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“Quantico” Returns Sunday Night; 8 Things To Expect In The “Alex” Episode
12 months ago

“Quantico” Returns Sunday Night; 8 Things To Expect In The “Alex” Episode

This past Thursday, news broke that ABC’s “Quantico” had been renewed for a second season. Fan excitement naturally ensued.

But let’s not get ahead of ourselves. Before reaching the¬†second season …
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Mike Goes To Prison, Pearson Specter Litt Suffers Major Blow In “Suits” Season Finale
12 months ago

Mike Goes To Prison, Pearson Specter Litt Suffers Major Blow In “Suits” Season Finale

In the closing moments of last week’s episode, Mike Ross — motivated by the words of his pro bono client — decided to make a deal with Anita Gibbs, the …
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FX’s Superb “People v. OJ Simpson” Powered By Compelling, Human Performances (Review)
1 year ago

FX’s Superb “People v. OJ Simpson” Powered By Compelling, Human Performances (Review)

Key art for FX’s “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story” declares, “you don’t know the half of it.”

The statement is misleading — and that is not a …
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FX’s “Baskets” Premiere Sets the Stage For Brilliance (Review)
1 year ago

FX’s “Baskets” Premiere Sets the Stage For Brilliance (Review)

From its very first scene, FX’s “Baskets” operates with a unparalleled sense of artistic clarity, purpose and confidence. It wholly understands its tone, completely defines what it wants to accomplish, …
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“Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” Lacks Laughs, Excitement, Resonance (Review)
1 year ago

“Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” Lacks Laughs, Excitement, Resonance (Review)

What little potential “Cooper Barrett’s Guide to Surviving Life” had as a concept is squandered by poor execution. Premiering Sunday, FOX’s new live-action comedy is an ineffectual misfire that generates …
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ABC’s “Quantico” is “How To Get Away With Murder” Without An Annalise; Review
1 year ago

ABC’s “Quantico” is “How To Get Away With Murder” Without An Annalise; Review

ABC’s “Quantico” premieres at 10PM on Sunday, September 27. Headline Planet reviewed the pilot episode in advance of Sunday’s broadcast. Our quick take follows:

Synopsis: “Quantico” opens in the wake …
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FOX’s “New Girl” Season Finale Arrives; 4 Things to Expect (Review)
2 years ago

FOX’s “New Girl” Season Finale Arrives; 4 Things to Expect (Review)

The fourth season of FOX’s “New Girl” was a tale of pros versus cons.

Loose in plot, it appealingly relied on the cast members’ organic chemistry. Always funny and always …
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FX Airs Season 3 “The Americans” Finale; What Worked, What Didn’t (Review)
2 years ago

FX Airs Season 3 “The Americans” Finale; What Worked, What Didn’t (Review)

If season three of FX’s “The Americans” has imparted any wisdom on the television community, it is the notion that getting the right things right will more than compensate for …
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“Glee” Returns for Its Final Season; 6 Key Storylines to Expect
2 years ago

“Glee” Returns for Its Final Season; 6 Key Storylines to Expect

Last season, when Rachel Berry transitioned from a wide-eyed underdog into a Broadway star and hot entertainment commodity, “Glee” critics noted that the line between actress and character had been …
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FOX’s “Empire” Premiere is Not Great But “Good Enough;” Review
2 years ago

FOX’s “Empire” Premiere is Not Great But “Good Enough;” Review

The premiere of FOX’s hotly anticipated drama “Empire” is not a great episode of television. Victimized by unimaginative, predictable storytelling, awkward and occasionally inorganic character development, comedic absences of nuance …
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