Bates Motel Season 4, Episode 4 “Lights of Winter”

Here’s what happened on the Bates Motel Season 4, Episode 4 “Lights of Winter” After Norma convinces Norman to commit himself he rats her out to his psychiatrist, Dr. Edwards, telling him that it is really Norma who’s crazy and killing people. Feeling this confession is enough to get him released from Pineview, Norman is determined to figure out a way to make a private phone call. With the help of his new buddy Julian, Norman calls Dylan to warn him about the truth of “mother” and asks him to keep a watchful eye over her until he gets home. […]

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A&E’s 60 Days In “Fight Face” recap: It’s been 10 o’clock for seven years

It’s just another beautiful day in the Clark County Jail, brought to you by the well-intentioned but foolhardy cast of A&E’s 60 Days In. In economic news today, Forbes reports that it’s still MOB: Money Over Bitches!! Read more of our 60 Days In recaps here! It’s Episode 4 of 60 Days In, and the show has really hit its stride with “Fight Face.” I no longer care that Robert is probably an actor planted in the cast. [Update: Bingo!] I’m willing to put up with a little reality TV fakery just for the other inmates’ priceless responses to his […]

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A&E’s 60 Days In “Cell Shock” recap: Show us your tots!

OH, HELL YES! Our favorite Amish Mafia guy is actually joining C-Pod!! I can’t wait to learn his name or find out what he’s in for. Read more of our 60 Days In recaps here! Episode 3 of A&E’s 60 Days In, “Cell Shock,” starts pretty much as expected. “Robert is doing everything wrong,” says Capt. Scottie Maples. Robert is an imbecile, or at least he plays one on TV. Robert’s a danger to himself and anyone who befriends him, like poor, poor DiAundré here, who just wanted to eat his meal in peace like a female but instead gets socked […]

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A&E’s 60 Days In “First Timers” recap: Straight Outta D Pod!

In Episode 2 of A&E’s 60 Days In, “First Timers,” the plot thickens, Zac’s just chillin’ and Robert’s booty tightens as his cover story falls apart. Read more of our 60 Days In recaps here! I love this guy. He looks like a less resourceful member of the Amish Mafia. I we get to check in on him every episode. Let’s see how our volunteer prisoners are doing this week. Zac’s pretty good at this jail thing. Maybe a little too good. He’s smart enough to keep his mouth shut. He can keep his story straight. He doesn’t immediately look like […]

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A&E’s 60 Days In recap: Welcome to the Thunder Dome!

Welcome to the first recap of A&E’s 60 Days In (Thursdays at 10pm ET/PT), a.k.a. So You Think You Can Survive Two Months In Prison. To be clear, I am not watching and recapping 60 Days In because I care about prison reform or the rights of the incarcerated. Nor am I pursuing a technical college evening degree program in Correctional Science or any of that. On the list of things that I worry about on a daily basis, prison conditions are 36,447th. No, I’m 100 percent in this thing for making wise-ass commentary (perhaps you are familiar with my work?) about reality show participants […]

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A&E’s 60 Days In: Would you go to jail just to be on TV?

I give credit for A&E on this one. I haven’t seen a docuseries quite like 60 Days In. This unscripted series, premiering Thursday, March 10, at 9pm ET/PT, follows seven non-convicts who enter the dangerous world of incarceration at the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Ind., in an effort to expose internal issues and what really happens behind bars. As a result of the facility’s recent corrupt history, Sheriff Jamey Noel has devised a program where the participants will live among the facility’s general population for 60 days without officers, fellow inmates or staff knowing their secret. The show’s producers […]

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Damien Thorn is back, and he’s actually pretty hot (thank you Bradley James)

Damien Thorn was a bad, bad little boy. There was nothing pretty about that kid, well, until he grew up. The 1976 horror film The Omen provides the backstory to A&E’s new series Damien, airing Mondays at 10pmET/9pmCT. The series picks up 25 years later following a handsome Damien — courtesy of sexy Brit Bradley James — who is now a war photojournalist on assignment in a hot zone in the Middle East. Glen Mazzara serves as the series creator and executive producer and brings the same level of suspense and gore as he did to his former series The […]


Epic adaptation of “War and Peace” simulcast across A&E, History and Lifetime

Leo Tolstoy’s epic novel War and Peace always seemed like one of those books that people like to claim to have read but may not have actually done so, mainly given its formidable size, clocking in at well over 1,000 pages. If you fall into this category, you’re in luck, as a BBC adaptation of the novel — airing in the United States across the A&E, History and Lifetime networks — condenses the story into its main elements and delivers a strong costume drama the likes of which used to be featured regularly on A&E and History. (Whether or not […]

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“Fear: Buried Alive” is for real – 3 people to be buried, monitored in TV experiment

Originally I thought we had Edgar Allan Poe to thank for the fear surrounding being buried alive, as he penned several stories around the macabre topic. Many movies have depicted the dark, claustrophobic terror as well, leaving us with long-lasting nightmares (think Ryan Reynolds in Buried — don’t worry, this one’s not a major spoiler). TV has touched on the subject, too. The Following‘s Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) started a cult of Poe-inspired killers and buried an FBI agent alive in one episode. The fear of being buried alive isn’t just dramatized fiction. Google the topic and you’ll find plenty of […]


When to catch reruns of O.J. Speaks and The Secret Tapes of the OJ Case

Last night, sister networks A&E and LMN aired back-to-back specials that offered viewers a jaw-dropping look at O.J. Simpson’s deposition tapes from the 1997 civil suit that proved Simpson’s undoing after a criminal court found him not guilty of killing his ex-wife and her friend. If you missed them (or want to watch again), here is when to catch re-airings of O.J. Speaks: The Hidden Tapes and The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story • The Secret Tapes of the O.J. Case: The Untold Story encores Saturday, Oct. 3 at 8pm on A&E and Monday, Oct. 5 at 8pm on LMN. • […]