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'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: The Curious Case of Connor Walsh

October 17th, 2014 11:12am EDT
'How To Get Away With Murder' Recap: The Curious Case of Connor
Anyone else a little fatigued about all of these flashbacks? For me, it's because I’m not learning too much from them; I'm learning more about the present, which is more interesting. Case in point: what did we really learn about the season long mystery?

Other than the new fact that Asher knew his fellow law students were in Keating’s office the night they murdered her husband, we don’t learn much in these flashbacks. Michaela is still a hot mess, Rebecca’s oddly calm back at the Murder House and something has obviously cracked inside Connor.

The present is far more interesting than the fu...
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'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is The Worst in 'The Bleep'

October 17th, 2014 9:30am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is
The biggest failure of season 3 was the slow destruction of Olivia Pope. A character that started out as a single-minded woman with an almost supernatural ability to fix problems and a policy for no crying became a weepy, wine-drinking, love sick girl. The transformation was a disservice to a character who was built on strength, all in the name of appeasing fans who were aboard the “Olitz” train.

To make matters worse, her major love interests could not be less appealing. Her married presidential boyfriend was often comfortable calling her a slut, manhandling her, and treating her like she...
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'Jokers Wild' Sketchbook: 'Sing, Ring and Run' - We're Not The World

October 17th, 2014 9:15am EDT
'Jokers Wild' Sketchbook: 'Sing, Ring and Run' - We're Not The W
In this week's episode of Jokers Wild, the Staten Island foursome create the worst charity anthem ever (or the best, depending on how you look at it). They also pay tribute to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame hip-hop group Run-D.M.C., as much as three uncoordinated guys can, anyway. It's a musical - but still inappropriate - installment of sketches.

Intro: The fabulous foursome talking about doing good and giving back. Q claims that he makes charitable contributions every month, and Joe laments how many people in the world need help. So apparently the guys got together and "decided to make a cha...
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'The Vampire Diaries' Season 6: Bonnie and Damon Need Their Own Spin-Off and Other Things We Learned From 'Welcome to Paradise'

October 17th, 2014 9:10am EDT
'The Vampire Diaries' Season 6: Bonnie and Damon Need Their Own
Tonight's episode of The Vampire Diaries season 6 took a turn for the better. We've had a lot of brooding and drama through the course of the series' six seasons. So we enjoyed some lighthearted banter, especially between Damon and Bonnie, and more playful storylines. Last night's entertaining episode of The Vampire Diaries, "Welcome to Paradise," proved four major facts about the Mystic Falls characters.

1. Damon Actually Loves Likes Bonnie

Most of this episode of The Vampire Diaries revolves around Damon and Bonnie's bickering. We can't say we're not used to it. Damon and Bonnie have ...
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'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'A Legendary Fail' - Take Me Out At The Ballgame

October 17th, 2014 9:05am EDT
'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'A Legendary Fail' - Take Me Out
In this week's Impractical Jokers, Sal, Joe, Q and Murr have some stadium insecurities and get their attempted CSI on in the classroom. Needless to say, no one is going to pay these guys to keep the peace any time soon. But as if that's what they were trying to do.

Challenge #1: Foul Play
While posing as security team members at the local ballpark, the guys must say and do what they're told. This challenge is one of the most out of control in a while. Sal is tasked with interrogating a kid and gossiping with an elderly woman, but trips up when the guys give him a line about bringing "bombs...
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‘Reign’ Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Long Live The King And Queen

October 17th, 2014 8:55am EDT
‘Reign’ Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Long Live The King And Queen
Per last week’s “Reign,” Lord Narcisse surely gave Francis and Mary a run for their money, which he continued to do in Thursday's episode titled “Coronation.”

In between the days leading up to Francis officially being crowned king, Mary struggles with watching her people starve, Francis is still haunted by that creepy moment with his son’s nanny, Lola and Francis’ son is officially claimed, Kenna declares she wants all the presents in the world and Catherine makes a move.

Keep reading to see what went down before Francis and Mary stand in front of their people with those lovely, shiny cro...
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‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 11 Episode 4 Recap Reality’s Questionable, Memories Are Crystal Clear

October 17th, 2014 8:54am EDT
‘Grey’s Anatomy’ Season 11 Episode 4 Recap Reality’s Questionabl
“Nobody’s memory is perfect or complete,” voiceover Meredith starts, kicking off “Only Mama Knows” episode, where “Grey’s Anatomy” writers take us on a journey down the rabbit hole of the Ellis Grey/Richard Webber torrid affair and finally uncover its destruction.

To give her memory a jolt Mer digs into the archives and pulls out an old Ellis Grey speech boasting about the Grey Method. Mer watches with pride in her eyes, despite Derek throwing her the stink eye. Setting off round two of the Shepherds showdown; Derek still can’t wrap his head around Mer blowing off a workday when proving he...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Season 16 Episode 4 Recap: ‘Holden’s Manifesto’

October 16th, 2014 9:15am EDT
Law & Order SVU
I know how the SVU writers spent their summer vacations; thumbing through newspapers for the most heinous sexual crimes that would make up season 16. We’re already four episodes deep into the season and I already want to draw up a petition removing the “no actual person is represented “disclaimer shown at the beginning of each episode.

Yet, if the well is full they might as well draw from it. In “Holden’s Manifesto” we’re introduced to Holden, a narcissistic documentarian with a penchant for getting revenge on all his unrequited loves. If you’ve recently been struck by déjà vu, it’s becaus...
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'Red Band Society' Episode 5 Recap: 'So Tell Me What You Want, What You Really, Really Want'

October 16th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Red Band Society' Episode 5 Recap: 'So Tell Me What You Want, W
Despite being in a coma, Charlie is probably the most important character on Red Band Society. He acts as the narrator for the series. And he's also the common denominator between many of the patients and staff. They've either helped, shared a room with, or got a telepathic visit from Charlie. Last night's episode of Red Band Society revealed Charlie's backstory.

The History of Charlie

Several months ago, at a party with his parents, Charlie overdosed on sweets. On the way home, he became sick. His dad, Nick, told him to take off his seatbelt and lie down. He turned around to help Charl...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Massacres And Matinees'

October 16th, 2014 8:21am EDT
American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story has never excelled at creating strong plots and characters with coherent motivations. But the one thing it has always done well is embracing its campiness. The episodes that take themselves too seriously are often the least successful. Freak Show is still in that stage of taking itself seriously, but “Massacres and Matinees” also managed to be one of the most ridiculous and funny episodes in the show’s history. Here’s a rundown of the episode:

New Characters Worth Remembering

“Massacres and Matinees” saw the introduction of two new performers in the Freak Show:

Wend...
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