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What’s Not Wrong With Network TV

Three critics find the bright spots in a medium in transition

Three critics find the bright spots in a medium in transition.

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 7, Post 2

The chemistry of Don and Ted

It's undeniable—the two men have it.

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Is it time for Don to go home?

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The Reality TV Family Tree

Breaking down America's favorite television genre, in all its twisted glory

Breaking down America's favorite television genre, in all its twisted glory.

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Christopher Guest Was Not Made for TV

What makes his films so good is what hurts 'Family Tree'

Christopher Guest’s mockumentaries are small, perceptive oddities, so unblinkingly committed to the worlds they investigate that the comedy can seem almost accidental. This is Spinal Tap (1984) spoofs the pretensions and ambitions of aging rockers with mortal seriousness. Waiting for Guffman (1996) does the same for a community theater ensemble in small-town Missouri. Best in Show (2000) makes tightly-wound dog owners into fully likeable monsters.

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Not That Kind of Girl

Liz Meriwether is the anti-Lena Dunham

While everyone was fawning over Lena Dunham, Liz Meriwether made a show that's funnier and more true to life. 

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 6, Post 2

Was this the jokiest episode of 'Mad Men' yet?

The episode lacked the anxious heavy-handedness that so often plagues “Mad Men.”

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This episode also signals a renewed questioning of the centrality of Great Men.

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Marc Maron is obsessed with intimacy. His own compulsive oversharing is the engine of his successful, four-year-old podcast, “WTF”—structured around candid, raw interviews with comedians that take place in Maron’s garage. It fuels every page of his new book, Attempting Normal, in which he offers disclosures like “This is who I am: I overthink and I ruminate. I’m obsessive.

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Dear TV: 'Mad Men' Season Six: Episode 5, Post 2

The awful over-sympathizers of 'Mad Men'

Characters grope their way through the no man's land between empathy and sympathy. 

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