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TV Review: GRIMM – Season 1 – “The Thing With Feathers”

David Giuntoli in GRIMM - Season 1 - "The Thing With Feathers" | ©2012 NBC/Scott Green

Stars: David Giuntoli, Russell Hornsby, Bitsie Tulloch, Silas Weir Mitchell, Reggie Lee, Sasha Roiz, Bree Turner, Claire Coffee Writer: Richard Hatem Director:  Darnell Martin Network: NBC, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: March 31, 2012 In the latest episode of GRIMM, “The Thing With Feathers,” cop Nick Burkhardt (David Giuntoli) decides to get away with his girlfriend Juliette (Bitsie Tulloch) in order to propose only to find Grimm activity a few feet away. While staying at a getaway cabin, Nick discovers there’s a Klaustreich (Josh Randall) abusing another creature lady Robin (Azura Skye) who can essentially lay a golden egg (well, […]Read On »

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TV Review: GAME OF THRONES – Season 2 – “The Night Lands”

Liam Cunningham in GAME OF THRONES - Season 2 - "The Night Lands" | ©2012 HBO/Helen Sloan

Stars: Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Michelle Fairley, Aiden Gillen, Jack Gleeson, Iain Glen, Kit Harington, Lena Headey, Isaac Hempstead-Wright, Richard Madden, Sophie Turner, Maisie Williams, John Bradley, Charles Dance, Carice Van Houten, Stephen Dillane, Liam Cunningham, Robert Pugh Writers: David Benioff & D.B. Weiss, based on George R.R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” Director: Alan Taylor Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 8, 2012 GAME OF THRONES usually has a lot of fighting and sex. There’s plenty of the latter in “The Night Lands” but, curiously for an episode referring to the […]Read On »

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TV Review: BEING HUMAN – Season 2 – “Partial Eclipse of the Heart”

Sam Huntington in BEING HUMAN - Season 2 - "Partial Eclipse of the Heart" | ©2012 Syfy/Philippe Bosse

Stars: Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, Sam Huntington, Dichen Lachman, Kyle Schmid, Natalie Brown, Deena Aziz, Susanna Fournier, Pat Kiely, Gianpaolo Venuta, Andreas Apergis, Kyle Gatehouse Writer: Lisa Rudolph, adapted for U.S. television by Jeremy Carver & Anna Fricke, created for U.K. television by Toby Whithouse Director: Adam Kane Network: Syfy, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: April 2, 2012 Setting aside that BEING HUMAN has managed to almost totally separate its leads once again (and when the show does that, we might as well be watching an anthology), the episode “Partial Eclipse of the Heart” gets to expected results in two […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 4 – “Everything In Its Right Place”

Seth Gabel as Lincoln in FRINGE - Season 4 - "Everything In Its Right Place" | ©2012 Fox/Liane Hentscher

Cast: Joshua Jackson, John Noble, Anna Torv, Seth Gabel, Lance Reddick, Jasika Nicole Writer: David Fury & J.R. Orci based on a story by J.R. Orci and Matt Pitts Director: David Moxness Network: Fox, airs Friday nights Original Telecast: April 6, 2012 After last week’s monster-of-the week storytelling detour with the sluggish “Nothing As It Seems,” FRINGE returns to the backbone of its storytelling greatness with the excellent Lincoln (Seth Gabel) episode “Everything In Its Right Place.” After feeling shafted by Olivia (Anna Torv) forgetting any of the advances they made in their relationship, Lincoln feels it’s time he got […]Read On »

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 Recap: America Gets Brackensick of DeAndre, He’s Kicked Off, Seven Left

DeAndre Brackensick is eliminated on AMERICAN IDOL - Season 11 - "Top 8" | ©2012 Fox/Michael Becker

