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TV Blog Buzz: Has 'Downton Abbey' lost its way?; the 'House of Cards' shocker

Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in season 2 of Netflix's

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Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright in season 2 of Netflix's "House of Cards." It's been a good week now, ready to talk "House of Cards" spoilers yet?The web has been overrun with veiled chatter about a shocking scene in the first episode of the political drama's second season, but most have been mindful about spoiler etiquette.THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Nathaniel Bell

It's been a good week now, ready to talk "House of Cards" spoilers yet?

The web has been overrun with veiled chatter about a shocking scene in the first episode of the political drama's second season, but most have been mindful about spoiler etiquette.

But can we start talking about it now? TVLine has an interview with a certain someone, about that infamous scene, and how they've dealt with the fallout.

http://bit.ly/1p3eP1d

The Hollywood Reporter has also recapped show creator Beau Willimon's chat with the CBS "This Morning" show about that big episode and the second season in general.

http://bit.ly/1bumKRt

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Has "Downton Abbey" lost its magic? Yes, argues David Wiegand of the San Francisco Chronicle, who says the show is now "just plain dopey and the series is in trouble."

"'Downton Abbey' is in need of a good housecleaning, upstairs and down — not to get rid of any cast members (several have already seen the cliche-ridden handwriting on the wall and have bolted) but to restore the series to what it was at the beginning and what its loyal fans deserve."

http://bit.ly/1e0q4TQ

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"Girls" fans will want to set aside an hour to watch this extended interview with creator Lena Dunham, who tells Grantland's Bill Simmons about dealing with the backlash against her and the show, how she deals with knowing that her boyfriend once dated Scarlett Johansson, and her run-ins with Howard Stern.

http://bit.ly/1fGjlLo

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If you've ever found yourself scrolling aimlessly through Netflix's catalogue, struggling to find the right movie or TV show to watch, you'll appreciate this faux news item from The Onion on the streaming service's new "Browse Endlessly" plan.

http://bit.ly/1hfxXDC

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