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Q&A: 'Justified's' Erica Tazel - A Star On And Off-Screen

February 7th, 2012 4:50pm EST
Justified
Timothy Olyphant might be the star of FX's Justified, but he's far from the only one. Actress Erica Tazel has made the most out of her first series regular role as the no-nonsense Rachel Brooks.

From the pilot episode, Rachel has proven an effective balance to Raylan's more outside-the-lines approach, and we've seen their relationship grow along with her character. One of the highlights of season two came in "For Blood or Money" where we got to learn a lot more about Rachel, who has become one of Justified's most pleasant surprises, and that's because it's obvious how much thought a...
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'Justified' Recap: 'The Gunfighter' (3.01)

January 18th, 2012 2:07am EST
Justified
Here's why I call Justified the best series on TV: because every season, I ask myself "How can this possibly get any better?" and it always does.

"The Gunfighter" starts off simply enough, but within minutes we're reminded that everything in this world is much more complex than it appears. Winona finds herself being pulled over by the state police; seems that Art has been trying to reach her. She arrives at the hospital, where Art tells her "he's going to be all right," and we don't need to be told who he's talking about. Yes, that's Raylan taking a nap in a hospital bed, where we kn...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'Nebraska' (6.08)

November 13th, 2011 9:55pm EST
Dexter
After being visited by his dead brother last week, Dexter Morgan is a little messed up in this week's Dexter. Who could blame him? Plus, we take a step back to the fantastic fourth season...

If Brother Sam was the angel in Dexter's life, Brian (Christian Camargo) does a great job of being the devil on the other shoulder. "You don't turn the other cheek, you slice it," he reminds Dex, whose world is further rocked when Debra informs him that Arthur Mitchell's wife and daughter have been killed. She thinks it's the Trinity Killer striking again, but Dexter knows better. He suspects th...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'Just Let Go' (6.06)

November 6th, 2011 10:00pm EST
Dexter
This week's Dexter sees our hero make an important decision about his direction in life...while those around him continue to have no idea where they're headed.

Dex gets the news from Deb that Brother Sam has been shot, which forces him to abandon his stalking of Travis and makes him seriously angry. He quickly zeroes in on Leo Hernandez, a gang member who replaced the man Dex killed. He doesn't get a chance to exact justice, though, as Leo is shot and killed in a standoff with the cops.

All should be well, but Dexter finds himself not so convinced of Leo's guilt after all. The r...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'A Horse of a Different Color' (6.04)

October 23rd, 2011 9:08pm EDT
Dexter
If last week's Dexter was more of a standalone episode, this week's throws us right back into the season-long arc, inducing squirms and gasps in equal measure.

Dexter's decided to go to the baptism Brother Sam invited him to after all, even though the idea of religious faith goes right over his head. It's too bad that they don't have time to have a discussion, because it might've come in handy when Dex is called out to deal with the "wicked rodeo" we saw at the end of last week's episode. New guy Mike (Billy Brown) quickly points out to the Metro team that it has something to do w...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'Smokey and the Bandit' (6.03)

October 16th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Dexter
Last week's Dexter gave us a good idea where season six is headed. This week, we see a little more - just enough to get me concerned about that direction - but you'll have to wait for the real surprises.

Dexter's got a bad feeling when a murdered prostitute reminds him of the modus operandi of a serial killer he once tracked. He's convinced that the now-elderly Walter Kenney (Ronny Cox) hasn't come to Miami just to retire. Getting close to Kenney is not a good time for Dex, who has to suffer through the man's horrible golf game and near-constant complaining. It's funny if only for th...
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'Dexter' Recap: 'Once Upon A Time' (6.02)

October 9th, 2011 10:00pm EDT
Dexter
He might be a serial killer, but this week's Dexter left me wanting to hug Dexter Morgan - after all, he's just realized that he may be his son's worst enemy.

Harrison's getting older now, and Dexter is disturbed to find out that his son has picked up on some of his father's habits, making repeated references to "daddy's box" of blood slides. Having previously stated that he doesn't want to pass his Dark Passenger on to the tot, Dex makes a painful decision at episode's end: that he can no longer show his son his real nature, only the one that everyone else believes to be true.

I...
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Previewing 'Dexter' Season 6 With Jennifer Carpenter

October 2nd, 2011 11:30am EDT
Dexter
Dexter Morgan has sliced his way into a bloody niche on TV. As it begins its sixth season tonight, Showtime's Dexter can boast both critical acclaim and an audience that's enraptured by the life of Miami's most loved serial killer. Dexter's biggest supporter - and also the largest threat to his lethal secret - is his sister, homicide detective Debra Morgan.

The show might be called Dexter, but Deb has been my favorite character on the series. She might have a smart mouth, but beyond that, she has an earnestness to bust the bad guys that I find admirable. She also displays a remarka...
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TV On DVD: 'Dexter: Season Five'

August 18th, 2011 3:10pm EDT
Dexter
This week, CBS Home Entertainment released season five of Showtime's hit series Dexter on DVD and Blu-Ray. Here's my look inside the DVD version.

