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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

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Jon Stewart leaving 'The Daily Show' is the end of an era

Comedy Central

BY ALEX INTNER

Stewart's long-lived presence has rooted him as one of the most distinguished and respected figures in the TV world.

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'Better Call Saul' is no 'Breaking Bad'

AMC

BY CHLOE GILKE

“Breaking Bad” is over, and “Better Call Saul” has risen to Heisenberg’s money throne. To be successful, “Saul” needed to assert its independence with a series premiere that leaves all comparisons in the Albuquerque dust.

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Cold War drama 'Allegiance' falls in shadows of 'The Americans'

NBC

BY MATTHEW BARNAUSKAS

While “Allegiance” is able to differentiate itself from its cable rival, despite some similarities, it still borrows other tropes, creating a straightforward, predictable product with glimmers of promise.

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'Street Art Throwdown' has good art but boring personalities

Oxygen

BY SOPHIA KAUFMAN

While street art is a newer premise for a show than some of the other dime-a-dozen reality series that focus on fashion or singing, this show’s dedication to the strict checklist of reality television ensures that it gives the least amount of screen time to the most important part: the art itself.

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What is 'love' on TV?

Bravo

BY HAILEY MIDDLEBROOK

Our culture is obsessed with the idea of love — falling in it, hating it, making it and falling in it all over again. With every sarcastic column on how to plan the perfect anti-Valentine’s Day “fuck love” party, there’s an equally popular Tumblr feed called “Relationship Goals."

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Episode Review: 'Archer' satisfies with dialogue-based episode

FX

BY DREW MARON

Even if it wasn’t exactly ground-breaking or original, the characters brought a flavor and humor that was enough to carry the episode.

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'Fresh Off the Boat' highlights the first-generation immigrant experience

ABC

BY KAREN HUA

Ultimately, the series has commendable intentions to display a different side of race, but these lofty goals inevitably carry the burden of representation for the entire Asian community in America.

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