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'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on the Patterns Getting Clearer as the End Nears
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on the Patterns Getting Clearer as the End Nears
New people are entering the lives of the 'Mad Men' characters, serving as signposts about possible changes — or the lack thereof — ahead.
'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)
'Mad Men': The Purpose of Diana and the Anxiety of Time Running Out (Analysis)
With five episodes left, many viewers seem to think of Diana as a diversion — but she might be important to Don's final story.
'Justified': A Look at Its Finale and Legacy
'Justified': A Look at Its Finale and Legacy
After six entertaining seasons, the FX drama will be best known for the creation of two incredible characters and the actors (and writers) who brought them to life.
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on Don Draper's Million-Dollar Move on Megan in "New Business"
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman on Don Draper's Million-Dollar Move on Megan in "New Business"
Sometimes you can't get what you want — or what you need. Sometimes you get a million dollars.
'Louie' Season 5: TV Review
'Louie' Season 5: TV Review
One of the most original shows on TV returns — as brilliant as ever.
'Daredevil': TV Review
'Daredevil': TV Review
A blind lawyer by day fights villains by night — but conveniently doesn't really have to worry about bullets.
'Game of Thrones' Season 5: TV Review
'Game of Thrones' Season 5: TV Review
More tantalizingly tangled webs are in store as 'Game of Thrones' looks to fill the empty Iron Throne with one leader for the Seven Kingdoms.
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman Weighs In On "Quietly Provocative" Return
'Mad Men': Tim Goodman Weighs In On "Quietly Provocative" Return
The eighth episode in the final 14-episode season didn’t need to be a flashy premiere or a shocking finale — Weiner can save whatever big scenes he has until later — but it was still a quietly provocative episode.
Twitter Is Not a Comedy Club (As Trevor Noah Just Found Out)
Twitter Is Not a Comedy Club (As Trevor Noah Just Found Out)
There are a lot of issues at hand in the "Trevor Noah Situation," but maybe there's a lesson here for stand-up comics.
'Younger': TV Review
'Younger': TV Review
A 40-year-old woman reentering the job market realizes her talents are not appreciated by 20-something recruiters and therefore lies about her age.
What Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Hiring Means for Late-Night TV
What Trevor Noah's 'Daily Show' Hiring Means for Late-Night TV
On race, gender, opportunity and whether an audience will embrace change.
How 'The Walking Dead' Stumbled in Its Storytelling This Season
How 'The Walking Dead' Stumbled in Its Storytelling This Season
This season's familiarity and pacing issues might be due to the show sticking too closely to the books — perhaps subconsciously.