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THE PATH Review: “Defiance”

the-path-trailer-headerSeason 2, Episode 11 – This week’s episode is rather slow, but it ends with a dramatic reveal. Although this episode wasn’t the most eventful, it does a solid job of moving the various storylines forward, setting the stage for a dramatic final two episodes.

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BULL Review: “Name Game”

Bull ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 17 – Bull’s team takes on their biggest case yet—a class action lawsuit against a bank that defrauded its investors. It should be an exciting episode, but it’s dragged down by Benny, who mopes around and messes things up.

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OUTSIDERS Review: “Stranger in a strange land”

outsiders excerptA noirish episode where Haley, community liaison manager for the coal company, faces the Farrells who accuse her of poisonin g the spring. Sally-Ann tries to get Hasil to give up fight club, Gordon is linked to Haley’s disappearance, and Li’l Fos has to re-consider his future in light of new information.

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THE MICK Review: “The Bully”

the mick excerpt Season 1, Episode 13 – The Mick tackles one modern issue while mocking another serious issue and a beloved celebrity.

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THE MINDY PROJECT Review: “A Decent Proposal”

Mindy Project ExcerptSeason 5, Episode 14 – The Mindy Project ends its fifth season with an episode that pushes the characters in new directions. Mindy makes a big decision in her relationship with Ben, while Jeremy and Anna take a step forward and Collette and Karen take a step back.

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BATES MOTEL Review: “Marion”

bates motel excerptSeason 5, Episode 6 – Bates Motel continues to follow along the collision course between the show and its source, Psycho, but at the last minute subverts our expectations in the absolute best way.

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24: LEGACY Review: “8:00 PM – 9:00 PM”

24 legacy excerpt Season 1, Episode 9 – As Eric works to disarm a bomb, CTU comes under siege on this week’s 24: Legacy. Naseri stays one step ahead of our heroes as they play right into his hands. With only hours left in the day, is it too late for Eric and Rebecca to save the day as well as their respective marriages?

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SUPERGIRL Review: “Distant Sun”

Supergirl ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 17 – In this week’s Supergirl, someone puts out a bounty on Supergirl. Mon-El accuses his parents of the deed, and it turns out he’s only half right. Meanwhile, Alex and Maggie deal with an old flame.

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TAKEN Review: “A Clockwork Swiss”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Anoter Taken episode, another waste of an hour. Confusing, uninspired storytelling and paper thin characters can’t redeem this show.

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APB Review: “Fueling Fires”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – APB fails to impress again this week, playing out predictably and similar to other episodes, with the noteworthy exception of a triumphant ending.

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QUANTICO Review: “Mockingbird”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 15 – This episode of Quantico capitalized on some recent buzzwords in the media, provided a solid hour of television, and laid groundwork for some very interesting plot developments.

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SUPERIOR DONUTS Review: “Get It, Arthur”

superior donuts excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Superior Donuts hits a low point, with a boring episode plagued by lazy writing, barely discernible attempts at jokes, and an ill-advised attempt to add depth to a character mainly used for easy comedic relief.

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TIME AFTER TIME Review: “Picture Fades”

time after time excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – H.G. and Jane follow John back to Paris in 1818 after realizing John is trying to save his newly discovered son from an early death.

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THE WALKING DEAD Review: “Something They Need”

maxresdefaultSeason 7, Episode 15 – The Walking Dead emerges from the sea as Rick leads a siege team to Oceanside to ally with Natania or collect all her weapons for his next attack. Sasha is alive but Negan has her locked up in a cell. Rosita returns to Alexandria with a traitor-savior and his crossbow.

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GRACE AND FRANKIE Review: Season Three

grace and frankie excerptSeason 3, Episode 1-13 – Grace and Frankie returns for a very funny, although somewhat uneven, third season. As always, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda’s effortless chemistry is delightful to watch and this season, they fight back against the notion that aging women are obsolete.

