<p>Black Mirror</p>

Black Mirror

Review: Brilliant British sci-fi drama 'Black Mirror' comes to Netflix

A "Twilight Zone" for this century casts an unflattering reflection on our love of technology

Technology makes a convenient villain in science fiction(*). In our books, movies and TV shows, computers, robots and other inventions are forever gaining sentience and turning on us, punishing mankind for the hubris of trying to make like the Almighty.

(*) Also, at times in traditional fiction, like in the way the combined works of Aaron Sorkin can be read as one long screed against that damned Internet.

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<p>Sons of Anarchy</p>

Sons of Anarchy

Credit: FX

Series finale review: 'Sons of Anarchy' - 'Papa's Goods'

Jax goes for one last ride in a very long farewell hour

A few thoughts on the "Sons of Anarchy" series finale coming up just as soon as I give you my blanket...

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<p>Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black</p>

Tatiana Maslany in Orphan Black

Credit: BBC America

SAG Awards: Predictable TV noms focus on familiar stars

Tatiana Maslany and Uzo Aduba are two of the few non-celebrity TV nominees

The TV categories of the Screen Actors Guild Awards are more or less an afterthought, just a way for the union to avoid offending the large chunk of its membership that works in television by including them in what's a glorified Oscar precursor ceremony. And the TV nominations tend to be about the least adventurous and interesting of any even semi-notable TV awards show. (The Golden Globe nominations, which will be announced tomorrow, will be silly and ill-informed in many ways, but they'll at least have some memorably oddball choices.)

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

Credit: CW

Review: 'The Flash' - 'The Man in the Yellow Suit'

Barry faces off against his once and future nemesis at Christmastime, and Ronnie Raymond returns

A review of tonight's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as I leave some posts on the Science Showcase website...

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<p>Agents of SHIELD, Kyle MacLachlan</p>

Agents of SHIELD, Kyle MacLachlan

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'What They Become'

Skye and her father meet in a busy conclusion to the fall half-season

A review of tonight's "Marvel's Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I remind you not to die...

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<p>Jane the Virgin</p>

Jane the Virgin

Credit: CW

Review: Catching up with the terrific 'Jane the Virgin'

CW's telenovela adaptation has successfully juggled many plates

A few thoughts on last night's "Jane the Virgin" — and what a pleasant surprise the show has been so far this season — coming up just as soon as I go sit in a sweat lodge, drinking tea, throwing up and being guided by my shaman...

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<p>Playing House</p>

Playing House

Credit: USA

USA's 'Playing House' saved by On Demand experiment

Each season 2 episode will be On Demand a week before it airs

The way we watch TV is changing far more quickly than the way that TV is made. I get asked all the time how much networks take into account streaming viewership, On Demand viewing, iTunes download, delayed DVR viewing, etc., when they have to make decisions on what shows to renew or cancel. For the most part, though, judgments are still made on the old metrics — because those are the primary ways the networks still make money — but every now and then you'll see an exception. Once upon a time, NBC stuck with the modestly-rated "The Office" because the network was intrigued by how well the show was doing in the new world of iTunes downloads, and a few years later, "Chuck" survived in large part through product integration deals.

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<p>Sons of Anarchy</p>

Sons of Anarchy

Credit: FX

How once-great 'Sons of Anarchy' ran off the road before the end

A long-running series in bad need of editing on all levels concludes tonight

It sounds strange to say about a show I haven't watched regularly in two years — and barely at all in its final season — and stopped consistently enjoying long before that, but there was a time when I loved "Sons of Anarchy" about as much as anything on TV. Back in the day, Kurt Sutter's biker "Hamlet" was one of the shows I most enjoyed watching, writing about, and debating with critics and fans alike. In its second season in particular, it was one of the very best shows on television (on that year's Top 10 list, I had it only a couple of spots behind "Mad Men" and "Breaking Bad") and every bit the Next Great FX Drama you would expect from Sutter, who apprenticed on "The Shield" and penned many of that show's most memorable (and/or disgusting) moments.

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'Fargo' wins HitFix's 3rd Annual Television Critics' Poll

'Fargo' wins HitFix's 3rd Annual Television Critics' Poll

'Transparent' finishes second for overall and new shows list; Matthew McConaughey named TV's top performer

We have a surprise winner in this year's HitFix Television Critics' Poll. But then, pretty much any winner would have been surprising this year.

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Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Homeland' - '13 Hours in Islamabad'

A tense, thrilling follow-up to the embassy invasion cliffhanger

A quick review of last night's "Homeland" coming up just as soon as you get me my belt...

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