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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Unearthed”

midnight texas excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – A wave of hate hits Midnight, Texas when Hightower rolls in for his pound of flesh and the money Xylda owes him, but Manfred is a little short. The Sons of Lucifer attack Bobo’s pawnshop and ride off with someone he loves. Olivia helps Manfred face his past while Lem convinces Bobo to deal with Pete Lowry.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Why Can’t We Be Friends”

people of earth excerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – Because Richard took a week off without alerting his job, he has been canned. Agent Foster goads him into joining her crusade against Jonathan Walsh.

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PREACHER Review: “Dirty Little Secret”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – Jesse and Herr Starr take an interesting journey together in this episode of Preacher but again the two other principal cast members, Tulip and Cassidy, are given next to nothing to do this week.

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LOADED Review: “The Red List”

loaded excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Casey continues to groom Leon into becoming just like her, which means not letting the other guys in on everything that’s going on behind the scenes in Loaded. Abi won’t accept any of Josh’s money to get her idea funded, so he finds a sneaky way of funding her without her knowledge.

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WILL Review: “Your Houses”

will excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Jamie Campbell Bower steals the show this week as Christopher Marlowe attempts to pen his masterpiece “Doctor Faustus”, and spirals into existential despair.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part 15”

twin peaks excerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Twin Peaks bids a touching farewell to the Log Lady, Evil Cooper trudges through a dream labyrinth to see Philip Jeffries in order to find out who Judy is, and Ed and Norma finally find their way into each other’s arms after all these years.

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BALLERS Review: “Make Believe”

Ballers Excerpt Season 3, Episode 5 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer continues to try to court Wayne while facing renewed opposition. Julie helps Charles invite Seifert over for dinner. And Vernon takes a drug test.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Shook”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 5 – Just like the title of this week’s episode of Insecure all of our faves was shook up this week. Lawrence has an epiphany, Issa faces drama at work, and Molly finally does what she wants to do. Per usual, it’s a hot mess – and I’m here for it.

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GET SHORTY Review: “Sins of a Chambermaid”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Get Shorty thickens the plot and continues to let its cast shine in its second episode.

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GAME OF THRONES Review: “Beyond the Wall”

game of thrones excerptSeason 7, Episode 6 – More epic-ness. Game of Thrones brought intense action and interesting plot twists this week that lead us perfectly into next week’s sure to be stunning season finale.

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EPISODES Review: “Episode One”

episodes excerptSeason 5, Episode 1 – The final season of Episodes kicked off with a laugh filled half hour but one that did little in the way of setting up plot for this season, mostly catching us up on where we left the cast.

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THE DEFENDERS Review: Part 2

the defenders excerpt Season 1, Episode 5-8 – The back half of The Defenders employs a few slick narrative twists to keep things interesting while our four heroes continue to negotiate their relationship to each other. With more background on the Hand and the discovery of their ultimate goal, the story keeps a swift pace into a finale that’s ultimately just okay.

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE Review: “So It Goes” / “Signal To Noise”

Halt and Catch Fire ExcerptSeason 4, Episodes 1-2 – Halt and Catch Fire picks up three years after the contentious group meeting that resulted in Gordon, Cameron, and Joe splintering off on their own and coming together to develop one of the first web browsers. Things haven’t turned out like anyone planned, but a huge reconciliation may be in the works for season 4.

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ROOM 104 Review: “I Knew You Weren’t Dead”

room 104 excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – In the latest episode of Room 104, co-creator Mark Duplass pens an episode for his brother Jay, as the latter brother plays a man still grappling with the death of his best friend, 20 years before.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “Gone as a Girl Can Get”

Wynona-Earp-ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 11- Purgatory isn’t the same without Wynonna Earp but Doc remembers and sacrifices everything to bring her back. Demon Clootie isn’t where the demon widows buried him, but an old acquaintance knows where to look. Bobo returns from hell in a fantastic, creepy way and turns to Waverly for help escaping his new cell.

