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'General Hospital' fan recap: Second time around

Season 54 | Episodes 89–93| Aired Aug 8–13, 2016

Sometimes a character on General Hospital can be written into a corner, be it by death or limited run, but the show really, really likes the actor. And thus viewers are introduced to either the long-lost twin or the new character that just so happens to strongly resemble a completely separate role. The twin arc is currently being covered by Dr. Joe Rivera, Carlos’ estranged twin, who also has a soft spot for Sabrina.

Of course, the hall-of-fame multi-role actor will always be Michael Easton and his five different General Hospital/Port Charles incarnations, but now Chloe Lanier is added to the mix. Chloe first impressed the powers that be, as well as viewers, in her limited 2015 run as young Patricia Spencer during the “how Luke became Fluke” saga. Chloe returns to the show as Nelle Hayes, who may or may not be Josslyn’s mystery kidney donor. Nelle’s intention seems pure, but is anything really ever as it seems in Port Charles?

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5 old-school, back-to-school cartoons that will help you relive your childhood

It’s back-to-school time! If you were like me as a kid, I hated late August to early September, because that meant that I had to get rid of my comfortable summer schedule and head back to the classroom. Unfortunately, lots of kids are doing just that, since many schools around the country are now back in session. As a kid, I knew I needed incentive to make it through the school week, and Saturday morning cartoons were usually what I looked forward to every weekday until the weekend finally came.

Cartoons seemed to understand the malaise of school and sought to give audiences a fun, inventive take on a place they dreaded being. Here are five such cartoons that are set in school or are about school, but were so popular that they were able to teach and/or engage the kids of my generation with ease.

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'Marco Polo' fan recap: 'Lullaby'

Season 2 | Episode 5 | “Lullaby” | Aired Jul 1, 2016

Halfway through the second season of Marco Polo, the stakes continue to rise. The threats become more threatening as each minute passes. The treachery, lies, and deceit run rampant through Kublai’s empire, although no one seems to know where to point the finger of blame.

Marco Polo suspects Ahmad’s plot to murder Kublai and voices his theory to Mei Lin, who tries to persuade him to drop the issue entirely. She hints that this situation is much too big for him. After Ahmad threatens Mei Lin and her daughter, Mei Lin tries to show Marco the wall that Ahmad had painted showing him holding Kublai’s severed head.

While it’s interesting to see where Mei Lin and Marco will take their knowledge, “Lullaby” is all about Ahmad.

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'Tyrant' fan react: The beginning of the end of Bassam's presidency

Season 3 | Episode 6 | “Truth and Dignity” | Aired Aug 10, 2016

I’m calling it; this episode was the first moment in the drawn-out death throes of Bassam’s presidency. Leila said it herself: In terms of being a father, his need for vengeance is understandable. But in terms of being a president, his lust for blood makes him terrible at leading a country to a new future. Now that Leila has resigned in protest, she’s going to release the Kraken on Bassam’s presidency. I’m not sure whose support she’ll gain, but she’s bound to gain a lot. However, she’ll have to contend with whoever is spying on her and her military beau.

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'Suits' fan react: Episode 5 legal briefs

Season 6 | Episode 5 | “Truth” | Aired Aug 10, 2016

“Truth” was all about forming alliances. It seems like everyone put themselves on the line to help someone else. Is Mike’s loyalty rubbing off on the employees of Pearson Specter Litt? Take a look at these legal briefs and decide for yourself.

Specter v. Sutter
Harvey learns that Old Man Sutter is actually Mike’s cellmate Kevin’s father-in-law. You remember him, right? He’s the guy Harvey completely dismissed in the street when he asked Harvey to be his legal council. Whoopsie. Harvey ends up eating crow by “changing his mind” and taking Sutter on as a client. He knows that Kevin is protecting Mike in prison. It’s his only option. I’m sure this shady behavior is going to backfire, but when Mike’s freedom is on the line, Harvey could care less about the future consequences of his immediate actions. Sean Cahill makes sure Harvey knows that if things go south, he’s pulling the plug on their deal.

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A moment in gaming: The identity in ‘The Wolf Among Us’

I love a good plot twist, especially when it adds meaning and depth to a video game. A great story, or even a specific moment, can be the reason people continue talking about a game years after it’s released. Similar to Bioshock’s big reveal, a game’s plot elements — everything from the writing to the twists — can be the big draw that keeps people hooked and debating well afterward. And nothing shows this off better than the episodic-story genre.

