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8 Reasons You Need to Watch Cinemax's The Knick

Clive Owen

Do you ever sit in your doctor's waiting room, impatiently sighing and checking your watch? Cinemax's new drama might just give you an attitude adjustment.

Set in New York in 1900, The Knick takes a bloody, unflinching look at the birth of modern medicine. Created by Jack Amiel and Michael Begler and elevated by the slick direction of (not-so-retired) Steven Soderbergh, the medical drama stars Clive Owen as Dr. John Thackery, a brilliant surgeon at The Knickerbocker Hospital who spends his days shooting up liquid cocaine and his nights sleeping in an opium den. That's probably because, despite Thackery's gifts, most of his patients die on his operating table as he and his fellow doctors experiment with what today are basic surgical procedures. (And all without wearing gloves!)

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But the show has more on its mind than creating a whole new batch of hypochondriacs... read more

Halt and Catch Fire Bosses Talk Season 2 Hopes, Answer "Burning" Finale Questions

Lee Pace

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 1 finale of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire. Read at your own risk.]

Things literally caught fire on Sunday's Season 1 finale of AMC's Halt and Catch Fire.

Despite the roller coaster ride that was Comdex in the penultimate episode, Joe MacMillan (Lee Pace) & Co. were able to sell enough units of the Cardiff Electric Giant to earn Joe and Gordon (Scoot McNairy) an 8 percent stake in the company. But Joe, who was still smarting from seeing Apple's talking Macintosh and his breakup with Cameron (Mackenzie Davis), just couldn't leave well enough alone.

Can Halt and Catch Fire reboot AMC's drama slate?

No longer satisfied to just hawk a "faster, cheaper IBM clone," Joe... read more

The Leftovers' Amy Brenneman: Laurie's "Not So Fragile" Anymore

The Leftovers

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Leftovers. Read at your own risk.]

Amy Brenneman may play a silent character on HBO's The Leftoversbut the five-time Emmy nominee has plenty to say about her character, Guilty Remnant member Laurie Garvey. 

On Sunday's episode, Laurie and the rest of the G.R. grapples with the fact that someone brutally stoned fellow cult member Gladys (Marceline Hugot) to death. After Laurie has a panic attack, Patti (Ann Dowd) takes Laurie on a road trip, where she tries to quell what she perceives to be Laurie's wavering commitment to the cause by... read more

Postmortem: 24 Boss on the "Heartbreaking" But Hopeful Live Another Day Finale

Kiefer Sutherland

WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's 24: Live Another Day finale. Read at your own risk.]

If it wasn't already clear after nine seasonsthe 24: Live Another Day finale served as a reminder that Jack Bauer's life will probably always be one filled with tragedy.... read more

24: Live Another Day: Finale: Can Jack Stop Cheng Once and For All?

Kiefer Sutherland, Tzi Ma

The clock is about to stop ticking on another season of 24.

On Monday's Live Another Day finale (9/8c, Fox), Jack (Kiefer Sutherland) must find and apprehend Cheng Zhi (Tzi Ma) in order to prove that the United States wasn't responsible for bombing a Chinese ship and, in turn, prevent China from declaring war against the U.S. Of course, Jack might be a little bit distracted by the fact that Cheng also has Audrey (Kim Raver) trapped under the watchful eye a sniper who could take her out at any moment.

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Leftovers' Eccleston on Matt's Fall From Grace: "There's a Great Deal of Ugliness in Him"

Christopher Eccleston

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's episode of The Leftovers. Read at your own risk.]

HBO's The Leftovers took a bit of a detour Sunday. Instead of continuing to focus on the Garvey family, the show dedicated an entire episode to the plight of Christopher Eccleston's Rev. Matt Jamison.

Why The Leftovers isn't Lost: We're not "hoping to find out what happened," boss says

In particular, we learned that Matt's wife (Janel Moloney) was critically injured during the Departure when she and Matt collided with a vehicle whose driver vanished. His congregation's numbers are dwindling (the townspeople justifiably upset by his smear campaign) and he is struggling to pay for his wife's full-time care. To add insult to injury... read more

Ray Donovan Season 2: Can Ray Fix Himself?

Liev Schreiber, Jon Voight

On the second season of Showtime's Ray DonovanLiev Schreiber's titular Hollywood fixer will have to find a way to fix his biggest problem: himself.

The drama's first season dealt primarily with Ray's complicated history with his father Mickey (Jon Voight), whom Ray eventually tried to have killed by Sully Sullivan (James Woods), one of Mickey's old Boston rivals. Although Mickey actually ended up killing Sully instead, the biggest twist of the first season revealed that Ray, like his brother Bunchy (Dash Mihok), had been sexually abused as a child by a priest.

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While the revelation helped color exactly why Ray carries so much hatred for Mickey, who failed to protect his son, it also provides fertile ground for the show to explore its main character in Season 2. "It was a big reveal and we need to deal with it and we do," executive producerAnn Biderman tells TVGuide.com... read more

Major Crimes Boss on Rusty's Big Confession: "It's About Him Being Honest"

Graham Patrick Martin

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of TNT's Major Crimes. Read at your own risk.] 

As Major Crimes' Rusty Beck learned on Monday's episode, keeping secrets can actually just lead to more pain.

The episode, which was told mostly from Rusty's point of view during a therapy session with Dr. Joe (Bill Brochtrup), featured a murder that implicated a foreign diplomat whose daughter, Lina (Rima Rajan), was set to wed the victim in an arranged marriage. Although the diplomat used his immunity to escape questioning and potential punishment, the real killer turned out to be Lina's American boyfriend, whom she had kept hidden from her parents.

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Realizing how Lina's secret had destroyed multiple lives, Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) finally decided to get past his own fears and tell the members of the squad his truth... read more

Major Crimes: Will Rusty Put His Secrets Behind Him?

Graham Patrick Martin

Secrets just can't seem to stay buried on Monday's episode of Major Crimes.

The episode (9/8c, TNT) finds the squad investigating a murder that implicates a foreign diplomat whose daughter Lina (Rima Rajan) was set to wed the victim in an arranged marriage. And as Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) watches Lina's struggle with the truth, he begins to once again wrestle with his own secrets. 

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"Rusty is one of those people who hates to deal with the personal side of his life," executive producer James Duff  tells TVGuide.com... read more

Californication Series Finale: Did Hank and Karen Get Their Happy Ending?

David Duchovny, Natascha McElhone

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's series finale of Californication. Read at your own risk.]

Californication's Hank Moody said it best on the Showtime comedy's series finale: "I'm a sucker for happy endings."

After seven seasons of breakups, breakdowns, and tons of drug- and alcohol-fueled bad behavior, the love story of Hank (David Duchovny) and Karen (Natascha McElhone) finally came to a close... read more

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