<p>True Detective</p>

True Detective

Credit: HBO

Review: 'True Detective' - 'Night Finds You': The lone gunman?

Ray's ex-wife makes an ultimatum, Frank has money problems, and Ani meets Caspere's doctor

A review of tonight's "True Detective" coming up just as soon as I support feminism by having body image issues...

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<p>Nurse Jackie</p>

Nurse Jackie

Credit: Showtime

Did 'Nurse Jackie' end at the right time, and in the right way?

An ambiguous conclusion to the story of a morally ambiguous woman

"Nurse Jackie" has concluded its seven-season run on Showtime. I have a few thoughts on the finale, followed by a long conversation with showrunner Clyde Phillips, coming up just as soon as this door gets locked for the first time in centuries...

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<p>Will &amp; Grace</p>

Will & Grace

Credit: NBC

How Pedro, 'Ellen,' 'Will & Grace' and other gay TV icons helped pave the way for gay marriage

The prominence of gay people on TV, real and fictional, helped normalize gay culture and relationships

Whether or not you agree with today's Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage(*), there can be no argument that this was a historic day in America.

(*) And as a reminder, this blog is not the place to debate the merits of that ruling.

In watching the news coverage of the decision, reading the official Court opinion and the four dissenting ones, it was hard not to think of the not insignificant role TV played in paving the way for this decision.

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<p>Rectify</p>

Rectify

Credit: Sundance

Exclusive: In 'Rectify' season 3 trailer, the law has more in mind for Daniel

A more plot-heavy preview than the great Sundance drama tends to be

"Rectify" is one of TV's best shows, but it's also one of the hardest to describe to those who haven't seen it. What it's about plot-wise isn't at all what it's about thematically, or as an experience.

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

Orange Is the New Black

Credit: Netflix

Review: 'Orange Is the New Black' - 'Fake It Till You Fake It Some More/Ching Chong Chang'

Flaca and Chang take the spotlights, as we explore how hard it is to be noticed at Litchfield

Continuing our weekly look at "Orange Is the New Black" season 3, two episodes at a time, I have a review of episodes 5 & 6 coming up just as soon as I tell you how I really feel about red velvet...

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<p>Hannibal</p>

Hannibal

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Hannibal' - 'Aperitive': Cripples, bastards and broken things

Jack and Dr. Lecter's other surviving victims return to bare their scars

Hey, there was a new "Hannibal" on tonight! Last night, I spoke with Bryan Fuller about the show's potential future, or lack thereof, somewhere other than NBC, and now I have a review of tonight's episode coming up just as soon as I politely refuse your offer of chocolate...

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<p>Sense8</p>

Sense8

Credit: Netflix
B+

Review: Netflix's ambitious, uneven, and occasionally brilliant 'Sense8'

In the end, the globe-spanning thriller wasn't always coherent, but at times it was great

I was wrong on a few fronts when I reviewed Netflix's "Sense8" after only three episodes. I suggested it would be a series that people would want to watch all at once, or not at all, when in fact I strung my viewing out over three weeks, only feeling a need to immediately jump to the next episode when I was nearing the season's end. And I thought the show's mythology would have to feel much less like gibberish for the full season to feel satisfying, when I ultimately enjoyed it even though I still couldn't tell you — nor did I really care — how these connections work.

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<p>Empire</p>

Empire

Credit: FOX

FOX announces fall premiere dates for 'Empire,' 'Gotham,' 'Scream Queens' & more

FOX is keeping things simple with its premiere plans for the fall season. It's the network's turn in the Emmy rotation, and the majority of FOX's new and returning fall shows will debut in the week following Andy Samberg's stint as Emmy host.

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<p>Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers</p>

Amy Poehler and Seth Meyers

Credit: NBC

Thank God 'Really!?! with Seth and Amy' moved from 'SNL' to 'Late Night'

On the one hand, having Lorne Michaels in charge of all three of NBC's big late night franchises makes for a homogenized feel for the product, with "SNL" alums Jimmy Fallon and Seth Meyers fronting "Tonight" and "Late Night," respectively. On the other hand, having one man in charge of the whole empire makes it much simpler for one show to borrow a gimmick from another, like Amy Poehler popping up on "Late Night" for a reprisal of "Really!?! with Seth and Amy" to take down a Sports Illustrated writer who complained about the appeal of women's sports.

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<p>Humans</p>

Humans

Credit: AMC
B

Review: AMC's 'Humans' explores the laws of robotics yet again

A solid but not extraordinary version of an oft-told tale

AMC's new drama "Humans" is a pretty good show with timing that isn't great.

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