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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'American Horror Story,' Sunny-Style

January 28th, 2015 10:41am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: 'American Horror Stor
Psycho Pete's back, everybody! Psycho Pete! Psycho Pete! Psycho Pete!

Of course, Psycho Pete wasn't ever here in the first place. The fabled leader of Mac and Charlie's old childhood "Freight Train" gang was mentioned back in the season seven finale, "The High School Reunion, Part 2: The Gang's Revenge."

But back in season seven, Psycho Pete was in jail and then a mental institution. Something to do with cutting up his whole family and eating them.

Now he's here for real. And he's... not actually a psycho. Just a guy with social anxiety disorder and depression, who was bumped up to urban...
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'Sirens' Review: 'Superdick' And 'Johnny Nightingale'

January 28th, 2015 10:09am EST
'Sirens' Review: 'Superdick' And 'Johnny Nightingale'
USA has brought back Sirens for another season of medical slash relationship comedy, and the first two back-to-back episodes - "Superdick" and "Johnny Nightingale" - prove that not much has changed between seasons. It's still two parts often inappropriate laughs and one part occasional point about something, and while it may not win any awards, those looking for a breezy half hour on Tuesday nights can find it here.

"Superdick" finds the Chicago EMTs not too far from where we left them, with Johnny trying not to ruin his relationship with Theresa a second time following their almost-weddin...
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'The Flash' Recap: Sounds Like Supervillainy

January 28th, 2015 10:02am EST
'The Flash' Recap: Sounds Like Supervillainy
It's our firm belief that every single episode of "The Flash" should open like "The Sound and the Fury" does.

That "our hero's already great at his job and he breezes through some petty crooks" opening scene is one of the oldest cliches in the (comic) book, but "The Flash" makes it work. It makes it cool.

Mostly because the action (Barry chasing three separate motorcyclists, while getting directions on the fly from Wells) was so slick, but also for the little things- Barry stealing the baddies' keys instead of beating them up.

The kind of thing that proves Barry's getting pretty good at...
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'Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills' Recap: Hit Me Baby One More Time

January 28th, 2015 9:10am EST
Kyle
We pick up where we left off with Brandi shoving Kyle down the steps. But this week, the action continues with a crying Kyle following Brandi and Kim outside and wanting to talk to her sister.

Lisa R. and Eileen go out and ask Brandi what's up. She says Kim and Kyle hate each other, which no one believes. For some reason, Brandi will not let the sisters speak alone, and Kyle and Brandi get into another physical altercation, where they both end up with scratches on their arms.

Eileen tries to defuse the situation and get these people the hell out of her house, calling Kim and Brandi dram...
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'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Cash Game' - The Bad Get Worse

January 28th, 2015 9:05am EST
'Justified' Recap And Review: 'Cash Game' - The Bad Get Worse
After we returned to Kentucky with a bang last week, Justified keeps the tension up with "Cash Game," the second episode of its final season. It gives important information to both the characters and the audience, as plots and people's identities start to come into focus, including some more fantastic guest stars plus another scene-stealin performance from Jacob Pitts that's the cherry on top.

Ava's having another inebriated morning, interrupted only by the realization that there is someone in her backyard barn. She grabs her revolver and heads that way; not pleased to find Boyd there, she...
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Interview: Joe Weisberg And Joel Fields Talk Building 'The Americans'

January 27th, 2015 12:02pm EST
Joe Weisberg And Joel Fields Talk Building 'The Americans'
Wednesday brings back one of the best shows on television: FX's The Americans. The Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell-led series looks like a spy thriller, feels like a character drama, rings true as a Cold War period piece, and has all the right stuff to make its own place in history.

What makes it so great and where is it going in season three? We posed those questions to executive producers Joe Weisberg and Joel Fields when we met them at FX's Television Critics Association presentation in Pasadena, and here's what secrets we could get out of them as to how they've built such an unbelievably...
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'Downton Abbey' Recap: Sex And Drugs (Rock ’n Roll Hasn’t Been Invented Yet)

January 26th, 2015 10:57am EST
'Downton Abbey' Season 5 Episode 4 Recap: Sex And Drugs (Rock ’n
Tony Gillingham (Tom Cullen) doesn’t understand how a lady can sleep with a man, then not want to marry him; Thomas Barrow (Robert James-Collier) returns to Downton a heroin addict; and Robert, Earl Of Grantham (Hugh Bonneville) has a freak out at dinner.

Thomas is back, and as Mr. Carson (Jim Carter) puts it, “Charming as ever, I see.” Not only is the valet still surly, he’s looking ill and constantly MIA. When Thomas steals a spoon from the kitchen, everyone suspects he’s cooking in his room (a DA no-no), but Baxter (Raquel Cassidy) oddly enough keeps coming to Thomas’s rescue with excus...
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'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Heart is Crushed, And So Is Ours

January 26th, 2015 10:36am EST
'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Jake's Heart is Crushed, And So Is O
"Brooklyn Nine-Nine" might be a comedy, and we might have laughed plenty at "The Defense Rests" (if you sat there stonefaced while Holt cackled at the genius of Wuntch's name autocorrecting to "butt," you may be a robot).

But it wasn't the funniest episode of "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" history. And that's intentional- "The Defense Rests" is probably the closest thing this show will get to a Serious Emotions episode.

And those Serious Emotions come from Jake and Sophia, finally doing what was foretold when Eva Longoria only signed on for three episodes- breaking up.

At first, it's not a breakup...
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'Mulaney' Recap: 'He Has An Achilles Body'

January 26th, 2015 10:31am EST
Mulaney
What type of TV universe does “Mulaney” exist in? Is it the kind in which psychopaths can thrive in their own little pocket like in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”? Is it the show business exaggeration of “30 Rock”? Is it the mostly realistic world populated by main characters who act like they are at a slight remove from everything, a la “Seinfeld”? Or is it the touchy-feel sort of so many sitcoms that try to teach real-world lessons so didactically?

Because of this state of uncertainty, it is hard to know what conclusions to make about Lou teaching John about power moves. The op...
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'Bob's Burgers' Recap: 'Late Afternoon In The Garden Of Bob And Louise'

January 26th, 2015 9:44am EST
Bob's Burgers
Bob Belcher’s passion comes out when he gets into activities that are not typically known for inspiring passion. This could be a recipe for annoying others, but for the most part, he does not indulge his interests at the expense of the people in his life who do not share them. This is partly because he has not very often had the opportunity to fully indulge his passions. Acceptance into the community garden changed all that.

Bob insisted that this opportunity was for the sake of the restaurant, and thus the family. He certainly seemed to believe this. Not that this was a particularly ...
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