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'The Killing' season finale review: The murder of Rosie Larsen was solved

The Killing wrapped up its second season on Sunday night by solving the murder case that took about 26 days to solve in Killing-time, but seemed to take a lot longer to many of us who stuck with it. By the end, you may have felt like Mireille Enos’ Sarah Linden did: Like walking away in an exhausted daze.


'Girls' and 'Mad Men' season finales: A VIDEO review

Girls wraps up its first season on Sunday. In contrast to Mad Men, which concluded with rather muted notes (Don casting a lizard gaze on a woman who chats him up in a bar; Pete looking into his soul and seeing a bag of wet sand), Girls is a-poppin’. READ FULL STORY

Introducing 2012 Emmy Watch: Nominations I wish we'd see

The Emmy nominations are being decided even as I write this. Members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences must hand in their ballots by June 28; the nominations will be announced on July 19. Why don’t we help out these folks and suggest worthy candidates?

That’s the thinking behind the long, carefully reasoned, highly passionate, sometimes stubbornly flukey list that follows. As EW’s TV critic, I tend to have some opinions not shared by the majority of official Emmy voters. I also suspect, however, that you, the reader, share some of my passions — such as Fringe, Girls,  and Community — that the Academy is unlikely to nominate. Which is one reason to agitate for them, right? READ FULL STORY

'Tis the season of finales: 'Game of Thrones,' 'Mad Men,' 'The Killing': VIDEO review

Remember all those talks we had about how much good TV was crammed into Sunday nights? Well, it’s all going to come to an end soon. In fact, after this weekend, no more Game of Thrones for a while. READ FULL STORY

'Mad Men,' 'Sherlock,' 'Girls,' 'The Killing': Sunday-night mini-reviews, from A to B-minus

So much TV on Sunday night; inaugurating a new occasional feature: A round-up of mini-reviews. (All rights reserved to expand upon these thoughts later in the week.)

Mad Men: “I got a million of ‘em,” said Michael Ginsberg, quoting Jimmy Durante and referring to ideas he has for ad campaigns. He’ll need ‘em, since this week’s theme was “every man for himself.” I know — when isn’t that a Mad Men theme? This night READ FULL STORY

Whatever happened to 'The Killing'? A 'hot' show has gone cold

Remember the first season of The Killing, when lots of people you knew were watching and talking about it every week? How great we thought it was that Mireille Enos had emerged from Big Love to become a star, and that Joel Kinnaman was killing it as her frowzy partner? Now, amidst Sunday nights filled with must-see TV (Mad Men, The Good Wife, Girls, Game of Thrones, etc.), the second season of The Killing seems to barely take up so much as a sentence of the pop-culture conversation on a Monday morning. READ FULL STORY

'The Killing' season premiere: A brief VIDEO review

The Killing returned on Sunday night with a premiere that reminded you why (a) you really like this show or (b) you’re really over this show or (c) you suspect you aren’t going to commit to this season but you can’t help but check it out for a while anyway. Consider these choices the TV-decision version of the drip-drip-drip of the Seattle rain, through which Mireille Enos’ Sarah Linden slithers like a red-eyed moray eel. READ FULL STORY

What TV do you watch on Sunday nights, and when do you watch it?: VIDEO

Sunday nights are getting more crowded with good, essential stuff every week: It’s time to start picking and choosing what you’ll watch in real time, what you’ll DVR for later viewing, and what you might just give up on because it’s just too much TV.

Mad Men. Game of Thrones. The Good Wife. The Killing. READ FULL STORY

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