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    Here’s to the Least Cynical Emmys … EverThis is supposed to be fun, right?
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  14. and the winner should be
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  15. Emmys 2015: Who Should Win TV-Movie and Limited-Series Races?Olive Kitteridge, ladies and germs.
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    Life in Pieces Falls ApartWhy is everyone on this comedy so miserable?
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  19. and the winner should be
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    The Best Twists in TV HistoryAll the times TV really messed with our minds.
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    The 100 TV Dramas Everyone Should WatchFor complete cultural literacy.
  27. secret history of television
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  28. be yourself
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    Secret History of TV: What Are the Best and Worst Musical Episodes?Watch our latest “Secret History of Television.”
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  36. baby names
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    Fear the Banality of Fear the Walking DeadTWD’s spinoff is as hollow as its predecessor.
  38. series premieres
    Can an Oddball Be the Star of a TV Show?What happens when everything feels like a wacky aside?
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    How Long Should a TV Season Be?Longer.
  41. braiiiins
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    Show Me a Hero Is a Hiccup Away From a DocumentaryDoes it work narratively?
  43. hometown pride
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  44. the future is now
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  45. in memoriam
    May the Angels Lead You to Dog Heaven, UggieWe’ll see you on the rainbow bridge.
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    How Do I Explain Liking The Big Bang Theory?Plus: Are there any good soaps out there these days?
  47. secret history of television
    Secret History of TV: The Rise of the SpinoffFind out in Vulture’s “Secret History of Television.”
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    Why Mr. Robot Succeeds Where True Detective FailsAnd what’s a cinematic TV show, anyway?
  49. recommended viewing
    Slings and Arrows Is the Show Rachel McAdams (and All of Us) DeservedOh, Canada.
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    The Winners and Losers of True Detective Season TwoCary Fukunaga: Winner! Vince Vaughn? Err …
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