November 20, 2018

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13 Characters Who Deserved A Better End Than They Got

Writing a character is no easy thing to do, much less one people can actually connect with. Most shows are crafted with multiple seasons in mind and during that run, some characters can become superfluous and get written out. Other times, external circumstances play a pivotal role in the decision-making process of whether a characters gets to stay on or is kicked off a show. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV Shows on Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! Regardless of the reasons for a character's exit, we couldn't help but notice a few instances where the punishment did not match the crime -- if they committed any. As a result, we have picked out 13 cases that stood out to us, but feel free to mention which ones you think we missed that deserved to be on the list. So, settle in and let's count down the names of these unlucky folks who undeservedly drew the short end of the stick when it was time to make their exit. 1. Donna Gable (Kevin Can Wait) No one expected the show to be an artistic masterpiece, but we didn't think it was going to show a total disregard for its audience either. But that was what happened when the matriarch on a family sitcom was killed between seasons with barely any acknowledgment afterward. 2. Wade Welles (Sliders) She was around from the beginning, but for some reason, they thought the best way to bring her story to an end was to have her enslaved and thrown in a breeder camp in an alternate earth for eighteen months after which her brain was hooked up to a mainframe and used to run simulations. In the end, she couldn't escape, and she died in that dire state. I mean, she was a communist and all, but that's just cruel. 3. Frank Underwood (House Of Cards) The circumstances surrounding the dismissal of Kevin Spacey by Netflix were most unpleasant, but that doesn't mean the character he plays deserved to be killed offscreen. 4. Tara Thornton (True Blood) An abusive childhood, an abysmal love life, and living under an assumed identity apparently wasn't misery enough to bestow upon Tara as she was later turned into a vampire -- the species she despised most -- her life then ended abruptly at the hands of a Hep-V infected vampire. 5. Nikki and Paulo (Lost) These two came about as a result of an attempt to appease fans who were calling for more side characters to be seen every now and then. Suffice it to say the experiment did not work out as well as everyone hoped. Nikki and Paulo -- being total trashbags notwithstanding -- bore the brunt of the attempt at course correction. They were injected with a strong paralytic courtesy of some island spiders that made them look as good as dead to the others. The other survivors buried them alive, and that was the end of that. 6. Roseanne Conner (Roseanne) Another character that suffered from the catastrophic missteps of its portrayer. Roseanne, the name of the creator and lead character of said s..

The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Stories

Medical dramas have a knack for falling into repetitive circles, but The Good Doctor Season 2 Episode 8 brought two thrilling cases to the table, proving there's no creative fatigue on the horizon. There was also more heartbreak for Glassman as he continued his recovery. Simply put, it was a run of the mill episode of this ABC hit, and it did not waste one minute. I have to admit; Dawn rubbed me the wrong way the moment she leaned in for a kiss after commenting on how young Shaun looked to be a doctor. There was something so off about it, and I could never have anticipated that she had a tumor in her chest that was making her suffer from loss of inhibitions. I spent much of Dawn's scenes checking the clock because I judged her before knowing the full story, and that's what made "Stories" such an intriguing episode. She was pregnant, cheated on Todd, and money was going missing, so it was difficult to imagine anything good coming from the truth. Related: Enjoy UNLIMITED access to thousands of Movies and TV shows with Amazon Prime Video. WATCH ANYWHERE. CANCEL ANYTIME! In hindsight, you could tell that Dawn was hurting, and it's because she struggled to make sense of why she was doing these things despite the fact that she was claiming to love her husband more than anything. Todd was strong throughout all of it, so I was glad there was a medical reason for why his wife was stepping out on him. With the pair being in a car crash, there's no telling how much further this would have spiraled out of control had they not wound up in the hospital. If the car crash did not occur, Dawn would have had to come clean sooner or later about being pregnant, and let's just say I would not have wanted to be a fly on the wall during that conversation. The real test for them now will be whether they can put the past behind them, or if this will continue to eat away at Todd. It was heartbreaking when he asked his wife if she enjoyed her sexual encounters with the people who were not him. He was setting himself up for disaster by asking it, but was there a right way to approach this? Related: The Good Doctor Shocker: Another Series Regular Departs! Claire brought up a great point at the top of the hour that if the roles were reversed and Shaun was the one planting the kiss on Dawn, it could have been considered assault. It had an effect on Shaun. The kiss confused him to no end, and he was going with the facts as opposed to the medical side of things. Measles kill, broken homes don’t. Morgan Permalink: Measles kill, broken homes don’t. Added: November 20, 2018 That said, it was interesting to watch him and Claire brainstorming ideas to find out the truth before it was too late for Dawn and Todd. The anti-vaxxers storyline was particularly well-executed. Morgan and Park are a dynamic duo, and I was fascinated with the different approaches they both took to reiterate to Finn's par..

