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'Bob's Burgers' Fifth Season Is A Wrap

May 18th, 2015 10:40am EDT
Bob's Burgers
With little fanfare, or more fanfare than expected, depending on how you look at it, “Bob’s Burgers” wrapped up its fifth season on May 17, 2015, making for another winning entry in the canon of classic animated sitcoms. It was a wacky year, with a wacky 7:30 timeslot resulting in conflicts with football for much of the fall. A cancellation of one show and the premiere of another had “Bob’s” bouncing to the 9:30 spot and then back to 7:30. So perhaps the odd scheduling choice of two new episodes two hours apart was the most appropriate decision to end this season. It certainly fit the ethos...
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Our Final Glimpse Into The World Of 'Mad Men'

May 18th, 2015 9:21am EDT
Mad Men Series Finale
Just when I thought we’d be saying, “Goodbye, Don Draper; hello Dick Whitman,” Matthew Weiner once again gives the ad man a reason to return after running away from home – except this time it was more satisfying.

Escaping from NYC/advertising/family life has had many false starts: Don went for a drive to nowhere, picked up hitchhikers who beat him up; took off when he was on a business trip in California without saying where he was going or when he'd return; and propositioned many mistresses to just pick up and "get out of here." But he always ended up begrudgingly back in Ossining and lyi...
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Has 'Game Of Thrones' Obsession With Rape Gone Too Far?

May 18th, 2015 8:41am EDT
Game of Thrones
Just when you thought the Game of Thrones character hadn’t dealt with enough horror, the show manages to pull out yet another horrific, unexpected scene. “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” constantly built up the tension from beginning to end. It starts with a relatively sleepy set of Arya scenes, filling the middle with rising stakes for every storyline, and then ends with the overwrought Sansa scene. Most of it was very well done, save for the consistently disappointing Sand Snakes, even if the direction of Sansa’s storyline is a continuation with the show’s obsession with rape.

Here are the mo...
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'SNL' Season 40 Finale – We Grade The Sketches

May 17th, 2015 9:25am EDT
SNL Season 40 Finale
In recent “SNL” history, the season finale has been reserved for familiar faces. Year 40 was no different, with Louis C.K. hosting for the third time in as many seasons and Rihanna making her fifth appearance as musical guest. Finales often have a celebratory air, with an overabundance of cameos, or an ode to the upcoming summer, or a farewell to departing talent, but there was not much of that this time. Instead, this was a fairly standard Season 40 episode, with a focus on original material that was best when it got weird. Unfortunately, it did not go weird often enough, and what resulted...
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'Strike Back' Flashback: Season 1, Episode 3

May 15th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: Picking Up The Pieces, Part 1
Having survived the worst hotel stay ever, Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott make their way to South Africa in Strike Back's "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 3," which starts a new arc that changes the Section 20 team permanently. You'd think it's a little early for such a shakeup, but they really don't screw around on this show.

Action opens with Stonebridge, Scott and Marshall looking to make up for the squad's previous mistake by staking out three suspects connected to Latif. Needless to say, Scott causes a problem - although this one really isn't his fault, as the guy he's standing next t...
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Did You Find The 'Scandal' Finale To Be Horrible?

May 15th, 2015 9:57am EDT
'Scandal' Review: The Infuriatingly Bad Finale 'You Can't Take C
Well, that was infuriating. Just terrible. Really, really bad.

“You Can’t Take Command” was the poorest showing Scandal has ever had. Plot lines were wrapped up in the worst way possible. Characters assassinated in the quest for “shocking” moments. Tension evaporated. A reunion that was not earned in any way, shape, or form.

What the heck is going on with Scandal?

Nothing was really shocking. Not in the true sense of the word. Shocking moments, which Scandal is obsessed with creating, is not just about having characters do insane things they would never do. Just because the audience woul...
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The Second Episode Of 'Lost in Transmission' Recap

May 15th, 2015 9:42am EDT
'Lost In Transmission' Recap: 'The Thing' - Orange Spells Danger
The second episode of Lost in Transmission, "The Thing," features as unique a car as you'll ever see. Naturally, our pal Rutledge Wood thinks this is awesome, while his partner in crime George Flanigen is much more concerned. We're sort of with George on this one.

The patient this week is a 1974 VW Thing, or as George puts it, "a shipping container with wheels." Kevin needs a little help putting it back together, and picking out another paint color, because this car is road cone orange with camouflage duct tape holding the windows together. He also wants it back in two weeks, because he dr...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Season 11 Finale

May 15th, 2015 9:36am EDT
5 Things To Know About 'Grey's Anatomy' Season 11 Finale
I suppose the most shocking thing about this season was Derek’s death. And will forever be marked as the season Derek Shepherd kicked the bucket. Which is why there were no shocking explosions, earthquakes or shootings in the season finale episode “You’re My Home.” Instead, we got an hour mostly focused on the case of the week and Grey-Sloan couples making up and breaking up. Here are five things you need to know about “Grey’s Anatomy’s” season 11 finale.

1. Grey-Sloan Docs Pull Off the Impossible (…Yes, Again!)

Picking up from where we left off, April is still standing atop a flatbed tru...
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Elena Says Goodbye To To Mystic Falls & 'The Vampire Diaries'

May 15th, 2015 8:56am EDT
'The Vampire Diaries' Finale Recap: Did Elena Gilbert Get A Sati
Last night, Elena Gilbert said goodbye to Mystic Falls on The Vampire Diaries. Actually, she didn't say goodbye to Mystic Falls but to the entire series. The Vampire Diaries had the difficult task of wrapping up a lot of major story lines in one hour. Plus they had the added pressure of giving Nina Dobrev and Michael Trevino proper goodbyes.

When The Vampire Diaries ended last week, uber-villain Kai parker had some scores to settle. Meanwhile, Elena's future became uncertain as she lied on the ground unconscious. So how did it all get wrapped up? And what lingering questions do we still ha...
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Things Heat Up On ‘Survivors’… Who Was Voted Out?

May 14th, 2015 2:19pm EDT
'Survivor : Worlds Apart' – Dan’s Advantage Can’t Save Him
Previously on, Survivor: The game seemed simple; it was everyone versus Mike. But below the surface, there was so much more. Dan won an advantage in the game, an additional vote at Tribal Council. And both Carolyn and Mike had Hidden Immunity Idols. Meanwhile, Birthday Boy Rodney started to self-destruct. Carolyn considered teaming up with Mike. At the last Immunity Challenge, Carolyn won her second immunity in a row. At Tribal Council, Mike played his idol, forcing the majority alliance of six to finally turn on each other. In the end, they voted out Tyler. Now Mike is left without any...
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