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Recap: The Following 2×07, “Sacrifice”

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Monday night’s episode of The Following appropriately titled “Sacrifice” was not only surreal but I would say mentally disturbing, not to mention downright awesome!

If you haven’t seen the latest episode of The Following…WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! I would suggest you stop reading now. Otherwise Grissom has come out of the deep dark closet to write the recap! Enjoy! Continue reading Recap: The Following 2×07, “Sacrifice”

Recap: The Vampire Diaries S5:314, “No Exit”

Courtesy: The CW
Courtesy: The CW

The Vampire Diaries returned this week after a 2 week Olympic hiatus with a creepy opening out of a horror movie. As the camera panned over an old swing set to what looks like an abandoned farmhouse, it turns out Damon and Enzo have holed up after Wes injected Damon with a serum turning him into a vampire killer.  It has been 8 hours since Damon has last fed and Enzo, not wanting to be his next meal, has turned the man of the house into a vampire for Damon to feed. Upon awakening, Enzo greets the confused man by stating “You’re a vampire, congratulations” and force feeds the man a blood bag before Damon kills him and in a very “Ripper” style rips off his head. Continue reading Recap: The Vampire Diaries S5:314, “No Exit”

THE FOLLOWING ENDS IT’S FIRST SEASON WITH A BANG….LITERALLY

THE FOLLOWING EPISODE 15: THE FINAL CHAPTER REVIEW

By: Nick Kelley

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***SPOILER ALERT***

         As was left off in last week’s episode of The Following, Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) has left with Claire (Natalie Zea) on a boat, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Michael Weston (Shawn Ashmore) are reminded once again about The Masque of the Red Death at the evacuation center, Emma (Valorie Curry) kills Jacob (Nico Tortorella) in a Murders In the Rue Morgue type fashion because she can’t love both Joe and Jacob, and Debra Parker (Annie Parisse) reminds us about a familiar Poe story entitled Premature Burial in which, you guessed it, Debra is buried alive. Wow, that is a lot to soak in for one episode.

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NO MORE HOLDING OUT FOR A HERO: Why TV & Movies Have More Fantastical Figures Than Ever Before

by Anne W. Brennan

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Two brothers who hunt the things that go bump in the night, contend with Heaven and Hell, and save the world.  And still bicker like brothers – a lot.

A genius billionaire playboy philanthropist who saves himself from death every second of the day with an implant in his chest, and who uses that genius to bring peace to the world.  With a little attitude.

Teenagers who, having been turned into monsters, still try to maintain their humanity and innocence in the face of thousands of years of war and blood.  And have great parties every week.
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THE FOLLOWING EPISODE 14: “THE END IS NEAR” REVIEW…KICKS ASS!!!

THE FOLLOWING EPISODE 14: “THE END IS NEAR” REVIEW

By: Nick Kelley

***SPOILER ALERT***

“And darkness and decay and the Red Death held illimitable dominion over all.” The Masque of the Red Deathby Edgar Allan Poe.

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Joe with Annabel Lee

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REVIEW: The Following’s “Havenport” (1×13), by Anne W. Brennan

Or, In Which Joe Has a Very Bad Day, Part II

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Havenport is no haven for anyone, nor is it the port in the storm that Joe had imagined.  While “The Curse” saw things starting to unravel for Joe, they’re now coming apart like someone’s pulled a thread on a ratty sweater and it’s quickly turning into a ball of nasty yarn.

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REVIEW: Grimm’s “One Angry Fuchsbau” (2×17), by Anne W. Brennan

Available on nbc.com for free viewing:  http://www.nbc.com/grimm/video/one-angry-fuchsbau/n34758/

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Quick sidenote: working for lawyers as I do, I gleefully enjoyed the Ziegevolk lawyer being so glib and (considering his toad sweat) literally rather slimy.  Is a stereotype a stereotype if it’s true?  I simply nodded and pointed at the TV, muttering, “That looks familiar.”

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REVIEW: Supernatural’s “Taxi Driver” (8×19), by Anne W. Brennan

Available on Hulu Plus and for free on the CW’s website:  http://bit.ly/17frDZC

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Last week, I asked the Supernatural Gods to give us a one-two punch, and they delivered in this episode.  I found this a rich and powerful hour of raw emotion – fear, love, regret, and bittersweet joy.  I’m going to go through the episode, then do some picking apart.  Please bear with me.

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