<p>Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC

Review: 'Halt and Catch Fire' heads to Silicon Valley at the start of season 3

Joe turns heel, Cameron lives with the Clarks, and Ryan wants people to appreciate his genius

Halt and Catch Fire is back for its third season. I published my review yesterday, and I have some spoiler-y thoughts on the season's first two episodes coming up just as soon as I laugh at your robot butler...

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<p>Casual</p>

Casual

Credit: Hulu

'Casual' season 2 in review

Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey shone again, but is 13 episodes too much?

Casual just concluded its second season. I sang the show's praises in non-spoiler fashion at the start of the season  and I have a few spoiler-y thoughts on the finale, and season 2 as a whole, coming up just as soon as you insult my eyebrows...

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<p>Lee Pace in Halt and Catch Fire</p>

Lee Pace in Halt and Catch Fire

Credit: AMC
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Review: 'Halt and Catch Fire' upgrades again for season 3

A new year, new city, and much better role for Joe MacMillan

"Many companies start doing one thing, and then change direction," Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) notes midway through the third season of AMC's '80s computer drama Halt and Catch Fire, which premieres tomorrow night at 9(*). He notes, for instance, that Coleco started off as the Connecticut Leather Company, then began manufacturing toys, and by the '80s was in the video game business, just as Joe himself stumbled into his current, hugely lucrative career selling anti-virus software after several prior computing ventures went sideways.

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<p>The Night Of</p>

The Night Of

Credit: HBO

What should we expect — or want — from 'The Night Of' finale?

'Ordinary Death' leaves much to be resolved in a feature-length conclusion

Some thoughts on tonight's The Night Of — and on my hopes for next week's finale — coming up just as soon as this is for Law & Order...

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<p>The Night Of</p>

The Night Of

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'The Night Of' finale will be very very big

This Sunday, HBO airs the 7th of 8 episodes of The Night Of, its outstanding limited series about the arrest and murder trial of a college student after the first evening of his life. (We've reviewed every episode here.) Without spoiling anything, it's another excellent hour of TV, but one that leaves a whole lot to be resolved in the finale on August 28...

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<p>Mr. Robot</p>

Mr. Robot

Credit: USA

'Mr. Robot' creator explains why season 2 is like 'Empire Strikes Back'

Sam Esmail breaks it all down as Elliot's situation comes into focus

We're into the second half of Mr. Robot season 2 (USA ordered a third season yesterday), and I've been covering the highs (dazzling visuals, excellent performances), lows (super-sized episodes that sometimes drag), and mysteries (what exactly is up with Elliot's new regimen?) in my weekly episodic reviews. Tonight's episode, "Handshake," included several major developments, and I was fortunately able to get a few minutes on the phone today to discuss them and other aspects of season 2 with the show's creator, showrunner, and, for season 2, sole director, Sam Esmail. A few of my own thoughts on "Handshake" — with full spoilers — followed by my conversation with Esmail (which covered a lot but still didn't have time to get into last week's Full House homage) coming up just as soon as I enjoy the shrimp cocktail...

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<p>The Get Down</p>

The Get Down

Credit: Netflix

6 moments when 'The Get Down' really got up and moved

Highlights from the Netflix hip-hop drama's first batch of episodes

 Perhaps because the production was so troubled, perhaps because Baz Luhrmann is new to television, or perhaps because Luhrmann's always had a wandering attention span as a storyteller, Netflix's The Get Down is a show of great moments that only occasionally coheres into something more than that.

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<p>The Night Of</p>

The Night Of

Credit: HBO

Review: 'The Night Of' introduces more alternate suspects in 'Samson and Delilah'

But as the trial begins, are signs pointing ever more heavily towards Naz being the killer?

A review of tonight's The Night Of coming up just as soon as I tell you why not to put sailors on the jury...

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<p>The Night Of</p>

The Night Of

Credit: HBO

Fandemonium: 'The Night Of' mid-season check-in (with SPOILERS)

I've been faithfully reviewing each episode of HBO's outstanding The Night Of throughout the summer, but sometimes it's nice to take a step back from the episodic trees and survey the seasonal forest, which I got a chance to do earlier this week while visiting HitFix's LA studio.

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Ask Alan: What TV crossovers work, and why?

Ask Alan: What TV crossovers work, and why?

Answers from HitFix's new LA studio

Happy Friday, everybody! Ask Alan is on a sporadic schedule at the moment thanks to press tour and some other summer business, but I happened to be at HitFix's LA offices earlier this week, which meant I was able to film a segment hitting on three recent questions, including Emmy categories I'd like to add(*), long TV title sequences I always watch even when binging, and my hopes for the Brooklyn 99/New Girl crossover.

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