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Character Spotlight – True Detective’s Rust Cohle

by Elizabeth Gunto August 27th, 2014 | Character Spotlight
That Matthew McConaughey could play a philosophical detective with a sordid past is a huge surprise. Until recently he's more known for being shirtless and than being an real actor. McConaughey's starring role in the 2013 drama Dallas Buyers Club, for which he won an Academy Award for Best Actor, showed that he could pull off films other than romantic comedies. But McConaughey's skill portraying Detective Rust Cohle on HBO's crime series True  Detective is still a revelation. Detective Cohle is an atheist who keeps a cross above his bed for mediation.  His is not a part that seems written for
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Character Spotlight

The Last Ship’s Rachel Scott

by Ronald A. Rowe August 20th, 2014
One of the most interesting characters from TNT’s The Last Ship is Dr. Rachel Scott.  Dr. Scott is a major character in the show but not in the book upon which the show is loosely based.  In the pilot episode, Dr. Scott is keeping secrets from her shipmates of the past 4 months.  While the rest of the crew of the USS Nathan James believes their Arctic mission to have been fairly routine, only Rachel and her colleague Quincy know the truth.  The two have been on a secret quest to uncover the “primordial” version of a virus that
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TV Highlights

TV Highlights for the Week of 8.25.14

by Jennifer S. Rowe August 25th, 2014
If you have not yet seen the show Whose Line is it Anyway, you should add it to your current watching schedule, DVR, or watch it Monday nights at 8pm on the CW. The show originally ran from 1998 to 2007, and was hosted by Drew Carey, who by the way was hysterical, and also included Ryan Stiles, Colin Mochrie, and Wayne Brady as regular performers, with a 4th seat open for guests. The show revolves around the actors improvising characters and scenes on the spot and the categories
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Top 10 Shows

America’s Got Talent (Wed) 20/20
America’s Got Talent (Tues) Under the Dome
NCIS Big Brother (Sun)
60 Minutes Big Brother (Wed)
The Big Bang Theory Big Brother (Thu)

Add It – HBO’s True Detective

by Elizabeth Gunto August 26th, 2014 | Add It
Add It
The crime scene in the opening of HBO's True Detective could be an art installation. The murderer arranged his victim, a young prostitute, with such precision and care, you can assume that's how he wanted it to be seen. Two detectives, Rustin Cohle (Matthew McConaughey) and Marty Hart (Woody Harrelson), investigate the murder in 1995. Seventeen years later, new investigators interview the pair separately when, despite the assumed murderer being convicted, a victim is found styled in the same fashion as the girl years ago.

Police find the victim in a crop field far from any home, which speaks to the feel of
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Delete It: Skin Wars

by T Akery August 21st, 2014 | Delete It
Delete It
Skin Wars is another competition show that tries to highlight an artistic job that people are familiar with but don't really think about. This time, it is about body painting. While the artists definitely have some highlight when it comes to putting paint on people, it is actually not that exciting as a competition show.

The format works with a small challenge. The winner gets an advantage. In the first show, it was thirty extra minutes of painting time. Then a final challenge is issued and the losing contestant goes home.

What really kills the show though is that they really
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Toss Up: Garfunkel and Oates

by Elizabeth Gunto August 22nd, 2014 | Toss Up
Toss Up
IFC hosts the comedy/music duo Garfunkel and Oates in their new show of the same name, where Riki Lindhome and Kate Micucci play situation comedy versions of themselves:  single comedians living in Los Angeles and dealing with its painful comedy scene. While in theory a sitcom, the show struggles to both plot out 30 minutes of airtime and work in the funny songs that made Garfunkel and Oates famous.

This is not to say the show isn't funny. Garfunkel and Oates, named after the less popular halves of two bands, wander around the city in a hip, Mod Cloth-draped daze, dating weirdos
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