Drama

How Many Sharks Have Your Favorite Shows Jumped?

April 19th, 2014 10:00am EDT
Supernatural
In the fickle word of entertainment, it's rare when a television show makes it through its first season. For the lucky shows that do, they risk jumping the shark, Hollywood's term for a show's cringe-worthy decline due to over-the-top or nonsensical plotlines. Has your favorite long-running series like "Supernatural" or "The Good Wife" made the leap? Read on to find out...

"Supernatural"

It's a little baffling that the CW's sci-fi show is bringing in some of its best ratings yet in its ninth season. It's mind-boggling to realize that after nearly 200 episodes, "Supernatural" is s...
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Adam Campbell And Alexis Carra Talk 'Mixology'

April 17th, 2014 1:18pm EDT
Adam Campbell And Alexis Carra Talk 'Mixology'
As ABC's Mixology heads down the home stretch of its first season, it's time to focus on Jessica and Ron. The single mother played by Alexis Carra and the really, really unlucky former Internet millionaire played by Adam Campbell have both had their ups and downs this season - but tonight their stories are about to intersect again. We checked in with Adam and Alexis to find out more, talk about their chemistry together, and get their best (or worst) dating advice.

We'll let Adam explain tonight's installment to you. "Much of this episode centers on Ron making up for his disastrous first im...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: 'You Be Illin''

April 17th, 2014 11:46am EDT
Grey's Anatomy
Doctors treat sick patients all the time, but what happens when the doctors of Grey's Anatomy become the patients? We found out in this week's episode after a nasty flu made its way around the hospital.

After a patient sneezes on Arizona, she immediately knows that she'll be sick later in the day. Apparently it's some sort of sixth sense she's developed, which Alex mocks her about. She's not the only one, though - the hospital becomes overrun with patients dealing with flu-like symptoms and the staff starts to (literally) fall down one by one.

Arizona’s intuition forces her to move up her...
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Does 'Game of Thrones' Reverse Sexism in 'Lion and Rose'?

April 16th, 2014 10:59am EDT
Does 'Game of Thrones' Reverse Sexism in 'Lion and Rose'?
After last week's "Two Swords" and watching every single female sexually offer herself to a man or have a man threaten to sexually assault her, I wrote 'Game of Thrones' off as a sexist piece of misogynistic garbage. But, then, this week's "Lion and Rose" happened. Rather than watching women define themselves through marriage or through sexual relationships with their guardsmen/twin brothers/dwarf lovers/vengeance-oriented lovers while baring their breasts, I received an AWESOME hour of TV. Warning - there be spoilers ahead!

This week improved not only because it didn't show female nudity,...
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'Supernatural' Season 9 Episode 18 Recap: Spoiler Alert!

April 16th, 2014 10:55am EDT
Supernatural
"Supernatural" is notorious for not only breaking the fourth wall, but demolishing it with a sledgehammer and a wicked smile. This week's episode, the beginning of the end of season 9, follows in that same tradition using the uber-villain Metatron as the narrator, and treating his manipulations like the calculated whims of a writer.

Grab your favorite ascot and let's dive in, shall we?

Welcome Back, Cas!

Castiel's trenchcoat is a sight for sore eyes. He's still bravely moving trying to help all the angels he can with his stolen grace that has rendered him unable to fly. A warbli...
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Spin-Off Copies? No, These 9 Shows Were Real Hits!

April 15th, 2014 4:00pm EDT
The Simpsons
Remember what it was like when you were dedicated to one show only, you never missed an episode and hoped your favorite characters (or personalities) would get their turn in the spotlight? Well that did happen to these classic spin-offs, who found their niche in television history and rightly remain some of the most unique and diverse group of programming ever made for television.

1. "The Simpsons"

(Spun off of "The Tracey Ullman Show")

"The Simpsons" was a cartoon short utilized in the series "The Tracey Ullman Show" during its run from 1987-1990. The show took on a life of its own i...
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Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'

April 15th, 2014 9:31am EDT
Billy Bob Thornton Gives Insight To FX's Dark Comedy 'Fargo'
It seems as though mini-series are quite a trend today. If you are an avid TV viewer, you are most likely tuning into one every week. That case, you won’t mind to add another show to your list.

Premiering this week is the highly anticipated crime drama, with a dark comedic flare, titled “Fargo.” Does the name ring a bell? You may recall seeing Frances McDormand winning an Oscar for her role in the 1996 movie adaption. “Fargo,” a Coen Brothers’ film, won Best Screenplay at the 1997 Academy Awards as well as was said to have been "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" by the...
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A Chat With 'Mad Men' Star Kit Williamson

April 14th, 2014 11:33am EDT
Kit Williamson
Kit Williamson is best known as Ed Gifford on the award-winning Mad Men. He also has a hit show of his own, Eastsiders. He is busy not only with acting but with writing, producing, directing and going to graduate school at UCLA. Yet, he still had time to speak with me.

How do you feel about Mad Men’s final season?

I am so honored to be a part this show. The world is so thoroughly, incredibly realized. It's funny, because while everyone on set is very serious about the work they are doing, it's not like there is this looming gravitas or anything. Nobody walks around like they're making...
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'The Good Wife' Review: 'A Material World'

April 14th, 2014 9:15am EDT
'The Good Wife' Review: 'A Material World'
With Will Gardner's death addressed and Finn Polmar officially added to the team, The Good Wife is picking up where Season 5 left off before its crushing revelation, with legal wrangling and personal complications. "A Material World" is not the show's most perfectly put together episode, but this one will definitely leave you wondering.

The episode opens with Diane and Alicia having drinks after Will's funeral. Soon, they're more than slightly inebriated and riffing on not only the ceremony, but their professional futures. Diane suggests that the two firms merge and become one again, which...
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'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere: Vignettes And Playboy

April 14th, 2014 9:04am EDT
Mad Men
Mad Men was back with its seventh season last night - it will be its last, though presented in two seven-episode parts, over two years. As was the case with much of season 6, this first episode of the final season offered a compelling series of interlocking vignettes, rather than a single overarching narrative. Indeed, the plot barely moved forward, making the episode more like a sequence of still life paintings, brilliantly rendered, hanging on diverse walls, than a story across time.

Among the highlights of this new form of television story telling -

Don's slowly deteriorating re...
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