Grey’s Anatomy spin-off Station 19 needs more spark

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Shonda Rhimes has dominated ABC Thursday nights for over a decade. Before the Scandal and How To Get Away With Murder creator departs network television for Netflix, she offers us a spinoff of her own Grey’s Anatomy. Station 19 focuses on a scrappy team of firefighters, as newbie Ben Warren (Jason George), husband of

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UnREAL goes to some very dark places, as it is wont to do

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We’re only at episode four of the season, but already UnREAL has landed in a superdark place. Junkie Alexi might be the most painful contestant we’ve witnessed on this show since Mary went off her meds in season one. What’s worse, Jay, usually the only voice of reason on Everlasting, has sold his soul by enabling…

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Will And Grace seems to have figured out its political bent

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I hate to even think about it, but let’s look back on Will & Grace’s almost completely painful first episode this season, 11 years after the series’ original finale. The Cheeto as a design color guide, for example. The show was trying hard to make a political statement, but failed almost every time it tried.

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A lot of this UnREAL season seems painfully familiar

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This season of UnREAL is certainly better than last season of UnREAL, but it falters where last season faltered. The show is best focusing on the suitor and the contestants, and Quinn and Rachel, who pass the Bechtel test every episode. Instead, the show reaches too far, like its complicated and muddled attempt to try…

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