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Boxes for the Box: DVD sets for the holidays

Call us homebodies, call us lazy, but the plain fact is that most nights we're more than happy to stay at home on the couch in ratty sweats, cozied up to a box of wine.
GIFT GUIDE 2012
By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  December 07, 2012
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Homeland's victory lap

Is there a more compelling spectacle in television these days than Claire Danes slowly decompensating into full-on mania?

By JON GARELICK  |  September 28, 2012
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Dexter — still bloody good

When we saw Dexter last, his sister Deb had walked in just as he plunged a knife into Travis Marshall's chest.

By ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  September 28, 2012
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Lena Dunham and HBO get it right

When a new television show chronicling the lives of young women arrives, it tends to come packaged with the promise that it will expertly define them, both as a generation and a gender.
Girls, girls, girls
By SHARON STEEL  |  April 13, 2012
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Lonely island

This Tuesday, the sixth and final season of Lost will launch onto home screens (ABC; February 2 at 9 pm). When the show last left us, you'll recall, it appeared to have killed off one of the Island's main string pullers, Jacob (Mark Pellegrino), in 2007
Michael Emerson sheds some light on Lost
By RYAN STEWART  |  January 29, 2010
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Miss perfect

I know what you're thinking: " Another Emma ? Didn't we just have a bushel of Jane Austen adaptations for TV?" Well, WGBH did give us four new Austens, but that was all the way back in 2008, a Jane-ite eternity.
The new BBC/WGBH Emma gets a 10
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  January 15, 2010


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More than Mormons

Despite the comparably juicy family dysfunction it offers, Big Love hasn't achieved the iconic status of its HBO predecessor The Sopranos . Maybe viewers relate better to the mob than to Mormons.
The big love that dare not speak its name
By JOYCE MILLMAN  |  January 08, 2010
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Gag reel

The Devil's in the details in Fox's new animated series, Sit Down, Shut Up , but I wish he'd gotten more involved in the main elements as well — like stories.
Sit Down, Shut Up needs to take its own advice
By DAVID KRONKE  |  April 17, 2009
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Lost tribes found

Nobody likes a guilt trip. That's why filmmaker Ric Burns's 1995 Manifest Destiny documentary The Way West was such a drag.
'GBH puts a human face on history
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  April 10, 2009
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Review: Honey West

I didn't see Honey West during its one-season, 1965-'66 prime-time run on CBS.
Femme fantastic
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  February 17, 2009
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Interview: Joss Whedon

When I first reach Joss Whedon — the director, writer, and producer who is perhaps best known as the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer — at his office at Fox Studios in Los Angeles, it's about 9 am his time, and it sounds as if I'd caught him befor
Cult of personality
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009


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Review: Dollhouse

Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
Joss Whedon continues to fight the darkness
By SHARON STEEL  |  February 09, 2009