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'The Walking Dead' Recap 2x06 'Secrets' Is Filled With Secrets, Secrets And Even More Secrets

November 21st, 2011 9:17am EST
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Last time on The Walking Dead: Andrea shot Daryl because she’s a hot-headed moron and Glenn discovered a horde of Walkers in the barn. Also Lori is pregnant.

Carl and Lori feed some chickens. Patricia feeds some chickens to the horde of Walkers. What is going on over here?

Glenn tries to get Maggie to tell him why Hershel is keeping the Walkers, but she just tells him to keep a secret. Dear, sweet Glenn is a horrible liar. I predict he’ll tell Dale within 30 minutes.

Andrea apologizes for shooting Daryl. Daryl is a much nicer person than I am and forgives her... on the condition ...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap 2x05: 'Chupacabra' Drags On, Ends With A Bang

November 14th, 2011 9:27am EST
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We open with a flashback. Before Rick woke up from his coma, when Shane and Lori and Carl were on the run from the Walkers, a crowd of people waits on the freeway. Carol offers to share some food with Carl and Lori. Carol’s jerk of an abusive husband (whose name I’ve forgotten because he’s such an abusive jerk) intimidates Carol into keeping the food. Shane and Lori venture up the road to investigate. Carl and Sophia start to make friends. Helicopters fly over the highway. The ‘copters are dropping bombs on Atlanta--Lori fears for Rick’s life.

Real time: Lori wakes up, prepares for...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 2x04 'Cherokee Rose' Gives Audiences A Lot To Consider

November 8th, 2011 9:16am EST
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When we last left our plucky zombie fighters, Shane used a not-quite-innocent-but-probably-still-nice man to save Carl's life. Sophia is still missing, but Rick and his crew have found refuge with Hershel Greene and his family at their farm.

The gang rides up to the Greene Farm. Carl wakes up. He’s alive! He asks after Sophia, so naturally Rick lies through his teeth and tells Carl she’s fine. They bury Otis (also known as the idiot who shot Carl). Shane feels ridiculously guilty that he basically killed Otis. Otis’ wife asks Shane to say a few words. Shane doesn’t want to... but...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 2x03 - 'Save The Last One' Supplies Touching Monologues, Very Little Action

October 31st, 2011 9:35am EDT
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Shane and The Idiot (I’ve already forgotten his name), run from the Walkers in the high school. In a voice over, Rick tells Lori about the time Shane stole the principal’s car while they were in school, drove it three miles away and ran back in time to finish his lunch. Rick tells Lori that Carl will be all right--that Shane will make it back in time. In the RV, Daryl patrols for Sophia. Andrea joins him.

Shane and the idiot are cornered on the top of the bleachers in the gym. The Idiot selflessly offers to get off the bleachers and give Shane cover while Shane escapes through a wi...
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Top 10 Creepiest Film & TV Serial Killers

October 29th, 2011 8:00am EDT
Top Ten Creepiest Fictional Serial Killers
Factual serial killers are scary. The idea that someone might be out there, on a deserted road or lurking in an alleyway, waiting to murder you is a horrible, horrible thought. But let’s face it: most of the time it’s the serial killers who keep you up at night are the ones that live on your television screen.

We’ve all been there: A Criminal Minds marathon on A&E, a Law and Order binge on Netflix instant... sometimes fictional serial killers are the creepiest ones of all. As Halloween approaches, I’d like to catalogue the 10 creepiest fictional serial killers.

10. Nicole Wallace (Law ...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 2x02 - 'Bloodletting' Raises The Stakes, Keeps Us On The Edge

October 24th, 2011 9:09am EDT
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Last week we left our gang of plucky zombie killers in a bad place. Sophia is missing and Carl was shot. We pick them up this week with a flashback. Lori is outside a school. She talks with a friend about a fight she had with Rick. She blames herself for the argument. Lori isn’t 100% sure that she loves Rick. A sheriff car screeches to a halt in front of her. It’s Shane. He looks really, really sad. Lori knows why he’s there. She asks if Rick is alive and Shane tells her he’s in surgery. Shane tells Lori that it was his fault, but Lori dismisses this. Carl exits the school. Lori...
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'The Walking Dead' Recap: 2x01 - 'What Lies Ahead'? Misery, Violence and Zombies, Of Course!

October 17th, 2011 9:04am EDT
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The season two premiere of 'The Walking Dead' opens with Rick talking to Morgan on the walkie. He brings him up to speed on what they learned at the CDC. The group is moving on to Fort Benning, which is 125 miles away. The gang packs up and drives away. Daryl rides a super sweet motorcycle with high handlebars. In the truck, Lori talks about the time they went to the Grand Canyon, but Carl got sick in Fort Worth and they turned back. Carl asks to go again sometime.

In the RV, Shane teaches Andrea how to use the gun her father gave her and Amy before they left on their road trip. The grou...
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The Message From 'The Walking Dead' Premiere - 'Expect More Of Everything With Heightened Suspense'

October 5th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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"The Walking Dead" red carpet premiere was filled with juicy tidbits about the season to come, as well as insights into the characters we grew to love. I had the honor of interviewing many of the cast and crew of AMC's hit show (season two premieres Sunday October 16, 9/8 central).

Perhaps the most exciting new development in season two is that the gang, having left Atlanta, will take shelter with Hershel Greene and his family on their farm. The Greenes are also characters in the comic books, so fans of the original series will recognize some familiar faces. The new family means new dynami...
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Five Must-See Shows Premiering This September

September 7th, 2011 10:00am EDT
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1. Sept 13 - Ringer (CW, Tues 9/8c)
Reasons to get excited: Sarah Michelle Gellar (times two)

“The Ringer” is about twins. Bridget is a recovering alcoholic on the run from the mob after witnessing a murder. She takes refuge with her twin sister Siobhan, but when Siobhan goes missing and Bridget takes over her life, Bridget realizes that Siobhan’s world isn’t as picture-perfect as it seemed. It also stars Sarah Michelle Gellar (and Sarah Michelle Gellar); marking her first starring television role since “Buffy the Vampire Slayer.” Yeah. It’s monumental.

What intrigues me about this show i...
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'Castle' Recap: 3x24 - 'Knockout' Knocks The Wind From Our Lungs, Makes Us Long For Season Four

May 17th, 2011 8:51pm EDT
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Castle doesn’t normally make me cry (it’s a light-hearted “dramady” starring Nathan Fillion, after all!), but last night it did. As always, spoilers abound--bigger and more intense spoilers than ever before.

Remember Hal Lockwood? He was the professional killer that pulled the trigger on Beckett’s mother all those years ago. Beckett put him in jail earlier this season, but Beckett promised Lockwood that she would interview him every week and continue to ask him who hired him to kill her mother. “Knockout” picks up as Beckett makes her weekly journey to the prison to interview Lockwood. Onc...
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