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The Drama Officially Begins On 'Awkward's' Final Season

9/1/2015 1:51am EDT
'Awkward' 501 Recap: Matty is Betrayed
The first episode of “Awkward’s” final season is here at last. And boy did things really hang out. No, literally, five minutes into the episode the whole senior class is buck naked in a janitor closet. Because it’s senior streak day, Matty’s lame ass version of a prank. As if it’s not just a desperate attempt to see Jenna naked again. Not that J-dawg was turning a blind eye to his pecs. Yet, they didn’t hold her interest long when new bae Brian—the Marine she hooked up with on Spring Break—is sending hot pics. Jenna happily shares them with the still engaged Tamara, who believes a face to f...
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Kelly Goodweather Has Become ‘The Strain’s’ Newest, Nastiest Villain

8/31/2015 4:05pm EDT
The Strain
The Strain hasn’t really known what to do with Kelly Goodweather this season. Granting her vampire sentience? Supplying her with an army of creepy vampire kiddos? Both solid plays. But both were taken from the original “Strain” book series, and both were introduced in the season premiere.

Since then? Eh. Every episode has had the same little dash of Kelly. There she is! Hot on the trail of our heroes, with those little vampire kids in tow. Is she actually going to catch up with them? Oh, guess not. Maybe next week.

Last week’s hour was much more involved- a bona fide Kelly fight scene! An...
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'Rick And Morty' Recap

8/31/2015 9:14am EDT
Rick vs. Zeep
“Rick and Morty” is thoroughly imaginative with its sci-fi premises, enough so that it could get along just on the strength of its intellectual or playful sides. But its emotional truth bombs and moral underpinnings take it to the next level. With this mix consistent through most episodes, the potential problems of characters learning the same lessons over and over presents itself. Rick has realized more than once the importance of caring, yet he does not apply that care to the universe that runs his spaceship battery. It is fair to say, though, that Rick may be depressed and accordingly, h...
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'Big Brother' Recap: Lame Comebacks, Mean Girls, Fakest Showmance Ever & More

8/31/2015 9:10am EDT
'Big Brother' Review: Knuckleheads, Mean Girls, and Fake Romance
Vanessa is in power which can only mean one thing: this week is going to be confusing, emotional, dramatic, and crazy. Vanessa is the saving grace of this season. Not because she has a winning personality or is a strategic genius or is even any fun to watch. It’s because she just a little bit off in every aspect of being a good Big Brother player. Is she a strong competitor? Well, she’s managed to win competitions when she needs to, including the shortest endurance competition yet. But her HOHitis makes her unbearable. Does she have a strong social game? She formed the strongest alliance fr...
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Samantha Steffen's Texts To Joe Bailey Revealed

8/30/2015 11:38pm EDT
Joe Bailey Shares Samantha's Texts: Was Sam's Ultimate Goal To M
Bachelor in Paradise star Joe Bailey promised to share Samantha Steffen's texts after his elimination from the show, and he came through. One week after his appearance on ABC's live After Paradise show, Joe turned to Twitter to set the record straight about Samantha's dishonesty.

Did Sam want Joe to stay because she was interested in a relationship with him or was she using him as a placeholder until Nick Peterson arrived? Although Joe's actions didn't win him any points with fans or his co-stars, Sam's revealing texts clearly make her one of the most manipulative villains in the history o...
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Should ‘Hannibal’s’ Third Season Have Followed The Books So Closely?

8/30/2015 10:06pm EDT
Hannibal TV Series
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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Are 'Bachelor In Paradise' Stars Carly And Kirk Still Together?

8/30/2015 7:45am EDT
Did Carly And Kirk Break Up After 'Bachelor In Paradise'? Spoile
The Bachelor in Paradise season finale is one week away, and many fans are wondering if Carly and Kirk will leave the show as a couple or break up before the final rose ceremony set to air September 7 on ABC.

Carly Waddell and Kirk DeWindt hit it off on the season premiere and have been one of the few drama-free couples in Paradise. Although Kirk revealed mid-season that he was a bit hesitant to jump back into a relationship after recently ending a two-year relationship, he seemed to be all-in after his overnight date with Carly.

"I should embrace this right now because it's really good,"...
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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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This Week’s 'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Smushed'

8/28/2015 10:04am EDT
'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Smushed' - Totally Clowning Aro
In this week's Impractical Jokers, the fearless foursome go back to two of their regular bits - screwed-up PowerPoint presentations and getting too close to strangers in the park - with the usual hilarious results. It just goes to show you, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. If it is broke, it's probably because these guys destroyed it anyway.

Challenge #1: Security Insultants

The guys are teaming up to give presentations again, this time as security consultants as if they could protect anything. Murr and Joe are the first duo up, pitching things like "delayed assistance" and "Safe Dogz" th...
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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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