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ARROW Review: “Lian Yu”

Arrow ExcerptSeason 5, Episode 23 – On this week’s Arrow, season five comes to a close on the island of Lian Yu, where it all began for Oliver. Green Arrow enlists an unlikely team to take down Prometheus once and for all.

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THE 100 Review: “Praimfaya”

the 100 excerpt Season 4, Episode 13 – So “Praimfaya” has finally arrived for the season four finale of The 100. Working under Raven’s orders the group have only ninety precious minutes to pull off the impossible task of reaching the Ark in space before it’s too late. Strap in guys, this is one solid and fast paced finale with one last twist up it’s sleeve.

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GENIUS Review: “Chapter Five”

genius excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – This week’s episode of Genius was more of the same, and similar to every other week, it struck a chord somewhere between “fine” (music is fine, visually it’s fine, the acting is fine, the writing is fine) and incredibly frustrating to watch. We’re reaching the breakdown of Albert and Mileva’s relationship, and the dynamics of it are completely infuriating.

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THE AMERICANS Review: “The World Council of Churches”

the americans excerptSeason 5, Episode 12 – The Americans tell Claudia they want to go home as Pastor Tim takes a position is South America. Mischa meets a member of his real family and Oleg scores a little win in his investigation into big corruption. Tuan pushes Pasha to the brink and Sofia tells her boyfriend about the Stan and Aderholt arrangement.

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iZOMBIE Review: “Eat a Knievel”

izombie excerpt Season 3, Episode 8 – iZombie turns Liv into a prankster when a popular Jack Ass goes out on fire. Vivian discovers Major’s secret and Fillmore Graves prepares for big changes. Blaine faces a terrible dilemma and writes a new five-year plan with an old friend. Ravi summons his courage to infiltrate a den of hate for the zombies he loves.

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THE FLASH Review: “Finish Line”

the flash excerpt Season 3, Episode 23 – In the final episode of the season Barry and Team Flash have only just begun to learn the extent of action and consequences as Barry’s Flashpoint mistake comes back tenfold. The Flash has some shocks in store and when the season reaches its final moments, Team Flash will be left much more smaller.

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BROOKLYN NINE-NINE Review: “The Bank Job” / “Crime and Punishment”

Brooklyn Nine Nine ExcerptSeason 4, Episodes 21-22 – Brooklyn Nine-Nine takes a more serious turn to its usual optimism in “The Bank Job” and “Crime and Punishment.” When Jake and Rosa’s investigation of a dirty cop implodes, they find themselves framed for her dirty work and facing the consequences.

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GREAT NEWS Review: “Carol Has a Bully” / “Carol’s Eleven”

great news excerptSeason 1, Episode 9-10 – It’s time to say goodbye to Great News, but not forever—the show will be returning in the fall. These last two episodes prove that NBC was absolutely right to renew it, as they prove that it can sustain a story throughout several episodes.

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BULL Review: “Benevolent Deception”

Bull ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 23 – Bull ends its first season with an uneven finale that hits essentially the same story beats as last week. Bull works with JP, has ethical objections to her client choice, but helps, eventually winning—Bull has gone the whole season without losing a case.

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CASUAL Review: Episodes 1-3

Casual ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 1-3 – Casual introduces a trio of episodes that manages to meander throughout its own construct without ever really honing in on any one thing. You can’t help but feel like this show needs to comment more on the change in our daily lives that it does.

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LUCIFER Review: “Sympathy for the Goddess”

Lucifer ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 17 – Lucifer discovers the key to the flaming sword while Maze tries to help Dr. Martin through her ethics investigation. Chloe almost discovers the true nature of Charlotte’s connection to Lucifer and Amenadiel while Charlotte pursues more frequent connections with Detective Dan. Charlotte’s client is murdered while helping her out and she suspects a deadly family of criminals.

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GOTHAM Review: “All Will Be Judged”

Gotham ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 19 –The Shaman returns Bruce to Gotham but not Wayne Manor, Selina faces Clone 514A and convinces Alfred he’s living with an imitation. Barnes cuts through all of GCPD to capture and execute Gordon while Bullock discovers clues to the Owl bomb threat. Lee plunges into the mind of a supervillain, her own.

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JANE THE VIRGIN Review: “Chapter Sixty-Four”

jane the virgin excerptSeason 3, Episode 20 – Jane the Virgin ends its third season with a bang! Rather, a hurricane. Jane finds her first love through her last love. Rafael behaves like a typical ocean creature. And Ro and Xo tie the knot – although Ro is expecting a baby with another woman.

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SUPERGIRL Review: “Nevertheless, She Persisted”

Supergirl ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 22 – On this week’s Supergirl season finale, Supergirl and team finally bring an end to Queen Rhea and the Daxamites, but not without major sacrifice. Kara says goodbye to Mon-El.

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BETTER CALL SAUL Review: “Expenses”

excerpt bcs Season 3, Episode 7 – Jimmy is at the end of his rope on Better Call Saul as the community service, lack of income, and dwindling bank accounts push him closer to becoming Saul Goodman. Kim struggles with guilt for what she and Jimmy did to Chuck during the disbarment hearing. Will this be the wedge that finally pulls Kim and Jimmy apart?

