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TAKEN Review: “Solo”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – It’s hard to care about any of the stakes when you couldn’t possibly care less about the characters. Another lackluster episode of NBC’s Taken.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “The Body”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 8 – So, Chicky is dead, killed by ex-Sheriff Alex Romero in Monday night’s episode of Bates Motel. But for what? He got on his nerves. With Norman in jail, it seems the town of White Pine Bay is in a tizzy. Why haven’t people suspected him before?

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QUANTICO Review: “Odyoke”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 17 – Quantico gets political, with the team tasked with striking down an impending Muslim Registry vote in congress. A different take for this show, but it works!

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BETTER CALL SAUL Review: “Mabel”

excerpt bcs Season 3, Episode 1 – Better Call Saul returns to take its place as one of the best dramas on television, with Vince Gilligan directing the season premiere. What is Chuck going to do with the secretly tapped confession of Jimmy’s sabotage? Who intervened to stop Mike from killing Hector, and what do they want?

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“Sense8” Season 2 is a War For Survival For the Octet of Connected Characters (VIDEO)

sense8-excerptIn the new trailer for Lana and Lilly Wachowski’s Netflix series Sense8, we are re-introduced to the cluster of eight characters from different parts of the world who are mentally connected by a violent vision. The interconnected drama, which premiered in 2015, continues with season two as we learn that the senses of the core eight are evolving, but there are dark forces are hunting them down.

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Netflix Developing Adaptation of Classic Novel “The Haunting of Hill House”

Haunting of Hill House ExcerptFollowing the spooks of Stranger Things and Black Mirror, Netflix is developing a 10-episode adaptation of the classic thriller novel The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson.

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“I Love Dick” Trailer Finds Kathryn Hahn Obsessing Over Kevin Bacon (VIDEO)

i-love-dick-excerptThe title of Transparent creator Jill Soloway upcoming Amazon series I Love Dick may have you thinking dirty things, but the show is based on a cult novel by Chris Kraus about a woman who becomes obsessed with a guy named Dick. The new trailer shows that this is not your typical comedy, making it an ambitious project for Soloway to tackle.

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THE GET DOWN Review: Episodes 10-11

The Get Down ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 10-11 – Seems like The Get Down gave up on itself. I expected to review 3 more episodes. Apparently, there are only 2 more. They are better than the first 3, but inconsistency kills this story’s chances of being liked. I guess the writers were like, “F*** it”. I share that sentiment.

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CRASHING Review: “Baptism”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – In the season one finale, accompanied by his trusted advisor Artie Lang, Pete goes to an old friend’s baptism and finds he might have another chance at the life that was taken away from him.

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BILLIONS Review: “The Kingmaker”

billions excerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – Bryan and Sacker come together to work a lead which may help take down Axe on Billions , only the timing isn’t right for Chuck. It isn’t until something Chuck Sr. does puts a dent in Axe’s calm demeanor, that Chuck sees an opening to take Axe down once and for all.

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FEUD Review: “Hagsploitation”

feud excerpt Season 1, Episode 6 – Feud continues to bumble its way through 1960s Hollywood, hitting sporadically upon events and issues without ever pausing to examine them. “Hagsploitation” is another example of the series’ aimlessness, presenting the characters as victims of circumstance without achieving a narrative goal or even providing cheap thrills.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Five”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – It’s a tough hour to watch, but this is good television. American Crime‘s characters are all faced with the illusion of choice, but really are stuck between bad and worse.

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THE SON Review: “First Son of Texas; The Plum Tree”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-2 – In Texas in 1915, family patriarch Eli McCullough realizes change needs to happen in his business to keep up with the times. Believing that his lands contain oil, Eli throws his family into new territory and new relationships to build the legacy he wants.

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TRAINING DAY Review: “Quid Pro Quo”

training day excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Training Day returns with an enjoyable if less action packed episode than usual. If you want to savor ever second of Bill Paxton’s final work, you should catch his performance here.

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THE GOOD FIGHT Review: “Self Condemned”

the good fight excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Maia is questioned by the FBI, Jane Lynch guest stars, and Colin Sweeney returns in this week’s penultimate episode of The-Good-Fight.

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THE GET DOWN Review: Episodes 7-9

The Get Down ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 7-9 – The Get Down returns, and it continues in its tradition of bringing us an “aggressively mediocre” (borrowed from Damon Young of VSB notoriety) story. There are only two things that save it from being a double dose of disaster – the comic book perspective and The Get Down Brothers’ performances. Otherwise, it’s wack.

