Credit: CW

Review: 'Arrow' - 'Legends of Yesterday': Hawkman, Hawkgirl, and baby mama drama

The crossover with 'The Flash' concludes with time travel and fire

A few quick thoughts on tonight's "Arrow" coming up just as soon as I figure out a way to play this Betamax tape...

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<p>The Grinder</p>

The Grinder

Credit: FOX

Review: Why 'The Grinder' was smart to embrace its showbiz side

Jason Alexander and Tim Olyphant were treats in a two-parter about Dean's old show

"The Grinder" has really come together nicely in recent weeks. Some quick thoughts on last night's episode, and the season to date, coming up just as soon as you give us the room...

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<p>The Flash and Arrow</p>

The Flash and Arrow

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Review: 'The Flash' - 'Legends of Today': Enter Hawkman and Hawkgirl

Another team-up with 'Arrow' sets up some of the players for 'Legends of Tomorrow'

A quick review of tonight's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as my conditioner game is on point...

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<p>Mad Men and Breaking Bad</p>

Mad Men and Breaking Bad

Credit: AMC

'The Revolution Was Televised,' but does the revolution continue with current TV?

Will we one day look back on recent dramas the way we think of 'Breaking Bad' or 'Mad Men'?

Today, the new, updated edition of "The Revolution Was Televised" — my book about 12 drama series that helped create and define this new Golden Age of television in which we're currently living — went on sale in physical and digital bookstores around the world, including Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

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Credit: FX

Review: 'Fargo' - 'Loplop': Positive Peggy learns to see it, then be it

We catch up on what Peggy, Ed, Dodd, and Hanzee have been up to since last we saw them

A review of tonight's "Fargo" coming up just as soon as I show you which part's the flank steak...

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7 'Creed' moments that made me cry

The 'Rocky' spin-off film was male melodrama at its finest

Much has been written about the joyous cinematic experience that is "Creed," whether our own Drew McWeeny's glowing review, or A.O. Scott's New York Times rave, which contains one of my favorite lines of criticism this year. ("A boxing movie without clichés is like a political campaign without lies.") All those pieces have sung the justified praises of director/co-writer Ryan Coogler, of the star-making performance by Michael B. Jordan (there's Wallace!), of Sylvester Stallone inserting himself into the Oscar conversation, and of the technical brilliance of a film that's the best "Rocky" movie since the original.

Since we're almost a week past the release, and since, based on the movie's strong box office performance, many of you have likely seen it, I wanted to take a more specific approach (and one that will have many spoilers), and discuss some of the scenes in "Creed" in which the movie theater kept getting surprisingly dusty — aka the many moments in which I had to keep wiping tears from my face. That's coming up just as soon as I tell you what "jawn" means...

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<p>The Walking Dead</p>

The Walking Dead

Credit: AMC

Review: A 'Walking Dead' zombie invasion turns dull from 'Start to Finish'

This half-season wraps up in incredibly underwhelming fashion

A review of tonight's "The Walking Dead" mid-season finale coming up just as soon as I listen to "Tiptoe Through the Tulips"...

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<p>Liv Tyler in The Leftovers</p>

Liv Tyler in The Leftovers

Credit: HBO

Review: Liv Tyler makes a terrifying impression on this week's 'Leftovers'

Who knew Meg had this in her?

A review of tonight's "The Leftovers" coming up just as soon as my mom's in space...

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Credit: ABC

Ask Alan: Before 'The Walking Dead,' what shows most messed with viewers?

What long-running series has the pilot as the best episode? And why do we care so much about the Emmys?

Ask Alan took last week off while I recovered from getting my wisdom teeth out (writing during that period was easy; talking, less so), so because of that — and because some of you will be braving the malls on Black Friday — we give you this week's installment a few days early.

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<p>The Revolution Was Televised</p>

The Revolution Was Televised

Credit: AMC/Touchstone

Win a copy of the updated 'The Revolution Was Televised'!

Go answer my questions on Twitter, every day between now and the Dec. 1 release

We're a week away from the release of the updated edition of my last book, "The Revolution Was Televised." (As mentioned in this post last week, you can't pre-order the book, but you can pre-order the eBook single that just contains the revised "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad" chapters.)

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