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SNOWFALL Review: “Pilot”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – I am hooked on Snowfall. John Singleton has done it again – created a show that tells the doggone truth. This time it’s about ‘Merica’s cocaine genesis. What better show to watch after the 4th?

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GYPSY Review: Episodes 4-6

gypsy excerptSeason 1, Episodes 4-6 – As Gypsy moves into its second act, Jean’s life begins to fracture more deeply between her Jean-self, and the Diane persona she’s created.

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CASUAL Review: “Fresno”

Casual ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 9 – Casual forces you to take a look at relationships. There are some stumbles along the way, but the meat of the episode, comparing Alex’s growth to Valerie’s regression, is proudly on display. Even Laura’s parts have some strong points, particularly when she asks Alex if they are “poisoned in their blood,” a strange phrase that requires quite a bit of unpacking.

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PREACHER Review: “Damsels”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Preacher‘s second season once again delivers, laying down foundation for some interesting antagonists. And we get to see Eugene again!

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GYPSY Review: Episodes 1-3

gypsy excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-3 – Netflix’s new psychological thriller Gypsy stars Naomi Watts as a therapist who involves herself in the personal lives of her clients while struggling to maintain her own sense of self.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “The Doctor Falls”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 12 – In the season finale of Doctor Who, the Doctor fights to save the colony ship from the Cybermen as the Master and Missy plot his demise and Bill comes to terms with having been converted into a Cyberman. Alliances shift and lives are lost as the Doctor takes what could be his last stand, while regeneration is not far away.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Review: “Red Dirt”

Fear TWD ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 6 – A builder episode for Fear the Walking Dead as characters and plotlines align themselves for a two hour mid-season finale next week.

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CLAWS Review: “Fallout”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 4 – Polly is confronted with her past – one that was based on a lie. Desna attempts to escape Uncle Daddy finding out that she had something to do with Roller’s death. And Ken, the anxious drug dealer, is kidnapped. Claws continues to bring the drama this week.

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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “Let the Children and Childbearers Toil”

orphan black excerpt Season 5, Episode 4 – Orphan Black brings us one step closer to understanding our villain in “Let the Children and Childbearers Toil.” Sarah and S go on an undercover mission to dig up intel on neolution from a secret source while Cosima investigates the monster in the forest.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “She Ain’t Right”

Wynona-Earp-Excerpt Season 2, Episode 4 – Wynonna Earp goes all in to help Waverly with her demon infection while Jeremy joins Doc’s lab effort to make inhibitor for Dolls. The sinister Gardner women make Tucker an offer he won’t refuse. Agent Lucado leads an ill-advised effort to recover a special package stolen from Black Badge Division by a pair of entrepreneurial demons.

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THE CARMICHAEL SHOW Review: “Shoot-Up-Able”

the carmichael show excerptSeason 3, Episode 6 – In the long-awaited “Shoot-Up-Able” episode of The Carmichael Show, we finally get the episode the world needed. I’m not one to want to see TV discussing topics so quickly after something horrible happens in the world but I think this episode should have aired when it was scheduled too.

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iZOMBIE Review: “Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2”

izombie excerptSeason 3, Episode 13 – iZombie ends season three with a big twist for the people of Seattle fighting off an Aleutian Flu outbreak. Ravi finds a missing piece to his lab work and takes a giant leap for the people he loves. Liv confesses a shocking secret to Justin and Major makes a heroic request of Chase Graves. Clive closes a murder hat-trick and opens his heart to Bozzio.

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CASUAL Review: “Venus”

Casual ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 8 – Casual delivers its best episode of the season, giving an insight into each character’s motivations and personal flaws. Extremely different than last week’s episode, this week allows the characters to explore their own personal space in the world and pushes both plot and character growth forward.

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PREACHER Review: “Mumbai Sky Tower”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – Another very fun episode of Preacher brings us plenty of gore, pop culture jokes, and a touch of emotion.

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CLAWS Review: “Quicksand”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 3 – Claws presents…Virginia telling a weird kidnap story that involves pigs sucking on her toes while a burlap potato sack covers her face. Yes, these are lies, but she is hoping these lies will keep her and Desna out of trouble.

