Recaps

'Grey's Anatomy' Recap: 'The Great Pretenders' Meredith Doesn't Want Derek

February 20th, 2015 10:15am EST
Grey's Anatomy
If you guessed Meredith’s (Ellen Pompeo) mysterious weekend was holed up in a hotel room for much needed alone time…DING, DING, DING!! Tell em’ what they’ve won Jonny.

Enjoyed that? Knew you would. Since we’re giving kudos, I’ll pat my own self on the back for a successful guesstimate. As predicted, Meredith was planning on going to D.C. but got cold feet. Instead of going home she spent three days in an airport hotel, which seemed like epic Mer-time. Come Monday, everyone was convinced she had “emergency sex” with Derek, however one person knew she was pretending.

Meredith is in good c...
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'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Wrong Playwright' - Nugget Visits The Mothership

February 20th, 2015 10:07am EST
'Impractical Jokers' Scorecard: 'Wrong Playwright' - Nugget Visi
In this week's Impractical Jokers, there's more mayhem in the grocery store, Murr still has no luck with women, and a familiar mascot drops by to say hello (or to plot murder, who knows). It all reaches a head with the all too memorable theme of Brian Quinn finding out he has no career in the arts.

Challenge #1: Hide and Sneak
The guys are playing best-of-three "hide and sneak" in the local market - hiding an item in a shopper's cart for the other person to identify and steal. Murr drops a bag of flour into an elderly woman's cart and distracts her for Sal, but Sal has a really hard time g...
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Scandal Review: 5 Insane And Incredible Moments From 'No More Blood'

February 20th, 2015 10:07am EST
Scandal
Can we just agree that no matter how farfetched and insane Scandal gets, as long as Olivia is still a badass it’s still an awesome way to spend an hour? Every time Fitz does something that no President would ever be allowed to do or Huck gets away with torturing yet another person by flashing puppy eyes, we can always say “at least Olivia Pope is still awesome.”

In fact “No More Blood” proves that all of Scandal’s women are MVPs of any scene they’re in. Mellie goes from being blackmailed to being back on track to the presidency in the space of a day. Olivia talks her way out of being sold ...
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'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 2

February 20th, 2015 8:35am EST
'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 2
Last night's American Idol 2015 episode brought viewers one step closer to live shows. Idol revealed the final half of the top 24 contestants. Now seeing all of them, we're more excited than ever for this season.

American Idol 2015 episode 14 finished up the House of Blues showcases. It also re-aired that segment we saw at the opening of season 14. Originally, the segment gave us a glimpse of the finalist, but blacked out their faces. Now we saw them as Ryan Seacrest read out a list of the top 24.

Once again we're giving you a run down of our favorite House of Blues showcases from last ...
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'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Flanderized

February 19th, 2015 11:36am EST
'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' Recap: The Gang Gets Flander
Ever heard of Flanderization? It's a real thing, birthed in the seedy time-suck that is TVTropes.org.

Essentially: the longer a TV show airs, the more likely its characters will become caricatures of their former selves. Specifically, a caricature of that character's biggest defining trait.

Ned Flanders (who went from gentle guy next door to ultra-conservative Christian loon) being the example that gives the trope its name.

"It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" is acutely aware of Flanderization. It'd have to be, as "The Gang Misses the Boat" is one long ode to a show that's since turned f...
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'The Middle' Recap: 'Obviously, Mermaids Are Awesome'

February 19th, 2015 11:03am EST
The Middle - The Answer
Picking up right where “Valentine’s Day VI” left off, “The Answer” found Sue Heck looking for an answer to a crisis that she had never faced before. Normally she finds some way to spin gold out of crap, saying yes to something that seemed awful by making it great by virtue of her optimism. But this time, she had to deal with something that was ostensibly great by bringing it down to something that she could say no to. Saying no is not something she is designed for. But she is also not a quitter, so somehow, some way, this was going to get sorted out.

It would seem appropriate to say th...
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‘Empire’ Recap: ‘Our Dancing Days’ Lucious Reveals He's Sick

February 19th, 2015 10:28am EST
Empire - FOX
We were waiting, hoping and yearning for Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) lips to meet in those tender teases last week. Well, I’m happy to report not only did they kiss, they hooked up. In Lucious’ bed. While Anika spotted them in the doorway.

And that’s only one shocking moment from “Empire’s” seventh episode, “Our Dancing Days.” The ep kicks off with the Lyons’ den (Cookie, Lucious and Vernon) prepping for the company’s investor showcase; Empire is putting their top artists on display to woo deep pocket investors before the much ballyhooed IPO offering.

As the L...
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'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bromantic Moments From 'The Return'

February 19th, 2015 9:36am EST
'Arrow' Recap: 10 Bromantic Moments From 'The Return'
Compared to this week's episode of "The Flash" (which brought out every single major storyline the show's been working towards, then exploded them with a psychic gorilla), our corresponding "Arrow" episode comes off a little subdued.

That's not entirely fair, because "The Return" is nowhere near subdued.

The action was top-notch, and there was plenty of it. Other than a few moments with Laurel, everything was either Oliver kickin' butt with Maseo in the past, or kickin' butt with Thea in the present.

In both cases, Oliver got to strengthen his emotional bonds. He and Thea definitely seem...
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'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Derailed' - Cylons, Trains And Fake NTSB Agents

February 19th, 2015 9:32am EST
'Suits' Recap And Review: 'Derailed' - Cylons, Trains And Fake N
Suits is breaking all kinds of ground this season. After Gabriel Macht made his directorial debut with "Enough is Enough," now it's Patrick J. Adams' turn to step behind the camera for "Derailed," which continues the plotline established in "Respect" while continuing to manipulate the various secrets kept by our main characters to show us more about them for another week. But is its big plot twist the right call?

Mike and Rachel's domestic happiness is spoiled once again, this time by Henry Gerard (Stephen Macht) asking for a meeting, immediately and with no explanation. He tells Mike that...
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'American Idol' Recap: Meet The Top 24 Part 1

February 19th, 2015 9:25am EST
'American Idol': Meet The Top 24 Part 1
The American Idol 2015 House of Blues showcases narrowed downed the top 48 to 24 contestants. Next week, Idol fans take back control. We'll witness our favorites singing live (and completely) for the first time this season, and then we vote for them. So last night the American Idol 2015 contestants really felt the pressure to standout.

Surprisingly, the Idol House of Blues showcases didn't live up to expectations. Some of the performers didn't really convince us they deserved their place in the top 24. As the live performances start, we reserve the right to change our opinions. Instead of ...
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