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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - Two episodes, Two eliminations

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Recap: 'Survivor: Worlds Apart' - Two episodes, Two eliminations
Pre-credit sequence. Storms seem to be building as No Collar returns to camp. "Nina got what was coming to her," Hali cackles, malevolently, as if Nina had done her any harm at all. Hali explains to Will that his name only came up twice as a safety net. Will says that No Collar has the unit they want, but he also knows that he's doomed unless he can get Joe to turn on the girls this early. He eats things that would make a billy-goat puke. Yikes. There's a big snake over at Blue Collar. Mike successfully machetes the snake and he skins it for dinner. Actually, it's not that big at all, but Mike is willing to eat anything, as he proved with the scorpion situation. Rodney is hesitant, but he wants protein. It seems that the hatchet has been buried between Rodney and Mike. That's nice! Major cluck-up.
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Sam Witwer Speaks on "Defining" Being Human Season, Aidan's Journey and Star Wars

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Sam Witwer's character Aidan may have recently gained the nickname "Twilight," but he's got a lot more on his plate to deal with than simple romance on Being Human.

I recently spoke with the actor about what makes working on the show so special, what's in store for the brooding vampire and if there's any chance of him taking on a potential Star Wars movie role.

Witwer's resume is an impressive one, including characters such as Doomsday on Smallville and Crashdown on Battlestar Galactica. However, Being Human marks the first time he's played the same individual for multiple seasons.

"I've always been kind of a nomadic actor... This is the first time that I've actually hung around and wanted to hang around," he said, adding:

"The fact is, on Being Human, Sammy [Huntington], Meaghan [Rath] and Kristen [Hager] are three of my closest friends. I love being around them. I mean, we
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Recap: 'Girls' Delivers Best Episode Of Season 2 Yet With The Touching "It's A Shame About Ray"

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Seaon 2, Episode 4: "It's A Shame About Ray" With the second season of "Girls" arriving less than a year after the first season wrapped, and with the third season slated to start production in March, we've been wondering if the quick turnaround has had a detrimental effect on the show. So far season two has been good, just not great. The first three episodes have hopscotched around a bit, setting up the characters again in the premiere, quickly dealing with an interracial relationship by the end of the second episode and last week, the show dipped toward novelty with cocaine-fueled hijinks. However, last night Dunham delivered an episode that harkens back to the heart and humor that made the first season so winning, in what is easily this season's best instalment so far. The first notable thing about "It's A Shame About Ray" is that all four characters -- Hannah,
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Recap: 'Girls' Delivers Best Episode Of Season 2 Yet With The Touching "It's A Shame About Ray"

Seaon 2, Episode 4: "It's A Shame About Ray" With the second season of "Girls" arriving less than a year after the first season wrapped, and with the third season slated to start production in March, we've been wondering if the quick turnaround has had a detrimental effect on the show. So far season two has been good, just not great. The first three episodes have hopscotched around a bit, setting up the characters again in the premiere, quickly dealing with an interracial relationship by the end of the second episode and last week, the show dipped toward novelty with cocaine-fueled hijinks. However, last night Dunham delivered an episode that harkens back to the heart and humor that made the first season so winning, in what is easily this season's best instalment so far. The first notable thing about "It's A Shame About Ray" is that all four characters -- Hannah,
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Girls Review: Dinner Party From Hell

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Coming off of "Bad Friend" - which was a pretty fun and amusing episode of Girls - we hit an emotional spot this week. In "It's a Shame About Ray," Hannah hosted a dinner party that ignited all sorts of troubles, particularly for Marnie and Shoshanna.

Meanwhile, Jessa was off at her own disastrous meal with her new in-laws, who were not invited to her wedding.

It was only a matter of time before the odd couple otherwise known as Jessa and Thomas John hit their first real marital rough patch. She's a free spirit and he's an uptight finance guy and they got married on a whim after hating each other and then hooking up for a few weeks. Did you think the first time she met his parents would go well?

