Drama

#TCA15: Meet Emily Beecham, The Widow of AMC’s “Into the Badlands”

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AMC’s upcoming drama series Into the Badlands (premiering Nov. 15) is a genre-bending martial arts, sci-fi action odyssey about a distant future in which the only inhabitable lands are in the former American Midwest, and they’re governed by seven feudal Barons who control vital resources. In the series, Emily Beecham plays The Widow (it’s not just a scary name!), one of the Barons of the Badlands. She controls the oil, and her ambitions disrupt the tenuous peace among the Barons. The Widow has the look of a Steampunk Southern belle with a twist of The Matrix warrior/dominatrix and two deadly daggers as her weapons of choice. “My character … Continue reading

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Interview: Edward Burns writes what he knows (and loves) in TNT’s Public Morals

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To ask Edward Burns how long he has been working on his richly detailed new TNT drama Public Morals is a complex thing. After all, Burns is a proud Irish-American and native New Yorker, raised up on Long Island as the son of an NYPD cop and the great-grandson of a bona fide Hell’s Kitchen bruiser. Thus, the Catholic schoolboy turned respected actor/filmmaker has always had tales of Irish-American cops and criminals percolating in his mind — and spilling out into screenplays. And now he has 10 episodes, a stellar cast rich with the New York-bred talent he insisted upon … Continue reading

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Why I Should Binge-Ally McBeal

Why I Should Binge-Ally McBeal

WHAT IS Ally McBeal ABOUT? Who is in it? Where is Ally McBeal now? Why is it binge-worthy? Must-sees Most shocking episodes That line was so great A quirky comedy/drama centered around a young, single female lawyer who wages many professional battles while also trying to sort out her personal life as she searches for love and the perfect guy. Original TV Home: FOX Number Of Seasons: 5 (September 1997 to May 2002) Total Episodes / Time Table: 111 (approx. 42 to 45 minutes each, plus one 84-minute episode) = approx. 84 hours. Viewing Strategy: Each season had 21 to … Continue reading

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Scream episode 5 recap: Broken ties

Scream episode 5 recap: Broken ties

On the last episode of MTV’s Scream, Emma’s first time with Will was uploaded to everyone’s phone through Nina’s laptop. While trying to figure out who was responsible for recording her, she gets a phone call from Ghostface. Seems like he might be a suspect. as well. My guess is that Jake has something to do with this little video and Nina wasn’t so innocent either. There’s a new detective on the case — an old friend of the Sheriff’s. While at the vigil she asks Emma if she’d be able to stop by the sheriff’s office to speak with … Continue reading

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Devious Maids Season 3 Episode 9 Recap: Sleeping with the enemy

Devious Maids Season 3 Episode 9 Recap: Sleeping with the enemy

On the last episode of Devious Maids, Evelyn made it pretty clear that she would stop at nothing to get a child from the adoption agency, and pronto. While Adrian doesn’t know about Evelyn’s generous donation to the agency, he knows she wants a child and that she has been acting oddly nice to him since they came home. Upon returning home from the hospital, Evelyn finally reveals the surprise that she has waiting for Adrian — a kid! I don’t exactly think that’s a present Adrian wanted, but this should bring up an interesting discussion. Adrian starts to wonder … Continue reading

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Scream episode 4 recap: Missing files

Scream episode 4 recap: Missing files

Now that MTV Scream’s death toll has reached an alarming number of four young teens, everyone is on high alert. The cops think their problems are all over once they find Tyler’s car, crashed in a ditch. They aren’t one hundred percent positive if the body found inside the car is indeed Tyler because the body has been decapitated. The police think the incident occurred during the crash but we all know that was Ghostface’s doing. One officer finds a clue that could connect all the murders together with Tyler — the Brandon James mask. The mask was found near … Continue reading

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Devious Maids Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: Who framed Blanca?

Devious Maids Season 3 Episode 8 Recap: Who framed Blanca?

With Blanca’s death on the last episode of Devious Maids, the news reporters are now accusing her of being a murderer. All the news reports are calling Blanca a killer maid. They let the citizens of Beverly Hills know that they can now rest easy knowing Louie Becker’s murderer has been found after taking her own life. They can’t be serious, right? Rosie, Marisol, Carmen and Zoila can’t seem to believe the stories being told about Blanca and that’s because it’s all lies! The person who murdered Blanca even made sure to plant the Louie shrine there to make her … Continue reading

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Showtime Masters of Sex recap: Three’s a Crowd

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Showtime Masters of Sex recap: “Three’s a Crowd” (July 19) As Human Sexual Response approaches its release date, Virginia is faced with a difficult decision regarding her pregnancy. Sensing that Virginia being an unwed mother might bring heightened scrutiny to Masters and Johnson’s work and relationship, Bill and Libby arrange for Virginia and George to legally marry. Bill hires Dr. Wesh (played by Maggie Grace) to fill in for Virginia. Bill takes on a high-profile infertility case in the king and queen of a Middle Eastern country. Not A Euphemism: “I’m making pigs in blankets.” — Libby Ow: “The McCormicks are … Continue reading

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Pyramid Scheme: Avan Jogia and Sir Ben Kingsley star in Spike’s epic miniseries “Tut”

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Being an ancient Egyptian pharaoh must have been a pretty good gig. You sat around all day drinking beer while half-nude ladies fed you figs and slaves erected monuments in your honor. What they don’t tell you in the job interview is the part about foreign invaders, plagues, famines, civil unrest, and all your aides, generals and priests conspiring against you. Spike gets back into scripted projects with the ambitious three-night, six-hour event Tut, dramatizing boy king Tutankhamun’s brief but famous reign and struggle to return Egypt to greatness. Avan Jogia (Twisted) plays Tut, with screen legend Sir Ben Kingsley … Continue reading

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Scream episode 3 recap: Who’s next?

Scream episode 3 recap: Who's next?

On the third episode of MTV’s Scream, things are off to a killer start. We are transported back to the night of Halloween in the year 1994 where two brutal murders occurred at the hands of none other than Ghostface. Noah is yet again telling a horror tale to a reporter who is interested in the recent murders that might be connected to Brandon James. He lets the reporter know that no one puts on a mask and commits a murder like that just once. Instead of trying to pin Tyler as the new murderer, they need to figure out … Continue reading

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