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'Gravity Falls' Review: The Shack Is Back, And Scarier Than Ever Before

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2014 | 2:35 PM

It seems like eons since we've seen a new episode of "Gravity Falls" and even with the shorts that we were occasionally treated to, it simply wasn't enough. But finally -- finally! -- the show is back after nearly six long months.

Most of Disney's...

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'Outlander' Review: It's Hard Not To Fall In Love With This Drama

(5) Comments | Posted August 21, 2014 | 6:15 PM

Confession: I've never read any of Diana Galbaldon's "Outlander" books -- but I may have to start. Before watching the first two episodes of the new adaptation from Ronald D. Moore ("Battlestar Galactica") on Showcase (Starz in the U.S.), I thought it was going to be...

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'Don't Drive Here' Review: This May Be The Show That Has Everything

(2) Comments | Posted August 17, 2014 | 3:55 PM

Anyone who lives in a Canadian city and complains about the traffic and congestion and the construction needs to watch "Don't Drive Here." Because like with most other modern conveniences, you'll be left shaking your head, thanking your lucky stars for your good fortune. And perhaps the next...

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'How To Build A Better Boy' Review: A Tamer Version Of 'Weird Science'

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2014 | 4:33 PM

They don't make teenage comedies like they used to. That being said, "How to Build a Better Boy" is a movie coming out of the Disney Channel, so it's not like we were going to get something as wonderful as "Sixteen Candles" or as fetch as...

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'Partners' Review: This Needs A Time Machine To Be Funny

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 12:07 PM

If you were a fan of Frasier Crane and Martin Payne (ha, I'm a poet and didn't even know it), then you may have had high hopes for Kelsey Grammer and Martin Lawrence's new sitcom, "Partners." But the jokes they're reciting are practically straight...

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'Amazing Race Canada' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap: There's No Place Like Home

(0) Comments | Posted August 6, 2014 | 10:37 AM

WARNING: Spoiler Alert! Do not read on unless you've seen "Amazing Race Canada" Season 2, Episode 5. Unless you like spoilers, then go right ahead!

Seeing the recap from last week just reminded me that Laura and Jackie got the shaft with the non-elimination round and...

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'Girl Meets World' Review: Teen Show Gets To The Heart Of The (Subject) Matter

(0) Comments | Posted July 31, 2014 | 3:58 PM

There aren't many shows on Family that have made me cry. OK, I'm not made of stone so naturally I welled up at the end of "Good Luck Charlie" but I can't recall any other series or episode that got me all choked up. Until now.

Popping in the...

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'Hotel Hell' Review: Go With Gordon Ramsay On This One

(0) Comments | Posted July 21, 2014 | 11:15 AM

The words "poop on the wall" and "mosaic of semen" aren't exactly the descriptors that have me excitedly reaching for the remote, but because "Hotel Hell" stars Gordon Ramsay, I pressed play with only the tiniest bit of hesitation. Thankfully, the Season 2 premiere was fairly...

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David Alpay On 'The Lottery,' The Downfall Of Humanity And The Likelihood Of Global Extinction

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 3:46 PM

It's been five years since the last six babies were born. Kindergarten classes cease to exist, maternity wings are empty, unused, and that dream of getting married and having a family is no more.

"The Lottery" centres on the tragic mystery of a global fertility crisis and the scary possibility...

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'24: Live Another Day' Finale Review: Brace Yourselves

(2) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 10:33 AM

Previously, on "24: Live Another Day," sh*t was about to go down. Of course, that can be said about every penultimate episode, but last week's hour built up and set up so much craziness for the finale, which [imagine Kiefer Sutherland's voice] takes place between 10...

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Goran Visnjic Talks 'Extant,' Being TV-Married To Halle Berry, And Of Course, Aliens

(1) Comments | Posted July 8, 2014 | 1:19 PM

Landing a huge star like Halle Berry for a TV show is one thing, but "Extant" also backs up the big-name casting with some impressive, intriguing promos. Even if sci-fi dramas aren't your thing, you're bound to tune in to CBS/Global's latest summer series,...

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Kathryn Prescott, Cynthia Watros On 'Finding Carter,' And Why It's Not Your Typical MTV Show

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 1:48 PM

When you hear MTV, "serious drama" doesn't spring to mind. It's more of the "Ridiculousness"/"16 and Pregnant"/"Catfish"/"Real World" type of show. Sure, the occasional proper series -- "Teen Wolf," "Degrassi," "Awkward." -- pops up, so it was only a matter of time before a show that looks like it belongs...

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'Secrets & Lies' Review: The Latest Suburban Whodunit Will Stun You

(0) Comments | Posted July 4, 2014 | 3:32 PM

For the longest time, a 20-plus episode season was the norm, at least in North America. But the British and Australian models have always geared towards shorter seasons and thank goodness that trend is spreading. It makes sense financially, affords actors other opportunities and gives impatient viewers something they don't...

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'Witches Of East End' Season 2: Everything You Need To Know

(0) Comments | Posted July 3, 2014 | 4:59 PM

The tagline for the second season of "Witches Of East End" is "Darkness Is Rising," and boy, is it ever. The opening scene, before the credits have even rolled, is a little spookier (or maybe I just find cats creeping in the forest scary). And don't even get...

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Mike Vogel, 'Under The Dome' Star: Stephen King Show Transforms In Season 2

(0) Comments | Posted June 27, 2014 | 2:43 PM

It's been a long year, but the highly anticipated return of "Under The Dome" is finally upon us.

It ended with the most baffling of cliffhangers: Julia (Rachelle Lefevre), the monarch, dropped the egg into the lake, thus releasing pink stars into the sky (well, up into the...

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Cam Gigandet Talks 'Reckless,' Sexy Charleston, And Playing The Good Guy (For Once)

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 11:54 AM

"Reckless" is unlike any drama on the air right now. It's a crime/legal drama with a sultrier, sexier vibe, partly because of its leads, Anna Wood and Cam Gigandet, who play two attorneys with an intense mutual attraction for one another, and partly because of where...

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'Zapped' Review: Listen And Obey ... And Watch It

(0) Comments | Posted June 25, 2014 | 12:06 PM

It's the end of June, which means another school year wraps and the kids are all home. Some parents may be loving it, but as one who'll be looking for distractions to keep hers busy for two months, TV serves as a great option.

Yes, I know. My kid can...

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JR Bourne On 'Teen Wolf' Season 4 Premiere: What's Going To Happen Now?

(0) Comments | Posted June 19, 2014 | 3:10 PM

It's only been three months since the "Teen Wolf" Season 3 finale (and the devastating episode before that) but it seems like forever, doesn't it? Which is why "Teen Wolf" fans have been chomping at the bit for its much-anticipated return, which is thankfully right around the corner....

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'Undercover High' Review: Turning The Tables On Teens

(0) Comments | Posted June 16, 2014 | 11:37 AM

I hate kids. Too far? OK, maybe that's a tad harsh but hear me out.

First, let me say I'm a mother (go ahead, pick up your jaw). She's eight and she's a good kid. Her friends are all right. Same goes for my nieces and, for the most part,...

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'Chasing Life' Review: Even The Unexpected Can Be Beautiful

(0) Comments | Posted June 9, 2014 | 11:04 AM

Not very long ago, summer TV used to be a joke, usually composed of reruns and little else. ABC, CBS and NBC (I'm talking pre-Fox here) wouldn't dream of debuting a new show during the hot months, because what would be the point? No one was staying in...

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