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SNL: Steve Buscemi/The Black Keys (Hulu version)

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ZOË RICE: Although Armisen’s voice and cadence used to be more Obama-like, I got a kick out of his frustrated president. Clever chart, good writing, and one of the more solid opens in several weeks.

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Review: Boardwalk Empire

ZOË RICE: When they said Boardwalk Empire was the Sopranos set in 1920′s Atlantic City, man, they weren’t kidding. This could be quite a good thing, but there will be some other key differences besides setting. One can’t necessarily know for sure what Boardwalk Empire will become based on its premiere. But one can know it’s worth watching to find out.

HOWARD MEGDAL: Simply put, the finest drama since Mad Men. And this shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone. Much like the assistant coaches under Bill Parcells finding success, it appears the writing staff David Chase had with The Sopranos is headed for similar successes- in Matthew Weiner’s case, Mad Men, and in Terrence Winter’s case, Boardwalk Empire. Continue reading

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