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UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT Review: Season 3

unbreakable kimmy schmidt excerptSeason 3, Episodes 1-13 – It is impossible to dislike the Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt. Season three has the same flaws as the previous two, with some jokes/storylines that are worth criticism and issues fitting cohesively into the binge format, but also the same positives with a great cast and a seemingly endless well of ideas.

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MAKING HISTORY Review: “Body Trouble”

making history excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – In the 9th installment of Making History we pick up where we left off as Chris and Dan are still at odds with each other and Deborah is toiling away with her ice cream shop. Dan realizing all the mistakes he’s made in the 24 hours tries to right his wrongs and Deborah uses her tracking skills to track Samuel Adams and John Hancock.

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AMERICAN GODS Review: “Git Gone”

american gods excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – This week on American Gods we get some surprising backstory on a newly undead character. After watching this week, I’ve got a feeling Shadow has much more to worry about than the new God/old God war.

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THE LEFTOVERS Review: “Certified”

TitleCard Season 3, Episode 6 – Tonight’s episode of The Leftovers focuses on Laurie as she finds a way out of the situation she’s in. Will Kevin do what everyone asks of him and die again so he can go to the afterlife hotel and deliver messages and possibly learn a song that may save the world?

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part 01” / “Part 02”

twin peaks excerpt Season 3, Episodes 1-2 – Twenty-five years after going off of the air with a huge cliffhanger, Twin Peaks is back. The series broadens its mystery by introducing a slew of new characters before winding its way back to the town and the characters we’ve missed so much. Lynch and Frost have created a much darker series where patient viewing is rewarded.

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SILICON VALLEY Review: “The Blood Boy”

silicon valleyexcerptSeason 4, Episode 5 – Richard finds himself in hot water with Gavin after insulting one of Gavin’s more specific staff members. Meanwhile, Dinesh struggles with finding a way to get out of his relationship with Mia without her ruining his life.

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VEEP Review: “Qatar”

Veep ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 6 – Veep delivers a predictable episode hampered by an overly familiar storyline. Once again, Selina bungles a big opportunity, ending up in a worse position than when she started scheming.

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THE WHITE PRINCESS Review: “English Blood on English Soil”

the white princess excerpt Season 1, Episode 6 – As the threat of a pretender to her husband’s throne grows, Lizzie comes into her own on this week’s episode of The White Princess, as a queen, a schemer, and as a absolute force to be reckoned with.

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12 MONKEYS Review: Episodes 8-10

12 monkeys excerpt Season 3, Episodes 8-10 – Where has the Witness disappeared to, and how will Cole and Cassie find him on their own without the help of Jones and the rest of the team? While Cole and Cassie search for their child, Deacon and Hannah hunt them through time in an attempt to stop them in the final three episodes of 12 Monkeys. Can Cole and Cassie change their child’s mind and also change the destiny of humanity?

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TRAINING DAY Review: “Elegy Part: 2”

training day excerptSeason 1, Episode 13 – The most surprising thing about the series finale of Training Day is how sad you’ll be to see it go. A fun, fitting conclusion with many cameos. R.I.P. Bill Paxton.

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DOCTOR WHO Review: “Extremis”

doctor who excerptSeason 10, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Doctor Who, the Doctor is called to the Vatican by the pope to read an ancient text that causes all of its readers to commit suicide. Taken into the Vatican’s ancient library, the Doctor must face shifting portals, undead cardinals, and his own guilty conscience before risking reading Veritas.

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WIZARD OF LIES Review

wizard of lies excerptWizard of Lies gives us a look into the lives of the Madoff family, leading up to, during, and after the revelation of the greatest ponzi scheme in history. The film tries to portray Madoff, not necessarily as a sympathetic character, but one whose own successes are not too far off from his fault. Regardless of what you think, Wizard of Lies paints an interesting picture that is worth a look.

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THE SON Review: “Honey Hunt”

the son excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Eli and Phineas begin their plot to take over the oil rich land belonging to the Garcias. Meanwhile complicating matters back at the ranch, Pete rekindles his old relationship with Maria Garcia, much to the annoyance of her father.

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12 MONKEYS Review: Episodes 5-7

12 monkeys excerpt Season 3, Episodes 5-7 – With the revelation to Cole and Cassie that their own son grows up to be the Witness, and is responsible for everything they’ve been trying to stop, hard choices must be made on how to deal with their situation in these episodes of 12 Monkeys. Must they kill their son to save the future, or is there an alternative?

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12 MONKEYS Review: Episodes 1-4

12 monkeys excerpt Season 3, Episodes 1-4 – The new season of 12 Monkeys finds the group separated after their unsuccessful assault on Titan. Cole attempts to track down Titan as it moves through time so he can find Cassie again, but as the members of the team come back together, new loyalties and divisions arise leading to a dramatic death.

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