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SCANDAL, Season 4, Episode 10

The mid season return of SCANDAL shot out of the gate at lightning speed. I’m talking jaw-dropping, whiplash, what the heck is going on, I can’t keep up holy cow I’m exhausted before the first commercial break action. When the show opened, all I could think was, is Olivia Pope dreaming? Is this some sort of homage to Bobby Ewing? (Did I just date myself with that question? Dallas? Dream season?) After a few moments I realized this was not a dream, this was indeed a nightmare for Olivia. Let’s start at the top and try to figure this out together. Olivia is dancing around in her “I am woman hear me roar” groove, demanding to not talk or think about her father. For once in her life, Liv it choosing Liv…not Jake, not… Continue
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HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER: Season 1, Episode 10

It’s been almost two months since we last saw the Keating Five.  Asher and Bonnie hooked up, and Connor, Michaela, Wes and Laurel covered up the fact that Wes murdered Sam Keating with the immunity idol. This week’s episode picks up with Annalise, with a spiffy new hairdo, being interviewed by the police.  She explains that she thinks that Sam fled because she told him that she had ordered a DNA test to see who the father of Lila’s baby was.  She’s so convincing that even I almost believe her when she tells the cops that she had no idea that Sam was having an affair until Bonnie told her that evening. Oh, she suspected something but she never had proof before.  While she’s talking, we see what really happened.  When Wes returned to the… Continue
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THE AMERICANS, Season 3, Episode 1

The Americans is one of those shows that’s been on my radar since it started two seasons ago. When I was asked to recap it, I was more than excited for a reason to binge-watch so I could catch up. Thank you Romance@Random for giving me this new obsession! To kick off season three, The Americans dives right in with a healthy dose of tension between Elizabeth and Phillip.
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AGENT CARTER, Episode 4

Last week just wasn’t the same without my dose of the adventures of Peggy Carter. Thankfully this week the show is back, and it has everything. Fist-fights, Nazis, witty banter between Peggy and Jarvis, Howard Stark and as a special bonus, a cameo by Stan Lee! So let’s plunge into the recap.
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DOWNTON ABBEY, Season 5, Episode 4

I’m writing this as I sit in the break room in the courthouse downtown waiting to see if I’m summoned for a jury pool, worrying about whether or not poor Anna Bates might be facing a jury of her peers sometime soon. See, Sergeant Willis returned to Downton Abbey this week. Anna was seen loitering in front of The Albany, where Lord Gillingham lives, by a plainclothes detective.  Mrs. Hughes explains that Anna and Lord Mary were in London, and Anna was simply dropping off a note for Lord G.  But there’s more, Anna was also seen visiting the scene of Mr. Green’s death near the statue of Eros in Piccadilly Circus which seems suspicious. Mrs. Hughes assures Sergeant Willis that Anna was nowhere near that statue on the day that Mr. Green met his… Continue
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SLEEPY HOLLOW’S Scariest Monster: Inconsistency

So, as many of us have noticed, the show we once looked forward to every week has changed. Before it was fun and ridiculous and boundary pushing, but now it’s just ridiculous. Where did things go wrong, and can they be made right? I’m hoping that tonight’s episode steers the show back towards the right bearings, but here’s my brief overview of some things I think have contributed to the show’s decline. Add your opinions in the comments!
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SLEEPY HOLLOW, Season 2, Episode 13

  Okay, this has been my least favorite episode so far this season, although not very many of them have been crowd pleasers. It starts out with an art restorer working on a painting of a man working on a painting. How meta. (There’s a term for this, but I’m too annoyed to Google.)The man in the painting starts bleeding; in fact the whole painting starts gushing blood and instead of running away the restorer tries to stanch it. No, dude. First rule of art restoration: get out of there if some antique piece you’re working on starts going all stigmata on you. Also, don’t use your fingers to touch said blood. Shouldn’t he be wearing gloves? The bleeding stops and the blood disappears, leaving the art restorer confused. Back at Corbin’s cabin, which Katrina… Continue
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DOWNTON ABBEY, Season Five, Episode 3

Sunday night’s episode of Downton Abbey was chock full of juicy revelations, with a heavy focus on the women in the house. Despite Tony the Tiger’s best efforts, Mary is having buyer‘s remorse.  While he may be a stud muffin between the sheets, out of bed it appears he bores Mary to tears. Still she’s not ready to cut him loose just yet.  When he suggests announcing their engagement as quickly as possible, she tells him that she wants to do things right, her reputation has been tarnished once already. So Mary must have played true confessions and told Tony all about her dalliance with Mr. Parmuk. But did she also tell him that she killed Parmuk with her lady parts? Just as Mary is remarking to Tony how lucky they were that they haven’t… Continue
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AGENT CARTER, Episode 2

All the Agent Carter action you can handle in weekly recaps with Elizabeth K. Mahon.
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AGENT CARTER, Series Premiere

I have been looking forward to last night’s premiere of AGENT CARTER ever since it was announced that character would get a limited series of her own. And the first episode did not disappoint. Agent Carter is one of the best female heroines on TV, sassy, snarky and able to keep her cool under pressure. I have never seen so much butt-kicking while wearing fabulous clothes in my life!
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DOWNTON ABBEY, Season 5, Episode 1

