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'Community' Recap: 'Intro To Recycled Cinema'

April 28th, 2015 3:55pm EDT
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Greendale is starting to feel a bit like purgatory. It is not impossible to escape from (Troy is sailing around the world, Shirley moved on to assist a butcher, even Pierce got to die), but the remaining members of the Greendale 7 are here longer than they originally meant to be. And most of them do not appear visibly conflicted over their lack of definitive academic endpoints. Greendale was never going to give Abed the artistic freedom he desired in the move to capitalize on Chang’s newfound fame, and it was unreasonable for him to expect it to. But it is a comfortable place, and it may be...
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'The Voice' Top 8 Perform

April 28th, 2015 9:02am EDT
'The Voice' Recap: 'Top 8 Performances' - 3 To Watch
Pharrell Williams is impressed with what he's hearing on The Voice, and we can understand why. Things are getting down to the wire now - on Monday night the Top 8 singers took the stage again, hoping to avoid elimination and make their way into the Top 6.

As the fight for your vote gets tougher by the week, we've selected our favorite three performances from last night's show in an attempt to help make it a little easier on you, and just to recognize greatness. Who impressed us? Read on to find out.

Joshua Davis (Team Adam), "Fields of Gold": Joshua can pretty much do any song by any sing...
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'Bob's Burgers': Gene The Showman

April 27th, 2015 11:34am EDT
'Bob's Burgers' Season 5, Episode 17 Recap: 'The Itty Bitty Ditt
Gene Belcher is not the most talented 11-year-old at Wagstaff Middle School, but he has made up for that lack with general enthusiasm and happy-go-lucky resilience. His story could be the height of tragedy: always meaning well but never achieving anything. But instead, he is an emblem of endurance. His spirit has never been broken, nor has it ever come close to breaking. Partly that is due to the fact that he has never been invested in anything enough to truly be defeated. He cannot be tragic because he does not enter the journey in the first place. But just because he does not commit does ...
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'Mad Men' Gives Us A Glimpse Of The Endgame

April 27th, 2015 10:58am EDT
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They've gone from bold entrepreneurs to little cogs in the wheel.

And so it goes when you sell your small business to a major conglomerate. The five partners – Roger, Don, Joan, Pete and Ted – may have made millions on the deal and may still have jobs after the dust settles (because they all signed four year contracts), but they have lost their independence; something that’s more important than anything to mavericks like these.

It seems that parent company McCann-Erickson has reneged on the deal they made with Roger, which was to allow SC&P to retain it’s name, offices, and clients. The g...
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Brooklyn Nine-Nine: 'AC/DC'

April 27th, 2015 10:15am EDT
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: 'AC/DC' Destroys Jake's Body For The
It's been way too long since our last "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." "Sabotage" was six weeks ago! At least things are back to normal now.

"Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" returning to some very familiar territory with "AC/DC." Jake, in pushing himself to be the greatest cop ever (a constant state of John McClane, really), pulls a daring rooftop car chase. Except for the car with an open sunroof, tripping up Jake and also crushing several of his bones.

But he'll still push on, despite the whole "crushed bones" thing.

Here's the part that feels so familiar. "AC/DC" sees Jake drive himself obsessively toward...
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'The Good Wife': Kalinda's Exit Story Becomes Clear

April 27th, 2015 9:45am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'The Deconstruction' - How Doe
After The Good Wife blew up its State's Attorney storyline two weeks ago, we've been asking ourselves what this show is going to do, not just for the end of season six but for a potential season seven. In "The Deconstruction," we find out that it's a little bit of deja vu: toying with the same splitting-firms storyline from season five, except in this case everyone behaves like children.

Meanwhile, Kalinda's exit story finally becomes clear, as she takes big steps toward resolving the Lemond Bishop situation. But all you really need to know is that no one is happy with anyone and that some...
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'Game Of Thrones': Exciting Prospects Are On The Horizon

April 27th, 2015 9:00am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Recap & Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'The
The best thing this season of Game of Thrones has done is converge some of the many characters into single storylines. With a great many characters spread all across the many lands, there’s a danger of losing focus and having too much going on. That’s always been one of the major downfalls of the show, having too much going on and not enough time to fully focus on the characters that really matter.

But this season has put characters that were adrift on a path that will see them come together. The possibilities of the future storylines with characters that normally wouldn’t interact are one...
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'Orphan Black' Castor Clone Havoc

April 27th, 2015 8:11am EDT
'Orphan Black' Recap: Brotherly Love?
Previously - Sarah wasn't thrilled upon finding out Mrs. S had Helena snatched and shipped. She also impersonated the now pencil-free Rachel to discover Rachel had a plan to kill all the Leda girls and snatch Kyra. Helena is pregnant, imprisoned, and talking to scorpions. Alison is running for the school board. And Cosima is keeping Duncan's clone cypher close to her vest. Or dashiki. Or cruelty-free hemp tunic. Or whatever hippy-dippy garment she's clothed in this week...

I'm a jerk for foreshadowing that I'm not going to love the Castor clones like I love our main girls, right? I loved ...
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'The Vampire Diaries' Emotional And Eventful Night

April 24th, 2015 10:07am EDT
'The Vampire Diaries' Recap: Bonnie And Damon Fall Out And Other
The Vampire Diaries season 6 brought out the dark sides to Caroline and Stefan. Last week on the series, Stefan regained his humanity-due to the help of Mama Salvatore. Caroline quickly took off to avoid feeling again. Last night, the emotions came pouring back in for Caroline on The Vampire Diaries.

Meanwhile, a major decision involving the cure drew Elena and Damon closer together, while pulling him further from Bonnie and Lily. We also got to see Lily "I only care about my family" Salvatore show some emotions to an unexpected ally. It was a very emotional, and eventful night on The Vamp...
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Review: 'Scandal' Is In A Rut

April 24th, 2015 9:41am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 'First Lady Sings The Blues' Can't Move Forwar
Fake outs are cop outs. Just as predicted in the last review, Jake’s “death” was short lived. In fact, it lasted all of 2 minutes, after Huck revived a man, who had been stabbed multiple times and was bleeding out for God knows how long, by hitting him hard in the chest. Science! The rest of “First Lady Sings the Blues” is a race to ensure Jake survives.

There’s so much wrong with this. First of all, Russell is the world’s worst assassin. He stabbed Jake multiple times, but still managed to miss every major artery. Then, in some sort of attempt to be Joe Carroll from The Following, he deci...
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