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'Walking Dead' finale explores Rick's place in the new world

AMC

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

If any quote encapsulates Rick’s philosophy in the apocalypse, it would come from fellow AMC series “Breaking Bad” ’s Mike Ehrmantraut, who said, “I chose a half measure, when I should have gone all the way. I’ll never make that mistake again.”

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Lazy humor undermines Sutton Foster on 'Younger'

TV Land

BY ALEX INTNER

I am a 20-year-old male college student, not the type of person TV Land goes after with a show about a woman in her 40’s pretending to be, well, younger. However, there’s one element that peaked my interest in the series: its star, Sutton Foster.

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'Weird Loners' a study in tropes for single 30-somethings

FOX

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

“Weird Loners” exists in well-worn territory and its characters are archetypes, but it gives them enough nuance to make the show enjoyable even when it becomes predictable.

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Like its subject, 'Roast of Justin Bieber' not as cool as it thinks it is

Island

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

The heat of the “Roast” fizzles out quickly, however, when the roasters don’t really know the guy they are trying to mock.

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'Going Clear' is an unflinching look at a mystifying religion

HBO

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

“Going Clear” doesn’t waste a single minute or breath on superfluous information or gratuitous dramatic devices, relying on facts to craft a narrative that is chilling in its honesty.

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Slacker comedy 'Big Time in Hollywood, FL' is amusing

Comedy Central

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

“Big Time in Hollywood, FL” finds itself within the well-known territory of Comedy Central slacker comedies with the likes of “Broad City” and “Workaholics,” but it has yet to reach the comedic heights its predecessors have displayed over the years.

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Episode Review: 'The Fosters' season finale ends on a cliffhanger

ABC Family

BY ALEX INTNER

The finale amplified both the good and the bad of the series.

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