The Walking Dead Recap: Bad Cop

The Walking Dead Recap: Bad Cop

Nov 24, 2014

It’s the second-to-last episode before the winter break, and there’s entirely too much guilt to go around here. It seems everybody’s got a bad case of it, from Sasha in her survivor guilt to hothead Abraham and the shady security guards of Grady Memorial. 

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Homeland 4.09: There's Something Else Going On

Homeland 4.09: There’s Something Else Going On

Nov 23, 2014

Holy shit. Homeland Episode 4.09: There’s Something Else Going On, was kind of a heart-stopper, wasn’t it? All through the prisoner exchange, we were just not breathing. The suicide bomber kid, the Pretty Pakistani Colonel left in the dark, the creepy inquiry after Lockhart–it was all there, leading us to fear a double-cross during the […]

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Hell on Wheels Season Finale: Further West

Hell on Wheels Season Finale: Further West

Nov 23, 2014

The Hell on Wheels season 4 finale, Further West, did what it needed to do to establish Season 5. In many ways, it was a lovely and emotionally satisfying episode, while in others, it was a little flat. Oddly, it played like the finale of a show whose fate was unknown. In such a case […]

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Basket of News, Nov. 15-21, 2014

Nov 21, 2014

John Hamm photobombs January Jones and Kiernan Shipka. More normal pics of the event at AMC. One of those shows January taking a selfie with Kiernan, which January posted to Instagram. Jon Hamm is also set to reprise his brief role as an inept National Parks employee on Parks and Recreation. (via Polly Draper) The […]

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Fan Art Thursday: Don Draper by Grant Gould

Fan Art Thursday: Don Draper by Grant Gould

Nov 20, 2014

A newer portrait of our favorite Mad Man by Grant Gould.

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The H Word

The H Word

Nov 19, 2014

There have been a few discussions of gay people on Mad Men, and the discussions usually get pretty derogatory. “So Kurt is a pervert.”—Harry in Season Two, The Jet Set. “I knew queers existed, I just don’t want to work with them.”—Ken in Season Two (same episode). “You people.”—Don (talking to Sal) in Season Three, […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: Pardon Our Dust

The Walking Dead Recap: Pardon Our Dust

Nov 17, 2014

There are a lot of windows in episode 4.06, Consumed, of The Walking Dead. Our friends (Daryl and Carol, mostly) gaze through them; their zombie tormentors bang on them; we even see some pretty good gallows humor written on them.

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Homeland 4.08: Halfway to a Donut

Homeland 4.08: Halfway to a Donut

Nov 16, 2014

In Homeland episode 4.08: Halfway to a Donut, Carrie finally realizes what Quinn knew all along: Their work has no right answers, no good choices, no moral high ground. And despite the pleasures of the episode, my overarching reaction is, so what? I mean, really, Carrie? The rest of us knew that all along.

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Hell on Wheels 4.12: Thirteen Steps

Hell on Wheels 4.12: Thirteen Steps

Nov 16, 2014

Hell on Wheels episode 4.12, Thirteen Steps, gave us a stunning, staggering hour of television. As an experience, as a single, standalone hour, it was close to perfect. And yet, it leaves me with roiling questions about this series and its directions, especially after the announcement that next season will be its last. There’s two […]

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Basket of News, Nov. 8-14, 2014

Nov 14, 2014

Hell On Wheels will be returning for a fifth and final season. Like it has done with Mad Men and Breaking Bad, AMC will split the final season into two halves, with seven episodes airing in 2015 and seven in 2016. [Deadline also notes some curious aspects of the decision to end the show. -K] […]

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Fan Art Thursday: Skywalking Dead

Fan Art Thursday: Skywalking Dead

Nov 13, 2014

Maybe you’ve seen this. I think it’s pretty funny. T-shirt available for purchase here.

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Hell on Wheels: Anson Mount

Hell on Wheels: Anson Mount

Nov 12, 2014

So, on re-watching the Hell on Wheels episode Bleeding Kansas, I was struck by how damn good Anson Mount is. I rarely mention it, perhaps because my recaps are more involved in what’s going on with the show and characters, and I don’t talk about acting much at all. But Mount is worth mentioning because […]

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The Walking Dead Recap: We're Not Stopping

The Walking Dead Recap: We’re Not Stopping

Nov 10, 2014

Any episode of The Walking Dead that begins on a hopeful note — with the survivors reminiscing in a sunny field, or perhaps speeding north in a bus on an empty road — is bound to end in mayhem, or perhaps death. That’s one of the new rules of the zombiefied world, and it’s as […]

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