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5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching

August 22nd, 2014 12:09pm EDT
5 Best Television Shows To Waste A Half Hour Watching
In honor of FXX's marathon of all 552 episodes of The Simpsons, which began yesterday and runs through September 1, we've put together a list of our favorite shows to waste a half-hour watching. They're those programs that you can tune to when you've only got a little time and always enjoy yourself. From Springfield to the United Kingdom, here are our six picks for half-hour escapes.

The Simpsons

Whether you're still a devoted fan or don't watch as much as you used to, chances are you've still got dozens of fond memories from The Simpsons. There's Homer falling down Springfield Gorge, Ma...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Baby

August 22nd, 2014 10:03am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Bab
In the second half of the Rookie Blue season finale (here's part one), the team continues their search for a lethal suspect with a four-year-old grudge and winds up sort of back at the beginning. Ben Bass reminds us all that someone needs to give him an acting trophy at some point already, Missy Peregrym might be indestructible, and just wait until you find out all the personal problems that we're going to need until season six (which there will be!) to resolve.

Andy is uncomfortable about having to work alongside Marlo (Rachael Ancheril) in the hunt for mad bomber Ted McDonald. You know w...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The House

August 22nd, 2014 9:59am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The Hou
We've come to the end of another season of Rookie Blue. It's been a season of ups and downs this year, so a strong finish is definitely in order. Boosted by the return appearance of a fantastic guest actor, "Fragments" starts an interesting enough story, although it places a tremendous amount of emphasis on a character who hasn't ever quite worked.

It's not uncommon for season finales to start well and end badly, so it's no surprise that everyone's getting ready for the Commissioner's Gala, Holly wants to get back with Gail, and Sam is offering Andy a key to his place that she doesn't want...
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'Rookie Blue': What We Want To See For Each Character In Season 6

August 21st, 2014 12:07pm EDT
'Rookie Blue': What We Want To See For Each Character In Season
Tonight, ABC wraps up the fifth season of Rookie Blue by giving us the final two episodes back-to-back. While there's no word yet on whether 15 Division will get a season six, we're hoping it will - and so we're making a wish list of what we'd like to see for each of the show's main characters in the future. Read our thoughts below, and leave yours in the comments, then stay tuned for our recap and review of the finale.

(SPOILER ALERT - This article contains spoilers for the current season of Rookie Blue. Please note that we're making these predictions before having seen tonight's episodes...
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'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Kiss Of Death' - A Killer Read

August 21st, 2014 10:09am EDT
'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Kiss Of Death' - A Killer Read
Oh hi there, Motive. You're really doing awesome in the guest star department this season. First you bring us Laura Mennell, then here's Enuka Okuma. Wait, what do you mean this isn't a Rookie Blue crossover? Wait, what's happening to...okay, now you've gotten our attention.

Best-selling mystery author Lori Oliver - played by Enuka - is doing a book reading for a sizeable audience, who are hanging on her every word. In mid-sentence, she stumbles and thinks she's coming down with something. She's right; she's about to be dead. During the subsequent book signing, after meeting a guy who chil...
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'Suits' Season 4 Summer Finale Recap And Review: 'This Is Rome' - Louis Vs. Pearson Specter

August 21st, 2014 8:35am EDT
'Suits' Season 4 Summer Finale Recap And Review: 'This Is Rome'
There are only two shows with finale episodes that regularly cause us to have heart problems. One is Strike Back and the other, believe it or not, is Suits. The folks on the Suits writing staff know how to build their seasons to points where there is a ridiculous amount of tension and emotional payoff. "This Is Rome" is no exception to that rule, while simultaneously reminding us of things that have been brewing underneath the surface of this show since season one.

Harvey clearly has some anger issues he's in the middle of working out when the newly unemployed Louis strolls into his gym. "...
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Rick Hoffman Previews Tonight's 'Suits' Finale: 'This Is Definitely The Episode To Watch'

August 20th, 2014 3:10pm EDT
Suits
Has Louis Litt really left the building? After the events of last week's episode of Suits, it's hard to believe that the lawyer we loved to hate (and secretly loved) has fallen so far in season four. But there's still one more episode to go - tonight's midseason finale.

So we spoke to Louis himself, Rick Hoffman, on Wednesday morning to discuss filming the big moment in "Gone," what he thinks of the dynamics at Pearson Hardman, and how Louis is going to come back...right?

(SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up with last week's episode of Suits, and/or don't want to know absolutely anyth...
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'Rookie Blue's' Enuka Okuma Guest Stars In Tonight's 'Motive'

August 20th, 2014 2:07pm EDT
'Rookie Blue's' Enuka Okuma Guest Stars In Tonight's 'Motive'
Rookie Blue star Enuka Okuma is a featured player in tonight's Motive.

In the episode, entitled "Kiss of Death," the actress plays best-selling murder mystery author Lori Oliver, who crosses paths with detectives Angie Flynn (Kristin Lehman) and Oscar Vega (Louis Ferreira).

Enuka spoke with us about the guest spot during our interview in June; you can click here for some spoilery tidbits, but the non-spoilery part is that it wasn't a huge leap for her to visit the other Canadian crime drama.

"Years ago, I did a pilot with Kristin Lehman out in Los Angeles, so we've been friends since the...
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6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV

August 18th, 2014 12:03pm EDT
6 Things We Wish Had Happened On TV
As the Rolling Stones once sang, you can't always get what you want. And so it is for TV as well. For a variety of reasons - network decisions, production demands, behind the scenes developments - sometimes what happens or doesn't happen isn't what we would've wanted. Even though that might have been a good thing, even if we completely understand why, we can't help but wonder 'what if.'

This TV season has had quite a few of those moments, whether it's plot twists that broke our hearts, cancellations we wish we could reverse, or just things we would have enjoyed seeing even if they had no r...
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'Strike Back': 6 Things Fans Should Watch Before Cinemax Season 4

August 15th, 2014 2:25pm EDT
'Strike Back': 6 Things Fans Should Watch Before Cinemax Season
On Fridays last August, we were glued to our TVs watching the explosive third season of Strike Back. This year, though, Section 20 is on a break - and we're in serious withdrawal. Even with the brand-new video just released by Cinemax.)

What's a fan to do if you've seen every episode? If you've already seen Strike Back: Origins and read the Chris Ryan novel it was based on? Never fear - there's hope for your Scott and Stonebridge fix. We've been watching a lot of film recently, and here's our list of the six projects starring either Sullivan Stapleton or Philip Winchester that Strike Back ...
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