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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.

American Horror Story Freak Show: 5 Weirdest Moments From 'Orphans'

December 18th, 2014 9:50am EST
American Horror Story Freak Show Recap: 5 Weirdest Moments From
Well, that was a weird waste of an hour. No Dandy. Barely even inching forward in the plot. An episode completely devoted to a character that’s spent two seasons in the background, barely relevant. Yet, “Orphans” managed to be one of the strangest and strangely emotional episodes of this season. Here are the 5 weirdest moments from a very bizarre episode:

Elsa and Pepper’s Previously Unmentioned Relationship

In an attempt to humanize a character that calls her closest companions her “monsters,” “Orphans” creates a backstory for Pepper and Elsa that paints them as closer than ever formerly...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' 5 Best Moments From 'Tupperware Party Massacre'

December 11th, 2014 8:48am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Recap: 5 Best Moments From '
Here at the top 5 moments from “Tupperware Party Massacre:”

These Insane Quotes

If American Horror Story has one reoccurring strength, it’s in the pure insanity of the dialogue. Every episode is guaranteed to have a few memorable quotes that out of context are baffling, while in-context are just as crazy. Here are this week’s quoteable highlights:

Jimmy to Ima, while spoon feeding her: “If you need it long and hard, I need you soft and wide.”

Dandy was on the top of his game with his crazy ramblings. “I am your God, Jimmy. And I’ve decided you need to suffer. I’m going to destroy you ...
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'Constantine': 5 Best Moments from 'Blessed are the Damned'

December 6th, 2014 3:03am EST
'Constantine' Review: 5 Best Moments from 'Blessed are the Damne
It seems every supernatural-themed television series does the faith healer episode, in which a devoutly religious nobody preacher becomes a sensation over night when a mysterious power allows them to heal people. But the healing powers are connected to some dark force. The skeptical hero and the much-more-open-to-religion sidekick investigate and discover the menacing power behind the healer, discuss their views on religion, and resolve the situation a little less skeptical than when they began.

If this sounds like nothing but complaining, it’s not. As typical as this type of episode is to...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show': Rundown On 'Blood Bath'

December 4th, 2014 8:52am EST
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: Rundown On 'Blood Ba
These episodes just keep getting crazier, huh? From now until the finale, the show will probably continue to ramp up the weirdness. There’s still no coherent plot or even a major storyline that runs through the whole season. Dandy’s villainy seems pretty contained to the confines of his home and whoever happens to cross his path, disconnected from the major Freak Show aspect of the show. Elsa’s motivation is paper thin that everything she does is both in character and over the top no matter what she ends up doing. The conjoined twins have been so irrelevant to the overall plot that they’ve ...
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'Sleepy Hollow': 8 Awesome Moments From 'The Akeda'

December 2nd, 2014 9:01am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments From The Midseason Fina
Up until the final few moments, “The Akeda” shows more promise than the all of season 2’s preceding episodes combined. The humorous moments didn’t seem overplayed and formulaic. The main characters were effectively used, all playing a part in the battle. Even Hawley got minimal screen time while still being useful. The emotional bond created between these characters was more evident than it has ever been before on Sleepy Hollow. It was as if the writers figured out everything that was lacking from the earlier episodes and rectified it in a single episode.

The episode’s final moment possibl...
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'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale: 10 Badass Moments

December 1st, 2014 8:29am EST
'The Walking Dead' Midseason Finale Recap: 10 Badass Moments Fro
As far as credible threats go, the Hospital Officers were probably the least effective villains The Walking Dead has ever had. For a big part of the season, they were really only a threat to Beth, who, at the time, was one of the least developed characters on the show, barely earning the credit of being a main character. While the season took great pains to build up Beth, it couldn’t make Dawn and her rapist officers memorable antagonists. Gareth and his band of cannibals were far more frightening, even if they only lasted three episodes total. If there’s one major fault in the first half o...
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'Sleepy Hollow': 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Magnum Opus'

November 25th, 2014 9:56am EST
'Sleepy Hollow' Review: 5 Ridiculous Moments From 'Magnum Opus'
The magic is gone. Officially. Everything good about season one has been burned away or overdone. This season began with so much potential, from the addition of Ichabod’s Moloch-aligned son to a larger role for the Headless Horseman. Yet, everything that had a strong possibility of being successful has failed.

Henry, despite having the single most complicated backgrounds of all the characters, was not much more than a mustache-twirling henchman. Katrina’s faith in her son is based on absolutely no facts or shows of humanity on his part, making her seem idiotic. The horseman turned from a g...
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'The Walking Dead': 10 Badass Moments From 'Crossed'

November 24th, 2014 9:40am EST
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“Crossed” proves that episodes that feature all of the characters are stronger than the episodes featuring one group at a time. Last week’s jaunt with Carol and Daryl was great, but we also had to endure Beth and Abraham’s episodes in order to get to it. These standalone episodes probably have more to do with filming schedules than creative opportunities, but they’re to the detriment of the show. In “Crossed” there was plenty of time for each of the groups: Rick’s group, those left at the church, Abraham’s dawdlers, and the hospital crew. Most of the characters got a moment to shine, even o...
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'Constantine': 5 Best Moments from 'Danse Vaudou'

November 22nd, 2014 4:22am EST
'Constantine' Review: 5 Best Moments from 'Danse Vaudou'
Here are the top 5 moments from “Danse Vaudou:”

The Introduction of Jim Corrigan

Jim Corrigan (Emmett Scanlan) is introduced as a potential ally for John. He’s a detective in New Orleans who has stumbled onto the dark underworld of the Constantine universe simply because he needed a drunken alleyway bathroom break. His first scene is actually hilarious in a way that the show often attempts but rarely nails. As he positions himself on the alley wall to pee, a girl walks behind him, clearly disgusted. He drunkenly waves his police badge like a permission slip. The girl is confronted by the ...
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'Scandal': 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine'

November 21st, 2014 9:20am EST
'Scandal' Review: 5 Best Moments From 'Where The Sun Don't Shine
ABC’s winter finales are usually bonkers and Scandal usually epitomizes that. For the most part, “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” was a calmer episode than we’re used to, but the ending really ramped things up. Here are the top 5 moments from the episode:

Killing B613

It’s almost as if Scandal heard our prayers. The B613 conspiracy is by far the weakest part of the show. It weighed down last season and its continual mentions this year have elicited quite a few groans. But in “Where the Sun Don’t Shine” the show is trying to rectify that problem by killing off the members of B613. Unfortunately...
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