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‘Law & Order SVU’ Winter Premiere: ‘Forgiving Rollins’

January 8th, 2015 10:09am EST
Law & Order SVU
Happy New Year, SVUers!! We’re starting the year off on a somber note, with Rollins’ painful admission of being raped by her former boss, deputy chief Patton (Harry Hamlin) in the “Forgiving Rollins” winter premiere episode.

Kelli Giddish (Amanda Rollins) gives a phenomenal performance as a sexual assault survivor battling PTSD; the more Rollins tries to keep her dark encounter hidden the more emotionally unhinged she outwardly appears to be.

Triggering those skeletons is the “SVU” crew’s case of the week: an Atlanta-based detective, Reese (Dreama Walker of “The Good Wife” and “Don’t Trus...
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The Goriest Deaths You Won't Believe They Got Away With On Network TV

January 4th, 2015 4:00pm EST
The Goriest Deaths You Won't Believe They Got Away With On Netwo
TV used to have rules. On pay cable- your HBOs, your Cinemaxes- anything and everything is fair play.

Want to turn a TV show into softcore porn? Watch a man's skull pop in the grip of a man-mountain? Replace an entire scene's worth of dialogue with nothing but F-bombs?

Go for it. It's pay cable- no one can stop you.

But the other TV stations- the kinder, gentler ones that don't cost a bundle on top of your normal cable bill each month- those are supposed to tone down the violence.

Not anymore. Now, the same network that once brought you "Friends" brings an assembly line of severed faces...
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'Saturday Night Live's' Best Christmas Sketches

December 24th, 2014 12:00pm EST
SNL - Best X-Mas Sketches
With four decades and hundreds of episodes of hilarity, it is a fool’s errand to make a definitive list of the best “Saturday Night Live” sketches of all time. This list is a little more focused than that, covering only the best of the material centered on December 25 and all its accoutrements. Throughout the years we have gotten Christmas cheer in such ways as musical bits and Weekend Update visits, but this list will only be covering sketches proper, which is even still a bit of a fool’s errand. Regardless, here is a foolhardy attempt at the 12 Best Sketches of “SNL” Christmas:

12. Me...
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SNL Recap: Amy Adams & One Direction

December 21st, 2014 8:30pm EST
Amy Adams and One Direction on SNL
The 2014 Christmas episode of "Saturday Night Live" took most of its inspiration from the holiday season, as "SNL" Christmas episodes are wont to do. Sometimes that resulted in sticking too close to tradition, while other times that tradition was rebelled against, resulting in memorably experimental Christmas sketches. It was one of those episodes where you take the good and you take the bad. In her second outing, Amy Adams was the sort of host who slotted in naturally to whatever role she was given without overshadowing the cast. Musical guest One Direction did what they do, surely pleasin...
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Best TV Shows Of 2014

December 17th, 2014 2:03pm EST
Best TV Shows Of 2014
Last week, we brought you the Best TV Moments Of 2014. But what about the best TV shows - the ones that didn't have just one or two good moments, but that impressed us all year long? What was going to make up for the end of Breaking Bad or the absence of Strike Back?

Here now then, is our list of the Best TV Shows Of 2014. In alphabetical order, we present to you the eight small-screen series that were at the top of their class, that were appointment television in our book and the reasons that lists like these are made.

SPOILER ALERT - If you're not caught up on the current season of tele...
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'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory

December 17th, 2014 8:26am EST
'The Voice's' Season 7 Winner And Coach React To Victory
On Tuesday night, The Voice crowned its seventh winner since the Emmy Award winning singing competition began in 2011.

We had the opportunity to speak to the winner and the winning coach just minutes after host and producer Carson Daly made the announcement - read on to find out what each of them had to say.

SPOILER ALERT - If you have not seen Tuesday night's finale of The Voice, this article reveals the winner of season seven.

In the battle of the incumbents, Team Blake upset Team Adam on Tuesday night, with Blake Shelton's country singer Craig Wayne Boyd earning the victory over Adam ...
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'The Voice': Who Will Win The Season 7 Finale?

December 16th, 2014 9:04am EST
'The Voice': Predicting The Season 7 Finale
Normally, this would be when we'd showcase the top performances from The Voice, and tell you who we'd vote for. But we had a first-rate problem on Monday night: each of the four finalists was equally great.

So rather than pick and choose favorites, we're going to look back at the highlights of the evening as a whole - and try to decipher how America might have voted last night.

In the cover songs category, all the artists played it fairly safe, with three of the four going the ballad route. The exception to this was Team Adam's Chris Jamison, who fully embraced his funk-pop persona by tak...
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Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination

December 15th, 2014 12:07pm EST
Terry McDermott Talks Lotus Crush's Impending World Domination
Season three of The Voice was livened up by Terry McDermott, the Scottish rocker with the winning personality who started off the season, joined Team Blake, and ultimately came in as runner-up on the NBC show.

Having worked steadily since then, Terry has reunited with his band Lotus Crush for their second album, Rabbit Hole, which is set to make waves with audiences in the US and UK alike. While they may not take over the world, they're certainly poised to win over a large part of it.

We reconnected with Terry (pictured above center) last week to discuss why we should be excited about the...
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'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Martin Freeman And Charli XCX

December 14th, 2014 8:30am EST
'Saturday Night Live' Recap: Martin Freeman Hosts With Musical G
It was the British invasion on the penultimate 2014 episode of “SNL,” with first-time host Martin Freeman and first-time musical guest Charli XCX. It is not every week that “SNL” has the perfect actor to play nebbishy scamps, so this episode took every opportunity it could to fit Freeman into his wheelhouse. Indeed, at least regarding the host, this was one of the most well-cast episodes of “SNL” in a while. Meanwhile, the show in general continued its Season 40 pattern of focusing on original material, with a single character on Weekend Update serving as the lone recurring bit of the ni...
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‘Law & Order SVU’ Midseason Finale

December 11th, 2014 9:08am EST
Law & Order SVU
Welcome back, SVU-viewers. Is it just me or did those two weeks on hiatus feel like two years? Now that we’ve seen every holiday-based SNL made, we’re back to NBC’s regularly scheduled "Law & Order SVU" show about sex crime scenarios, or what I’ve been nicknaming it lately “Ripped from the Headlines: Real Life Sex Crime Re-enactments,” but on a serious note the midseason finale covers a topic that should be in more headlines: backlogs of rape kits that go uninvestigated throughout the country.

Given the amount of sexual assaults happening, if you read daily papers, it’s definitely a releva...
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