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<p>Justin Chatwin and Emmy Rossum in &quot;Shameless.&quot;</p>

Justin Chatwin and Emmy Rossum in "Shameless."

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Season finale review: 'Shameless' - 'Fiona Interrupted'

The Gallaghers are there for each other in the touching close to season 2

A review of the "Shameless" season finale coming up just as soon as I put the baby in the clothes dryer...

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<p>Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in &quot;Game of Thrones.&quot;</p>

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister in "Game of Thrones."

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Season premiere review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The North Remembers'

Tyrion, Jon Snow and more get or give lessons of power in the fantasy series' triumphant return

"Game of Thrones" is back for a second season. I posted my advance review on Thursday, and I have specific thoughts on the season premiere coming up just as soon as we trade gossip like a couple of  fishwives...

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<p>Jack (Alec Baldwin)&nbsp;interrupts Liz (Tina Fey)&nbsp;in mid-meditation on &quot;30 Rock.&quot;</p>

Jack (Alec Baldwin) interrupts Liz (Tina Fey) in mid-meditation on "30 Rock."

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'30 Rock' - 'The Shower Principle': 30 Rock already did it!

Liz realizes her life never changes, while Jack finds salvation in sofas

A review of last night's "30 Rock" coming up just as soon as I pants Deepak Chopra while Craig T. Nelson tapes it...

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<p>Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos return for &quot;The Killing.&quot;</p>

Joel Kinnaman and Mireille Enos return for "The Killing."

Credit: AMC

Review: AMC's 'The Killing' returns, slightly improved, for season 2

The plot is still a mess, but at least the characterization is getting better
Late in the two-hour season two premiere of "The Killing" (Sunday night at 8 on AMC), the show's heroine, Seattle cop Sarah Linden (Mireille Enos) laments several mistakes she's made and says, "I wish I had known the truth."
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<p>Jason Isaacs in &quot;Awake.&quot;</p>

Jason Isaacs in "Awake."

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'Awake' - 'Oregon': The grass is always greener

Britten's cross-timeline 'hunches' come back to bite him while chasing a serial killer

A review of tonight's "Awake" coming up just as soon as I learn a hundred dollar lesson...

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<p>John Goodman and Danny Pudi in &quot;Community.&quot;</p>

John Goodman and Danny Pudi in "Community."

Credit: NBC

'Community' - 'Digital Exploration of Interior Design': The spy who loved Subway

Troy and Abed fight again, while Britta falls in love with a corporation

A review of tonight's "Community" coming up just as soon as I'm flown to Dubai to stay in an underwater hotel...

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<p>On &quot;Happy Endings,&quot;&nbsp;Alex (Elisha Cuthbert)&nbsp;has to make a quick switch from butch to femme.</p>

On "Happy Endings," Alex (Elisha Cuthbert) has to make a quick switch from butch to femme.

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'Happy Endings' - 'Big White Lies': Come and knock on our door

Does a stupid sitcom trope become funny if you're aware that it's stupid?

A review of last night's "Happy Endings" coming up just as soon as I'm a young, handsome Ron Popeil...

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<p>Can Sofia Vergara and &quot;Modern Family&quot;&nbsp;shoot down &quot;Community&quot;&nbsp;in Hulu's Best in Show?</p>

Can Sofia Vergara and "Modern Family" shoot down "Community" in Hulu's Best in Show?

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Hulu's Best in Show moves into round 4

It's 'Community' vs. 'Modern Family' and 'Sons of Anarchy' vs. 'The Walking Dead'

When I left the office last night, the next round of Hulu's Best in Show competition was shaping up to have an obvious narrative: popular hits vs. critically-adored cult favorites. In one bracket, we would have "Community," which had the only easy victory of round 3 over "New Girl," vs. "Modern Family," which had beaten out "Archer" by the slimmest of margins. In the other bracket, we would have "Sons of Anarchy," which held on for a tight win over "Game of Thrones," versus "Breaking Bad," which had eked out a see-saw battle with "The Walking Dead." I made my picks, emailed my blurbs to Hulu, and went home to my family.

But the third round wasn't technically over yet, and "The Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara — a Twitter newcomer who's quickly learned how to leverage social media from his old "Shield" colleague Kurt Sutter — kept stumping for votes, and by the time dinner was finished, "Walking Dead" had slipped ahead again, and stayed there until the voting closed.

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<p>In &quot;Game of Thrones&quot;&nbsp;season 2, King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson)&nbsp;faces many challengers to his crown.</p>

In "Game of Thrones" season 2, King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) faces many challengers to his crown.

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Review: HBO's 'Game of Thrones' is bigger and better in season 2

More characters! More locations! More kings! More awesomeness!
Sometimes with storytelling, less is more, and more is less. Sometimes, when you have too much going on — too many characters, too many storylines, too many big moments — nothing gets the proper attention or makes the intended impact. Sometimes — particularly in the world of television, where there are limits in terms of both time and money — you're better off focusing on a smaller group of things you can do well.
Sometimes, though, if you have talented enough people — and, even better, if they're working off of great source material —  then more can, in fact, be more. "Justified" has demonstrated that repeatedly this season as it's thrown a virtual army of colorful bad guys at Raylan Givens. And on Sunday night at 9, HBO's "Game of Thrones" makes its triumphant return with a second season that features more of everything: more characters, more locations, more brutality.
And, as the follow-up to an incredibly strong debut season, it's even more fun.
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<p>David Walton, Amanda Peet and Larry Miller in &quot;Bent.&quot;</p>

David Walton, Amanda Peet and Larry Miller in "Bent."

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'Bent' - 'HD'/'A Game': The day the music died

Pete and Ben continue to fight over Alex in the season's middle chapters

A quick review of tonight's two episodes of "Bent" coming up just as soon as I make a couple of Pop Tarts in your mind kitchen...

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