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'The Americans': Someone Is In Grave Danger!

March 12th, 2015 10:34am EDT
'The Americans' Recap: Martha, You In Danger, Girl!
Previously - Phillip learned that his long-lost son is a soldier in the Soviet Union's paratrooper division. Elizabeth began laying the groundwork for recruiting Paige. I realized that Season 3 of The Americans has upped the wig game SO HARD.

Martha hasn't been around much this season. There's been a noticeable absence, because she's an intriguing character. Allison Wright (the actress portraying her) is talented enough to make us root for her even as we shake our collective head at her gullibility. The producers made up for Martha's absence this season by making last night a virtual Marth...
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'Justified' Gets Back On Track

March 11th, 2015 10:02am EDT
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Dark As A Dungeon' - Of Deaths An
After stumbling for the first time last week, Justified gets back on track with "Dark As A Dungeon," which wraps up the loose end that is Ty Walker while also continuing along its subtle track of making parallels all the way back to season one.

Raylan is doing some housecleaning over at his father's place, because one should properly store one's shotgun and flush any pills before selling said house, when he finds his dad's footlocker full of various keepsakes. Raylan being Raylan, he takes it out into the front yard and lights it on fire. The only thing spared is a key that he elects to ho...
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'Archer' Recap And Review: 'Pocket Listing' - Lana Gets Some Action

March 6th, 2015 9:08am EST
'Archer' Recap And Review: 'Pocket Listing' - Lana Gets Some Act
You know what's one of our favorite things about Archer? Episodes that focus on Ray Gillette. "Pocket Listing" is one of those, sort of, if you count that it does more terrible things to a guy who's already had his legs ruined at least twice that we can remember. But more importantly, it involves Lana and that scene you've probably heard about that we're surprised got past standards and practices.

Continuing his tradition of popping up out of nowhere, Slater wants the team to get their hands on the prince of the very fictional republic of Durhan, for purposes he doesn't care to explain. Th...
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Keri Russell And Matthew Rhys Are Killing It!

March 5th, 2015 10:26am EST
'The Americans' Recap: Keri Russell And Matthew Rhys Are Killing
And killing it hard! Rhys' portrayal of Phillip's moral confusion over whether or not to bed Kimmy is subtle but intense. Keri Russell's Elizabeth is parallel with his crisis as she tries to get up the nerve to indoctrinate Paige into the spy game. You can see the love for her daughter vs. the love for her country playing out across her face, as she desperately sneaks cigarettes in the garage. I love The Americans.

Paige wasn't playin' about getting dunked for Jesus. Phillip and Elizabeth sit stoically amongst the congregation as creepy Pastor Tim dips her in the holy bathtub. Phillips' fa...
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What Game Show Does The 'Always Sunny' Gang Rip Off?

March 5th, 2015 9:45am EST
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Rips Off 'Fa
"The Gang Goes on Family Fight" is THE episode for "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" fans that happen to like "Family Feud."

It's like watching an episode of both at the same time- plus, we get to see the Gang's inner evil eat away at "Feud's" gentle wholesomeness (even if "Family Feud" was never that wholesome to begin with- it puts up a good front, but the questions are all designed to make you giggle out sex jokes).

What could possibly be bad?

Well, "The Gang Goes on Family Fight" isn't bad. It's a consistent half-hour of laughs, and an appreciative spoof of "Family Feud." Clearly, ...
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'Justified' Recap And Review: 'The Hunt' - One Marshal And A Baby

March 4th, 2015 10:06am EST
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Remember when Raylan Givens became a father? The baby Givens has been understandably overlooked for most of the final season of Justified, but Willa is front and center in "The Hunt," along with her mother Winona (a returning Natalie Zea) and oh yeah, all those bad guys we're still trying to find.

Picking up where last week's episode left off, Raylan, Rachel, Tim and associates are still looking for the wounded Ty Walker (Garret Dillahunt), who isn't going to get any help from Markham or surviving henchman Seabass (Scott Grimes), whom Markham bribes to abandon his former CO.

But Raylan ba...
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'Archer' Recap And Review: 'The Kanes' - Meet The Parents

February 27th, 2015 9:05am EST
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Season six of Archer has gotten some mileage out of how terrible a grandmother Malory is going to be (four words: "in a white church"), so it's natural that the show would now introduce baby AJ's maternal grandparents. That's the premise of "The Kanes," in which Archer meets Lana's parents and Lana's parents meet the insanity that is Archer.

Heading to San Francisco for this family reunion, we get the full briefing: both of Lana's parents hail from academia, which somewhat explains how she ended up as a protester before joining the spy game.

But Claudette and Lemuel Kane don't know that; ...
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'Archer' Star Aisha Tyler: 'The Insanity Is Nigh For Lana'

February 26th, 2015 2:08pm EST
'Archer' Star Aisha Tyler: 'The Insanity Is Nigh For Lana'
Tonight's episode of Archer focuses on Lana Kane and her parents, Claudette and Lemuel Kane (voiced by CCH Pounder and Keith David). With the parents coming to town, this was the perfect time for us to sit down with the voice of Lana, the ever-witty Aisha Tyler, to ask how much of Lana she sees in herself, if maternity has made Lana a bit nicer, and how crazy the Archer cast really gets.

"I think the insanity is nigh on Archer for Lana," teased Aisha. "That’s about all I can tell you, but she’s about to enter a world of reckless pain for in a few episodes, so I think that will be very fun....
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'The Americans' Recap: Phillip's Job Crisis

February 26th, 2015 1:45pm EST
'The Americans' Recap: Phillip's Job Crisis
In this episode, we learn that Phillip is as screwed up as his wife. Sure, Keri Russell’s Elizabeth character was separated from her family, brutally raped by a superior, and forced into a fake marriage with a guy she didn't know. But Phillip had to do the dirty with a guy with manboobs as part of his training. He’s straight. And did I mention manboobs?

His seduction of the CIA program head’s underage daughter Kimberly (and how far he might have to take it) is torturing him. It’s especially squicky because she’s around the same age as his daughter. Isn’t turning her to the cause almost a d...
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'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta Kills Someone Off

February 26th, 2015 12:29pm EST
'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Kinda-Sorta
Is anyone else noticing that "It's Always Sunny's" title gags are starting to lose a little steam?

As solid as this season has been (astoundingly solid, considering how badly most shows sag once they hit the decade mark), that "Sunny" trademark of turning the episode title into a punchline has't been the same lately.

Episode titles like "Charlie Work" and "Psycho Pete Returns" just hang there. They describe the episode just fine, but there's no punch.

Remember how things were in the early seasons? Like when Dennis and Dee quit the bar to start new, super-successful dream jobs. Then, sec...
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