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Adventure Time’s Jake the Dog

by Elizabeth Gunto June 25th, 2015
Why is a shape-shifting, 28-year-old bulldog (in "magical dog years," according to the show's writers) who can play the viola, read braille and has five children with a rainicorn hanging out with a human kid? Because they are best friends, duh. It's not worth the energy to apply typical
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Nucky Thompson, Boardwalk Empire

by Elizabeth Gunto June 17th, 2015
"There's a kindness in you. How can you do what you do?"

The question that Margaret Thompson poses to her estranged husband, Enoch Malachi "Nucky" Thompson says more about the protagonist of Boardwalk Empire than any other sentence uttered on the show. The corrupted treasurer for Atlantic City, New Jersey is nothing if not conflicted.

Nucky is based on the real-life Enoch Lewis "Nucky" Johnson, who was the political boss of Atlantic City for nearly 30 years and made his name
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The Blacklist’s Liz Keen

by Ronald A. Rowe June 5th, 2015
Last week I wrote about the excellent new NBC drama, The Blacklist. The central character is the rogue Raymond Reddington, played by James Spader. We covered the character extensively in the review. This week, we are going to focus on another character, FBI profiler Elizabeth Keen, played by Megan Boone.

Boone is a relative newcomer to big league acting. She’s been bumping around, paying her dues, for over a decade, but the 30-year-old
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  • Henry: The Heart of Once Upon a Time

    by Ronald A. Rowe June 4th, 2015
    Once Upon a Time is essentially an ensemble show. Ginnifer Goodwin, who plays Mary Margaret Blanchard/Snow White gets top billing. Emma Swan, the character payed by Jennifer Morrison, gets the most screen time. But it is Henry Mills, played by Jared Gilmore, who is really the heart of the show.

    Henry has complicated familial ties. Right from the start we have known that Henry is Emma’s biological son and the
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  • Mitchell Prichett

    by Elizabeth McMillan June 3rd, 2015
    Modern Family is a well known sitcom, that brings families together for a nice evening with a relatable television family. All of the characters add their own spunk to the show, but Mitchell Prichett brings a lot of the less noticed humor. If you catch the humor he has, however, you will be rolling around laughing uncontrollably. In Modern Family, Mitchell seems to be one of the tamer characters,
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  • Game of Thrones’ Daenerys Stormborn

    by Ronald A. Rowe June 2nd, 2015
    Game of Thrones is among the top handful of most intriguing dramas on television. Among the many, many characters on the show (seriously, there are a lot of named characters in Game of Thrones) there is one that stands out as the most interesting. To be fair, there are two that rank right up at the top. Tyrion Lannister is a fan favorite and a fascinating, multifaceted character, worthy
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