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Jeff Jensen, an EW Senior Writer, has been despondent since the cancellation of Twin Peaks.

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TV Review The Killing
by Jeff Jensen | Jul 16, 2014

As resilient and plucky as the little engine that could ( I think I can, I think I…

TV Review Gang Related
by Jeff Jensen | May 14, 2014

''Pity the thugs of Gang Related — it ain't easy making a dishonest living when the fuzz don't play by the rules.''

TV Review Penny Dreadful
by Jeff Jensen | May 07, 2014

''Grim heroes and deranged monsters. Black magic and bloody horror. Such is the sensationalistic stuff of contemporary pop culture — and Victorian England's penny dreadfuls, lurid adventure serials published on cheap paper.''

TV Review 24: Live Another Day
by Jeff Jensen | Apr 30, 2014

''24: Live Another Day — a reanimation of Kiefer Sutherland's thriller, which clocked out four years ago — shambles back sadder than most. Despite the high-grade action, the premiere is more a showcase for everything that was bad about 24 than a reminder of everything that was good.''

TV Review Orphan Black
by Jeff Jensen | Apr 23, 2014

''For the women of Orphan Black, the world is an open prison, and self-determination is a tenuous contract with the Powers That Be, who view them only as property. Some take this raw deal to survive.''

TV Review Mad Men
by Jeff Jensen | Apr 02, 2014

''Can Don Draper change himself for the better? What does fulfillment look like for the flawed strivers of Mad Men? Do they even believe in progress for themselves? Do you? The premiere episode of the drama's two-part final season asks these questions in various ways, accenting them with thematically rich references and motifs.''

TV Review Veep
by Jeff Jensen | Apr 01, 2014

''Change has come to Veep, HBO's political satire and TV's current gold standard for salty comedy. But should you believe in it? Season 3 finds calamity-prone VP Selina Meyer (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) prepping a campaign to replace the scandal-smeared, never-seen POTUS.''

TV Review Turn
by Jeff Jensen | Mar 26, 2014

Cloak-and-dagger with redcoats and bayonets set against the backdrop of the Revolutionary War, Turn is The Americans for…

TV Review Surviving Jack
by Jeff Jensen | Mar 19, 2014

''Like ABC's The Goldbergs, Fox's Surviving Jack is one of those Wonder Years-style comic-of-age nostalgia-coms about a romantic boy hero (Connor Buckley) with a colorful combative family, full of period pop flourish and overexplainy, emotion-coaching narration.''

TV Review Growing Up Fisher
by Jeff Jensen | Mar 19, 2014

''In Growing Up Fisher — also based on a true story, also with look-back narration — J.K. Simmons plays Mel Fisher, an accomplished attorney who must become an even more accomplished father after his wife, Joyce (Jenna Elfman), divorces him so she can find an identity outside of motherhood and marriage.''

News and Notes 5 Final Takeaways from 'True Detective'
by Jeff Jensen | Mar 14, 2014

No, really: big spoilers! A look at the bloody -- and ultimately beautiful -- conclusion to the first season of the addictive HBO crime series

TV Review Late Night
by Jeff Jensen | Mar 05, 2014

''While The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon is best when its host is not behind a desk, the opposite is true of Late Night With Seth Meyers.''

TV Review The Tonight Show
by Jeff Jensen | Mar 05, 2014

''Need A Tonight Show host who will tuck you in at night? Well, then, Jimmy Fallon is the wrong man for the job. The late-night live wire is not Ambien — he's Pop Rocks.''

News and notes Decoding 'True Detective'
by Jeff Jensen | Feb 26, 2014

Whodunit? And why? As HBO's moody masterpiece steams toward its March 9 finale, EW went looking for some answers.

TV Article Will These Cult Shows Return?
by Jeff Jensen, Ray Rahman, Marc Snetiker, Tim Stack | Feb 14, 2014

We asked, the creators answered

Cover Story New Life on 'Mars'
by Jeff Jensen | Feb 14, 2014

A long time ago, we used to be friends with a whip-smart teen sleuth named Veronica Mars, and now, thanks to a historic Kickstarter campaign, Mars is back in Neptune -- this time on the big screen; star Kristen Bell and creator Rob Thomas took EW along for the roller-coaster revival of the beloved cult TV series

TV Review The Americans
by Jeff Jensen | Feb 12, 2014

''The saga of husband-and-wife ''travel agents'' trying to juggle career, family, and their patriotic duty of destroying the United States in 1982, The Americans is television's most morally complex drama.''

TV Review American Horror Story: Coven
by Jeff Jensen | Jan 31, 2014

''American Horror Story: Coven presented itself as Harry Potter on acid — if Harry was a Henrietta who could kill boys with her vagina, and the acid was actually cocaine.''

TV Review Black Sails
by Jeff Jensen | Jan 24, 2014

''[Black Sails] is a fantasy, but its historical/literary roots lend it a real-world resonance that some other, grander, more purely fantastical genre series lack.''

TV Review Rake
by Jeff Jensen | Jan 23, 2014

''Keegan Deane is a guy who just can't catch a break, mostly because he doesn't deserve one.''