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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6 Finale – The Arrival of Negan

An entire nation of The Walking Dead watchers is feeling very twitchy and jumpy right about now as the hours tick down to what is arguably the most anticipated episode ever of AMC’s unlikely smash hit. Why so edgy? Since it was announced last November that Jeffrey Dean Morgan would play Negan, the dreaded leader of the villainous Saviors, and make his appearance in the final episode of Season 6, there has been constant speculation as to the consequences of that freighted debut.

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‘Underground’: The ‘Roots’ of a New Generation?

Underground is a new series on WGN America centered on the planned escape of slaves from a Georgia plantation in 1857. Given the virtual absence of television series focused on American slavery since Roots in 1977, one can’t help but make comparisons. Underground is, obviously, a period drama, but unlike …

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‘Lucifer’ on Fox – Sympathy for the Devil

Is it sacrilegious to sympathize with the devil? Is it legitimate to humanize Lucifer under the pretense that he has “retired” from running hell and is now slumming with the humans as a nightclub owner in Los Angeles? Most transgressive of all, is it acceptable to present the scheming Fallen Angel as a seeker of justice and champion of personal responsibility? That’s exactly what Fox is doing with its new show Lucifer, Mondays at 9/8c.

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‘The X-Files’ 2016 Takes Full Advantage of Mulder and Scully in Middle Age

Most importantly, THE X-FILES 2016 has seen the reestablishment of David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson’s Mulder and Scully as one of the most iconic pairs in TV history. Other than the rather joyless opening ep, which was perhaps inevitably heavy on exposition and table setting, this has been an immensely satisfying season with a wider emotional range than we have seen before from the stars and their characters. That emotional range has been built upon a potentially very sensitive matter: their respective mid-life crises.

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