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Shameless Season 6, Episode 2 Recap: #AbortionRules

Shameless Season 6, Episode 2 Recap: #AbortionRules

Last week Fiona found out the truth that Debs was keeping her pregnancy from her. Let’s recap how that went down with a recap of Shameless Season 6, Episode 2: #AbortionRules. Fiona & Sean: Waking up all stressed out with the newly acquired truth that Debs is actually knocked up, Sean tries to get Fiona to relax by doing naughty things to her and forcing himself on her. No, not in a rape way, in that loving “you really need to relax” boyfriend way. So she gives in, and then it’s quick to rise (no pun intended) so that she … Continue reading

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Meet the women beside the powerful men of Showtime’s “Billions”

Meet the women beside the powerful men of Showtime's "Billions"

Showtime’s timely new drama Billions taps into current concerns about income inequality and the tendency of some in the financial sector to not play completely by the rules when it comes to acquiring their fortunes. The fact that the series is cowritten and -executive produced by Too Big to Fail author Andrew Ross Sorkin probably plays a part in this. The show also focuses heavily on the tendency of many, especially men, in this sector to be obsessed with macho posturing and a desire to remain an “alpha,” a phrase that is uttered a number of times in the pilot … Continue reading

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5 Questions With … Emmy Rossum of “Shameless”

5 Questions With ... Emmy Rossum of "Shameless"

Showtime’s Shameless is currently airing its sixth season, and the Gallagher clan is as messed up as ever. At the end of Season 5, Emmy Rossum’s character, Fiona, was a newlywed — and newly dumped — who had confessed her unrequited love to her boss. In addition to those issues, she has to contend with the exploits of her deadbeat dad, Frank (played by William H. Macy). Rossum revealed that she stores up a lot of emotion before her character unleashes one of her signature tirades against Frank, saying, “I feel like I save up everything that happens in my … Continue reading

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#TCA16: Showtime announces “Shameless” Season 7 renewal

#TCA16: Showtime announces "Shameless" Season 7 renewal

Showtime made several announcements regarding its new and returning series at the 2016 TCA Winter Press Tour: House of Lies Season 5 premieres April 10. House of Lies is currently filming an episode of the new season in Havana, Cuba, the first time an American scripted series will be shot in the country since the U.S. and Cuba restored diplomatic relations last summer. Season 3 of Penny Dreadful premieres May 1. Patti LuPone returns as a series regular in the new role of Dr. Seward, an American therapist. Wes Studi joins as a series regular as Kaetenay, an intense, enigmatic Native … Continue reading

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Shameless Season 6, Premiere recap: “I Only Miss Her When I’m Breathing”

Shameless Season 6, Premiere recap: “I Only Miss Her When I'm Breathing”

Shameless is back, yay! Will it be as good as seasons past? Let’s dive in and see with the Shameless Season 6 premiere recap: “I Only Miss Her When I’m Breathing” Frank: Still mourning the loss of Bianca, we find him passed out at her grave. The nice crypt keeper tries to kick him out, but Frank is blabbing on about Bianca. The cemetery worker in turn expresses sympathy for Frank’s loss and tells him that his daughter would want him to move on. Frank explains that she wasn’t his daughter, but was the light of his life, his sun, … Continue reading

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The Affair Season 2 finale recap: One for all …

The Affair Season 2 finale recap: One for all ...

WARNING: If you have not watched The Affair Season 2 finale and do not want to know who killed Scott Lockhart, do not ready any further. I’m serious. Not … another … word. That said, no matter which of the likely suspects you had your cash on (unless it was Whitney. Whitney doesn’t drive, people!), odds are good you’re, at least in part, correct. Depending, I guess, on whose version of events you believe. Only one, however, exonerates Noah. We  open in the present, where Detective Jeffries has returned to the scene of the crime — the roadside spot with … Continue reading

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Why I Should Binge-Watch Dexter

Why I Should Binge-Watch Dexter

WHAT IS Dexter ABOUT? Who is in it? Why is it binge-worthy? Must-sees That line was so great A dark, intense and often-twisted mystery/crime drama series inspired by Darkly Dreaming Dexter, the first in a series of novels by author Jeff Lindsay. The story revolves around a character named Dexter Morgan, a forensics expert and blood-splatter specialist who works for the Miami police department. Dexter is a twisted, psychologically damaged individual – and, as it turns out, a vigilante serial killer who metes out justice by tracking down and killing murderers or other heinous individuals who have managed to slip … Continue reading

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The Affair Season 2 episode 11 recap: This much is true…

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With just one episode left in The Affair Season 2 (and a third season newly confirmed by Showtime), Montauk returns to the forefront of the story. Cole and Luisa seek Cherry’s approval and a place to marry. Alison realizes there is no place like home. And Noah realizes she doesn’t mean a New York City high-rise. But we begin in the courtroom, where Cole is on the stand. The prosecution asks him to recount the night Noah threatened to kill Scotty for knocking Whitney up, and Gottlief does his best to admit get the guy to admit he hates his former … Continue reading

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The Affair season 2 episode 10 recap: Daddy issues

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With just two episodes of The Affair Season 2 to go, the past and the present are converging, with Scotty Lockhart’s death still squarely in the middle. We open episode 10 in the now, as Noah, Alison and Gottlief pull up to the courthouse for Noah’s trial to find a media circus looming. Helen walks by with Dr. Vic (really, Helen? He’s hot, but ew!). Gottlief tells Noah and Alison to follow him and not talk to anyone. Then it’s time for Noah’s perspective on a day a year after last week’s events, when we left him stranded in the hurricane the night … Continue reading

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The Affair Season 2 episode 9 recap: Reckoning — or when it rains, it pours

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On this week’s The Affair, we spend a 24-hour (or thereabouts) stretch with all four of our main characters as a hurricane bears down on New York, lending extra drama to the myriad bad decisions that abound. The Lockhart case doesn’t really factor in at all. It’s just four people and the choices they make … and what it might say about them. 1 p.m. After a quick look at Alison cleaning her fridge, we begin with Helen, who is in a wine bar, waiting for a Tinder date. Deciding he isn’t about to show, she gets her check and does … Continue reading

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