Recaps

'Ray Donovan' Season 2, Episode 7 Recap: It's My Party, and I'll Cry/Scream/Destroy a Car if I Want to

August 25th, 2014 9:18am EDT
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Week in and week out we've seen Conor talk on Skype (or whatever non-branded Skype clone Showtime has created) with movie star Tommy Wheeler. And week in and week out, we've wondered- is there a point to this?

Will Conor and Wheeler's friendship (a friendship that, like many between a grown man and a fourteen year-old boy, causes an unintentional full-body shiver every time it's mentioned) actually lead to a plot point or something of any real significance?

Well, with "Walk This Way," Tommy Wheeler's head appearing on a laptop finally means something. Ray overhears his voice blaring out o...
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'The Strain' Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: Drunken Nazis and a Vampire SWAT Team

August 25th, 2014 8:35am EDT
'The Strain' Season 1 Episode 7 Recap: Drunken Nazis and a Vampi
"For Services Rendered," last night's episode of "The Strain," doesn't push the story forward much, if at all. Especially in comparison to previous weeks, which rocketed us through the exposition like a vampire in search of a scrumptious carotid artery.

Really, our two major plot threads for the week were Eph, Norah, Setrakian and Jim (really, everyone who matters, at this point) trying to pull a double cross on ol' Eichorst, and the continuing saga of lawyer lady Joan Luss, who at this point is now fully a vampire, and fully in favor of chewing on both her husband and her children.

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'Teen Wolf' Recap: Peter Hale Is The Villain We Deserve

August 25th, 2014 8:20am EDT
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Remember season one? No else does either. It was laughably bad sometimes thanks to a low budget and some choice cinematography, but Teen Wolf's first season is one I generally remember fondly though I don't remember many plot points but I have done my homework Since Teen Wolf's fourth season is at a crossroads, it feels natural that it is essentially rebooting itself and digging into its season one roots. But remember how you don't remember season one?

This whole rebooting business has irked me quite a bit lately. Teen Wolf has added more characters and complications than necessary, cutti...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 27 Recap: Donny Versus Derrick

August 25th, 2014 8:10am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 27 Recap: Donny Versus Derrick
Last week on Big Brother 2014, Donny Thompson was the house's main target. But their plans failed when Christine Brecht tried to throw the Battle of the Block Competition. As a result, Zach Rance left with Froot Loops on the floor. Then Nicole Franzel won the juror contest and got a second shot at the Big Brother 16 title and money. Now the Big Brother 2014 Bomb Squad has one goal: Destroy Donny and Nicole's game.

A Threat Resurfaces

Everyone puts on their best false faces to celebrate Nicole's return. In reality, all the Big Brother 16 remaining players, except Donny, want her evicted...
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'Masters Of Sex' The Top 5 Moments From 'Asterion'

August 25th, 2014 7:49am EDT
'Masters Of Sex' The Top 5 Moments From 'Asterion'
Here are the best moments from “Asterion:”

Bill’s Intense Speech About His “Wife”

“Your wife sees you and she’s not repulse. She doesn’t recoil. She doesn’t leave. And the betrayal of that kind of wife who comes in and opens you up and just leaves…that is a wife that cannot be forgiven.”

Bill says these words to the bellboy from the equally intense episode “Fight.” He tells this bellboy that his wife has left him for greener pastures. But he’s not referring to Libby, the woman with whom he actually took vows. He’s talking about Virginia, his emotional wife, the woman who has never consid...
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'True Blood' Series Finale Recap: Fangs For The Memories

August 25th, 2014 7:20am EDT
'True Blood' Series Finale Recap: Fangs For The Memories
Yep, it's over. HBO's very bloody action/drama/comedy/horror series is finally at rest, and you're free to walk the streets of Bon Temps unafraid once more. That's not actually true seeing as, in the True Blood universe, vampires, werewolves, shifters, witches, maeneads, and incredibly annoying fairies still live in the world. Don't you kinda wish you lived there?

The final ep was sad but sweet. A little too much focus on Sarah Newlin (uh, Lafayette? Lafayette anybody?), but everything got pretty much handled. It was a happy ending for most. And before anyone asks (who am I kidding, they ...
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'Doctor Who' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Deep Breath' - Peter Capaldi's Debut A Success

August 24th, 2014 7:29am EDT
'Doctor Who' Premiere Recap And Review: 'Deep Breath' - Peter Ca
Ever since Peter Capaldi was announced as the next Doctor, we've been excited for the new season of Doctor Who. Capaldi made us cry laughing as Malcolm Tucker in The Thick of It and just plain made us cry as John Frobisher in Torchwood: Children of Earth. And he's just as brilliant as the Twelfth Doctor.

So how do you introduce a new Doctor? Oh, hey, there's a dinosaur. That's pretty cool. Except it's stomping around Victorian-era London. Thankfully, we have something for that - the TARDIS, which the dinosaur actually coughs up. Familiar faces Madame Vastra, Jenny and Strax go down to see ...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Baby

August 22nd, 2014 10:03am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Everlasting' - A Bomb And A Bab
In the second half of the Rookie Blue season finale (here's part one), the team continues their search for a lethal suspect with a four-year-old grudge and winds up sort of back at the beginning. Ben Bass reminds us all that someone needs to give him an acting trophy at some point already, Missy Peregrym might be indestructible, and just wait until you find out all the personal problems that we're going to need until season six (which there will be!) to resolve.

Andy is uncomfortable about having to work alongside Marlo (Rachael Ancheril) in the hunt for mad bomber Ted McDonald. You know w...
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'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The House

August 22nd, 2014 9:59am EDT
'Rookie Blue' Recap And Review: 'Fragments' - Blowing Up The Hou
We've come to the end of another season of Rookie Blue. It's been a season of ups and downs this year, so a strong finish is definitely in order. Boosted by the return appearance of a fantastic guest actor, "Fragments" starts an interesting enough story, although it places a tremendous amount of emphasis on a character who hasn't ever quite worked.

It's not uncommon for season finales to start well and end badly, so it's no surprise that everyone's getting ready for the Commissioner's Gala, Holly wants to get back with Gail, and Sam is offering Andy a key to his place that she doesn't want...
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'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole Says Hello

August 22nd, 2014 9:42am EDT
'Big Brother' 2014 Episode 26 Recap: Zach Says Goodbye, Nicole S
The revolving door of Big Brother 2014 players happened on Thursday's live eviction episode. Since the first double eviction, host Julie Chen teased viewers with the promise of a returning houseguest. On last Thursday's episode of Big Brother 16, Julie announced that this would be the week for a juror competition. Thursday's episode led to one epic farewell and one possibly explosive return on Big Brother 2014.

Zach's Last Shot

Donny Thompson promises Zach Rance that his has his vote to stay. This sparks a fire in Zach to try to campaign for three votes to stay this week. Zach makes two...
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