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  • 'Homeland' Recap: Heart of Darkness

    'Homeland' Recap: Heart of Darkness | ARTICLE

    Maybe it's time to give up on the Homeland that was and enjoy the Homeland that is. If the show is this determined to abandon its roots as a character study that examines the shifting allegiances and...

    December 3, 2012 9:45 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Hold Your Fire

    'Homeland' Recap: Hold Your Fire | ARTICLE

    Sometimes the best bombs are the ones that don't go off. After weeks spent trying to shock us – and succeeding only to the extent that yeah, clumsiness from this show is pretty shocking – Homeland was...

    November 25, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Dark Shadows

    'Homeland' Recap: Dark Shadows | ARTICLE

    Episodes of Homeland shoot themselves in the foot with their final scenes so regularly you could set your watch to them by now. Even so, I've got to hand it to them: The end of this episode...

    November 19, 2012 9:15 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Kiss and Tell

    'Homeland' Recap: Kiss and Tell | ARTICLE

    Last week's episode shot Homeland's credibility and quality full of holes, but it turns out the desire to find out how the show will plug them up again is damn near irresistible. Much to my surprise, following...

    November 11, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Blown Away

    'Homeland' Recap: Blown Away | ARTICLE

    Watching Peter Quinn struggle to stay alive, shot in the gut and bleeding to death on the floor of a Gettysburg tailor-shop-cum-bomb-factory that had just seen CIA/FBI taskforce gunned down in cold blood by al Qaeda stormtroopers,...

    November 4, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Collision Course

    'Homeland' Recap: Collision Course | ARTICLE

    I think I've figured out who Homeland's mole is: It's someone in the writers' room. How else can you explain the decision to take one of the show's most intense and exhilarating episodes – arguably the episode the...

    October 28, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Home of the Brave

    'Homeland' Recap: Home of the Brave | ARTICLE

    The opening scene of tonight's Homeland, marvelously titled "New Car Smell," had me as nervous as any high-stakes Great TV Drama ever has. Only here, I wasn't afraid for the lives of the characters – I was...

    October 21, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Carrie and Brody's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day

    'Homeland' Recap: Carrie and Brody's Terrible, Horrible, No-Good, Very Bad Day | ARTICLE

    The image that'll stick from "State of Independence," potentially Homeland season two's breakthrough episode, is itself an image of a breakthrough. After knocking back fistfuls of pills with cups of white wine, Carrie Mathison, the despondent and...

    October 14, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'The Walking Dead''s Robert Kirkman on Season Three's Big Changes

    Q&A: 'The Walking Dead''s Robert Kirkman on Season Three's Big Changes | ARTICLE

    "My overriding goal, in all things, is to be entertaining," The Walking Dead executive producer Robert Kirkman says. Nearly ten years after he wrote the first issue of the comic book on which AMC's ratings-juggernaut zombie drama...

    October 12, 2012 11:40 AM ET
  • 'Homeland' Recap: Tick, Tick, BOOM!

    'Homeland' Recap: Tick, Tick, BOOM! | ARTICLE

    Last season Homeland stopped just short of blowing up one of its main characters. After tonight's episode, will they have the guts to blow up the whole show? For about 95 percent of the hour, Homeland simply did...

    October 7, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Premiere Recap: Why We Fight

    'Homeland' Premiere Recap: Why We Fight | ARTICLE

    Here's your need-to-know. Just when she thought she was out, they've pulled Carrie Mathison back in, flying the disgraced, bipolar ex-CIA analyst to Beirut to make contact with an asset who'll talk only to her. Her nemesis...

    September 30, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • 'Homeland' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Two

    'Homeland' Cheat Sheet: What You Need to Know for Season Two | ARTICLE

    Homeland is hot. The Showtime series' surprise sweep of the Emmys last Sunday has people lining up to check out the Claire Danes/Damian Lewis/Mandy Patinkin-starring suspense saga's season premiere on Sunday, like shoeless travelers waiting for the...

    September 27, 2012 4:30 PM ET
  • Q&A: Comix Stars Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez

    Q&A: Comix Stars Daniel Clowes, Chris Ware and Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez | ARTICLE

    Meet the men who made comics worth caring about. When brothers Gilbert and Jaime Hernandez – affectionately known as "Los Bros" – burst onto the moribund comics scene in 1982 with the first issue of their tag-team anthology...

    September 26, 2012 12:40 PM ET
  • Premiere: James Franco's Motown Fixation

    Premiere: James Franco's Motown Fixation | VIDEO

    "I'll tell you this: it's always weird to talk about a new thing," James Franco says, stopping a previous train of thought in its tracks. "I know I do a lot of things. I'm very aware of...

    September 21, 2012 7:00 AM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: Of Monsters and Montages

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: Of Monsters and Montages | ARTICLE

    It's been a long time since I had that much fun being completely miserable. "Gliding Over All," last night's "half-season" finale of Breaking Bad, was an exquisitely unpleasant viewing experience for most of its duration. Exhibit A: the...

    September 3, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: Breaking Down

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: Breaking Down | ARTICLE

    The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, or so the saying goes. Breaking Bad seems determined to prove the inverse: Insanity is doing the same thing over and...

    August 27, 2012 9:30 AM ET
  • Q&A: 'Breaking Bad''s Jesse Plemons on Todd's Killer Instinct

    Q&A: 'Breaking Bad''s Jesse Plemons on Todd's Killer Instinct | ARTICLE

    "There's definitely some stuff going on in that mind of Todd's . . . " says Jesse Plemons of his cold-blooded character on Breaking Bad before trailing off mid-sentence. Even the actor who plays Todd is at...

    August 20, 2012 12:00 PM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Aftermath Doesn't Add Up

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: The Aftermath Doesn't Add Up | ARTICLE

    So much for picking up where we left off. Last week's Breaking Bad was so breathless, its final moments so shocking, that the desire to put the world on pause until 10 p.m. the following Sunday and start...

    August 19, 2012 11:05 PM ET
  • Q&A: 'Breaking Bad' Star Dean Norris on the Many Faces of Hank

    Q&A: 'Breaking Bad' Star Dean Norris on the Many Faces of Hank | ARTICLE

    "I know it's Rolling Stone – gotta hate the Man and stuff – but you've got to cut cops some slack." Happy to, at least in this case. Dean Norris couldn't discuss his character Hank Schrader, the...

    August 13, 2012 8:00 AM ET
  • 'Breaking Bad' Recap: Trainwreck

    'Breaking Bad' Recap: Trainwreck | ARTICLE

    "Our children are not in danger."—Walter White"Our children are not in danger."—Walter White (emphasis added) We kill children in our entertainment with increasing frequency. At least, that's how it feels to me. Maybe it's because I'm a...

    August 12, 2012 11:05 PM ET
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