Arrow Season 7 Episode 6 Review: Due Process

The band is back together, just without superhero costumes. Despite the lameness of everyone wearing their normal clothes instead of their vigilante gear, Arrow Season 7 Episode 6 reminded Team Arrow that when they work together, they get results. Team Arrow really should've learned this lesson already, primarily since the rift that happened in Team Arrow on Arrow Season 6 was the reason Diaz has been able to reak so much havoc. Superhero squads just don't learn from their mistakes. Instead, they all went their separate ways and thought they could take down Diaz by themselves. Luckily they finally learned that teamwork makes the dream work, and Felicity's dream has finally come true. Diaz has been caught, and Oliver's coming home! Except, is he really because that feels way to easy. Oliver does eventually need to get out of Slabside before things start to get stale, but Diaz's takedown doesn't seem finalized just yet. Related: Arrow Season 7 Episode 5 Review: The Demon Once again, he'll most likely escape from custody and disappear for a little while so that way he doesn't overstay his welcome, even though he kind of already has. It is possible that Arrow realizes that dragging out the Diaz story is a mistake and a new, fresh villain is needed by the time the show returns from winter break. However, Arrow seems to love Diaz and just locking him up and throwing away the key is too simple for a show that has never been simple. Something bigger this way comes. But what? Whatever it ends up being, it was nice to see Team Arrow (sans Oliver) reunited. Diggle finally felt relevant to the show again, which hasn't been the case since Arrow Season 7 Episode 2. Related: Arrow Season 7 Episode 4 Review: Level Two The best role for Diggle is that of the father figure for Team Arrow. Without them to guide, he's been lost. The same could be said for Curtis. The character shines brightest in group situations, mainly because he doesn't have a strong enough connection with any of the other characters to make what he's doing feel special. Every character has a role to play, and his is the quirky tech genius who always knows how to make tense moments within Team Arrow lighter. He did exactly that on "Due Process." Curtis: Guys, I think that the whole point of this is that maybe we could pick up our phones a little more, huh, shoot a text. Yeah. I am totally talking about the fact that everyone forgot my birthday last week. Felicity: Your party is next week, act surprised! Permalink: Your party is next week, act surprised! Added: November 19, 2018 Hopefully, this wasn't a one-time reunion for Team Arrow. The action sequence between Team Arrow and Diaz with The Longbow Hunters felt like a real throwback to old times. It shouldn't be a trend that stops. Speaking of a trend that shouldn't stop, Laurel Lance must continue to be an absolute quee..

