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'Strike Back' Episode 35 Recap: It's All About Getting Even

8/29/2015 9:06am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 35' - Everyone's A Liab
Considering the heartbreaking way in which last week's episode ended, it's no surprise that this week's episode of Strike Back is all about getting even - and Section 20 isn't waiting for their opportunity. Scott and Stonebridge are taking the fight to the North Koreans, going behind enemy lines with the intent of burning everything to the ground. But have they finally gotten in over their heads?

"Episode 35" opens with our heroes in the back of a truck, in the middle of sneaking their way across the border. We step backward in time just enough to see Scott mourning his most recent loss, a...
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Will Yun Lee Brings His Awesome Villain Talent To ‘Strike Back’ Tonight

8/28/2015 12:05pm EDT
Will Yun Lee Adds Even More Muscle To 'Strike Back'
When your central villain is played by Michelle Yeoh, the guy working opposite her had better be equally talented. Strike Back doubled down on the awesome villain casting when it hired Will Yun Lee, who joins the Cinemax drama tonight as Kwon, another agent from North Korea who will give Scott and Stonebridge even more to worry about.

We caught up with Will earlier this season to talk about his presence in an already action-packed show, what he took away from the experience, and how the action on Strike Back stacks up compared to working on projects like Hawaii Five-0 and The Wolverine.

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'The Strain' Recap: Vampires Vs. Gladiators? No Contest

8/24/2015 2:35pm EDT
The Strain
Hey, remember that time I was all “Quinlan’s not nearly as cool a character as Vaun was and seems like a cheap imitation with a British accent?”

That may have been a tad shortsighted. Mostly because “The Born,” last night’s hour of The Strain, put a ton of effort into beefing up Quinlan’s character. I’d say they’re on equal footing at this point, as far as coolness goes.

You’ve got to love the creativity this season of The Strain’s taken in fleshing out the backstory for its new characters. The Guillermo del Toro-directed Lucha Libre movie for Angel was a knockout, and even if this week’s...
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'Strike Back': Michelle Lukes On Julia Richmond's Last Stand

8/22/2015 12:02pm EDT
'Strike Back': Michelle Lukes On Julia Richmond's Last Stand
Julia Richmond has long been at the heart of Cinemax's Strike Back, as the show's most well-known and longest tenured female character. But after last night's jaw-dropping plot twist after Richmond fought to thwart the North Koreans, things will never be the same again for the members of Section 20 or fans of the series.

Before the episode aired, Starpulse spoke to Richmond's portrayer Michelle Lukes about her character's arc in the final season, the relationship between Richmond and Scott (Sullivan Stapleton), and what it meant to her to hang up her dog tags.

SPOILER ALERT: If you have n...
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'Strike Back' Recap : Section 20 Loses A Member

8/22/2015 9:02am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 34' - Section 20 Loses
Strike Back begins this week with the team broken up, so what better to do than break them down further? "Episode 34" pulls no punches, blows a few things up and shoots a few more, and it ends with what might be one of the show's most controversial moments. There's no shortage of things to be worked up about here, so let's not waste any time.

Michael Stonebridge is still where we left him, cursing up a storm and pinned down by Yakuza on Shiro's private island. He'd be screwed if not for Faber (Dustin Clare) and Mason (Leo Gregory), the not actually drug smugglers who reveal themselves to b...
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‘The Strain’ Recap: ‘Identity’ Says Goodbye To A Very Goofy Villain

8/17/2015 8:21am EDT
The Strain
Man, The Strain is really on a roll right now. Last week Corey Stoll’s wig was banished to the depths of vampire hell. This week, we say goodbye to another questionable visual effect: the Master, in all his fish-faced, hilarious glory.

You know, when he first rose out of his grave in “Identity’s” final scene, a part of me thought man, he actually looks kind of impressive with his face half burned away. It’ll be a shame to see him go. And then the Master stood to his full heigh and looked like a ridiculous muppet, and that thought burned out of my head in an instant. Even more so when his g...
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'Strike Back' Recap: Storming The Beach

8/15/2015 9:02am EDT
Strike Back
Strike Back is one of those shows that's never satisfied (and therefore, always satisfying to the audience). It's always looking for the next big thing to do. So what's to be done after revealing an embedded North Korean spy played by one of the great actresses of her generation? How about launch an all-out assault on a private island?

That's exactly what happens in "Episode 33," while Scott tries his hand at parenting at the least opportune time possible and Stonebridge might be crazy. There's a lot to discuss this week.

Now that we all know she's evil, Li-Na is meeting with her contact ...
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Milauna Jemai Jackson Talks On Her Courageous 'Strike Back' Role

8/14/2015 12:03pm EDT
'Strike Back': Milauna Jemai Jackson Returns For More Heroism
Those who say there aren't enough strong women on TV aren't watching Strike Back. The Cinemax series features two incredibly courageous, well-written and performed female leads in Julia Richmond, played by Michelle Lukes, and Kim Martinez, who is portrayed by the lovely and talented Milauna Jemai Jackson.

Cinemax season four marks Milauna's second as the tough-as-nails DEA agent Martinez, who's now become a long-term part of Section 20. Starpulse spoke with her recently about returning to her challenging role, and what it was like for her to say goodbye to the series that it feels like she...
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Did 'True Detective' Season 2 Finale Have A Satisfying Ending?

8/10/2015 8:36am EDT
'True Detective' Season 2 Finale Did Not Provide A Satisfying En
Can a bad season of television be redeemed by the final episodes? That’s what season 2 of True Detective seemed to be asking. The first half of the season was truly terrible. The plot has been so convoluted and contrived that it became hard to follow for casual viewers. No show should require multiple viewing to understand the basic plot. The dialogue was often cringe-worthy, especially scenes that required Vince Vaughn to deliver 5-minute monologues. It took far too long to showcase what really makes True Detective unique: the incredible chemistry between characters. Once Paul, Ani, and Ra...
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Starz ‘Power’ Whacks A Major Character – See Recap

8/8/2015 10:00pm EDT
Power
Did you really think the season would come to a close without a major character getting whacked? Think again.

Last chance to avert your eyes if “Power’s” penultimate episode—“Time’s Up”—is untouched on your DVR.

Shawn’s plan to take care of Tasha and the kids is halted by Kanan’s bullet. After two failed attempts to put Ghost in a body bag, Kanan believed his sappy son belonged in one. So, he pumped two bullets in Shawn and called Dre to clean up the mess.

It’s a new form of evil even for Kanan. If he’s capable of taking out his own son there’s no telling what he’ll do to get Ghost.

Let...
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