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Gotham Will Continue To Be Mediocre Until It Fixes Itself

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The fifth episode of Gotham airs tonight, and the show will continue to try and prove its need to exist; a Batman show, without Batman. While I kind of loved the pilot, the subsequent episodes are full of moments that both land well and miss completely, and it’s created an experience that is often wildly inconsistent. That’s off-putting when try to set up a new universe like this, and Gotham struggles in terms of trying to figure out what it actually is. Is it a superhero show? A crime drama? A comic book adaptation? All of the above? To me, there are a few glaring things Gotham needs to fix directly if it’s going to graduate from mediocre to good, then hopefully on to great and amazing after that. It’s similarly-genred competition, The Flash, already seems to be ahead of the game, debuting firmly at “good” and managing to stay… »

- Paul

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Homeland Season 4 Episode 4 Review: “Iron In the Fire”

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Do you think Carrie Mathison is a good person? I’m sure many Homeland fans, after the show’s season four premiere and especially after the final scene of “Iron In the Fire,” would immediately say no, claiming Carrie to be some kind of monster. But really think about it: is she really? There’s no debate over Carrie’s mental state—she’s a troubled, unstable individual who is not fit to be a parent at this time. However, when it comes to her job, Carrie is capable and overly passion. She makes erratic and sometimes unwise decisions, but they never come from a place of malice. In Carrie’s mind, she’s simply trying to do her job the best way that she can. And that’s why I didn’t cringe or yell at my TV (as some people apparently did, according to Twitter) during the final »

- Chris King

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Resurrection 2.04 Review: “Old Scars”

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Imagine your family’s most hostile and awkward dinner, and then add into the mix the surreal complication of your dead relatives returning for such an occasion.  All the old wounds and resentments the Langstons may have buried years ago surfaced on Resurrection this week. Margaret plans a family dinner on the otherwise somber anniversary of Jacob’s death 32 years ago.  Lucille still mourns the loss of her son even though he’s technically alive again.  She broke my heart into pieces when she said that nothing could erase that unbearable pain. Considering how quiet Lucille has been all season so far, it’s about time she cracked.  She might not have always had the best relationship with her mother-in-law but they’re more alike than they think.  Lucille’s outburst on Barbara was totally justified.  If anything, it probably felt good to let all that anger off her chest since she could never yell… »

- Jen

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First Look at The Vampire Diaries Star Nina Dobrev as Tatia on The Originals

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The photo above may be of Nina Dobrev, but she’s not playing Elena Gilbert. No, this picture, along with the two below, are the first photos of Dobrev as Tatia on The Originals. Dobrev, who will be just the second Vampire Diaries star to appear on The Originals (Michael Trevino, who plays Tyler, crossed over last year during The Originals‘ first season), will show up on the spin-off series in flashbacks as the original doppelganger. However,even though she won’t be playing Elena, that doesn’t mean that Dobrev has escaped love triangles, as Tatia finds herself caught in between not the Salvatore brothers but Klaus and Elijah. “What we remember from The Vampire Diaries, for those who watch both shows, is that [Klaus and Elijah] both loved her, so it’s a little bit of history repeating itself like with Stefan [Paul Wesley] and Damon [Ian Somerhalder],” creator Julie Plec said to E! about Tatia’s debut… »

- Chris King

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Lisa Kudrow is Valerie Cherish Again in The Comeback Season 2 Trailer

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The Comeback is, well, coming back to HBO next month, and we finally have a trailer for the second season of the Lisa Kudrow-led comedy series. It was officially announced back in May that the network was reviving the show, which was cancelled after only one season back in 2005, for a six-episode second season. “The Comeback holds a special place in the hearts of its many fans, including many of us here at HBO,” HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said when it was announced that the series was returning. “I can’t wait to find out what Valerie’s been up to since we last met.” Picking up nine years after the end of the show’s first season, Season 2 of The Comeback will show us Valerie “in the spotlight.” However, the exact arc for Season 2 is being kept under wraps by the show’s co-creator Michael Patrick King, »

- Chris King

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Once Upon a Time 4.04 Review: “The Apprentice”

2 hours ago

I really wish I had re-watched the movie Fantasia before seeing last night’s episode of Once Upon a Time that continued the mystery of the sorcerer’s hat. The flashbacks of this episode continues Anna’s journey as she finally encounters Rumple and tries to get the information that she is looking for. We get to see a deeper side of her as she makes a deal with Rumple which leads to the Apprentice being transformed into a mouse. We find out that the sorcerer is dead so that kills the chance of seeing him on the show. The thing that made the flashbacks interesting was actually seeing Anna having to deal with an inner darkness. She had a chance to kill Rumple, but she just couldn’t and can we just agree that it was heartbreaking to see Anna cry? However, at one point Anna gets a hold of the dagger and… »

- Andy

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Watch The Simpsons Pay Tribute to Archer, South Park, Adventure Time and More

2 hours ago

I’ll be honest, I haven’t watched The Simpsons in probably five years or so, but every so often I can’t avoid going back to the well when an episode or a clip gets really popular. That’s the case this morning with the final few seconds of last night’s episode, where Lisa openly wondered about all the different versions of their family that could possibly exist for shameless marketing purposes. It was a playful dig at Fox (which is about The Simpsons’ 4,000th playful dig at Fox), but we got to see what that actually might look like a short while after. The show went on to demonstrate exactly what this might look like in practice, and we see The Simpsons rendered in a bunch of different animations format. Can you name them all after watching the clip? I’m not sure if I can, but I’ll try. »

- Paul

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The Walking Dead 5.02 Review: “Strangers”