Magnum PI Season 1 Episode 9 Review: The Ties That Bind

It was easy to empathize with Amanda's struggle as she tried to match Higgins' extraordinary flexibility on Magnum P.I. Season 1 Episode 9. If I even attempted to bend back the way Higgins did on that mat, I'd be stuck that way for a long, long time. But the whole point of the exercise wasn't to teach Amanda the fine art of yoga but to try to get her to open up about what happened during her captivity. When Magnum has a hunch, he's usually right, and he had a hunch that connecting Higgins with Amanda would do the trick and it did. Higgins always knows when Magnum is going to call on her for help, and while she tries to give off a vibe of annoyance, she never hesitates to give Magnum whatever he needs. Related: Get True Crime Files by ID via Prime Video Channels for Over 1,000 Real-life Mystery & Suspense Shows! I don't think there's ever been a time when she turned Magnum down. She doesn't help out because she wants to be close to Magnum, but because she wants to make a difference -- and I suppose to give her life a bit more excitement than just taking care of a huge estate and a couple of adorable dogs. But Amanda's case gave Higgins an opportunity to learn more about Magnum and his history in the war. She always seems taken with his stories about his past as if she never heard or knew about any of it, but I believe that she does know about his past because of Robin Masters. Higgins is a former spy, and I've said this before, but she knows exactly what he did in the war. There is no way she didn't read up on the guy who was going to be living on the estate. I can imagine she had an extremely thick dossier keeping her company for several nights before he arrived. Related: Get Shout! Factory TV via Prime Video Channels For Cult Classic Films & TV that Shape Pop Culture Now! It's for this reason that I'm starting to find Higgins' googly eyes every time Magnum shares a story a bit annoying. I'm all for a Higgins and Magnum romance, but at this point, it seems a bit one-sided. There are times when Magnum gives Higgins certain looks, but she's doing a lot more googling than he is, and I don't really like it anymore. She can admire him and his experiences all she wants, but she needs to snap out of it when she finds herself entranced by him the way she has been. Their banter is still incredible, and we need more of it. Her showing him how to get things done that he's supposedly the expert in (like picking locks on rental properties) is always fun, though I sometimes wonder if he purposely pretends he can't get things done just to give her a bigger sense of purpose. If you think about it, it's kind of a dumb move on Magnum's part if that's something he's actually doing because Higgins doesn't need anyone to give her a sense of purpose. No matter what though, the fact is that the two of t..

9-1-1 Season 2 Episode 9 Review: Hen Begins

One of the best aspects of 9-1-1 is the strength of its ensemble. The main characters are people you enjoy seeing navigate the crazy streets of LA together. Taking away much of the core cast during an episode is risky, no matter what the show, but one thing no other show has right now is the power of Aisha Hinds. 9-1-1 Season 2 Episode 9 works on every possible level because of her commitment to telling us the story of Henrietta Wilson. And in a season full of marvelous storytelling, this show continues to raise the bar. Hen is the backbone of Station 118. Would the station work and exist without her? I'm sure it would. But would they be at a huge disservice without her knowledge, warmth, and passion? Absolutely. Seeing Hen as a pharma rep was jarring because that seems so far from the person we have come to know. And clearly, the Hen of old felt the same way, as she quit in the most badass way possible. Hen: Do I like this job? Hell no. I hate it. This is not me. None of this is me. Steven: So, what are you trying to say? Hen: I quit. Permalink: I quit. Added: November 19, 2018 A reality of life, particularly adulthood, is that we often times find ourselves in careers that we didn't expect. And in some cases careers that we don't want. Related: 9-1-1 Season 2 Episode 7 Review - Haunted It's nice to hear the stories of people who knew from the age of six that they wanted to be a doctor or a lawyer and see them achieve those goals later in life. But that is not the reality for a lot of people. And being a paramedic wasn't something Hen had always dreamed about, it was something that just felt right after she was tasked with a situation that allowed her to use her natural instincts and abilities. Hen's ascent to paramedic was marked with some adversity, mostly from the one person you'd expect that from at this point, Eva, but once she made it into the station, things got rough. It's hard to loathe someone at first sight but between the scowl plastered on his face and the first words out of his mouth, it was clear the type of man Captain Gerrard was. When Hen gave her big speech to the firehouse, it was hard not to take notice of the sea of faces that came to listen to her. It was a parade of men, with very limited diversity. Outside of Chimney, I couldn't spot another non-caucasian face. Related: 9-1-1 Season 2 Episode 8 Review - Buck, Actually Gerrard immediately placed Hen into the other category and never allowed himself to see her as anything other than that. She was an outsider, a person put in place to fill a quota, not someone who could possibly ever do her job as well as the men, even after she proved herself. The saddest part of this story is that the Gerrard's of the world still exist. Chimney: Okay, so that was kind of ugly. Listen, the captain's just old-school. It's... Hen: "Old" isn't the only word that comes to mind. Look, ..