It doesn't matter how well Jessa behaved when dealing with a duo like that. Actually, it was
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Being Human (USA) season 3 episode 2 review: (Dead) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

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Review Kaci Ferrell Jan 22, 2013

Purebred werewolves are back causing trouble in this week's solid Being Human (USA)...

This review contains spoilers.

3.2 (Dead) Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

In retrospect, I suppose it's not a surprise that the twin purebred werewolves storyline is rearing its ugly head again, since it probably needs resolution, but I have to be honest in telling you that I'm not too happy about it. I thought it was one of the weakest parts of season two and I would've been quite pleased if it was never brought up again. 

But this episode introduces us to Liam McClean, Connor and Brynn's father. Apparently it's been a year and a half and Brynn hasn't come home to daddy yet, so this is the first time he's hearing of the fact that his son is dead and nailed to the wall of a vampire hidey hole. When he's not
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Being Human (USA) season 3 episode 1 review: It's A Shame About Ray

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Review Kaci Ferrell Jan 15, 2013

Being Human (USA) returns for season three with a grave-digging extravaganza. Here's Kaci's impressed review...

This review contains spoilers.

3.1 It's a Shame About Ray

If there is one word for the season three premiere of Being Human (USA), it is "disturbing," and I mean that in the best possible way. I feel like the creative team broke out the big guns this season and decided to stop playing around with us. After the drop in quality during season two, I find myself overwhelmed with how awesome this show is. It's like I forgot and the writers were determined to remind me.

I don't read spoilers for this show, so I was immediately surprised by the fact that rather than pick up in the woods where we last left our favourite werewolves, we've jumped forward a year and a half — and one of our werewolves...well, isn't.
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Being Human Review: I Am A Human Being!

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Despite the fact I cannot get the Lemonheads' song out of my mind, I still find it difficult to remember that all Being Human show titles are named after singles.

It's really crazy how well they manage to fit a title to an episode, and "It's a Shame About Ray" was no exception. Well, except that it really isn't a shame about Ray.

He was kind of a turd and his crusty heart brought back Sally's body in the flesh, so... screw Ray!

Oh, how I have missed Sam Huntington on my TV screen. When Being Human Season 2 ended with the ringing of a gunshot in the woods, I never imagined Josh would be cured of his werewolfism (ummm...I don't think that's a word, but I'm running with it). He’s actually human again.

It’s been 15 months since that gunshot, so we don’t know everything that happened,
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'Being Human': Season 3 is everything we wished for ... and more

The tagline for the third season of Syfy's "Being Human" -- returning tonight (Jan. 14) -- is "be careful what you wish for."

For the supernatural roommates -- vampire Aiden (Sam Witwer), ghost Sally Meaghan Rath) and werewolf Josh (Sam Huntington) -- that means mortality. You know, being human and all that jazz.

And with its compelling first episodes, Season 3 also breathes new life into the series itself, revitalizing what many disappointed "Being Human" fans considered to be a sophomore slump.

Showrunner Anna Fricke has steered "Being Human" (which she and husband Jeremy Carver, now helming "Supernatural," adapted from the original British series) to a fertile new landscape -- nearly reinventing the show's original premise.

Tonight's premiere jumps 15 months ahead of the Season 2 finale, when Aiden was buried alive (-ish) in an unmarked grave, Sally was exiled to limbo, and Josh's fate as a werewolf, as well as his girlfriend Nora's
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Watch the First Four Minutes of Syfy's Being Human Season 3 Premiere

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Need a break from watching football or waiting around to see the Golden Globes? Then check out the first four minutes of the Season 3 premiere of "Being Human" on Syfy. The network's #beinghumannow Twitter campaign paid off with over 20,000 retweets!

Season 3 Synopsis:

"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington with Kristen Hager joining this year as a series regular. Season 3 premieres on Monday, January 14th, and will consist of 13 episodes beginning with Episode 3.01, "It's a Shame About Ray."

