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Meet 'Strike Back's' Hard Working Producer Michael J. Bassett

7/31/2015 12:01pm EDT
Michael J. Bassett: Meet 'Strike Back's' Master Of Action
On Cinemax's Strike Back, everyone knows that Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott are the dynamic duo who save the world. But you might not be able to name the third man who is the master behind the scenes: series co-executive producer, director and writer Michael J. Bassett. While the characters are being heroes on-screen, he's doing the heavy lifting off it.

We spoke with Michael earlier this month to discuss the development of Strike Back's final season, which premieres tonight, as well as talk about what it was like for him to let go of the series that he helped shape into one of the ...
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Recap: This Week’s 'Suits' Is All About Trust

7/30/2015 9:02am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Privilege' - Breakdown Of Trust
This week's Suits is all about things that are said in confidence and issues of trust, held together by some outstanding guest actors who turn things up another notch. 'Privilege' refers to a new wrench in the relationship between Harvey and his therapist, but they're not the only people figuring out who they can trust and just how much they can trust them.

Picking up generally where the last episode left off, Harvey's still upset about Dr. Agard bringing up his mother and Jessica wants Louis to relax. Mike is surprised that the "new Louis" is quoting Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" ...
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'Strike Back' Fans Won’t Be Disappointed By New Season

7/28/2015 12:01pm EDT
TV Review: 'Strike Back' Cinemax Season 4
Cinemax's Strike Back has set the bar interminably high for not just action series, but the whole of television. Therefore, expectations are deservedly ambitious when it comes to the show's fourth and final season on Cinemax (fifth overall), which premieres this Friday night. When you've been the best for years, you should be going out on a high note.

Fans won't be disappointed by the new season, which sends Sgts. Michael Stonebridge (Philip Winchester) and Damien Scott (Sullivan Stapleton) to yet another new part of the world, setting its initial action in Asia. That's where Col. Locke (R...
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Ed Sheeran Scores Role In Gory Medieval FX Drama

7/28/2015 9:47am EDT
Ed Sheeran Joins Kurt Sutter Series 'The Bastard Executioner'
Ed Sheeran just scored a winning role in FX's new drama series, "The Bastard Executioner."

The "Thinking Out Loud" singer has been confirmed to star in the series by Entertainment Weekly.

Sheeran has signed on to the gory medieval drama’s debut season in a recurring role.

"The Bastard Executioner" is the newest outing from "Sons of Anarchy" creator Kurt Sutter.

The story follows a 14th-century knight (Stephen Moyer) who becomes an executioner.

The 'Thinking Out Loud' singer modestly revealed that he scored the gig because the show is penned by pal Kurt Sutter

In an interview with Tor...
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'Major Crimes' Has A Major Guest Star This Week

7/27/2015 12:09pm EDT
Alan Ruck Drops Into TNT's 'Major Crimes'
TNT's Major Crimes has a major guest star this week: Alan Ruck (The Whispers), who drops into the police department as a potentially corrupt FBI agent that Captain Raydor and her team are forced to collaborate with. Needless to say, a good time will not be had by all.

Starpulse connected with Alan on Friday to preview his less than pleasant character and talk about how much fun it is to play the guy that people don't have to like. "It's a blast," he laughed. "Maybe it's just because I'm getting older now, [but] I'm getting to play more jerks and creeps."

Indeed, there are no nice words to...
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'True Detective' Continues Its Hot Streak

7/27/2015 9:28am EDT
'True Detective' Review: The Incredible Improvement Of 'Church I
If you ignore every Vince Vaughn scene that’s not with Colin Farrell, this season of True Detective isn’t actually that bad. His acting is beyond terrible, shooting for some sort of brooding but really getting a sort of monotone acting that’s usually reserved for community theater. The other characters have gotten more and more interesting, especially as they delve into the case and get closer to each other. But Frank’s issues, such as whether or not he’ll adopt a child, are boring, poorly written, and badly acted. Every time he’s on screen, the tension dissipates.

It’s really too bad, bec...
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'The Strain' Might Be Suffering From Crappy Kid Syndrome

7/26/2015 10:55pm EDT
The Strain
What is it with crappy kids in the middle of an undead apocalypse? The Walking Dead has Carl. No one likes Carl. When people are legitimately hoping the little kid gets torn in half by ravenous zombies, you may have a serious problem.

It looks like The Strain is creeping towards that same problem. Three episodes in, and I would not mind at all if Zach got eaten by vampires. Or plowed into by a bus. Is that horrible to admit? Probably, but it's not a problem The Strain had last season. All we've seen of Zach so far is running off by himself, throwing tantrums and smashing his dad's lab equi...
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'Hannibal' Recap: Hannibal Behind Bars

7/26/2015 7:06am EDT
Hannibal TV Series
Ahh, another Saturday Hannibal. It's a little awkward to upend your Saturday night plans to watch serial killers carve innocent families to pieces, but if NBC's exiling everyone's favorite killer to the doldrums, to the doldrums we shall follow.

And so much has changed since last Saturday. "The Great Red Dragon" continues after a three year time jump. Will is happily married and has a stepson. We don't see much of them together, but he genuinely seems like a standup, normal dad.

I'm guessing that'll change now that Will's done his lightbulb-swinging-in-front-of-the-camera "this is my desi...
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Starz ‘Power’ Recap: The G Is Silent In Ghost

7/25/2015 10:00pm EDT
Power
Hey, Ghost. Come a little closer. Okay, not that close I’m not Angela. Okay, don’t back up that far. I’m not Tasha either. Listen very carefully. You. Are. No. Longer. In. Control. Tommy and Tasha have said it a million times, but I’ll put it in simpler terms. The puppeteer (yes, Ghost…that was you) has become the puppet.

Your strings are being pulled by Tasha—you can’t even screw Angela without her directives bouncing up and down in your head like a basketball on hardwood—because she’s still your ride or die chick. And about the only one that’s got somewhat of a blueprint on how to get a ...
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Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years

7/25/2015 12:01pm EDT
Nicki Clyne Looks Back On Her 'Battlestar Galactica' Years
Next week, the Battlestar Galactica community will be coming together for Galacticon, a celebration of one of TV's most memorable sci-fi franchises. That includes actress Nicki Clyne, who played the fan favorite role of Cally in the 2004 edition of BSG, and who joined Starpulse recently to look back on her Battlestar experience.

"Having so many of the BSG gang together at GalactiCon is definitely the most exciting thing for me; it’s basically a family reunion for us," Nicki told us. "No matter that we live in different places or have moved on to other endeavors, we share something truly sp...
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