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'New Girl' Recap: Why Are You a Teacher?

November 19th, 2014 11:56am EST
New Girl
Those who can’t do, teach, and those who can’t teach, teach gym, and also health apparently. But “New Girl” will have none of the negativity of that aphorism! Coach was assured several times throughout “Teachers” that Health is the most important subject in school. There may have been a bit of exaggeration here, but the sentiment was sincere. Coach’s colleagues really did believe that the students needed someone to yell at them about chlamydia.

This episode was purposeful in its simple title. It was a rejoinder to the words of George Bernard Shaw, Woody Allen, and Jack Black, serving ...
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'Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.': A How-to Guide To Alien Superweapons

November 19th, 2014 11:27am EST
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Is it too early to say that "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is on a roll after finally telling us what that alien gobbledygook was?

Aw hell, let's say it: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." is on a roll. May it never end.

And from last week, we've upgraded from discovering one secret to discovering 800 billion. In no particular order, let's lay out what "The Things We Bury" taught us about S.H.I.E.L.D.'s current situation:

The Diviner is not a weapon.

The Diviner is a tool to end humanity (except for a select few), from long long ago.

The Diviner holds something even more powerful inside it.

The sec...
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'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Season 5 Premiere

November 19th, 2014 10:20am EST
Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
White out!

It's the calm before the storm in the fifth season opener that has Kyle's yearly White Party serving as a metaphor for wiping the slate clean.

Intercut with Kyle making the final arrangements for her soiree that has grown into one of Beverly Hills' most sought-after invites, we see the ladies come back together, and get introduced to one of the newbies, Lisa Rinna, who I predict will run rough shot over the lot of them and take over as head housewife of BH. (The other new cast member, Eileen Davidson, has not appeared yet, probably because she or Bravo want her to have her own ...
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'The Flash' Recap: Childhood Bullies Suck - 'The Flash Is Born'

November 19th, 2014 9:17am EST
The Flash
Let's all give a big round of applause to Tony Woodward, aka Girder (even if the CW's version doesn't go by that name; instead, "Girder" is a funky-looking training robot of Cisco's design), for being one of the most simple-minded supervillains anyone's seen in a long, long time.

In "The Flash is Born," Woodward's first act as a supervillain is to steal beer, a bright yellow Humvee, a couple ATMs, and go joyriding. His second and third acts, admittedly, are to beat the unholy hell out of Barry Allen (now that's a supervillain), but after that he's back to his old charms.

He kidnaps Iris- ...
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'The Voice' Top 10 Revealed And 'Wild Card' Finalist Announced

November 19th, 2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice' Top 10 Revealed And 'Wild Card' Finalist Announced
The Voice continues to throw curveballs when it comes to its voting system, announcing yet another new addition Tuesday night while also revealing which 10 of its Top 12 singers made it through to next week.

All of the artists who landed in the bottom three were singers who also failed to garner America's votes the previous week and had to be saved by their coaches in order to continue.

Team Blake's Jessie Pitts, Team Pharrell's Sugar Joans and Team Gwen's Ryan Sill found themselves facing elimination for the second straight week, and after a trio of last-chance performances, it was Ryan ...
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‘Awkward’ Recap: 6 Things You Need To Know About 'Sprang Break'

November 19th, 2014 8:45am EST
Awkward
Heeeyyyy party people, spring break’s here!! Grab the cooler, your two-piece beach suit and join the Palos Hills crew for “Awkward’s” penultimate episode “Sprang Break, Pt. 1” before the season finale. Here are six things you need to know before watching the upcoming season finale.

1. Jenna’s College Bound

J-Dawg has finally, finally landed in a four-year U that is all too happy to have her, or at the very least accepted her. Yayyy, Jenna. But take note, kiddies don’t be too eager to celebrate. Especially if you’re being stopped by the Mexican police for speeding (looking at you, Lacey). ...
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'The Affair' Recap: 'Don't Wake Up Now.'

November 18th, 2014 1:50pm EST
The Affair
“Sometimes I worry you’re just a really great dream.”

We were warned from the very beginning that this affair would probably end in bad terms or cause a lot of hardship not just for Noah and Alison but also to the people close to them (a murder investigation will do that) and Episode 6 seems to be the beginning of the end for their brief period of adulterous bliss. Sooner or later that dream was inevitably going to turn into a giant mess of a nightmare. In this latest episode, it is specifically Noah’s nightmare that, despite the usual two-act structure, is the driving force of he entire ...
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'The Voice' Recap: Top 4 Performances From The Top 12

November 18th, 2014 9:03am EST
'The Voice': Top 4 Performances From The Top 12
The Voice's Top 12 artists took the stage again on Monday night in hopes of winning enough of your votes to make it into next week's Top 10. From classics to new hits, there were plenty of great songs but ultimately two singers will have to go home tonight.

We've picked what we consider to be the four greatest covers from the Top 12 round - read on to find out who made our short list, and what each of the artists had to say about their performances after the show.

Team Gwen: Ryan Sill, "Ordinary World"

Saved by his coach last week, Ryan had to come out swinging if he was going to get Ame...
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'Sleepy Hollow' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Mama'

November 18th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 5 Best Moments From 'Mama'
Abbie Takes Center Stage

Most of season two has centered on Ichabod, Katrina, their elderly son, and their marital issues. Part of the reason the season has been less successful than the first is due to Abbie taking a backseat to these less than interesting plots. Even Ichabod, a once great character, has become a repetitive, cliché joke.

Luckily “Mama” addresses the concern early on by giving Ichabod a cold, having Hawley trick him into taking a sleep aid (aka the one good thing Hawley has ever done), and keeping him off-screen for most of the episode. Without him around to make the apoc...
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'DWTS' Semi-Finals: Tommy Chong's Rein As Series Survivor Comes To An End

November 18th, 2014 8:44am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals: Tommy Chong's Rein As Seri
The reality dance series hosted "Plugged/Unplugged" night where the semifinalists performed two different dances to the same song. The first round had the couples performing standard versions of their given song. The second round featured a different dance to unplugged covers of the duo's prior songs.

Series survivor Tommy Chong sadly went home this evening. The season is winding down with only 4 couples remaining and the finals next week, where a double elimination will take place before a winner is chosen. The mirrorball is close at hand for the couple who perform the best in the finals...
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