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Alyssa is a freelance writer who has worked in almost every field of writing. But no genre is more enjoyable than snarking on the latest episode of her favorite TV shows.

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments from 'The Weeping Lady'

October 21st, 2014 9:02am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments from 'The Weeping Lady'
“The Weeping Lady” was a massive improvement on last week’s episode. It had all the elements that Sleepy Hollow the engaging piece of entertainment that it is: a terrifying and well-crafted villain, revelations about Ichabod’s past, plenty of meaningful moments in the Ichabod/Abbie partnership, and sprinkles of time travel-related humor throughout. This episode moved forward the plot as Katrina’s place in Moloch’s plan is revealed and Henry gets fleshed out a bit more. Here are 8 of the top moments from “The Weeping Lady:”

1.) Caroline

One of the biggest questions in Sleepy Hollow mytholo...

'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments from 'Strangers'

October 20th, 2014 9:08am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments from 'Stran
“Strangers” was a much quieter episode than the season 5 premiere, but that didn’t make it any less bonkers. In fact, the quiet moments only made every moment more tension-filled. Every time the characters slow-mo walked through the covered woods, there was an ominous feeling following them with each step. As Season 4 taught us, there’s no safety, not even for a minute. And last week’s episode left a couple of hanging threads that come back to haunt our survivors in a major way.

Here are 10 of the most badass moments from “Strangers:”

Reunion Conversations and Forgiveness

The end of “No ...

7 Bold Predictions For Season 5 Of 'The Walking Dead'

October 19th, 2014 2:00pm EDT
7 Bold Predictions For Season 5 Of 'The Walking Dead'
After four seasons of rivalries, tension, shocking death, and tons of reanimated dead people wandering around, it’s still a wonder that The Walking Dead can still manage to surprise us week after week. Throughout the haitus many viewers believed that our protagonists would be stuck in Terminus for ages, with the much wanted reunions unbearably delayed. But the season opener “No Sanctuary” exceeded all expectations by putting a season’s worth of activity in one episode.

Will the 5th season continue to surprise us with left-field revelations and gut-wrenching twists? Here are a few bold pred...

'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is The Worst in 'The Bleep'

October 17th, 2014 9:30am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 4 Times Olivia is The Best and 4 Times Fitz is
The biggest failure of season 3 was the slow destruction of Olivia Pope. A character that started out as a single-minded woman with an almost supernatural ability to fix problems and a policy for no crying became a weepy, wine-drinking, love sick girl. The transformation was a disservice to a character who was built on strength, all in the name of appeasing fans who were aboard the “Olitz” train.

To make matters worse, her major love interests could not be less appealing. Her married presidential boyfriend was often comfortable calling her a slut, manhandling her, and treating her like she...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: Rundown On 'Massacres And Matinees'

October 16th, 2014 8:21am EDT
American Horror Story: Freak Show
American Horror Story has never excelled at creating strong plots and characters with coherent motivations. But the one thing it has always done well is embracing its campiness. The episodes that take themselves too seriously are often the least successful. Freak Show is still in that stage of taking itself seriously, but “Massacres and Matinees” also managed to be one of the most ridiculous and funny episodes in the show’s history. Here’s a rundown of the episode:

New Characters Worth Remembering

“Massacres and Matinees” saw the introduction of two new performers in the Freak Show:


'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments From 'Go Where I Send Thee'

October 14th, 2014 7:33am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments From 'Go Where I Send T
Well, one thing’s for sure. “Go Where I Send Thee” will not be listed among the best episodes of Sleepy Hollow. Although the show has yet to shy away from case-of-the-week storytelling, recently the episodes have served a higher purpose than yet another Sleepy-Hollow-Is-Weird subplot. Most of the cases of the week tend to build on the upcoming apocalypse, while the case of the Pied Piper only expanded on the town’s spooky history. Much of the apocalypse stuff was used as a b-plot, when it should be the focal point of the show. Still, there is always plenty of entertainment an episode that i...

'The Walking Dead' Premiere Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments From 'No Sanctuary'

October 13th, 2014 8:24am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments From 'No Sa
After an excruciating wait, The Walking Dead is back and bloodier than ever. If you thought the show was brutal before, “No Sanctuary” kicked it up a level or two. The season 5 opener is filled with action, explosions, face-biting, satisfying deaths, emotional moments, and shockers. It’s by far the best season opener so far, boding well for the future of the season.

Here are the 10 Most Badass Moments in “No Sanctuary:”

1.) Opening Tension

Now that’s how you open an episode. “No Sanctuary” begins with 4 members of our group in mortal danger, along with a couple of nameless extras. The Te...

'Scandal' Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Inside The Bubble'

October 10th, 2014 8:58am EDT
'Scandal' Review: 5 Memorable Moments From 'Inside The Bubble'
Here are 5 of the most memorable moments from “Inside the Bubble:”

Cliff Bride

Mellie continues to consistently be the best thing about season 4. Like many depressed women before her, Mellie becomes obsessed with the sensationalist news story of the week, in which a video seemingly shows a newlywed bride shoving her husband off a cliff. Mellie believes wholeheartedly that the bride must be innocent and devotes her entire being to proving it, enlisting the FBI and multiple members of the Cabinet to assist her. It consumes her life, even causing her to skip going to her son’s grave for the ...

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Recap: Rundown On 'Monsters Among Us'

October 9th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Recap: Rundown On '
Here’s a rundown of what’s sure to be the scariest season of American Horror Story yet.

Important Characters to Remember

Dot Tattler (Sarah Paulson) is one half of the Siamese twin duo. As the darker girl, she’s more reserved and conservative than her sister. You can recognize her by her brown headband and constant look of disdain plastered on her face.
Bette Tattler (Sarah Paulson, again) is the gentler twin, with the persistent head-in-the-clouds look about her. She’s also most likely to be the evil twin. She killed her mother for not taking her to the movies. She’s also more sexually m...

'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'Root Of All Evil'

October 7th, 2014 9:14am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: Top 10 Awesome Moments From 'Root Of All
No beheadings this week on Sleepy Hollow. Taking a break, Abraham? Still, “Root of All Evil” was filled with all sorts of amazing moments, from Ichabod’s ever growing list of historical BFFs to family bonding moments. Here are 10 of the most awesome moments from the episode:

1) “Is that considered acceptable now?”

The question is asked when Abbie and Ichabod pull up near a dinner. Inside is a man in nice suit holding hands with a man in a trucker hat. Abbie tries to explain about gay rights and the current situation in courts. However, that’s not what Ichabod meant. “I meant gentlemen wea...