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I’M DYING UP HERE Review: “Midnight Special”

i'm dying up here excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – A step in the right direction for I’m Dying Up Here, but writing characters who know they are funny and are trying to be is a trick that has not yet been mastered here.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part 6”

twin peaks excerpt Season 3, Episode 6 – The mysteries and violence deepen in this episode of Twin Peaks as Hawk finds what he’s looking for and Cooper gets a warning from the one armed man. Janey cleans up Dougie’s mess and shows she’s tougher than she appears, but will she and Sonny Boy end up casualties to the threat on Dougie’s life?

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ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Review: Episodes 1-5

orange is the new black excerptSeason 5, Episodes 1-5 – Season five of Orange is the New Black is much darker than the seasons before. It shines when it focuses on the disenfranchised characters we’ve grown to love, but spends to much time on tertiary and harsh characters.

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VEEP Review: “Judge”

Veep ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 8 – Selina and her entourage travel to White City, Alabama to attend Gary’s 40th birthday and meet his parents in a darkly hilarious, yet overstuffed episode.

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CLAWS Review: “Pilot”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 1 – I tuned into Claws with intrigue and had even higher hopes for this Florida based dramedy not only because of my never ending love for Niecy Nash but being from Florida, I needed them to get this right. Luckily, for me and everyone that tuned in they did get it right.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “A Tale For Mad Sweeny”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – This week we get the origin story to one of our angry magical friends. Also, Laura and the leprechaun begin a new phase in their relationship when the leprechaun is faced with a huge decision.

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THE SON Review: “Scalps”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – Eli and Phineas accuse the Garcias of burning down the saloon and take a possee to go get their revenge. Meanwhile Pete rides ahead to warn the Garcia’s and help them leave before the bloodshed begins. It’s a McCullough v McCullough battle on the season one finale of “The Son.”

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “The Keenan Vortex”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 8 – Richard finds that his last business deal is costing the Pied Piper everything they have. Luckily, Erlich’s has a new partner (played by Haley Joel Osment) who might be the savior they’ve been looking for to get the company to its next level.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “Empress of Mars”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 9 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, it’s the Ice Warriors versus the Victorians on Mars, with the Doctor and Bill trying to stop the ensuing conflict. What can appease the Ice Queen’s wrath? And can Nardole make it back in the TARDIS in time? Or will he have to risk letting Missy out of the vault?

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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “The Few Who Dare”

orphan black excerptSeason 5, Episode 1 – Orphan Black hits the ground running in its fifth season premiere, “The Few Who Dare.” With Neolution closing in from all sides, the situation has never seemed more dire and difficult for the Clone Club.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “Steel Bars and Stone Walls”

Wynona-Earp-Excerpt Season 2, Episode 1 – Wynonna Earp returns with a new team determined to rescue Agent Dolls from a Black Badge detention facility. Agent Haught senses and tastes something off with Waverly. Waverly uses her new powers to fight monsters but keeps them secret from Wynonna and Doc. The Ghost River Triangle attracts a whole new wave of monsters.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Seven”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Albert continues to be the Worst while navigating his separation with Mileva, his scientific pursuits, and the rising war.

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FARGO Review: “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”

fargo excerptSeason 3, Episode 8 – The strangest episode of Fargo yet by far. Solid but uneven, the highlight may be a familiar that pops up.

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HOUSE OF CARDS Review: Episodes 9-13

house of cards banner Season 5, Episodes 9-13 – As Frank’s Presidency continues to unravel, it becomes clear the snowballing scandals on House Of Cards are not something he’ll easily be able to weather for the rest of his term. Could the cloud hanging over Frank taint Claire’s chance at becoming President?

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THE HANDMAID’S TALE Review: “The Bridge”

the handmaid's tale excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – In the penultimate episode of the season The Handmaid’s Tale focuses back on the women, thankfully, but only revs up to season ending level excitement in the final few minutes of the episode.

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iZOMBIE Review: “Return of the Dead Guy”

izombie excerpt Season 3, Episode 10 – iZombie serves Liv another course of Roxanne when Peyton asks for blue-brain assistance with the Weckler case. Ravi stays with Don E. while the Johns brothers broadcast his torture and zombie transformation. Blaine faces a former enemy with a grudge and Major takes command of Fort Lust with his new friend.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “The Course of True Love Never Did Run Smooth”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Rosaline finds herself engaged to Benvolio, and appeals to Prince Escalus to end the betrothal. Meanwhile, Lord Montague schemes with Benvolio to reveal Lord Capulet’s financial ruin, and Lady Capulet suspects Rosaline of coercing Juliet into committing suicide, using Friar Lawrence as her confidant.

