'Ray Donovan' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Like Season One, But With More Talking Dolphins

July 14th, 2014 10:30am EDT
'Ray Donovan' Season 2 Premiere Recap: Like Season One, But With
Hey, did you know you can show gratuitous sex and naked people on Showtime? Showtime does. And that's why last night's season premiere of "Ray Donovan," entitled "Yo Soy Capitan," opened with the series' two leads (that would be Ray Donovan and his dad, Mickey), in various stages of doin' it.

Also, both Ray, played by Liev Schrieber, and Mickey, played by Jon Voight, start off the premiere with their own individual dream sequences. And as is completely typical of "Ray Donovan," Ray gets the less interesting, slightly generic one, while Mickey gets the one that is completely nutso and thus ...

'Big Brother' Season 16, Episode 9 Recap: Stop in the Name of Love

July 14th, 2014 10:30am EDT
Big Brother Amber
Last week, Derrick Levasseur and Nicole Franzel became the fifth and sixth heads of household on Big Brother 2014. At the end of Sunday's episode, only one head of household remained to take his or her throne. Also, Nicole and Derrick each nominated two people for eviction on Big Brother 16. Nicole quickly learned that taking a Big Brother 2014 houseguests' fate in your hand isn't easy, especially when it involves America's favorite groundskeeper.

Devin's Last Chance

Devin tries to gain some allies by exposing the former Bomb Squad to other people. He chooses to tell Donny Thompson, Jocas...

'Masters of Sex': Top Moments From 'Parallax'

July 14th, 2014 9:40am EDT
'Masters of Sex': Top Moments From 'Parallax'
Masters of Sex’s first season was yet another in a long line of Showtime critically acclaimed debut series. The true story of Bill Masters and Virginia Johnson’s quest to discover what happens to the body during sex was often riveting, touching, and female-friendly in a way that’s rare on TV these days. The last episode left viewers with a few hanging questions. Would Virginia take up Ethan’s marriage proposal? Would Bill and Virginia begin an affair? What was going to happen to the study now that Bill was fired from his position at the university?

The biggest question left lingering was w...

"Halt and Catch Fire" Recap: "Giant"

July 14th, 2014 9:10am EDT
"Halt and Catch Fire" Recap: "Giant"
Introducing the Contrail. Joe has finally decided on a name for his PC project. The Cardiff Electric team is another milestone closer to finishing the project. They’re now on the quest to find the perfect case for the PC. If the case is simple and boring, like Gordon is hoping for, then their work is practically done. They won’t have to do any extra work to ensure the hardware works within the case.

However, Joe has his heart set on Simon (played by D.B. Woodside), one of the top industrial designers in the world to create the case. He has a hand in designing the DeLorean, which is as 80s ...

'The Strain' Series Premiere Recap: Cliches, Neglectful Fathers and Skull-Crunching Vampires

July 14th, 2014 8:47am EDT
'The Strain' Series Premiere Recap: Cliches, Neglectful Fathers
Few television shows begin with a series premiere roughly the length of a feature film.

But then, most television shows don't reward you at the halfway mark with a nine foot tall cloaked creature with a giant worm for a tongue that drains a man of all his blood and then pulverizes his face with its bare hands.

That should keep butts planted on couches.

The Strain, for those who don't know, is the hideously ugly love child of Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan. Del Toro, of course, is the eccentric Mexican filmmaker behind films of varying degrees of whimsy and horrific disembowelment- "P...

'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Going Under' - Will Diaz Get Busted?

July 11th, 2014 9:03am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Going Under' - Will Diaz Get Bu
Rookie Blue has never been afraid to give its characters flaws, and we see several of them hitting bottom or close to it in this week's episode. While some seem to be on the mend and others are still on the edge of disaster, it's installments like "Going Under" that remind us why we've followed these people for five seasons: we can identify with them and their foibles as much as their strengths. They might no longer be rookies by definition, but sometimes they certainly still act like it.

As we learned last week, Chris Diaz has a drug problem. Now everyone else is starting to notice, begin...

'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 8 Recap: 'You Have Five Personalities And They All Suck"

July 11th, 2014 8:31am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 8 Recap: 'You Have Five Personalities
Last night's episode of Big Brother 2014 revealed the aftermath of head of household Devin Shepherd putting an alliance member for eviction. It wasn't an easy meeting for Devin. He faced off against hot-head Paola Shea, who felt betrayed by him for not saving her with the veto, and sporadic player Zach Rance, who felt betrayed by being nominated for eviction. In the end, none of the Big Brother 16 players came off smelling like roses. On Thursday night, one person got evicted from the Big Brother 2014 house, while two others enjoyed the head of household powers.

Zach Attack

Immediately af...

'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Pitfall' - The Compassionate Killer

July 10th, 2014 10:02am EDT
'Motive' Recap And Review: 'Pitfall' - The Compassionate Killer
This week's Motive is one of the best of the season, because it expertly mixes the cocktail of everything that makes this show a sleeper hit: plotlines that are entertaining, expertly cast with tremendous character actors who blend seamlessly into the story, and those little scenes of development amongst the main ensemble that keep us wanting to spend more time with them. It all works well in "Pitfall," which tugs at the heartstrings from beginning to end.

At an accident scene, it's up to paramedic Stuart Fletcher (Callum Keith Rennie, who's so awesome he even made The Firm cool) to save a...

'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Partner

July 10th, 2014 9:45am EDT
'So You Think You Can Dance' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: Pick Your Par
The top-20 dancers selected partners on last night's episode of So You Think You Can Dance season 11. Some dancers were fortunate enough to dance in the style they're trained in, but for most it was a new experience. Some dancers delivered mesmerizing performances, but others didn't live up to their hype. Read below to find out the first two dancers eliminated on So You Think You Can Dance 2014.

Tanisha Belnap and Rudy Abreu

Sonya Tayeh choreographs Tanisha and Rudy's contemporary dance. It a piece filled with aggression, but layered with intricate and structured movement. Guest judge ...

'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: The Honeymoon Ends

July 10th, 2014 9:20am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 7 Recap: The Honeymoon Ends
Last night's Big Brother 2014 episode set up the explosive drama to come on tonight's one. This episode showed Devin Shepherd again trying to force his Bomb Squad alliance to obey him. However, when two members of it questioned his decisions, his erratic behavior got worse. By the end of this episode of Big Brother 16, the Bomb Squad explodes.

Bomb Activated

Devin starts to worry about Caleb Reynolds' infatuation with Amber Borzotra causing the Bomb Squad problems later in the game. While talking to her, Derrick Levasseur, and Christine Brecht, Caleb comments that he doesn't like how Devi...