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The worst TV of 2014

This year, The A.V. Club’s TV writers nominated more than 90 programs for our year-end best-of list. But if we’ve learned anything from watching that much TV, it’s that there is no protagonist without a villain; no altruistic, kindhearted twin without an evil double; no Simpsons without Family Guy. And it’s in that…

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At the very least, Crossbones features one of TV’s weirdest performances

John Malkovich is barely in NBC’s new pirate drama Crossbones—at least not to the degree that one would expect, given his prominence in the series’ advertising. He’s in roughly half of the first episode and around a quarter to a third of the two subsequent episodes—but he’s rarely driving the story forward. Instead,…