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Column: 64th annual Emmys remain shallow, dull

It was supposed to be television’s biggest night of the year. The buildup leading to Sunday’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards suggested that the show would be the most exciting and fresh edition yet, but the show unfortunately proved to be another predictable and unimaginative awards ceremony that viewers will soon forget about.

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TV review: “Breaking Bad” midseason finale sets stage for killer ending

It must feel pretty good to be Walter White, a.k.a “Heisenberg.” A little more than a year has passed since he was diagnosed with inoperable lung cancer and turned to manufacturing crystal meth as a means of providing for his family.

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TV review: ‘Breaking Bad’ delivers

After keeping viewers at the edges of their seats for four straight seasons, the fifth and final season of “Breaking Bad” is under way. One episode remains in the first half of this season, and the continuing saga of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) does not let up.

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TV review: ‘Political’ family one of TV’s best

“Political Animals” has managed to do something that very few television shows are capable of accomplishing. Through its well-written screenplays, viewers venture deep into the private thoughts and lives of the Hammonds — a highly political family with a lot of drama — making each new episode more interesting than the last. Its complex characters are like nothing else on television.

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TV review: ‘Snooki & JWoww’

Look out, New Jersey: newly engaged Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi and Jennifer “JWoww” Farley decided to embark on one last adventure before finally growing up.

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TV review: Girls’ gone not-so-wild give viewers money’s worth in new HBO comedy

Just when it seemed like HBO was done one-upping everyone else, the network again waved its magic Emmy-winning wand — whose magic I have begun to suspect actually stems from unending resources (I’m onto you, HBO) — and this time, out popped Girls.

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TV review: HBO’s fantasy epic ‘Game of Thrones’ growing strong in second season

Blood, brilliant red as the comet streaking in the sky above, spills forth from the slain in the stunning debut of the second season of “Game of Thrones.” After a critically acclaimed first season, the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” series triumphantly returns.

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TV review: ‘Mad Men’ shows no signs of slowing down in fifth season premiere

TV review: ‘Mad Men’ shows no signs of slowing down in fifth season premiere

Despite being more than a year removed from the last new episode of “Mad Men,” Sunday’s season five premiere was worth the wait. Don Draper and crew returned having undergone incredible experiences that set the stage for the future of this hit drama. The two-hour opener was truly a movie experience, reacquainting the audience with the late-1960s universe and the characters they learned to live without.

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TV review: Season three of ‘Community’ returns

The return of NBC’s sitcom “Community” last Thursday could only bring one thought to mind: “About time.” The show’s third season finally returned to the Thursday lineup and took its rightful spot at the 8 p.m. time slot it originally claimed at the show’s debut in 2009.

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TV review: Ashley Judd shines in ABC’s exciting but unoriginal ‘Missing’

TV review: Ashley Judd shines in ABC’s exciting but unoriginal ‘Missing’

The abduction of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. ABC’s “Missing” speaks to this hellish ordeal with a straightforward, action-packed plot, featuring Ashley Judd’s first appearance on a network television series.

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