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2012
Nov
28
 
 
If you expected things to lighten up for Sister Mary Eunice (Lily Rabe) this week, think again. In this week’s new episode, she fears that Briarwood has been visited by a “dark visitor.” And she’s not wrong.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
28
 
 
I’m betting this will prove to be worth the wait. For the first time this season, we see – and hear – a duet between Rayna (Connie Britton) and Juliette (Hayden Panettiere). That’s on stage, at the famed Ryman Auditorium – but off stage, before and after, is where to find the real drama.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
28
 
 
The death of J.R. Ewing — er, Larry Hagman — leaves us with another vivid reminder of television's power to imprint an actor or actress with a single, signature role...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
28
 
 
In another sign of the fall of western civilization, or, that we have not yet reached the bottom of cable programming, here's a recent clip from Tru TV's Killer Karaoke – where contestants sing while enduring challenges. Like mulitple shock devices...
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
27
 
 
I’d be a Grinch if I didn’t point this out each year: the first showing of Chuck Jones’ 1966 animated treatment of the Dr. Seuss classic.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
27
 
 
The main plot of tonight’s new episode involves Jess (Zooey Deschanel) and her concerns about getting old, but I’m more interested in the subplot with Schmidt, which continues his unusual semi-romantic relationship with his demanding boss, played by guest star Carla Gugino.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
27
 
 
It’s been such a sad and emotional stretch for almost everyone on this show, with story lines dealing with cancer, suicide and the like, that it’s nice to report that tonight, after attending a funeral, Amber and Ryan (Mae Whitman and guest star Matt Lauria from Friday Night Lights) pull over to allow themselves a genuinely happy moment.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
27
 
 
This week’s episode is the penultimate show of the season, and has Jax (Charlie Hunnam) squaring of against not one formidable adversary, but two. One is Clay (Ron Perlman), who’s been in Jax’s sights for a while. The other is Pope (Harold Perrineau), the ruthless gangster whose latest actions have made Jax reconsider their uneasy truce.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
27
 
 
Here’s a very rare, very, very welcome guest list: Tonight, Conan O’Brien welcomes one of the true comedy greats in TV, movie and Broadway history… and they’re all the same guy. Mel Brooks.
 
 
 
  
 
 
2012
Nov
27
 
 
Back in the Fifties, an up-and-coming Hagman was hired by cartoonist Leonard Starr as the model for a character in Starr’s popular comic strip series, Mary Perkins On Stage...