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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Edward Mordrake, Part 2″

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The first few episodes of 'Freak Show' have largely placed the lesser-known supporting characters on the periphery, perhaps to the show's detriment, as the Curiosities in Fraulein Elsa's Cabinet appear to offer much of interest. The ghastly Edward Mordrake gets it, as does Elsa, on some level; if only the people of Jupiter, Florida would give them a chance, they would see it -- how compelling and relatable they truly are. Every bit as deserving at a chance in the spotlight as Kathy Bates' Ethel or Sarah Paulson's Dot and Bette. "Edward Mordrake, Part 2" begins by giving at least a couple of them a chance to shine. It's not much, but it's a step in the right direction.

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‘Arrow’ Review: “The Magician”

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The CW

‘Arrow’ season 3 lets loose its fourth installment of the year with "The Magician,” as Oliver learns of Malcolm Merlyn's survival from Nyssa al Ghul (Katrina Law), threatening to break his "no killing" rule in the process, as well as bringing him into conflict with the deadly Ra's al Ghul (Matt Nable).

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‘BoJack Horseman’ is Netflix’s Best Original Show

Netflix
Netflix

'BoJack Horseman' isn't just a very funny, very clever and very smart comedy, it may be the best original program that Netflix has produced yet. Seriously. Go ahead and let the trashy soap opera antics of 'House of Cards' steal the glory at the Emmy nominations! 'BoJack Horseman' is the kind of show that's too good and too cool for awards.

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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Review: “A Fractured House”

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Marvel / ABC

Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its sixth season 2 installment in "A Fractured House,” as Hydra stages an attack on the U.N. to look like S.H.I.E.L.D.'s work, bringing the team up against Ward's senator brother Christian (Tim DeKay).

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‘The Flash’ Review: ‘Going Rogue’

The CW
The CW

Back when 'Angel' first premiered on The WB, it would more than occasionally feature episodes with characters from the mothership show 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer.' Buffy, Oz, Willow, and others would pop by for both ratings as well as some sweet inter-show continuity. And when you have the entire DC Universe to play with, it makes sense for The CW to bring the worlds of 'Arrow' and 'The Flash' together from time to time. Sure, these are two different worlds, but one that shares the same sky, and luckily for us, the same Felicity Smoak.

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‘Gotham’ Review: “Spirit of the Goat”

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FOX

FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its sixth installment in “Spirit of the Goat,” as a killer targeting first-borns reminds Bullock of a similar case from the past, while Gordon and Barbara deal with the ramifications of Penguin's survival.

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‘Boardwalk Empire’ Review: “Eldorado”

HBO
HBO

We've come to the series finale, to the end of the line, where all of Nucky's reflections on his past -- both recent history and memories nestled deep in those flashbacks that have punctuated the season -- serve to illustrate that timeless question: is it the man who makes the choices, or do the choices make the man? This final season has been guiding us to the understanding that for Nucky, it was one singular choice that made him, a choice that also shaped the future of Gillian Darmody, intertwining their lives and fates.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Review: “Four Walls and a Roof”

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AMC

‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 brings to life its 3rd episode with “Four Walls and a Roof,” as Rick and the others realize the threat of the surviving Terminus cannibals, Bob shares a surprising revelation about his departure, and Father Gabriel confesses his sins before encountering the group.

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‘The Legend of Korra’ Book 4 Review: “The Calling”

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Nickelodeon

“The Avatar is back in business!”

At the end of this rambling travelogue episode, 'Legend of Korra' puts everything on the table. What is balance? It's compassion, it's bravery, it's endurance, it's understanding, it's fearlessness, it's compromise. It's a state of being that separates revolutionaries from Big Bads. Korra's foes from seasons past weren't actually that bad, Toph tells her new student. Amon wanted equality, Unalaq freed the spirits, and Zaheer fought for freedom. But they crossed a line, tipped out of balance. “They took their ideologies too far,” she says. It's the kind of blunt truth Golda Meir might have whispered. Coming from the blind Earthbender, it's the line of the show.

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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Review: “Edward Mordrake”

FX
FX

The second episode of 'Freak Show' placed us in some worrisome and familiar territory, pitting freak against freak as Dell was introduced to the mix, but tonight's third episode goes a little ways to course-correcting the season (for now, at least). In the first of the two-part Halloween episode, we meet the titular "Edward Mordrake," the boogeyman among the freaks, for even those we're most afraid of have someone that terrifies them. (Well, there's Twisty, but still.)

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