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'Agents of "S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: Dinner, Dancing And The Occasional Face-Swap

October 15th, 2014 9:54am EDT
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D.
It's a sad but true fact: "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.'s" greatness is directly dependent on the superheroes/villains contained within each episode.

Absorbing Man? Slam-bang super-terrific hour of TV. Blizzard? Nothing special. Deathlok = awesome; Generic Superscience Device = we'll try again next week.

But last night, "Face My Enemy" changed all that.

This was an hour of "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." with nothing new and nothing particularly noteworthy from the comics (the only new introduction was a nifty face/voice modifying mask- and even that was already used once before, by Black Widow in "...
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'The Flash' Season 1 Episode 2 Recap: Three Crucial Flash Facts From 'Fastest Man Alive'

October 15th, 2014 8:58am EDT
The Flash
We're just two episodes into "The Flash," and while everyone watching knows the barest essentials of the Scarlet Speedster (runs fast, red tights, generally positive outlook), there's still so much we have yet to learn about the CW's newest hero.

That's where last night's episode, "Fastest Man Alive" comes in.

While the premiere handled all of the reallllly basic stuff (again: runs fast, red tights, generally positive outlook), the second hour is here to fill in the gaps and give us more detailed look at what the next eleven episodes will feel like (the CW, as is often the case with fledg...
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'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments From 'Go Where I Send Thee'

October 14th, 2014 7:33am EDT
'Sleepy Hollow' Recap: 8 Awesome Moments From 'Go Where I Send T
Well, one thing’s for sure. “Go Where I Send Thee” will not be listed among the best episodes of Sleepy Hollow. Although the show has yet to shy away from case-of-the-week storytelling, recently the episodes have served a higher purpose than yet another Sleepy-Hollow-Is-Weird subplot. Most of the cases of the week tend to build on the upcoming apocalypse, while the case of the Pied Piper only expanded on the town’s spooky history. Much of the apocalypse stuff was used as a b-plot, when it should be the focal point of the show. Still, there is always plenty of entertainment an episode that i...
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'The Walking Dead' Premiere Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments From 'No Sanctuary'

October 13th, 2014 8:24am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: The 10 Most Badass Moments From 'No Sa
After an excruciating wait, The Walking Dead is back and bloodier than ever. If you thought the show was brutal before, “No Sanctuary” kicked it up a level or two. The season 5 opener is filled with action, explosions, face-biting, satisfying deaths, emotional moments, and shockers. It’s by far the best season opener so far, boding well for the future of the season.

Here are the 10 Most Badass Moments in “No Sanctuary:”

1.) Opening Tension

Now that’s how you open an episode. “No Sanctuary” begins with 4 members of our group in mortal danger, along with a couple of nameless extras. The Te...
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‘Law & Order SVU' Season 16, Episode 3 Recap Best and Worst Scenes of 'Producer's Backend'

October 9th, 2014 9:47am EDT
Law & Order: SVU
Taking another page out of the real life playbook “Producer’s Backend” centers on a former child star with a penchant for causing havoc (sound familiar?) to herself, but mostly to others around her. Fortunately, Liv gets to the root of how and why the former child star is such a law-bending emotional train wreck. Below are eight of the best and worst scenes from “Producer’s Backend.”

BEST- Miranda Rights Done Right

Amaro is still adorned in his rookie blue uniform (Thought bubble: Will we ever see him in a suit and tie again?) while responding to a traffic accident. Two women are bickerin...
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'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Top 10 Moments From 'The Calm' We Can't Wait To See More Of

October 9th, 2014 8:53am EDT
'Arrow' Season 3 Premiere Recap: Top 10 Moments From 'The Calm'
"Arrow" is not a show that deals in subtleties. If it was, "The Calm" would probably have been titled something else and not "The Calm," a giant neon-red clue that this will be an episode where everyone is happy and serene, but then things go horribly wrong.

Which is exactly what happens in "The Calm."

Although to "Arrow's" credit, at least next week's episode is titled "Sara" and not "The Storm." That'd probably be a bit too much.

But more important than any title was the stuff within "The Calm"- stuff that was tense and exciting and set up all kinds of craziness that'll surely develop ...
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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Recap: Rundown On 'Monsters Among Us'

October 9th, 2014 8:29am EDT
'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Premiere Recap: Rundown On '
Here’s a rundown of what’s sure to be the scariest season of American Horror Story yet.

Important Characters to Remember

Dot Tattler (Sarah Paulson) is one half of the Siamese twin duo. As the darker girl, she’s more reserved and conservative than her sister. You can recognize her by her brown headband and constant look of disdain plastered on her face.
Bette Tattler (Sarah Paulson, again) is the gentler twin, with the persistent head-in-the-clouds look about her. She’s also most likely to be the evil twin. She killed her mother for not taking her to the movies. She’s also more sexually m...
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'Supernatural' Season 10 Premiere Review: Demon-ish

October 8th, 2014 11:03am EDT
Supernatural
"Supernatural" has reached an unthinkable milestone for a television show in a time where some are doomed even before they air. The sci-fi drama began its 10th season with the appropriately titled, "Black." The slow burn of a premiere felt underwhelmingly lukewarm compared to the incendiary season 9 finale.

The trailers and promos promised "Deanmon" or our beloved, pie-lovin' Dean Winchester (Jensen Ackles) transformed into the very thing he's dedicated his life to killing. If you're familiar with the hard-living, fun-loving extremes of Dean (who once offed a vamp with a band saw), you...
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'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Recap: Supervillain Workplace Etiquette

October 8th, 2014 9:45am EDT
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
This week on "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.," we finally find out where Simmons has been all this time (besides lurking within the depths of Fitz's batter psyche, of course).

She's a part of HYDRA! And that reveal is way more creative (and stylish) than "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." usually permits.

Set to the go-getting "God Help the Girl," Simmons rises, shines and goes about her daily routine- a routine that takes her into the innards of a HYDRA superscience lab. But don't worry, she's not evil.

At least not yet, anyway.

Simmons, you see, is another in New S.H.I.E.L.D.'s long line of dirty trick...
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'The Flash' Series Premiere Recap: Pilot Perfection

October 8th, 2014 8:47am EDT
The Flash
"The Flash" has some serious balls. Is it OK to say balls? Screw it- we're saying it anyway. "Balls."

Because this is a series premiere with some major cojones.

Remember how long it took for "Arrow" to lighten up and embrace the comic book silliness that bore it?

How Oliver Queen started off a dark and brooding vigilante who's name wasn't Green Arrow and who didn't wear Green Arrow's signature domino mask or employ Green Arrow's signature trick arrows?

"Arrow's" in a better place now (a more colorful, comic-book place), but it was a long and arduous road getting there.

Barry Allen isn'...
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