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THE DEFENDERS Review: Part 1

the defenders excerpt Season 1, Episode 1-4 – The Defenders takes its time getting Marvel’s four Netflix title characters together, allowing them to organically team-up through various alliances and environmental factors. The story’s pacing combines with the visual beauty of the series to create an appropriately thematic experience from start to finish that gives every character their own space to flourish.

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WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? Review: “The Curse”

what would diplo do excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – James Van der Beek carries the episode, with the rest of the cast largely unseen, as Diplo receives a curse that is equal to his own ego.

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SNOWFALL Review: “Cracking”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – The thing with Snowfall is that it is painstakingly cerebral. When will I get to feel something for the characters? Thinking, “oh, that’s interesting” or “Hmmm, that’s how this and that relate to each other” is tiring. This episode finally allows us to shake hands with crack. Hopefully, writing with emotion will follow.

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MARLON Review: “Pilot” / “Cleaning Out the Closet”

marlon excerpt Season 1, Episodes 1-2 – Marlon Wayans gets his own sitcom for the hashtag era. With these first two episodes, the comedy is as broad as possible with a generic laugh track that feels just like 1994. The funniest (and most versatile) of the ten Wayans siblings seems better suited elsewhere.

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THE SINNER Review: “Part III”

the sinner excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Part III only leaves us with more questions, although we finally find the real entry point into what in Cora’s past motivated her sudden, violent actions.

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GREENLEAF Review: “The Bear”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Greenleaf returned for its mid-season premiere on Tuesday night. Gigi, indeed, killed Mac. Kevin finally admits (to himself) that he is gay. And Lady Mae grieves her brother’s death because of a stunning reveal. All of the Greenleaf members are where we left them – in some shit.

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The Bold Type Review: “Three Girls in a Tub”

the bold type excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Sutton’s relationship enters its final phases after a bad dinner party with her friends. Kat learns the hard part of being a boss. Jane tries to figure out dating or whatever passes for it in 2017.

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN Review: “Into the Fire”

somewhere between excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Somewhere Between keeps adding twists as we continue to get closer to some answers in “Into the Fire.” With Laura and Nico uncovering some surprising details about Laura’s husband, they realize there may be more connected them than they previously thought.

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER Review: “Publish Or Parish”

manhunt unabomber excerpt Season 1, Episode 4 – Fitz’s bosses continue to downplay his ideas about how to capture the Unabomber until their line of inquiry leads to a dead end on Manhunt: Unabomber. Ackerman puts his reputation on the line, and Janet Reno and Ted Kaczynski’s brother and sister in law join the show, adding extra depth to the drama.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Moscow”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex and Hooten head to Moscow to chase down the fifty-first Faberge egg. Standing in their way is an old university rival of Alex’s who is now working for a black market collector, who, Hooten discovers, may be the man who murdered his wife and son.

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ATYPICAL Review: Season 1

atypical excerptSeason 1, Episode 1-8 – Atypical is undoubtedly one of the best shows on Netflix right now. Created and written by Robia Rashid, Atypical in some ways pulls at your heart in a very similar way, with lots of dialogue tossed around by everyone surrounding him. Robin clearly made a few very strong choices to not only give a powerful yet transformative insight into the people surrounding Sam as well as Sam himself.

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Sexy Beast”

midnight texas excerpt Season 1, Episode 04 – Midnight, Texas draws a hungry succubus to town, which is good news for Manfred. Fiji and Bobo struggle to upgrade their relationship while Bobo seeks vengeance against the Sons of Lucifer. Olivia confronts a man sent by her father and Lem lends his special touch to her pain. Xylda tells Manfred to keep faith in Midnight and worry less about Hightower.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Always a Day Away”

people of earth excerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – On the eve of Gina’s birthday, Ozzie gets closer to his long-teased meeting with alien fugitive Jonathan Walsh… he just needs to shake the relentless FBI Agent Alex Foster.

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PREACHER Review: “Puzzle Piece”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Preacher Season 2 seems to be righting itself finally, with an exciting well-directed episode and a great set-up for next week.

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WILL Review: “What Dreams May Come”

will excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – “What Dreams May Come” is probably the first episode in which Will manages to find a real, workable balance between it’s light, silly spirit, and the darker storylines that the show seems determined to focus on.

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