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USA Network Is Searching for a New Identity — Will It Find One in ‘Satisfaction’?

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The backyard of the Satisfaction set is indoors, which makes it immediately disorienting. The trees look real from afar, but up close it’s obvious that they’re one-dimensional. There are real leaves on the ground, but the grass is artificial turf. All television sets are optical illusions, yet Satisfaction’s, in Atlanta, seems more like a lie than most — which is fitting considering the subject matter. The murky drama follows the troubled relationship of a married couple, examining the ever-increasing list of lies that surround their family, threatening to tear it apart at any second. It looks like it could be the next brooding Sunday-night AMC hit, but it’s actually premiering on USA today.
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Awe-Inspiring Music Based on Classic Fantasy Stories

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Game of Thrones is back this week, and we’re celebrating its return by raising our pitchers of mead and embarking on a week-long feast of all things fantastic (which we mean, of course, in the traditional/geeky sense of “related to the fantasy genre”). Of course, it wouldn’t be a proper party without some music for the bards to play, so we’re commencing the week with a bumper selection of songs and albums inspired by classic fantasy stories. Join us as we put on our robe and wizard hat and set out on an epic quest to create the ultimate sword-and-sorcery playlist!

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