<p>Matthew Rhys</p>

Matthew Rhys

Credit: FX

'The Americans' star Matthew Rhys: Philip would defect 'in a heartbeat'

On wigs, fight scenes, and why they call Keri Russell 'the Hulk' on set

Last week, I published the first two of the interviews I did on “The Americans” set in December, with producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields , and with actress Holly Taylor. Now it’s time for one of the show’s two leads, as charming Welshman(*) Matthew Rhys and I talked about where Philip’s head is at in season 3, the pros and cons of so much wig work, why Keri Russell is referred to on set as “The Hulk,” how “The A-Team” helped inform his performance as Philip, and more.

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

Review: 'Justified' - 'Noblesse Oblige': 30 minutes or less

Boyd gets to know Avery Markham, and Raylan revisits his coal mining past

A review of tonight's "Justified" coming up just as soon as you lead to unevenness in my facial tone...

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<p>Parks and Recreation</p>

Parks and Recreation

Credit: NBC

Review: 'Parks and Recreation' - 'Donna and Joe': A Meagle marriage

Donna and Joe get married, Jen Barkely makes Ben an offer, and Garry Gergich gets a special present

A review of tonight's "Parks and Recreation" coming up just as soon as I have a strong opinion on pockets...

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<p>The Man in the High Castle</p>

The Man in the High Castle

Credit: Amazon

'The Man in the High Castle' producer Frank Spotnitz on his Amazon pilot

Does 'The X-Files' alum feel confident, given how his pilot has been scored by Amazon customers?

Last week, I published an interview with Shawn Ryan, producer of one of the two best pilots from Amazon's latest batch. Today, it's the turn of the man behind the other top pilot: Frank Spotnitz of "Man in the High Castle."

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<p>Shameless</p>

Shameless

Credit: Showtime

Review: 'Shameless' - 'A Night to Remem... Wait, What?': The hangover

Fiona and Gus get closer, while Frank wonders where all his money went

A few thoughts on tonight's "Shameless" coming up just as soon as I write the music for a video game called Ham Scramble...

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<p>Parenthood</p>

Parenthood

Credit: NBC

'Parenthood' series finale deleted scenes feature the return of John Corbett

The Bravermans recall Sarah's past loves, and Hank and Ruby have a moment

Last night's "Parenthood" series finale (my review is here) featured a whole lot of new developments for the Bravermans, but it didn't have room for everything Jason Katims and company shot. 

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<p>The Legend of Korra</p>

The Legend of Korra

Credit: Nickelodeon

Element-ary, my dear: Catching up on 'Avatar' and 'The Legend of Korra'

Some belated thoughts on the Nick fantasy adventure epics

Even though a large part of my job is guiding people to TV shows they might find interesting, I rarely find it easy to point my own kids to things I think they should watch — or, better, to things we can watch together. There's too much good adult TV for me to keep track of these days, so I'm virtually lost when it comes to children's programming. Every now and then I'll stumble into something current and fun, like "Phineas & Ferb," or I'll pick out a vintage show that seems kid-safe(*), but they often want to watch the things their friends are watching, or just rewatch the same episode or even scene a thousand times in a row. (I can't swear to it, but I'm pretty sure the two kids spent a week at home where the only words they said to each other were, "Is mayonnaise an instrument?") And sometimes I'll find something that seems perfect for one or both their age groups — and that I also would enjoy seeing with them — only for them to reject it for some kid logic reason there's no arguing with.

(*) Though this is not always fool-proof. For a while, we were working our way through "The Cosby Show" on Hulu. Now, we are not.

One of my biggest successes in recent years was Nickelodeon's "Avatar: The Last Airbender," and later its sequel "The Legend of Korra."

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<p>Parenthood</p>

Parenthood

Credit: NBC

Series finale review: 'Parenthood' - 'May God Bless and Keep You Always'

Hank and Sarah wed, and the Bravermans play one last ballgame

And so we've come to the end of "Parenthood." I published some thoughts on the series' legacy this morning, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as we put on our onion goggles...

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<p>Parenthood</p>

Parenthood

Credit: NBC

As 'Parenthood' ends, will the network family drama end with it?

The wonderful, maddening, tear-jerking NBC series says goodbye

Though the Bravermans love them some baseball, "Parenthood" never had a regular sports component like producer Jason Katims' previous NBC drama, "Friday Night Lights." Perhaps to make up for this, "Parenthood" fans added a competitive aspect to their viewing: trying to outdo their fellow fans over how much a given episode made them cry.

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Season premiere review: 'The Americans' - 'EST Men': The deep end

Philip and Elizabeth's old handler returns with an uncomfortable new assignment

"The Americans" is back for a third season. I had interviewed producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields, as well as co-star Holly Taylor, and I have a review of the season premiere coming up just as soon as we go get a non-beer...

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