Cast: Ryan Seacrest, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson Network: Fox, airs Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: April 5, 2012 It was decision time once again on the world’s greatest karaoke competition, AMERICAN IDOL. But who was it? Well by now, you know that DeAndre Brackensick was given the boot from the show, leaving seven in the competition. But things aren’t looking good for Elise Testone and Hollie Cavanaugh who were also in the bottom three. Funny, I’ve been railing on DeAndre all year because I didn’t get what the judges loved so much about him. Glad […]Read On »

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TV Review: COMMUNITY – Season 3 – “Pillows and Blankets”

Donald Glover in COMMUNITY - Season 3 - "Pillows and Blankets" | ©2012 NBC/Tyler Golden

Stars: Joel McHale, Gillian Jacobs, Danny Pudi, Yvette Nicole Brown, Alison Brie, Donald Glover, Ken Jeong, Chevy Chase, Jim Rash Director: Tristram Shapeero Network: NBC, airs Thursday nights Original Telecast: April 5, 2012 This week’s COMMUNITY is essentially the second part of last week’s cliffhanger where long time friends Troy (Donald Glover) and Abed (Danny Pudi) start a war against each other when one wants to build a pillow fort in the school and the other a blanket fort. So how does this all pan out? Well, “Pillows and Blankets” becomes a faux Kevin Burns-esque documentary on the battle lines […]Read On »

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Exclusive Interview: THE WALKING DEAD Season 3 news from creator Robert Kirkman

Zombies attack in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 2 finale - "Behind The Dying Fire" | ©2012 AMC/Gene Page

While walking the red carpet for the premiere screening of the new Morgan Spurlock directed documentary COMIC-CON EPISODE IV: A FAN’S HOPE, ASSIGNMENT X nabbed a few minutes with Robert Kirkman, creator of THE WALKING DEAD comic book series  and one of the executive producers of the AMC TV series version. Here’s what he had to say about the movie and some teases about THE WALKING DEAD Season 3. ASSIGNMENT X: Is there anything you can tease us about Season Three of THE WALKING DEAD? ROBERT KIRKMAN: I can say that Season Three is going to be awesome. I can […]Read On »

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AMERICAN IDOL Season 11 Recap: Colton Dixon Rocks the ‘80s

Colton Dixon rocks the '80s on AMERICAN IDOL - Season 11 - 1980s Week | ©2012 Fox/Michael Becker

Cast: Ryan Seacrest, Steven Tyler, Jennifer Lopez, Randy Jackson Network: Fox, airs Wednesdays and Thursdays @ 8 p.m. Original Telecast: April 4, 2012 Another week has gone and the field has trimmed to eight on the world’s greatest karaoke competition, AMERICAN IDOL. This week the karaoke kids are singing songs from the 80s because why not sing a bunch of songs that have no barring at all on music today in a competition to find the singer who will best represent SONGS OF TODAY. Whatever, its IDOL logic that never makes any sense. Just a bit of rant before I […]Read On »

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TV Review: SOUTH PARK – Season 16 – “Jewpacabra”

Cartman in SOUTH PARK - Season 16 - "Jewpacabra" | ©2012 Comedy Central

Writer: Trey Parker Director: Trey Parker Network: Comedy Central, airs Wednesday nights Original Telecast: April 4, 2012 It figures SOUTH PARK would eventually deliver a clunker at some point during Season 16 and that honor goes to the ambitious, promising, but ultimately flat “Jewpacabra.” This will be known as the episode where Cartman finally becomes a Jew and understands Kyle’s pain, but a promising premise ultimately gets undermined by a lack of focus. In what starts off as another way for Cartman to ruin a holiday (namely Passover and Easter), Cartman invents the legend of the “Jewpacabra.” It’s under the […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Prisoner in the Pipe”

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 2 - "The Prisoner in The Pipe" | ©2012 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Carla Gallo, Pruitt Taylor Vince Writer: Jonathan Collier, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Kate Woods Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 2, 2012 To get the big spoiler out of the way up front – and it can’t be that big a spoiler, given how pregnant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) was when we last saw her – Brennan and Booth (David Boreanaz) have their baby in the BONES episode “The Prisoner in the Pipe.” The […]Read On »

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