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THE DEFENDERS Review: Part 1

the defenders excerpt Season 1, Episode 1-4 – The Defenders takes its time getting Marvel’s four Netflix title characters together, allowing them to organically team-up through various alliances and environmental factors. The story’s pacing combines with the visual beauty of the series to create an appropriately thematic experience from start to finish that gives every character their own space to flourish.

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GAME OF THRONES Review: “Beyond the Wall”

game of thrones excerptSeason 7, Episode 6 – More epic-ness. Game of Thrones brought intense action and interesting plot twists this week that lead us perfectly into next week’s sure to be stunning season finale.

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GET SHORTY Review: “The Yips”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Get Shorty sheds new light on the nature of some of its most interesting characters, and ups the stakes when the crime world and Hollywood intertwine even more.

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HALT AND CATCH FIRE Review: “So It Goes” / “Signal To Noise”

Halt and Catch Fire ExcerptSeason 4, Episodes 1-2 – Halt and Catch Fire picks up three years after the contentious group meeting that resulted in Gordon, Cameron, and Joe splintering off on their own and coming together to develop one of the first web browsers. Things haven’t turned out like anyone planned, but a huge reconciliation may be in the works for season 4.

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ROOM 104 Review: “I Knew You Weren’t Dead”

room 104 excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – In the latest episode of Room 104, co-creator Mark Duplass pens an episode for his brother Jay, as the latter brother plays a man still grappling with the death of his best friend, 20 years before.

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WYNONNA EARP Review: “Gone as a Girl Can Get”

Wynona-Earp-ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 11- Purgatory isn’t the same without Wynonna Earp but Doc remembers and sacrifices everything to bring her back. Demon Clootie isn’t where the demon widows buried him, but an old acquaintance knows where to look. Bobo returns from hell in a fantastic, creepy way and turns to Waverly for help escaping his new cell.

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WHAT WOULD DIPLO DO? Review: “The Curse”

what would diplo do excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – James Van der Beek carries the episode, with the rest of the cast largely unseen, as Diplo receives a curse that is equal to his own ego.

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GREENLEAF Review: “Call Not Complete”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 10 – Greenleaf has become a guilty pleasure. With all of the elements that make a drama oh-so-dramatic, I feel relieved when it’s over. I’m able to snap out of the “Greenleaf” spell to realize that their life isn’t my life. Whew! (But it does make me yearn for more).

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SNOWFALL Review: “Cracking”

snowfall excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – The thing with Snowfall is that it is painstakingly cerebral. When will I get to feel something for the characters? Thinking, “oh, that’s interesting” or “Hmmm, that’s how this and that relate to each other” is tiring. This episode finally allows us to shake hands with crack. Hopefully, writing with emotion will follow.

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MARLON Review: “Pilot” / “Cleaning Out the Closet”

marlon excerpt Season 1, Episodes 1-2 – Marlon Wayans gets his own sitcom for the hashtag era. With these first two episodes, the comedy is as broad as possible with a generic laugh track that feels just like 1994. The funniest (and most versatile) of the ten Wayans siblings seems better suited elsewhere.

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THE SINNER Review: “Part III”

the sinner excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Part III only leaves us with more questions, although we finally find the real entry point into what in Cora’s past motivated her sudden, violent actions.

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GREENLEAF Review: “The Bear”

greenleaf excerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Greenleaf returned for its mid-season premiere on Tuesday night. Gigi, indeed, killed Mac. Kevin finally admits (to himself) that he is gay. And Lady Mae grieves her brother’s death because of a stunning reveal. All of the Greenleaf members are where we left them – in some shit.

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The Bold Type Review: “Three Girls in a Tub”

the bold type excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Sutton’s relationship enters its final phases after a bad dinner party with her friends. Kat learns the hard part of being a boss. Jane tries to figure out dating or whatever passes for it in 2017.

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SOMEWHERE BETWEEN Review: “Into the Fire”

somewhere between excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Somewhere Between keeps adding twists as we continue to get closer to some answers in “Into the Fire.” With Laura and Nico uncovering some surprising details about Laura’s husband, they realize there may be more connected them than they previously thought.

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MANHUNT: UNABOMBER Review: “Publish Or Parish”

manhunt unabomber excerpt Season 1, Episode 4 – Fitz’s bosses continue to downplay his ideas about how to capture the Unabomber until their line of inquiry leads to a dead end on Manhunt: Unabomber. Ackerman puts his reputation on the line, and Janet Reno and Ted Kaczynski’s brother and sister in law join the show, adding extra depth to the drama.

