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'Bob's Burgers' Recap: The Brett Favre of Thunder Girls

December 15th, 2014 9:32am EST
'Bob's Burgers' Season 5, Episode 7
Some TV shows justify genre homages with characters who are so pop culture-obsessed that acting out scenarios from their favorite works of fiction is just a natural part of their daily lives. That element is at play somewhat in “Bob’s Burgers” (as in this season’s premiere, “Work Hard or Die Trying, Girl”), but what really distinguishes this show when it comes to pastiches is how hard every member of the Belcher family commits to any new obsession. Tina and Louise did not jump into the job of drawing out the Thunder Girl mole because they are devotees of the spy thriller, but because that...
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'Homeland' Recap: Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth Quinn

December 15th, 2014 9:04am EST
'Homeland' Recap Season 4 Episode 11: Vengeance Is Mine, Sayeth
Previously - What? I don’t know. I’m wrapped in a blanket and trying to talk myself down. I think Fara’s dead.

It’s pretty much an impossibility to sustain tension across multiple weeks of episodic television. When you overinflate the balloon, it’s got to pop cuz’ physics or something. If they had opened this ep. with Carrie trying to defuse a bomb (that’s foreshadowing), it might have devolved into later seasons of 24 i.e. totally ridiculous. Hence, it was nice that we were given a sort-of breather this week. We needed it. Otherwise, my cheap-ass IKEA couch was going to finally bust from ...
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'The Newsroom' Series Finale Review And Recap

December 15th, 2014 9:02am EST
'The Newsroom' Series Finale Review: 'What Kind of Day Has It Be
The Newsroom aired its series finale on Sunday night, signing off after three seasons, a mere twenty-five episodes, and a whole lot of debacle. That last episode, "What Kind of Day Has It Been" - yes, the same title used for the first-season finale of the first three Aaron Sorkin television series - probably isn't going to change anyone's opinion about the show. But it was everything to be expected of the last episode, in every sense of that word.

SPOILER ALERT - This review obviously discusses the series finale of The Newsroom. If you have not watched "What Kind Of Day Has It Been," and d...
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What Television Gained From HBO's 'The Newsroom'

December 14th, 2014 12:01pm EST
What Television Gained From 'The Newsroom'
Tonight brings the series finale of HBO's The Newsroom, after three often provocative and always slightly underappreciated seasons. Whether or not you're a fan of the series, Aaron Sorkin and the cast populating the fictional halls of Atlantis Cable News have definitely left their mark on the television landscape.

So as we wait to see how Sorkin will complete the story of his latest show behind the show, now is the time to take a look back at the last two and a half years and twenty-five episodes, and appreciate the eight things that The Newsroom contributed to television and to audiences....
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Donald Glover Stars In New FX Series

December 14th, 2014 9:10am EST
Donald Glover Stars In New FX Series 'Atlanta'
Donald Glover has signed on to star in the a new series for FX called "Atlanta."

Glover is best known for his role as Troy Barnes in "Community."

The series will center on Glover as a rising rap star in Atlanta, Georgia and his cousin, as they try to become successful in the music industry.

The actor will also act as an executive producer on the series alongside Paul Simms and Dianne McGunigle. He will also write the first episode.

Glover's character will be named Earnest Marks, according to Deadline, a college dropout who decides to pursue a career in rap music.

"Donald Glover is a un...
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'Transporter: The Series': 'We Go Back' - What Gets Left Behind

December 14th, 2014 9:01am EST
'Transporter: The Series' Recap And Review: 'We Go Back' - What
This week's installment of Transporter: The Series is one of executive producer Frank Spotnitz's favorites, and it's not hard to see why. Another glimpse into the past of Frank Martin continues to flesh out how he became the man we know and love, while there's a whopper of a performance from Chris Vance and a few tiny bits and pieces of what this new-look series is supposed to be.

Have another flashback to Frank's military history, and it's not a good one. Our hero and two of his colleagues are pinned down by heavy fire, at least until Frank can procure a car - no surprise, it's an Audi. U...
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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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'White Collar' Recap: 'Whack-A-Mole' - Almost To The End

December 12th, 2014 8:11am EST
'White Collar' Recap And Review: 'Whack-A-Mole' - Almost To The
Just two episodes remain for White Collar, so it's time to get down to business - the business of bringing down the Pink Panthers, that is. Things ramp up massively in "Whack-A-Mole," which contains a number of show staples - like Neal hiding things and bad guys being bad - en route to preparing the audience for the finish line.

Picking up right where last week's episode ended, Neal tries to placate Panthers boss Woodford (Gavin Lee), who's convinced that Neal is the only person not potentially betraying him. Woodford is determined to find the mole himself, or put the crew's master plan to...
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'Birdman,' 'Fargo,' Top Golden Globes Nominations, See The Full List Of Nominees

December 11th, 2014 12:19pm EST
Birdman
Kate Beckinsale, Jeremy Piven, Peter Krause and Paula Patton all helped the Hollywood Foreign Press with the announcement of the nominees for the 2015 Golden Globe Awards on Thursday morning.

"Birdman," which stars Michael Keaton as a washed-up actor seeking a comeback with a Broadway play, leads the nominations in the movies category, including nods for Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy and Best Actor - Musical or Comedy (Keaton).

Keatons' co-stars Emma Stone and Edward Norton are also up for Golden Globes in their respective supporting actress and actor categories. Alejandro Gonza...
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Survivor Recap: Outwit, Outplay, Outlast Trumps Trust

December 11th, 2014 11:55am EST
Survivor
Previously on, Survivor: After Jon blindsided Natalie’s ally Jeremy, and revealed he’d found another hidden idol, Natalie and Baylor wanted him out. When Jon won the Immunity Challenge, the majority alliance decided to vote out Keith.

Bu Natalie had a different plan, and at Tribal, Natalie secretly switched her vote to ruin Jon’s plan. Alec was voted out. Six are left; who will be voted out tonight?

Post Tribal, Natalie told her allies that she’d made a mistake in voting Alec, and thought that that was what she was supposed to do. Baylor could see through Natalie’s lies, but Jon was obliv...
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