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CASUAL Review: “Look at Me”

Casual ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – Casual focuses on each character’s relationship pursuits and growth and it’s definitely for the better. This week allows Valerie, Alex and Laura to pursue what they want most, and have it blow up in their face as they all end up finding themselves knee deep in something else.

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GOTHAM Review: “Destiny Calling” / “Heavydirtysoul”

Gotham ExcerptSeason 3, Episodes 21-22 – Gotham throws everything into the Season 3, two-hour finale. Alfred fights for Bruce’s soul while Gordon fights the Tetch-virus against a city of rage. Fish consolidates power and snatches Professor Strange for her freak army. Butch challenges Barbara and Penguin and Riddler continue to war over hurt feelings.

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BETTER CALL SAUL Review: “Slip”

excerpt bcs Season 3, Episode 8 – Jimmy can’t seem to help himself on Better Call Saul, and ends up falling into old bad habits. Mike finds a body buried in the desert, and then has to decide what to do with the money he stole from Hector. The big question is whether Nacho will be able to pull off switching Hector’s drugs without being noticed, and what will happen if it works.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Review: “Eye of the Beholder” / “The New Frontier”

Fear TWD ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 1 – It’s an action-packed if mostly predictable start to Fear the Walking Dead‘s third season, with plenty of gore. And we say goodbye to one major character.

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I’M DYING UP HERE Review: “Pilot”

i'm dying up here excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – It’s a shaky start for I’m Dying Up Here as we are introduced to too many characters, very few of whom are likable enough to stick around for.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “A Murder of Gods”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Mr. Wednesday’s crusade of rounding up Gods for his war, lands him and Shadow in a disturbingly gun obsessed town that looks the embodiment of a Trump rally. Meanwhile, Laura becomes more desperate to see Shadow, and I just wish she would go rot somewhere. This has been my favorite episode yet.

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THE LEFTOVERS Review: “The Book Of Nora”

TitleCard Season 3, Episode 8 – Damon Lindeloff breaks his finale curse, and sticks the landing on the final episode of The Leftovers. The Leftovers is an epic series about starting over in the face of tragedy and having a fresh start, but it’s also a touching love story.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part Five”

twin peaks excerpt Season 3, Episode 5 – Like most of the season of Twin Peaks so far, episode five gives us some answers, while at the same time leaving us scratching our heads. Cooper continues to live as Dougie, walking in a daze, as little by little things come back to him. Evil Cooper appears to have a hand in every nefarious thing going on. Major Briggs’ fingerprints keep showing up at crime scenes, does this mean he isn’t really dead?

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Patent Troll”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 7 – Richard faces the first obstacle of Pied Piper’s new Gavin-less company when he attracts the ire of a seasoned patent troll. Meanwhile back at the house, the Dinesh and Gilfoyle deal with Jian Yang’s “smart refrigerator” while Jared looks for business help from an unlikely person.

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THE WHITE PRINCESS Review: “Old Curses”

the white princess excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – The White Princess wraps up this week with a shocking finale that manages to both honor the history we all knew had to happen, and put an entirely new spin on it at the same time.

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HOUSE OF CARDS Review: Episodes 5-8

house of cards banner Season 5, Episodes 5-8 – A constitutional crisis occurs on House Of Cards when Tennessee and Ohio refuse to certify their election results, throwing the vote for Vice President and President to Congress. Can Frank and Claire manipulate their way into keeping power, or is Conway inevitable as the next President?

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Lie of the Land”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 8 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Monks have taken over Earth, recruiting the Doctor to spread their propaganda and leaving Bill and Nardole to save the day. Bill is determined to save the Doctor and the human race from the Monks’ influence, but that will come at the cost of her own life.

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THE SON Review: “The Prophecy”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Young Eli having survived his fall, finds help from an unlikely person. Meanwhile, in the “present,” Eli finds that he’s put something into motion that he can’t undo, even if it means destroying his relationship with Phineas and Pete.

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