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5 Things You Should Watch If You're Excited For 'Blindspot'

9/19/2015 12:03pm EDT
5 Things You Should Watch If You're Excited For 'Blindspot'
The premiere of NBC's Blindspot is just days away, and you're about to get hooked. But before Jane Doe emerges in Times Square, here are five other projects that we think ought to be on your viewing list if you're already counting down the hours until she climbs out of that body bag.

1. Strike Back: It goes without saying that the Cinemax action thriller should be required viewing for all Blindspot fans. Sullivan Stapleton gives an A-plus performance as top-notch soldier Damien Scott, and Strike Back is able to blend action and character development in much the same way that Blindspot is a...

'Strike Back' Recap : Tough Homecoming

9/19/2015 9:06am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 37' - Tough Homecoming
Just four episodes of Strike Back remain, so it's time to get down to it. With everyone having fled North Korea at the end of last week, "Episode 37" takes the fight between Section 20 and Li-Na back to European soil, specifically Vienna. It also proves that banks are the least safe places to be on this show, and gives us one more reason to hate clowns. Don't worry, this will all make sense.

After Nina's (Tereza Srbova) asset clones the phone of Russian mob leader Myshkin (Alex Humes), who's working with the Koreans, the team is forced to get formal for a trip to the opera. But they're not...

Dustin Clare Gives Us Some 'Strike Back' Insight

9/18/2015 10:54am EDT
'Strike Back': Dustin Clare Crashes Cinemax Season 4
Strike Back's Stonebridge and Scott got some competition this season, in the form of brash contractors Faber and Mason. The duo both helped and hindered Section 20 in Cinemax season 4, and they certainly left a big impression amongst the fans.

What was it like to step into Faber's interesting style and his Southern drawl? Starpulse spoke with actor Dustin Clare to find out about his character's unique development, and what it was like to shift from playing Gannicus in the Spartacus series to a very different kind of tough guy.

"I sort of looked at the role and thought what I don't want to...

'Strike Back' Recap : Prison Break

9/12/2015 9:59am EDT
'Strike Back' Recap And Review: 'Episode 36' - Prison Break
When we left the heroes of Strike Back two weeks ago, things were looking grim. As usual, they'd struck a huge blow for the world but at the price of themselves. This time, Michael Stonebridge, Damien Scott and Scott's son Finn have all been captured by the North Koreans, after the former two had been warned that if they were nabbed, they'd be on their own.

So how are they going to get themselves out of this one? The way they usually do - with toughness and more tenacity than the next guys in the room. Or foreign holding facility.

As Locke hears of Stonebridge and Scott's predicament than...

Why Does ‘The Strain’ Have So Many Freaking Love Triangles?

9/7/2015 8:45pm EDT
The Strain
Love triangles suck.

That’s a generalization, but you know what? I’m OK with it. Mostly because it’s been proven true (anecdotally, at least) in my day-to-day TV watching. Chaining three people together in some endless will-they-won’t-they thing is an conveneint, time-tested formula to build dramatic tension on your TV show.

But it’s same dramatic tension you see in just about every other love triangle in existence. And I’m really, truly sick of wading through three separate love triangles on The Strain just to see somebody power-smash an axe through something pale and slimy.

Yes, three....

Kelly Goodweather Has Become ‘The Strain’s’ Newest, Nastiest Villain

8/31/2015 4:05pm EDT
The Strain
The Strain hasn’t really known what to do with Kelly Goodweather this season. Granting her vampire sentience? Supplying her with an army of creepy vampire kiddos? Both solid plays. But both were taken from the original “Strain” book series, and both were introduced in the season premiere.

Since then? Eh. Every episode has had the same little dash of Kelly. There she is! Hot on the trail of our heroes, with those little vampire kids in tow. Is she actually going to catch up with them? Oh, guess not. Maybe next week.

Last week’s hour was much more involved- a bona fide Kelly fight scene! An...

'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...

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.


'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...

'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...