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How 'Game of Thrones' conquered TV with drama and dragons

Those uninitiated in the "Game of Thrones" phenomenon must surely wonder what all the fuss is about, especially as the HBO drama becomes increasingly difficult to avoid in the build-up to its series finale. Dragons and debauchery, after all, don't sound like much of a breakthrough.

'The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel' returns, basking in awards spotlight

"The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel" has already amassed oodles of accolades, including a near-sweep at the Emmys. But the Amazon dramedy already feels as if its act is growing a tad stale, with the various subplots inspiring the sort of indifference that merely heightens pressure on the headliner.

Review: 'Making a Murderer' picks up trail under glare of spotlight

The frenzy stirred by "Making a Murderer" adds an extra dimension to its 10-episode follow-up, to the extent the original docu-series and the fallout from it becomes a significant part of the story. The result is an equally dense, engrossing look into the next phase for Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted -- under questionable circumstances -- in the murder of Teresa Halbach.