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'The Americans' Recap: Phillip's Job Crisis

February 26th, 2015 1:45pm EST
'The Americans' Recap: Phillip's Job Crisis
In this episode, we learn that Phillip is as screwed up as his wife. Sure, Keri Russell’s Elizabeth character was separated from her family, brutally raped by a superior, and forced into a fake marriage with a guy she didn't know. But Phillip had to do the dirty with a guy with manboobs as part of his training. He’s straight. And did I mention manboobs?

His seduction of the CIA program head’s underage daughter Kimberly (and how far he might have to take it) is torturing him. It’s especially squicky because she’s around the same age as his daughter. Isn’t turning her to the cause almost a d...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta Kills Someone Off

February 26th, 2015 12:29pm EST
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta
Is anyone else noticing that "It's Always Sunny's" title gags are starting to lose a little steam?

As solid as this season has been (astoundingly solid, considering how badly most shows sag once they hit the decade mark), that "Sunny" trademark of turning the episode title into a punchline has't been the same lately.

Episode titles like "Charlie Work" and "Psycho Pete Returns" just hang there. They describe the episode just fine, but there's no punch.

Remember how things were in the early seasons? Like when Dennis and Dee quit the bar to start new, super-successful dream jobs. Then, sec...
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Survivor: Worlds Apart Premiere – And So It Begins

February 26th, 2015 12:27pm EST
Survivor
Yeehaw! It’s the 30th season of Survivor, and we’re going all cowboy this year! 18 plucky Americans, divided into three tribes, are jounced through the jungles of Nicaragua in the back of a pickup truck to meet our boy in blue, Jeff Probst.

Our contestants have been chosen based on their work styles. The White Collar group (the ones who make the rules,) Blue Collar (the ones who follow the rules,) and No Collar – those crazy freethinkers who live to break the rules. Why, there’s a No Collar fellow right now! You can tell because he looks vaguely like Fabio and has attached white feathers t...
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'Empire' Recap 'Lyon's Roar' Jamal’s Coming Out Song

February 26th, 2015 11:56am EST
Empire - FOX
The last time the Lyon’s family put on a united front—that wasn’t a publicity stunt---was right before Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) went to prison. Sadly they’re even more divided now that she’s out.

Inspired by her and Lucious’ sexual reunion, Cookie wants to bring the whole family together for a Lyon’s legacy album and accompanying documentary. It will kill two birds with one stone: make Lucious immortal and mend family ties (at least some of them.) Basking in the day after hookup, Lucious (Terrence Howard) agrees. But Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) warns him about seconds.

“You want Cookie’s n...
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'The Middle' Recap: "Steaming Pile of Guilt'

February 26th, 2015 11:49am EST
The Middle
The funny thing about how forgetful Frankie and Mike are with Brick (and with everything in general) is how much they expect themselves to not remember. That is just the nature of forgetfulness: you might recognize this trait in yourself, but that might only make you powerless to stop the inevitable. The extent of their neglect of their youngest child has become so thorough that they have a set of tricks for covering their tracks, like delaying his birthday to the following year. But it has gotten to the point that the usefulness of these tricks has been exhausted (they delayed his birth...
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'Arrow' Recap: 10 Killer Moments From 'Nanda Parbat'

February 26th, 2015 9:11am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Killer Moments From 'Nanda Parbat'
"Nanda Parbat" is the last "Arrow" we're getting for about a month. Naturally, that means cliffhangers, and the last ten minutes (ish) of "Nanda Parbat" were crammed full of 'em.

Naturally, this episode's left us with a lot of questions to linger over in the next month.

Will Oliver really be the next Ra's al Ghul? Will Nyssa side with good or evil after learning the truth about Sara's death? Will the Atom resemble the actual, comic-book Atom in any way, or just be Ray Palmer in an Iron Man suit?

For the record, we're going with: no, yes, no. Now let's count down the best moments from "Na...
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'American Idol' Recap: Top 12 Guys Perform

February 26th, 2015 9:04am EST
'American Idol' Recap: The Top 12 Guys Perform
Finally, American Idol 2015 reached the voting element of the series. Last night, the top 12 men and boys took the stage to showcase their talent. Detroit became the lucky place for Idol 2015 to start its real journey for the next big superstar.

Last night's American Idol 2015 highlighted the contestants ready for the spotlight and the ones who need more development time. Overall, we were impressed by the guys. This just might be one of the best year of Idol contestants. Here's our run through of last night's performances.

Top 12 Guys

Adam Ezegelian

"I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister
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'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Intent' - Harvey Loves Donna

February 26th, 2015 8:07am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Intent' - Harvey Loves Donna
Donna's in trouble. Must be Wednesday. That's the general feeling behind this week's Suits, as "Intent" picks up the storyline from last week's "Derailed" and carries the show through into next week's season finale. Unfortunately, it drops a few things along the way (and we're not just talking about those words).

While Mike assures his whistleblower Joe that victory over Liberty Rail is certain, Harvey has driven down to Donna's apartment building to confront her about being caught on camera procuring the files that led to that victory. After chewing her out, he then hunts down his associa...
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'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: A 'Dam Crazy Time

February 25th, 2015 11:21am EST
Kyle
Beverly Hills. Canada. Amsterdam. Yes, this episode was definately a trip.

Yolanda just won't give up the quest to get the housewives to get along. First she plans a scavenger hunt race around Beverly Hills and everyone gets a shirt that says dream team in one of three colors. The pink ladies are Kyle, Brandi (yes that's right Kyle and Brandi) plus Camille Grammer (Housewife from Season 1); the gray team is Yolanda, Lisa V. and Lisa R.; and Eileen, Kim and Eileen's friend Lynn are in blue.

The purpose of this event was for bonding, but there was the usual amount of arguing -- this time ab...
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'New Girl' Recap: 'Spiderhunt'

February 25th, 2015 11:16am EST
New Girl - Spiderhunt
Season 4 of “New Girl” has dropped a lot of hints that some of the show’s ex-lovers may be getting back together, but it has been resolutely non-committal thus far. With Cece’s feelings for Schmidt stated and acknowledged, it would seem like the perfect time for the show to tip its hat. But instead it opted to say, “Nope, we’re fine with the way things are.” (At least for now.) Could this possibly be a show that would admit two main characters have feelings for each other, imply that they could have a healthy relationship, but then purposely decline to put them together?

That was the ...
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