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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Significant Other”
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people of earth excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Gina is off the deep end in “Significant Other,” planning a “coming out” moment for all of StarCrossed. She wants the group members to tell a significant figure in their lives that they have been abducted by aliens. It goes horribly, as does this episode.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Unexplained”
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people of earth excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – In “Unexplained,” Jeff The Grey attempts a complicated full-memory wipe of Ozzie Graham, the intrepid reporter who’s starting to piece together the vast alien invasion Jeff and his cohorts have been planning for generations. Elsewhere, love is in the air for many of Beacon’s other inhabitants (and some… more remote visitors).

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Review: “Delusion”
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Ash V Evil Dead ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 7 – Ash finds himself trapped in a psych ward, with Baal now his therapist, striving convince him that, in fact, his 30 years spent battling Deadites have all been a psychological coping mechanism for the cold-blooded murder of his four friends in that cabin in the woods, many moons ago.

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PEOPLE OF EARTH Review: “Acceptance”
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people of earth excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – As People of Earth moves right along, the repercussions of the “raccoon” that group leader Gina hit begin to resonate across StarCrossed and aboard the alien spaceship monitoring StarCrossed. Richard starts coping with his wife’s Reptilian “abduction” realistically.

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Review: “Trapped Inside”
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Ash V Evil Dead ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 6 – Ash, Ruby, Kelly, Pablo and the Emery women barricade themselves in Ash’s childhood home as angry villagers blame Ash for the Deadite murders — but Ash, Ruby and the Emery’s soon discover their own families have also made questionable alignments..

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Review: “Last Call”
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Ash V Evil Dead ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 3 – Ash and old high school buddy (and former Desert Storm operative) Chet whip up a ketamine-based cocktail to enliven a kegger, designed to draw in the hooligans who took Ash’s beloved Oldsmobile for an unauthorized joyride.

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ATLANTA Review: “B.A.N.”
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Atalanta ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Atlanta continues to get curiouser and curiouser, this time devoting an entire episode to a fake talk show, “Montague,” and subversive fake commercials that you’ll think are real for the first two rounds. Prepare yourself for an all-too-real kiddie cereal commercial.

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Review: “The Morgue”
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Ash V Evil Dead ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 2 – In this week’s Ash Vs Evil Dead, Ash and the gang (including Book of the Dead scribe Ruby) battle wacky possessed intestines and reanimated neighborhood floozies, all in the name of saving the human race from certain Deadite doom.

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ATLANTA Review: “Value”
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Atalanta ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Atlanta changes tacks for “Value,” the sixth episode of its inaugural season. Earn’s occasional girlfriend (and the constant mother of his child) Vanessa combats feelings of inadequacy with a seemingly innocuous irresponsible decision. But how innocuous will it actually prove to be?

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ASH VS EVIL DEAD Review: “Home”
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Ash V Evil Dead ExcerptSeason 2, Episode 1 – In this week’s Ash Vs Evil Dead season deux premiere, Ash, Pablo and Kelly are brought out of their hard-partying Jacksonsville retirement to once again do battle with Ruby’s Deadites — but this time, it’s at Ruby’s behest. They travel to Ash’s home town of Elk Grove, Michigan, to find out why.

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ATLANTA Review: “The Streisand Effect”
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Atalanta ExcerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Earn’s money woes continue, while Al struggles with a YouTube troll. Yawning ensues. With “The Streisand Effect,” the fourth episode of its inaugural season, Atlanta has just hit what we can only hope is its nadir.

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STARTUP Review: Episodes 7-10
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Startup ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 7-10 – Prepare yourself for the exciting conclusion of Crackle and Ben Ketai’s sex, drugs and crypto-currency apps drama StartUp. Steer clear if you haven’t resolved the show, or if you’re just a masochist who likes to spoil plot twists for themselves.

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STARTUP Review: Episodes 5-6
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Startup ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 5-6 – StartUp finds itself pulled in two very different directions. On the one hand, as the show has gone on, it’s really ratcheted up the thrills, and it’s done that with a deft command of structure, pacing, and stakes. On the other hand, though these new hurdles are pretty fun to navigate as a fewer, they point to a more fundamental issue with the show: its reliance on crime show trappings.

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STARTUP Review: Episodes 1-4
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Startup ExcerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-4 – In the first four episodes of StartUp, Nick Talman, Izzy Morales and Ronald Dacey found a startup company, the globalized digital currency app GenCoin, while their actions are monitored by morally murky federal agent Phil Rask.