The Show

After a spectacular fourth season (I don't know about you, but I have a really hard time watching John Lithgow in those 3rd Rock from the Sun reruns now), Dexter had a tough act to follow. While I don't dislike season five as much as some fans, I can see where their disappointment comes from - it's a worthwhile go, but the standard was set high and it didn't quite get there.

Julia Stiles (10 Things I Hate About You) is the season...
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My Favorite TV Police

May 28th, 2011 3:00pm EDT
The Chicago Code
There's no group of people that I love seeing on the small screen than the police. Having been there and done that, I have a certain affection for good portrayals of the men and women in law enforcement. Now that we've recently celebrated Police Week, here's my tribute to the TV cops (note: not federal agents or anything else - just cops!) who've left impressions on me over the years.

Sergeant Joe Friday (Jack Webb) and Detective Ben Gannon (Harry Morgan), NBC's Dragnet

My earliest memories of TV cops have to do with one of the most storied franchises in the genre. Thanks to Nick ...
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Top 10 Current TV Character Crushes

February 14th, 2011 12:30pm EST
Fairly Legal
It's Valentine's Day, and that means love is in the air (for some of us, anyway). It's also a perfect time to pay tribute to the fictional men who've made my heart melt this TV season, for one reason or another, or oftentimes several. These are ten guys who, if they were real, would have no problem getting my phone number.

Warning: there are spoilers for certain series. Each show is listed in each character's heading. If you're waiting for the DVD's, I'd advise skipping those particular sections.

Before I get too mushy, here's the criteria for making my list:

1) They had to be from...
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'Dexter' 5.11 'Hop A Freighter' Review

December 5th, 2010 10:01pm EST
Dexter
Counting tonight, there are only two episodes of Dexter's fifth season left, so it's no surprise that last week saw Dexter and Lumen fall into bed together and Jordan Chase reach new heights of creepiness. Now, however, it's time to move all the pieces into place for next week's season finale. Next-to-last episodes can either be filler, or fantastic. In this case, it was pretty fantastic.

Post-their romantic interlude, Dexter and Lumen are discussing how they're going to take down Jordan when he realizes that they're being watched. He believes it's Jordan, but finds the equipment has ...
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Desmond Harrington Previews His 'Dexter' Future

December 3rd, 2010 2:54pm EST
Dexter
If you know me at all, or have been reading my Dexter coverage, you'll know that I'm a hardcore Desmond Harrington fan. Have been ever since Ghost Ship eight years ago. So, needless to say, the wild speculation on the fate of his character, Detective Joey Quinn, on Showtime's serial-killer drama has made things around these parts more than a little uncomfortable. The man himself isn't reassuring me any, either.

In a recent interview with E! Online, Desmond lets us know definitively that "Quinn is in trouble. I'm definitely in trouble." Well, it can't get much more clear than that, at ...
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'Gossip Girl' Recap: 'Inglorious Bassterds'

April 6th, 2010 9:12am EDT
Gossip_Girl
After so much recent scandal, the Gossip Girl tank is beginning to run on empty. This particular episode was pushing the multiple week feud between Chuck (Ed Westwick) and Jack (Desmond Harrington) to the limits. With Elizabeth (Laura Harring) supposedly out of the picture, Jack put his offer on the table. He told Chuck that he could get his hotel back if he gave Blair (Leighton Meester) to him - physically.

While concerned about Chuck, and out shopping with Serena (Blake Lively), Blair had a not so chance encounter with Jack where he also laid his cards on the table, planting the seeds of...
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'Gossip Girl' Recap: You've Got Yale

January 20th, 2009 10:02am EST
Gossip Girl
Sometimes I wonder about Gossip Girl. I mean, how is it possible that everyone gets their college acceptance letters (on their cell phones, no less) at the exact same time? I thought that sort of milestone was still reserved for snail mail. And, what's even odder is that Blair's father (John Shea) and his French lover flew into town for the big day. And with all that anticipation, Blair (Leighton Meester) still got waitlisted for Yale. At least she didn't get rejected. But, in her eyes, she might have well been. I really do ponder how much Josh Schwartz takes from the Gossip Girl books, rec...
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'Gossip Girl' Recap: Gone With The Will

January 13th, 2009 9:39am EST
Gossip Girl
The latest on Gossip Girl, Chuck (Ed Westwick) needs support. He's needed it for a long time, but been too much a 'Bass' to truly admit it. Until last week when Blair (Leighton Meester) took Chuck into her arms and said she needed him to keep trying…to keep being.

Chuck invited Blair to the reading of his father's will. Blair didn't realize that Nate (Chace Crawford) was also part of this special V.I.P. treatment, along with the now oldest Bass, Jack (Desmond Harrington). Jack was announced as Chuck's new legal guardian… at least until he turns 18. I'm sure the Gossip Girl crew is get...
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