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Neal McDonough Takes 'Justified' To Another Level

March 13th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Neal McDonough
It was a tall order to follow up Margo Martindale's award-winning villainy on Justified. Yet veteran actor Neal McDonough has done just that and more.

He is the man behind Detroit mobster Robert Quarles, the latest adversary to cross paths with the infamous Raylan Givens, as played perfectly by Timothy Olyphant. When playing against an actor of Olyphant's caliber, one must be at a certain higher level already. But what makes McDonough a fantastic choice, the choice that I can't believe it took this long to think of, is that he doesn't just hold his own; watching him, one gets the sense tha...
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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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The 11 Best From 2011

December 31st, 2011 11:00am EST
Southland
2011 was a fantastic year for entertainment. Here are my eleven favorite things from the year that's about to wrap, in chronological order...

1. Southland, TNT

(Season 3 began January 4)

I have to admit that I didn't keep up with TNT's gritty Los Angeles cop drama as much as I would have liked; it fell victim to sharing Tuesday nights with three other shows on my watch list. Yet when I did find time to catch it, I was no less than impressed every time.

There's been talk about the show's TV-MA content (allegedly the reason that NBC axed it), but the real talking point should be the st...
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TV Spotlight: Check Out 'A Gifted Man' Tonight

September 23rd, 2011 8:00am EDT
A Gifted Man
In "A Gifted Man" Patrick Wilson plays Michael Holt, a talented surgeon who lives a life of luxury and privilege. Then he starts having visions of his dead ex-wife.

Under the guidance of his ex, Holt winds up taking over the medical clinic she worked at that serves those in need.

Jennifer Ehle, Julie Benz, Liam Aiken, Margo Martindale and Afron Williamson also star. The series kicks off tonight at 8/7 central on CBS. Will you tune in?
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'Modern Family' Dominates The 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards (See List Of Winners)

September 19th, 2011 7:41am EDT
Modern Family
Modern Family came full circle at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, winning the very first honors of the night and closing the show by topping the prestigious Comedy Series category.

Mad Men looked set to dominate the night, going in with 19 top nominations, and it continued its winning streak for the best drama title for the fourth year in a row.

But the stars of the period drama didn't fair so well - Jon Hamm was a four-time loser for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series - Kyle Chandler claimed that prize for his role in Friday Night Lights, while Julianna Margulies beat t...
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Early 2011 Emmy Predictions: Here's Who Will Win

August 20th, 2011 6:00pm EDT
Mad Men
It may be a little early to predict the Emmy winners, but unlike the Oscars, not much changes in the Emmy Awards season once the nominations are out.

The Emmys can be very tough to predict, but we'll take our best shot. Here's who we think will go home with the gold on Sept. 18th. Do you agree?

Outstanding Drama Series
'Boardwalk Empire'
'Dexter'
'Friday Night Lights'
'Game of Thrones'
'The Good Wife'
'Mad Men'

After yet another outstanding season, it looks like 'Mad Men' may make it four in a row. Its only real competition is 'Boardwalk Empire,' which took the Golden Globe, and...
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What Happened To The Emmy Nominations?!

July 14th, 2011 2:07pm EDT
Justified
What happened to this year's Emmy nominations? They're...actually pretty great.

I normally can't stand TV's big awards show; it seems like the same people and series get nominated all the time, with the occasional "why did that get nominated at all?" head-scratcher for variety. But the 2011 nominations were announced early Thursday morning, and while it's still a little puzzling (though let's not name names), there's a bevy of deserving names on that big list.

Here are some of my favorites:

Finally, some love for Justified: I still maintain that star Timothy Olyphant was robbed l...
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CBS Announces New & Returning Shows For 2011-12

May 18th, 2011 11:57am EDT
Blue Bloods
CBS announced today its new 2011-2012 primetime schedule, ordering five new series and making key time-period moves for CSI and The Good Wife to strengthen its already top-rated primetime lineup.

