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‘Game Of Thrones’ Season 5 Ended Last Night, Leaving Me With A Lot Of Feels

The TV Guide

The 5th season of Game of Thrones ended last night and boy, what a season it was. In order to keep this post as spoiler-free as possible above the jump cut below, I shall refrain from talking about GoT specifics until we get below the cut (where photos and text will spoil the season 5 finale episode, Mother’s Mercy). I really enjoyed this season of GoT, I have to say. I know a lot of people have been unhappy with various aspects of the season but, for me, it was another great season of a show that never fails to deliver. Of course, the things that it does deliver do tend to be upsetting to some (and expected to others) but I like that the show remains as faithful to itself as ever … right to the bitter end, to the bitter last scene of last night’s finale ep. Let’s talk about Mother’s Mercy and the things we saw on GoT last night. AGAIN, BE WARNED, the full post below contains SEASON 5 SPOILERS for Game of Thrones. More »

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First Look: Here Is The First Teaser Video For ‘The Flash’ Season 2

How about that season 1 finale ep last night, eh?
"We're real excited for season 2"

The first season of The Flash ended on The CW last night and I have to say, Wow, what a great debut season it was. As soon as the episode ended, the first teaser video for the upcoming second season was aired … and is embedded above. In all honesty, this season 2 teaser doesn’t really offer anything of real note … it just features show creators Greg Berlanti (who is currently on the cover of Variety) and Andrew Kreisberg talking about how excited they are for the new season … they make promises, blah blah blah. BUT, I did want to post this teaser so that I would have a post where I could talk a bit about what we saw in the season 1 finale ep last night. Now, I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who have yet to see last night’s ep (but what are you waiting for, go watch it immediately) so I’ll keep my comments below, under the cut. Let’s discuss, shall we? More »

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Olivia Got Her House In Order In The ‘Scandal’ Finale: ‘You Can’t Take Command’

Season 4, Episode 22

As you all know, Scandal and I have hit a bit of a rough patch. It’s perfectly normal for a fan to go through a period like this. While I loved the Season Four opener (which gave us Olivia and Jake on the beach enjoying their sexy, sexy seclusion time), and I really enjoyed the kidnapping storyline (and some of the fantastic directing that came with those episodes), I started losing interest with all of the B613 starts and stops. And, well, I’ve stressed over and over again how much that “Lawn Chair” episode just turned me off. So I went into the season finale hoping for a glimpse of the Scandal I fell in love with—desperate for a few sparks to get me psyched for Season Five. And I’m happy to say that, although “You Can’t Take Command” wasn’t necessarily a perfect installment, I definitely felt those sparks flying again. Click inside for more!

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‘The Good Wife’ Gave Us An Awesome Surprise Twist In Last Night’s Finale

"Wanna Partner?"

Last night, my favorite show of the season came to a close. The Good Wife—you done us good. Season Six hasn’t been perfect, but it’s definitely been fun. I don’t know what I was expecting going into the finale, but there were definitely some major surprises. We got a little more time with Kalinda, thankfully, some great moments with Finn and Alicia partnering up, and the return of a favorite guest star of whom we might be seeing a whole lot more in the fall. If you didn’t catch it, please go get your life and watch right now (and come back afterwards), because SPOILERS! Everyone else, click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ Takes On Rape In The Military: ‘A Few Good Women’

Season 4, Episode 21

So, I am one of a few people who hasn’t cleared out a weekend to binge-watch Daredevil yet. But I had the pleasure of editing and publishing a really fantastic, spoiler-free full season review on Paste, and the writer made a great point about lessons that writers from the Buffyverse brought over to the series: the best action scene in the world won’t work if the audience doesn’t care who is throwing the punches. I loved this, and thought about how it applies to basically any show—no matter what’s going on, no matter how dramatic or unbelievable or ridiculous the scenarios—we’ll go along with it, and enjoy it immensely if the characters really matter to us. You all know I’ve been struggling with the recent episodes of Scandal, and last night’s “A Few Good Women” brought more of the same. For me, it was another reminder of the fact that these characters just don’t mean a lot to me anymore.

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Family Comes First On ‘Scandal’: ‘Honor Thy Father’

(Episode 4.18)

Whew! Ever have one of those Fridays where you wake up and realize you never finished transcribing that Chaz Ebert interview and it has to go up first thing in the morning and you fell asleep during yet another Gilmore Girls Netflix binge (I’m up to the part where Lorelai and Chris got married in Paris—NOOOOOOOooooooo), and you haven’t even watched last night’s Scandal? Okay, yes, then you understand my Friday. But yeahhh for my interview with Chaz Ebert in which we definitely talked about Shonda Rhimes (please watch Life Itself), and yeah for the Netflix binge I’ll return to shortly, and yeahhh for Mellie’s sister, who we met last night on Scandal! Click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ And Lena Dunham Were A Perfect Match: ‘It’s Good To Be Kink’

Season 4, Episode 16

I know it’s a good night for Scandal when Trent starts texting me screenshots. And I bet you can all guess which scene Trent loved The Most. Last night I didn’t catch the show, but I woke up to the image of Huck’s “after” face, and of course Trent added the hashtag #myhero, LMAO. I LOVED “It’s Good To Be Kink,” and something tells me that I’m not alone. Between the Lena Dunham/Kinky Sue storyline, Abby‘s man troubles, and the Olivia Pope freakum dress that I’m looking for now on ASOS (because I know there’s a black, leather dress on there with my name on it—that’s probably more affordable than the Lyn Paola one Liv had on), it was a great time. Click inside for more!

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Why We’re Obsessed With Gina Rodriguez In ‘I Love Lucy and Bekka’

Web Series Review by Iris Barreto

Hey guys! Iris here, and I have some news (and a review) about a new web series, titled I Love Lucy and Bekka. The last time I absolutely stanned over an online show was Issa Rae’s brilliant creation, Awkward Black Girl, so I’m happy to find a new comedy to love. I might be slightly obsessed with Gina Rodriguez (as some of you may have noticed on the PITNB Facebook page, heh), so I caught wind of this new project she stars in from her official Twitter account. Created by Rachael Holder, the show consists of 12 episodes that are two-minutes long. You have to start watching with us, so click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ Airs Its First Legitimately Boring Episode: ‘The Testimony of Diego Muñoz’

Season 4, Episode 15

Scandal has been having a really awesome winter season. One of my favorite aspect of these more recent episodes has been the focus on Olivia Pope as an individual character. I loved watching her work her way out of the kidnapping scenario, and it was interesting to witness her highs and lows in a situation that didn’t involve either a.) her two lovers, or b.) her two crazy parents. As much as we’ve enjoyed those scenarios over the past four seasons, I think many of us were looking for a change. We got that with the last few episodes, and I’m still thinking many thoughts about what worked and what didn’t work in last week’s “The Lawn Chair.” But this week’s episode? Well, it’s not really lingering in my thoughts at all. Click inside for more!

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‘Scandal’ Creates A Magical, Pretend World Where #BlackLivesMatter: “The Lawn Chair”

Season 4, Episode 14

I just finished watching Thursday night’s Scandal, and I’m in a glass case of emotion. I feel almost literally torn over “The Lawn Chair” and the messages it sent out about America and the justice system. It was SO good, and I also have to admit that I’m incredibly disappointed in the final moments of the show. The “happy ending” made me think of another show that’s known for ripping stories straight from the headlines—Law & Order: SVU. But what’s great about SVU is how often the writers are willing to end an episode on a devastating note. They don’t always win; the bad guys don’t always get arrested, and some victims do not find closure. I love that about SVU, and I honestly wish Scandal had gone that route last night. Click inside for more.

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