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'Walking Dead' Recap: A Genuine Shocker

March 23rd, 2015 8:43am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Review: Five Badass Moments From 'Try'
The Walking Dead can feel predictable at times. There are inevitable moments that can make everything else feel like filler. We knew Rick and Shane would one day have an epic showdown, so everything in between was buildup. When Rick promised to kill Gareth with that axe, the audience only had to count the minutes until it actually happened exactly as expected. As soon as Pete was introduced, sitting in a shadowy silhouette on the porch, it was obvious to every regular TWD viewer that Rick would eventually kill him and everything else is just bidding time.

So, when the show manages to pull ...
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Does 'Saul' Put The Kettlemans In Their Place

March 17th, 2015 10:14am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Bingo' Resolves That Kettleman Thing
"Bingo" opens right where our last "Better Call Saul" outing, "Five-O" left off. We're still in Mike Mode, and the hour's first few minutes are spent wrapping up the last few loose threads of Mike's finally-revealed backstory.

As we're in Mike Mode, "Bingo" starts off as a very stern, cool-headed piece of TV. Just like Mike. Then, Mike's done and we're back to Saul, to legal shenanigans and to "Better Call Saul's" usual sense of levity.

Well, not really. "Bingo" may have plenty of charming, offbeat Elder Law moments (Elderly cat lady problems are tough stuff- "Felix will wash himself, but...
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5 Badass Moments From 'The Walking Dead' Sunday Night

March 16th, 2015 8:52am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Spend'
“Spend” took a huge risk when it sat out many of The Walking Dead’s biggest characters. For an episode so pivotal to the Alexandria arc, it doesn’t feature some of the show’s most important characters like Michonne, Carl, Sasha, and Daryl. Even Rick takes a backseat to most of the action, mostly reacting to the more personal dynamics in Alexandria. But unlike most episodes that focus on the show’s least used characters, “Spend” does so successfully.

The episode does a far better job showcasing the dynamics of Alexandria’s people and Rick’s group than the previous episode’s disastrous dinne...
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'Better Call Saul' Brilliant Hour Of Mike

March 10th, 2015 10:55am EDT
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Five-O' Is An Absolutely Brilliant Ho
"Five-O" doesn't come off like an episode of "Better Call Saul" at all. It's all about Mike Ehrmantraut- wearied and grim, with a shadowy film noir kind of color palette. It's not outright funny, but smirkingly amusing in that same way Mike is.

It's like the show became "Better Call Mike" for an hour.

(Although Saul does show up for a few minutes, to comment on Mike's "dancing eyes and bubbly, bon vivant personality").

On the one hand, "Five-O" kinda kills the Mike mystique. He's a stoic guy, he scowls at everything and if he wants to kill you, you're probably half dead already. That's t...
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Secrets Of 'The Walking Dead' Spinoff

March 10th, 2015 9:24am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Spinoff Gets Two-Season Order (First Photo)
"The Walking Dead" will get a series spinoff this summer. The show will be set in Los Angeles and has recieved a two-season order from AMC.

The first season will debut in late summer and consist of six one-hour episodes. The second season will air in 2016.

The show will be produced by Walking Dead execs Robert Kirkman, Gale Anne Hurd, Greg Nicotero and David Alpert, along with "Sons of Anarchy’s" Dave Erickson, according to Entertainment Weekly.

“We feel empowered by this two-season commitment, a serious show of faith from our network partner AMC,” "Walking Dead" creator Robert Kirkman s...
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Meet 'Rizzoli & Isles' New Addition Idara Victor

March 9th, 2015 2:05pm EDT
Idara Victor
If the new girl in the Boston Police Department looks familiar, that's because she is. Idara Victor has joined Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander on Rizzoli & Isles this season as incoming crime analyst Nina, and has been a fantastic addition to the series.

We sat down with her on Wednesday to discuss becoming a part of the popular show, her other - and vastly different - recurring role, and generally getting to know this breakout actress a little bit more.

There are only three episodes left in this season of Rizzoli & Isles, and Idara told us those episodes will find Nina becoming "definit...
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5 Badass Moments From Last Night's 'Walking Dead'

March 9th, 2015 10:07am EDT
'The Walking Dead' Recap: 5 Badass Moments From 'Forget'
It must be strange be to go to a party after years of living in a constant state of fear, always looking over your shoulder for a new threat. How do you act and interact with people? Do you bring gifts? Do you make small talk? (“I baked some cookies today. What did you do?” “Killed some animated dead dudes.” “Cool….did you see any pasta makers out there?”) What’s the post-apocalyptic party etiquette?

It’s even stranger that Deana practically forced the Alexandria newcomers to attend this pretty boring party with no real purpose but to acclimate the crew to normality. For somebody who is po...
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'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Alpine Shepherd Boy' Is A Tearjerker In A Sex Toilet

March 3rd, 2015 9:09am EST
'Better Call Saul' Episode 5 Recap: 'Alpine Shepherd Boy' Is A T
There's a very important question that hasn't quite seemed relevant until last night's "Alpine Shepherd Boy."

When Saul becomes Saul for good and starts palling around with meth dealers... where's Chuck?

If it hasn't seemed obvious yet, it's because the first four episodes of "Better Call Saul" have placed Chuck in an unwell, yet self-sustaining little box.

Now that carting him out to a treatment center is on the table, even for just a little bit, it's painfully clear: something's going to happen to Chuck. Something very depressing, probably.

It's just a matter of when "Better Call Saul...
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'The Walking Dead' Review: 5 Badass Moments From 'Remember'

March 2nd, 2015 9:15am EST
'The Walking Dead' Review: 5 Badass Moments From 'Remember'
Remember when Rick’s best friend and most trusted ally ended up being his worst enemy? Remember when the group found a safe location in the prison that they thought could sustain them with that puny garden and fenced walls? Remember when a charismatic one-eyed leader promised to take care of his people? Remember when Terminus was going to be the savior community? All of those things may have happened before, but that doesn’t mean they can’t happen again. Is it even possible for our group of survivors to ever feel safe again?

“Remember” explores that idea of acclimating to a society again a...
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'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Hero' Is A Declaration Of War

February 24th, 2015 11:54am EST
'Better Call Saul' Recap: 'Hero' Is A Declaration Of War
"I'll roundhouse kick you right in your head, if you think I won't. I'll come into the McDonald's where you work, I'll buy the whole damn place and fire you. I'll say, 'drop your mops, you buttholes, cause you're fired,' and I'll roundhouse kick you right in your stupid heads. I'll go Jean-Claude Van Damme on you... butthole."

That monologue is exactly the kind of thing that sprung to mind when "Better Call Saul" was first announced.

Equal parts bizarre and really, stupidly funny- as much in tune with Bob Odenkirk's "Mr. Show" roots as any of the black humor in "Breaking Bad."

It's somet...
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