<p>Kelly Macdonald in Boardwalk Empire</p>

Kelly Macdonald in Boardwalk Empire

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Review: 'Boardwalk Empire' - 'Cuanto'

Nucky and Margaret reunite, while Luciano visits Capone

A review of tonight's "Boardwalk Empire" coming up just as soon as my wheat farm goes belly up...

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<p>Joe Lo Truglio and Andy Samberg in &quot;Brooklyn Nine-Nine.&quot;</p>

Joe Lo Truglio and Andy Samberg in "Brooklyn Nine-Nine."

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Season premiere review: 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' - 'Undercover'

Jake wraps up its undercover assignment, and Holt tests the squad

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" is back with a new season, and on a new night. I have a review of the season premiere coming up just as soon as I arrest a perp named Joe Uterus...

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<p>The Knick</p>

The Knick

Credit: Cinemax

Review: 'The Knick' - 'Get the Rope'

A racially-motivated riot threatens to destroy the hospital

We're heading into the home stretch for "The Knick" season 1, and tonight's episode was both the last one I saw before I wrote my initial review, and the most satisfying of those. Some thoughts on both "Get the Rope" and season 1 to date coming up just as soon as I write a love poem to the suction machine...

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<p>Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin.</p>

Homer Simpson and Peter Griffin.

Credit: FOX

At long last, 'The Simpsons' & 'Family Guy' meet: Woo-hoo?

'The Simpsons' premiere is good; the crossover episode is strange

Among the many gratifying aspects of FXX's recent Every "Simpsons" Ever marathon was the way that it helped shift the overall critical narrative about the series ever-so-slightly away from the conventional wisdom that the series is a shell of its former self — that "The Simpsons" should have gone away after season 9, and that its legacy is forever tarnished because it kept on going and going and going. I've written before of my strong disagreement with that idea — that if the show isn't as consistently great as it was in, say, seasons 4 or 5, that it's still capable of greatness a few times a season, and still one of the more satisfying comedies on television even outside its best recent outings — and was pleased to see so many critics and fans continue watching the marathon in its later days and admitting that, hey, "Eternal Moonshine of the Simpson Mind" or "500 Keys" or "Holidays of Future Passed" are very much worthy of the legacy established in the show's first decade. (Dan, I and some other members of Team HitFix picked some of our favorite latter-day episodes as part of our Every "Simpsons" Ever marathon highlights.)

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<p>Amy Landecker, Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Soloway on the set of Transparent</p>

Amy Landecker, Jeffrey Tambor and Jill Soloway on the set of Transparent

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'Transparent' creator Jill Soloway on her great new Amazon series

A convergence of personal and professional lives led to the Jeffrey Tambor-led show

This morning, Amazon released the entire first season of “Transparent,” a great new dramedy starring Jeffrey Tambor as a transgender woman coming out to her family and beginning her full gender transition at an advanced age. I already published my review, as well as an interview with Tambor, and now I have an interview with the show’s creator, “Six Feet Under” and “United States of Tara” veteran Jill Soloway. It’s a deep dive into the world of trans politics — including the question of whether it’s ideal to have a cis male (aka someone born a man) like Tambor playing this role — how Soloway’s professional past and family history shaped the series, the prospect of people watching all 10 episodes at once, and more.

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<p>Lauren Graham and Craig T. Nelson in Parenthood</p>

Lauren Graham and Craig T. Nelson in Parenthood

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Season premiere review: 'Parenthood' - 'Vegas'

The final season begins strongly with a birthday trip gone awry and other Braverman complications

"Parenthood" began its final season last night, and I have a review of the premiere coming up just as soon as we literally watch paint dry...

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<p>Alfred Enoch in &quot;How to Get Away with Murder.&quot;</p>

Alfred Enoch in "How to Get Away with Murder."

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Series premiere talkback: 'How to Get Away with Murder' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of ABC's latest Shonda Rhimes-produced drama?

This morning, I posted my review of ABC's "How to Get Away with Murder." Now it's your turn. For those of you who watched tonight, what did you think? Did it feel Shonda Rhimes-y enough for you, or did it, like the short-lived "Off the Map" (also created by a longtime Rhimes apprentice, and not Rhimes herself) play more like imitation Shonda? How did you feel about Viola Davis as the imperious and complicated Annalise Keating? Did you prefer the classroom and trial parts of the show, or the mysterious glimpses of what the students get up to three months from now? Did any of the supporting characters — whether the students, Annalise's associates, her husband, Wes's mysterious roommate — stand out to you? And will you watch again?

Have at it.

<p>Viola Davis in &quot;How to Get Away with Murder.&quot;</p>

Viola Davis in "How to Get Away with Murder."

Credit: ABC

Review: ABC's 'How to Get Away with Murder' needs more Viola Davis

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A legal procedural grafted onto a conspiracy thriller, but only the first part works

There are two shows at war with each other inside "How to Get Away with Murder," which joins an all-Shonda Rhimes night of programming (though this one is only produced by Rhimes; Pete Nowalk created it) on ABC tonight at 10. One is a formulaic legal procedure in which yet another brilliant, inscrutable master of the profession with questionable social skills mentors a group of impressionable young students, each week closing a new case and imparting a new lesson. The other is a complicated serialized mystery with a fractured timeline designed to keep the audience on its toes as to who did what, and why, and whether we should be pulling for any of them to live up to the show's title.

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<p>Demian Bichir in The Bridge</p>

Demian Bichir in The Bridge

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Review: 'The Bridge' - 'Quetzalcoatl'

Fausto plots an escape, Sonya hunts Eleanor, and Linder seeks revenge

A quick review of tonight's "The Bridge" coming up just as soon as a horse steps on my foot in summer camp...

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<p>black-ish</p>

black-ish

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Series premiere talkback: 'Black-ish' - 'Pilot'

What did everybody think of ABC's new Anthony Anderson comedy?

Yesterday, I published my review of ABC's "Black-ish." Now it's your turn. For those of you who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Was Anthony Anderson's panic about his family's blackness (or lack thereof) funny, or quickly annoying? Were you bothered that Anderson and Laurence Fishburne are so close in age? How did you feel about the balance between Dre's work and home lives? Did the stuff with the kids feel too cartoonish? Did you laugh? And will you watch again?

Have at it. I expect to be checking in on this one periodically, just to see if it can maintain the promise I saw in the pilot while also getting funnier.