<p>Harvey Dent on Gotham</p>

Harvey Dent on Gotham

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Review: 'Gotham' - 'Harvey Dent'

Nicholas D'Agosto plays the future Two-Face, while Gordon and Bullock chase a serial bomber

A review of tonight's "Gotham" coming up just as soon as someone mugs me with a diving board...

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<p>State of Affairs</p>

State of Affairs

Credit: NBC

Review: Katherine Heigl returns to TV in 'State of Affairs'

The 'Grey's Anatomy' alum is a CIA analyst who briefs the president in 'Homeland'-esque drama

Imitation is the sincerest form of television, and anytime a new show becomes a hit, you can guarantee that another network — usually several networks — will be racing to copy it. With "State of Affairs" — either the last new fall network show, or the first mid-season replacement, depending on your point of view — the question isn't whether it's imitating another show, but which one.

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Review: 'The Affair' - 'Episode 6'
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Review: 'The Affair' - 'Episode 6'

With summer coming to an end, will Noah and Alison's affair end with it?

A quick review of tonight's "The Affair" coming up just as soon as I compare my wife to a horse...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: 'The Walking Dead' - 'Consumed'

Daryl and Carol seek shelter while looking for Beth

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" coming up just as soon as I offer to take the top bunk...

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<p>Brooklyn Nine-Nine</p>

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Lockdown'

Jake takes command, but makes the same mistakes as always

A quick review of tonight's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as I solicit drugs using perfect grammar...

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<p>Edge of Tomorrow</p>

Edge of Tomorrow

Credit: Warner Bros.

When bad marketing happens to great projects: 'Edge of Tomorrow,' 'Terriers' & more

Making good movies and TV is hard, but selling them can be even harder

Last night, I finally got around to watching "Edge of Tomorrow" — or, as it's been retitled for home video, "Live. Die. Repeat." (Much more on that in a minute.) I had heard good things from friends and fellow critics, several of whom called it their favorite film of this past summer, and it was as they promised: funny and clever and absolutely kick-ass, with great performances from Emily Blunt and Bill Paxton, and a very wise pivot of the usual Tom Cruise persona to acknowledge that many of us would probably enjoy seeing him humiliated, injured and killed as often as possible in a big-budget movie.

How, I wondered, had a big-budget sci-fi action film  with a star as relatively big as Cruise still is, and as well-made as this was, have been such a box office disappointment?

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Aaron Brownstein Must Be Stopped'

Max gets heartbreaking news, Jasmine gets a job and Ruby throws a party

A review of tonight's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I'm watching a keg and marijuana paraphernalia...

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The city that bleeds: On 'Serial,' 'Homicide' & 'The Wire'

Does it matter how the first season of the 'This American Life' spin-off ends?

Like a lot of you, I imagine, my ongoing crime story obsession this fall comes not from TV, but from a podcast: "Serial," a "This American Life" spin-off where reporter Sarah Koenig looks into a 15-year-old Baltimore murder case in which teenager Adnan Syed was convicted of murdering his ex-girlfriend Hae Min Lee.

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Credit: CW

Review: 'Arrow' - 'Guilty'

Ted Grant is accused of murder, while Roy feels guilty about Sara

A quick review of last night's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I know just enough to make me dangerous...

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

Credit: CW

Review: 'The Flash' - 'Plastique'

Barry learns to run up walls and across water as he meets another good meta-human

A quick review of tonight's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as blogging about supernatural events doesn't really pay well...

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