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'Law & Order SVU': Ray Rice Themed Episode: No More

November 20th, 2014 10:26am EST
'Law & Order SVU' Recap: Ray Rice Themed Episode: No More
Has everyone recovered from last week’s “Chicago Crossover” episodes? I hope so because it’s back to “SVU’s” regularly scheduled headline-swiping episodes.

In “SVU’s” 9th episode “Spousal Privilege,” the detectives tackle (no pun intended) a pro-footballer that may be abusing his girlfriend. The whole episode is pretty vague in terms of how often the abuse occurs, mainly because the baby mama Paula (Meagan Good) refuses to admit it’s happening, until she doesn’t have a choice.

An online image-infused bulletin board, you know the one that posted the celebs leaked nude pics, posted security...
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'Arrow': 10 Heart-Wrenching Moments From 'Draw Back Your Bow'

November 20th, 2014 10:06am EST
Arrow
Do we have an overarching storyline for this season of "Arrow" yet? Season one was Robert Queen's little black book and the Dark Archer, while season two was Slade Wilson's revenge. Season three seems like it'll hinge on Sara's murder in the same way, except that story seems to have faltered recently.

Roy's innocent (well, innocent of Sara's murder, anyway), and the case has gone cold. We're closing in on the season's halfway point- things should hopefully pick up soon, and we'll see just what "Arrow" has planned for the long haul.

But for now, a villain-of-the-week story like "Draw Back...
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'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.': A How-to Guide To Alien Superweapons

November 19th, 2014 11:27am EST
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Is it too early to say that "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is on a roll after finally telling us what that alien gobbledygook was?

Aw hell, let's say it: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is on a roll. May it never end.

And from last week, we've upgraded from discovering one secret to discovering 800 billion. In no particular order, let's lay out what "The Things We Bury" taught us about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s current situation:

The Diviner is not a weapon.

The Diviner is a tool to end humanity (except for a select few), from long long ago.

The Diviner holds something even more powerful inside it.

The sec...
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'The Flash' Recap: Childhood Bullies Suck - 'The Flash Is Born'

November 19th, 2014 9:17am EST
The Flash
Let's all give a big round of applause to Tony Woodward, aka Girder (even if the CW's version doesn't go by that name; instead, "Girder" is a funky-looking training robot of Cisco's design), for being one of the most simple-minded supervillains anyone's seen in a long, long time.

In "The Flash is Born," Woodward's first act as a supervillain is to steal beer, a bright yellow Humvee, a couple ATMs, and go joyriding. His second and third acts, admittedly, are to beat the unholy hell out of Barry Allen (now that's a supervillain), but after that he's back to his old charms.

He kidnaps Iris- ...
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'Sleepy Hollow' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Mama'

November 18th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Mama'
Abbie Takes Center Stage

Most of season two has centered on Ichabod, Katrina, their elderly son, and their marital issues. Part of the reason the season has been less successful than the first is due to Abbie taking a backseat to these less than interesting plots. Even Ichabod, a once great character, has become a repetitive, cliché joke.

Luckily “Mama” addresses the concern early on by giving Ichabod a cold, having Hawley trick him into taking a sleep aid (aka the one good thing Hawley has ever done), and keeping him off-screen for most of the episode. Without him around to make the apoc...
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'The Walking Dead': 10 Badass Moments From 'Consumed'

November 17th, 2014 8:58am EST
'The Walking Dead' Review: 10 Badass Moments From 'Consumed'
The past few episodes didn’t quite capture the excitement of the opening ones. With the group once again split up, it’s tough to care for a full hour about characters that haven’t had enough time or emotional resonance to carry an episode. “Consumed” is proof that episodes where the group is split off can work and be shining examples of what the show should be.

First, the collection of characters is perfect. Daryl and Carol are two of the show’s most popular and interesting characters, both of which still have pasts to explore. Previous episodes featuring Beth and Abraham as the leads were...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'City Of Love' - Terrorism In Paris

November 16th, 2014 9:10am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'City Of Love' - Ter
They say Paris is the "City of Love." After this week's second episode of Transporter: The Series, we can also call it the city that we messed up a little bit through Frank Martin's latest adventure. At least, we very nearly blew the place up and we definitely caused a few moments of panic. Keeps things interesting, doesn't it?

It doesn't start that way, though. When Frank is not doing his part to indirectly make the world a better place, he's inviting Juliette over for dinner. Several drinks later, they're having another conversation in which neither of them is telling the complete truth,...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'The General's Daughter' - Back To The Beginning

November 16th, 2014 9:04am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'The General's Daugh
No, this is not that movie with John Travolta and James Cromwell. Nor is it an episode of Birds of Prey, despite the presence of Rachel Skarsten. This week's first episode of Transporter: The Series is better than both those things, even though it's clearly one of the first episodes in the entire series order.

Frank's day gets off to a glamorous start in an empty parking garage, because absolutely nothing good ever happens in an empty parking garage. For example, here's an SUV that rolls up and starts shooting, leaving Frank to throw an innocent bystander across his lap while he tries to m...
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'Constantine' Recap: Rundown on 'Feast of Friends'

November 15th, 2014 10:02am EST
'Constantine' Review: Rundown on 'Feast of Friends'
“A Feast of Friends” was hyped to be the episode that would finally grab the majority of the audience and prove worthy of their time. Producer Daniel Cerone even claimed the episode to be the “show at its pinnacle and it just sort of set the bar of everything we hope this show can be and can do.” That’s certainly a lot of excitement to live up to. Did this episode do just that? Did it showcase the potential of the entire series?

All in all it was a pretty successful episode, as part of the entire mythos of the Constantine world and as a standalone saga. While the show still hasn’t quite fo...
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‘Grey's Anatomy' Recap: 'Second Chances'

November 14th, 2014 9:20am EST
Grey's Anatomy
In “Grey’s Anatomy’s” penultimate episode “Could We Start Again, Please?” the docs tackle whether or not second chances are deserved for present and past mistakes.

The episode opens with a pre-teen Derek studiously reading while his lil sis Amelia plays close by at their dad’s general store. Then in walks a thug with a gun that he aims at Derek’s dad head.

Back to present day where Meredith and Maggie are hustling to treat incoming patients that were in a burning house. To kickoff the episode of penance Mer apologizes for being MIA for her own dinner party last night. Maggie shrugs it off...
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