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Did 'True Detective' Kill Off Its Main Character?

July 6th, 2015 9:30am EDT
'True Detective' Review: Musings On 'Maybe Tomorrow'
As suspected, True Detective was never going to be the type of show with the courage to kill off a main character in its second episode. Even though Ray Velcoro is the show’s most—and only—interesting character, that would have been a major, fascinating turning point for the show. It could have raised the very low stakes for the other characters and forced them to shine a bit more.

It doesn’t take long to reveal that Ray was only shot with buckshot, with no more damage than to his piss-soaked clothing. The problem with this sort of fake out is that the show just exposed itself as a show mo...
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Anther 'Strike Back' Flashback Recap From Season 1

July 3rd, 2015 12:01pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: The Downfall of the Trojan Horse, Part
Well, this is it, Strike Back fans. Picking up where last week left off, we've come to the end of Cinemax season one - the conclusion of the year that introduced us to Damien Scott and Michael Stonebridge, and took action-adventure television to a whole new level. In "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 10," it's Section 20 versus Latif one more time for all the marbles, and not everyone's going to like the way it turns out.

The episode opens exactly where the last one ended: with Grant and Latif coming face to face. She wants to shoot him, but Sinclair reminds her that there are still two suicide b...
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Recap: Is 'True Detective' A Shadow Of Its Former Self?

June 29th, 2015 8:47am EDT
'True Detective': 5 Memorable Moments From 'Night Finds You'
Is True Detective a shadow of its former self? So many of the things that made the first season a success have fallen short so far in this season. Everything from the dialogue to the detective dynamics just doesn’t live up to what they once were. And since those were the elements that made True Detective more than just another murder mystery with a famous cast, the show isn’t quite the stand out it used to be. If season 2 had been the introductory season, it probably wouldn’t have the following it originally had.

However, there is still some potential. Ray Velcoro is one of those Rust Cohl...
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Starz ‘Power’ Recap: Ghost Vs. Everybody

June 27th, 2015 10:00pm EDT
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Let’s be honest. Ever since Angela danced her way into Truth last year Ghost’s grip on his empire—legit and otherwise—has loosened. Not only did his club get taken out from under him by his biggest competitor, his mark (RIP Pink Sneakers) got hit by someone else because he’d rather play footsies with Angela than step on the dark side.

Ghost’s efforts to regain control in "Power's" “You’re the Only Person I Can Trust” episode results in a tug-a-war between him and, well, everybody else. To make it plain. There are very few people Ghost can rely on given that his credibility is about as good...
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'Strike Back' Flashback: Season 1, Episode 9

June 26th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: The Downfall Of The Trojan Horse, Part
We're coming down to the home stretch, Strike Back fans. There are just two more episodes to go in our first-season retrospective as we dig into "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 9," which sees Scott and Stonebridge finally closing in on Latif while each of them has to deal with personal developments that they were not prepared for. Because life doesn't wait just because you're trying to save the world.

But this is really serious stuff we're dealing with now, as Latif is testing chemical weapons on human subjects, and Colonel Grant is concerned about the upcoming World Security Summit, which is o...
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Will 'True Detective' Season 2 Live Up To The First Season?

June 22nd, 2015 10:00am EDT
'True Detective' Season 2 Premiere: Ways 'The Western Book Of Th
True Detective’s first season was without a doubt a cultural phenomenon. Rust Cohle’s insane speeches were just as memorable as his flash forward facial hair. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson’s chemistry doubled, as did their career resurgence. But the lackluster ending marred some of the show’s overall shine. True Detective’s second season not only has a lot of live up to. It also has a lot to make up for.

While the show has made a valiant effort to fix some of its worst errors, it’s also lost some of its charm. Replacing the Southern Gothic setting is a familiar Los Angeles locati...
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Starz 'Power' Recap: Is This The End Of Angie And James?

June 20th, 2015 10:00pm EDT
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Try as they might to be a normal couple—jet setting to South Beach to escape New York’s polar vortex—Angela and Ghost’s work follows them like shadows. Tommy brings Kanan further into the drug operation creating more enemies than allies. And Tasha is a part of yet another love triangle.

“Like We’re Any Other Couple” is definitely a game changer of an episode, so far this season. And it’s only the third episode. Makes you wonder what’s in store for the next seven. “Power” fans are predicting Ghost or Tommy might be whacked. The season finale title--"Ghost is Dead"--doesn't sound hopeful. Ho...
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This Week’s 'Strike Back' Flashback!

June 19th, 2015 12:07pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: The Kosovo Hostage Crisis, Part 2
This week on Strike Back, Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are still trying to get themselves and a handful of hostages out of Kosovo, while we debate if there's finally a woman that Scott won't try to sleep with. So many questions, so little time, and so many bullets. So many, many bullets.

It's the morning after everyone's been captured, and Scott's having a moment with Dana, as much as one can have when you're being held prisoner. But then he and Stonebridge decide to use their downtime to interrogate Allen, their purported link to Latif. Allen insists that he's a double agent, and ...
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'GOT' Delivers A Shocking Season 5 Finale

June 15th, 2015 9:28am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Review: Burning Questions From The Season 5 Fi
Every season finale of Game of Thrones leaves us with an overabundance of questions that keep us awake at night until the next season finally premieres. “Mother’s Mercy” was no different. We had everything that makes for a good Game of Thrones finale: battles, introductions of interesting storylines, and shocking deaths. But there were also quite a bit head scratching moments, such as Sansa’s total lack of screen time, the whereabouts of the Tyrells, and why the Sand Snakes continue to exist.

Here are the biggest burning questions from “Mother’s Mercy:”

What’s Next for Sansa and Theon?

T...
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'Power': No Friends On The Street

June 13th, 2015 10:00pm EDT
 Starz 'Power' Recap: Will Angela Snitch On Tommy?
It’s been determined, by shrinks that after a person experiences a trauma it triggers survival mode. Every guard is up as if the threat still exists. In the case of "Power" those threats still do. Ghost’s enemies list widens, Angela makes startling breakthrough in covert investigation of Lobos and Kanan gets a bootyful homecoming in this week’s episode.

Speaking of returns, “Power” isn’t even three episodes into its sophomore season and it’s greenlit for a third. In the words of Jay Z, numbers don’t lie: the season two premiere had record-breaking ratings with 1.43 same-day viewers and a w...
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