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Emily E. Steck is a writer, aspiring good person and middle child. An avid reader & traveller, she professionally writes about everything but her #1 passion is television. When she isn't busy working, watching TV or being boring, she plays a lot of Super Smash Bros and hangs out with her dog.

'The Mindy Project' Season Premiere: Woah, Nelly

September 17th, 2014 10:05am EDT
'The Mindy Project' Season Premiere: Woah, Nelly
Mindy Lahiri and Danny Castellano declared their love for one another in the season two finale and it would have been a satisfying end to their saga had the show not been picked up for a third season. But thank god that that happened because Danny and Mindy dating is maybe my favorite thing on TV.

Not only is their sexual chemistry hot, hot, hot, but their first major couple squabble is rather hilarious. Mindy, over-sharer that she prides herself in being, is telling everyone how great Danny is at sex and all of Danny’s tiny, boring secrets. The office is, of course, thrilled to learn one ...
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'Teen Wolf' Season 4 Finale Recap: An Uneven Season Brings A Strangely Satisfying Finale

September 9th, 2014 10:09am EDT
'Teen Wolf' Season 4 Finale Recap: An Uneven Season Brings A Str
After a disappointing season, Teen Wolf delivers on the finale by completing ignoring what happened this season. Also, by completely ignoring what makes Teen Wolf so Teen Wolf.

Remember how much hope we had for the Benefactor storyline? Remember how excited we were for Lydia to embrace her banshee powers and get more involved? Remember how we used to love Teen Wolf? Remember DANNY?

I’m not sure Teen Wolf does either. In its fourth season Teen Wolf was in a state of transition state with Allison dying and an unforgettable villain perfectly performed by Dylan O’Brien. So they concocted a s...
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'Teen Wolf' Season 4 Episode 11 Recap: Less Teen Melodrama, Please

September 2nd, 2014 8:37am EDT
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After last week’s pretty disappointing “Monstrous,” Teen Wolf delivers a more character-focused episode that still leaves me feeling a little empty inside.

Maybe we’ve been spoiled for the past few season of Teen Wolf, but it’s generally around this time that the plot and energy kind of explodes into what I can only describe as 44 minutes of the characters scrambling around to dubstep as they try and find their footing. The stakes were always raised and they were always based in character. You can actually trace it back all the way to the beginning. In fact, I will break down penultimate e...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Peter Hale Is The Villain We Deserve

August 25th, 2014 8:20am EDT
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Remember season one? No else does either. It was laughably bad sometimes thanks to a low budget and some choice cinematography, but Teen Wolf's first season is one I generally remember fondly though I don't remember many plot points but I have done my homework Since Teen Wolf's fourth season is at a crossroads, it feels natural that it is essentially rebooting itself and digging into its season one roots. But remember how you don't remember season one?

This whole rebooting business has irked me quite a bit lately. Teen Wolf has added more characters and complications than necessary, cutti...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Benefactor Reveal Wasn't Disappointing, It Was Awful

August 19th, 2014 8:45am EDT
'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Benefactor Reveal Wasn't Disappointing, I
The Benefactor is supposed to be some big reveal but I can’t help but feel cheated. Cheated of this great big reveal only for it to mean absolutely nothing because I was too busy trying to make sense of what the hell actually happened this episode. There were convoluted plots that were poorly explained, awful pacing and awkward edits. I’m declaring it: this episode is the worst episode of recent memory for Teen Wolf, even after it started out so strong.

What’s so freaking problematic about this is that it just feels off. I’m sure the editors did their best with such a choppy script that we...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Quarantine Within A Quarantine, Inception Style

August 5th, 2014 8:41am EDT
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Teen Wolf goes from supernatural to sci-fi this week in a way that mirrors real-life in a very sad way. Nothing on this show can touch the tragedy of the Ebola outbreak, but it’s strangely poignant to be reminded of such real world stakes.

On a lighter note, our episode begins with our assassin/pseudo-Frankenstein concocting a special poison against his werewolf monster. He looks like that bug salesman assassin from that one episode of Buffy. He listens for instructions on how to get the ca-ching on a tape, which we also hear…

Scott and Stiles listen to. Something about wire transfers and...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Teenage Assassins Meet Their Demise, Everyone Embraces For Other Reasons

July 29th, 2014 8:35am EDT
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This was such a heavy episode of Teen Wolf. After last week’s shenanigans, I figured it just be another week of Teenage Assassins, but instead Teen Wolf plays on its relationships more than anything.

There's something to be said for this transitionary year of Teen Wolf.Sure, it's basically ignored most of its core players -- there has been no talk of Isaac or Danny, for example -- but it's also putting the emotional stuff on these relationships we've watched for four seasons now. I don't think I'd care about this show at all if it weren't for the Scott and Stiles scenes and Lydia's friends...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Lacrosse & Lycanthropy

July 22nd, 2014 11:50am EDT
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Here's a PSA to supernatural creatures: stay away from Beacon Hills. And Beacon County. There have been werewolf attacks, kanima paralysis, packs of Alphas, crazy maybe-bisexual Druids, nogitsunes, and now a freaking Deadpool of assassins trying to kill anyone for a buck. Out of the 30,000 people who live in Beacon Hills, I recommend abandoning ship.

Like this blond werewolf chick who I desperately rooted to stay alive. I know it was impossible for her to stay alive because she appeared before the credits, but still. She fought off the impossibly tiny little assassin named Violet before i...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Lake House

July 15th, 2014 10:18am EDT
'Teen Wolf' Recap: The Lake House
The Sheriff’s department is on the roof, waiting for one of the experts to investigate the murder. You know it's a big deal when the entire department is on the roof (and with a helicopter!). Then, as if the bat signal summoned him, Derek Hale arrives on the scene. Actually, Derek has always been Batman, he's just now embracing it. They investigate the cannibalistic teenager, who is a Wendigo – cannibalistic shapeshifters. But something smells wolfy.

That would be Liam, who is held in duct tape against his will at Scott's house. Scott and Stiles didn't really think this through, other than...
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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Lacrosse Is Back, Plus A Serious #SoNotChaste Moment

July 8th, 2014 10:49am EDT
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Lacrosse is back people! Mama McCall is in danger! Stiles is a dweeb! Derek is still cut off from the rest of the group! Parrish and Lydia have a weird, inappropriate tension! It’s the third episode of the season, folks, and things are picking up but also appropriately slowing down. Teen Wolf is usually so focused about wolf-y things that it forgets the teen part of it. Not tonight. Everyone is paired off with a love interest (except arguably Lydia?) and either makes googly eyes or just makes out. The main concern of the episode is about lacrosse. It’s been like a whole 27 episodes since th...
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