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‘The Americans’ Review: A Crafty New Episode All But Confirms a Rousing Fan Theory

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 6, Episode 3, “Urban Transport Planning.”]Welp, it looks like Phillip’s (Matthew Rhys) long vacation from spycraft is about to come to an end — and not just because his travel agency isn’t paying the bills anymore. “Urban Transport Planning” wraps up with the retired […]

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2018 Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy Predictions

We’re pretty convinced J.K. Simmons will make the cut, but with two other open slots with can Jason Bateman and Freddie Highmore too? [Posted April 5]FrontrunnersJason Bateman, “Ozark”Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”Freddie Highmore, “The Good Doctor”Matthew Rhys, “The Americans”J.K. Simmons, “Counterpart”Milo Ventimiglia, “This Is Us”Almost thereKit Harrington, “Game of Thrones”Rami Malek, “Mr. Read full […]

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‘The Americans’ Review: An Ode to the Mail Robot, Updated Survival Odds, and All the Music From Episode 2

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 6, Episode 2, “Tchaikovsky.”]Claudia (Margo Martindale) loves Tchaikovsky, but we’re not sure if that sold Paige (Holly Taylor). After being introduced by the experienced handler, the Russian composer’s work scored a key conversation between mother and daughter about the more personal parts of spycraft. […]

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2018 Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Emmy Predictions

The big question is whether Emilia Clarke will actually make the jump from the supporting to lead actress category. If she does that likely means Mandy Moore is on the outside looking in. Viola Davis has been nominated two straight years and we expect her to make the cut once again. However, if not Clarke […]

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‘True Detective Season 3’: Director Jeremy Saulnier Departs After Two Episodes

Jeremy Saulnier, who was previously announced as the sole director of “True Detective” season three, has departed the show after two episodes. Variety reports that the “Blue Ruin” and “Green Room” helmer had to leave the HBO drama due to scheduling conflicts after production took longer than anticipated and that Daniel Sackheim and series creator […]

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‘True Detective’ Drama: ‘Green Room’ Director Exits After 2 Episodes

After a clunky sophomore effort, HBO’s “True Detective” series from creator Nic Pizzolatto is looking for redemption in season three. Part of that narrative was hiring a critically-acclaimed indie auteur in “Green Room” director Jeremy Saulnier to help lead the show visually. But two episodes into the new season, Saulnier is exiting the show to […]

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‘The Americans’ Premiere Review: Who Will Survive the Final Season and All the Music From Episode 1

[Editor’s Note: The following review contains spoilers for “The Americans” Season 6, Episode 1, “Dead Hand.”]“The Americans” kicked off its final season with an aptly tense hour of establishment, table-setting, and genuine conflict. Elizabeth (Keri Russell) is burning the candle at both ends by pulling double duty as a spy — now that her partner […]

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‘The Americans’ Season 6 Is A Worthy Ending To One Of The Decade’s Best Series [Review]

Despite all the numerous wigs, elaborate disguises and covert missions, “The Americans” has never really been about espionage or even the tensions between the U.S. and U.S.S.R. during the 1980s. Instead, when you strip all of that away, it’s simply about a marriage: one that just happens to be between two Russian spies in the […]

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The TV Shows Leaving Netflix at the End of March, and the Best Episodes of Each

It’s the Ides of March, and already Netflix has come to bury Caesar. That is to say, the streaming service has already made headway in phasing out some of its best acquired TV shows before even reaching the halfway point in the month: On March 14, seven seasons of Fxx’s animated comedy “Archer” left Netflix.“Archer” […]

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