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Game of Thrones: Stormborn episode review

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*** WARNING SPOILERS AHEAD *** It was perhaps inevitable that with the final stages of the great game approaching that various story threads would begin to fold upon each other, and Stormborn is predominantly an exercise in smoothing out the rough, overlapping edges. Stormborn is perhaps the most exposition heavy episode the show has ever

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Jack Nicholson was on to water skullduggery long before the ABC’s Linton Besser

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As this clip from Roman Polanski’s 1974’s Chinatown shows, Jack Nicholson, playing private detective Jake Gittes in parched and corrupt 1930s California, was a fine role model for ABC reporter Linton Besser (pictured below). While Besser lacked Jack’s tailored suits, classic Ray Bans and sticking plaster across his nose last night on Four Corners‘ Pumped: Who is benefitting from the

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Why the world will never have another pop culture phenomenon like The Simpsons

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There’s a significant number of people from my generation — people who grew up in the late 1990s — who are able to hold almost complete conversations through quotes from The Simpsons. There’s another handful of people who can do so with Seinfeld quotes, and many, like me, who are able to recite near-complete episodes of Friends. These three sitcoms hold

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Game of Thrones’ Dragonstone review

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Thanks for joining me for another seasons of Game of Thrones, my fourth for Daily Review. As always SPOILERS LIE AHEAD! *** “Shall we begin?” – Daenerys Targaryen Premiere episodes of Game of Thrones’ series usually forsake the grandstanding moments the show has made its hallmark, and instead set out the tensions that act as

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Pulse review: ABC’s new medical drama lacks spark

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The ABC has a new homegrown medical drama premiering this week called Pulse. If your reaction to this news is a decisive “so what?”, you’re probably not alone. And if you chose to stop reading this review after that first sentence, I can hardly blame you. If you’re choosing to stick by, here’s the crux of Pulse, inspired by a true

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