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Legends – Rogue

by Alan Rapp on September 11, 2014

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Legends - Rogue

After teasing us with, but largely ignoring, the truth about Martin Odum (Sean Bean) for the show’s first few episodes in favor of FBI missions used to demonstrate both Martin’s unique skill-set and his mental state, “Rogue” finally begins to put the mystery of who Martin Odum really is front and center. Beginning with telling off his shrink (Linda Park) and enlisting the help of Maggie (Tina Majorino) to lead him to not one but two other members (Blake Robbins, Kirk Acevedo) of a secret American battalion which he may have been part of back in February of 2004, Odum goes off the reservation and assumes one of his legends in order to get some answers.

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Doctor Who – Robot of Sherwood

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2014

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Doctor Who - Robot of Sherwood

Allowing Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) to choose the destination, The Doctor (Peter Capaldi) is flummoxed when her dream to meet the legendary Robin Hood (Tom Riley) produces exactly (more or less) what she suspects. Disbelieving everything about the fairy tale unfolding before his eyes, The Doctor sets out to discover what is really going on with Robin, his Merry Men, and the Sheriff of Nottingham (Ben Miller) whose robotic soldiers are stealing gold from the local populace.

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Beware the Batman – Monsters

by Alan Rapp on September 8, 2014

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Beware the Batman - Monsters

The arrival of a group of heavily armored and well financed thugs roaming the streets of Old Gotham, along with a mysterious savior whom the neighbor has dubbed their Golem, brings Batman (Anthony Ruivivar) and Katana (Sumalee Montano) to Gotham City’s poorest part of town. Unmasking Metamorpho (Adam Baldwin) as the Golem doesn’t stop the mercenaries working for the imprisoned Simon Stagg‘s (Jeff Bennett) daughter Sapphire (Emmanuelle Chriqui) nor the out-of-control District Attorney Harvey Dent (Christopher McDonald) intent on taking down the city’s vigilantes by any means necessary.

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Franklin & Bash – Good Cop/Bad Cop

by Alan Rapp on September 6, 2014

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Franklin & Bash - Good Cop/Bad Cop

While attempting help a client (Daniel Roebuck) whose expensive beach property was illegally seized and built upon by his neighbor (Bruce Nozick) during his lengthy abscence following The Grateful Dead, Franklin (Breckin Meyer) and Bash (Mark-Paul Gosselaar) accidentally piss off a corrupt cop (Vincent Ventresca) who begins to make the pair’s lives a living hell including throwing both of them in jail overnight over trumped-up charges. After Anita (Toni Trucks) discovers the cop spends his free time working for the land developer who screwed over their client, Peter enlists the help of his his ex Wendy (Kat Foster) which also reawakens some old passions.

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Legends – Betrayal

by Alan Rapp on September 4, 2014

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Legends - Betrayal

After successfully taking down Yuri (Alon Aboutboul) and Ana (Necar Zadegan) and acquiring what they believe is all the VX gas which Richard Hubbard (David Meunier) was forced to make for the Colonel things begin to go immediately wrong for the FBI. First the VX turns out to be nothing more than hairspray, and the team learns the real VX will be used in a series of terrorist attacks which will not stop until Yuri and Ana are freed.

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Doctor Who – Into the Dalek

by Alan Rapp on September 2, 2014

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Doctor Who - Into the Dalek

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Gee, I really want Doctor Who to be more like Innerspace!”? Yeah… me neither. Following a somewhat lackluster premiere, Peter Capaldi‘s run as the Twelfth Doctor begins in earnest here as The Doctor and Clara (Jenna-Louise Coleman) find themselves shrunk down by soldiers and surgically implanted inside a damaged Dalek. Nicknaming him Rusty, The Doctor escorts the soldiers (who might as well be wearing red shirts) and Clara through the creature’s innards in an attempt to do something he knows is impossible: create a good Dalek.

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Graceland – Home

by Alan Rapp on August 29, 2014

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  • Title: Graceland – Home
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Graceland - Home

Neither the return of Johnny (Manny Montana) and Jakes (Brandon Jay McLaren) from Mexico nor the Sauce Night in their honor can scrub clean the stench of failure, suspicion, and secrets permeating Graceland. Despite finally selling Carlito’s father on the plane scheme to smuggle the cartel’s drugs over the border, Johnny is sick to his stomach for lying and leaving Lucia (Jamie Gray Hyder) behind. With the LAPD shutting down the human trafficking ring and killing Mike’s only connection to the Solano Cartel (Jon Sklaroff), all of Mike‘s (Aaron Tveit) hard work goes up in smoke and Paige (Serinda Swan) is left with unanswered questions and suspicions about what really happened to the scared young girl (Marina Shtelen) she promised to get out alive.

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Legends – Lords of War

by Alan Rapp on August 28, 2014

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Legends - Lord of War

In order to track down the missing Russian scientist (David Meunier) and his family before the man is forced to complete making the VX gas, Martin Odum (Sean Bean) assumes the role of arms dealer Dante Auerbach. Calling on an old business associate (Dominic Raines), Dante is given an introduction to the seller (Necar Zadegan) of the Chechnyans whom he must convincingly woo to get one step closer to stopping the gas from hitting the black market. In doing so he will eventually be led to the man (Alon Aboutboul) behind the scientist’s kidnapping and the creation of the gas whom is prepared to sell Dante the goods provided the man proves himself first.

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Covert Affairs – Sensitive Euro Man

by Alan Rapp on August 27, 2014

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Covert Affairs - Sensitive Euro Man

After making the hard call of going to the CIA with evidence that links Ryan McQuaid (Nic Bishop) to the Chicago bombing, Annie (Piper Perabo) chooses to ignore Auggie‘s (Christopher Gorham) advice and follow her heart which tells her that McQuaid is being set-up. With the spurned Hayley (Amy Jo Johnson) back on the case looking for a connection between the pair, McQuaid and Annie look into the motives of McQuaid’s top assistant Caitlyn Cooke (Perrey Reeves) whose actions suggest she has framed her boss for one attack while planning another which only Annie can stop in time.

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  • Title: Pretty Little Liars – Taking This One to the Grave
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Pretty Little Liars - Taking This One to the Grave

The mid-season “fatale finale” lives up to its name as before the end of the episode one Liar will be arrested and one series regular won’t live long enough to see the closing credits roll. Paranoia over Alison‘s (Sasha Pieterse) latest plans makes strange bedfellows as the Liars enlist the help of Mona (Janel Parrish) to discover just what Alison has told the police and where she has shifted suspicion concerning the death of Bethany Young. The unusual partnership culminates in Mona and Spencer (Troian Bellisario) sneaking into Radley in Charlie’s Angels fashion, with the help of Aria (Lucy Hale), to find evidence that will turn the police’s attention away Spencer and back on Alison who Mona believes to be A.

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