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The 7 Best New Summer Series

The 7 Best New Summer Series

Somewhere along the line, summer became a hotbed of new, quality series. Once the stomping ground of reruns, leftover episodes of canceled series, and reality television, over the last few years the summer months have brought us some of the highest-quality shows on TV. With shorter seasons and marquee casts, these shows are heavy on science fiction or otherwise mysterious or supernatural plots – just the way I like ‘em. And...

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FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Exceeds Low Expectations

FX’s ‘Tyrant’ Exceeds Low Expectations

I didn’t expect to like the new FX drama Tyrant. I anticipated an unrealistic plot; stereotyped characters and cultures; and a surfeit of Hollywood preachiness. But after watching the first four episodes, I think the show is … not horrible. Not great – at least not yet – but worth monitoring to see where the writers go in its premiere season. It seems that someone on Team Tyrant actually has a cursory knowledge of Middle Eastern...

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Heathers: As relevant today as it was the day it was released

Heathers: As relevant today as it was the day it was released

I’m an unapologetic Gen Xer who fully embraces her generation’s moniker. And I’ve seen the movie “Heathers” probably more than any movie other than “This Is Spinal Tap.” Veronica Sawyer was my heroine – I saw myself in her. I was a loner, Dottie, a rebel. While at the time I liked to think I was J.D., I knew deep down that I was Veronica. An outsider who, given the chance to be accepted by the cool...

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24: The Day So Far

24: The Day So Far

There is absolutely no question that 24: Live Another Day was one of my most anticipated shows of this year. My name over on facebook is Jack Bauer related, for goodness sake! So, while I was jumping outta my seat excited for Day 9 to commence, I did find the worry of it living up to my expectations growing as the premiere date approached. Much to my relief, the show has met my expectations, and maybe, just maybe, exceeded them. I think the...

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Supernatural: Do You believe In Miracles?

Supernatural: Do You believe In Miracles?

I understand that the SPN season finale is old news, but I did the recap anyway. First off, congrats to Mark Shepard for making the series regular paycheck! YAY. And props to Curtis Armstrong and Tahmon Penikett for their great work this season. Good stuff. There are also some good fan ‘catches’ that I wanted to pass on. The first is this little nugget Jensen threw out a few weeks ago: Oh, Jensen, you clever boy! (Also, that suit is...

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Supernatural: Chatting With Lindsey McKeon (Tessa, the reaper)

Supernatural: Chatting With Lindsey McKeon (Tessa, the reaper)

I had the pleasure of talking with Lindsey McKeon, known to Supernatural fans as Tessa, our favorite reaper (Okay, maybe second favorite. Ahem. Hi Death! *waveswhilesmiling*). She’s been acting since she was 11, after harassing her parents to take her to auditions. She brought a warmth to Tessa that we could relate to, but strong and confident enough to go toe to toe with the boys club on SPN, especially with Jensen Ackles as Dean...

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Supernatural: Taking Its Toll

Supernatural: Taking Its Toll

Because I am not always on the ball, I spent the first chunk of this episode thinking it was the season finale, when in fact, it was not. Total fangirl FAIL. :/ Also, my local CW affiliate was showing the Yankees/Mets game, which of course went on for over four hours, making the DVRing and subsequent viewing of this episode tricky. And irritating. (Go Yanks!) We start with the first non-creepy little girl on this show maybe ever (she’s...

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