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Recap of Rizzoli & Isles’ Goodbye to Lee Thompson Young

Rizzoli & Isles acknowledged the death of their colleague, Lee Thompson Young, on a credit roll in August of 2013, but it was in tonight’s episode, “Goodbye,” where they sadly addressed the death of the character he played — Detective Barry Frost and said goodbye to Lee Thompson Young. Lee, 29, was found dead in his North Hollywood home last August of an apparent suicide. Much of this episode captured real emotion on the part of the cast. The pictures they showed of Lee Thompson Young included ones of him as a little boy and candid shots of the cast having fun. […]

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Rizzoli & Isles Season 5, Episode 1 recap: “A New Day”

When the fourth season of Rizzoli & Isles ended, Jane had dropped a major bombshell on Maura confessing to her that she thinks she’s pregnant. But Maura had her own thing going, as the last minutes found Frankie (Jane’s brother), gathering Maura in his arms for one heck of a kiss with the excuse that if she really wants to check on his split lip … well “here it is up close and in your face.” Maura had put stitches in Frankie’s lip after a fight between the brothers in the Season 4 finale. At the start of  Season 5 […]

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“Pure As the Driven” – Recap of season 2 premiere of Ripper Street

Recap of Season 2 premiere of Ripper Street “Pure As the Driven” (original airdate on BBC America Feb. 22, 2014). There’s a lot to be said for having one writer, one director, one cinematographer – it’s continuity. That’s what makes each episode of Ripper Street look and feel like a movie. Season 2’s premiere “Pure as the Driven” is no exception. It’s a show-and-tell history lesson you’ll love sitting through. [SPOILER ALERT! Don’t read on if you haven’t seen Season 2 premiere yet] Chinatown has come to London and with it, opium, Triads and Chinese immigrants looking for a better […]

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Ripper Street Season 2 returns to BBC America Saturday

BBC America’s Ripper Street Season 2 returns this Saturday, Feb. 22 at 10pm ET/PT with eight new episodes.  This season finds the Metropolitan Police’s H Division battling new evils that threaten to disrupt the delicate peace struck at the end of Season 1.  All the same characters are back, but the pairings have changed. It’s still 2-2-1, but this season, the “1” is Inspector Reid (Matthew MacFadyen, pictured). Joining the cast for Season 2 of Ripper Street is David Costabile (Breaking Bad), Damien Molony (Being Human), Joseph Malwe (Game of Thrones) and Leanne Best (Wire in the Blood). Season 2 […]

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American Horror Story Coven season finale recap

In the American Horror Story Coven season finale, you’d expect things to be wrapped up with a nice little bow. It opens with a Stevie Nicks’ tune (“Seven Wonders,” to be exact, tying in with the episode title of “The Seven Wonders”) and everyone is preparing for the final tradition. Myrtle announces that instead of starting with the easiest of the Seven Wonders, they’re going to start with the most difficult, as she passes around some caviar. In the beginning it is all fun and games, until Madison’s bitch side rears its ugly head, and the result is ugly. She’s […]

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“AHS: Coven” gets back on track with “Go To Hell”

Recap of AHS: Coven Jan 22 episode: After a two episode AHS: Coven detour, tonight’s American Horror Story: Coven “Go To Hell” gets us back on the highway to the Seven Wonders. Between Stevie Nicks, trips to Disneyland and OTC Benadryl, I was thankful my DVR was working so I could watch the last two episodes again, and again. So many witchy women had left, I needed a program to keep score. [SPOILER ALERT – major plot point revealed, so don’t read on if you don’t want to know] But things do get back to normal in this episode, and […]

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Preview: BBC America’s Copper Season 2

“[In Copper Season 2] we wanted to raise the stakes and dive into the 1860s political machine by bringing in a Boss Tweed-like character to shake things up,” says co-creator and executive producer, Tom Fontana. “With the addition of General Brendan Donovan, we reveal a highly volatile faction of old New York City, Tammany Hall, and sink our characters into storylines including counterfeiting, illegal Union Army recruitment, the 13th amendment and its ramifications for ‘freed’ slaves, public health hazards and more. By making the universe a little fuller, it gave us a chance to breathe new life into the history […]

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Major Crimes Season 2 begins June 10 on TNT

Summer is here and so is the art of the deal on Major Crimes. Don’t forget to tune in Monday, June 10 (and set your DVRs), when Capt. Sharon Raydor (Mary McDonnell) and one of television’s best ensemble casts returns for a second season. Seven million viewers watched Major Crimes last year, ranking Major Crimes as basic cable’s No. 1 new series of 2012. As their second season opens, Lt. Provenza (GW Bailey) continues to drop hints about retiring while Lt. Flynn (Tony Denison) commits to 10,000 steps a day to help his health. Rusty (Graham Patrick Martin) has settled […]

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“The Closer” Recap: Elysian Fields I Dread

By Anna Belle The term “Elysian Fields” has numerous meanings. In Greek mythology, the Elysian Fields in Elysium were the final resting place of the souls of the heroic and the virtuous. The Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris means the Avenue of the Elysian Fields. There’s an Elysian Fields Avenue in New Orleans as there is a city in Texas called Elysian Fields. These are just a few Elysian Fields references I know. When I googled “Elysian Fields” I found about 10 or more. It’s no wonder I felt a sense of dread after seeing the title and watching the […]

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“The Closer” Recap: Capt. Raydor’s In … Not Out

By Anna Belle The last couple of episodes of “The Closer” have definitely been worth watching and entertaining, but I haven’t been blogging about them. I apologize for this but I’m sure you’ve been kept abreast of what’s been happening through tnt.tv (you can watch complete episodes at this site). “Strike Three” starts out with the sound of a helicopter circling over a crime scene, a sound that’s unmistakable if you’ve ever been in a large metropolitan city with helicopter traffic. The police helicopter first reports on a victim down and upon circling the scene again and in reply to […]