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'The Affair' Review: 'I Don't Want This Life'

December 16th, 2014 2:32pm EST
The Affari: Ruth Wilson and Dominic West
Episode 9 takes The Affair into full-blown, soap opera, melodrama territory and I don’t completely hate it. It has definitely taken a significant turn with the mounting drama surrounding these characters especially in these last few episodes. What began as a contemplative examination of human behavior has evolved into an intensely distraught and messy narrative with various threads and characters intertwining. While it may seem like a drastic shift, it doesn’t all feel out of the realm of possibilities. Let’s not forget that the series opened with an unknown crime story, a kid faking a suic...
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'The Voice': Who Will Win The Season 7 Finale?

December 16th, 2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice': Predicting The Season 7 Finale
Normally, this would be when we'd showcase the top performances from The Voice, and tell you who we'd vote for. But we had a first-rate problem on Monday night: each of the four finalists was equally great.

So rather than pick and choose favorites, we're going to look back at the highlights of the evening as a whole - and try to decipher how America might have voted last night.

In the cover songs category, all the artists played it fairly safe, with three of the four going the ballad route. The exception to this was Team Adam's Chris Jamison, who fully embraced his funk-pop persona by tak...
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Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination

December 15th, 2014 12:07pm EST
Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination
Season three of The Voice was livened up by Terry McDermott, the Scottish rocker with the winning personality who started off the season, joined Team Blake, and ultimately came in as runner-up on the NBC show.

Having worked steadily since then, Terry has reunited with his band Lotus Crush for their second album, Rabbit Hole, which is set to make waves with audiences in the US and UK alike. While they may not take over the world, they're certainly poised to win over a large part of it.

We reconnected with Terry (pictured above center) last week to discuss why we should be excited about the...
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Ashton Kutcher Addresses Charlie Sheen 'Men' Finale Rumors

December 15th, 2014 11:36am EST
Charlie Sheen To Appear On 'Two And A Half Men' Series Finale?
Ashton Kutcher has sparked rumors that Charlie Sheen will be making an appearance on the series finale of "Two and a Half Men."

During an interview on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" on Friday, Kutcher said he read the script for the final episode, and the daytime talk show host asked if Sheen would be coming back.

First he shrugged and then explained: "Here's the thing. If you're working on the Warner Bros. lot, if there's sirens, come save me," Kutcher warned.

"So Charlie comes back," DeGeneres pressed.

"I didn't say that," Kutcher replied.

Sheen was fired in 2011 following a media bli...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Terry's Picture Book Will Give Us Nightmares for Years

December 15th, 2014 10:18am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Season 2 Episode 11 Recap: Terry's Picture
Well, "The Stakeout" confirmed it. The Gigglepig task force was a rousing success, Deputy Chief Wuntch has been made to look a fool in front of the entire police force and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" has made it through its very first long-form story arc.

What did everyone think? We were a little... nonplussed with "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" foray into major story arcs, quite frankly. Outside of a few key episode, Gigglepig was mostly given lip service here and there; just enough so we'd remember it was still going on.

It never felt like it had built to a satisfying conclusion, even if Holt's giggly...
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'Bob's Burgers' Recap: The Brett Favre of Thunder Girls

December 15th, 2014 9:32am EST
'Bob's Burgers' Season 5, Episode 7
Some TV shows justify genre homages with characters who are so pop culture-obsessed that acting out scenarios from their favorite works of fiction is just a natural part of their daily lives. That element is at play somewhat in “Bob’s Burgers” (as in this season’s premiere, “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl”), but what really distinguishes this show when it comes to pastiches is how hard every member of the Belcher family commits to any new obsession. Tina and Louise did not jump into the job of drawing out the Thunder Girl mole because they are devotees of the spy thriller, but because that...
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'Homeland' Recap: Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth Quinn

December 15th, 2014 9:04am EST
'Homeland' Recap Season 4 Episode 11: Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth
Previously - What? I don’t know. I’m wrapped in a blanket and trying to talk myself down. I think Fara’s dead.

It’s pretty much an impossibility to sustain tension across multiple weeks of episodic television. When you overinflate the balloon, it’s got to pop cuz’ physics or something. If they had opened this ep. with Carrie trying to defuse a bomb (that’s foreshadowing), it might have devolved into later seasons of 24 i.e. totally ridiculous. Hence, it was nice that we were given a sort-of breather this week. We needed it. Otherwise, my cheap-ass IKEA couch was going to finally bust from ...
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'The Newsroom' Series Finale Review And Recap

December 15th, 2014 9:02am EST
'The Newsroom' Series Finale Review: 'What Kind of Day Has It Be
The Newsroom aired its series finale on Sunday night, signing off after three seasons, a mere twenty-five episodes, and a whole lot of debacle. That last episode, "What Kind of Day Has It Been" - yes, the same title used for the first-season finale of the first three Aaron Sorkin television series - probably isn't going to change anyone's opinion about the show. But it was everything to be expected of the last episode, in every sense of that word.

SPOILER ALERT - This review obviously discusses the series finale of The Newsroom. If you have not watched "What Kind Of Day Has It Been," and d...
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What Television Gained From HBO's 'The Newsroom'

December 14th, 2014 12:01pm EST
What Television Gained From 'The Newsroom'
Tonight brings the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom, after three often provocative and always slightly underappreciated seasons. Whether or not you're a fan of the series, Aaron Sorkin and the cast populating the fictional halls of Atlantis Cable News have definitely left their mark on the television landscape.

So as we wait to see how Sorkin will complete the story of his latest show behind the show, now is the time to take a look back at the last two and a half years and twenty-five episodes, and appreciate the eight things that The Newsroom contributed to television and to audiences....
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Donald Glover Stars In New FX Series

December 14th, 2014 9:10am EST
Donald Glover Stars In New FX Series 'Atlanta'
Donald Glover has signed on to star in the a new series for FX called "Atlanta."

Glover is best known for his role as Troy Barnes in "Community."

The series will center on Glover as a rising rap star in Atlanta, Georgia and his cousin, as they try to become successful in the music industry.

The actor will also act as an executive producer on the series alongside Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle. He will also write the first episode.

Glover's character will be named Earnest Marks, according to Deadline, a college dropout who decides to pursue a career in rap music.

"Donald Glover is a un...
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