Drama

‘Shameless’ Struggles Between Comedy And Darkness

March 30th, 2015 10:31am EDT
'Shameless' Season 5 Episode 11 Review 'Drugs Actually'
Shameless doesn't always find the right balance between dark comedy and pure darkness. This season is a prime example of the balance being off kilter. The first three seasons always found the perfect formula for being fun and heartbreaking. For every plot about Debbie kidnapping a baby, there was Fiona fighting her parents for custody of the kids. Season 4 was far too depressing, with the lighthearted plots being overshadowed by Fiona's downfall. This season feels like the writers are trying hard to course correct by bringing the fun back to the show, but without any of the same heart as be...
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'The Good Wife' Email Hack And Post-Election Drama

March 30th, 2015 9:09am EDT
'The Good Wife' Recap And Review: 'Undisclosed Recipients' - Don
So the State's Attorney's election is over - so now what? That's the big question at the heart of this week's episode of The Good Wife, "Undisclosed Recipients," which between the post-election drama and another hacking problem, feels like it's going back to some of the same plot wells.

In what could've been a jumping-off point to start something fantastic for the remainder of the season, ultimately the biggest takeaway for the audience is to be more careful with one's emails.

Everyone at Florrick, Agos & Lockhart is celebrating Alicia's victory for two seconds before their motivations be...
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'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Finale Was Filled With Heart-Pounding Tension

March 30th, 2015 8:44am EDT
5 Badass Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Season 5 Finale
If you didn’t end up sopped in nervous sweat by the end of “Conquer,” you may not have been paying attention. Nobody does heart-pounding tension like The Walking Dead and the season 5 finale had it in spades. Half of the show’s beloved characters were in mortal danger at one point, not that that’s anything new. But in a finale it feels like anything could happen. Rick be on their doorsteps in the last few moments. And you never know what a The Walking Dead finale’s biggest shocker is going to be.

“Conquer” sets up the next season’s arc better than any other of the show’s finales ever has....
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'Killing Jesus' Premieres Tonight On National Geographic

March 29th, 2015 10:57am EDT
Killing Jesus
At an advanced screening of "Killing Jesus," the movie, based on the New York Times best-seller of the same name, author and executive producer Bill O’Reilly asked the crowd of nearly 1000 guests “ How does a poor carpenter become the most famous person in civilization?”

The movie, co-produced by Ridley Scott, Oscar-nominated director of Alien, Thelma & Louise, Gladiator and Black Hawk Down, makes it world premiere on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 8:00 pm/7:00 pm central on the National Geographic Channel.

Following the screening I spoke one-on-one with O’Reilly and the film’s cast. When I as...
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'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: With Or Without You

March 27th, 2015 10:02am EDT
Five Things to Know About 'Grey’s Anatomy's' 'With or Without Yo
1. Derek kissed a girl and it wasn't Meredith, but she forgives him.

The “With or Without You” episode picks up the day after Derek returns home. He’s giving Meredith the play by play of how and why a woman picked up his phone. Said woman is Renee Collier, Derek’s research fellow.

Cue the flashbacks of the mentor and mentee—who bears a striking resemblance to Season One Meredith—bonding for 9 weeks over a research project to cure autism. When Derek-save-the-day-Shepherd has a breakthrough on Renee’s stalled project, he invites her to the lab to share the good news in person. Never mind t...
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Why Does Maisie Williams Watch 'Game of Thrones' With Her Drunk Grandmother?

March 26th, 2015 8:23am EDT
'Game Of Thrones' Star Maisie Williams Watches The Show With Her
"Game of Thrones" is perhaps the least family-friendly show on television. Gather the whole family around -- parents, grandparents, young children -- and be revolted as writhing nude sex fiends are hacked apart with a broadsword.

But for Maisie Williams -- who stars in "Game of Thrones" as Arya Stark -- watching the show has to be a family affair.

As she explained to Jimmy Kimmel on "Jimmy Kimmel Live," "We used to watch it with my nan, and my auntie, and my cousins, and my dogs, and the whole family, everyone."

That can get a bit awkward. Especially with Williams' 87-year-old grandma w...
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'Justified' Recap: Trust

March 25th, 2015 10:37am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Trust' - As In, You Shouldn't Tru
We're now into the final four episodes of Justified, and so naturally it's time for some bullets and betrayals. This week's installment, "Trust," is all about people who should not have trusted other people, and paying the price for that faith. You certainly didn't expect everyone to stay on the same sides forever, did you?

Katherine is ranting to Duffy about last time's explosion, although she still doesn't think that highly of him. He reminds her that they're still on the same side, except for that they're not, and tells her to find out if Markham is going to move his money out of the va...
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'The Fosters' Season 2 Finale: "The End of the Beginning" for Jesus?

March 24th, 2015 10:02pm EDT
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Last night, The Fosters season 2 ended. Per usual, the finale had major reveals, resolutions, and conflicts. "The End of the Beginning" managed to give some sort of satisfying conclusion to all the major story-lines from this season.

Callie's adoption conflict got resolved, Jude and Connor's romance progressed, and Mariana's dance group finally performed. However, The Fosters season 2 finale did manage to leave some big cliffhangers. One of these cliffhangers could potentially change the Fosters family forever, in a tragic way.

Pride or Prejudice

Jude paints his nails blue and heads to...
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April Parker Jones Returns For More 'If Loving You Is Wrong'

March 24th, 2015 12:07pm EDT
April Parker Jones Returns For More 'If Loving You Is Wrong'
Tonight, April Parker Jones returns to her starring role as Natalie on Tyler Perry's original series If Loving You Is Wrong. But she's coming back on a high, having spent her hiatus with a recurring role in the smash hit series How to Get Away with Murder and starring in a new play.

We caught up with April last week to ask her about her two recent projects, and how it feels to finish them and return to portraying the character that she knows best. Here's what she had to say about her productive break.

April portrayed Detective Claire Bryce in How To Get Away With Murder, a character who w...
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'Better Call Saul' Review: Another Tremendous Hour Of TV

March 24th, 2015 9:52am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'RICO' Is An Incredible Underdog Story
It's only natural to compare "Better Call Saul" with "Breaking Bad." Because... well, duh.

But the more "Better Call Saul" we see, the more it's clear that these shows couldn't be more different, even if there's a 20-page list of similarities between the two.

Take the scene when Saul clamors through a dumpster full of rotting, unspeakable nursing home filth to try and find the shredded documents he needs to take down Sandpiper Crossing.

Were Walter White ever forced to scrounge through several hundred pounds of soiled Depends, he too would end up as soaked in horribleness as Saul did. W...
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