The new series include three new dramas and two new comedies: "Person Of Interest," a crime thriller from renowned executive producer J.J. Abrams starring Jim Caviezel, Emmy Award winner Michael Emerson and Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson; "Unforgettable," starring Dylan Walsh and Poppy Montgomery as a former detective with a rare condition that enables her to remember virtually every det...
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'Justified' 2.12 'Reckoning' Recap and Review

April 28th, 2011 6:55am EDT
Justified
If this week's Justified doesn't end up as someone's Emmy submission, I'll be surprised. So why do I feel slightly underwhelmed by it? Well, I think I was expecting a lot more than just great acting.

That great acting starts from the first moment. Raylan arrives at his father's house, which has become a crime scene. We now know for sure that Aunt Helen is dead. What a shame. Our hero sees the aftermath of her demise in slow motion and near silence. Normally, I hate slow motion scenes. Most of the time, slow motion is an annoying visual effect for a moment that's sorely overblown....
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'Justified' 2.12 'Reckoning' Advance Review

April 26th, 2011 5:00pm EDT
Justified
There's not much that I can say about tomorrow night's Justified without giving away huge spoilers. I can say that it's an episode that's probably going to engender some mixed opinions and none of them will be wrong.

As you've seen if you've caught any of the TV spots over the last week, "Reckoning" gives us a very quick resolution to the cliffhanger at the end of "Full Commitment." The entire episode is devoted near exclusively to the fallout from that incident, except for one scene, and that's appropriate. Making something so significant just another one of multiple storylines w...
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'Justified' 2.09 'Brother's Keeper' Recap and Review

April 7th, 2011 10:23am EDT
Justified
Picking up where "The Spoil" left off, this week's Justified delivers on last week's promises, while giving us one heck of a one-shot ride at the same time. You can't ask for much more than that.

Everyone's getting ready for Mags Bennett's big get-together, including Loretta (the underrated Kaitlyn Dever), who wonders if her absent father's asked about her, and if she can talk to him next time he calls. No, that's not awkward at all. Mags deflects the questions without missing a beat, but the cute-yet-slightly-creepy moment is interrupted by Coover (who else?). He leaves as quickly...
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'Justified' 2.08 'The Spoil' Advanced Review

March 29th, 2011 6:03pm EDT
Justified
After its first less than stellar episode of season two, Justified begins to bounce back with an episode that isn't perfect, but that gives us a few answers, some more questions, and quite a few gunshots.

There's a little bit of a bad taste from last week to begin with: Raylan's out late (and drinking), presumably because of the business with Winona, because he comes back at almost 3 AM to tell her that he's certain Art knows about her theft. I was hoping that we'd leave all that behind after the previous two episodes. It does, however, give Raylan a massive hangover which makes him ...
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'Justified' 2.02 'The Life Inside' Recap And Review

February 17th, 2011 9:02am EST
Justified
If you read my advance review, you'll know I really, really liked tonight's episode of Justified. And even though it's been a few weeks and I've seen it a few times more? I still really, really like this episode.

It starts with the unsavory characters. Dickie and Coover Bennett are out disposing of Walt McCready's corpse, being that their mother poisoned him last week, and bickering as siblings do. Meanwhile, Boyd Crowder comes out of the depths of a mine to find Raylan waiting for him. He reminds Raylan that he characterized him as liking "to get money and blow shit up." Raylan brushe...
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'Dexter Recap': 'Easy as Pie'

November 10th, 2008 1:37pm EST
Dexter
In a sort of cathartic episode for its main character, last night's installment of "Dexter" saw the titular serial killer let go of a bit of the past while reaffirming his twisted take on morality.

The past he let go of was personified in the death of Camilla, the lady from the police records office who knew more about Dexter's past than anybody, including his sister or fiancé. She'd been at end of the line, dying of cancer over the last episode, until she got the bad news that her condition had slowed to the point that she'd be forced to suffer for another month.

While Camilla d...
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