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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, "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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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Fall TV Review: Black-ish

Fall TV Review: Black-ish
BLACK-ISH Airs: Wednesday 9:30/8:30c on ABC Premise: Newly-minted upper-level advertising executive wants his family, living in a predominantly white neighborhood, to remember their black roots. I think. Behind the Scenes: Larry Wilmore of The Daily Show was initially showrunner, but he left and now it’s run by…someone who is not Larry Wilmore. The show stars... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Madam Secretary

Fall TV Review: Madam Secretary
MADAM SECRETARY Airs: Sundays on CBS, after football and The Good Wife Premise: Ex-CIA analyst turned professor, wife, mother, and horse owner is tapped as the new Secretary of State, after the old Secretary of State dies in a plane crash. Behind the Scenes: The series was created by Barbara Hall, of Judging Amy fame(?),... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society
RED BAND SOCIETY Airs: Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX Premise: The Fault in Our Stars meets Glee. Kids with terminal illnesses live in hospital; hijinks ensue. Behind the Scenes: Stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She had been lined up for a Murder She Wrote reboot; but when that fell through, she read the pilot script... 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 »