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10 'Hobbit' actors appearing on television this year

With the recent DVD release of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, the time has finally come to say goodbye to the final chapter in Peter Jackson’s epic Hobbit trilogy. The amazing Lord of the Rings/Hobbit franchises have taken 20 years to complete—considering Peter Jackson’s original trilogy idea was The Hobbit and two Lord of the Rings sequels back in 1995.

These films have shaped the cinematic landscape for almost two decades, leaving a legacy of scope and drama that will impact film making for generations to come. This legacy is due in no small way to the amazing actors that have graced these films. Now that The Hobbit has wrapped, many of its actors have moved to television, taking on comedy, fantasy, time travel, historical fiction and more.

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'The Musketeers' season finale fan recap: Your lies will find you out

Season 2 | Episode 10 | “Trial and Punishment” | Aired Mar 21, 2015

Is everyone’s blood pressure level back to normal after last week’s heart-pounding episode? The season 2 finale of The Musketeers brought just as much screaming as Rochefort seemed unstoppable.

Constance is being led out to the executioner while Aramis awaits in prison. Treville can do nothing but stand next to Rochefort and watch as Constance bravely accepts her fate. She refuses to be blindfolded, and even though you can tell she’s terrified, she won’t let it show on her face. Just as the sword is raised, D’Artagnan appears below and shoots the executioner, allowing Constance (and everyone at home) to start breathing again.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: Rochefort + Eye patch = Bad things

Season 2 | Episode 9 | “The Accused” | Aired March 14, 2015

I need to take back everything I’ve said about how The Musketeers this season has been not as exciting as last year. After tonight’s episode where ALL THE THINGS HAPPENED, everyone who watched had their stress level go completely through the roof.

If you thought Rochefort had gone crazy with power last week after his attack on the queen, that was nothing compared to what went down this week. Putting on the eye patch to cover up his injuries only makes him even more sinister as he orders that no one, even the Queen, is allowed to see the King without his permission. Despite this, Constance tells the Musketeers what has happened, and they go to escort the Queen to see the King, who is furious that she wrote a letter to her brother asking for his help. Even though she tells him it was when he had been kidnapped, the King, egged on by Rochefort, accuses her of treason. Since she spurned him, Rochefort refuses to show any sign of respect toward her. It’s so baffling how he gets away with this and how incredibly stupid the King is being at this point.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: It's a family affair

Season 2 | Episode 8 | “The Prodigal Father” | Aired March 7, 2015

Two episodes away from the season finale of The Musketeers and so many storylines to cram in! It’s time for Porthos to finally meet with his father. He reaches the estate and is immediately greeted by the sight of girls running toward him, but it’s not because Porthos has decided to bring along Aramis. Instead, they seem to want to run away from the place. It doesn’t seem like this is going to be a happy reunion.

Once inside, Porthos approaches the man claiming to be his father, the Marquis of Belgard (Liam Cunningham), who confirms everything. He introduces Porthos to his daughter, Eleanor (Emma Hamilton), and her husband, Levesque (Steven Cree), who are not happy that Porthos is there because they think he just wants money. Belgard shows no regard toward his daughter and her husband, and even encourages Porthos to fight Levesque after being challenged. Porthos takes out Levesque easily, and the animosity between them grows.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: Princess Protection Program

Season 2 | Episode 7 | “A Marriage of Inconvenience” | Aired Feb 28, 2015

The Musketeers have been sent to escort Princess Louise (Perdita Weeks), the cousin of the King, to Paris for her arranged marriage with the crown prince of Sweden. This will form a strong alliance for France as they attempt to hold their own against Spain. During a rest stop, the party is ambushed. The Musketeers are able to protect the princess and defeat their attackers, whom they learn have been paid with Spanish coins.

Rochefort calls in one of the King’s advisors to tell him of the princess’ arrival. He also asks him about why his ransom was refused when he was in prison. The advisor tells him it was because the Cardinal had ordered this, believing that Rochefort was not in sound mind while in the hands of the Spanish. Not pleased with this news, Rochefort kills him.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: Heads or tails?

Season 2 | Episode 6 | “Through a Glass Darkly” | Aired Feb 21, 2015

After last week’s wonderful adventure away from the King and Paris, the Musketeers are back to normal. This time, they are accompanying the King to an old fort, occupied by astronomer Marmion (Leo Gregory), in time for the solar eclipse. Well, three out of the four of them are, as Athos has returned to the garrison to bond with Treville, who is packing up after being dismissed from captain duties.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: Athos, the reluctant hometown hero

Season 2 | Episode 5| “The Return” | Aired Feb 14, 2015

Athos fans, our time has come. While this season has been great, it feels like something has been lacking. There’s been a lot of drama but not a lot of fun, like there was in the previous season. Tonight’s episode went back to basics. Just the four guys (and their captain) out in the country away from Paris. As much fun as having the villains in the show, it was completely refreshing to get the Musketeers out of their normal setting. Tonight’s episode brought back two of the best things from last season: fun and a brooding Athos.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: Joan of Arc 2.0

Season 2 | Episode 4 | “Emilie” | Aired Feb 7, 2015

The Musketeers thought all their troubles would be over now that the Cardinal has died. But they quickly learn they probably should have just killed Rochefort while they had the chance.

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: Everything is blowing up

Season 2 | Episode 3 | “The Good Traitor” | Aired Jan 31, 2015

Despite having all the Musketeers present, this is almost a Musketeer-lite episode, as the focus seems to be on everyone else. A hooded man takes out palace guards, but the story then shifts to Rochefort acting out on his role-playing fantasies.

He gets a prostitute to dress up in clothing similar to the Queen, complete with a crown. Then he tells her to talk to him as the Queen saying that she wants him, which he gladly responds. It’s a little weird and disturbing, and is easily one of the creepiest scenes yet on the show. It gives insight to the character and shows how the writers have made him a completely different type of villain from Capaldi’s Cardinal. No more cape-twirling here!

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'The Musketeers' fan recap: A taste of the outside world

Season 2 | Episode 2 | “An Ordinary Man” | Aired Jan 24, 2015

The King just wants to be a normal guy. He wants to experience life outside of the palace so he dresses up as a commoner and goes out. Surprisingly, the Musketeers agree to this plan (probably part of that thing of always protecting the king) and take him to the pub. I’m not quite why no one thought alcohol and trying to stay anonymous would be a bad combination, but everyone (minus Aramis) is keen on this plan.

Somehow no one recognizes the King, who finds himself drinking, carousing with women, cheering Porthos in a brawl, and playing cards. He’s actually quite good with cards until he accuses someone of cheating. This leads to a huge bar fight and D’Artagnan must protect the King. They are led out the back door by the barkeeper, and just as they think they are safe, both of them get knocked out.

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TV Families | EW.com
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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