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12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To

August 30th, 2014 11:00am EDT
12 Female Television Characters We Can Relate To
It seems like we've turned a corner in the past year or so when it comes to female characters on television. There are not only more women in roles that are robust and meaty, but there are most diverse offerings, making characters that any person can relate to. In honor of television moving forward to create more and better roles for women, here are some of our favorite relatable female characters.

Peggy Olson, "Mad Men"

Peggy Olson wants to be a career woman and she won't let anyone stop her, despite her era's sexist views working against her. Starting out as a secretary at Sterling ...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Summer Finale Recap: 'Someone's Little Sister' - Sealed With A Kiss

August 19th, 2014 9:24am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Summer Finale Recap: 'Someone's Little Si
Exciting, heart-wrenching, and mouth-dropping cliffhangers dominated The Fosters' summer season finale. The Fosters season 2 episode 10, "Someone's Little Sister" revolved around opening a door to another path for Callie. She took one step back from becoming a member of the Fosters family, and one step closer to joining the Quinn household.

My Two Families

Callie visits Rita at her apartment; she sees that Rita is not in great shape. She is on the brink of giving up hope for reestablishing Girls United. At work, Daphne suggests that Callie ask Robert for help with Girls United. Suddenly...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: 'Leaky Faucet' -Irrevocable Damage

August 12th, 2014 9:17am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 9 Recap: 'Leaky Faucet' -Irrevoca
The Fosters season 2 episode 9, 'Leaky Faucet', dealt with fixing the cracks in the Fosters' lives. Some of the damage that plagued the family this week was Callie's inability to trust herself, Brandon's need to forgive Mike and himself, and Mariana letting go of her hatred for Ana. Their messy lives weren't easily repaired, but they took steps toward recovery.

The Road to Recovery

As they help each other fight their addictions, Ana and Mike's bonding continues. Mike tells Ana how he regrets his mistakes with Dani and Brandon. Ana shares that she doesn't think she can amend what she did...
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'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie, The Show, And The Fans

August 11th, 2014 2:03pm EDT
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles': Nickelodeon's Cast On The Movie,
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles power never dies. As the new film conquers the box office, we bring you our chat with some of the team behind Nickelodeon's animated series - the legendary Rob Paulsen (Donatello, pictured above), Greg Cipes (Michaelangelo) and executive producer Ciro Nieli - to discuss the movie, the show, and the passionate fans that still love these heroes on the half shell.

Did they know that a new TMNT feature film was in the works? "It's been five years [since work began on the series]; they didn't start till a few years later on the movie," Ciro told us. "You just kind o...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: 'Girls Reunited' - Girl On Fire

August 5th, 2014 9:16am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 8 Recap: 'Girls Reunited' - Girl
On The Fosters season 2 episode 8, "Girls Reunited," Callie visited some old friends to help her sort through her drama. She helped the girls of Girls United with their community day. The day was designed to ease the community's fears of the girls. However, things quickly go down in flames.

A Date with Disaster

Mariana and Hayley cook dinner for Jesus and Mat. The dinner becomes a train-wreck when the girls start arguing. Jesus reveals that Mariana does know about Ana, a secret she kept from the dance group. Then Mariana calls Hayley out on manipulating Jesus.

Mat reveals to Mariana that...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap:'Mother'-Frankie Foster

July 22nd, 2014 8:29am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap:'Mother'-Frankie Foster
The Fosters' "Mother" episode punched viewers with a big emotional hit. We said goodbye to another beloved member of the Fosters family. The hour also addressed some other impactful subjects, like Callie's rape, Jude's Selective Mutism, and Mike's addiction. This episode of The Fosters did offer some light-hearted storylines to balance the sadness, like Mariana and Jesus trying to sell the infamous bed, bought by Stef's mother, Sharon.

Bedtime

The Adams-Fosters hoped that Lena's pregnancy would go smoothly, but some complications put her temporarily on bed rest. Meanwhile, the moms agreed...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: 'Truth Be Told' - It's All Downhill From Here

July 15th, 2014 9:30am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 5 Recap: 'Truth Be Told' - It's A
"Truth Be Told" things keep getting harder for The Fosters in its second season. Callie and Brandon both faced their past sexual demons. Meanwhile, Jesus' love triangle sucked Mariana into the middle of it. Jude's silence continued to hurt those that love him the most. By the end of this episode of The Fosters, one major mystery finally got resolved: Did Mike kill Ana?

What About Jude

Lena reveals to the Adams-Fosters children that Jude has Selective Mutism. Several characters try to get to the root of it. Connor visits Lena in the Principal's office, where he tells her what happened be...
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LeVar Burton: Remarkable From 'Reading Rainbow' To 'Perception'

July 11th, 2014 12:05pm EDT
LeVar Burton
LeVar Burton may be the closest thing that we have to a superhero in the entertainment industry. On camera, he's a talented actor who always impresses, whether he's playing Paul Haley on TNT's Perception or Doc Greene on The Hub's Transformers Rescue Bots. Off camera, he's beloved by generations as the public face of one of TV's best educational programs, Reading Rainbow, which just raised more than six million dollars to help childhood literacy. And he's also one of the nicest people you could ever meet. LeVar took time out of his busy schedule this week to speak with us about all of his c...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: 'Say Something' - Silencing Jude

July 8th, 2014 8:19am EDT
'The Fosters' Season 2 Episode 4 Recap: 'Say Something' - Silenc
The Fosters season 4 episode 4, "Say Something," dealt with various forms of father involvement. Lena and Stef finally reached a resolution with Timothy about the baby. Callie began a new book with the Quinn family. Connor's problems with his father, and Callie meeting hers, had a traumatic effect on Jude.

Secret Weapon Mariana

The addition of a new African American dance team member causes Mariana to question her place in the group. She asks Lena if clubs are really forced to reach racial quotas, like she heard in the first episode of the season. Lena reveals that there is no such requ...
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Top 9 Famous Kid Robots

July 6th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
Top 9 Famous Kid Robots
There is a new robot in town. Well, if you wanna get technical it’s an android. So it won’t be flexing animatronic guns with these guys or be commanded to solve a murder mystery. But in an already crowded block of steel saviors, this ‘bot stands apart for having a baby face. That’s right. Kid robots, er androids are making a comeback. The newest resident of this small community is Ethan (read more about him below) from “Extant,” which priemeres July 9 on CBS. He comes from a long assembly line of kid ‘bots making TV and movie appearances. So, let’s boot up the memory packs and rewire them t...
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