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'Walking Dead' favors character growth over gore in satisfying finale

AMC

BY CHLOE GILKE

The finale was an almost perfect execution of the new precedent the show set up this season. Focusing mostly on four characters (Rick, Carl, Michonne and Daryl this time), the episode explored the consequences of living in horror.

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'Girls' concludes third season with enticing prospects for future

HBO

BY MADDIE THOMAS

The third season of “Girls” wasn’t without its faults — Shoshanna and Jessa continue to be criminally misused supporting characters — but the strength of Adam and Hannah’s recent arc has somehow managed to make up for it.

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'Kroll Show' finale showcases absurdity and hilarity

Comedy Central

BY DREW MARON

It’s over-the-top, nonsensical and possibly genius for a sketch comedy featuring a character named C-Czar.

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'Surviving Jack' will survive rough pilot stage

FOX

BY JOE REINHARD

Despite being indulgent with its ’90s references, “Surviving Jack” is a show with a certain universal appeal that’s hard to replicate in any age.When the show’s funny, it’s really funny, and even the strict Jack Dunlevy himself would approve.

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Don't feel guilty about your TV pleasure

NBC

BY DREW MARON

Prepared to utterly despise “Believe,” I downloaded the first two episodes and braced myself for the worst. But something happened that I didn’t anticipate: I actually enjoyed it.

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The 'Veronica Mars' Effect: Which canceled TV shows should get a movie treatment?

NBC

BY DAILY TV/NEW MEDIA WRITERS

On the heels of the highly anticipated release of the “Veronica Mars” movie, The Michigan Daily TV/New Media writers came up with a few other shows we’d like to see revived in theaters.

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Embracing the little screen

Netflix

BY GRACE HAMILTON

If the trend continues, and actors like McConaughey or Kevin Spacey continue to recognize and appreciate the merits of TV roles, then we can expect TV’s golden age to continue.

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