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HOOTEN AND THE LADY Review: “Moscow”

hooten and the lady excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – In this week’s episode of Hooten and the Lady, Alex and Hooten head to Moscow to chase down the fifty-first Faberge egg. Standing in their way is an old university rival of Alex’s who is now working for a black market collector, who, Hooten discovers, may be the man who murdered his wife and son.

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ATYPICAL Review: Season 1

atypical excerptSeason 1, Episode 1-8 – Atypical is undoubtedly one of the best shows on Netflix right now. Created and written by Robia Rashid, Atypical in some ways pulls at your heart in a very similar way, with lots of dialogue tossed around by everyone surrounding him. Robin clearly made a few very strong choices to not only give a powerful yet transformative insight into the people surrounding Sam as well as Sam himself.

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MIDNIGHT, TEXAS Review: “Sexy Beast”

midnight texas excerpt Season 1, Episode 04 – Midnight, Texas draws a hungry succubus to town, which is good news for Manfred. Fiji and Bobo struggle to upgrade their relationship while Bobo seeks vengeance against the Sons of Lucifer. Olivia confronts a man sent by her father and Lem lends his special touch to her pain. Xylda tells Manfred to keep faith in Midnight and worry less about Hightower.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Always a Day Away”

people of earth excerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – On the eve of Gina’s birthday, Ozzie gets closer to his long-teased meeting with alien fugitive Jonathan Walsh… he just needs to shake the relentless FBI Agent Alex Foster.

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PREACHER Review: “Puzzle Piece”

Preacher ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 9 – Preacher Season 2 seems to be righting itself finally, with an exciting well-directed episode and a great set-up for next week.

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WILL Review: “What Dreams May Come”

will excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – “What Dreams May Come” is probably the first episode in which Will manages to find a real, workable balance between it’s light, silly spirit, and the darker storylines that the show seems determined to focus on.

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LOADED Review: “The Boat”

loaded excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – With The Emperor in favor of the boy’s idea for a game about Viking conquest, Casey now turns the screws on them to get the game finished in record time. When the place they designed Cat Factory doesn’t seem to get their creative juices flowing on Loaded, Leon buys a yacht with a sordid history as their new workspace.

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GET SHORTY Review: “Sins of a Chambermaid”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 2 – Get Shorty thickens the plot and continues to let its cast shine in its second episode.

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BALLERS Review: “Ride and Die”

Ballers Excerpt Season 3, Episode 4 – On this week’s Ballers, Spencer and Joe struggle to make two business meetings in their Vegas bid. Charles and Seifert continue to clash.

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CLAWS Review: “Avalanche”

claws bannerSeason 1, Episode 10 – Claws came to an end tonight. This episode killed a few folks, kidnapped a Black child instead of a White one, and exposed Roller’s real murderer. The steady balance between the predictable and the unpredictable was mastered in this series.

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INSECURE Review: “Hella LA”

insecure excerptSeason 2, Episode 4 – This week on Insecure, Lawrence gets a little more than he can/wants to handle, Issa is put back in a sticky situation, and Molly learns that she may have less boundaries than she thought.

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TWIN PEAKS Review: “Part 14”

twin peaks excerptSeason 3, Episode 14 – Truman, Bobby, Hawk, and Andy follow Major Briggs directions and find someone who may be the key to helping Cooper. It’s someone we’ve seen before. Sarah Palmer has a dark secret inside of her that comes out when she gets agitated at a bar. Both of these things will definitely have a role in the endgame of Twin Peaks.

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GAME OF THRONES Review: “Eastwatch”

game of thrones excerptSeason 7, Episode 5 – Huge revelations, reunions, and returns highlight this episode of Game of Thrones but the most exciting part may be the set-up for next week.

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I’M DYING UP HERE Review: “Creative Indifferences”

i'm dying up here excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – The final installment of I’m Dying Up Here Season 1 went out with a “meh.”

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GET SHORTY Review: “The Pitch”

get shorty excerptSeason 1, Episode 1 – Very reminiscent of another film involving violent crime juxtaposed with deadpan humor that became a hit series (*cough*Fargo*cough), Get Shorty is entertaining but needs to make itself distinct to truly rise above in the Golden Age of TV.

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