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‘The Flash’ Review: ‘Out of Time’

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by Ryan McGee March 18, 2015 @ 7:02 AM
The CW
Through the first fifty minutes of tonight’s installment of The Flash, I was thinking it was a middling-to-OK episode of television. Way too much love quadrangle baloney, way too much Joe trying to go alone even though he should know better, way too much of the show starting the slow burn of Cisco figuring out Wells’ true end game. And then the last ten minutes happened and everything changed.

‘Girls’ Review: ‘Daddy Issues’

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by Britt Hayes March 15, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
HBO
There are certain things we learn how to do as we become more adult: we learn what to share and what not to share and when to share it, and we learn how to fake smiling and being supportive to our friends and loved ones even when it kills us. There are good boundaries and bad boundaries, just as there’s good faking it and bad faking it — navigating these nebulous borders is tricky business, and no one does it gracefully, especially not Hannah (or Tad…or Loreen…).

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Review: ‘Who You Really Are’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 10, 2015 @ 10:30 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles its 12th Season 2 installment with “Who You Really Are,” as Lady Sif (Jaimie Alexander) is discovered on Earth with no memory of her objective, leading to a surprisingly alien revelation, while Bobbi and Mack find their secret mission threatened.

‘Justified’ Review: ‘Dark as a Dungeon’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 10, 2015 @ 10:09 PM
FX
Justified’s 6th and final season takes aim at its eighth 2015 installment in “Dark As a Dungeon,” as Raylan makes deals with both Avery Markham and Boyd in pursuit of Ty Walker, while Art gets a mysterious invitation from Katherine Hale (Mary Steenburgen).

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: ‘Five-O’

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by Britt Hayes March 9, 2015 @ 10:43 PM
AMC
With the inclusion of Mike Ehrmantraut in Better Call Saul, it seemed inevitable that the series would explore his origins, thereby undercutting some of his more stoic and menacing qualities. To explain how and why Mike is the way he is, as we know him in Breaking Bad or even as a quietly grouchy toll booth operator, his shell must be cracked open and the mysteries about his past must be revealed. Removing that mystery runs the risk of eliminating some of the character’s potency, but it also shows us a new side of Mike: a vulnerable, damaged side. It’s a side that needed to be shown, even if we didn’t know it.

‘Girls’ Review: ‘Tad and Loreen and Avi and Shanaz’

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by Britt Hayes March 8, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
HBO
Tonight’s episode of Girls is a lot to take in, with a long title to match. “Tad and Loreen and Avi and Shanaz” offers up some real anxiety-inducing bombshells, and although these moments punctuate the half-hour with shock and awe, it’s the dialogue exchanges between various character pairings that provide the most telling aspects.

SNL Ranked: Chris Hemsworth Is an Electric Host

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by Britt Hayes March 8, 2015 @ 9:27 AM
NBC
Chris Hemsworth has shown off his charisma, brawn and even a little wink of humor in the Marvel movie universe, but we’ve never seen him tackle flat-out comedy. Thor takes the SNL stage as this week’s host packing that signature charm and some solid comedic skills. The great time he has hosting the show is so infectious that it makes even the lesser sketches fun to watch. Read on for this week’s SNL rankings, from the best to the least memorable.