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  • 'The Leftovers' Recap: Home for the Holidays

    'The Leftovers' Recap: Home for the Holidays | ARTICLE

    Ditching last week's single-character focus and plot-twist hocus-pocus — and much the better for it — tonight's The Leftovers episode ("B.J. and the A.C.") works best when you ignore its two title characters. Those would be Baby...

    July 21, 2014 12:30 AM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Come Together

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Come Together | ARTICLE

    It turns out that "recovery from a mild psychotic break" is a good look for Gordon Clark. For the first time all season, his hair's groomed and his beard's neat; he looks comfortable in his clothes instead...

    July 20, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'The Leftovers' Recap: No Man Is an Island

    'The Leftovers' Recap: No Man Is an Island | ARTICLE

    Somebody's calling Reverend Matt Jamison. It's a woman, asking for some kind of supply he promises to pick up on his way home. It's our first indication that he has a life beyond his quixotic quest to...

    July 13, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Giant Steps

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Giant Steps | ARTICLE

    We don't wanna jinx it, but…has Halt and Catch Fire started to become an interesting show? "Interesting show" is about as far as it goes, mind you. If each episode weren't still stuffed with predictable plotting, semi-cringeworthy dialogue, endless...

    July 13, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Rising Storm

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Rising Storm | ARTICLE

    "Your whole thing? It attracts people, but it won't keep them around. Authenticity is what inspires people. If you wanna lead people, you have to show them who you really are. Otherwise, you're just a thousand-dollar suit...

    July 6, 2014 11:10 PM ET
  • 'The Leftovers' Recap: Indoctrination Nation

    'The Leftovers' Recap: Indoctrination Nation | ARTICLE

    Stop Wasting Your Breath. When the Guilty Remnant, the cult (or movement, or whatever) at the center of The Leftovers, tried to troll the good people of Mapleton out of their Heroes Day complacency, that was the...

    July 6, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'The Leftovers' Season Premiere Recap: Wish You Were Here

    'The Leftovers' Season Premiere Recap: Wish You Were Here | ARTICLE

    It happened a few years ago. Science couldn't explain it. The major religions weren't up to the task either. All anyone really knows is that something extraordinary and tragic took place. The disappearances, the search for answers...

    June 29, 2014 11:20 PM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Who's Your Daddy?

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Who's Your Daddy? | ARTICLE

    Over the course of Halt and Catch Fire's first five episodes, the show has driven home its basic ideas about its leads — Joe MacMillan is a visionary but also a play-to-win sociopath, Cameron Howe is a...

    June 29, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Hostile Work Environment

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Hostile Work Environment | ARTICLE

    The human resources file on this episode is gonna be a doozy, folks.  The good men and women of Cardiff Electronics are working overtime to create the fastest, most portable PC on the market. What does this entail?...

    June 22, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Recap: Suffer the Children

    'Game of Thrones' Season Finale Recap: Suffer the Children | ARTICLE

    The bastard son of a slain traitor. The twin son and daughter of a great lord. The king born of their incestuous union. The charred corpse of a shepherd's daughter. The huge and deadly hatchlings of an...

    June 16, 2014 12:10 AM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Party Crashers

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Party Crashers | ARTICLE

    At last, a show with the courage to ask the big question: Can man invent a laptop computer? Alright, maybe that's stacking the deck against Halt and Catch Fire's third episode, "High Plains Hardware." We knew it was historical(ish)...

    June 15, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Neil Marshall on Filming the War for the Wall

    'Game of Thrones' Neil Marshall on Filming the War for the Wall | ARTICLE

    Neil Marshall specializes in long odds. From his 2005 modern horror classic The Descent to his 2010 Romans-vs.-barbarians action flick Centurion (starring a post-300, pre-stardom Michael Fassbender), the British filmmaker's work usually centers on outnumbered folks stranded in...

    June 9, 2014 12:20 PM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Hostile Makeover

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Hostile Makeover | ARTICLE

    First things first: "FUD," the title of the second episode of Halt and Catch Fire, stands for "Fear, uncertainty, and doubt." (Apologies if the "FU" had you expecting something raunchy.) It's the acronym infamously wielded by another...

    June 8, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: A Song of Ice and Fire

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: A Song of Ice and Fire | ARTICLE

    In the middle of its biggest battle since Season Two's carnage at Blackwater, Game of Thrones takes us on a tour, via tonight's episode, of Castle Black. Our guides just happen to be busy killing people.

    June 8, 2014 10:50 PM ET
  • 'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Abort, Retry, Fail?

    'Halt and Catch Fire' Recap: Abort, Retry, Fail? | ARTICLE

    The time is right for a good tech-industry drama, though it's tough to imagine how a contemporary show could compete with the real thing. The guy who produced "Straight Outta Compton" just announced he'd become a

    June 1, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Head Like a Hole

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Head Like a Hole | ARTICLE

    The world of Game of Thrones is a dangerous place, an epic fantasy realm where the trappings of the genre are stripped down to the blah blah blah…okay, that's enough to get this recap past the point...

    June 1, 2014 11:00 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Random Acts

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Random Acts | ARTICLE

    "You cannot give up on the gravy." So declares Hot Pie, former running buddy of Arya Stark and budding Great Chef of Westeros, to an unappreciative Brienne of Tarth and Podrick Payne. All they signed up for...

    May 18, 2014 11:15 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Disorder in the Court

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Disorder in the Court | ARTICLE

    Theon Greyjoy has gone to the dogs. Literally – that's where cackling psychopath Ramsay Snow keeps his prime plaything, who now answers only to the name "Reek." It's a smart move: Offered the chance to escape, Reek...

    May 11, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: We Three Queens

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: We Three Queens | ARTICLE

    It's a weird thing to say about an episode where someone got stabbed through the mouth on screen. But let's say it anyway: With storylines centered on its stellar cast of women characters, "The First of His...

    May 4, 2014 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Game of Thrones' Recap: Black Flag

    'Game of Thrones' Recap: Black Flag | ARTICLE

    It's a standard line of criticism to say that Game of Thrones episodes are all over the map. (Literally – it's right there in the opening credits.) But generally, there's nothing about the show's incremental advancement of...

    April 27, 2014 11:30 PM ET
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