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CRASHING Review: “Warm-Up”

crashing excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – After all the suffering he’s gone through, Pete finally gets a break when Sarah Silverman puts him up as a warm-up comic’s understudy for the Rachel Ray show. When the comic has a nervous breakdown, Pete gets a chance to prove himself in the comedy world.

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THE MISSING Review: “1991”

the missing excerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – There’s a big twist at the end of this penultimate episode of The Missing that changes the entire dynamic of what it seems happened to Alice and Sophie. Baptiste learns the truth about what took place in Iraq in 1991, and Getterick slips away after being confronted by Baptiste.

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INGOBERNABLE Review: Episodes 1-5

ingobernable excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-5 – In its first five episodes Ingobernable sets the stage for an intriguing political intrigue drama with a compelling lead. Hopefully, the show can keep this momentum going in answer some of the burning questions that the show asks.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Three”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 3 – American Crime is not one to watch if you’re looking to lift your spirits this week, but it’s still an intriguing ensemble show, putting social themes often ignored in the spotlight.

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BIG LITTLE LIES Review: “Burning Love”

big little lies excerpt

Season 1, Episode 6 – Big Little Lies penultimate episode both illustrates how far we’ve come from the series’ premiere and sets us up for its ending, as Jane, Celeste and Madeline grapple with the things in their lives they’d rather not face.

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BILLIONS Review: “Indian Four”

billions excerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – The women on Billions continue to be treated like second-class characters as their intelligence is questioned and the men take center stage. Wendy makes a decision that may permanently alter her relationship with Chuck, and Axe gets one pulled over on him by Chuck’s father.

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FEUD Review: “More, or Less”

feud excerpt Season 1, Episode 4 – Feud finally manages to strike the perfect balance between sexism, feminism, actual history, and campy trash in “More, or Less.” With defined narrative arcs for every character, the episode explores the challenges of mixing art and business in the entertainment industry while still incorporating the over-the-top melodramatic moments that the series was created to serve up.

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THE LAST MAN ON EARTH Review: “Find This Thing We Need To”

Last Man on Earth ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 13 – Is The Last Man on Earth creeping toward some big reveal for the end of season three? Probably, but it’s taking a while to get there, as a new creature shows “face” to the survivors.

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THE GOOD FIGHT Review: “Not So Grand Jury”

the good fight excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Mike Kresteva impanels a grand jury to investigate Reddick, Boseman, and Kolstad in this week’s episode of The-Good-Fight.

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SUN RECORDS Review: “Rising Sun”

sun records excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Marion finds talent for Sun Records as Sam considers packing up and returning to Birmingham. Elvis wants to make a record to give his mama for her birthday. Johnny Cash proposes to Vivian. Dewey lets a naughty word slip and gets busted by the FCC while Col. Parker makes more bad bets and a costly mistake.

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SNATCH Review: Episodes 8-10

snatch excerptSeason 1, Episode 8-10 – After an exciting and fun start, Snatch fizzles out into a stale caper pulled off by a cast of characters you never delve deeply enough into to care about whether they win.

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SUPERSTORE Review: “Mateo’s Last Day”

superstore (1)Season 2, Episode 18 – It’s Mateo’s last day before his store transfer, but his undocumented status could hold up the move. Meanwhile, Glenn and Amy confront an online troll leaving the store nasty Yelp reviews.

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IRON FIST Review: Part 3

iron fist excerpt Season 1, Episodes 9-13 – Just like its main character, Iron Fist ultimately fails to find its purpose. The series props itself up with pieces from previous Marvel Netflix shows and never tells a coherent story of its own. A few characters are enough to save the show from complete disaster by providing interesting growth as a counterpoint to Danny’s aimlessness.

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BASKETS Review: “Circus”

baskets excerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – Baskets closes its outstanding second season with an episode that felt a little more like a short film than the typical half-hour. And a lot happens as the family determines its future.

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UNDERGROUND Review: “Ache”

underground excerpt Season 2, Episode 3 – On this week’s Underground, Rosalee continues to be on the run alone, struggling to survive. Ernestine, meanwhile, is still haunted by her past.

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