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Should ‘Hannibal’s’ Third Season Have Followed The Books So Closely?

8/30/2015 10:06pm EDT
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That’s it, folks. Hannibal’s over. It’s been a good run (phenomenal, really) and there are roughly 800,000 questions I’ve got after witnessing “The Wrath of the Lamb’s” final blood orgy of a cliffhanger (a literal cliffhanger, no less). But here’s the question that I think is most pressing:

Should Hannibal have clung so closely to Thomas Harris's novels this season?

This year’s been quite the departure from Hannibal season past. Those first two years started with the obvious broad strokes Thomas Harris provided (characters, settings, etc) and built their very own framework. The more exact...
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'Strike Back' Episode 35 Recap: It's All About Getting Even

8/29/2015 9:06am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 35' - Everyone's A Liab
Considering the heartbreaking way in which last week's episode ended, it's no surprise that this week's episode of Strike Back is all about getting even - and Section 20 isn't waiting for their opportunity. Scott and Stonebridge are taking the fight to the North Koreans, going behind enemy lines with the intent of burning everything to the ground. But have they finally gotten in over their heads?

"Episode 35" opens with our heroes in the back of a truck, in the middle of sneaking their way across the border. We step backward in time just enough to see Scott mourning his most recent loss, a...
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Byronn Mann Gives The Scoop On 'Hell On Wheels' Midseason Finale

8/29/2015 8:13am EDT
Byron Mann Previews Tonight's 'Hell On Wheels' Midseason Finale
Tonight marks the midseason finale for AMC's railroad drama Hell on Wheels, and with things coming to a head, Starpulse checked in with Byron Mann - who joined the series this season as Chang - to find out what we can expect and what it's been like for him to be part of what will be the last season.

"I can tell you that things are only going to escalate and intensify regarding Cullen Bohannon, regarding Chang, regarding Mei Fong," Byron teased. "Things are going to escalate significantly in a bad way.

"Things with The Swede are also going to escalate. Things are going to get bad," he cont...
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Will Yun Lee Brings His Awesome Villain Talent To ‘Strike Back’ Tonight

8/28/2015 12:05pm EDT
Will Yun Lee Adds Even More Muscle To 'Strike Back'
When your central villain is played by Michelle Yeoh, the guy working opposite her had better be equally talented. Strike Back doubled down on the awesome villain casting when it hired Will Yun Lee, who joins the Cinemax drama tonight as Kwon, another agent from North Korea who will give Scott and Stonebridge even more to worry about.

We caught up with Will earlier this season to talk about his presence in an already action-packed show, what he took away from the experience, and how the action on Strike Back stacks up compared to working on projects like Hawaii Five-0 and The Wolverine.

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'Rookie Blue' Recap: 'Breaking Up The Band'

8/28/2015 9:57am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Breaking Up The Band' - Say Goo
Since everything we'd been waiting for happened during last week's Rookie Blue, this week's episode is centered around dealing with the aftermath. Whether it's office politics or relationship ones, "Breaking Up The Band" tosses in drama like some people toss a salad.

In case you forgot, Marlo had her baby last week, so this week Sam is on father duty. This once again makes Andy snippy, and she leaves him with the kid to go drinking at the Penny, where Juliet finds her. "We had plans, Sam and I," Andy tells Juliet, wondering aloud how she's supposed to marry her fiancee "in the middle of al...
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Here's The Story Behind That Song On 'Suits' Finale

8/27/2015 10:15am EDT
What Was That Song At The End Of The 'Suits' Finale?
Suits fans have been buzzing about the song that closed out last night's shocking midseason finale - and with good reason. That tune you heard is "When I Go" by Keaton Simons, and we've got the story behind how it ended up on the hit series during one of the show's most important moments.

As it turns out, Suits has been experimenting with Keaton's music for a couple of seasons and found a number of songs they love and were a great thematic fit, but each time they didn’t cut in such a way as to showcase the material - until now.

"When I Go" is written by Keaton Simons, Smith Carlson and La...
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Find Out What Went Down In 'Suits' Midseason Finale

8/27/2015 9:03am EDT
'Suits' Midseason Finale Recap And Review: 'Faith' - Time To Say
Suits has developed a reputation for delivering game-changing finales, and it's particularly enjoyed putting the screws to its characters this season, so you had to expect sparks from the midseason finale. But with "Faith," the show goes all in, basically calling its own bluffs and definitively altering how it goes forward from here on out.

But first, it's time for another flashback, except this one's about Mike. He finds his grandmother distraught downstairs in the family home, and she has to break the news that his parents didn't come home - they were killed in the car accident that we k...
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5 Actors Who Should Join Pearson Specter Litt

8/26/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Suits': Five Other Actors Who Should Join Pearson Specter Litt
Tonight is the midseason finale for Suits, and most of the problems so far have been caused by Jack Soloff (John Pyper-Ferguson), a character who's worked at Pearson Specter Litt but never been seen before season five. That made us wonder: who else could pop up within the building? Furthermore, who else would we want to?

Check out our list of five actors that we think would make great attorneys at Pearson Specter Litt if the Suits writers ever need another recurring or guest star to emerge from the woodwork, and leave your hiring recommendations in the comments at the end of this article. ...
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‘Hannibal’ Recap: ‘The Number Of The Beast’ Is Total Nightmare Fuel

8/23/2015 10:55pm EDT
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Hannibal’s always maintained a very delicate balance. One chunk of the show maintains that snail-slow art film vibe where characters spout mystical-sounding metaphors at each other. And then the other chunk produces some of the nastiest, most stomach-churning gore on TV.

“The Number of the Beast is 666…” last night’s second-to-last (sob) episode of Hannibal, felt like one of the first times the show really whiffed on that balance. This hour felt slow, right? Like, ponderously, upsettingly slow? At least until the last fifteen minutes or so, when the Red Dragon started rippin' lips and turn...
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'Strike Back': Michelle Lukes On Julia Richmond's Last Stand

8/22/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Strike Back': Michelle Lukes On Julia Richmond's Last Stand
Julia Richmond has long been at the heart of Cinemax's Strike Back, as the show's most well-known and longest tenured female character. But after last night's jaw-dropping plot twist after Richmond fought to thwart the North Koreans, things will never be the same again for the members of Section 20 or fans of the series.

Before the episode aired, Starpulse spoke to Richmond's portrayer Michelle Lukes about her character's arc in the final season, the relationship between Richmond and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), and what it meant to her to hang up her dog tags.

SPOILER ALERT: If you have n...
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