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THE ORVILLE Review: “About A Girl”

the orville excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – The Orville leaves us in space wondering if anyone can hear us scratch our head.

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GHOSTED Review: “Pilot”

ghosted excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – The premiere of Ghosted isn’t perfect, but this haunted comedy has the potential to improve.

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RIVIERA Review: Episodes 8-10

riviera excerptSeason 1, Episodes 8-10 – In the final three episodes, Georgina’s metamorphosis is complete, but not necessarily satisfying.

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GOTHAM Review: “A Dark Knight: Pax Penguina”

Gotham ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 1 – Gotham returns for season four with an action packed opener and Penguin’s new union of organized crime.

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THE GOOD PLACE Review: “Everything is Great!” (Part 1)

Season 2, Episode 1 – Under an entirely new precedent, the hour-long premiere episode hooks in quickly, careens wildly, and delights as always.

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GREENLEAF Review: “Two by Two”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 15 – “Greenleaf” almost makes you believe that Pastor Greenleaf was an f-boy, but then you’ll be reminded of Lady Mae cheating. Oh, right. She is the f-boy.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “This Is Just Marketing”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 4 – Jimmy finds himself in new territory, while Gretchen finds herself in old territory.

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THE SINNER Review: “Part VIII”

the sinner excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – We finally reach the end of Cora’s journey, and find out what happened in the two months she couldn’t remember. She also gets her sentence.

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN Review: “One Must Die”

somewhere between excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – In the series finale, we find out if Serena lives or dies, but knowing isn’t always satisfying.

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY Review: “Neighbors From Hell”

American Horror Story ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – The show continues to lean on weird clowns and jump scares superficially connected to the election while utterly neglecting to do anything remotely interesting.

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RIVIERA Review: Episodes 5-7

riviera excerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-7 – With an unexpected twist, “Riviera” proves why no one, including me, should underestimate a streaming show before the show is over.

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THE MINDY PROJECT Review: “A Romantic Decoupling”

Mindy Project ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 2 – This week at Shulman & Associates, Ben gets a new job offer, Anna recovers an antique, and Beverly gets “dehydrated”.

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Virgin Sacrifice”

midnight texas excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – It’s fight night as Midnight, Texas wraps season one with a showdown between the bad and the worse, one very important first time, a hasty but pretty wedding, an insidious betrayal from a friendly face, and a surprise hotel renovation from a devious real estate developer. Mr. Snuggly lives and Manfred upgrades the veil for the next thousand years.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Truth or Dare”

people of earth excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Richard defends himself against his old employer in front of a mediator, with some of the StarCrossed gang helping out as character witnesses. Meanwhile, Jeff the Grey and Jonathan Walsh deal with new hurdles for their planned mutiny aboard their alien ship, observing StarCrossed.

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EPISODES Review: Episode Four

episodes excerptSeason 5, Episode 4 – After a surprise casting announcement for their new show, Sean and Beverly decide to go all in with Matt and spend the weekend concepting ideas at his country ranch house. Meanwhile, Carol looks forward to a new start with Merc. not realizing he’s already engaged to Morning.

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RIVIERA Review: Episodes 1-4

riviera excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – Riviera pulls us into the scandalously dark world of art collecting in its first four episodes of the series debut. Blindsided by her husband’s hidden work life, Georgina works to uncover the truth behind his suspicious death and art dealings.

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OUTLANDER Review: “Surrender”

outlander excerpt Season 3, Episode 2 – Jamie is a shell of his former self without Claire on Outlander. His presence at Lallybroch puts everyone he loves in harm’s way, and has devastating consequences for Fergus. Claire and Frank’s relationship changes, setting a distance that may remain for the rest of their marriage.

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BALLERS Review: “Crackback”

Ballers ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 9 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer and Joe spring to action when their Vegas deal seems to be in jeopardy. Ricky gets honest about his condition and Charles ponders a career change.

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THE DEUCE Review: “Show and Prove”

the deuce excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – The second episode of The Deuce finally set into motion promising plotlines regarding the show’s main conceit: the rise of the porn industry.

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GET SHORTY Review: “Grace Under Pressure”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Interesting developments in multiple relationships, and a guest starring role by Dean Norris, make this episode of Get Shorty one for the books.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Review: “La Serpiente”

Fear TWD ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 11 – Fear the Walking Dead took us away from the ranch for a week and reunited characters that have not been together since season two in an interesting episode that does well thickening the plot.

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VICE PRINCIPALS: “Tiger Town”

vice principals excerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Vice Principals is back! And though the premiere doesn’t pack much of a punch, the story is set for what’s to come. The world has changed quite a bit since the last time we’ve seen the miniseries, and it’s hard to tell if that might negatively impact the show, particularly the racist jokes – of which there are many.

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THE ORVILLE: “Command Performance”

the orville excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – The Orville gives us a look into what not to do in your second episode. With a complete disregard to most of what was built in the pilot, The Orville struggles to find any footing going forward. Much of it relied on tropes, confusing references, and at times, a complete lack of comedy. It’s impossible to figure out who this show is for.

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE Review: “Nowhere Man”

Halt and Catch Fire ExcerptSeason 4, Episode 5 – A near tragedy has everyone reassessing their lives on Halt and Catch Fire. Donna continues to be skeptical about who wrote the new algorithm for Rover, and Cameron deals with the guilt of helping Bos at the expense of Joe’s business.

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ROOM 104 Review: “Phoenix”

room 104 excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – A plane crash survivor struggles to come to terms with lingering guilt stemming from the crash in the latest episode Room 104. She contemplates a fresh start with her extramarital lover.

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BETTER THINGS Review: “September”

Better Things ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – Better Things opens its season 2 on Thursday with chaos – Max is dating a 35-year-old man, and like any normal mother, Sam is not here for it. Oh, did I mention Max is 16? And Duke is a creep.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “Odysseus”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 3 – Things really “heat up” this week on You’re the Worst. The title may imply that we’re in for a heroic tale, but Jimmy is more like an anti-hero (isn’t he always?).

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THE SINNER Review: “Part VII”

the sinner excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – The whole episode takes place in Cora’s past, and we finally find out what happened the night that kicked off Cora’s missing two months.

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GREENLEAF Review: “The Father’s Will”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 14 – Greenleaf continues to surprise me. Lady Mae acted all high and mighty a few episodes ago, but turns out she was a philanderer. Gigi gets intimate with Darius, and the conversation between Lionel and his son reach a point of no return. Our characters are at extreme highs and lows.

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Riders on the Storm”

midnight texas excerpt Season 1, Episode 9 – Joe Strong returns to Midnight, Texas as an evil sandstorm kicks up secrets and past tragedies for Fiji. Olivia considers moving on while the entire supernatural population takes cover and Mr. Snuggly jumps into the hero’s circle to help Manfred dimension sneak an ancient shaman for the answer to their thinning veil.

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