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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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MARLON Review: “Appropriate Marlon” / “End of the Road”

marlon excerpt Season 1, Episodes 09-10 – With the final two episodes of the season, the theme of this week’s Marlon seems to be independence. Between Ashley wanting to get into an elite club as well as not wanting to celebrate their anniversary as Marlon and her are divorced, it’s getting harder and harder to root for man-child protagonist.

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN Review: “Ghost”

somewhere between excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Somewhere Between speeds up the drama and action in “Ghost.” As we rush closer to the end of the ticking clock, Laura and Nico uncover the truth behind the sinister cover-up plot, but is the truth enough to save Serena and Danny?

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AMERICAN HORROR STORY Review: “Don’t Be Afraid of the Dark”

American Horror Story ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Ally starts to fall under the pall of conservative fear-mongering. A power outage separates the family, and unleashes the clowns.

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER Review: “USA Vs. Theodore J. Kaczynski”

manhunt unabomber excerpt Season 1, Episode 8 – The entire series of Manhunt: Unabomber has been a psychological push and pull between Fitz and Ted. As the case comes to trial will Ted be able to outmaneuver Fitz and get the case dropped on a technicality, or will his own lawyers close that door leaving him no other option but to either plead guilty or plead insanity? If so, which will he choose?

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THE MINDY PROJECT Review: “Is That All There Is?”

Mindy Project ExcerptSeason 6, Episode 1 – In this week’s episode of The Mindy Project we catch up with the gang at Shulman & Associates and find out what Mindy’s having for lunch, how Morgan has injured himself this week, and a surprise guest shows up at Later Baby.

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TOP OF THE LAKE Review: “Who’s Your Daddy” / “The Battle of the Mothers”

top of the lake excerptSeason 2, Episodes 5-6 – In the final two episodes of Top of the Lake: China Girl, Griffin comes close to losing her daughter, as the disgruntled former lover of Cinnamon takes her hostage. Can Griffin find Mary and rescue her before it’s too late?

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Last Temptation of Midnight”

midnight texas excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – A faceless demon hurtles towards Midnight, Texas collecting bodies for sacrifice to the demon haunting Fiji. Manfred speeds away from Midnight as fast and far as his broken-down RV will take him while Creek adjusts to life on her own. Rev. Emilio trades his veggies for red meat and Lem can’t stop thinking about sinking fang into Olivia’s neck.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “The Caribbean”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – In the last episode ever of Hooten and the Lady, Alex tracks Hooten to the Caribbean, where he is hunting down Captain Henry Morgan’s lost treasure. It’s a race to the finish as they compete to find the treasure first; meanwhile, Alex’s fiance is back in London wondering if she’ll return in time for their wedding.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Alien Experiencer Expo”

people of earth excerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – Gina meets one of her alien abductee inspirations at a convention, while Chelsea and Alex Foster each deal with some surprising news.

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PREACHER Review: “The End of the Road”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 13 – An uneven finale concludes an uneven and frustrating season of Preacher though the promises for Season 3 are intriguing.

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TOP OF THE LAKE Review: “Surrogate” / “Birthday”

top of the lake excerptSeason 2, Episodes 3-4 – While Griffin attempts to connect with her estranged daughter on Top of the Lake: China Girl, all roads lead to Mary’s boyfriend Alexander being involved with the murder. Can Griffin save her daughter before this manipulative man ruins Mary’s life?

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BALLERS Review: “Alley-Oops”

Ballers ExcerptSeason 3, Episode 8 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer deals with more health problems. Joe takes ASM staff on a retreat, but they soon find out that ASM is being sold. Ricky worries his meds will affect him negatively.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella Perspective”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 8 – We’ve made it to the season finale of Insecure where we track our characters after a whole month. Let me tell you, no one ends up where you think they will.

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THE DEUCE Review: “Pilot”

the deuce excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – The series premiere of The Deuce is one long intro to a large cast, with little advancement of plot for an hour and a half, but still intrigues.

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GET SHORTY Review: “Epinephrine”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – While not the greatest episode thus far, Get Shorty brings some interesting developments and surprising connections with its latest installment.

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FEAR THE WALKING DEAD Review: “Minotaur” / “Diviner”

Fear TWD ExcerptSeason 3, Episodes 9-10 – Fear the Walking Dead returned with entertaining back-to-back episodes that reunited characters and further divided others.

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EPISODES Review: “Episode Three”

episodes excerptSeason 5, Episode 3 – Matt Leblanc finally scores his own show on Episodoes but will it lead to fortune or frustration for Sean and Beverly?

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ONE MISSISSIPPI Review: Season 2

One Mississippi ExcerptSeason 2, Episodes 1-6 – In it’s second season, One-Mississippi explores how to rebuild after loss, and deftly balances laugh out loud comedy with pointed social commentary.

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BOJACK HORSEMAN Review: Season 4

Bojack Horseman Excerpt Season 4, Episodes 1-12 – Bojack returns from his year away in Michigan to be confronted by the daughter he never knew about. Meanwhile, Mr. Peanutbutters and Diane work through the personal ramifications of his electoral race as California’s next Governor, and Todd gets up to more Todd-like shenanigans.

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THE ORVILLE Review: “Old Wounds”

the orville excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – The problem with The Orville is that you’re left with nothing new. Most of what we’ve seen has already been on Star Trek and the jokes don’t lampoon it hard enough. Right now The Orville has no purpose, no mission in deep space and that’s a problem. The first person who can tell me the difference between Kirk and The Orville‘s Ed, I will give them a dollar.

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OUTLANDER Review: “The Battle Joined”

outlander excerpt Season 3, Episode 1 – In the season premiere of Outlander we find out how life has treated both Claire and Jamie since she went back to the future. Does Jamie survive the battle of Culloden? How does Claire cope with a life without, living Jamie with a man who looks exactly like her former tormentor?

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TOP OF THE LAKE Review: “China Girl” / “The Loved One”

top of the lake excerptSeason 2, Episodes 1-2 – Jane Campion and Elisabeth Moss team up once again for Top of the Lake: China Girl, relocating Robin Griffin to the police squad in Sydney, Australia. Life has not been particularly kind to Griffin since we’ve last seen her, so she buries herself in a new case after a dead Asian woman is found in a suitcase washed up on shore.

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ROOM 104 Review: “The Missionaries”

room 104 excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Two young missionaries tackle not-so-sinister urges when they check into Room 104.

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YOU’RE THE WORST Review: “It’s Been”

YOU'RE THE WORST --  KEY ARTSeason 4, Episode 1-2 – You’re the Worst is off to a strong start this season (in my humble opinion). In a two part premiere, we deal with the aftermath of Jimmy’s betrayal last season, as everyone picks up the pieces of their shatter lives. Will they end up destroying each other’s lives again? Likely.

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MARLON Review: “Hospital Party” / “Coach Marlon”

marlon excerptSeason 1, Episodes 7-8 – This week’s episodes of Marlon explore his relationship with his son as well as why Marlon and Ashley got divorced. These episodes also make it clear how bad of a parent Marlon is as well as why Ashley should consider a restraining order as well as full custody of the kids.

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