Tagged: HBO

Review: ‘Manhunt’

Hot on the heels of 'Zero Dark Thirty' comes this documentary about the hunt for Osama bin Laden.

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Hard Knocks: Episode 4

Joe Philbin may not be the most colorful man in the NFL, but he’s still the head coach of the Miami Dolphins. When HBO tries to make the unremarkable seem remarkable, things don’t automatically get interesting.

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The Newsroom: The Greater Fool

Season 1 of The Newsroom ended much like it began, with liberal newscasts, unnecessary love permutations in an oversaturated episode. Don’t worry, the season finale also put down its female characters, too.

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Hard Knocks: Episode 3

For the first two episodes of Hard Knocks, Reggie Bush sat happily on the periphery. His only contributions were playing a soccer video game against Chad Johnson and nicknaming wide receiver Chris Hogan “7-11” --because he’s always open, of course. But Bush is a veteran and an outgoing person, and there was only so long he could go on this show without playing a bigger role.

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Dude Tube: Escape Artists

In this week's Dude Tube, game show contestants try to break out of a secured skyscraper; teens try to escape from a haunted high school; and what is that woman doing to that frog?

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Hard Knocks: Episode 2

Last week, Chad Johnson appeared set to be a loud- and foul-mouthed sideshow on Hard Knocks. In this week’s episode, he exited stage left. But a release of an aging receiver accused of domestic assault does not an episode of Hard Knocks make.

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The Newsroom: The Blackout, Part 1: Tragedy Porn

After six episodes of looking like a pushover, Emily Mortimer’s Mac character finally stood up for herself in last week’s episode of The Newsroom. Would that be a one-week aberration, or would Mac continue her path to the respectability suggested by her resume and experience?

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Hard Knocks: Episode 1

A lockout cost HBO a season of Hard Knocks in 2011, but the series finally returned Tuesday. The Miami Dolphins likely weren’t the first choice as this year’s subject, but HBO has proven before it doesn’t need the best team to air five great episodes. (See the Kansas City Chiefs in 2007, for example.)

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The 2012 Emmys—Another Year, Another Win for ‘Modern Family’

Joe Hebert takes a look at those left out of this year's Emmy nominations.

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Romance Blossoms in Episode 8 of ‘Thrones’

This episode may have been less frenetic, yes, but that does not mean it lacked quality. There was plenty to like all around, especially in regard to matters of the heart. Game of Thrones has a tendency to revel in its coarseness and brutality, so when the architects give you something sweet and romantic, you take it and swallow it greedily. Such was the case for Robb Stark, Tyrion Lannister, and perhaps Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen as well (those remain to be seen). Ships may siege cities and children may burn and suffer, but there is still love and passionate feeling, too.

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Stern: Real Girls Tell Real Stories

Angela Stern takes issue with the backlash against Lena Dunham and HBO's Girls, especially those who would accuse the show of a lack of racial diversity.

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‘BFFs’ Are Even More Fun Than ‘Girls’

Ladies are all over television right now, with Lena Dunham's Girls garnering a lot of buzz. But as critics move on to other things, one show is still being ignored. Amy Lindorff takes a look at Best Friends Forever and explains why she's enjoying it even more than Girls.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Shows Best Episode of Season

Episode 4, “Garden of Bones” was unequivocally the best episode of Game of Thrones’ second season, writes Adam Spunberg.

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Luck: ‘Episode Two’

Sean Boulger recaps episode two of Luck.

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‘Entourage’: Whiz Kid

Ari gets cozy with Dana before Bobby Flay ruins everything and Vinny pees in a cup on this week's Entourage. Dave Morris has the recap.

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