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#Scandal - Top 10 Moments - Flesh and Blood

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Scandal
Flesh and Blood

Original Air Date: April 10, 2014

Brianna – Senior Reviewer
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Dealing with the repercussions of shutting B613 down, Olivia Pope and Associates, along with a few unlikely allies, band together to bring down Mama Pope and prevent her and her associates from killing Fitz complete with awkward interactions (and a hook up). The fight for the…

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Watch: Castle “That 70s Show” Promo

We’ve got about one more Monday to go before this last “brief” break is over and we head straight into the final four episodes of the season.

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#Scandal - Top 10 Moments - Mama Said Knock You Out

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Scandal
Mama Said Knock You Out

Original Air Date: Mar 27, 2014

Brianna – Senior Reviewer
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Throwing punches, throwing vases and throwing down is the best way to describe the highlights of this week’s episode and what makes the title for the episode perfect. We finally see the Grant children and with their arrival for a live interview with their parents, comes…

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There were moments I was confused, grossed out and angry. So pretty much your run of the mill episode of Scandal.

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#Castle - Recap & Review - The Greater Good

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Castle
The Greater Good

Original Air Date: Mar 24, 2014

Brianna – Senior Reviewer
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The detectives get a case that initially seems to bear a bit of resemblance to The Wolf of Wall Street…only with far fewer drugs, more corruption and murder. Gates gets a surprise at the precinct in the form of an estranged family member’s involvement in the case and makes for a…

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I had a lot of thoughts about this episode (which was terrific by the way) and tried to fit it into a top list. Check it out and let’s talk emotions and what your top moments were.

Castle came back last night with a lighter ep. and some adorable moments. Check out my recap and sound off

"The Suicide Squad" Come Together on the Next #Arrow

There’s no new Arrow this week and this promo is not helping with the wait. Now that Slade is back and working on making good on his promise to destroy life and take everyone he loves away, Oliver will probably be working on strategizing…while keeping people at a distance (most likely.

Five Reasons YOU Should be Watching #TrophyWife

Trophy Wife

It’s Tuesday which means Trophy Wife night for some. Now, while it’s made lists, it doesn’t hurt to make another one. This time, it’s all about this quirky family comedy on ABC.

So, here are five reasons you should be watching Trophy Wife!

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ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.

From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots,Space, Invasion and Time. Narrated by Mark Gatiss, Doctor Who writer, actor and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.
Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The Sandman, Stardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum Leap, Star Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars),Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.
On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings. 

We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.

bbcamerica:

ANNOUNCING. A new original documentary series, a BBC AMERICA and BBC Two co-production. The Real History of Science Fiction premieres Saturday, April 19, 10:00pm ET after the Season 2 premiere of orphanblack.

From Star Wars to 2001: A Space Odyssey, and from Jurassic Park to Doctor Who, each program is packed with contributors behind these creations and traces the developments of Robots,SpaceInvasion and Time. Narrated by Mark GatissDoctor Who writer, actor and co-creator of the BBC’s Sherlock, the series determines why science fiction is not merely a genre… for its audience it’s a portal to a multi-verse – one that is all too easy to get lost in.

Among those taking part are: William Shatner (Star Trek), Nathan Fillion (Firefly), Zoe Saldana (Avatar, Star Trek), Steven Moffat (Doctor Who), Richard Dreyfuss (Close Encounters of the Third Kind), Chris Carter (The X-Files), Ronald D Moore (Battlestar Galactica), John Landis (An American Werewolf in London, Schlock), David Tennant (Doctor Who), Christopher Lloyd (Back to the Future), Rutger Hauer (Blade Runner), John Carpenter (Dark Star, The Thing), Karen Gillan (Doctor Who), Neil Gaiman (The SandmanStardust), Kim Stanley Robinson (Mars Trilogy), Scott Bakula (Quantum LeapStar Trek: Enterprise), Ursula K Le Guin (The Left Hand of Darkness), Syd Mead (Blade Runner), Kenny Baker (Star Wars),Anthony Daniels (Star Wars), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Peter Weller (Robocop), Edward James Olmos (Blade Runner, Battlestar Galactica) and many more.

On one level, sci-fi can deliver a ‘white knuckle-ride’ – jaw-dropping special effects, and thrills that have cinemagoers flying out of their seats. But also, it is possibly the only area of pop culture that engages with big ideas. Good science fiction engages audiences on a deeper level than mere spectacle; it becomes a place to discuss not just the universe and how it works – but what it means to be emotional, sentient human beings. 

We can’t wait for this exciting documentary eye-opener to The Real History of Science Fiction.

Secrets, Distrust and Desperation Abound in New #GameofThrones Trailer


And, the teasing continues with the third trailer for the fourth season of Game of Thrones, which was released yesterday. From the trailer, it seems like we’ll be dealing with the ramifications of the “red wedding” and getting some reactions from the Stark family. And of course, dragons.

Game of Thrones will (mercifully) return…

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