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'The American's Recap: 'Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?'

March 26th, 2015 1:11pm EDT
'The Americans' Recap: That Time Keri Russell Killed An Old Lady
Previously - Martha falls for "Clark's" line. The Jennings' South African colleague brutally murdered the apartheid guy with gasoline and a tire. Frat boy turned bungling political activist Todd was allowed to go free.

The Americans is the series that you assumed would never involve an Artificial Intelligence. When you assume it makes an...anyway,I give you FBI Mail Robot! I kid, I did glean a little bit more from this stark, disturbing episode. Guest star Lois Smith brought it all, and her scenes with Keri Russell were like a really intense play. They should have just handed these two Emm...
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'American Idol' Does A Time Warp, Two Go Home

March 26th, 2015 9:25am EDT
'American Idol' Recap: Top 9 Perform 80s Songs, Two Eliminated
American Idol 2015 did a time warp. On last night's Idol, the top 9 performers sang 80s songs. Idol also got 80s icons to help with the show. Boy George mentored and Salt-N-Pepa performed. The departure of two contestants stopped the party.

Last week the American Idol judges decided to save Qaasim Middleton. This meant two would have to go home this week to compensate for the save. These weren't shocking eliminations but definitely sad ones: two contestants who were just starting to find their place left.

Top 9 Performances

Daniel Seavey

"You Make My Dreams Come True" by Hall and Oats...
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'Arrow' Recap: 'Suicidal Tendencies' Ends In A Cliffhanger

March 26th, 2015 9:22am EDT
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Wedding-Worthy Moments From 'Suicidal Tendenci
You know, for an episode about Diggle ("Suicidal Tendencies" was about Diggle, wasn't it?), there wasn't too much Diggle in last night's episode of "Arrow."

Sure, "Suicidal Tendencies" was loaded down with the coolness -- the Arrow fought the Atom, people died, and Olicity was destroyed forever... or at least for at least a few episodes, anyway.

But Diggle and Lyla's honeymoon in war-torn Kasnia was the weakest chunk of the episode by far (oooh, that senator guy was really evil. Greeat) while the sidestories got all the coolest bits.

At least the cool bits were as awesome as they were la...
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'The Middle' Recap: College Acceptance Plot Makes For A Tense Episode

March 26th, 2015 9:19am EDT
THe Middle
“Why are you embarrassed that there’s a fun side to you?”

The Hecks go through a lot of hell just about every episode, but there is usually no need to worry that things are not going to work out by the end of the half hour. This is the formula of pretty much every sitcom ever, but “The Middle” has managed to make the stakes feel higher and realer than on most other shows. There actually have been episodes in which some things did not work out, at least not in a traditional sense. Thus, the college acceptance plot of “The Waiting Game” felt tenser than it had any right to.

Sue is not th...
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'Justified' Recap: Trust

March 25th, 2015 10:37am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Trust' - As In, You Shouldn't Tru
We're now into the final four episodes of Justified, and so naturally it's time for some bullets and betrayals. This week's installment, "Trust," is all about people who should not have trusted other people, and paying the price for that faith. You certainly didn't expect everyone to stay on the same sides forever, did you?

Katherine is ranting to Duffy about last time's explosion, although she still doesn't think that highly of him. He reminds her that they're still on the same side, except for that they're not, and tells her to find out if Markham is going to move his money out of the va...
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'The Voice' Recap: A Favorite Goes Home, Two Johnsons Face Off

March 25th, 2015 10:19am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Season 8 Knockouts, Part 2' - Battle of the
There were only three knockout round matchups in Tuesday's episode of The Voice, but they still gave us something to talk about. One favorite went home, two of the Johnsons faced off, and one coach stole an artist back after letting them go in the battle rounds. Which of the fabulous four had a little bit of remorse? Read on to find out.

Team Blake: Corey Kent White, "Live Like You Were Dying" vs. Cody Wickline, "Til My Last Day"
What They Said: Corey surprises Blake with his song choice, citing his ailing grandfather as the reason why he's gone there. He knows he's got his work cut out fo...
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'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Review: Love In The Time Of Hydra

March 25th, 2015 10:17am EDT
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: A Tale of Two S.H.I.E.L.D.s
Starting "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." off with a "Pulp Fiction" reference is always a good omen. "Love in the Time of Hydra" opens and Ward and Agent 33 are sitting in a classic middle American diner. There's talk of pumpkin pancakes and pecan syrup.

Then they pull out a couple of pistols and hold the place up. All we needed was for Ward to call 33 "Honey Bunny" and the homage would have been complete (and too obvious, probably).

The chunk of "Love in the Time of Hydra" willing to go bold with an elongated "Pulp Fiction" gag is also the chunk that's by far the most exciting. Ward and 33 are g...
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'Real Houswives Of Beverly Hills' Finishes Its Very Unsatisfying Season

March 25th, 2015 10:13am EDT
brandi
"I'm tired of being the bad guy."

Well Brandi, than stop being one. You can't stir the pot and get mad when you're accused of being the cook.

This last episode of the season was mostly about attending Adrienne Maloof's over-the-top, Cirque du Soleil-type party, where Brandi resembles a character in the Jason Segel comedy "I Love You, Man," because she ran around slurring her love for the likes of Kim Richards and Lisa Vanderpump.

Earlier in the week, Kyle and Kim, plus some of the other wives, attend niece Nicky Hilton's book signing at Kyle's store. Meanwhile, Lisa and Harry celebrate...
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'The Flash' Recap: 'Rogue Time'

March 25th, 2015 9:44am EDT
'The Flash' Recap: 'Rogue Time' Plays It Too Safe With Time Trav
Coming off of last week's "Out of Time," there was no way this week's "Rogue Time" could compare. Sorry, "Rogue Time." Last week's hour was about smashing "The Flash's" established rules to tiny little fragments. This week's hour is about retconning them all back into place. It was a losing battle from the start.

Also, it doesn't help that all the retcons seemed so... easy.

Example: Dr. Wells advises Barry not to fiddle with time travel and to play out his day exactly as he did before. Barry takes that advice into consideration, then starts screwing with the time stream like a minute lat...
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'Community' Recap: 'Basic Crisis Room Decorum'

March 25th, 2015 7:20am EDT
Community
The Audacity of Hope

In its earlier seasons, “Community” distinguished itself among typical sitcoms with its determined focus on character development. The study group was various forms of broken, and Greendale was positioned as a place for them to work out their issues and become better people. The show followed through on this determination in a way that was deeply satisfying.

Six seasons in, “Community” is still concerned about allowing its characters to grow, but it is also intent on emphasizing what works best, and that can mean maintaining the status quo. “Basic Crisis Room Deco...
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