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July 31, 2014

Review: Cablevision's Optimum for iPad App

Now Time Warner customers aren't the only ones with the ability to watch live television and On Demand on their iPads -- Cablevision is the latest cable provider to create an app to supplement its normal cable service. Called 'Optimum for iPad,' the app allows iPad owners to stream live television and On Demand from wherever their home's WiFi can reach -- but hopefully they won't have the same...

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Top 5 TV Show-Related Apps for the iPhone

Nowadays, creating a tie-in smartphone game or app is just about required for every successful entertainment franchise -- TV shows included. As both a television and iPhone superfan, I've come up with a list of the best TV-related apps. Interestingly, most of them are games that can also be played on the iPod or have an equivalent "HD" version in the iTunes App Store that will play on a larger...

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'V' Season 2, Episode 10 Recap (Season Finale)

['V' - 'Mother's Day'] Keeping in mind that this could very well be the series finale as well as the season finale (no final word has yet been given from ABC), there were certainly enough twists to keep things interesting as well as a bit of a slaughter of some major characters. It would be a shame to end the series on such a down note. Usually people prefer happy endings. From the looks of...

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'V' Season 2, Episode 9 Recap

['V' - 'Devil in a Blue Dress'] As we prepare for the season (and possibly series) finale of 'V' next week, story lines are speeding up to a possible payoff. Blue energy played a big role tonight. Apparently, Sid learned a great deal about the stuff by playing with a pair of balls (I'm sure there's a joke in there somewhere. What exactly does a "particle anti-particle construct" mean?). The...

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'V' Season 2, Episode 8 Recap

['V' - 'Uneasy Lies the Head'] As mentioned before, Erica is getting more ruthless in her war against the Visitors, particularly since they're responsible for her ex-husband and son being taken away from her. Naturally, since she'd be feeling lonely, she'd take to the nearest bad boy around, which would be Mr. Hobbes. Since their brief flirtation last week, they pretty much skipped all the...

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'V' Season 2, Episode 7 Recap

['V' - 'Birth Pangs'] Several of the plot points for tonight's episode seemed to come out of left field. It's difficult to tell if these were planned in advance or off the cuff as a method to extend the story lines a little. I'm more inclined to think the latter due to the fact that they smack of poor writing. There was a lot of concentration on the overall plans of the Visitors and we...

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'The Simpsons' Season 22, Episode 14 Recap

['The Simpsons' - 'Angry Dad: The Movie'] With the Academy Awards being broadcast next week, 'The Simpsons' naturally had to return to the topical satire that they're so famous for. And this episode contained a myriad of parodies and referential humor, only some of which I recognized. Some of the scenes in the Japanese Itchy and Scratchy movie were taken from 'Kill Bill,' but Quentin...

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'V' Season 2, Episode 6 Recap

['V' - 'Siege'] Things are moving along. One regular character lost his job and two recurring ones lost their lives. The writing for 'V' remains a problem that keeps the series from living up to its potential. A sci-fi storytelling master like a Joss Whedon or a Ron Moore would never have telegraphed to such a degree the deaths that occurred. It made the actual events seem anti-climactic. ...

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Why Michael Rosenbaum Should Return for the 'Smallville' Series Finale

An open letter to Michael Rosenbaum Dear Mr. Rosenbaum, Like so many 'Smallville' fans out there, I am quite sorry to hear that you lack the desire to return to the show for its series finale this May. During the show's first seven seasons, as Lex Luthor, you provided an excellent counterpoint to Tom Welling's Clark Kent and created one of the deepest and most complex modern incarnations...

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'V' Season 2, Episode 5 Recap

['V' - 'Concordia'] Happy Birthday to Tyler Evans. Now that he's 18, he can join the army and die for his country, but still can't legally partake of an alcoholic beverage. That is the extent of my legal criticism in this review. This episode was interesting in that it somewhat wrapped up some plot lines (and did move the story along), but left enough room to return to those ideas if the...

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