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The Tudors: This Season The Heads Will Roll

One of the interesting “facts” about history is that it is subject to plenty of creative editing through the ages. As an example, if you were a petty lord in King Henry’s court, would you be discussing the sexual exploits of your lusty young monarch in any but the most glowing and polite terms? Doubtful, particularly since Henry, having been driven to distraction and possibly madness by the lovely Anne, is acting a bit like a loose cannon — at least he does in the opening episode of this season’s Tudors and the action has only just begun. (Spoiler alert […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Patriots And Tyrants

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 7, “Patriots and Tyrants”: Jake and Hawkins have one final opportunity to prove to the independent Texas government that they hold the evidence to one of the biggest conspiracies in history … but first they’ll have to get past the Cheyenne government. What we kind of suspected was officially announced this week by CBS: The March 25th episode of Jericho will be the series finale. Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program; we simply wish there were more. We thank an engaged and spirited fan base for keeping the show alive […]

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Getting Lost: “Meet Kevin Johnson” Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg Before we get started, we remind you that, like Michael, we will be going away for a while. But, also like Michael, we’ll be back — the week of April 24, when Lost returns to ABC at its new time, 10pm ET. Unlike Michael, we’ll try not to run around yelling “Walt!” at all times between now and then. Last week’s teaser trailer promised that someone would die this week. Two people did. The catch is, nobody said anything about it being someone we actually cared about. (Is anyone but Alex really going to miss […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 12

Posted by: haro1d Well, that was interesting. In one of the most comical episodes of OTH in the series’ entire run: 1) Lucas’ mom returned — with Andy, the multi-gazillionaire (Knew he would show up again.) and Lucas’ little sister. 2) It was the big day. Lucas’ and Lindsey’s wedding. A lot of fretting went on beforehand, a lot of talking to Peyton, hoping she wouldn’t flip out. (And naturally, they showed the version of the wedding WITH Peyton flipping out, then showed that it was only going on in Peyton’s mind.) And after all of that hubbub — and […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Sedition

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 6, “Sedition”: Following the Rangers’ decision to take justice into their own hands, Major Beck goes to extreme measures to prove he’s in complete control of the town, while Hawkins receives a call from Chavez telling him that it’s time to transport the bomb. The Rangers are in hiding and Major Beck is on the warpath after the killing of Goetz. Jake surrenders, taking the fall for Stanley. Jake offers himself up in exchange for amnesty for the other Rangers, but Beck will have none of it. Jake is hooded and taken off […]

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Getting Lost: “Meet Kevin Johnson” Preview

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg Just a quick note before we get on with the preview: This week’s episode of Lost is the last one until April 24, when ABC moves the show to its new time slot at 10pm ET. Hopefully “Meet Kevin Johnson” will give us something to think about over the five weeks between new episodes. The teaser trailer following last week’s episode told us that someone will die this week. We’re on record as predicting Claire. Or Sawyer. Maybe someone else. We’re wishy-washy like that. There are only so many characters left whose death would have […]

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Getting Lost: “Ji Yeon” Review

Posted by Mike and johnnysweeptheleg To paraphrase Flight of the Conchords, “We’re not crying. It’s just been raining … on our face.” Last night’s episode, “Ji Yeon,” delivered a shocker, as we found out that Jin does not make it off the island alive. In all the frantic deactivation of poison gas, Back to the Future-esque time travel and elaborate reconstruction of crash sites, it’s easy to forget that Lost has always been a show about characters. Real people with real emotions — at least within the context of a fictional series. This season has already given us two near-perfect […]

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New Amsterdam’s Dishy Immortal

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. A lot of name for a lot of guy. Waldau (excuse the lack of hyphen here, but he’s used that lone name in the past) looks at some angles a lot like a young Sean Bean, at others like a clone of Gale Harold. Not bad creds for a man who my eyes tell me will be in the running for People Magazine’s sexiest man award. And, as evidenced in the recent episode, he deserves the title in other ways as well. John Amsterdam, you see, is looking for the right woman to make him mortal again. I’m […]

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Jericho Nuke Notes: Termination For Cause

Posted by Ryan Jericho, Season 2, Episode 5, “Termination for Cause”: Jake and the Rangers square off in a battle for survival against Goetz and Ravenwood, while one of the Rangers takes a course of action that will alter his life forever. We’re down to the last three episodes of the season — probably of the series — so we should be getting all sorts of revelations and resolution, right? Wrong. At least they’re killing off characters. Stanley’s sister Bonnie is dead, killed by Goetz and Ravenwood. Mimi is shot but still alive, and is transported to the hospital. Goetz […]

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One Tree Hill: The Slippery Slope Continues 11

Posted by: haro1d Well, the gang was nearly all there last night, and while there was a bit of typical Tree Hill drama, for the most part, it was a “filler” episode. At its center were the bachelor/bachelorette parties for Lucas and Lindsey, sneakily planned to be at the same time and location so that Nathan and Haley would have to see and talk to each other. (Sounds like a great plan for a party, no?) In business news, Peyton, via her recording label, disbursed her first dividends to investor Brooke — in cash. Rachel, currently attempting to detoxify on […]