The Knick Season 2 — Steven Soderbergh’s medical marvel returns to Cinemax


If you’re a fan of director Steven Soderbergh’s beautifully rendered, Emmy-nominated period drama The Knick (and if you’re not, trust me, you should be), you know that no one was faring well when we left them at the end of Season 1. • RELATED: The Knick: Cinemax presents a lively look at race, sex and medicine in 1900s New York A cocaine-addled and guilt-ridden Dr. John Thackery (Golden Globe nominee Clive Owen) checked himself into a sort of turn-of-the-century rehab where the treatment du jour is the Bayer Company’s newest wonder drug — heroin. Embittered by his daughter’s death, the mortifying … Continue reading

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Empire Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: Payback


On the last episode of Empire, we saw Lucious score his “get out of jail free” card. Now he’s focused on getting his kingdom back to the way it was. The only problem is, he’s not allowed inside the Empire building. If he walks in there, he’s going to right back to jail. This hurdle won’t hold Lucious back from making his Empire what he wants it to become. Meanwhile, Cookie also isn’t playing around with her mission to make Lyon Dynasty the next Empire. But she’s worried Hakeem is too busy “living la vida loca” with his new side chica, Valentina, when he should … Continue reading

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Scream Queens recap: 11 “Haunted House” ScreamCaps

Scream Queens recap: 11 "Haunted House" ScreamCaps

Sure, it seems a little redundant for Scream Queens to have a Halloween episode, but who are we to argue?  Here’s the ScreamCap of the Oct. 6 episode “Chainsaw.” Let’s review the hazing rituals: Step 1: Read this. Step 2: Read this. Step 3: Watch the Scream Queens episodes or Step 4 will either A) spoil stuff or B) won’t make any damn sense. Step 4: Read this recap in its entirety. Step 5: Repeat Step 4 as necessary. 🎃 RELATED: DOWNLOAD CHANNEL GUIDE’S 2015 FRIGHT GUIDE! 🎃 On to “Haunted House”: 1. Chanel-O-Ween Delights Tens. Chanel No. 1 sends pity package Chanel-O-Ween gifts to inferior girls … Continue reading

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The Bastard Executioner episode 5 recap: Piss Profit/Proffidwyr Troeth


Welcome back, TBXers. Did you spend the week declaring that things be “divided into serds” or was that just me? Gaveston! Putting another deliciously nasty bastard in The Bastard Executioner! • The Bastard Executioner Season 1 recaps: Episode 1 and 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 On the subject of Gaveston, we learn the truth about Lady Love’s startling announcement at the end of last week’s episode when she hands her bloody undergarments to Isabel and apologizes to her handmaiden for making her complicit in the deception. Ever the voice of reason, Isabel says there is time to turn that deception into the truth if the baroness opens “her … Continue reading

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The Flash Season 2 premiere recap: “The Man Who Saved Central City”

The Flash Season 2 premiere recap: "The Man Who Saved Central City"

As The Flash Season 2 kicked off (following a quick overview of what happened last season), we find it is 6 months after the Singularity, and we can assume that Barry (Grant Gustin), as The Flash, is, indeed, as the title of this episode indicates, The Man Who Saved Central City. We learn that the city is holding a Flash Day in honor of the hero who saved them, but as Barry has flashbacks throughout the episode, we learn at what cost it came, as Ronnie (Robbie Amell) and Eddie (Rick Cosnett) both appeared to perish during the battle to stop Wells … Continue reading

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“The Last Kingdom”: Violence, revenge, intrigue and the birth of England

The Last Kingdom BBC America

BBC America’s new eight-part drama The Last Kingdom will appeal to Game of Thrones fans, though the former lacks dragons, effective sorcery and the (likely) resurrection of dead primary characters. Based on a historical fiction book series by Bernard Cornwell, The Last Kingdom is set in ninth-century England. At the center of the story is Uhtred, a Saxon who was captured as a boy and raised into a man by Danish invaders. Amid waves of violence, revenge and intrigue, Uhtred’s loyalties are tested on his quest to reclaim his birthright. The journey will lead him to join King Alfred in … Continue reading

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Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 3 – One of the Guys

Recap: Blindspot Season 1, Episode 3 - One of the Guys

Last week’s Blindspot ended with multiple cliffhangers. Did anyone out there think we were actually going to get answers this week? Tonight’s episode was definitely filled with all sorts of surprises. Episode 2 ended with Jane Doe (Jaimie Alexander, Kyle XY) having a surprise reunion with the bearded man (Johnny Whitworth) from her flashbacks. Instead of picking up where we left off, “Eight Slim Grins” opens on a shot of what’s in Jane Doe’s refrigerator. Maybe she’s taking a look at what she has on hand for more unexpected company? Actually, the above scene seems to take place right before she met … Continue reading

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The Affair Season 2 premiere recap: A Brewing Storm


If you are a Maura Tierney fan (and if you aren’t, we should talk and set you right) Showtime’s The Affair Season 2 promises to be, er, a splendid affair if last night’s season premiere is any indication. Instead of adulterous couple Noah’s (Dominic West) and Alison’s (Ruth Wilson) dueling perspectives, this time we examined a stretch of time somewhere in between last season’s calamitous showdown at the Lockhart ranch and the unceremonious end to Noah and Alison’s happily ever after — from the points of view of the unfaithful dad and his beleaguered estranged wife Helen. (Tierney). • Miss the Season … Continue reading

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Ted Danson joins “CSI: Cyber” as a series regular in Season 2

CSI: Cyber

Avery (Patricia Arquette) welcomes D.B. Russell (Ted Danson) to the team as they investigate a burglary/homicide committed by someone who remotely hacked the home’s security system on the CSI: Cyber Season 2 premiere “Why-Fi” on CBS Sunday, Oct. 4, at 10pm ET/PT. Also, Avery considers moving to a new position within the hierarchy of the FBI, Krumitz is a witness in his sister’s trial, Elijah deals with a delicate family situation and more is revealed about Nelson’s and Raven’s backgrounds. Photo: Credit: Richard Cartwright/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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Morgan Freeman guests in “Madam Secretary” Season 2 premiere Sunday

Madam Secretary

In the Madam Secretary Season 2 premiere “The Show Must Go On” (CBS, Sunday, Oct. 4, at 8pm ET/PT), Elizabeth (Téa Leoni) must take the oath of office when the president’s (Keith Carradine) plane disappears over the Pacific Ocean. Also, Henry (Tim Daly) is asked to recruit one of his Russian students to work for the U.S. government by Jane Fellows (Jill Hennessy), his new Defense Intelligence Agency handler. Morgan Freeman directs this episode and also guest-stars as Supreme Court Chief Justice Frawley. Photo: Credit: Sarah Shatz/CBS ©2015 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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