<p>Show Me a Hero</p>

Show Me a Hero

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Oscar Isaac in the trailer for David Simon's new HBO miniseries 'Show Me a Hero'

It's only been a year and a half since the end of "Tremé," but that still feels like too long for HBO to be without a David Simon project. Fortunately, the debut of his new miniseries "Show Me a Hero" — directed by Paul Haggis, and starring Oscar Isaac, Winona Ryder, Alfred Molina and Simon regular Clarke Peters, among others — is barely a month away. Here's a trailer for the project, which stars Isaac as Yonkers mayor Nick Wasicsko, who in the late '80s ran into a lot of trouble trying to integrate the city's public housing:

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<p>Taylor Kitsch in True Detective</p>

Taylor Kitsch in True Detective

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That 'True Detective' gunfight was stunning, but did it make any sense?

A technically impressive but nonsensical gunfight as the story hits the midway point

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I'm louche...

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

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Season premiere review: 'Masters of Sex' - 'Parliament of Owls': Let's talk about sex, baby

Bill and Virginia prep for the publication of their book with a long family weekend

"Masters of Sex" is back for a third season. I reviewed the early episodes in general terms on Thursday, and I have specific thoughts on the premiere coming up just as soon as I  pause on the sand of Omaha Beach to study French cuisine...

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<p>7 DAys in hell</p>

7 DAys in hell

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5 things to know about HBO's silly sports documentary spoof '7 Days in Hell'

HitFix
B+
Readers
C
Andy Samberg and Kit Harington play tennis rivals in a quick and easy special

A few things to know about "7 Days in Hell," the sports mockumentary debuting on HBO tomorrow night at 10 (and which Fienberg and I discussed more at length on this week's podcast):

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<p>Key &amp; Peele</p>

Key & Peele

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'Key & Peele' have no patience for terries who get froggy in hilarious sketch

Wednesday night's "Key & Peele" season premiere had more profound and/or more elaborately produced sketches (like the feminist pirate sea chantey) than this bit with the stars playing creepy airplane passengers trying to recruit their seatmate to help them battle "terries." But none made me laugh quite as much, or rewatch as often, as this one. Between the hair, the voices, the nonsense words ("draxx them sklounst") and the wonderfully befuddled reactions of Malcolm Barrett, it's a delight. Enjoy.

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<p>Omar Sharif</p>

Omar Sharif

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How the late Omar Sharif had one of the great movie introductions of all time

Egyptian-born actor Omar Sharif has died, suffering a heart attack in a Cairo hospital at the age of 83. In his '60s heyday, he played lead roles in "Doctor Zhivago" and "Funny Girl," and had one of the great star-making introductions in movie history with his role as Sherif Ali in David Lean's epic "Lawrence of Arabia."

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<p>Orange Is the New Black</p>

Orange Is the New Black

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Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Where My Dreidel At/A Tittin' and a Hairin'

Leanne and Pennsatucky take the spotlight, Piper expands her panty business, and Daya makes a baby decision

Continuing our weekly look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 3, two episodes at a time, I have a review of episodes 9 & 10 coming up just as soon as we're panty twinsies...

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

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Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Dolce': If she Fell

Hannibal and Will converge in Florence, Mason bribes more cops, and Bedelia has an alibi ready

A review of tonight's "Hannibal" coming up just as soon as I freebase my alibi...

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<p>Sherlock</p>

Sherlock

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'Sherlock' goes to Victorian era & 'Doctor Who' meets Arya Stark in new trailers

Comic-Con doesn't live-stream its panels, mainly to give the people who spend lots of money and travel from far and wide the feeling that they are getting something special for being there. But most of the clips screened at Comic-Con panels quickly find their way online, and more and more frequently through official channels, as has happened today with two different Steven Moffat shows.

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<p>Masters of Sex</p>

Masters of Sex

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Review: 'Masters of Sex' finds the right balance between fact and fictionalization

HitFix
B+
Readers
B+
The Showtime drama rebounds with season 3

Dramas about real people are not documentaries, and can't be held to the same standards. The demands of one form are different than the other's. By necessity, events and people need to be compressed, or tweaked, if not wholly invented at times, to serve the storyteller's needs. Ideally, you get a story that captures the spirit of the real person, even if the details aren't quite right.

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