Welcome to season five of Downton Abbey everyone!  Last night’s episode was a marked improvement over last season, filled with sex, blackmail, dubious fashion choices, class warfare, and Jane Austen allusions. It’s 1924, and the times they are changing, and not everyone is happy about it. There is a Labor government in power and both Lord Grantham and Carson have their knickers in a twist about it.  When the townspeople ask Lord Grantham for help building a war memorial for the villagers who fought in the Great War, he assumes that he will be the chairman. While they would like him to donate the land, they want Carson to be the chairman, since he knew most of the young men, and due to his standing in the village.  Lord Grantham swallows his pride, and tells… Continue
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THE MINDY PROJECT, Season 3 Episode 11

Okay people, settle in. You’re going to need to soak up all the Danny/Mindy goodness that you can because this is the last Mindy Project for a while. Mindy will return January 6th after a holiday break. After you find the perfect man you begin to wonder when he’s going to put a ring on it. Mindy begins looking for signs that Danny is going to ask her to marry him. She carries his picture around town going to different jewelers to see if they remember him purchasing an engagement ring. When she doesn’t have luck there she goes through his shredded bank statements. When she finds a purchase for $20,000 Mindy thinks she’s found the evidence Danny is going to propose. At the hospital, Dr. Fishman calls Mindy into her office. She’s so impressed… Continue
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THE GIRLFRIEND’S GUIDE TO DIVORCE, Season 1 Episode 2

Rule #174: Never Trust Anyone Who Charges By the Hour. This week opens with the main character, Abby, watching a replay of her live interview at a book signing that ended last week’s episode. Everyone thinks she is losing her mind for saying, in her interview that sometimes she just wishes he would die because it would be easier. After a phone call from her girlfriend Lyla convinces her to stop reading online comments about herself, he goes downstairs to face the day. Waking her husband who is sleeping on the couch she reminds him he said he would take the kids to school, she yells for the kids and then is off to her meeting with her editor. Upon getting to her editors office she is greeted with the news that her editor Kat… Continue
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SONS OF ANARCHY, Series Finale

Last night’s episode, “Papa’s Goods,” was the series finale. We’ve seen the good, bad, and ugly of SAMCRO. Now it all comes down to the final ride and the epic conclusion to these characters’ stories. Jax wakes up in bed with Wendy and gets up puts his SOA rings on. He is then seen checking on Abel and holding Thomas. We see him throwing away his bloody sneakers and looking through old pictures in his garage as well as JT’s manuscript. He takes the manuscript and burns it. Jax is looking at the old burned down clubhouse and going through the files in the office. He then takes out a covered up motorcycle to Opie’s grave. He kisses a headstone and leaves a ring. We are shown a black bag on the ground what appears… Continue
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SONS OF ANARCHY, Season 7, Episode 12

Everything is coming to a head. Truths, friendships, and lives are all on the line at this point. I'm looking forward to what is in store before this final ride comes to a halt.
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SLEEPY HOLLOW, Season 2, Episode 11

So, I was wrong last week! There was another episode before the winter break. So we get to imagine running our fingers through Crane’s luxuriant mane once more.
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SLEEPY HOLLOW, Season 2, Episode 10

"Okay, it’s here folks: the winter finale, leaving us bereft of Ichabod’s fabulous wigs, Abbie’s fleek-tastic , skeptically lifted brows, and Jenny’s self-assured badassery. Some of us will miss Hawley’s sarcastic Golden Retriever enthusiasm as he follows after Abbie, others Henry Parrish’s ability to veer from jealous adolescent to the Horseman of War. Most of all, we will miss Headless Horseman abs. All in all we have a great set-up for the inevitable stomach-dropping cliffhanger."
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SONS OF ANARCHY, Season 7, Episode 10

Last week’s episode was my favorite of the season to date. The highly adrenalized drama remained true to its reputation. The shocking developments were just a precursor for what’s to come in the final episodes. This week’s episode, titled “Suits of Woe,” has taken SAMCRO even further down the dark road. Hold on to your hats — these final episodes must not be missed. Jax is shown sitting in Abel’s room, then the scene cuts to Gemma talking to herself again. Juice is also shown talking to himself, and Chibbs is shown leaving the Sheriff while she sleeps. Wendy tells Jax that when she left rehab Juice was staying in her apartment. Jax continues to question Wendy about why Juice was in her apartment and who knew about Juice. She tells him just Unser. Wendy… Continue
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HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER, Season 1, Episode 8

I apologize in advance for the extra-long recap but so much happened in this week’s episode, there was a lot of tying up of loose threads.  So this week’s promos promised that we would get the story of Lila’s affair with Sam straight from the sorority girl’s mouth.  Well, we did and we didn’t.  I don’t know about you but I thought the flashbacks in this episode for the most part were a distinct let down. Yes, we got to know a little bit more about Lila’s relationship with Rebecca  (the sorority girl and the drug dealer, hanging out on the roof and sharing confidences.) See, Lila was having a hard time with the whole virginity pact with Griffin.  She worried that if she waited too long to have sex, it wouldn’t fit.  A legitimate… Continue