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When she's not satisfying her addiction to (amazing) teen dramas at tvtag's fan-dedicated pages for Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf, Vanessa Berben frequently gets super-deep and nerdy at Starburst Magazine and sporadically examines classic thrillers at FEARnet.

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Pretty Little Liars 507: "The Silence of E. Lamb"

(0) Comments | Posted July 24, 2014 | 4:15 PM

Every week, tvtag pairs up with Jaymie Bailey, founder of All Things PLL, to discuss the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars. Beware of "The Silence of E. Lamb" spoilers!

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VB: I love episodes that focus on these amazing...

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Teen Wolf 405: "I.E.D."

(0) Comments | Posted July 23, 2014 | 2:26 PM

This week on Teen Wolf all eyes are on the new, deadly assassins who have invaded Beacon Hills (High School) to hunt down the names on the Benefactor's list and I'll admit that over at tvtag. I'm struggling a bit with this "teen assassin" plotline. Spoilers ahead if...

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Pretty Little Liars 506: "Run, Ali, Run"

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 1:41 PM

For the fifth season of Pretty Little Liars tvtag is teaming up with Jaymie Bailey of All Things PLL to break down our favorite moments. Spoilers ahead if you haven't seen "Run, Ali, Run."

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VB: Seriously this season is...

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Teen Wolf 404: "The Benefactor"

(0) Comments | Posted July 18, 2014 | 11:40 AM

Over at tvtag we were really looking forward to finally meeting the Benefactor in this week's Teen Wolf. Sadly that proved to be a bit of a tease, though I guess we shouldn't be all that surprised. Caution, some spoilers ahead if you haven't seen Teen Wolf Episode...

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Pretty Little Liars 505: "Miss Me X 100"

(0) Comments | Posted July 10, 2014 | 2:52 PM

It's time for some Pretty Little Liars 100th Episode Madness with tvtag and Jaymie Bailey, founder of All Things PLL! Here we go -- mind the spoilers:

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VB: "Miss Me x 100" delivers what we reAlly want: explosive kisses,...

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Teen Wolf 403: "Muted"

(0) Comments | Posted July 9, 2014 | 3:53 PM

Caution, spoilers ahead if you haven't seen the latest episode of Teen Wolf, "Muted."

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This week's episode ensures no one at tvtag is going to sleep for a while and I may or may not have watched the opening sequence from in between...

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Pretty Little Liars 504: "Thrown From the Ride"

(0) Comments | Posted July 7, 2014 | 9:07 AM

For the fifth season of Pretty Little Liars tvtag is pairing up with Jaymie Bailey, founder of All Things PLL, to discuss the latest episode, "Thrown From the Ride." Caution: Spoilers Ahead.

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I don't even know where to begin...

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Teen Wolf 402: "117"

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:40 PM

This week's Teen Wolf, "117" picked up right where we left off: Kate Argent the Were-jaguar somehow zapped Derek back in time and turned him into "Baby Derek," the teenaged version of himself played by the actor Ian Nelson.

Wrap your heads around that for a second. Okay let's move...

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Pretty Little Liars 503: "Surfing the Aftershocks"

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 9:48 AM

Pretty Little Liars returns this week with another suspenseful (confusing?) episode and tvtag's pairing up with Jaymie Bailey, founder of All Things PLL to discuss our most burning questions. Caution: "Surfing the Aftershocks" spoilers.

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All the girls are metaphorically...

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'Teen Wolf' 401: The Dark Moon

(0) Comments | Posted June 24, 2014 | 6:58 PM

My favorite show about werewolves in high school returns this week for its fourth season (I said high school, not Bon Temps, True Blood fans -- simmer down), and it's going to be interesting to see how Teen Wolf plays out with some key players missing.

I loved the Hardy...

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Pretty Little Liars 502: "Whirly Girlie"

(0) Comments | Posted June 20, 2014 | 1:12 PM

This week tvtag's pairing up with Jaymie Bailey of All Things PLL to discuss the latest episode of Pretty Little Liars, "Whirly Girlie." Caution, spoilers ahead!

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VB: More Lies! Ali tells Holbrook she was kidnapped and says she did so to...

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Pretty Little Liars 501: "EscApe From New York"

(0) Comments | Posted June 17, 2014 | 5:39 PM

To celebrate the fifth season of Pretty Little Liars kicking off this week TV Tag's pairing up with Jaymie Bailey, creator of All Things PLL, to bring you in depth coverage and analysis of our fAve show.

Caution, major spoilers ahead.

Jaymie: We're back in...

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The Walking Dead's EP Gale Anne Hurd Talks Season 4 Part 2

(1) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 10:42 AM

For the latest issue of Starburst Magazine we get deep with The Walking Dead's executive producer Gale Anne Hurd. [CAUTION: Spoilers ahead.]

VB: Congrats on the show getting renewed for a 5th season!

GAH: Thank you! We're all so happy to be coming back. It's one big Walking Dead...

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Interview: The Walking Dead's EP Gale Anne Hurd on Season 4

(0) Comments | Posted October 14, 2013 | 2:34 PM

2013-10-12-GaleCropped1.jpgAs we all waited with bated breath for the return of The Walking Dead, I caught up with executive producer Gale Anne Hurd (who also happens to be one of my personal idols -- I may or may not have squealed like a...

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The Walking Dead's "I Ain't a Judas" -- It's All About Pairs

(4) Comments | Posted February 26, 2013 | 1:39 PM

Contains spoilers -- do not read unless you've seen "I Ain't a Judas."

At the start of this week's episode, both Rick and the governor's leadership abilities are being questioned by the ones they trust the most. This sets in motion an hour that focuses on the different pairings that...

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Isaac Marion Book Review: Warm Bodies Prequel, The New Hunger

(2) Comments | Posted February 15, 2013 | 8:58 AM

Author Isaac Marion is off to a great start in 2013. The film adaptation of his debut novel Warm Bodies is currently number one in the U.S., getting great reviews and after months of waiting, fans can now sink their teeth into its highly anticipated prequel, The New Hunger. Strategically...

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Dust Up's Ward Robert's and Amber Benson

(0) Comments | Posted January 23, 2013 | 1:39 PM

As a lover of all things camp and grindhouse, I recently had the chance to screen Writer/Director Ward Roberts' new DVD release, Dust Up, and was blown away by how beautifully crafted his homage to the genre is. I recently got to sit down with Roberts and the film's star,...

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Real Life Superhero El Caballero: Fighting Crime, Staying Classy

(3) Comments | Posted January 8, 2013 | 5:13 PM

Thanks to a good friend of mine, fellow Huffington Post Blogger Darius Schwarz, I was recently introduced to my all-time favorite Real Life Superhero (RLSH), Seattle's own El Caballero of the Rain City Superhero Movement.

The consummate gentleman (he's a real knight!) sat down to talk about...

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Isaac Marion Discusses His Novel Warm Bodies' Upcoming Theatrical Release

(5) Comments | Posted December 3, 2012 | 2:15 PM

Earlier this year, I had the honor of speaking with Isaac Marion, the author of one of my all-time favorite books, Warm Bodies. And when I say all-time favorite, I mean like, top 11. (I go to 11 because One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish gets...

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The Walking Dead: Planting Seeds

(10) Comments | Posted October 18, 2012 | 5:10 PM

In this column I examine some of the running themes in one of my favorite shows The Walking Dead. Fair warning: there are slight spoilers, but nothing too serious that gives away anything crucial. This week I'm focusing on the relationship dynamics of some of the core characters, so there...

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