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‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ Review: ‘Aftershocks’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 3, 2015 @ 9:00 PM
Marvel / ABC
Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. assembles its eleventh Season 2 installment with 2015 premiere “Aftershocks,” as Coulson and the works to draw out Hydra leadership, while Skye struggles to understand her new Inhuman abilities, and Bobbi conceals a secret from the team.

‘Better Call Saul’ Review: ‘Alpine Shepherd Boy’

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by Britt Hayes March 2, 2015 @ 10:33 PM
AMC
A prequel, when done correctly, isn’t a series of not-so-subtle winks and nods and “Hey, remember this?” moments (looking at you, Gotham). When successful, a prequel not only helps us to better understand a character and his/her motivations, but adds additional and perhaps needed shading, taking them from a character with maybe only one or a few dimensions, to a more fully-formed being. Better Call Saul may not have the same sense of urgency or momentum as its predecessor, but its study of character is no less interesting, proving some of that aforementioned shading to a guy we mainly knew as a sly lawyer and sometimes sleaze.

‘Gotham’ Review: ‘Everyone Has a Cobblepot’

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick March 2, 2015 @ 9:31 PM
FOX
FOX’s Gotham detects its 18th installment in “Everyone Has a Cobblepot,” as Gordon re-teams with Harvey Dent (Nicholas D'Agosto) to investigate police corruption, while Fish Mooney locks wits with the deadly Dr. Dulmacher (Colm Feore), and Bruce deals with the aftermath of Alfred's shooting.

‘Girls’ Review: ‘Ask Me My Name’

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by Britt Hayes March 1, 2015 @ 8:30 PM
HBO
Manipulation, resentment and deceit are the central conceits at the heart of this week’s Girls. Hannah attempts to be friends with Adam, and this overture is both genuine and disingenuous at the same time, highlighting the conflicting emotions that go into such well-meaning and painful post-break-up trials. And while Lena Dunham’s anxiety-ridden performance captures the vast array of emotions during this period, it’s Gillian Jacobs’ exceptionally complex performance as Mimi-Rose that ultimately steals the show, proving the hinge around which Adam and Hannah pivot.

SNL Ranked: Dakota Johnson Is Fifty Shades of Great

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by Britt Hayes March 1, 2015 @ 9:08 AM
NBC
Dakota Johnson truly impressed in Fifty Shades of Grey, bringing genuine humor and personality to a character who was entirely humorless and lifeless on the page. But can her likability and seemingly effortless talents translate to a solid hosting stint on SNL? Read on for this week's SNL sketches ranked from the greatest to the not-so-great.

‘The Last Man on Earth’ Review: Will Forte Takes Lord and Miller Through the Comedy Apocalypse

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick February 27, 2015 @ 4:45 PM
FOX
FOX's Will Forte-led 'The Last Man on Earth' brings the apocalypse anew this Sunday, but is Lord and MIller's latest a comedy triumph or desolate wasteland? We give you an early insight with our spoiler-free review!

HBO’s ‘The Jinx’: A Great Place to Get Your True Crime Fix Until the Next Season of ‘Serial’

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by Matt Singer February 27, 2015 @ 10:18 AM
HBO
40 million. That’s the staggering number of downloads the Serial podcast racked up by the end of its first season in December of 2014. The show crossed over from popular podcast to full-blown cultural phenomenon. It launched a thousand thinkpieces, lit up social media, and jumpstarted legal proceedings in a cold case. Hell, even my parents listened to it. It must have been big.

‘Parks and Recreation’ Series Finale Review: ‘One Last Ride’ Parts 1 and 2

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by Britt Hayes February 24, 2015 @ 11:32 PM
NBC
After six years and seven wonderful seasons, Parks and Recreation comes to an end. A series finale is similar to a memorial service, in that it’s often more for those attending (the fans) than for the departed (or departing, in this case) party. But Mike Schur, Amy Poehler and the fine folks behind and in front of the scenes at Parks and Rec managed to give us a finale that served not only its viewers, but itself and its characters. That’s no easy feat. How many times can one person cry during an hour of television? Watch the Parks and Rec finale to find out.