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‘Silicon Valley’ is a gentle but hilarious spoof of the tech industry

Despite achieving critical and awards success with smaller-niche comedies like “Girls” and “Looking” and getting insanely great ratings for dramas like “Game of Thrones” and “True Detective,” HBO is still missing its big comedy hit to follow up “Entourage.

‘How I Met Your Mother’ finale has its ups and downs

After nine seasons, “How I Met Your Mother” has finally come to a close. The last few seasons started to drag and lose their charm, but the extended goodbye of this season had enough moments to make it worth it. Those moments were almost all due to the mother, whose name we finally learned: Tracy McConnell, played by Cristin Milioti.

TV Review: ‘Friends With Better Lives’

After the—spoiler alert—terrible ending of “How I Met Your Mother,” I was ready to find another show that could fill the five-person hole in my television-infused heart. Cue “Friends With Better Lives,” which aired directly after HIMYM’s series finale on CBS this Monday, offering up six friends who are trying to become the new MacLaren’s gang.

ABC’s ‘Resurrection’ is very much alive

Everyone wishes for that second chance with lost loved ones, but no one considers what such a thing would actually mean. ABC’s newest supernatural mystery, “Resurrection,” tackles this question. As the long-dead begin to appear in Arcadia, Mo., the town is overtaken with confusion as hidden truths, mysterious deaths and family tensions similarly rise.

TV review: ‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’

In the cold open of the series premiere of “Late Night with Seth Meyers” last week, Meyers paid homage to his “Late Night” predecessor with some Jimmy Fallon-style thank-you notes. Over the course of the next few episodes, though, Meyers proved that he isn’t going to be Fallon 2.0.

TV Review: ‘Portlandia’

I’ve been watching “Portlandia” from the first season, but, to be honest, I missed most of the third season. Somewhere between college admissions and trying to figure out my life, “Portlandia” fell through the cracks. So it’s great to come back to season four, which premiered Feb. 27, and find that the show is not only still good but also getting better.

‘Vikings’ blends history, mythology into fantasy drama

If you’re a historical fiction buff currently at a loss for what to binge-watch, look no further than the History Channel’s “Vikings,” where you can get your fill of intricate plotlines, gruesome fight scenes and ambiguously medieval costumes while you wait for the “Game of Thrones”’ fourth season premiere in April. “Vikings” is a departure [...]

TV review: ‘Mixology’

Where is the line between spoof and the genuine exploration of a genre? “Mixology,” an upcoming ABC comedy, attempts to find out as it follows 11 singles as they attempt to make the most out of a typical night out at a trendy Manhattan bar.

TV review: ‘ The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon’

With a new studio reminiscent of an old, classic studio and a Spike Lee opening sequence, Jimmy Fallon proved on Monday why he deserves to be the newest host of “The Tonight Show”: he loves it, and the country loves him. In his first opening monologue on Monday, Fallon spoke about the enormity of this hosting gig.

TV Review: ‘Broad City’

Ah. The age of the Internet brings wonderful opportunities, and this is nothing but true for Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, who just went from women with a stellar web series to women with—dare I say—a hit television show on Comedy Central.

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