In this series, we’ll be looking at iconic moments and games from the video-gaming past. For this week’s edition, we’re turning the page to the very end of an episodic story for one of gaming’s highly debated conclusions: The finale reveal in The Wolf Among Us.

SPOILER WARNING: Plot points, spoilers, and theories will be discussed relating to the story of The Wolf Among Us. If you haven’t played the game yet or don’t want to be spoiled, turn back now!

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Catching up on 'The Mindy Project'

With new episodes of The Mindy Project debuting in October, we thought it would be a good idea to recap some of our favorite storylines from season 4. For those of you who may have missed out on this Hulu darling, here are seven episodes to watch, should you decide to forgo the entire season. Let the record show that I have no idea why anyone would shield his or her life from such an addicting comedy, but I will refrain from dwelling on that thought and trust that you know what you’re doing when it comes to digital entertainment.

Episode 1, “While I Was Sleeping”
In the season 4 premiere, The Mindy Project puts a familiar comedy trope to use: the “what if” episode. Mindy wakes up from a peaceful slumber, only to find out that she’s in another timeline. What if she hadn’t fallen for Danny? How would her life played out? She’d be married to Joseph Gordon-Levitt for one. Not bad, Dr. Lahiri. Not bad.Read More


'Suits' season 6 is anything but locked up

Season 6 of Suits is different, but make no mistake about it, the USA series is as good as it has ever been.

The program took a huge leap creatively when it allowed Mike Ross to walk into prison in the season 5 finale, and that was throwing down the gauntlet. If Suits was going to make that bold move, then season 6 had to back it up and prove to the audience that it was worth doing and worth following. And five episodes in, there’s no doubt that it has. The change of scenery hasn’t stopped Suits from being as well-written, well-acted, and watchable as we’ve come to expect from a show that should have a Harvey Specter–esque mantel of awards right now.

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5 more DC superheroes we want to see on The CW

Are more superheroes always better? Not in movies, where there’s only so much screen time to go around, and a large cast of costumed characters can more easily lead to some characters getting neglected (see: Psylocke in X-Men: Apocalypse) than allow things to work out well for all involved (as in Captain America: Civil War).

It’s a different story on TV, where there are more hours to fill and plenty of room for guest stars to come and go. That’s especially true of the DC shows on The CW, which are steadily building a universe where dozens of heroes and villains coexist.

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Calista Flockhart as Cat Grant on Supergirl

Why 'Supergirl' needed Cat Grant back

Supergirl has everything it needs to take flight this fall on The CW. While much was made about the drop-off in audience during its freshman season on CBS, the fact remains that if the 6 million viewers who watched the season 1 finale tune in for season 2, it would instantly become the most-watched show on its new network.

Melissa Benoist has been a perfectly charming lead, and the writing managed to weave a solid if not spectacular blend of action, drama, and continuing subplots more often than not. Kara’s love life even had certain, dare I say, CW-esque qualities to it.

Throw all of that together with the benefits of closer ties to other DC superheroes on TV — indeed, Arrow‘s Stephen Amell has already teased a four-way crossover for the fall — and you’ve got the recipe for at least enough success to make the decision-makers happy they brought Supergirl back. And yet it almost lacked a key ingredient.

It nearly missed Cat Grant.

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TV Families | EW.com
Mark Harris
February 23, 1990 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Bradys are back, with a passel of 90’s hassles. Do they represent the typical American Family? Did they ever? Who does? Stare and compare!

Kind Of Family
TheBradyBunch 1969-74: Blended
The Bradys 1990-: Enormous
Married…With Children 1987-: Postnuclear
Thirtysomething 1987-: Extended
The Flintstones 1960-66: Modern Stone Age

Family Pet
The Brady Bunch: Tiger
The Bradys: Alice
Married…With Children: Buck
Thirtysomething: Grendel
The Flintstones: Dino

Typical Guest Star
The Brady Bunch: Davey Jones
The Bradys: There’s no room
Married…With Children: Sam Kinison
Thirtysomething: Carly Simon
The Flintstones: Ann Margrock

Expression Of Joy
The Brady Bunch: Groovy!
The Bradys: Ritual hugging
Married…With Children: ”Oh, great.”
Thirtysomething: ”Of course I’m happy for you. Really. But what about me? Why does it always have to be about you?
The Flintstones: ”Yabba-dabba doo

Expression Of Rage

The Brady Bunch: ”Hmmm…”
The Bradys: ”If you back away from something you really want, then you’re a quitter!” (the angriest any Brady has ever been)
Married…With Children: ”Aaagh, God, take me from this miserable life!”
Thirtysomething: ”I’m not angry, OK?”
The Flintstones: ”Willllmaaaa!”