The Resident Season 2 Episode 8 Review: Heart In A Box

All the things were happening during that installment. But The Resident Season 2 Episode 8 confirmed that QuoVadis is shady AF, Gordan is the worst, and Julian didn't know about any of it. So basically, it left most of us enraged, but not surprised. The question for most of the season was whether or not Julian knew how shady Gordon was. It was hard to determine how much knowledge she had because she often came across manipulative, pushy, and opportunistic. Plus, Conrad didn't trust her at all. He still isn't digging her. When it comes to reading people, always trust the judgment of animals, kids, and Conrad Hawkins. He can't be right all of the time, but his hesitancy is at least enough to give you pause. Has your impression of Julian changed at all? She may be the whistle-blower who can expose Gordon and QuoVadis, which puts her on the right side of things, but she's still an annoying character. She's not a foe, but she isn't a friend either. She's an ally, at best. Devon, this doesn't have to be weird. We are completely capable of being friends. Julian Permalink: Devon, this doesn't have to be weird. We are completely capable of being friends. Added: November 19, 2018 Julian needs to learn how to follow her gut. She suspected something was off with Gordon, but she allowed him to tell her pretty words with his lying mouth of lies, and she was right back to being his most faithful advocate and foot soldier fighting for something with no information. It was infuriating. Any sympathy Julian gained would vanish when she pushed her agenda on Henry's mother or was condescending to the pediatrician. Did you catch how rude she was about him reading the information on the product? Julian didn't start questioning what was going on until after Henry had the VNS put in him. It was smart of Julian to head to the site so she could see their products for herself. It also felt like something she should have done a long time ago though. One couldn't help but shake their head as she replayed all the times Gordon lied while looking at them unpack all this stuff from freaking China and putting them in QuoVadis boxes. So much for making products themselves. Gordon is such a slimy, money hungry, despicable person. He's not even a good liar; everything about him is sleazy, so it's hard to believe anyone would buy into anything he says. Related: The Resident Season 2 Episode 7 Review: Trial & Error We're supposed to root for Julian at the moment. It's not lost on me that Devon's unsubstantiated faith in her being a decent person is what pushed her to investigate more than anything else. Seriously, he has known her all of ten minutes, so what made him confident in her abilities to "do the right thing?" Especially given their circumstances, but I digress. Gordon: Well done, Dr. Bell. Today is a good day both for Chastain and Quo Vadis. Bel..

Suits Gets 2019 Return Date, First Teaser

The firm is about to be litt up. USA Network revealed on Monday that Suits Season 8 will return to the air Wednesday, January 23 at 10/9c. Suits Season 8 Episode 10 concluded with Louis being elevated to the managing partner of the firm when it emerged that Robert and Harvey's bickering was causing more harm than good. While Louis was blindsided about the vote of confidence, the first teaser certainly shows him using all that power to his full advantage. “I had a nightmare last night that we made Louis managing partner,” Harvey says to Donna in one scene during the teaser. However, the biggest shocker is that Louis then utters the following to Harvey: “You’re a wild stallion, and I am not going to ride you hard.” As expected, Harvey does not feel comfortable with his new boss speakinghttps://www.tvfanatic.com/shows/suits/full-episodes/ to him in that manner. Everyone else who works at the firm is in for a rough time of it because Louis looks set to let everyone know he's the boss and it's his way or no way. The good news is returning earlier than usual. Fans were left on tenterhooks for the back half of Suits Season 7 until March earlier this year. Have a look at the full preview, and hit the comments with your thoughts on it. As always, you can watch Suits online right here via TV Fanatic.

The Walking Dead Promo: Will Eugene Be Saved?

Eugene is in danger. AMC has released the first promo for The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 8 which will serve as the midseason finale of The Walking Dead Season 9. With the tease that The Whisperers are coming, it looks like Eugene is going to need to fight for his own survival if he wants to get back to his people. We also witness Daryl, Aaron, and Jesus watching a group of walkers doing things walkers should not be doing. The Whisperers are the latest villains to make the jump from the hit comic book series to the TV adaptation. Related: The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 7 Review: Stradivarius They showed up on The Walking Dead Season 9 Episode 6 after Rosita and Eugene thought they heard walkers talking, and it made them fear there were new and improved walkers on the way. Rosita thought the best way to save Eugene was to put him in a barn, but based on the new preview, it looks like one of The Whisperers is tormenting Eugene. It's unclear whether Eugene is going to be kidnapped or if something more sinister is going on. Have a look at the full teaser below, and hit the comments with your thoughts on it. Remember you can watch The Walking Dead online right here via TV Fanatic.

