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Chaos Theory – What an Appropriate Title For the Fourth Installment of The Cleaner

© A&E Network Credit Craig Mathew This was a pretty “clean” episode by my estimate. No strange scenes interjected by writers who may have won bets in an office pool. Minimal Akani involvement. There is also a new level of chaos that has been creeping in a little more each episode – have you noticed it? It’s the demand put on William for a relationship with his wife, his daughter, his son. If you really want some background on issues William is facing as a recovering addict, do some Googling on 12-step programs for addicts and/or alcoholics. Most 12-step programs […]

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"The Cleaner" Episode 2: A Study in Naiveté

Submitted By KiKi Vanderhousen There are so many sides to the drug world, if you viewed it from above, it would look more like an octagon, than a triangle or square. In the second episode of The Cleaner, viewers got a glimpse of several sides – drug mule, distributor, user/mule. Websters defines “naiveté” as “the quality or state of being naive.” You could count on both hands the people who fit that profile in the Ragdolls episode. I would have to say I had more than 2 or 3 views of the drug world in my time. Yet when it […]

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Complex Characters, Real Life Drama or Too Much to Believe?

Submitted by KiKi Vanderhousen I, along with many others, watched the much anticipated premiere of The Cleaner. I, along with many others, was not disappointed. From what I’ve seen on the AETV.com community boards, comments have been favorable. And it’s the comments from the public, the people who actually watch the show, that will determine the success of the show. Judging by what the critics have to say, some say yah, some say nay. Read some of their pieces and you’d think they watched all of 10 minutes of a screener and no more. Thank “God” I’m more three dimensional […]

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The Two Coreys: Lost Boy

After one Corey-less Sunday (unless you count last week’s reruns, which we don’t), we’re back with a recap of the fifth episode of the season. It begins with Corey Feldman and Susie looking back on last episode’s dinner with Corey Haim and looking ahead to the filming reshoots for Lost Boys: The Tribe — which, by the way, is scheduled to be released July 29 on DVD and Blu-Ray. A day before the shoot, the Coreys go back for another session of couples therapy with Dr. Nicki Monti. It’s a veritable love-fest and Dr. Monti calls them out on it. […]

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The Two Coreys: Career Moves and Making Amends

It’s another week, and we’ve got two more episodes of The Two Coreys to dissect. “Career Moves” begins with Corey Haim trying to get his career back on track. Wait, hasn’t he been here before? OK, that was a lame excuse to show a video most of us have already seen, but does it ever really get old? Anyway, Haim can’t get work without a publicist and he can’t get a publicist, he thinks, without an assistant — so he sets out to hire a personal assistant to make a few calls on his behalf. Based on his phone conversations […]

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The Two Coreys: Showdown and Couples Therapy

Posted by Mike The last time we saw the Coreys, this happened. As a result, as we head into the Season 2 premieres of A&E’s The Two Coreys (we get two episodes this week, “Showdown” and “Couples Therapy”), the Felddog and the Haimster haven’t seen each other in six months. Seriously, if Congress has time to investigate Roger Clemens and the steroids issue in baseball, surely it could have intervened to get the Coreys back together. Fortunately, we have reality TV to once again step in where government has failed us. “Showdown” begins with Haim returning to Los Angeles from […]

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Dog The Bounty Hunter: The Dog Gets Muzzled.

I’m about the biggest fan of Dog The Bounty Hunter, ever. Well I was, anyway. I mean, I still love the show and what now appears to be the character Duane Chapman played when the cameras were rolling. But the man, himself? I’m not sure what to think. For Dog’s detractors, it seems pretty simple: the man is a red-neck, grammar-be-damned, dictatorial racist. Period. Maybe you have it in you to feel for him a little that it was his own son who sold a private conversation for personal gain. Possibly for love. Possibly because he was denied a spot […]