<p>Orphan Black</p>

Orphan Black

Credit: BBC America

'Orphan Black' co-creator on season 3: 'Our sisters are teamed up a little bit more'

What of the boy clones? How complicated can the conspiracy get? Will Tony return?

In its second season, "Orphan Black" came perilously close to collapsing under the weight of its many interlocking conspiracies. The BBC America sci-fi drama still had Tatiana Maslany's remarkable performance(s) as a series of clones on the run from their makers, and it had turned each clone into a fully-realized character, many of whom could potentially carry their own show without the others. But the mythology got so dense, and forced so many abrupt changes in loyalty among both the clones and their various enemies and allies, that at a certain point I resolved to just pay attention to the character work, the comedy, and the episode-by-episode thriller material and not focus much brainpower on trying to keep track of who's in charge and what their agenda is.

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<p>Louie</p>

Louie

Credit: FX

Review: 'Louie' - 'A La Carte': Stop. Pooping.

A vintage episode features a trio of vignettes involving toilets, comedy and monogamy

A review of tonight's "Louie" coming up just as soon as I talk in a funny voice...

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Hope-watching vs. hate-watching in TV's new Golden Age
Credit: NBC/CBS/FX

Hope-watching vs. hate-watching in TV's new Golden Age

Patience can be rewarded — or sorely punished — when you give shows a chance to find themselves

A little over a year ago, my wife wondered why I was still sitting down every Monday night for "How I Met Your Mother," given how much I would complain about it to her afterwards.

"Is this one of those hate-watching things?" she asked.

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

Firewall & Iceberg, Episode 278: 'Justified' farewell edition

Favorite villains, potential spin-offs, and lots more about Raylan Givens and friends

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Happy Thursday, boys and girls! As promised, today's bonus Firewall & Iceberg Podcast, is all about "Justified," including talk about the series finale and responses to many of your questions about that terrific series.

Due to various travel conditions, next week's podcast (including "The Americans" finale and more "Mad Men" analysis) will likely also be on Thursday.

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<p>Cheers</p>

Cheers

Credit: Paramount

Wigging Out: Great pop culture hairpiece moments from 'Americans,' 'Melrose' & more

What happens when the toupees come off?

Last night's "The Americans" included a moment where one of the spies removed their wig to dramatic effect. Between that and a similar "How to Get Away with Murder" scene from earlier this season, it's been quite the year for powerful wig removals. That has me thinking about other moments from TV and movies that drew big emotion — or comedy — from wigs or toupees coming off at a particular moment, including (loads of old show spoilers coming, involving both lack of hair and, at times, lack of life), with links or embeds where available...

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<p>The Americans</p>

The Americans

Credit: FX

Review: 'The Americans' - 'I Am Abassin Zadran': Philip's wigs don't come off!

Claudia returns, Stan visits Martha, and Paige wants to know more about her family tree

A review of tonight's "The Americans" coming up just as soon as I beg my coffee to wake me up...

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<p>The Flash</p>

The Flash

Credit: CW

Review: 'The Flash' - 'All Star Team Up': It's a bird! It's a plane! It's my boyfriend!

The Atom and Felicity come to Central City, while Barry and Iris worry about secrets

A review of last night's "The Flash" coming up just as soon as I can outrun bees...

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

'Justified' producer on who lived and who died in the finale, and a Mags cameo that wasn't

More on Constable Bob, Wynn Duffy, Limehouse and the rest

With "Justified" over (here's my series finale review), I got on the phone with showrunner Graham Yost to discuss why certain characters lived, others died, and which characters (Mags? Quarles?) he might have brought back under different circumstances, all coming up just as soon as I come back here with a jackhammer...

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<p>Justified</p>

Justified

Credit: FX

Series finale review: 'Justified' - 'The Promise': Fire in the hole!

Raylan and Boyd have their final showdown

"Justified" has come to an end. Yesterday, I published some overall thoughts on the series. Tonight, I have an interview with Graham Yost about who lived, who died, and why, and I have a review of the series finale coming up just as soon as we identify the worst possible ice cream flavor...

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<p>Ming-Na Wen in Agents of SHIELD</p>

Ming-Na Wen in Agents of SHIELD

Credit: ABC

Review: 'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' - 'Melinda': Here comes the Cavalry

Skye gets to know her mother, and flashbacks reveal how May got her nickname

A review of tonight's "Agents of SHIELD" coming up just as soon as I'm watching Mexican football...

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