Season 2 ended with Aidan (Witwer) buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother, Sally (Rath) lost in a state of limbo, and Josh’s (Huntington) plot to kill his maker, Ray, endangering Nora instead.

Related Story: Prep for "Being Human" Season 3 with this Video Blow-Out!

The new season also features a stellar lineup of new and returning guest stars including: Mark Pellegrino ("Lost," "Revolution") as Aidan’s vampire mentor
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Being Human Season Three Episode 1 'It's a Shame About Ray' Preview

Being Human stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath and Sam Huntington. Based on the acclaimed BBC series of the same name created by Toby Whithouse. The series airs on SyFy every Monday and you can catch the next episode January 14th. In the series, leading everyday lives is a lot harder than it looks for three supernatural roommates – vampire Aidan, ghost Sally and werewolf Josh – who share their secrets and a Boston brownstone. Together they learn that there are fates worse than death and more to life – and the afterlife – than most "normal" humans could ever imagine. Episode 1: 'It's a Shame About Ray' In the third-season opener, Aidan resurfaces to find the vampire community has changed a great deal. Meanwhile, Sally struggles to free herself from limbo; Josh and Nora stand up to Ray, and at...
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Sneak Peek Clip from Being Human Episode 3.01 - It's a Shame About Ray

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"Being Human" returns to Syfy next Monday, January 14th, with Episode 3.01, "It's a Shame About Ray"; and we have a sneak peek clip from the season premiere to share.

Season 3 Synopsis:

"Being Human" stars Sam Witwer, Meaghan Rath, and Sam Huntington with Kristen Hager joining this year as a series regular. Season 3 premieres on Monday, January 14th, and will consist of 13 episodes.

Season 2 ended with Aidan (Witwer) buried alive as punishment from vampire leader Mother, Sally (Rath) lost in a state of limbo, and Josh’s (Huntington) plot to kill his maker, Ray, endangering Nora instead.

Related Story: Prep for "Being Human" Season 3 with this Video Blow-Out!

The new season also features a stellar lineup of new and returning guest stars including: Mark Pellegrino ("Lost," "Revolution") as Aidan’s vampire mentor Bishop; Amy Aquino ("Harry’s Law," "ER") as Donna, a witch whose supernatural spells are sought out to help
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Happy Birthday, Evan Dando!

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If you happen to see Lemonheads founder Evan Dando today, go ahead and give the guy a hug. Do it for two reasons. First, he could probably use it. And secondly, it's his birthday today. The Boston-born indie rock icon is now 44 years old, and over those four decades and change he has cranked out some of the best jangle-and-mumble jams in indie rock history.

Dando formed the Lemonheads with friend Ben Deily in 1986. The group signed a deal with local label Taang! Records (which drove Dando to drop out of college) and recorded the albums Hate Your Friends, Creator and Lick. By 1989 they had generated something of a following, but Dando bolted the group for a short time, only to come back for a European tour.

By the time the band signed to a major label and released Lovey in 1990, Deily had left the band and they were on their way up.
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The Lemonheads Feel Some Shame: Wake-Up Video Bonus

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Pop music is a fickle mistress, and it's never certain exactly what will please whatever deity is in charge of who becomes a big deal and who doesn't. Back in 1992, things got really weird for Evan Dando, the frontman and primary songwriter for a ragtag little indie rock trio called the Lemonheads. They had gained a little bit of steam in the college rock community with four albums and a handful of EPs of shambling, workmanlike jangle pop. Then on this day in 1992, they released their fifth album It's a Shame About Ray, and everything got a little bit cagey.

Shortly after the release of It's a Shame About Ray, Dando and his band recorded a cover version of Simon and Garfunkel's "Mrs. Robinson" and released it as a single. It quickly became a huge hit on modern rock radio. Though it wasn't included on the original pressing, "Mrs.
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