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'Chuck' recap: Love in the time of pentothal

Season 1 | Episode 8 | “Chuck Versus the Truth” | Aired Nov 12, 2007

This episode of our favorite spy comedy is all about forced honesty and unsuccessful sexy times (not at the same time). We’ll break this recap up into three sections: Harry Tang, Lou, and Spy Stuff. And then a fun quotes section!

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'Friday Night Lights' recap: Daddy issues

Season 1 | Episode 14 | “Upping the Ante” | Aired Jan 31, 2007

So, how many of you are watching Friday Night Lights for the first time? Are you hooked yet? Are you starting to understand my undying love for Tim Riggins? This episode, “Upping the Ante,” is a big turning point in the way the audience gets to see Tim. Up until now, there have been small breadcrumbs thrown out about who Tim’s parents are and where they went. But here, we finally get to see the way the family dynamic is set up. Billy, as the older brother, has a much clearer picture of the kind of man their father is.

Tim, despite his apparent toughness and indifference to most things, still holds onto the idea that he was a good man who must have had his reasons for leaving. When Tim needs a parent’s signature to avoid losing his driver’s license, Billy can’t stop him from going to seek out their dad. He warns Tim not to get drunk with him and to leave as soon as he gets what he needs. From the moment Tim see his father, though, it’s clear that he has been desperate for this connection. Read More

'Alias' nostalgia react: So much spy stuff in the season 1 finale

This week, I watched episode 22 of Alias. It’s been a whole season, and it feels a little like the end of summer camp. When I started watching Alias, I was really excited. I had heard great things from other TV lovers and thought I was in for the ride of my life, or at least a really good ride.

I’ll admit there were times when the fun lagged, when I wanted to write home and beg my mom to come pick me up, or at least to send some decent snacks to power me through. But by the end, I had really come around. Alias and I feel like old friends now. If Green Day’s “Good Riddance” were playing, it would actually be like the end of summer camp.Read More

'Gilmore Girls' nostalgia recap: Love ain't easy

Season 2 | Episode 2 | “Hammer and Veils” | Originally aired Oct 9, 2001

The second half of the season 2 premiere of Gilmore Girls shows Lorelai struggling to tell her parents that she’s engaged, as well as decide what kind of veil she should wear. Meanwhile, Rory has another fight with Dean and has trouble with her extracurriculars. Before we get started and break this episode down in all its 2001 glory, lets send our minds to Stars Hollow. (Yes, we will include this video every week—you’re welcome.)

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Podcast: 'Clear Lists, Full Drafts, Can't Lose,' episode 14—Top 10 shows of 2014

Welcome to episode 14 of Clear Lists, Full Drafts, Can’t Losethe only podcast for fantasy television drafts! Forget fantasy football—join us for fantasy TV.

It is the second week of our year end holiday awards, the Clearlys! Last week, we discussed our favorite TV characters of 2014. This time around, we are looking at a more classic listBrooke, Joey, and I are breaking down our top 10 favorite shows of 2014.Read More

Fandom Friday: Go on a ride-along with your favorite TV action hero

It’s another Fandom Friday!

As a child of the ’80s, I loved the no-nonsense action hero who usually shot first, asked questions later, and always managed to take down the bad guys at the end. But in the ’90s, the world was no longer so black and white. Hollywood followed suit, and the action heroes became more contemplative, more flawed, and less inclined to pull the trigger before asking some tough questions.

Thankfully, television has come in to save the day. While the real world still provides drama tinted in shades of gray, TV gives us a way to escape and go on a journey with the heroes we wish existed in real life.

Now imagine that you have won the golden ticket, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to shadow one of your favorite TV action heroes. Whom would you choose? Read More

'Two and a Half Men' recap: Christmas-fu

Season 12 | Episode 8 | “Clockwise in the Back Hole Until Tight” | Aired Dec 18, 2014

The Christmas edition of Two and a Half Men starts out with Walden, Alan, and Louis out on the beach preparing a Christmas greeting-card picture of them dressed up as the three wise men. Louis looks adorable with his mini-beard and box full of gold, while Walden, who is clearly annoyed with being out in the hot sun and dressed in thick robes and beards, says, “It’s 88 degrees out. I don’t have myrrh, unless it’s the Biblical term for swamp ass.”

When the picture is about to snap, Alan gets hit in the “lower extremities” by a volleyball and two bikini-clad women run up to apologize. While Alan is recovering, the ladies mistake them for wearing Duck Dynasty costumes and are immediately smitten with Louis and how cute he is. Louis offers them his box of fake gold and the ladies just melt. “First cute girl he meets and he’s already giving away his money,” Walden says.Read More

The 7 best and worst monsters of 'Grimm,' season 4

NBC’s Grimm debuted an impressive lineup of new wesen so far this season. Season 4 featured everything from komodo dragon lizards who sacrifice couples and enjoy working with scrap metal in their spare time, to goblin children who have a hankering for fruitcake and are drawn to Christmas decorations.

We’re using the winter hiatus as an opportunity to look back at the wesen we’ve been introduced to so far this season. Let’s break down the good, the bad, and—well, all of them are ugly.

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'The Mindy Project' react: Should Mindy and Danny get engaged?

The Mindy Project‘s Mindy Lahiri (Mindy Kaling) and Danny Castellano (Chris Messina) have firmly cemented themselves as one of the cutest sitcom couples of all time, and the show’s third season seems to be rapidly ushering them toward the altar. Mindy talks about driving their hypothetical son to Mexico in the back of a chicken truck if he gets arrested for having a bar fight in the Hamptons. Danny likes seeing Mindy on a Staten Island porch.

Mindy is open about being ready to move in with and marry Danny, and he nearly popped the question in the fall finale. At this point, the writers have spent too much time teasing the possibility of a Lahiri-Castellano engagement to not see it through. Clearly, wedding bells are in the offing, and it’s fair to assume that we’ll see a proposal before the season ends. But as a TV couple, would marriage be a huge mistake for these two?Read More

'Mom' fall finale react: Comedy gets serious

Season 2 | Episode 8 | “Free Therapy and a Dead Lady’s Yard Sale” | Aired Aug 18, 2014

EW Community contributors Tamar Barbash, Sundi Rose Holt, and Julia Alexander are chatting about each new episode of Mom this season. Here are our thoughts about “Free Therapy and a Dead Lady’s Yard Sale.”

Julia: Ladies, tonight’s episode of Mom got pretty dark. What did you think of it?

Tamar: I thought it was this show at its best.

Sundi: I agree. Tonight really pushed the limits of what we can accept from a comedy.Read More


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