TV Ratings Report: God Friended Me Sinks

God Friended Me has proven to be a decent performer in the ratings, but it can't seem to stay stable in the demo. On Sunday, the freshman drama dipped two-tenths to a 0.8 rating (7.6 million). NCIS: Los Angeles (7.2 million/0.8 rating) and Madam Secretary (5.7 million/0.6 rating) were steady with their most recent results. Over on Fox, The Simpsons (4.4 million/1.6 rating), Bob's Burgers (3 million/1.2 rating), Family Guy (2.7 million/1.1 rating) and REL (1.6 million/0.6 rating) were all up week-to-week in the demo. ABC's rotation of Dancing with the Stars: Juniors (4.7 million/0.7 rating) and Shark Tank (3.5 million/0.8 rating) were up, while an encore of Shark Tank (2.8 million/0.6 rating) was a noticeable improvement vs. The Alec Baldwin Show. Charmed (1 million/0.3 rating) and Supergirl (1.2 million/0.3 rating) were steady for The CW. View Slideshow: DC TV Photos: Caitlin's Father Returns, Laurel Saves Oliver and More!

27 TV Characters Who Would Host a Mean Thanksgiving Dinner

They say food is the way to a man's heart, but I'd say food is the way to anyone's heart. TV characters have been using their culinary skills to win me over for years now. I can't tell you how many times I've wanted to reach into the screen and grab whatever dish they were cooking. Related: Get Hallmark Movies Now via Prime Video Channels for Stories with Heart, Captivating Movies & More! Food brings people together, and there's nothing like bonding over a good meal, especially during the holidays when everything revolves around dinner... and Black Friday shopping. If it's Thanksgiving, we want to be invited to the houses below. 1. Gabi Diamond - Young & Hungry Gabi Diamond is a spunky, ambitious and self-taught young chef who scores the gig of a lifetime whipping up meals for tech billionaire Josh Kaminski. There isn't a problem in Josh's life that Gabi can't fix with her Julia Child-inspired comfort food. On the Menu: Gabi's famous grilled cheese and stuffed mushrooms with garlic, eggplant, and fresh grated parmesan. 2. Monica Geller - Friends Chef Monica has scored the title "queen of Friendsgiving." Throughout the series’ ten season run, Monica has cooked up a storm, hosted plenty of parties and laid out massive holiday spreads. Sure, over the years, the sous chef improved the Thanksgiving menu, but we'd still gobble up the mac and cheese she made Chandler for their first Thanksgiving. On the Menu: Mac N Cheese, a variety of potatoes, mockolate deserts, roast turkey, stuffing, yams with marshmallows in concentric circles, cranberry sauce, "amazing" vegetarian stuffing and generous pours of red wine. 3. Sookie St. James - Gilmore Girls The Gilmore gals love to eat so it's a good thing they have Sookie around because she loves to cook. She's the executive chef at the Independence Inn and later, the co-owner and head chef at the Dragonfly Inn where she whips up mind-boggling food creations and even scraps and redoes whole menus at the last minute. On the Menu: Deep fried turkey with all the trimmings! 4. Red - OITNB Red, the Fiery Russian, runs the kitchen at Litchfield and doesn't let the fact that she's in prison or that she's scant on resources hinder her creativity in any way. Have you ever met anyone who tried to cook a full Thanksgiving meal on a tight budget? I'm talking $1.05 per prisoner. And she did it well. Just imagine what she could do with quality ingredients that she isn't growing out of the prison garden. On the Menu: Handmade creamy corn and leek quiche, golden corn on the cob from the garden, turkey and pumpkin pie. Sorry, no gravy. 5. Pacey Witter - Dawson's Creek Pacey is a chef at a fancy and pricey restaurant so he can cook up just about anything that your heart desires. And his meals tend to make things at the dinner table a little less awkward with every bite. On the Menu: A Thanksgiving Dinner that you&#0..
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