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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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LOADED Review: “The Boat”

loaded excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – With The Emperor in favor of the boy’s idea for a game about Viking conquest, Casey now turns the screws on them to get the game finished in record time. When the place they designed Cat Factory doesn’t seem to get their creative juices flowing on Loaded, Leon buys a yacht with a sordid history as their new workspace.

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BALLERS Review: “Ride and Die”

Ballers Excerpt Season 3, Episode 4 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer and Joe struggle to make two business meetings in their Vegas bid. Charles and Seifert continue to clash.

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CLAWS Review: “Avalanche”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 10 – Claws came to an end tonight. This episode killed a few folks, kidnapped a Black child instead of a White one, and exposed Roller’s real murderer. The steady balance between the predictable and the unpredictable was mastered in this series.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella LA”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – This week on Insecure, Lawrence gets a little more than he can/wants to handle, Issa is put back in a sticky situation, and Molly learns that she may have less boundaries than she thought.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part 14”

twin peaks excerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Truman, Bobby, Hawk, and Andy follow Major Briggs directions and find someone who may be the key to helping Cooper. It’s someone we’ve seen before. Sarah Palmer has a dark secret inside of her that comes out when she gets agitated at a bar. Both of these things will definitely have a role in the endgame of Twin Peaks.

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GET SHORTY Review: “The Pitch”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Very reminiscent of another film involving violent crime juxtaposed with deadpan humor that became a hit series (*cough*Fargo*cough), Get Shorty is entertaining but needs to make itself distinct to truly rise above in the Golden Age of TV.

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I’M DYING UP HERE Review: “Creative Indifferences”

i'm dying up here excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – The final installment of I’m Dying Up Here Season 1 went out with a “meh.”

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GAME OF THRONES Review: “Eastwatch”

game of thrones excerptSeason 7, Episode 5 – Huge revelations, reunions, and returns highlight this episode of Game of Thrones but the most exciting part may be the set-up for next week.

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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “To Right the Wrongs of Many”

orphan black excerptSeason 5, Episode 10 – Orphan Black wraps itself up with a neat little bow in “To Right the Wrongs of Many.” As the series comes to an end, the show lets itself relax away from the fast-paced, high-intensity structure its lived in for the last five seasons, and wraps itself up with an ending that fans will undoubtedly be happy with.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “I See a Darkness’

Wynona-Earp-Excerpt Season 2, Episode 10 – Wynonna Earp calls on the whole team to save Nicole from the Mercedes Demon Widow’s venom. Nicole’s next of kin surprises everyone. The Demon Witch beats, breaks, and slices Sheriff Nedley for the third seal while Waverly exhausts all options to save her love, but at a much heavier price than she ever imagined.

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WHAT I WOULD DIPLO DO? Review: “The Cult”

what would diplo do excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – The second episode of What Would Diplo Do? sets up the world and characters better than the first. And it’s funnier, too!

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The Sinner Review: Part II

the sinner excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Cora’s story and connection to Frankie becomes even murkier than before, but we do learn that somehow Frankie’s band’s song triggers a specific act of violence in Cora.

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SNOWFALL Review: “A Long Time Coming”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Snowfall is playing with my emotions. Just when I think the show is getting hella corny, it takes me to a place where I am pleasantly surprised. Franklin’s vulnerability is a creative turn-on. How will this cornball of a drug-dealing kid survive “The White Girl” era?

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The Bold Type Review: “The Breast Issue”

the bold type excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Kat and Jane confront breast health from different angles and end up at an emotional conclusion; Sutton runs into what might be a snag in her love life. Everybody continues to be The Best.

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER Review: “Fruit of the Poisonous Tree”

manhunt unabomber excerpt Season 1, Episode 3 – The timeline of Manhunt: Unabomber bounces back and forth between Fitz’s investigation of the manifesto and his attempts to get Ted to make a guilty plea in prison. Both show a cat and mouse game of one man trying to outsmart the other, but with Ted clearly being a genius, how will Fitz ultimately tie the bombs and the manifesto to him?

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN Review: “Fate Takes A Holiday”

somewhere between excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Somewhere Between deals its biggest plot twist yet in “Fate Takes A Holiday.” With the killer briefly on the loose again, Laura discovers that there may be something even more sinister at work around her than she previously could have imagined.

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Lemuel, Unchained”

midnight texas excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Lem’s old friend leads a tour bus of vampires to Midnight, Texas for a bloody good time. We learn about Lem’s special relationship with Xylda and her gift to him. Creek’s father drives a wedge between her and Manfred. Bobo and Fiji team up, but it’s not the connection Fiji expected.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Ethiopia”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex is off to rescue her assistant Ella, who has been kidnapped by bandits during an expedition in Ethiopia. In exchange for Ella, the bandits force Alex to find the lost treasure of the Queen of Sheba, with Hooten in tow.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Gerry’s Return”

people of earth excerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – As an amnesiac Gerry slowly pieces together the circumstances of his abduction, the inevitable Jonathan Walsh-Alex Foster meeting grows closer.

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LOADED Review: “Watto’s Mum”

loaded excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Watto learns a hard lesson about the limits of money on this week’s Loaded when his estranged mother shows up out of the blue. Casey is all in a tizzy as her own boss, who she calls The Emperor, shows up to look in on her purchase of Idyl Hands.

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WILL Review: “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

will excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – As Will passes the halfway point in its first season, the series is still struggling to figure out what kind of show it wants to be. The fun, summer romp? Or the overly serious melodrama?

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PREACHER Review: “Holes”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – Possibly Preacher Season 2’s first filler episode. The highlight is another glimpse of Eugene, aka “Arseface” in Hell.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part 13: What Story Is That, Charlie?”

twin peaks excerptSeason 3, Episode 13 – Cooper/Dougie unwittingly uncovers a huge conspiracy on Twin Peaks, and Anthony is going to testify against the ringleaders. Evil Cooper finally gets the coordinates he needs after an unlikely arm-wrestling match, and there are a lot of men in Twin Peaks yearning for lost love.

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CLAWS Review: “Ambrosia”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 9 – “Ambrosia” is the perfect name for this episode of Claws. It’s something that Desna claims she will have as a salad with her Haitian boo. It is also something that is a disaster. This episode is full of them – Desna is on the brink of death; Quiet Anne has to set up the love of her life; and Dean will propose to Virginia. Ambrosia!

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BALLERS Review: “In the Teeth”

Ballers Excerpt Season 3, Episode 3 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer brings his Vegas football pitch to Los Angeles and Oakland and faces a roadblock. Jason clashes with Kison and Charles is upset when Siefert takes credit for something he accomplished.

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WET HOT AMERICAN SUMMER Review: “Ten Years Later”

wet hot american summer excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-8 – It’s been ten years since the gang was altogether at Camp Firewood. Now, in 1991, they’re seeing how life has changed certain things and what growing up and being in your mid 20s is all about. There’s just the added complication of President Reagan trying to nuke the camp and all its campers…

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COMRADE DETECTIVE Review: Season One

comrade detective excerpt Season 1, Episodes 1-6 – Voiced by Channing Tatum in this American dubbing of a Romanian classic, Romanian detective Gregor Anghel is on the hunt for the Reagan-mask wearing murderer of his partner Nikita. It’s 1980s Romania and western subversives are constantly trying to ruin the perfect Romanian society, but luckily the Bucharest police department has its best men ready to keep the capitalists at bay.

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