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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Review: Netflix Sitcom Is Instant Classic — "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," the Tina Fey-produced sitcom released on Netflix this weekend, has an almost unbearably dark premise: Girl spends half her life trapped in an underground bunker by a cult leader; girl is rescued from bunker; girl moves to New York City to try to live a normal life.

The Disappearance of the Curly-Haired TV Heroine — The best actress Emmys last August were won by Julianna Margulies and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, two women who could be mirror images if you looked out of the corner of your eye-slender, polished actresses of a certain age.

Better Call Saul: Season 1

'Better Call Saul' Review: 'Breaking Bad' Spinoff Stands On Its Own — Saul Goodman burst into "Breaking Bad"'s second season fully formed, a sweaty shyster in a strip mall, a criminal lawyer with a motor-mouth that could save his life and a conscience up for sale.

Serial TV: Mad Men, True Detective, and the Miseducation of the TV Fan — "Mad Men" begins airing the second half of its final season in April, and chances are you are due to be disappointed. Maybe Don Draper will topple out the window of a Manhattan skyscraper like the shadowy figure in the show's opening credits, or maybe he will perish by more prosaic means.

Parenthood Series Finale Review — It's hard to talk about "Parenthood," the NBC drama that just ended its six-season run, without bringing up kleenex, ugly-crying, and tsunamis of tears. So let me lay all my cards out on the table: I may have been the sole stone-hearted viewer in America who watched all of last night's series finale with dry eyes.

The Americans on FX: Season 3 Review — "The Americans" begins its third season this Wednesday night, and I'm happy to say it's as impossibly good as it was last year. Sleek but not slick, more elegant and sexy and confident than anything else on television, the show finds a happy medium between the quick thrills and breakneck plotting of shows like "Scandal" and "Homeland," and the slow, deliberate pace of "Rectify" and "The Leftovers."

Golden Globes 2015: Transparent, Jane the Virgin, and Cosby Jokes — "No one wants to see me insult any of you rich, beautiful, over-privileged celebrities," Golden Globes host emeritus Ricky Gervais said while presenting the award for best actress in a movie comedy last night. "So I'm not going to start picking on things you've done. Some of it immoral.

Television in 2014 Figured Out What Sex Is Like for Women — When "True Detective" debuted on HBO last January, it was immediately heralded as the best thing on TV, filled with philosophical depths that could only be fathomed through rabid Reddit threads and feverish readings of H.P. Lovecraft.

Stephen Colbert Report Finale: He Helped Us Through the Bush Years — Reports of Stephen Colbert's death, it turned out, were greatly exaggerated. On last night's "The Colbert Report," the 1447th and final episode, Colbert didn't kill off "Stephen Colbert," the gonzo alter ego he has embodied for the past nine years. Instead, Stephen Colbert became immortal.
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Mar 29, 2015

"At one point last fall there were three Jesuses staying at the same hotel in Ouarzazate."

Mar 27, 2015

RT @SamEifling: Did you notice how denuded IT FOLLOWS was of technology? I did, then I wrote about sex and killing and Twitter.…

Mar 26, 2015

"filthy monster trying desperately to hold onto last sheds of humanity" is a good description of every Scandal character

Mar 26, 2015

@pilotbacon what do you have against cult classic "Boston Common," created by Jenji Kohan's brother

Mar 26, 2015

*Matthew Weiner reads about "Coach" reboot in Deadline, finally agrees to that long-awaited "Becker" sequel*

Mar 26, 2015

I hope NBC brings back the entire USA weekday morning lineup. The world needs more Boston Common.

Mar 26, 2015

"Twitter reactions are baked into the ideology" is a perfect summation of Empire's aesthetic "

Mar 26, 2015

.@Wesley_Morris on Empire, blackness, the luxurious and the vulgar is just brilliant

Mar 26, 2015

@miriamkrule @dankois what kind of fancy brain do you have that allows you to keep umbrellas until they break?

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