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'Big Brother' Sees A Power Shift & More

7/31/2015 8:48am EDT
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Our national nightmare is over! Battle of the Block is finally over. This twist has been a plague on Big Brother for two seasons and hopefully this episode has finally put it to bed forever. Now that the house is split into two warring alliances and they aren’t forced to put up at least 4 people every week, people can finally target each other without letting dumb twists stop them.

Here are the top moments from Week 5 Eviction:

Post Veto Meltdown

The fallout of Jason’s nomination is delicious. Finally, Jason, Meg, Jackie, and James have to wake up to the fact that they’re on the bottom o...
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'Review' Recap: 'Brawl; Blackmail; G…'

7/31/2015 12:18am EDT
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The prospect of providing episode-by-episode reviews of a show like “Review” is a tricky one. This is not because there is not enough content to comment upon. In fact, there is plenty of material. It is just that a show in which the lead character reviews the events taking place will by its very nature already provide plenty of analysis. The conclusions that Andy Daly offers in his voiceover as Forrest MacNeil anticipate the points that TV critics are liable to make. Thus, reviews of “Review” must take a broader, frequently counterintuitive approach. It may get a little heady, but it should...
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Recap: This Week’s 'Suits' Is All About Trust

7/30/2015 9:02am EDT
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Privilege' - Breakdown Of Trust
This week's Suits is all about things that are said in confidence and issues of trust, held together by some outstanding guest actors who turn things up another notch. 'Privilege' refers to a new wrench in the relationship between Harvey and his therapist, but they're not the only people figuring out who they can trust and just how much they can trust them.

Picking up generally where the last episode left off, Harvey's still upset about Dr. Agard bringing up his mother and Jessica wants Louis to relax. Mike is surprised that the "new Louis" is quoting Michael Jackson's "Man in the Mirror" ...
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20 Acts Become 7 In Week 3 Cuts Of 'America's Got Talent'

7/29/2015 9:30am EDT
'America's Got Talent' Recap: The Best Performances From Week 3
Last night, America's Got Talent 2015 did its third round of cuts. We saw a pretty solid group of performers, with a lot of variety. Along with guest judge Marlon Wayons, the America's Got Talent judges made some critical cuts, and twenty acts became seven. Surprisingly, another smart golden buzzer decision was made when Marlon chose to send the best act of the night straight to the next round. Here are some of the other best performances from last night.

Top Performances (in order of appearance)

Animation Crew

Dance Group

Judges' Comments: Heidi Klum said that they stand out. Mel B...
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'RHONY': ‘Carole’s Rise From The Ashes’

7/29/2015 9:07am EDT
Carole
“Life doesn’t work out the way you plan it.”

So says Carole, who has arrived in London with Dorinda as her travel companion. Carole goes to the soon-to-be gutted church that has her husband Anthony’s ashes, and meets the priest to get the urn. She is in good spirits and speaks very eloquently about Anthony, then breaks down when says she wishes she had “one more day” with her husband. The priest tells her that having the urn returned to her is a great opportunity to be with him again.

It has been fifteen years since Carole has held the urn, and is impressed with how beautiful it is; even...
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'The Bachelorette' Recap: Nick Goes Ballistic On 'After The Final Rose'

7/28/2015 6:31am EDT
'The Bachelorette' After The Final Rose Recap: Nick Tears Into K
You saw The Bachelorette's Season 11 finale. You read our recap of that finale (presumably- if not, here you go). Now for the final hour of soothing, post-finale fluff that is After the Final Rose.

First up, it's Kaitlyn and Shawn! Look at these two. Arm in arm, all over each other. So adorable. Also, kudos to Chris Harrison for the nastiest Bachelorette burn since Amy Schumer's guest spot. Chris asks Shawn how it felt when Kaitlyn told him "well… for the second time this season," that he was the one.

Ooooooooooooooooooh. I know Chris is supposed to be loving and supportive of the whole B...
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'The Bachelorette' Finale Recap: Which Guy Got Rejected Mid-Proposal?

7/28/2015 6:31am EDT
'The Bachelorette' Finale Recap: Which Guy Gets His Heart Crushe
This is it. The Bachelorette finale the world has been waiting for. Will Shawn's looks-like-Ryan-Gosling-if-you-squint looks coast him to an easy victory? Will Nick get rejected at zero hour, again, and finally stop chasing girls on reality TV?

Considering it's Tuesday morning, you probably know the answer already, having A) watched the episode, B) read about it online, or C), stepped outside and seen at least one middle-aged woman cartwheeling down the sidewalk, shrieking, "Kaitlyn and [REDACTED]!!! Kaitlyn and [REDACTED]!!"

But let's start this recap from the beginning, so pretend like ...
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'True Detective' Continues Its Hot Streak

7/27/2015 9:28am EDT
'True Detective' Review: The Incredible Improvement Of 'Church I
If you ignore every Vince Vaughn scene that’s not with Colin Farrell, this season of True Detective isn’t actually that bad. His acting is beyond terrible, shooting for some sort of brooding but really getting a sort of monotone acting that’s usually reserved for community theater. The other characters have gotten more and more interesting, especially as they delve into the case and get closer to each other. But Frank’s issues, such as whether or not he’ll adopt a child, are boring, poorly written, and badly acted. Every time he’s on screen, the tension dissipates.

It’s really too bad, bec...
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'BB17': Julia Is The Superior Twin & More

7/27/2015 8:37am EDT
BB17 - Liz and Julia
Battle of the Block is a drama killer. It’d be one thing if it only lasted a few weeks, in order to force the creation of strong alliances and keep bigger characters in the house. But it goes on for far too long and creates the need to constantly backdoor targets and put up the same people every week. This biggest fear is that this has become a permanent fixture in the game, the way that the Power of Veto started off as a twist and become just another part of the game. This twist kills drama, lasts forever, and ensures that alliances like Sixth Sense stay in power for four weeks in a row wi...
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'Rick and Morty' Recap: 'A Rickle In Time'

7/27/2015 12:16am EDT
Rick and Morty
It would be so easy, for a number of reasons, for “Rick and Morty” to revert back to the status quo at the end of each episode, but that is something it continually, categorically resists. It is animated, so it does not have to deal with the natural maturation of growing, live-action people. It is universe-hopping sci-fi, so keeping the basic relationships the same would not preclude any and all newness. And it has built up quite a devoted fanbase, so deviating significantly from its Season 1 template would run the risk of alienating its viewers.

It must be said, though, that that Season 1...
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