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A Comedic Defense Of 'Undateable' Dudes

A Comedic Defense Of 'Undateable' Dudes

Maureen Ryan  05.29.2014
To write about television is to be continually flummoxed by the decisions networks make. Good comedies like "Trophy Wife" and "Enlisted"...
From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

From The Earth To The Moon: An Amazing Rocket Ride On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan  05.26.2014
Do not read on unless you have seen the seventh episode of "Mad Men's" final season, "Waterloo," which also serves as the show's 2014 finale...
Fine Performances Elevate 'The Normal Heart'

Fine Performances Elevate 'The Normal Heart'

Maureen Ryan  05.23.2014
There are several things Ryan Murphy can do with panache. Murphy, the creator or co-creator of "Glee," "American Horror Story" and "Nip/Tuck,"...
Nice Job, Comrades: Why 'The Americans' Finale Ruled

Nice Job, Comrades: Why 'The Americans' Finale Ruled

Maureen Ryan  05.22.2014
Don't read on unless you have seen "Echo," the Season 2 finale of "The Americans." "The Americans" pulled a long con on us, and it was...
<i>The Americans</i> 'Echo' Recap They Want Paige

The Americans 'Echo' Recap They Want Paige

05.22.2014
If you didn't think this was a great season finale, then something must be wrong with you.
<i>Grey's Anatomy</i> Finale Recap: Dance it Out

Grey's Anatomy Finale Recap: Dance it Out

05.15.2014
It was also just a good season finale in general. The worst interns are taken care of (Murphy off on her life, Shane to Switzerland). April...
In Season 2, 'Arrow' Went From Good To Great

In Season 2, 'Arrow' Went From Good To Great

Maureen Ryan  05.15.2014
If you've never seen "Arrow" before, you can read the first part of my assessment of the CW show without being spoiled on anything. It's...
5 Things To Like About 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (And 5 To Hope For)

5 Things To Like About 'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' (And 5 To Hope For)

Maureen Ryan  05.14.2014
Given that I took "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." to the woodshed last fall, I figured it was only fair to revisit the show this spring...
'Louie' Guest Star Shares Why The 'Fat Lady' Episode Made Her Nervous

'Louie' Guest Star Shares Why The 'Fat Lady' Episode Made Her Nervous

Maureen Ryan  05.13.2014
It's not often that an episode of television leaves me slack-jawed, but that was my reaction to the third episode of the current season...
Two Wildly Different Images You'll Never Unsee On 'Mad Men'

Two Wildly Different Images You'll Never Unsee On 'Mad Men'

Maureen Ryan  05.12.2014
Don't read on unless you have seen "The Runaways," the fifth episode of "Mad Men's" final season. "This is the best place to be right...
Long Live 'Community' (Which Should Live On Elsewhere)

Long Live 'Community' (Which Should Live On Elsewhere)

Maureen Ryan  05. 9.2014
I don't think "Community" is dead. Maybe that makes me sound like a lonely Abed, creating elaborate fantasies inside his Dreamatorium....
<i>Grey's Anatomy</i> Recap: Murphy's Gone in 'Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Comes Out Right'

Grey's Anatomy Recap: Murphy's Gone in 'Everything I Try To Do, Nothing Comes Out Right'

05. 9.2014
The drama before whatever crazy finale Shonda has in store for us. Everyone is losing it here -- except Jackson and April, which is irritating....
'Penny Dreadful' Is A Bloody Good Time

'Penny Dreadful' Is A Bloody Good Time

Maureen Ryan  05. 8.2014
"Penny Dreadful" is, at its heart, about sadness. Wait, what? Isn't this a Victorian horror series with monsters, severed limbs and the...

The Americans Recap: Church Camp and Control in 'Stealth'

05. 8.2014
Note: Do not read on if you have not seen Season 2, Episode 11 of FX's The Americans, titled "Stealth."