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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Review: “The Last Ride”

Brooklyn Nine Nine ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 15 – Brooklyn Nine-Nine shows us what the nine-nine would do if the precinct was about to close in “The Last Ride.” With the possibility of closure seemingly imminent, the team sets about their last day of work with the show’s typical humor.

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BOSCH Review: Episodes 5-7

bosch excerptSeason 3, Episodes 5-7 – Bosch‘s third season stays strong with this middle batch of episodes, keeping the pace steady with over half a dozen different plots to track. It’s a slow ride but the acting and surprises make it worth it.

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE Review: “Offred”

the handmaid's tale excerpt Season 1, Episode 1 – The series premiere of The Handmaid’s Tale is excellently crafted, adapted, and all too chillingly relevant.

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THE MICK Review: “The Implant”

the mick excerpt Season 1, Episode 16 – The Mick kicks off another episode filled with mixed messages as Mickey and Jimmy accidentally teach the kids unimportant lessons in the most convoluted ways and Alba once again saves the day—and the funny.

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THE FLASH Review: “The Once and Future Flash”

the flash excerpt Season 3, Episode 19 – After a month off The Flash returns with an excellent episode that sends Barry back to the future to find some answers. Sadly, what he does find is a Central City at the mercy of Top and Mirror Master as well as a disbanded and broken Team Flash. Can Barry save the future as well get the answers he so desperately needs? Come find out!

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GIRLBOSS Review: Episodes 5-8

girlboss excerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-8 – Girlboss finds fun in mid-aughts music and nostalgia, but Sophia’s narcissism takes up too much space, leaving the other characters feeling flat.

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AGENTS OF SHIELD Review: “All the Madame’s Men”

Agents of SHIELD Excerpt Season 4, Episode 19 – Agents of SHIELD reveals motivation and takes a step toward escape in “All the Madame’s Men.” One group of our friends moves closer to freedom while another searches for the reason why they’re all trapped in a virtual prison. The episode moves the story forward just enough to set up some kind of conclusion.

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OUTSIDERS Review: ‘Unbroken Chain’

outsiders excerptSeason 2, Episode 13 – A rather anti-climactic ending to the season, and most probably the series. Most of the main characters seem to be done for, except perhaps for Big Foster, who despite extraordinary betrayals and other such sins against his people, tries to lay claim to power.

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DC Entertainment’s “Titans” to Premiere as Part of New DC Digital Service as “Powerless” Gets Pulled from NBC

Teen Titans ExcerptJoining the wave of digital services, DC Entertainment is preparing to launch their own digital channel with Warner Bros. Television. The service will premiere the live-action Titans series and third season of Young Justice. Plus, NBC’s Powerless has been effectively canceled.

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APB Review: “Ricochet”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 12 – APB ends its season (series?) with an entertaining episode but with a flawed antagonist and a cliffhanger we may get no resolution for.

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The Runway – Your 2017 Pilot Survival Guide: FOX Comedies

Fox CroppedFox has recently taken a cautious approach to comedy development, but now that New Girl is likely canceled, and Last Man on Earth may be winding down soon, Fox has to get a bit more aggressive.

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SUPERGIRL Review: “Ace Reporter”

Supergirl ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 18 – In this week’s Supergirl, a CEO debuts nanorobot technology. Kara puts on her reporter hat and finds out that not everything is as it seems. Meanwhile, Jimmy and Winn trying to bring Lyra into their crimefighting circle, with mixed results.

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GOTHAM Review: “How The Riddler Got His Name”

Gotham ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 15 – Nygma goes on a killing spree and struggles to find his place in Gotham without Penguin. Gordon hears a disturbing secret from uncle Frank about his father’s relationship to the Court of Owls. Bruce faces his Clone in a deserted alley and Ivy pulls something cold and vengeful from the river.

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MAKING HISTORY Review: “The Godfriender “

making history excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – In the sixth episode of Making History we pick up where we left off with the trio and Al Capone! They’re all betting on the world series and the red win making them all rich! So now they can finally go back to the future? Nope!

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 16 – Jane the Virgin continues to “wow” us. Abuela is working on getting her groove back. Rogelio is still struggling with not being the hottest telenovela star. Rafael likes Petra (ew). Oh! And Jane is a published author, but she has to air all her dirty laundry to make it a hit.

