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Critic’s corner: What’s on TV Sunday

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CRITIC’S CORNER

By Sarah Rodman

Game of Thrones 9 p.m., HBO

Yes, there are dragons and a type of zombie and people who can see through the eyes of animals on this show. But at its grimy, fantastical core it is a drama, and much of its cast does a bang-up job of making viewers invest in what happens in Westeros. In last week’s installment, perhaps no one did so more effectively than Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (above), the normally irreverent Jaime Lannister. With the exception of justifiable critic’s favorite Peter Dinklage, this isn’t the kind of series that nets Emmy nominations for actors, but Coster-Waldau’s chilling, poignant, weary monologue about killing the “mad king” before the king could gruesomely slaughter his own people was a truly riveting piece of acting.

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Mad Men 10 p.m., AMC

Last week’s episode, which used as its backdrop the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., covered some interesting territory for the show and also, probably unintentionally, served as a form of meta-commentary for those who have criticized the series for not delving more deeply into the civil rights movement. If that awkward hug between Joan and Dawn was any indication, perhaps the writers are subliminally trying to tell us something about story ideas that don’t come naturally?

The Amazing Race 8 p.m., CBS


Fight to the finish.

Married to Medicine 9 p.m., Bravo

Online spinoff: “Wed to Web M.D.”

Revenge 9 p.m., ABC

Let’s try this again.

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