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‘The Legend of Korra’ Book 4 Review: "Enemy at the Gates"

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by Matt Patches October 31, 2014 @ 11:30 AM
Nickelodeon
'The Legend of Korra' imparts an important lesson as it barrels towards its ending, leaving younger audience members to grow into the news-digesting, opinion-spouting, inevitably partisan Internet beings they'll grow up to be: World politics are hard. Impossible, maybe. Every situation is a lose-lose. There are no rights and wrongs because one side of the conflict is always right and always wrong. A major leader's decision will inevitably piss people off. The response can never be “the right way.”

'American Horror Story: Freak Show' Review: "Edward Mordrake, Part 2"

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by Britt Hayes October 30, 2014 @ 12:19 AM
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.

'Arrow' Review: "The Magician"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 29, 2014 @ 9:23 PM
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).

'BoJack Horseman' is Netflix's Best Original Show

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by Jacob Hall October 29, 2014 @ 2:04 PM
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.

'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' Review: "A Fractured House"

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by Kevin Fitzpatrick October 28, 2014 @ 10:40 PM
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).

'The Flash' Review: 'Going Rogue'

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by Ryan McGee October 28, 2014 @ 9:32 PM
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.

'Boardwalk Empire' Review: "Eldorado"

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by Britt Hayes October 27, 2014 @ 1:05 PM
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.