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'Bachelor In Paradise' Recap: Chris And Elise Fall For Each Other, In The Creepiest Way Possible

August 19th, 2014 9:10am EDT
'Bachelor In Paradise' Recap: Chris And Elise Fall For Each Othe
Here's how you know the last episode of "Bachelor in Paradise" was the greatest thing to happen in the history of people acting foolish on reality TV: after the usual "last time on 'Bachelor in Paradise'" recap, detailing the walking barrel of pyschosis that is Elise, we get a second recap, courtesy of the remaining contestants.

Because Dylan dumping Elise- who then assumed the act of being dumped was a secret code for "I love you madly, please stalk me"- was so compelling that ABC thinks the "Bachelor in Paradise" audience will gladly watch it at least three times.

They're totally right,...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Benefactor Reveal Wasn't Disappointing, It Was Awful

August 19th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Benefactor Reveal Wasn't Disappointing, I
The Benefactor is supposed to be some big reveal but I can’t help but feel cheated. Cheated of this great big reveal only for it to mean absolutely nothing because I was too busy trying to make sense of what the hell actually happened this episode. There were convoluted plots that were poorly explained, awful pacing and awkward edits. I’m declaring it: this episode is the worst episode of recent memory for Teen Wolf, even after it started out so strong.

What’s so freaking problematic about this is that it just feels off. I’m sure the editors did their best with such a choppy script that we...
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‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: Suicidal Toddlers

August 18th, 2014 2:02pm EDT
‘True Blood’ Season 7 Episode 9 Recap: Suicidal Toddlers
Previously - Hoyt and Jessica re-connected. Eric used Sarah Newlin to cure himself of Hep-V. Vampire Bill Compton inspired a Bon Temps-wide eyeroll when he refused to take the cure.

Ah, it’s the penultimate episode of this epic vampire saga. "Love Is To Die" was sort of necessary but somewhat low-key, obviously intended to clear the decks of all of our secondary characters’ needs, wants, and problems. It also gave Eric some time to show some depth beyond “I’m going to eat Sarah Newlin's face!!” and displaying airbrushed disease veins.

As often happens on True Blood, we start off where we ...
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'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 6 'The Family Business'

August 18th, 2014 10:09am EDT
'Real Housewives Of New Jersey' Season 6 Episode 6 'The Family B
Vision boards. Scientists. Corporate jets. Oh my. We're getting lofty in the Garden State.

Still smarting from the First Responder attack, all the castmates decide to retreat back into their families for moral support, with the kids having a more high profile role than usual.

I almost feel badly for this second-generation that counts reality TV as part of its legacy; although none of them yet seem any worse for the wear just yet. Especially not the feisty Gia Guidice. She has just turned thirteen, and as her gift, Teresa passes down to her a ring that Gia’s grandmother had given to Teresa...
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'Ray Donovan' Season 2 Episode 6 Recap: Moguls, Molestation And Mickey Donovan: The Movie

August 18th, 2014 9:34am EDT
Image from Ray Donovan
It's no secret that a great gulf exists in "Ray Donovan." On one side you have the stuff that, frankly, is dullsville- some generic crime elements here, some waaaaaah, Ray's not a particularly capable father/husband/business partner there.

And on the other side are the talking dolphins, porn kidnapping schemes, and nearly every morsel of dialogue coming out of Jon Voight's mouth (here's a fun quote from last night: "Well, they say write about what you know. I know about two things: robbing banks and f@#king black chicks").

Normally, that gulf tends to favor the doldrums, even if it alwa...
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'Masters of Sex' Season 2 Episode 6: Top 5 Moments From 'Blackbird'

August 18th, 2014 9:02am EDT
'Masters of Sex' Season 2 Episode 6: Top 5 Moments From 'Blackbi
Here are the top 5 best moments from last night’s episode of Masters of Sex:

1. Hendricks’ Objection to the Study

The last episode ended with the assumption that Dr. Hendricks, the head of Buell Green, has been sabotaging the study for nefarious purposes. However, at the beginning of “Blackbird” he explains his position succinctly. Medical history has been marred by white doctors deciding to perform horrific experiments on black people to further stereotypes. Hendricks sees the addition of black patients on the study as a contribution to that long line of disgusting behavior in the medica...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 24 Recap: An Orange Skittle Saves Zach

August 18th, 2014 8:37am EDT
bB16-Christine and Donny
Big Brother past and present houseguests have all made some strange game decisions. But Big Brother 16 will forever be known for having one of the weirdest nomination picking strategies. On Sunday's episode, fans witnessed Skittles determining the fate of three players on Big Brother 2014. Skittles Gate might finally shift the power this week.

Team America Betrayal and Mission

Frankie Grande and Derrick Levasseur barely celebrate their win before the alliance formerly known as the Bomb Squad discuss this week's nominations. They want Donny Thompson out this week. They also decide to gi...
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'The Strain' Season 1 Episode 6 Recap: Ephraim Goodweather And The Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

August 17th, 2014 11:03pm EDT
'The Strain' Season 1 Episode 6 Recap: Ephraim Goodweather And T
Hey, remember that time when a hungry vampire tore through a nursing home and start draining the elderly of their precious fluids? You know- last week on "The Strain?"

Apparently "The Strain" doesn't.

Look, it's not like "The Strain" is the most deadly serious show on TV. The subject matter is (vampires, Nazis, the inevitable bloodless death of the entire Earth), but it handles those subjects with equal parts horror and gleeful giggling. So "The Strain" isn't really a show we should be picking apart, plot point by plot point.

But that an old folks' home could be invaded by vampires, tha...
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'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Up Losers Creek' - The Fall Of Sal Vulcano

August 15th, 2014 10:04am EDT
Impractical Jokers
On this week's episode of Impractical Jokers, the guys tackle one of the world's most hated professions, a lot of drugs are going around, and one of the guys manages to fail out of the entire episode. Why can't Sal get himself together? Who manages to escape the loser board entirely? It's another vastly inappropriate installment of the funniest show on TV.

Challenge #1: Phoning It In
The Jokers have split into teams for this telemarketing presentation, with Murr and Q facing off against Joe and Sal. ("I wish I could hang up on him in real life," Joe says of the ferret.) Of course, the slid...
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‘Candidly Nicole’ Episode 5 Recap 'Who’s The Boss?'

August 15th, 2014 9:06am EDT
‘Candidly Nicole’ Episode 5 Recap 'Who’s The Boss?'
Nicole tries to find her authoritative side working at a fashion magazine.

Being a boss takes more than donning the nameplate necklace, so Nicole realizes when she takes on being guest editor of Who What Wear fashion mag in “Candidly Nicole’s” fifth ep “How to be a Boss.”

Nicole’s sauntering into the E.I.C’s office (she’s the pal that landed her the gig) while she’s on the phone is a big red flag of what NOT to do. Want some more? Being the main distraction that everyone stops work for. Nicole was just that for Who What Wear writers by taking selfies on a colleague’s phone, stealing anoth...
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