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'Under The Dome' Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: Egg Hunts, Earthquakes And A Slight Wintry Mix

September 2nd, 2014 10:09am EDT
'Under The Dome' Season 2, Episode 10 Recap: Egg Hunts, Earthqua
Oh, "Under the Dome." You crazy, magnificent bastard. You're like the uncle who shows up every Thanksgiving with a sack of pigeon carcasses and a cheery toothless grin. Frightening, unnecessary and potentially dangerous to your well-being, but he's so much fun you keep inviting him over every year.

And you've been on a roll lately- ever since a handful of characters were jettisoned outside the Dome and into the harsh conditions of human civilization, you've been playing fast and loose, and upping the insanity every week.

Now, with "The Fall," and the relocation of all those characters bac...
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'Teen Wolf' Season 4 Episode 11 Recap: Less Teen Melodrama, Please

September 2nd, 2014 8:37am EDT
Teen Wolf
After last week’s pretty disappointing “Monstrous,” Teen Wolf delivers a more character-focused episode that still leaves me feeling a little empty inside.

Maybe we’ve been spoiled for the past few season of Teen Wolf, but it’s generally around this time that the plot and energy kind of explodes into what I can only describe as 44 minutes of the characters scrambling around to dubstep as they try and find their footing. The stakes were always raised and they were always based in character. You can actually trace it back all the way to the beginning. In fact, I will break down penultimate e...
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'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Cookie Blows the Lid off of 'Ray Donovan'- And Also a Character or Two

September 1st, 2014 10:25am EDT
'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap: Cookie Blows the Lid of
Why, "Ray Donovan?" Why? Why do you do this to us?

Why do you trudge through seven episodes of ineffectual sludge, only for now- in "Sunny," the eighth episode of the season- to actually give us an undeniably terrific villain.

It's the same thing the show did last year. There was a bunch of jibber-jabber that didn't amount to much, and then in the latter half of the season- whoooooosh. Here's James Woods, to swoop in and terrorize the last couple episodes; a Big Bad that appeared out of nowhere and suffered greatly for the lack of introduction.

Now, Cookie Brown is doing the same. Had Co...
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'The Strain' Season 1, Episode 8 Recap: Insert Boxcutter, Remove Worm

September 1st, 2014 9:01am EDT
The Strain
Every television show in existence must do a bottle episode- it is written in the great cosmic TV code. Whether bound by a low budget (a "bottle episode" being an episode of a TV show that's filmed almost entirely in a single location) or just a sense of "hey, wouldn't it be cool if the whole cast was stuck in a walk-in freezer for a full hour?" the bottle episode must come.

"The Strain" is no different. Once "Creatures of the Night" gets going, it never leaves the confines of a lonely gas station convenience store (well, technically some people leave, but there's a 50% survival rate for t...
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'Masters Of Sex Recap:' The Best Moments From 'Mirror Mirror'

September 1st, 2014 8:25am EDT
'Masters Of Sex Recap:' The Best Moments From 'Mirror Mirror'
Here are a few of the top moments from a slow, but pivotal episode of Masters of Sex:

Christian Borle as Frank Mason

Tony winning Christian Borle, best known for his role on “Smash,” joins the cast of “Masters of Sex” as Frank Mason, a former medical school peer who has come from Kansas City with his wife to help get pregnant. The vibe between the two men is awkward from the start, with mentions of writing each other letters and an unspoken rift. Bill has never been the type of person to have friends, so the man’s presence is ominous throughout the episode, as Virginia and Betty try to gu...
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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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'Motive' Season Finale Recap And Review: 'For You I Die' - Angie's Past Is Revealed

August 28th, 2014 9:04am EDT
'Motive' Season Finale Recap And Review: 'For You I Die' - Angie
In the season finale of Motive, we finally get answers about the League of Nations trial slash Angie's past subplot that's been running through the whole cycle. Unfortunately, somebody really cool has to die for that to happen. We're just going to guess there's more than 30 seconds of Warren Christie in this episode.

The story begins not in the present day, with a flashback to the fateful call Angie and Cross responded to ten years ago. It's a domestic disturbance with Alfonso Dyer holding his wife at gunpoint. There's no right way out of this situation, and it ends with both Alfonso and h...
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6 Bombshell Discoveries From ‘Extant’s’ Double Episodes’

August 27th, 2014 6:35pm EDT
6 Bombshell Discoveries From ‘Extant’s’ Double Episodes’
Double the episodes, double the trouble for Molly, which was made all the more apparent by the major bombshells dropped on last week’s bundle episodes 7 and 8 (“More in Heaven and Earth” and “Incursion”)and the explosive discoveries just keep coming if you peeped the promo for tonight’s “Extant event.” But let’s focus on what we already know: Molly’s major alien baby drama, Ethan’s rapid transition to being a real boy and Julie’s beau’s hidden agenda. Where should we start?

1.Ethan’s Better Than You- John’s constant attempts at turning Ethan into a human boy have been, for the most part, f...
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'Under the Dome' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap: Spirals, Spirals Everywhere

August 26th, 2014 8:12am EDT
Under the Dome
Put aside that Emmy chatter for a moment. It's time for a series that couldn't win an Emmy if there was an entirely separate ceremony just for shows about domes.

It's "Under the Dome" time, people. And in true "Under the Dome" form, this week's episode- "The Red Door"- was both charmingly stupid and stupidly fun.

Let us begin.

"The Red Door" is an exciting hour, but one of the side effects of introducing an entirely new setting (the great Domeless; the outside world) is that we've got all kinds of players scattered across a vastly increased landscape. Luckily, the episode ties everyone ...
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2014 Emmy Predictions: Can 'Orange' Topple 'Modern Family' & Who Will Win Outstanding Drama?

August 25th, 2014 4:02pm EDT
2014 Emmy Predictions: Can 'Orange' Topple 'Modern Family' & Who
Last year, even more than usual, there were a lot of head-scratchers when the Emmys were handed out. Who expected the victors to include Jeff Daniels, Bobby Cannavale and Merritt Wever? (She sure didn’t. To quote her acceptance speech: “Thank you so much. Thank you so much. I gotta go. Bye.”) It served as a reminder that at the Emmys, anything can happen.

Nevertheless, here are some fearless predictions about who will take home the gold on Monday evening at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Comedy Series

Nominees: “The Big Bang Theory,” “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange is the...
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