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'Mulaney' Recap: 'Patriot Acts'

November 24th, 2014 11:55am EST
Mulaney
About a month ago, “Mulaney” had its season episode order cut down from 16 to 13, and it has now switched time slots with “Bob’s Burgers,” which leaves it vulnerable to being pre-empted by football. Its ratings have been rather dire, so barring any miraculous turnaround or unusually kind treatment from Fox executives, this could very well be the one and only season of this sitcom. The show has been improving, so it remains worth watching, if only to witness an experiment of the work of several talented people not quite working out.

The show’s last half hour was the best so far, displayin...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake Goes Postal

November 24th, 2014 10:48am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake Goes Postal
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" been going crazy with the guest stars, hasn't it? Kyra Sedgwick. Eva Longoria. Stephen Root and Sandra Bernhard. Now, add Ed Helms to this prestigious list of semi-important "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" players.

In "USPIS," Helms is Jack Danger, a big shot federal agent who's actually the exact opposite of all the things "big shot" and "federal agent" imply.

Danger (disappointment #1- it's pronounced "Donger") is a smarmy pencil-pusher who believes, in his heart of hearts, that he's the action hero his job title implies. Also, that the United States Postal Inspection Servic...
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'The Walking Dead': 10 Badass Moments From 'Crossed'

November 24th, 2014 9:40am EST
The Walking Dead
“Crossed” proves that episodes that feature all of the characters are stronger than the episodes featuring one group at a time. Last week’s jaunt with Carol and Daryl was great, but we also had to endure Beth and Abraham’s episodes in order to get to it. These standalone episodes probably have more to do with filming schedules than creative opportunities, but they’re to the detriment of the show. In “Crossed” there was plenty of time for each of the groups: Rick’s group, those left at the church, Abraham’s dawdlers, and the hospital crew. Most of the characters got a moment to shine, even o...
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'Homeland's' Latest Is Very Intense

November 24th, 2014 8:35am EST
'Homeland' Recap Season 4 Episode 9: Latest Episode Is Beyond In
Previously - Everyone had a heart attack and died because this show is too intense.

You know how the ABC marketing team promos Scandal’s winter finale as this big deal where pulses will be pounded and none of us will ever be the same? Well, I’ve pulled this chair out for them so they can have a seat. They are the generic brand of suspenseful TV drama when compared to Homeland. I’m probably more into this show right now than my marriage (To the other Mr. Harvey: I kid, I kid!) because this “Brody who?” season 4 is killing it. Last night’s “winter finale” had me literally BELLOWING at the TV...
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‘SNL’ Recap: Cameron Diaz/Mark Ronson And Bruno Mars

November 24th, 2014 8:20am EST
'Saturday Night Live' Season 40, Episode 7 Review: Cameron Diaz/
When people look back through the annals of “SNL,” this episode may go down as the one when the Season 40 cast fully discovered its confidence. But since episodes are usually cataloged by the guests, this one might be hard to identify, because the guests did not do anything spectacular. Mark Ronson and Bruno Mars came in and performed a couple of songs, while host Cameron Diaz did not have any showcase performances. She gamely slotted in to whatever role she was needed in, but this episode was about the likes of Leslie Jones, Kyle Mooney, Aidy Bryant, and Beck Bennett asserting themselve...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'Cherchez La Femme' - A Stunning Season Finale

November 23rd, 2014 9:08am EST
Transporter: The Series
You know how season finales always want to be big, bad and better than ever? Transporter: The Series is all that and then some as it finishes out its first cycle. It delivers the spectacle of a season ender - including some of the finest action to be broadcast on television - and underneath that there's equally brilliant acting. It all comes together almost perfectly in the best finale you could ask for.

Frank's last package is an upstart hacker who goes by the street name Jet (played by Chelsea Hobbs); she's run off on her client, and he's been hired to retrieve her. As he completes deliv...
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'Transporter: The Series' Recap: 'Give The Guy A Hand' - Somebody's Last Laugh

November 23rd, 2014 9:01am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'Give The Guy A Hand
Transporter: The Series is closing in on its destination, and it's finishing up the season almost exactly as it began the run: by mixing up a cocktail somewhere between nerve-wracking and not so serious. With "Give the Guy a Hand," things are more for laughs and there isn't any real shock value unless you haven't seen a literal hand before. But there's the usual amount of first-class fights and a reminder that certain geographic locations may be hazardous to your health.

The last time Frank Martin was in Toronto, there was a fight and then a hockey game broke out. After this, maybe he shou...
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'Constantine': 5 Best Moments from 'Danse Vaudou'

November 22nd, 2014 4:22am EST
'Constantine' Review: 5 Best Moments from 'Danse Vaudou'
Here are the top 5 moments from “Danse Vaudou:”

The Introduction of Jim Corrigan

Jim Corrigan (Emmett Scanlan) is introduced as a potential ally for John. He’s a detective in New Orleans who has stumbled onto the dark underworld of the Constantine universe simply because he needed a drunken alleyway bathroom break. His first scene is actually hilarious in a way that the show often attempts but rarely nails. As he positions himself on the alley wall to pee, a girl walks behind him, clearly disgusted. He drunkenly waves his police badge like a permission slip. The girl is confronted by the ...
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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: Who Killed Sam?

November 21st, 2014 11:36am EST
How to Get Away with Murder
Who killed Sam? Well, that’s a complicated question. Physically, it’s Michaela who injures him on the staircase. After a Scream like resurgence, it’s Wes who bashes a trophy over his head when he tries to strangle Rebecca (which isn’t even in murder; it’s justifiable homicide). However, it’s the group that thinks they all killed him—which is absolutely ludicrous—but in the end they all might as well have since they burn his body and chop it up into little pieces, callously throwing it in a Philly dumpster.

And then, in the final moments of an episode that basically just rehashes (in order)...
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'Scandal': 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine'

November 21st, 2014 9:20am EST
'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine
ABC’s winter finales are usually bonkers and Scandal usually epitomizes that. For the most part, “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was a calmer episode than we’re used to, but the ending really ramped things up. Here are the top 5 moments from the episode:

Killing B613

It’s almost as if Scandal heard our prayers. The B613 conspiracy is by far the weakest part of the show. It weighed down last season and its continual mentions this year have elicited quite a few groans. But in “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” the show is trying to rectify that problem by killing off the members of B613. Unfortunately...
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