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‘Scandal’ Season 3 Premiere Recap: “It’s Handled”

“I am the hell and the high water.” Yup, Scandal is back, after a positively bananas Season 2 finale that left fans wondering how we could possibly wait four months to find out what happened after Olivia Pope was beset by reporters as she left her apartment for a run, then dragged into a limo, where she sat face-to-face with Rowan. Looking at him in disbelief, she utters the show’s final line of the season: “Dad!” … Read More

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We Have Some Questions for Sarah Haskins About ‘Trophy Wife’

There are many things to like about ABC’s Trophy Wife, which premiered last night. And by “many,” I mostly mean the participation of Sarah Haskins, former Current TV skewerer of all things lady. (I also mean the participation of Bradley Whitford, but we can set that aside for a moment.) Watching the pilot, which was moderately funny and centered around introducing us to Malin Akerman’s prima-facie charming Kate, I found myself worrying, though. The show has sliced itself a fairly difficult task: how to lampoon a situation that still touches a lot of cultural buttons? People have built up a lot of (legitimate or not) anger and resentment over the years about the younger-wife thing. Willa Paskin, at Slate, feels that Trophy Wife manages to toe that line properly. But I have my doubts. Here are some of them, phrased as questions to Haskins herself in a perhaps-creepy-but-I-hope-ultimately-approachable frame that will lead to some answers.… Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2 Finale Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. Following the show’s recent renewal for a third season, last night’s two-hour finale, “Truth,” made good on its name, and did not disappoint. As the city’s power comes on, the lights – and indeed truths – come out. For the last time this season, discover the finale’s sole winner and losers below. It’s been a pleasure revenging with you. … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 20 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. For the jam-packed penultimate episode of the season, it’s Emily and Daniel’s re-engagement in the Hamptons. Though the party’s a lower-key affair this time, hosted at Emily’s abode, as befitting a Grayson soirée, there is sufficient drama to fuel next week’s two-hour finale. Discover this episode’s victors and losers below. … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 19 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 18 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. Since the previous episode of Revenge, we’ve been launched forward six weeks, in an episode jam-packed with the stuff of good, trashy soap: nuns, masks, murder – and a tantalizing cliffhanger to make sure we return after a hiatus that will last till April 28. Find out last night’s winners and losers below. … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 17 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. Last night, we said goodbye to Eli James, Padma got caught up in the Initiative’s game, and Conrad worked on gaining the layman’s vote. Discover this episode’s winners and losers – there are but two winners this week – after the jump. … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 16 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. This week, we get to know Eli James as the prodigal brother’s arrival rattles Emily’s revenge plans, while the Graysons host their most twisted charitable event yet. Find out this week’s winners and losers below – as has become nearly custom, the negative outcomes far exceed the positives – and don’t forget to let us know how we played in the comments! … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 15 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. After yet another hiatus, we’re left reeling with Emily and Nolan from the worst honeymoon in Hamptons history, and mourning with Jack and Charlotte at fake Amanda’s funeral. Discover last night’s winners and losers – since it was pretty grim again, we started with the latter – and let us know if we played fair in the comments. … Read More

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‘Revenge’ Season 2, Episode 14 Recap: Last Night’s Winners and Losers

Life is so much more interesting in the Hamptons. At least, it is in the soap world of Revenge, where it’s a high-class hotbed for the exploits of the rich, beautiful, and irrevocably corrupt. Though it’s quite different for the beguiling Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke), who’s returned to the Hamptons of her childhood with a hefty agenda: to learn the truth about her past, and retribute those who framed her father for a heinous crime he didn’t commit. We’re keeping weekly score of Emily’s endeavors, and the many others of our favorite Hamptonians, by calling each episode’s winners and losers. Last night’s scorcher of a Revenge episode took five characters out to sea and brought back just three, and followed the Graysons as they scrambled to cover up Helen’s murder, while Conrad kicked off his suitably smarmy career in politics. Learn who lost and won this week and let us know how you would have chosen in the comments. … Read More

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