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Showtime's 'The Affair' examines the ambiguous power of perspective

Showtime

BY CATHERINE SULPIZIO

“The Affair” continues this interrogation of perspective truth, playing an ambitious hand elegantly.

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A hero we can root for in 'The Flash'

CW

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

Gustin’s Barry is an instantly likeable character; he’s idealistic and admirable in his ambitions, but it's not born out of naiveté.

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'Cristela' 's tired humor subverts its progressive agenda

BY KAREN HUA

While Cristela is naturally witty and charming on screen, it seems improbable that she alone can uphold an entire show where the material feels forced and the jokes diluted.

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Despite talented cast, 'Mulaney' just isn't funny

FOX

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

It’s not that John Mulaney isn’t funny. It’s that he is a writer and a stand-up comedian, not an actor.

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Lucas Brothers bring stoner laughs to 'Purple Urkle' tour

Courtesy of The Lucas Bros.

BY AKSHAY SETH

They’re showcasing the unique, double threat stand-up we saw in “22 Jump Street” at the Comedy Castle on Sunday.

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'Bob's Burgers' works hard in beefy premiere

FOX

BY ERIKA HARWOOD

Despite my preconceptions, “Work Hard” turned out and laid down a solid foundation for a season full of Belcher mischief and unconventional yet endearing antics.

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'Vampire Diaries' all bark, no bite

The CW

BY JORDYN KAY

it seems that the writers are sticking to old tactics and viewers shouldn’t expect to fall back in love with the series that once had the vampire television genre cornered.

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