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What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Episode 4: Above Ab-erage

(0) Comments | Posted May 14, 2013 | 6:50 PM

Welcome back to your weekly run-down of What Would Ryan Lochte Do? (The jury was out last week, on a vacation.) But the past two episodes have been big for Ryan: first he introduced us to his elusive London love-interest Jaimee, and this week he's riding scooters and getting his...

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What Would Ryan Lochte Do? Episode 2: Mr. Lochte Goes To Washington

(2) Comments | Posted April 29, 2013 | 5:07 PM

Hello, lovely readers, and welcome to your weekly recap of one of the most cutting-edge television programs ever to grace the airwaves. A show so boundary-annihilating, so dramatically intrepid, so intellectually audacious that it dares to pose the greatest question of our time: What Would Ryan Lochte Do?

We begin...

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Bates Motel: Renaissance Man

(15) Comments | Posted April 23, 2013 | 10:40 AM

First, a little news -- Bates Motel: Armed and Fabulous just got renewed for a second season. So settle in, lambs, because this roller coaster is going to be going around the track for at least one more run.

Back to the important stuff. Deputy Shelby, local man of...

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Bates Motel Episode 5: The Morning After

(6) Comments | Posted April 19, 2013 | 10:59 AM

Bates Motel is back this week, and the last episode was all about tying up loose ends (and untying some others). If you recall, when last we saw Norman he was swaddled in the folds of Bradley's soft blonde hair -- they were hooking up, he wasn't in a creepy...

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Bates Motel Episode 4: Don't Tell Mom the Guy She Killed Is Dead

(3) Comments | Posted April 10, 2013 | 5:45 PM

Yesterday was Monday, and another day = another squalor in the lives of the Family Bates. When last we saw them, Norman had just stumbled upon Deputy Shelby's psychotically creepy sex dungeon -- or did he? Cliffhanger! Our favorite future psycho took a turn for the worst last week, and...

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Bates Motel Episode 3: Winter Is Coming

(4) Comments | Posted April 2, 2013 | 10:11 AM

Everyone's favorite variety comedy duo, Norman and Norma Bates, are back this week and things are starting to smell rotten. Very rotten. Could be either the rotting body in the lake, the bloody belt that Norman saved from the murder and kept under his bed, or a vile-sounding turkey pot...

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Bates Motel Episode 2: The Angel of Breath

(13) Comments | Posted March 26, 2013 | 4:30 PM

Hello loyal readers and sportsfans! Welcome to this week's episode of "Bates Motel: The Easter and Passover Years." I guess you could say this show does draw a lot on its holiday namesake - tonight there was a lot of, oh, let's say, "passing over" on sane behavior and a...

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Bates Motel Season 1 Premiere: Mean People Suck

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 11:30 AM

The moment's arrived, folks. We've been waiting 50 years to understand Psycho and now -- thanks to tonight's premiere of Bates Motel -- we're finally clearing out a lot of confusing cobwebs that have been lingering. Let's see what's going on down at the ol' Bates place!

First of all:...

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Downton Abbey Episode 6 Part 1: What Alfred Saw

(30) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 11:37 AM

Welcome, readers and children, and gather round the fire! Snuggle yourselves upon the hearth as we recount to this week's episode of A Downton Carol! Our favorite British sitcom family was on the receiving end of a lot of ghoulish life lessons last night -- lessons about the poisons of...

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Downton Abbey Episode 5: She Will Be a Member of My Tribe

(7) Comments | Posted February 4, 2013 | 1:10 PM

Note: Do not read on if you have not yet seen Season 3, Episode 5 of PBS' "Downton Abbey."

Boil, toil and trouble. That's all that ever happens over at Ol' Crawley Manor these days. Ever since Lady Sybil's untimely death, there's been not a drop of joy in Mudville....

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Downton Abbey, Episode 4: Can't We All Just Be Sybil?

(25) Comments | Posted January 28, 2013 | 11:19 AM

Last night's episode of Downton was a killer. And lo, a cloud moves in on our glorious Victorian brethren. Everything seemed so great just a few months ago! Mary and Matthew, the co-founders and joint CFOs of the International Tired Club, got married in the world's least exciting ceremony. Edith...

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