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'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: "Test of Strength"

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by Britt Hayes November 20, 2014 @ 12:22 PM
FX
Welcome to another episode of ‘Soap Opera: Freak Show,’ in which we’ve (hopefully) reached peak melodrama. Although Jessica Lange’s Elsa subdues herself somewhat in “Test of Strength,” allowing for more theatrical performances from the father/son bonding of Michael Chiklis’ Dell and Evan Peters’ Jimmy, there’s still way too much heightened drama and not enough of that horror that the show’s title promises. And where’s all the bonkers weirdness that we’ve come to love from Ryan Murphy and Co.? This season has worked itself into a woefully boring rut.

‘Arrow’ Review: “Draw Back Your Bow”

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 19, 2014 @ 9:34 PM
The CW
‘Arrow’ season 3 lets loose its seventh installment of the year with “Draw Back Your Bow,” as Oliver tangles with obsessed “Cupid” Carrie Cutter (Amy Gumenick), while Felicity finds herself in an unexpected encounter with Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh), and Thea auditions DJs for the club’s reopening.

‘Flash’ Review: “The Flash is Born”

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by Ryan McGee November 19, 2014 @ 7:44 AM
TheCW
It’s never good to try to predict things when it comes to serialized television shows. And it’s an especially bad idea when those predictions involve something as slippery as time travel. But that’s where we are a scant six episodes into ‘The Flash,’ as tonight’s epilogue all but confirms what most of us have been thinking all along. This show is many things, but “subtle” isn’t exactly one of those.

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Review: “The Things We Bury”

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 18, 2014 @ 10:45 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ assembles its eighth season 2 installment in “The Things We Bury,” as Coulson dips back into ‘Agent Carter‘ (Hayley Aywell)’s past for clues to beating Hydra in the race to uncover an ancient secret, while Ward kidnaps his senator brother Christian (Tim DeKay) for a violent trip down memory lane.

‘Gotham’ Review: “Harvey Dent”

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick November 17, 2014 @ 8:00 PM
FOX
FOX’s ‘Gotham’ detects its ninth installment in “Harvey Dent,” as Gordon turns to the city’s trustworthy ADA (Nicholas D’Agosto) for help solving the Wayne murders, while Bruce and Alfred take in Selina Kyle as a witness to the crime, and Penguin unravel’s Fish Mooney’s plot against Falcone.

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: "Bullseye"

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by Britt Hayes November 13, 2014 @ 10:21 AM
FX
We seem to have officially hit our lull in this season of 'American Horror Story' -- every year there comes a point when the melodrama takes over for an episode or two, when the horror takes a backseat to the scenery chewing. This week Jessica Lange goes full-on Joan Crawford in her role of Elsa Mars, and that's not really a bad thing (hello 'Mommie Dearest'!), but the familial dynamics overtake the macabre wackiness and the end result is a bit tedious.