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TAKEN Review: “Gone”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – What could have been a slam dunk episode with emotion and high stakes for Taken ends up being flat and predictable, leading us into what looks to be a flat and predictable finale next week.

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BETTER CALL SAUL Review: “Sunk Costs”

excerpt bcs Season 3, Episode 3 – Chuck’s true motives for manipulating Jimmy come to light in this episode of Better Call Saul. Can Jimmy find a way out of the corner Chuck’s painted him into with Kim’s help? Mike and Gus meet face to face. Mike may be able to get revenge on Hector without killing him, while at the same time helping Gus.

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QUANTICO Review: “Mhorder”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 19 – Quantico pauses its recent string of episodes mirroring real world events to give us a pretty straightforward Mission of the Week. It’s a little flat, but has some surprises.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Cord”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 10 – The cord still hasn’t been cut between Norma and Norman on Bates Motel. Norman is dead, but I’m disappointed. The series’ finale deserves something better than Dylan killing his brother. Or did he?

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“Casual” Showrunner Teams with Ingrid Michaelson for “The Way I Am” at Hulu

ingrid michaelsonStreaming site Hulu has netted single-camera comedy The Way I Am from Casual showrunner Liz Tigelaar and musician Ingrid Michaelson in a competitive situation. The script was penned by duo and Michaelson is attached to star.

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Michael Mann, Michael De Luca Team for Vietnam War Miniseries “Hue 1968”

Michael Mann Michael De Luca Hue 1968Black Hawk Down author Mark Bowden has spent the past five years working on the book, which will be published June 6. It examines the Tet Offensive, which was the turning point of American involvement in the Vietnam War, and features characters on all sides of the conflict.

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GUERRILLA Review: “102”

guerilla excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Guerrilla continues to struggle in justifying why Jas, an Asian woman, is so invested in the Black Liberation Movement in the UK. She ambushes the Rhodesia house, shoots someone, and then terrorizes the other guests. Without knowing her backstory, she just seems like a career activist.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Success Failure”

silicon valley excerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – Silicon Valley returns with the team ready to get to work on a “new Pied Piper” utilizing Dinesh’s video chat, but Richard can’t let go of his algorithm or control leading to a big shift in the company hierarchy.

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VEEP Review: “Library”

Veep ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 2 – The sixth season of Veep is off to rocky start, as this episode felt as uneven as the premiere. Splitting up the characters makes sense logically, but the cast’s chemistry was part of what made the show so great.

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GIRLBOSS Review: “Episodes 1-4”

girlboss excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – Netflix’s new original series, Girlboss is occasionally fun, but relies too heavily on old tropes, and loses itself in the self-absorption of its main character.

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BOSCH Review: Episodes 1-4

bosch excerptSeason 3, Episodes 1-4 – Bosch Season 3 hits the ground running, introducing a plethora of mysteries off the bat, all while Detective Bosch is the most miserable and vulnerable we’ve ever seen him.

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THE LEFTOVERS Review: “Don’t Be Ridiculous”

TitleCard Season 3, Episode 2 – The second episode of The Leftovers focuses on Nora, and it’s a strong and powerful look into how she’s dealing with the loss of her children, including Lily. The sitcom Perfect Strangers plays a front and center role in this episode, as Mark Linn-Baker reaches out to Nora with a strange offer to see her children again.

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FEUD Review: “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?”

feud excerpt Season 1, Episode 8 – Even in its finale, Feud can’t manage to muster enough conflict to make Joan Crawford and Bette Davis’ fictional feud compelling. “You Mean All This Time We Could Have Been Friends?” offers little in the way of growth, resolution, or narrative while it stumbles through shallow emotions to its long-awaited termination.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Seven”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 7 – Another heartbreaker of an episode for American Crime as some plots wind down and others gear up for what’s sure to be a bleak finale next week.

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THE WHITE PRINCESS Review: “Hearts and Minds”

the white princess excerpt Season 1, Episode 2 – If last week’s premiere showed us that the real story of The White Princess is driven largely by the women at its center, the series’ second episode illustrates just how difficult it is for women to wield real power in their own right. After an attempt on Henry’s life, Lizzie manages to show everyone what a real queen looks like.

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