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'The Fosters' Recap: Battle Scars

2/2/2016 9:59am EST
'The Fosters' Season 3 Episode 12 Recap: Battle Scars
The Fosters ended the first half of season 3 with a major win for the family. Now, it seems like the writers want to crush our hearts into a million pieces. First, we have Callie and Brandon who can never be brother and sister in the true sense--too much history. They can also (probably) never reunite romantically.

This puts them in an awkward, heartbreaking limbo for the rest of their lives. Meanwhile, the heart and soul of the Adams-Foster clan face a huge life-threatening dilemma. Our Foster mothers must survive this health scare. This half of The Fosters season 3 is making us an emotio...
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Hollywood Week Group Rounds - Let The Drama Begin

1/29/2016 2:40pm EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Hollywood Week Group Rounds - Let Th
Last night, American Idol 2016 held our favorite part of Hollywood week: group rounds. Besides the great performances, the most exciting part of Idol's group rounds is the backstage drama. Last night's episode was full of it.

We started to see some of the American Idol contestants' true colors. We saw some outstanding group performances--the real threats started to show. We also saw who would be willing to cut another contestant for the glory. A few of these contestants were punished by the karma police. Others lived on to fight another day on American Idol.

Way too much went down on Id...
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'Suits' Winter Premiere 'Blowback'

1/28/2016 10:18am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Blowback' Blows Up The Series
Suits took a bold step with its Season 5 midseason finale, putting everything the show was about on the line. Now is the time for the series to pay that off and prove it still has staying power, and did it ever.

"Blowback," like its title indicates, is an exploration of how the bombshell of Mike Ross's (Patrick J. Adams) arrest at the end of "Faith" has exploded in everyone's face.

Picking up almost right where we left off, Mike is processed into custody while the team deals with the shocking news. Jessica reminds Harvey that they are all unindicted co-conspirators (drink every time you h...
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Hollywood Week Begins For 'American Idol'

1/28/2016 8:37am EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Hollywood Hell Week Begins
Last week on American Idol 2016, the series closed its tour bus doors forever. The dream for many Idol hopefuls died when the lights went out. However, the journey began for many others. This week, American Idol began its final Hollywood week.

Hollywood week usually presents one of the most exciting parts of the process. We get to see who has the stamina and talent to make it to the live shows. American Idol 2016 began Hollywood week as usual with the ten person line up performances.

This is one of the most lackluster parts of Hollywood week. The American Idol producers tried to add a lit...
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'New Girl' Recap: 'No Girl'... Now What?

1/27/2016 9:24am EST
'New Girl' Season 5, Episode 4 Recap: 'No Girl'... Now What?
Despite the singular noun in its title, “New Girl” is very much an ensemble show. But while Nick, Schmidt, Winston, and Cece have all managed to establish themselves individually and in the group dynamic, the titular Jessica Day has always set the tone. This may not just be a Zooey Deschanel star vehicle anymore, but it retains that DNA. Thus, her extended absence is a risky proposition, both textually and metatextually. Life on the loft must find a different way to be harmonious while the construction of a “New Girl” episode must find a new rhythm to be successful.

“No Girl” wastes no tim...
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'The Fosters' Season 3 Midseason Premiere Recap

1/26/2016 2:38pm EST
'The Fosters' Season 3 Midseason Premiere Recap: Right Back Wher
The stress and drama of last season on The Fosters felt very present on last night's episode. As the series eased into the second half of The Fosters season 3, there was a lot of changes to adjust to--not just for the characters but the audience as well.

One of the clearest changes was the introduction of new Jesus, the (not-so) end of Brandon and Callie's romance, and the return of Lexi. In the end, the Fosters started the season with a lot of promise.

Fost and Found

Callie gives a presentation about her app. While doing it, she meets two new characters. A boy named Jack who seems reall...
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'SNL' Host Ronda Rousey Fights Through Blizzard With Musical Guest Selena Gomez

1/24/2016 10:30am EST
'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Host Ronda Rousey Fights Through Bl
With a few exceptions, athletes tend to be rather limited in their usefulness on “SNL.” Just having the host play him or herself or some variation in every sketch can solve this problem. But Ronda Rousey and/or the writers concede this point and give her very little to do throughout the night. Thus, she does not really affect the overall quality of the episode one way or the other. There are a few great sketches, a few okay ones, and some recurring sketches that seem to be hiding their recurring status.

Trump Rally – With Sarah Palin’s typically loopy endorsement of the Donald dominating...
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Here Is The Best Of 'American Idol's' Final Auditions

1/22/2016 3:20pm EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: The Best Final Auditions
Last night, American Idol held its last set of auditions ever. Judges Jennifer Lopez, Keith Urban, and Harry Connick Jr. felt a bit of nostalgia, excitement, and pressure as they hit the final cities on the Idol audition tour. San Francisco and Atlanta brought out a bunch of unique and charismatic talents.

By the end of the night, these golden ticket holders would become part of the 190 contestants going to Hollywood week on American Idol 2016. Among the many auditions from Atlanta and San Francisco, 11 of them really stood out to us.

Here are the best auditions from American Idol's last ...
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'The Middle' Recap: Family Is Best Appreciated From A Distance

1/21/2016 10:06am EST
'The Middle' Season 7, Episode 13 Recap: Family Is Best Apprecia
Plenty of sitcom episodes climax cathartically with carefully laid out plans blowing up in people’s faces. “The Middle” is usually not that type of show. Not because the Hecks’ plans always end perfectly (they don’t, of course), but because the dissolution of their efforts tend to be more dispiriting than cathartic. Yes, there might be a lot of shouting and crying, but not in a way in which everyone is better off for letting it out. That is not to say they ought to keep it all bottled up, though. It is all to say that a new, emotionally vibrant flavor of “The Middle” has been achieved with ...
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Recap: 'American Idol' Gets Closer To Its Last Final Auditions Ever

1/21/2016 9:27am EST
'American Idol' 2016 Recap: Auditions # 5--Once More With Feelin
Last night, American Idol 2016 edged closer to the final auditions ever. On the 5th night of Idol auditions, it was a mixed bag of auditions from Philadelphia, Little Rock, and Atlanta. We saw many new faces and a couple of returning ones.

Judges Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr., and Keith Urban continued to search for a star to end the American Idol journey with a bang instead of a whimper. So far, we are not sure Idol will achieve this dream.

Here are the auditions from last night's American Idol 2016 episode.

Miranda 'Poh' Scott

"Fairytale" by Sara Bareilles

Judges' Comments: Jenni...
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