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'The Affair' Recap & Review: 'Safe'

December 10th, 2014 10:24am EST
The Affair
Remember when I thought Noah was the most reliable narrator on the show? Midway through the season, I began to deeply question Alison’s recounting of her experiences that summer. Week after week her story was a depressing tale of a meek, generally innocent and troubled woman, who just got swept up by a suave and attractive but married man. Noah was her only source of contentment, the only means of escape from her tragic existence. She was a martyr, supporting herself and her husband after the death of her son, liked and nurtured by everyone around her. It was a little much, and it turned me...
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'New Girl' Recap: Reverse Santa - 'LAXmas'

December 10th, 2014 9:58am EST
New Girl - LAXmas
“New Girl” might be developing an addiction to the bottle (episode). After spending two whole half-hours confined (almost) entirely to the loft this season, Jess, Cece, and the guys headed out, only to find themselves stuck in another location. Los Angeles International Airport was not quite the same seething cauldron of angst, as it was much more spacious than an apartment. Waiting out flight delays can be just as frustrating as being stuck at home, but there is more room in the former to prevent everyone’s anxieties and frustrations from bumping up against one another. However, that d...
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'Girlfriends Guide To Divorce' Recap: Divorce Lawyer Up

December 10th, 2014 9:34am EST
'Girlfriends Guide To Divorce' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Divorce
The comment made by family expert/marriage guru and author, "Abby McCarthy" (Lisa Edelstein) about wishing her husband dead has gone viral and is fodder for every TV talk show. Her ex, "Jake" (Paul Adelstein), is still crashing on her couch because the stay-at-home dad has yet to find a place to live or look for work as a cameraman (he's a failed movie director.)

On top of it all, Abby's editor has abandoned her and the publisher has assigned her a new one who has cancelled her book tour, and tells her that they'll "regroup" when they see how sales of her series go.

Things seem to loo...
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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: Yep, [SPOILER] Was Exactly What You Thought It Was

December 10th, 2014 9:31am EST
'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: Yep, [HUGE SPOILER] Was Exactly
As with every other "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." recap you'll read this week, this one comes with a hearty disclaimer.

SPOILERS. The most spoilery of spoilers; spoilers that dictate the fate of the ongoing Marvel universe and radically change the basic setup of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

Ready? Cool.

Like it says up in the title, the giganto-reveal from last night's "What They Become" is the exact thing everyone was expecting. The secret temple, the obelisk and the alien writing all stem from one thing: the Inhumans.

The Inhumans being a particular group of people experimented on by ancient K...
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'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Livin' La Vida Housewife

December 10th, 2014 9:03am EST
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This is livin'?

Unfortunately, this was another one of those "laying the groundwork" episodes that, when it's over, I have to ask, "What just happened?" because nothing did.

Kim prepared for her daughter Brooke's wedding. She tried on a couple of mother-of-the-bride dresses in the midst of her other kids being sick. Kyle came over to give her opinion on the outfits and ended up running around the house with a mask over her face trying to avoid getting sick for her Mallorca trip.

Brandi also took a trip -- to the headquarters of the company that airs her podcast: Brandi Unfiltered, where ...
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'The Flash': Christmas With The Reverse-Flash

December 10th, 2014 8:30am EST
'The Flash' Recap: Christmas With The Reverse-Flash
"The Man in the Yellow Suit" gave us everything we could ever want in "The Flash's" mid-season finale. Namely, a man in a yellow suit.

The Reverse-Flash has had almost zero screen time this season (up until last night, that is), only talked about in whispers or blurs of yellow that no one's really capable enough to describe. And now he's here, in the flesh and taunting Barry outright.

Though he spent a fair chunk of time onscreen, the mustard-colored speedster only popped off lines like “Your destiny is to lose to me, just as your mother's destiny was to die that night." Or, "if you want...
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'The Voice': Which 3 Artists Will Make The Finals?

December 9th, 2014 9:02am EST
'The Voice': Which 3 Artists Will Make The Finals?
It's all come down to this - The Voice will reveal tonight which three of its artists will go through to next week's finals, before a round of last chance songs and then a Twitter vote will determine the fourth "wild card" finalist.

You still have just hours to cast your votes, but in case you haven't or just want to relive Monday night's performances, we've made our picks for who we believe will survive and offered a few potential choices for who will take that wild card spot.

Finalist #1: Matt McAndrew (Team Adam)

This show doesn't have many locks, but Matt is as close to a sure thing ...
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'Bob's Burgers' Season 5, Episode 6, 'Father Of The Bob'

December 8th, 2014 10:01am EST
Bob's Burgers
“Bob’s Burgers” features the healthiest family dynamics on any television show currently airing. Linda and Bob’s devoted and playful relationship sets the tone for the kids’ relationships with each other and their parents. They are all so unapologetically weird, and they are never afraid to let their freak flags when in each other’s company. Their quirks are not identical, but they are not ashamed of them because they all have each other’s back. The kids are actively encouraged by their mother and tolerated, with affection, by their father.

One might surmise that the Belchers come from...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine': Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Christmas

December 8th, 2014 9:56am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Nemesis Saves (And Ruins) Chr
Has anyone else felt like "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" was in a wee bit of a slump? Since around the Halloween episode, maybe. As though, as gut-busting (and believe us, guts have been busted) each episode was, there was something dragging it down?

Well, whether you agree or not (or are sharpening an Andy Samberg-shaped penknife for a swift and brutal defense of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine's" honor), "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" was an absolute hoot. Naysayers and yaysayers alike have a lot to love this week.

Kinda like "Halloween II," "The Pontiac Bandit Returns" makes a pretty general stab at sequelizi...
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'Saturday Night Live' Review: James Franco And Nicki Minaj

December 8th, 2014 9:12am EST
James Franco/Nicki Minaj - SNL
With a crisis in policing in America, and a movie studio being hacked, possibly in retaliation to the upcoming film starring tonight’s host, this week’s “SNL” was not struggling for topicality. Surprisingly enough, one of the most uncomfortable issues of the year shocked the show out of its politically tepid default, resulting in some legitimately funny material on a difficult subject. However, what this episode was most notable for was a bizarrely naturalistic pace. It was not slow and sleepy so much as it was that many of the sketches took their time to find a joke. Rhythmically, this...
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