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The Walking Dead review: What about Bob?

The Walking Dead review: What about Bob?
Tonight was the penultimate episode of the first half of the fifth season of The Walking Dead. That’s a mouthful. Unlike Game of Thrones, where the second to last episode of the season usually means Big Things, tonight’s Zombpocalypse hour was more about table setting for the finale and mixing up the chemistry. Rick and... Read more »

The Walking Dead, "Consumed"

The Walking Dead, "Consumed"
Sometimes The Walking Dead‘s fractured storytelling is a blessing and sometimes it’s a curse. It was fun hanging with Abraham and the Mullet last week. Last season, the new pairs were fabulous — I loved Carol and Tyreese, Rick and Michonne, even Daryl and Beth. Today, however, the show suffered from two characters with very... Read more »

The Walking Dead, "Self Help"

The Walking Dead, "Self Help"
Tonight’s The Walking Dead was all about survival. At this point in the Zombpocalypse, those still alive are still alive for a reason — strength, whether that refers to physical strength or cunning. The weaklings have been weeded out (Sorry, T-Dog, #NeverForget) and the folks who remain are either formidable opponents or valuable allies. “Self... Read more »
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The Walking Dead review: "Four Walls and a Roof"

The Walking Dead review: "Four Walls and a Roof"
The Walking Dead has been very, very good this season. Things are happening. Characters are behaving like actual people, changing and growing and being dickheads. And plot is moving. The writers are letting no grass grow beneath Rick Grimes’s feet. In the first episode, our zeroes did away with Terminus. In the second episode, they... Read more »

The Walking Dead recap, "Strangers"

The Walking Dead recap, "Strangers"
Ew. Well, that final scene was grim. But before we get into barbecued Bob, let’s talk about what led up to The Walking Dead suddenly morphing into The Most Dangerous Game. Last week (which was a great episode; I’m sorry I didn’t get to recap it because I was at a wedding where we were served... Read more »

Scandal review: Like Father, Like Daughter

Scandal review: Like Father, Like Daughter
Sex tapes, MURDER, and more generic Froot Loops. Just another episode of Scandal. The big story tonight was how Mellie and Fitz have other children! Everyone seemed to have forgotten that fact in the wake of dear Gerry’s death. But now Karen is acting up, ditching her security, drinking, drugging, and “Eiffel Towering” two guys... Read more »
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Scandal review: "Inside the Bubble"

Scandal review: "Inside the Bubble"
I’d say that this episode of Scandal was all about plots and scheming, but what episode of Scandal isn’t about plots or scheming? Let’s check in with our buddies. Liz: Portia de Rossi’s RNC chair character is a lady on the move. She’s leaning in. She’s taking charge. She’s dropping her kid off at school... Read more »

Scandal premiere review: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"

Scandal premiere review: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"
Scandal is back, gladiators. Put on your white hats, pour a glass of wine and a bowl of popcorn. Things have CHANGED. First of all, we need to talk about the hair. When Olivia boarded that plane last season, she headed off to a remote island somewhere near Zanzibar with only Jake and her wine... Read more »

Game of Thrones Finale Winners and Losers: The Children

Game of Thrones Finale Winners and Losers: The Children
Gah! How is this season already over? I can’t take it. What’s left for me now on TV? True Blood? Blech. Now we have to wait a full ten months before we find out how Arya, Varys, and Tyrion enjoyed their cruises. Was there all-you-can-eat shrimp? Did Varys and Tyrion drink pineapple drinks while listening... Read more »
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Game of Thrones review: The Children

Game of Thrones review: The Children
And now our watch has ended. Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m peeved that this episode did not end the same way the book A Storm of Swords ended. Last year, I thought maybe Season 3 would’ve ended with the ASOS epilogue, but no. I thought FOR SURE this season would end... Read more »