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MACGYVER Review: “Hole Puncher”

MacGyver ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 20 – MacGyver steps into a villain’s shoes in “Hole Puncher.” With the team working separate cases from different places, the episode gives Mac a chance to shine a little more brightly, and breaking the routine of the show makes for an interesting change.

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Fox Taps “Grey’s Anatomy” Alum Karin Gist as “Star” Season 2 Showrunner

Star ExcerptFox has replaced Chuck Pratt as the showrunner for Star. Karin Gist, an executive producer from Grey’s Anatomy, will take the role as the third showrunner the series has seen since it premiered.

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Melissa Leo Owns the Mother-Effin’ Strip in New Trailer for Showtime’s “I’m Dying Up Here” (Video)

I'm Dying Up HereJim Carrey executive produces this one-hour drama series set in the not-so-glamorous world of stand-up comedy in the ’70s, when comics and audiences alike were less concerned about political correctness.

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Things Are Getting Confusing with All This Streaming Stuff

YouTube TV ExcerptWith both YouTube and Hulu launching their own TV subscriptions, what are the pros and cons of various TV networks working with the subscriptions and are these streaming options really a good thing for viewers?

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Ricky Martin Joins Edgar Ramirez, Penelope Cruz in “Versace: American Crime Story”

martin-excerptThe second installment of Ryan Murphy’s American Crime Story anthology about Hurricane Katrina yes yet to debut, but that doesn’t mean Murphy-o-philes can’t get excited about the third season titled Versace: American Crime Story which will explore the 1997 assassination of legendary fashion designer Gianni Versace. The cast is shaping up with some impressive names and Ricky Martin is the latest to be added to that list.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Glenn’s Kids”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 19 – In another great episode, Glenn brings his foster children to the store, but grows worried when his oldest (guest star Brenda Song) begins flirting with Jonah. Superstore is one of the most consistently funny shows on air right now.

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SUN RECORDS Review: “No Favors Here”

sun records excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Becky welcomes someone new to Sun Records as Elvis Presley’s popularity grows. Col. Parker meets Elvis for the first time and begins his quest for management. Johnny Cash returns from Germany, marries Vivian and settles in to domestic life. Jerry Lee gets expelled from the bible institute and his marriage, but finds his bliss selling brushes door-to-door.

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13 REASONS WHY Review: Episodes 9-13

13 reasons why excerptSeason 1, Episodes 9-13 – The last 5 episodes of 13 Reasons Why provides an unexpected conclusion that was undoubtedly worth the wait. The quiet analysis and commentary on high school life brings chills to your soul that will leave you broken open and questioning how you treated others while in high school.

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RIVERDALE Review: “La Grande Illusion”

riverdale excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Riverdale continues to get darker and more intensely dramatic in “La Grande Illusion.” With maple syrup, lots of ginger people, and Archie continually being naive about everything, the episode whips up an entertaining concoction like only Riverdale could.

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POWERLESS Review: “Van V Emily: Dawn of Justice”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – A marked improvement for Powerless this week, as a Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) storyline steals the show, providing consistent laughs not present in recent episodes.

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Brendan Fraser to Star Opposite Mira Sorvino in “Condor”

brendan fraser excerptThe Affair actor Brendan Fraser is returning to television to star opposite Max Irons and Mira Sorvino in Condor on AT&T Audience Network. The ten episodes series hails from MGM Television and Skydance TV.

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First Trailer for Netflix’s “Anne” Is Sumptuous and Wonderfully Feminist (Video)

Anne ExcerptThe beloved novel Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery is getting a new adaptation, this time from Netflix. Simply titled Anne, the first trailer is nothing short of delightful and captivating.

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THE GOLDBERGS Review: “The Dynamic Duo”

the goldbergs excerpt codeSeason 4, Episode 20 – The Goldbergs puts the focus on the family in “The Dynamic Duo.” With lots of Batman references and a classic over-confident fumble, the episode provided plenty of entertainment, but was light on the laughs.

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SHOTS FIRED Review: “Somebody’s Son “

shots fired excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – This week’s episode of Shots Fired put “black-on black crime” on full display with politics at the center of all the turmoil, as we see learn how the investigations into the deaths of Jesse Carr and Joey Campbell affect the community.

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