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'The Walking Dead' season premiere review: Running away from/killing zombies. Is that all there is?

The Walking Dead returned on Sunday night for a second season of running away from/killing zombies. The pace and depth of Robert Kirkman’s source comic-book was significantly more swift and detailed than this opening episode, which pretty much just made sure we knew the living cast is beating a hasty retreat from Atlanta and heading for Fort Benning. Really, if it wasn’t for Daryl’s crossbow (which I’ve come to think of as a character every bit as vivid as Daryl or any other human in the show), I wouldn’t have been entirely sure which side to root for. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' face off: Gus Fring/Giancarlo Esposito talks about THAT SCENE

It’s safe to say that Walter White’s most formidable obstacle in his pursuit of wealth for his family and, increasingly, his assertion of himself as the dynamic force in his own life, has been Gus Fring, the deceptively meek fast-food-chicken store owner, philanthropist, and drug lord played by Giancarlo Esposito with consummate meticulousness in the season of Breaking Bad that concluded on Sunday night. READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' season premiere review: Fear the box cutter

“Get back to work.” So spake Gus, giving the order to Bryan Cranston’s Walter White and Aaron Paul’s Jesse, in the season premiere of Breaking Bad. Getting back to work — resigning oneself to a life of both rigorous tedium and unnerving danger — is as good a way as any to think of the theme developing this season. The shoot-‘em-up action thriller has always resided around the edges of Breaking Bad, with a few notable exceptions (the shoot-out in the parking lot in the “One Minute” episode; Mike’s masterly clean-up of some Mexican cartel thugs in last season’s climactic “Full Measure”) rarely at its center. READ FULL STORY

'Game of Thrones,' 'The Killing': What new shows should get Emmy nominations?

How ’bout that Game of Thrones final scene last night? How ’bout the closing-seconds revelation in The Killing last night?

Both shows are barreling toward their season finales as Emmy voters are getting ready to make their nominations, and I’m betting that these two Sunday-night series, along with HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, will be among the few first-season shows that will garner nominations in a few categories. READ FULL STORY

Golden Globes TV nominations: 'The Walking Dead'! 'Boardwalk Empire'! Other surprises and disappointments!

The Golden Globes TV nominations found room for zombies and bootleggers this year, as The Walking Dead and Boardwalk Empire were among the new names on the television list. The biggest loser: Lost.

In keeping with a tradition of rewarding HBO shows, Boardwalk Empire‘s nominations included Steve Buscemi and Kelly Macdonald as well as the show itself. More surprising was the inclusion of The Walking Dead, which despite its late-in-the-year premiere and a mere half-dozen episodes managed to impress the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Other newcomers included READ FULL STORY

'Breaking Bad' tops my 2010 Best TV list...

In a TV year that could have yielded at least three strong contenders for the top spot, Breaking Bad is my choice to take the number-one spot on my Top 10 list.

Bad’s third season broke some of its central characters down in order to build them back up. Think of Jesse’s stint in rehab and how it alters his thinking, or of Hank’s investigation of READ FULL STORY

The Emmy Awards: OK, I only predicted half the winners, but it was a terrific show, because...

To anyone who placed bets based on my Emmy Awards choices for “who will win,” I offer a half-apology: of the 12 categories on my ballot yesterday, I was correct in only six. I foresaw the victories of Modern Family, Jane Lynch, Jon Stewart, Edie Falco, Jim Parsons, and Temple Grandin.

But I — and you — have a lot to be happy about anyway:

• How great that Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston won acting awards for my favorite TV series of the year thus far, Breaking Bad.

• How wonderful that quality triumphed over READ FULL STORY

'Glee,' 'Lost,' 'Modern Family,' and 'Breaking Bad' win big at Television Critics Association awards

Glee won three major awards from the Television Critics Association awards handed out on Saturday night. The best drama award was a tie between Lost and Breaking Bad, while the best comedy prize went to Modern Family.

More than 200 of the READ FULL STORY

Place your bets on the Emmys now: Lead and supporting actress in a drama

There may be more talent crammed into the lead- and supporting-actress Emmy categories than in any other races. How do you choose between Connie Britton and Glenn Close, for example? Or between Archie Panjabi and Sharon Gless? Here’s how I do it; I think I know READ FULL STORY

Place your bets on 2010 Emmy winners now: Lead and supporting actor in a drama

Who’ll win the Emmys on Aug. 29? I have some theories and predictions. Earlier this week, my READ FULL STORY

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