Typical Problem
The Brady Bunch: Marcia and her rival both want to be the prom queen.
The Bradys: Bobby gets paralyzed.
Married…With Children: Al doesn’t buy his family Christmas presents.
Thirtysomething: Nancy gets cancer.
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney are staying out too late.

Typical Solution
The Brady Bunch: The prom committee decides to have two queens.
The Bradys: Bobby gets married.
Married…With Children: They hate him.
Thirtysomething: If only we knew…
The Flintstones: Wilma and Betty decide to follow them.

House Style
The Brady Bunch: Conservative but mod, circa ’69
The Bradys: Conservative but mod, circa ’90
Married…With Children: Roach motel
Thirtysomething: Enviable
The Flintstones: Suburban cave

Clothing Style
The Brady Bunch: Early Osmonds
The Bradys: Made in the USA
Married…With Children: Flammable fabrics
Thirtysomething: Eclectic earth tones; nice ties
The Flintstones: One-piece

Most Annoying Character
The Brady Bunch: Alice’s cousin Emma, the substitute housekeeper (too strict)
The Bradys: Marcia’s husband, Wally (chronically unemployable)
Married…With Children: Steve (supercilious)
Thirtysomething: Ellyn (goes through Hope’s drawers, babbles, changes hairstyle every other week, generally mistreats her friends)
The Flintstones: Mr. Slate (bossy)

Attitude Toward Sex
The Brady Bunch: Never heard of it
The Bradys: Omigod — even Cindy does it!
Married…With Children: Peg: Yes. Al: No.
Thirtysomething: They didn’t get all those kids by accident.
The Flintstones: Prehistoric

How Spouses Fight
The Brady Bunch: They don’t.
The Bradys: Infrequently, but it happens
Married…With Children: Tooth and nail
Thirtysomething: They stop talking
The Flintstones: Fred and Barney go bowling while Wilma and Betty max out their charge cards.

How Kids Get Into Trouble
The Brady Bunch: Greg takes a puff of a cigarette.
The Bradys: Carol’s grandson steals her business cards and sticks them in the spokes of Bobby’s wheelchair.
Married…With Children: By committing felonies
Thirtysomething: Ethan plays with a forbidden toy rocket.
The Flintstones: They don’t.

How They’re Punished

The Brady Bunch: ”It’s not what you did, honey — it’s that you couldn’t come to us.”
The Bradys ”Next time, ask.”
Married…With Children: By the authorities
Thirtysomething: It blows up in his face.
The Flintstones: They’re not.

What Family Does For Fun
The Brady Bunch: Takes special three-part vacations to Hawaii and the Grand Canyon
The Bradys: Has flashbacks
Married…With Children: Exchanges insults
Thirtysomething: Talks
The Flintstones: Attends showings of The Monster at the Bedrock Drive-In

Unsolved Mysteries
The Brady Bunch: How exactly did Carol’s first husband and Mike’s first wife die?
The Bradys: What’s with Marcia’s new face and Bobby’s blonde hair
Married…With Children: What kind of hair spray does Peg use?
Thirtysomething: Why did Nancy take Elliot back? What do Gary and Susanna see in each other?
The Flintstones: How does Barney’s shirt stay on if he has no shoulders? Where do Fred and Wilma plug in their TV?

Worst Behavior
The Brady Bunch: The Brady children once made Alice feel under-appreciated.

The Bradys: Marcia’s son Mickey watches Bobby’s car-crash tape for fun.
Married…With Children: The Bundy’s kill their neighbor’s dog.
Thirtysomething: Elliot has an affair and talks about it.
The Flintstones: Characters don’t wear under-clothes.

Best Reason To Watch
The Brady Bunch: This is what life should be.
The Bradys: They’re all grown-ups now!
Married…With Children: Terry Rakolta hates it.
Thirtysomething (Tie) This is your life. This isn’t your life.
The Flintstones: This is what life might have been.

Best Reason Not To Watch
The Brady Bunch: Blurred vision from rerun overdoses.
The Bradys: You’re all grown-ups now.
Married…With Children: She has a point.
Thirtysomething: After a while, you think it’s real.
The Flintstones: The Simpsons

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