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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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'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Martin Freeman And Charli XCX

December 14th, 2014 8:30am EST
'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Martin Freeman Hosts With Musical G
It was the British invasion on the penultimate 2014 episode of “SNL,” with first-time host Martin Freeman and first-time musical guest Charli XCX. It is not every week that “SNL” has the perfect actor to play nebbishy scamps, so this episode took every opportunity it could to fit Freeman into his wheelhouse. Indeed, at least regarding the host, this was one of the most well-cast episodes of “SNL” in a while. Meanwhile, the show in general continued its Season 40 pattern of focusing on original material, with a single character on Weekend Update serving as the lone recurring bit of the ni...
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'White Collar' Recap: 'Whack-A-Mole' - Almost To The End

December 12th, 2014 8:11am EST
'White Collar' Recap And Review: 'Whack-A-Mole' - Almost To The
Just two episodes remain for White Collar, so it's time to get down to business - the business of bringing down the Pink Panthers, that is. Things ramp up massively in "Whack-A-Mole," which contains a number of show staples - like Neal hiding things and bad guys being bad - en route to preparing the audience for the finish line.

Picking up right where last week's episode ended, Neal tries to placate Panthers boss Woodford (Gavin Lee), who's convinced that Neal is the only person not potentially betraying him. Woodford is determined to find the mole himself, or put the crew's master plan to...
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Survivor Recap: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast Trumps Trust

December 11th, 2014 11:55am EST
Survivor
Previously on, Survivor: After Jon blindsided Natalie’s ally Jeremy, and revealed he’d found another hidden idol, Natalie and Baylor wanted him out. When Jon won the Immunity Challenge, the majority alliance decided to vote out Keith.

Bu Natalie had a different plan, and at Tribal, Natalie secretly switched her vote to ruin Jon’s plan. Alec was voted out. Six are left; who will be voted out tonight?

Post Tribal, Natalie told her allies that she’d made a mistake in voting Alec, and thought that that was what she was supposed to do. Baylor could see through Natalie’s lies, but Jon was obliv...
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'Arrow': 10 Heart-Stopping Moments From 'The Climb'

December 11th, 2014 9:35am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Heart-Stopping Moments From 'The Climb'
Oh, mid-season finale cliffhangers. How cruel you are.

But few are as cruel as "Arrow"- because we can't even call "The Climb's" ending a "cliffhanger." That implies Oliver still had the hand strength to hang off a cliff edge, and at the end of this hour he was way too stabbed-to-death to handle that.

Really, this is more of a cliff-flopper. Cliff-dier, maybe.

But it was a pretty intense way to end a year of "Arrow," so let's not overthink the semantics. Instead, let's get down to the last "Arrow" countdown of 2014.

10. The League of Assassins Goes Kill-Crazy!

Ra's al Ghul is not a pat...
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'The Middle' Recap: What's The Point Of Christmas?

December 11th, 2014 9:28am EST
The Middle
The main thrust of “The Christmas Wall” snapped into place at the very end, with Frankie making peace over how every time you think you’re out of frickin’ Christmas, it sucks you back in. Frankie tried to retire from traditional holiday celebrations the same way hitmen try to get out of the profession. She thought she had already a career’s worth of baking, decorating, and wrapping presents, but she had made too many allies, and they needed her for one last job. But it is never one last job. Once you’re back in the game of Christmas, there’s no getting out – not like you were ever real...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Midseason Finale

December 11th, 2014 9:08am EST
Law & Order SVU
Welcome back, SVU-viewers. Is it just me or did those two weeks on hiatus feel like two years? Now that we’ve seen every holiday-based SNL made, we’re back to NBC’s regularly scheduled "Law & Order SVU" show about sex crime scenarios, or what I’ve been nicknaming it lately “Ripped from the Headlines: Real Life Sex Crime Re-enactments,” but on a serious note the midseason finale covers a topic that should be in more headlines: backlogs of rape kits that go uninvestigated throughout the country.

Given the amount of sexual assaults happening, if you read daily papers, it’s definitely a releva...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 5 Best Moments From 'Tupperware Party Massacre'

December 11th, 2014 8:48am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: 5 Best Moments From '
Here at the top 5 moments from “Tupperware Party Massacre:”

These Insane Quotes

If American Horror Story has one reoccurring strength, it’s in the pure insanity of the dialogue. Every episode is guaranteed to have a few memorable quotes that out of context are baffling, while in-context are just as crazy. Here are this week’s quoteable highlights:

Jimmy to Ima, while spoon feeding her: “If you need it long and hard, I need you soft and wide.”

Dandy was on the top of his game with his crazy ramblings. “I am your God, Jimmy. And I’ve decided you need to suffer. I’m going to destroy you ...
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'The Voice': And Your Wild Card Finalist Is...

December 10th, 2014 12:14pm EST
'The Voice': And Your Wild Card Finalist Is...
The Voice revealed the identity of its new "wild card" finalist on Wednesday morning, setting the lineup for next Monday's finals and carrying four singers to the last round for the first time since season two.

For the first time ever, the nine artists eliminated from the Top 12 were allowed to perform again on Tuesday night, and then America went through one more round of voting to determine which of them should be brought back into the competition.

Who was your wild card winner?

The second chance went to Damien Lawson, the emotional singer for Team Adam, after his performance of Bruno ...
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'The Mindy Project': A Christmas Holiday Story

December 10th, 2014 11:31am EST
the Mindy Project - Christmas
I love Christmas episodes and thankfully, so does The Mindy Project, which has nailed all of its Christmas episodes. Make no mistake: this is not a holiday episode, as the office boos about, but a Christmas episode which has so many punchlines and side characters (except a notable absent Tamara) that it’s just a blast to watch.

The episode sticks itself to another Danny and Mindy plot, but this time it doesn’t feel repetitive even if it’s the same material we’ve seen before: Mindy wants to be engaged my Christmas. She’s stalking and investigating Danny’s weird habits only to learn he boug...
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