Game of Thrones' Pedro Pascal on Playing the Red Viper | ARTICLE

    The official story is that Prince Oberyn Martell has come to King's Landing as a guest of honor at King Joffrey's wedding to Margaery Tyrell. But as Game of Thrones viewers know by now, when it comes...

    April 3, 2014 2:30 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season Four Cheat Sheet

    'Game of Thrones' Season Four Cheat Sheet | ARTICLE

    All men must die, but there's no need for you to have "trying to figure out what the hell is going on in Game of Thrones" listed as your cause of death. When Season Four debuts this...

    April 2, 2014 9:55 AM ET
  • 'True Detective' Recap: A Light at the End of the Tunnel

    'True Detective' Recap: A Light at the End of the Tunnel | ARTICLE

    A backwoods locale. Ad hoc, corpse-strewn decor, full of symbols that are meaningless except to the maniacs who made them. Incest. (As opposed to a certain other HBO show in which intrafamilial fucking involves some of...

    March 9, 2014 10:45 PM ET
  • 'True Detective' Recap: Face Facts

    'True Detective' Recap: Face Facts | ARTICLE

    Last Sunday night, I gave True Detective a bad review. In return, it gave me nightmares. That night, my brain conjured up not one but two separate imaginary season finales in dream form. In one, Rust Cohle...

    March 2, 2014 10:15 PM ET
  • 'True Detective' Recap: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do

    'True Detective' Recap: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do | ARTICLE

    Like its lead characters, True Detective does a certain number of things really, really well—and other things really, really poorly. And like them, it can have a hard time knowing which is which. In tonight's episode, "Haunted Houses," this struggle...

    February 23, 2014 10:05 PM ET
  • 'True Detective' Recap: Spin the Black Circle

    'True Detective' Recap: Spin the Black Circle | ARTICLE

    This is the curse of a great story, as well as its blessing: You can always tell it over again. "The Secret Fate of All Life," True Detective's fifth episode and its best thus far, is preoccupied...

    February 16, 2014 10:05 PM ET
  • Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Blockbuster: The Genesis of 'Noah'

    Darren Aronofsky's Biblical Blockbuster: The Genesis of 'Noah' | ARTICLE

    He's tackled washed-up pro wrestlers, mentally unstable ballerinas, paranoid mathematicians, time-traveling surgeons and hopeless junkies, but director Darren Aronofsky's biggest challenge to date is a man and his boat. How the Academy Snubbed Springsteen for The...

    February 10, 2014 4:45 PM ET
  • 'True Detective' Recap: Blaze of Glory

    'True Detective' Recap: Blaze of Glory | ARTICLE

    Wow, that was a tour de fucking force. Shot as a single uninterrupted six-minute take and spanning an entire neighborhood, True Detective's climactic gunfight was the best TV action sequence since the Blackwater episode of Game of Thrones.

    February 9, 2014 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Downton Abbey' Recap: It Can't Happen Here

    'Downton Abbey' Recap: It Can't Happen Here | ARTICLE

    From the second the show began, it all seemed so cheery this week. After the season premiere's dour Mary-in-mourning makeover, the return of the opening credits – the sweeping, swirling theme music, the everything-in-its-right-place shots of bells...

    January 12, 2014 10:05 PM ET
  • 'True Detective' Premiere Recap: Partners in Crime

    'True Detective' Premiere Recap: Partners in Crime | ARTICLE

    No need to dig up the old casefiles: If you've watched virtually any hour-long TV dramas in the past half-decade, True Detective's M.O. definitely fits a pattern. Southern Gothic atmosphere. Recession economics. Middle-aged white male antiheroes who...

    January 12, 2014 10:05 PM ET
  • Lady Mary Is Back in Black on 'Downton'

    Lady Mary Is Back in Black on 'Downton' | ARTICLE

    "I hate black," Lady Mary Crawley once complained – all the way back in the Downton Abbey pilot, when she was forced to mourn the man she was supposed to marry to keep Downton's fortune in the...

    January 5, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • Five Big 'Downton Abbey' Questions

    Five Big 'Downton Abbey' Questions | ARTICLE

    Give the Grim Reaper a hand – he was the MVP of Downton Abbey's third season. When actors Dan Stevens and Jessica Brown Findlay decided to depart the BBC series that became PBS's prestige production here in...

    January 3, 2014 11:10 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Finale Recap: Left Hanging

    'Homeland' Finale Recap: Left Hanging | ARTICLE

    "It was always about him," Majid Javadi tells Carrie Mathison through a mouthful of cigarette smoke as she tries in vain to keep Nicholas Brody from the gallows pole. "That's what you care about. Maybe the only...

    December 16, 2013 10:55 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Mission Unbearable

    'Homeland' Recap: Mission Unbearable | ARTICLE

    The acting director of the CIA has a plan. The first step: By publicly revealing that his protégée had an affair with a suspected terrorist during a bout of unmedicated bipolar disorder and having her involuntarily institutionalized...

    December 9, 2013 9:45 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: On the Borderline

    'Homeland' Recap: On the Borderline | ARTICLE

    Is it time to say "good night" to Homeland? That's the title of tonight's episode, and the trigger phrase that alerts the snipers accompanying Brody on his high-stakes mission into Iraq to open fire on anyone who's...

    December 1, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: In Too Deep

    'Homeland' Recap: In Too Deep | ARTICLE

    "If you keep yelling," Carrie Mathison says to her lover/nemesis Nicholas Brody, "this conversation is over." If the makers of Homeland had adopted that policy themselves, this would have been a very short episode. Actor Damian...

    November 24, 2013 10:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Hey Man, Nice Shot

    'Homeland' Recap: Hey Man, Nice Shot | ARTICLE

    As a rule, rooting for the main character of the show you're watching to get shot is a pretty clear sign that something's gone really wrong with the show you're watching. But rules are meant to be...

    November 17, 2013 10:05 PM ET
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