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April 18, 2014

Brothers and Sisters: Prior Commitments (season finale)

(S02E16) Rebecca: "I don't know what to do next." Justin: "Me neither." I cried twice during this episode. Maybe more. I cried when Nora told Kevin he deserved to have a beautiful wedding just as much as anybody else. And I also cried at two more points, but I'll talk about them below the jump. This was a beautiful episode of television. Even though I don't know that I have written about the...

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Moonlight: What's Left Behind

(S01E15) "What do you think of Elliot for a boy?" Beth to Mick about their imaginary future children, kidding. This was a great episode, with a twist! But the twist can wait until after the jump. One of the most interesting things about this episode was how Mick's longing to be human (with Josef hilariously teasing him about blood oranges and how confusing that must be) was the bread at the...

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House: Living the Dream

[S04E14] "You don't deserve to be happy." House to Wilson. "And yet I am. You?" Wilson to House House treats the symptoms, but he doesn't treat the whole person. He doesn't even claim to. He often makes a clear point that he doesn't care. House likes medicine because he likes to solve puzzles, and what greater consequences can a puzzle have than a human life? But ultimately, even someone dying...

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Brothers and Sisters: Moral Hazard

(S02E15) "We should ask ourselves: 'What's the right thing to do?'" Holly Harper to Tommy Walker So, what are we to think of Holly? Is she a pathological liar and a scheming manipulator? A greedy opportunist? Or is she genuinely trying to do the right thing as she sees it, affair with William Walker not withstanding? Honestly, I can't make up my mind, but I am leaning toward seeing her as a flawed...

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Moonlight: Click - VIDEO

(S01E14) "Then you know how I'm going to handle this." Josef to Beth about Dean Foster Things are really starting to heat up in important ways. I know that a lot of fans thought last week's episode was phenomenal, especially because of the scene between Josef and Mick, but this episode was even better. There are two reasons for this: First, that the plot really worked, moved quickly, created...

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Brothers and Sisters: Double Negative

[S02E136 "That was weird, wasn't it?" Justin Walker I am starting to feel like Siskel and Ebert every week. Oh, that was a great episode! Oh, that episode sucked! It doesn't seem like there is any in between with me. Does that mean I'm too picky? You know, it's funny because sometimes I don't even know how I feel about an episode, really, until I start writing about it, so my actual experience...

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Moonlight: Fated to Pretend - VIDEO

(S01E13) "Forgive me." Josef to Mick (for you-know-why) Whew, boy, a lot going on in this episode! Mick might have to consider going to see a shrink for vampires to wrap his mind around all of the whirlwind changes in just one episode. There was a lot to like in this episode-- Mick as he dove into a chili dog, Mick eating a strawberry on the beach, Mick devouring a doughnut, and we'll talk about...

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Moonlight's Jason Dohring woos fans on BlogTalkRadio

Everybody's talking about CBS's vampire private investigator show Moonlight. Moonlight's fans are sending garlic to producers and conducting blood drives in an attempt to force executives to knock the show off the bubble and into a second season. AOL's Kelly Woo had a chance to interview Alex O'Loughlin and Jasoh Dohring (Mick and Josef) at New York Comic Con recently, and both stars reported...

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Possible book chapters for Hannah Montana memoirs

As our own Jonathan Toomey has reported, Miley Cyrus, age 15, has signed a book deal with The Disney Book Group. The book is said to be focused on Cyrus's relationship with her mother, and to emphasize how important Cyrus's family is to her. This is surely gripping material that can fill an entire book. Why, with the exception of some books by a little-known author named Laura Ingalls Wilder, I...

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Idol's ratings down; what does that mean for TV?

The LA Times ran a piece yesterday stating that American Idol's ratings are down for the first time in its seven-year run, with a 7% lag this season. Hmm, seven years and a 7% lag-- does that mean the show's viewers are showing signs of a seven-year itch? The Times story reported that shows typically show signs of a crack in the ratings veneer between seasons five and seven, which means that it...

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