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'Marry Me' off to energetic, clichéd start

NBC

BY KAREN HUA

Going forward, “Marry Me” doesn’t need to try so hard to retain the audience’s interest, because the simple chemistry of Wilson and Marino can hold it up more than the clichés they embody.

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'The Knick' stuns in season finale

Cinemax

BY DREW MARON

“The Knick,” as of right now, is the best new show on television, and certainly the only new show that can join the ranks of “elite” cable programming such as fellow newcomer “True Detective.”

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Alec Stern: How HBO plans to revolutionize TV ... again

BY ALEC STERN

We are the Now Generation, and television — once appointment entertainment — is becoming yet another thing we can take control of. Go. Anytime. All Access. This is the beginning of the most revolutionary change since color television.

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'Shadow of Mordor' falls victim to familiar setting

Monolith Productions

BY JACOB RICH

Unfortunately, apart from the impressive detail in the Orc captains, the game doesn’t look or sound all that great. It’s certainly technically impressive on PS4, but Mordor just isn’t that interesting of a setting

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'Smash 3DS' fun despite fan hesitation

BY JACOB RICH

“Smash 3DS” has taken a step firmly in the opposite direction, removing tripping and speeding up competitive play. No, it’s still not quite as tight as 2001’s “Super Smash Bros. Melee,” but as a handheld fighter, there really aren’t any better options.

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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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