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Review: 'Community' - 'Advanced Safety Features': Quality man, quality car

Britta's true love returns, the group tries to befriend Elroy, and the Dean falls for a car company

A quick review of this week's "Community" (available, as usual, on Yahoo Screen) coming up just as soon as we're workshopping new handshakes...

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World on fire: 'Daredevil' season 1 in review

A spare, focused approach worked wonders for Netflix's first Marvel adaptation

I finished watching "Daredevil" earlier today, and while my overall opinion hasn't changed that much from my initial review, I have a few additional thoughts on the season as a whole, coming up just as soon as I misspell Chanukah...

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<p>Mad Men</p>

Mad Men

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Review: 'Mad Men' - 'The Forecast': The man with no plan

Joan makes a new friend, Glen Bishop brings news to Saly and Betty, and Don tries to sell his apartment

A review of tonight's "Mad Men" coming up just as soon as I get you a map to the powder room...

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<p>Game of Thrones Arya</p>

Game of Thrones Arya

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Review: 'Game of Thrones' - 'The House of Black and White': Stupid Jon Stark?

Jaime heads to Dorne, Arya arrives in Braavos and Dany orders an execution

A review of tonight's "Game of Thrones" coming up just as soon as I defeat this pigeon...

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<p>Orphan Black</p>

Orphan Black

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

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


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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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

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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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