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10 Great Movie and TV Sherlocks

According to the Guinness Book of World Records, the legendary sleuth is the most oft-portrayed character in cinema

10 Greatest TV Pilot Episodes

With a new television season upon us, we recall the greatest series-launchers ever

Bloody Death: Six Ways to Die on TV

In this week’s issue of TIME, James Poniewozik explores the question of why today’s TV dramas—even the really good ones—are increasingly dependent on violence...

Top 10 TV Chefs

As the Julia Child biopic Julie & Julia opens nationwide, TIME cooks up a retrospective of TV's other great culinary masters

Top 10 TV Moms June Cleaver Would Hate

Barbara Billingsley, who played June Cleaver on the television show Leave It to Beaver and died Oct. 16, portrayed the perfect 1950s archetype of the American...