Explosions And Jason Bateman Make For One Of The Best 'Muppets' Episodes

11/11/2015 9:38am EST
The Muppets
With an Animal drumbeat providing the foundation, “The Muppets” leans into its most natural mode in the kinetic “Pig’s in a Blackout.” Animal does not just provide the instrumental support, but also the thesis statement, when he exclaims, “Explosions! Yum!” The Muppets have a grand tradition of a perennial threat of everything gloriously blowing apart. Usually Kermit, at the center of it all, manages to keep a stopgap on the most combustible situations, but that is a formula for a lot of stress. With the frog opting for a period of relaxation, the floodgates come bursting open. Taking that ...

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' Recap: Damage Control

11/11/2015 9:32am EST
'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D' Season 3 Episode 7 Recap: Damag
This week's episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D confirms how Andrew became Lash, and gives a little more detail into how and why he changes form. In the episode, May sets out to find out the truth about her ex-husband. She wants to find out if there is any human left in the Inhuman.

The Way We Were

In Hawaii, Andrew and May are happily preparing to start over. She talks about leaving S.H.I.E.L.D because she doesn't want to be a barrier for them. Andrew promises May that this time, he won't lose her.

In the Present..Once back at the S.H.I.E.L.D base, May wants to find Andrew. She runs into D...

'Scream Queens': A Rundown Of 'Mommie Dearest'

11/11/2015 8:45am EST
Scream Queens
“Mommie Dearest” might be the one episode that takes the mystery of the Red Devil the most seriously. It’s a genuinely great episode, if you apply it to the low standard that Scream Queens has set. There was still a lot of the Ryan Murphy level humor that relies on racism, sexism, and dated pop culture references. However, it also introduced horror homages, new rivalries, and plenty of clues to the mystery of the Red Devil. Best of all, it had the perfect amount of Chanel, which is to say very little compared to every other episode.

Here’s a rundown on “Mommie Dearest:”


In the last ...

'Homeland': Saul Is Done With Carrie

11/10/2015 4:01pm EST
'Homeland' Recap: Saul Is Done With Carrie
Previously - Quinn was in a bad way until he was picked up by a mysterious stranger. Allison was revealed to be behind the attempts on Carrie’s life. Carrie sought out Saul for a look at the hacked CIA documents.

Did anyone else have their heart broken when Saul basically told Carrie to eff off and die (in this case it would be literally)? No one does the ugly cry like Claire Danes. Her Gollum-face kills me, and Saul was so mean to her crazy ass! It was like losing a father all over again. Gee, Saul - maybe you shouldn’t have gone against everything you taught your protege by snuggling up ...

Live Playoffs Begin On 'The Voice'

11/10/2015 10:14am EST
'The Voice' Recap: Live Playoffs Begin With Team Adam vs. Team G
Season 9 of The Voice is down to its last quarter: the live playoffs. The final act started Monday night with Team Adam and Team Gwen - and two "Coach Comeback Artists" given a new lease on life - performing for fan votes for the first time. Only three singers from each team would make the cut, but who had the best shot?

At the top of the show, though, was this season's new plot twist: each of the coaches was given the opportunity to bring back an eliminated artist into the Top 20. Neither decision was a surprise. Adam Levine chose to save pop singer Chance Pena, while Gwen Stefani went wi...

What We Learned From 'Blindspot'

11/10/2015 9:07am EST
What We Learned From 'Blindspot': Get To Know Your Coworkers
What did we learn from this week's Blindspot? That you should take the time to get to know your co-workers, before you learn things that you don't want to know about them and get blindsided like Kurt Weller.

In "Persecute Envoys," Weller (Sullivan Stapleton) finally got the honest truth about the secret Operation Daylight out of his boss Mayfair (Marianne Jean-Baptiste), whose part in the spying gig was told to the audience mostly through flashbacks.

Under a direct order from the White House, Mayfair was one-third of the Daylight team along with Tom Carter (Michael Gaston) and White House...

A Shocking Elimination On 'Dancing With the Stars' Week 9

11/9/2015 9:59pm EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Results November 9: A Shocking Eliminat
Who was eliminated on Dancing with the Stars on Week 9? With only two more eliminations before finale week, five couples will move on to next week's competition at the end of tonight's show. Here's the scoop on Monday night's rather surprising elimination, as well as the details on how everyone scored this week.

The evening starts out with one contestant, Tamar Braxton missing from the stage. According to Buddy TV, she was taken to the hospital during tonight's dress rehearsal, with her partner Val Chmerkovskiy stating that she has been sick with pneumonia.

Considering Andy Grammer was i...

'The Walking Dead': Alexandria's Very Bad, Long Day And Highlights From 'Now'

11/9/2015 8:33am EST
The Walking Dead
Has this whole season of The Walking Dead taken place over just one day? It seems that, besides Morgan’s dip into the past and the black and white flashbacks from the pilot, everything has happened in the other 4 episodes in a single day. In this one day, a group went out to lure away a large horde of walkers, Wolves breached the walls and killed dozens of inept townspeople, outside the gates more incompetent Alexandrians got torn apart, and the writers tried—and failed—to convince us that Glenn died in the lamest way possible. All in one day.

“Now” finally ends this inexplicably long day ...

'Saturday Night Live' Season 41, Episode 4 Recap: Donald Trump & Sia

11/8/2015 2:01pm EST
Donald Trump on SNL
Donald Trump might be a bigot, or he might just be shamelessly aping the rhetoric of bigots to win over their support. Which is worse? Either way, one would assume he is a terrible fit to host a comedy show that many believe has the responsibility of holding the powerful accountable.

Thus, the petitions to reverse the Trump booking or calls to disrupt the episode had made for one of the most controversial shows in decades before it even aired.

In a way, Trump’s appearance actually turning out to be a funny episode would be troublesome, because of the fear that it could legitimize a rather...

'The Player': Blowing Things Up Is Not A Solution

11/6/2015 9:04am EST
What We Learned From 'The Player': Blowing Things Up Is Not A So
This week on The Player: Blowing things up is not a solution to your problems. Except for when it is.

In "A House Is Not A Home," Alex Kane (Philip Winchester) was asked to stop a wayward father (Michael Irby - and how great was it to see him back on TV again?) who'd decided to exact revenge on the people who'd taken his family's house by blowing them up.

He'd succeeded the first time, taking out the office of the bank lawyers who'd started foreclosure proceedings behind his family's back, but Alex was able to save the reporter who'd taken a payoff from the bank to drop her investigation,...

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