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'The Mindy Project' Recap: Blind Dates, Double Dates, Online Dates

November 26th, 2014 11:02am EST
The Mindy Project
What’s most impressive about tonight’s episode is how tightly plotted it is and how uniform the themes are. Usually, there is a clearly an A plot and a B plot and maybe a few little one liners for the cast. Tonight’s plots are interweaved together, showcasing these cartoonish characters as being more of family than anything else.

Annette is overbearing, over involved and judgmental, and Mindy does a great job of putting up with her. But when she interrupts her erotica bath with Danny, it’s another final straw that makes Mindy decide to take action. That means setting Annette up with a very...
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'Awkward' 5 OMG Moments From Season 4 Finale

November 26th, 2014 8:43am EST
'Awkward' 5 OMG Moments From Season 4 Finale
Is your jaw still on the floor? Mine is too, alongside my TV remote that I threw at my 35” (don’t worry, I throw like a girl) after “Awkward” aired its final scene. I think I speak for everyone when I write this: can Jatty happen, already. Please “Awkward” writers’ with sugar on top? Other than Jatty’s status still stalled, “Awkward’s” season 4 finale was jam packed with OMG, WTF and No Way moments and I list Every. Single. Shocker. So, without further ado below are the five cliffhangers from “Sprang Break, Pt. 2) that you’ll be obsessing over till season 5.

Val Swims with Sharks

Remember...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Goes Postal

November 24th, 2014 10:48am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake Goes Postal
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" been going crazy with the guest stars, hasn't it? Kyra Sedgwick. Eva Longoria. Stephen Root and Sandra Bernhard. Now, add Ed Helms to this prestigious list of semi-important "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" players.

In "USPIS," Helms is Jack Danger, a big shot federal agent who's actually the exact opposite of all the things "big shot" and "federal agent" imply.

Danger (disappointment #1- it's pronounced "Donger") is a smarmy pencil-pusher who believes, in his heart of hearts, that he's the action hero his job title implies. Also, that the United States Postal Inspection Servic...
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'The Mindy Project': Diary Of A Mad Indian Woman

November 19th, 2014 12:07pm EST
The Mindy Project
If there was an episode for Mindy Kaling to submit to the Emmys, it should be this one. Sure, there are episodes that showcase her character’s amazing chemistry and romance with Danny Castellano, or where she spars against Annette Castellano or wingman for Peter. But this episode is a welcome change to the season three Mindy formula. Mindy’s a doctor again and finally, finally, there is a crack in TV’s best relationship since Tammy and Coach Taylor.

Mindy, equipped with a brand new hair-do courtesy of a dead woman, wants Danny to spend more time at her place, which is an apartment full of...
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Laura Spencer Doubles Her Success In 'Big Bang Theory' And 'Bones'

November 19th, 2014 12:05pm EST
Laura Spencer Doubles Her Success In 'Big Bang Theory' And 'Bone
What's better than a recurring part on one hit TV show? How about recurring parts on two hit TV shows?

That's what's happened for actress Laura Spencer, who not only plays Raj's girlfriend Emily Sweeney on CBS's The Big Bang Theory, but also wears the lab coat of intern Jessica Warren on FOX's Bones. That means on any given Thursday, more than 20 million TV viewers could be seeing her.

We caught up with Laura last week to get a little dish on each series, talk about how she pulls off double duty, and ask her how she's going to program her DVR on Thursday nights.

After all, what's a girl ...
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‘Awkward’ Recap: 6 Things You Need To Know About 'Sprang Break'

November 19th, 2014 8:45am EST
Awkward
Heeeyyyy party people, spring break’s here!! Grab the cooler, your two-piece beach suit and join the Palos Hills crew for “Awkward’s” penultimate episode “Sprang Break, Pt. 1” before the season finale. Here are six things you need to know before watching the upcoming season finale.

1. Jenna’s College Bound

J-Dawg has finally, finally landed in a four-year U that is all too happy to have her, or at the very least accepted her. Yayyy, Jenna. But take note, kiddies don’t be too eager to celebrate. Especially if you’re being stopped by the Mexican police for speeding (looking at you, Lacey). ...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Celebrate Thanksgiving With An Anthrax Scare!

November 17th, 2014 9:38am EST
Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Thanksgiving means so many things to the 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' precinct. Some love their turkey day (and insist it ONLY be referred to as "Turkey Day"- thanks Boyle) while others deride the holiday and think turkey tastes like napkins.

But no one gets the holiday they wanted this year once a package of unidentified white powder ends up at the station.

It's an anthrax scare Thanksgiving! And worse, Captain Holt and Seargent Terry are out on other business, and for some terrible reason they've left Jake in charge (in any other circumstance, Amy would leap at the opportunity to sit in Holt's ...
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'Supernatural': 200th Episode Was A Testament To Show's Creativity

November 12th, 2014 11:28am EST
Supernatural - 200th Episode Fan Fiction
It's almost to impossible to think that a little horror show with just two leads that was wavered on cancellation for three consecutive seasons in a row would soldier on to celebrate 200 episodes. With last night's "Fan Fiction," it joins a pantheon of shows lucky enough to last 10 seasons and beyond. "Supernatural" has aired on every weeknight, outlasted the network that created it, and outlived other mainstream successes like "How I Met Your Mother," "Buffy The Vampire Slayer," and "The Sopranos." And it has done it all with virtually no promotion.

How is that possible? Episode 200, ...
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'The Mindy Project' Recap: We Need To Talk About Annette

November 12th, 2014 11:06am EST
'The Mindy Project' Season 3 Episode 7 Recap: We Need To Talk Ab
"We Need To Talk About Annette” is one of Mindy’s finer episodes by far because it pits Mindy versus Annette against one another. Are the Mindy writers taking from the Annette well a little too much? Possibly. But pitting these two against each other doesn’t feel tired yet.

What’s interesting about this episode is that it sets itself up to be about some more soul searching for Mindy. Through Annette’s shoplifting crimes, maybe Mindy will learn stealing is bad. Instead we are reminded that Mindy is petty, but loyal and that she really doesn’t change. She’s the perfect foil for another woman...
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‘Awkward’ Recap ‘Over the Hump’

November 12th, 2014 8:37am EST
Awkward
What’s that old saying about sticking to the old, tried and true and rejecting someone/something new? Thinking…thinking…Got it! “Familiarity breeds contempt.” It’s “Awkward” overarching theme in “Over the Hump.”

The ep opens with down-on-her-luck Jenna ruminating over the cold hard fact she has yet to get a big envelope from a college and it’s nearing spring break. Lacey has the perfect pick-me-up: Ally rented a beach house in Mexico for spring break in honor of Sadie getting into Columbia University.

Jenna says she’d rather wallow in her self-pity than attend a Sadie-based party. Lacey t...
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