<p>On &quot;Parenthood,&quot;&nbsp;Amber (Mae Whitman)&nbsp;and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson)&nbsp;hug.</p>

On "Parenthood," Amber (Mae Whitman) and Zeek (Craig T. Nelson) hug.

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Review: 'Parenthood' - 'Election Day'

The Bravermans go to the polls, Amber gets to sing and Julia visits Joel's office

A review of tonight's "Parenthood" coming up just as soon as I ride a horse to work...

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<p>Ben (Adam Scott)&nbsp;enjoys a eureka moment on &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Ben (Adam Scott) enjoys a eureka moment on "Parks and Recreation."

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Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Fluoride/The Cones of Dunshire'

Leslie battles Jamm twice in her final days as a councilwoman

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" double-feature coming up just as soon as my favorite book is "Downton Abbey"...

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<p>Laurie Metcalf and Alex Borstein are a doctor and a nurse in &quot;Getting On.&quot;</p>

Laurie Metcalf and Alex Borstein are a doctor and a nurse in "Getting On."

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Review: HBO's 'Getting On' an uneven comic look at eldercare

Laurie Metcalf, Alex Borstein and Niecy Nash play frustrated hospital workers

"Getting On" (Sunday at 10 p.m. on HBO) is a dramedy about the nurses and doctors who staff the overwhelmed, underfunded, disrespected elder care unit of a California hospital. They take care of women who are old, infirm, and need help with even the most basic functions of life, like going to the bathroom and cleaning up after.

Okay, time for some honesty: based on that description, how many of you have instantly written off any chance of ever watching this show? And did anyone, anywhere, read that and rush to set the DVR season pass?

Now let me double down on that by telling you that of the show's four main characters, only one comes across as instantly sympathetic, while the others run the gamut from neurotic to passive-aggressive to narcissistic.

How excited are you now?

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<p>On &quot;Breaking Bad,&quot;&nbsp;Walter White had his barrel, and now you can win your own.</p>

On "Breaking Bad," Walter White had his barrel, and now you can win your own.

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Win a copy of 'Breaking Bad: The Complete Series'!

Roll out the barrel for every episode, a Pollos Hermanos apron, and more bonus features

UPDATE: We have a winner: Dan Carroll of Chicago, who picked "One Minute" as his favorite episode.

Pretty much every Sunday since September 29, someone on Twitter or Facebook has asked me when they should expect my next "Breaking Bad" review, followed by an expression of sadness that one of the great shows of our time has come to an end.

There won't be any more episodes (though perhaps Walt or Jesse will appear in the background of a scene on "Better Call Saul"), but next week's release of "Breaking Bad: The Complete Series" at least affords a good way to keep reliving what we already got. Not only does the set — which comes in a commemorative barrel not unlike a certain key season 5 plot point — contain all 62 episodes, uncut and uncensored (no more guessing what Walt tells Gretchen at the restaurant!), but a new 2-hour documentary about the life of the series, a 16-page booklet, a Los Pollos Hermanos apron, an alternate ending (which you may or may not have seen on YouTube recently), all the bonus features from previous season releases, and more. At the bottom of this post is a video of Vince Gillian opening up the barrel and explaining all that comes inside.

And as it turns out, we're giving away a copy of that set.

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<p>On &quot;New Girl,&quot;&nbsp;Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.)&nbsp;and Cece (Hannah Simone)&nbsp;go on a date.</p>

On "New Girl," Coach (Damon Wayans Jr.) and Cece (Hannah Simone) go on a date.

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Review: 'New Girl' - 'Longest Night Ever'

Coach and Cece's date causes problems for everyone else

A quick review of last night's "New Girl" coming up just as soon as we get physical with a baby...

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<p>Patton Oswalt and Andy Samberg on &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Patton Oswalt and Andy Samberg on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Sal's Pizza'

Patton Oswalt guests as an annoying fire marshal

A review of last night's "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" coming up just as soon as we stop home for my pizza bib...

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<p>Rockmond Dunbar in &quot;Sons of Anarchy.&quot;</p>

Rockmond Dunbar in "Sons of Anarchy."

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Review: 'Sons of Anarchy' - 'Aon Rud Persanta'

The club takes a vote, while Tara considers her options

Geoff Berkshire remains HitFix's regular "Sons of Anarchy" reviewer, and his take on last night's episode is here. I have a few thoughts of my own, though, coming up just as soon as I'm not allowed to take you to daycare...

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<p>Rob Lowe and Nick Offerman in &quot;Parks and Recreation.&quot;</p>

Rob Lowe and Nick Offerman in "Parks and Recreation."

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HitFix First Look: On 'Parks and Recreation,' Chris and Ron talk parenting

Two men with very different emotional styles try to work together

"Parks and Recreation" presents its second double-feature in a row this week before taking the rest of 2013 off. (New episodes will resume on January 2 at 8:30 p.m.; most network shows are either pre-empted or in repeats for much of December.) 

Here's a clip (exclusive to HitFix for the next few hours) from the first of those two episodes, "Fluoride," in which expectant fathers Chris and Ron bond — or, rather, Chris tries to bond with a typically terse and unemotional Ron — while constructing their own cribs in Ron's beloved woodshop.

Enjoy. "Fluoride" and "The Cones of Dunshire" air Thursday at 8 & 8:30 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

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<p>Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in &quot;Almost Human.&quot;</p>

Karl Urban and Michael Ealy in "Almost Human."

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Review: 'Almost Human' - 'Skin'

Kennex and Dorian look into robotic prostitution as the show tries a lighter tone

A quick review of last night's "Almost Human" coming up just as soon as I create a dating profile for you...

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<p>John Lithgow, Neil Patrick Harris and Frances Conroy in &quot;How I&nbsp;Met Your Mother.&quot;</p>

John Lithgow, Neil Patrick Harris and Frances Conroy in "How I Met Your Mother."

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Talkback: 'How I Met Your Mother' - 'Mom and Dad'

What did everybody think of our return visit to the Farhampton Inn?

Last week's "How I Met Your Mother" was just good enough — or, at least, reminiscent enough of olde-time "HIMYM" — for me to delay my plan to step back from regular reviewing. "Mom and Dad," on the other hand, was pretty representative of season 9: lots of Farhampton Inn hijinks, lots of Marshall and Daphne in the car (albeit apparently bringing Daphne's time on the show to an end), lots of Barney being more sociopath than man. So I'll leave it to y'all to discuss the Beastie Boys homage, the Billy Zabka flashbacks, the Pineapple Incident callback and whatever else you'd like to about this one.

Next week: rhyming! Maybe I'll have more to say; but if not, there won't be hell to pay.

As for "Mom and Dad," what did everybody else think?

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