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Of the many impressive things about the first two episodes of The Walking Dead‘s fifth season, the show’s new commitment to making character and plot coalesce is easily the biggest stand out. It’s really a process that began during the back half of season four, which took a more experimental approach to storytelling, delivering some of the most compelling character work the show’s ever seen in the process (ok, and “The Grove”, but we don’t have to talk about that right now). Out under the weight of The Governor and all the nonsense that went along with him, The Walking Dead‘s basically hit the reset button, turning its focus inward, even as it introduces new locations and possible story lines to follow. It may not be a formula the show follows forever, but the improvements it’s made to the show can be felt »

- Randy Dankievitch

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The Five Most Eligible Bachelorettes of The Walking Dead

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We did the guys a week or so ago, and now it’s time to turn our attention toward the ladies of The Walking Dead. Dating in the apocalypse is tough, and marriage is borderline impossible, but our core group of survivors has some fantastic women in it all the same. Everyone has their pros and cons, so much like the guys, we’ll go through all their little quirks. Which of them have long term potential? Which should you probably stay away from? We’ll aim to find out below. Naturally, all the ladies on the show couldn’t fit, and I’m only declaring Maggie as permanently “off the market” due to her involvement with Glenn. Other pairings like Bob and Sasha and Abraham and Rosita aren’t exactly set in stone yet. Here we go. Spoilers follow. Carol Likes: growing her hair out as slowly as humanly possible, »

- Paul

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Looks Like the One Tree Hill Cast Is Still As Close As Ever

3 hours ago

A lot of TV series always describe how close they are, that the cast and crew are truly family on set and would do anything for each other. However, with people having so many different types of personalities and actors having to spend close to 18 hours on set some days, you’ve got to wonder if what they are saying is always true. Well, for the cast of One Tree Hill, the fact that they were and still are a family certainly appears to be the truth from these photos posted to Instagram by Brooke Davis herself, Sophia Bush. Bush, Bethany Joy Lenz (who played Haley James Scott), Hilarie Burton (Peyton Sawyer), James Lafferty (Nathan Scott) and Paul Johansson (Dan Scott) all reunited this weekend at a One Tree Hill convention in Paris. Bush first teased the One Tree Hill family reunion on Friday with a #FlashbackFriday photo of her and Burton… »

- Chris King

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David Simon Discusses The Wire’s Political Spin-Off That HBO Killed

4 hours ago

The West Wing  meets The Wire? It’s not as ridiculous as it may sound, and it almost happened, if David Simon had his way. In about the middle of The Wire’s five season run, there were plans to have a political spin-off starring none other than Petyr Baelish himself, Aiden Gillen. Whoops, I mean Tommy Carcetti. Simon explains to Buzzfeed exactly what that might have looked like: “We were actually trying to spin off the city hall show and do a political show,” Simon revealed to BuzzFeed News, explaining it would’ve focused on Aiden Gillen’s politician Tommy Carcetti. “We wrote a bunch of scripts that would spin off after Season 3 of ‘The Wire.’ But HBO said, ‘No, we only want one show that nobody is watching in Baltimore, not two!’ ” For as much acclaim as The Wire has, this does actually make sense. It was hardly one of HBO’s… »

- Paul

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Who Should Play the Family Guy Characters in a Live-Action Episode?

6 hours ago

It looks to be that Family Guy is here to stay. After being cancelled twice, the animated sitcom is now currently in its thirteenth season and is an integral part of Fox’s Sunday night lineup. This season even started with a very awesome crossover episode with The Simpsons that featured an epic fight between show patriarch’s Peter Griffin and Homer Simpson. So what is next for the comedy? Sopranos‘ alum Tony Sirico will back, but will be not be reprising his role of Vinny the Dog. He will be playing a heightened version of himself in a live sequence. We at TV Overmind were thinking. What if Seth MacFarlane decided to have an completely live action episode. What a great idea, right? We decided to help MacFarlane out and cast the episode for him. You will see a lot of big names on the list, but we have »

- Tim Gerstenberger

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Boardwalk Empire 5.07 Review: “Friendless Child”

12 hours ago

I don’t cry too often when watching television, and I don’t think I’ve ever started to tear up once during an episode of Boardwalk Empire, not even when Richard Harrow met his poetically tragic end in the closing moments of season four or during Chalky’s final scene in last Sunday’s episode. However, I’d be lying if I said that the ending montage to “Friendless Child” didn’t make me incredibly emotional. For the first time throughout the show’s run, Boardwalk Empire had me on the verge of tears, and it was due to what I originally thought was this season’s biggest weakness becoming its greatest strength. I’m talking, of course, about the flashbacks to Nucky’s past, which throughout the first four episodes of season five, I found to be the least interesting parts of Boardwalk Empire’s swan song. How »

- Chris King

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Doctor Who 8.09 Review: Flatline

14 hours ago

This week’s episode of Doctor Who may have been one of the most brilliant episodes of Series 8 so far as the companion gets to step in big time. The concept for “Flatline” was mysterious creatures from a “2D Universe” that were trying to understand our 3D universe. Some of the best mysteries of Doctor Who are whenever the monster of the week isn’t 100% clear. The whole deal with the Tardis’ exterior shrinking was hilarious, but it was also a great way to give Clara the opportunity to be the prime focus of the episode. Jenna Coleman has been one heck of an addition to the Doctor Who universe so it was greatly appreciated that she got to do so much in this episode. Seeing her as “Doctor Oswald” was outstanding and even though she was communicating with the Doctor the whole time, you got to see her having… »

- Andy

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