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Homeland Season 3, Episode 9 Watch: Hit Me Brody One Last Time
Brody may be back in the pocket of the CIA on Homeland, trying to right the wrongs he’s done over the past three seasons, but he’s still just a pawn. A junkie shell of his former self. If you ask me, Brody’s trajectory feels more in line with a modern-day pop star than a terrorist. In the immortal words of a one miss Britney Jean Spears (oh yes, we’re going there): Hit me baby, one more time. Or, if you're episode nine of the Showtime series, "One Last Time."
Glee Watch Season 5, Episode 6: Movin' Out
In last night's episode, it was McKinley High's first annual career day where Billy Joel was the word, Sam tested the waters of modeling, and Becky explored the possibility of college.
Parks And Recreation Watch: Season 6, Episodes 8 & 9 - Fluoride & The Cones Of Dunshire
Another double dose of Parks & Rec this week shows off its strengths and weaknesses as it evolves with its changing cast.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 7 - State v. Queen PLUS The Scientist's Flash-y Preview
After the mission to Moscow, Arrow is back in Starling City for "State v. Queen" to face off against some new characters from the DCU as well as returning favorites. That seems to be a successful formula for the show with "Keep Your Enemies Closer" introducing Amanda Waller as well as bringing 'Deadshot' back for the exciting tangent that sent the 'Green Team' overseas. This week, Oliver's familiar foe is none other than Seth Gabel's Count Vertigo.
American Horror Story: Coven Watch - Death Becomes Hardly Anyone In The Dead
There is a point in “The Dead” when Cordelia is truth-bombing Zoe about Fiona’s complicity in Madison’s throat slashing, and her eyebrows get stern around her milky blind eyes, and she says, “We’re going to kill my mother!” And that is a line that, even in American Horror Story, should have a hefty amount of weight behind it. Yet…
Sons Of Anarchy's Aon Rud Persanta: Shot Through The Neck, And You're To Blame
Well I’ll be damned. After a couple of decent but generic episodes,Sons of Anarchy revved it up to 11 tonight for “Aod Rud Persanta,” which abruptly put a dead end to several of the show’s ongoing storylines in a most bloody fashion. It was how Ocean’s Eleven would have gone if Danny Ocean were the bearded president of a badass motorcycle club, instead of just some guy in a suit. Everything has changed for SAMCRO now, and it’s all for the better.
Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 7 - Bad Boys
Let’s go ahead and get it out there: this episode was lackluster. If not for the peek into Dean’s time at Sonny’s House for Boys, “Bad Boys” would have been one of the most forgettable episodes ever. Thankfully the flashbacks were the focus of this episode and they were really strong. Of the things that Supernatural does well, expanding the history of the Winchester clan is near the top of the list (Samuel Campbell notwithstanding).
Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 8 Watch: The Well
“He is Vigo! You are like the buzzing of flies to him!" Spoilers if you haven’t seen tonight’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (“The Well”)! Ok, I should probably start my write-up by celebrating the fact that tonight’s episode of S.H.I.E.L.D. was the anticipated tie-in to the recently released Thor: The Dark World.
Boardwalk Empire Watch: Season 4, Episode 11 - Havre De Grace
That's got to be it for the slow burn for the fourth season of Boardwalk Empire as "Havre de Grace" brought almost every conflict to a head just in time for the finale. Well, not every storyline was pushed to the edge during the penultimate episode since most of the threads outside Atlantic City were already set up for a big, and most likely bloody finishes last week or even the one before. A slow burn with a lot of wicks to watch.
The Walking Dead Season 4, Episode 6 Watch: Live Bait
Spoilers if you haven’t seen tonight’s episode of The Walking Dead (”Live Bait”)! I had a feeling tonight’s episode might be a full-on Governor episode. Of course, this means we have to wait another week to see how Daryl reacts to the news that Carol has been ejected from the group. In the meantime, we got a slowly paced episode that filled in some of the gap in terms of the Governor’s story. What has David Morrissey’s character been up to all this time? Rebuilding an army? Not quite. Not yet, anyway.
Glee Watch Season 5, Episode 5: The End of Twerk
In last night's episode, the halls (and bathroom stalls) of McKinley were filled with "twerkers" and Sue Sylvester was having none of it. Meanwhile in NYC, Kurt decided to break out of his rut with a tattoo and Rachel with a saucy wig.
Arrow DCU Tie-Ins And Easter Eggs: Season 2, Episode 6 - Keep Your Enemies Closer
There’s barely been enough time to properly process the major name-drops during last week’s run in with the ”League of Assassins” with the mysterious mercenaries mentioning both Ra’s al Ghul and his daughter Talia in the attempt to capture the Canary. And yet, "Keep Your Enemies Closer" possibly bested the previous episode of Arrow when it comes to DCU easter eggs. Oh, it was also another damn solid installment of The CW superhero series.
American Horror Story: Coven Watch - The Axeman Cometh And Goeth With Blood Dripping Behind
The always intense Danny Huston (who I like to call the poor-but-rich-at-heart man’s Ray Wise) plays the never identified Axeman of New Orleans, whose most famous letter to the press is utilized for this cold open, where he called for New Orleans citizens to only play jazz music from their homes, with death as a consequence. And I really like Huston in that role, as he’s menacing as fuck and he has a strong bone to pick with the woman of the Coven.
Xbox One Vs. Playstation 4: South Park Goes To War, Game Of Thrones-Style, Watch The Highlights
The console wars have begun. Ok, they’ve been ongoing for years, and many would argue that battles of words have been waged pretty continuously for months now, but the only just got to South Park, and just in time for Black Friday! Winter is coming and you must choose a side. Are you a Playstation person or an Xbox person? You might want to figure that out, if you haven’t already, considering the PS4 and Xbox One are both set to arrive in the coming weeks.
Supernatural Watch: Season 9, Episode 6 - Heaven Can't Wait
After two weeks of filler episodes, Supernatural got back to business with its juicy fallen angel storyline by showing Castiel working at a gas station. While that’s not a direction I envisioned Castiel’s human arc going this season, there was a lot to like about “Heaven Can’t Wait.” There were also some frustrating elements, which we’ll get to in a bit. Let’s start with the best part of this week’s episode: Castiel is back!