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Review: 'Making a Murderer' picks up trail under glare of spotlight

The frenzy stirred by "Making a Murderer" adds an extra dimension to its 10-episode follow-up, to the extent the original docu-series and the fallout from it becomes a significant part of the story. The result is an equally dense, engrossing look into the next phase for Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey, the two men convicted -- under questionable circumstances -- in the murder of Teresa Halbach.

'The X-Files' finale marks likely end to long search for truth

"The X-Files" has been a hard franchise to kill over the last 25 years, so when it comes to "X" marking "the end," well, never say never. But with Gillian Anderson having served notice that she's done -- no, honestly, really this time -- Wednesday's season finale likely spells the finish for the show as we've known it, and provided welcome elements of closure, however rushed and flat-out goofy some of them felt.