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I’M DYING UP HERE Review: “Sugar And Spice”

i'm dying up here excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – I’m Dying Up Here takes on the feminist movement in the 70’s this episode, but with some surprising angles. Richard Pryor making an appearance at Goldie’s is a highlight.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Review: “Burning In Water, Drowning In Flame”

Fear TWD ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – We get some great character development and relationship building in this episode of Fear the Walking Dead, which is making for its strongest season yet.

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PREACHER Review: “On the Road”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Preacher is back with a bang! The first hour of its second season is an action and comedy packed episode that already sets it apart entirely from its first season. If you weren’t on board then, you may be now!

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “Server Error”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 10 – After the debacle at Hooli-con, Richard and the gang realize their code had some unintended effects and need to find a new solution for their data storage before anyone else finds out it was them. Luckily, out in Tibet, Erlich lets out a piece of information to Gavin Belson that might just help them out of their situation.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part Eight: Gotta Light?”

twin peaks excerptSeason 3, Episode 8 – Twin Peaks returns with a confoundingly beautiful episode that features one of the most experimental sequences ever witnessed on television, very little dialogue, a performance by Nine Inch Nails, and perhaps the birth of true evil into the world. It’s an episode open to interpretation, but it’s also a feast of nightmare images to haunt us until next week.

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VEEP Review: “Groundbreaking”

Veep ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 10 – Veep’s season six finale is a hilarious flashback-fueled journey through Selina’s political past. She’s consistently chosen politics over family/relationships and with an upcoming presidential run (yes, again), it looks like that won’t be changing for a while.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “World Enough And Time”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 11 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, Team TARDIS boards a colony ship only to discover its inhabitants are being experimented upon in order to survive a schism in time created by a black hole. All the human inhabitants, including Bill, are being upgraded – can the Doctor save them in time?

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ORPHAN BLACK Review: “Beneath Her Heart”

orphan black excerptSeason 5, Episode 3 – Orphan Black gives us a day full of Alison in “Beneath Her Heart.” With the episode focused on Alison’s journey as a clone, we’re finally given a glimpse at the true potential Alison brings to Clone Club.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “Gonna Getcha Good”

Wynona-Earp-ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Wynonna Earp takes on a demon hunting members of the only Purgatory High School championship hockey team ever. Waverly’s demon cranks her weirdness to eleven, and Officer Haught makes a powerful enemy. Doc re-opens Shorty’s and gets closer to producing his magic potion and Dolls crawls back to the homestead desperate for help.

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THE CARMICHAEL SHOW Review: “Cynthia’s Birthday”

the carmichael show excerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – I’ve really come to love Cynthia, even more since they aired an entire episode without her. In “Cynthia’s Birthday” she really gets the screen time that she’s deserved since Season 1.

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FARGO Review: “Somebody To Love”

fargo excerptSeason 3, Episode 10 – In the season (perhaps series) finale of Fargo Noah Hawley brings us one of the most surprising, heartbreaking, and thought-provoking conclusions in TV this year.

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iZOMBIE Review: “Looking For Mr. Goodbrain, Part 1”

izombie excerpt Season 3, Episode 12 – iZombie launches the devastating two-part finale to its fantastic third season. Ravi confronts Rachel about her recent treachery and someone close to him ends up on his cold table. Blaine gets fired but receives a visit from an old flame while Clive makes a shocking discovering that links several open murder cases.

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GENIUS Review: “The Last Chapter”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – In the final chapter of Genius, after a bout of loss and depression, Albert makes amends and finds happiness with his family.

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CASUAL Review: “The Rat King”

Casual ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 7 – This week’s episode is true “bottle episode” focusing itself on one location. Most shows have trouble with these episodes or try for something completely different, but it all came natural. Emotions played a very strong role as they always do, and the plot for this season was moved forward quite a bit, with a focus on the relationship between Valerie and Alex taking center stage.

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STILL STAR-CROSSED Review: “All The World’s A Stage”

still star-crossed excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – In this week’s episode of Still Star-Crossed, Prince Escalus is determined to have Rosaline and Benvolio betrothed to bring peace to Verona. Rosaline and Benvolio both plot their own escape plans, but a mysterious masked figure has ideas of his own to sabotage the betrothal ceremony. Meanwhile, Lord Capulet is having visions of seeing Juliet’s ghost.

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