Drama

'Strike Back' Flashback: Season 1, Episode 5

May 29th, 2015 12:09pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: The Worst Kind Of Family Business, Part
In "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 5," the Strike Back boys head to Darfur and collide with a very bad man named Gerald Crawford. We know he's bad, because he's portrayed by Iain Glen, whose best known roles include menacing Richard Armitage in Spooks and being the villain in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. Some people are just very good at playing bad.

Crawford's daughter, Dr. Clare Somersby (Laura Haddock, Guardians of the Galaxy and Da Vinci's Demons), is not so evil. She's working at a primary care clinic, which is the TV kiss of death (remember the Transporter: The Series episode "Beacon of Hope"...
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'Wayward Pines' - Our Town, Our Law

May 29th, 2015 8:45am EDT
'Wayward Pines' Recap: Season 1 Episode 3 'Our Town, Our Law'
The last Wayward Pines' episode proved that things can get a whole lot worse than you think, and really quickly.

Beverly broke a major rule on last week's Wayward Pines, and we saw the severity of going against the town's rules. Now Ethan Burke must fight his way out of town or accept these rules. In last night's episode, Ethan continued his plan to leave Wayward Pines, but he discovered that the town may answer to an even more dangerous authority than Pope.

This episode of Wayward Pines opened up right after Beverly's execution. Sheriff Pope then makes everyone in town recite the rules...
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Best Moments From Last Night's 'Game of Thrones'

May 25th, 2015 8:54am EDT
'Game of Thrones' Review: Memorable Moments from 'The Gift'
An episode without Arya, very little Jon Snow, and an extra helping of Samwell Tarly’s gnarly sex scene? An episode where the Sand Snakes continue to be the worst written characters in the history of the television medium? What did we do to deserve this, Game of Thrones?

“The Gift” starts out slow, filling time with mind-numbingly slow stuff at The Wall, Dornish women showing their breasts for no reason other than boredom, and sex scenes that serve no narrative purpose. But at least the hanging threads in the major storylines are still interesting. Here are the most memorable moments from ...
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'Strike Back' Flashback Recap

May 22nd, 2015 12:07pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: Picking Up The Pieces, Part 2
In the conclusion to Strike Back's South African hacker arc, "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 4," everyone is left wondering about the fate of Damien Scott. Little do we know that it's not the new guy we should be worried about, as this is the episode that would put the audience on notice that this show would never be safe.

When we left off last episode, Scott was in a world of hurt at the hands of former IRA member Daniel Connelly (a superb Liam Cunningham) after impulsively making the decision to sub in for a hacker that Stonebridge had no choice but to shoot. The episode ended with Section 20...
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You Do Not Want To Break 'Wayward Pines' Rules

May 22nd, 2015 9:54am EDT
'Wayward Pines' Recap: 'Do Not Discuss The Past'
Wayward Pines' series premiere had a bit of a mysterious and steady build up. We became all too confident that this would be one of those shows where you didn't really learn anything until close to the finale. We were wrong.

The second episode of Wayward Pines gave a full view of this town. We may not know all its secrets, yet, but they're starting too unfold in a rapid pace. Last night's episode not only gave us some major town rules, but it showed the punishment for those who break them. You definitely do not want to break Wayward Pines' rules.

As You Were:

Pope tells Ethan that he doe...
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'Supernatural' Season 10 Comes To An End

May 21st, 2015 10:45am EDT
'Supernatural' Season 10 Finale
The road so far during this season of “Supernatural,” particularly with the Mark of Cain plot, has been riddled with apocalyptic potholes, crippling angst, muddled plots and slicks with blood. The season 10 finale, “Brother’s Keeper” flirts with the impossible—fratricide!!!—and cleans up the often problematic “Mark Of Cain” storyline, did it live up to the palpable expectactions? Grab your favorite reaping scythe, and let’s dive in, shall we?

There’s nothing that amuses me more than Sam Winchester, crazed by fraternal desperation. “Brother’s Keeper” opens with that very Sam making bull...
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Our Final Glimpse Into The World Of 'Mad Men'

May 18th, 2015 9:21am EDT
Mad Men Series Finale
Just when I thought we’d be saying, “Goodbye, Don Draper; hello Dick Whitman,” Matthew Weiner once again gives the ad man a reason to return after running away from home – except this time it was more satisfying.

Escaping from NYC/advertising/family life has had many false starts: Don went for a drive to nowhere, picked up hitchhikers who beat him up; took off when he was on a business trip in California without saying where he was going or when he'd return; and propositioned many mistresses to just pick up and "get out of here." But he always ended up begrudgingly back in Ossining and lyi...
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Role Of A Lifetime Left Queen Latifah Drained

May 17th, 2015 1:30pm EDT
Queen Latifah 'Drained' By Bessie Smith HBO Biopic
Queen Latifah revealed that portraying blues legend Bessie Smith in the HBO biopic was "draining."

"I felt like it was the role of a lifetime," stated Latifah to Syracuse.com. The film was in development for more than 20 years and Latifah was always kept in mind for the title role.

"There was no Google when this movie came to me," she says during a recent conversation. "It wasn't like I could just pull it up on a computer and find out about her. So I bought the box set and started listening to her music. And initially I was terrified, because this music is so different, her voice is so di...
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'Strike Back' Flashback: Season 1, Episode 3

May 15th, 2015 12:08pm EDT
'Strike Back' Flashback: Picking Up The Pieces, Part 1
Having survived the worst hotel stay ever, Michael Stonebridge and Damien Scott make their way to South Africa in Strike Back's "Cinemax Season 1, Episode 3," which starts a new arc that changes the Section 20 team permanently. You'd think it's a little early for such a shakeup, but they really don't screw around on this show.

Action opens with Stonebridge, Scott and Marshall looking to make up for the squad's previous mistake by staking out three suspects connected to Latif. Needless to say, Scott causes a problem - although this one really isn't his fault, as the guy he's standing next t...
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Did You Find The 'Scandal' Finale To Be Horrible?

May 15th, 2015 9:57am EDT
'Scandal' Review: The Infuriatingly Bad Finale 'You Can't Take C
Well, that was infuriating. Just terrible. Really, really bad.

“You Can’t Take Command” was the poorest showing Scandal has ever had. Plot lines were wrapped up in the worst way possible. Characters assassinated in the quest for “shocking” moments. Tension evaporated. A reunion that was not earned in any way, shape, or form.

What the heck is going on with Scandal?

Nothing was really shocking. Not in the true sense of the word. Shocking moments, which Scandal is obsessed with creating, is not just about having characters do insane things they would never do. Just because the audience woul...
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