“Did The Sopranos do more harm than good?” and “Once more unto the episodic breach” by Ryan McGee (via The A.V. Club, Boob Tube Dude).

And James Poniewozik’s response piece “Serial Killers: Are HBO-Style Dramas Ruining the TV episode?” (via Time).

“Week of Anarchy: How the Sons of Anarchy Are Like the Republican Party” by Alyssa Rosenberg (via ThinkProgress).

“Standing Up for Spartacus” by Steven Peacock (via CST online).

“TV’s golden age of opening credits” by John Sellers (via Slate).

“In Defense of Slow TV” by Todd VanDerWerff (via The A.V. Club).

“Why You Should Stick With ‘Luck'” by Maureen Ryan (via The Huffington Post).

“What impact will ‘Downton Abbey’ shifting Emmy categories have?” by Daniel Fienberg (via HitFix).

“For the Return of ‘Mad Men,’ an Ad Pitch Comes Wrapped in an Enigma” by Stuart Elliott (via The New York Times).

“‘Dexter’ goes too far” by Ian Grey (via Slate).

“ABC’s New Show and the Woman Politician Trend on Television” by Alyssa Rosenberg (via ThinkTank).

“‘The Good Wife’ Does More Harm to the Judiciary Than Newt Gingrich” by Judge H. Lee Sarokin (opinion piece via The Huffington Post).