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CC Screen: Elementary Season 1 Wrap-Up

CC Screen: Elementary Season 1 Wrap-Up (This article contains spoilers for the show. If you haven’t watched the finale of the first season, be aware there are explicit details about it in the article) I have a soft spot in my heart for Elementary – it’s a show that combines British wit, intelligent plots with complex mysteries, and has...
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CC Screen: 2 Broke Girls Season 2 Wrap-Up

CC Screen: 2 Broke Girls Season 2 Wrap-Up 2 Broke Girls has always been one of those stock standard half-hour sitcoms. They jam in as many sex jokes, racist jokes, size jokes, sexuality jokes, and whatever other kind of one liners they can into the half hour, while sort of following a plot. The second season ended recently, and to be fair a lot...
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CC Screen: How We Met The Mother – Ted Not So Much

CC Screen: How We Met The Mother – Ted Not So Much One of the biggest teases of a show, How I Met Your Mother wrapped up its eighth season recently. Now, eight seasons is no small feat, and it’s to be expected that after eight years a show starts to run out of steam. Most people were surprised by the announcement that the show would get another season, as...
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CC Screen: Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Wrap-Up

CC Screen: Grey’s Anatomy Season 9 Wrap-Up The ninth season of Grey’s Anatomy has had a constant dark cloud following it around due to the plane crash of last season – and rightly so. The plane crash, while it affected a smaller amount of people than previous Grey’s Anatomy tragedies, did so in a far more real way. Not only was there a plane...
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CC Screen: A New Breed of Crime Drama Shows in Elementary and Hannibal

CC Screen: A New Breed of Crime Drama Shows in Elementary and Hannibal Procedural crime shows are quite, well procedural, hence the title of the genre. In the past decade or so procedural crimes have become these carbon copies of each other, spawning leagues of CSIs, Law and Orders and NCISs. However, this year we’ve seen somewhat of a different type of crime show emerge...
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CC Screen: Dexter 07×05 Recap “Bringing Back the Butcher”

CC Screen: Dexter 07×05 Recap “Bringing Back the Butcher” Dexter’s always been a really organized person, so it’s no surprise that this episode (‘Swim Deep’) starts with him cleaning the boat and feeling calm about it. He’s having a deep and meaningful with his dad about how Deb knows and is adjusting to the situation, with Harry expressing doubt at...
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CC Screen: American Horror Story 02×02 Recap “The Exorcist, The Doctor and The Getaway Plan”

CC Screen: American Horror Story 02×02 Recap “The Exorcist, The Doctor and The Getaway Plan” The episode opens back in the modern day asylum, with Adam Levine and his wife being stalked by what we assume is Bloody Face, cos, well, he has a bloody face that looks like it’s made out of other people’s skin. Adam Levine ends up being hacked to death by him while his wife scrambles away into one of...
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CC Screen: Arrow 01×03 Recap “Arrows vs. Guns”

CC Screen: Arrow 01×03 Recap “Arrows vs. Guns” The third episode of Arrow starts with Oliver working out in his very own warehouse gym while his voiceover gives a quick wrap up of the point of the TV show, lost billionaire found again, getting vengeance on corrupt rich people. This week is James Holder, someone who installed faulty smoke detectors in...
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CC Screen: Emily Owens, M.D. 01×02 “And the Awkwardness Continues..”

CC Screen: Emily Owens, M.D. 01×02 “And the Awkwardness Continues..” The premiere of Emily Owens, M.D. wasn’t terribly promising, in the way that it was a far more awkward and neurotic version of Grey’s Anatomy. The first scene of the second episode takes this awkwardness to a whole new level as Emily has to deal with the fact that she revealed her feelings to Will last...
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CC Screen: Suburgatory 02×02 “Tessa Goes Soft and George Goes Plastic”

CC Screen: Suburgatory 02×02 “Tessa Goes Soft and George Goes Plastic” Last week’s episode of Suburgatory didn’t impress me too much, it was over the top but not in the same way that I loved Suburgatory for. Thankfully, the second episode ‘The Witch of East Chatswin’ was a return to form for the show. It was a Halloween episode, and like last year’s Halloween...
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CC Screen: Dexter 07×04 Recap “Grab the Bull By the Horns”

CC Screen: Dexter 07×04 Recap “Grab the Bull By the Horns” This episode of Dexter is entitled ‘Run’, something Speltzer painted in the maze during last episode, so guesses are he’s going to be featuring this episode. And a showdown between brute force, mass of muscles Speltzer and wiry, smart Dexter is something that I’d pay to see. The episode starts with...
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CC Screen: Suburgatory Season 2 Premiere a Little Off-Kilter

CC Screen: Suburgatory Season 2 Premiere a Little Off-Kilter Suburgatory is a show that I’ve always enjoyed, it has everything I want in a comedy show – a snarky, sarcastic lead, social commentary, satire, and lovable characters. The second season premiered recently, something that I was really excited by, until I watched it. Suburgatory has always been a little...
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CC Screen: Arrow 01×02 Recap “Trouble with the Triad”

CC Screen: Arrow 01×02 Recap “Trouble with the Triad” Arrow premiered last week, kicking off another superhero TV show. While it did show some promise, it also modeled itself closely after the darkness of Nolan’s Batman franchise, and it could go either way. The second episode starts with Arrow taking out a bunch of guys and then threatening another of the...
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CC Screen: MTV’s Underemployed Premiere Uninspiring

CC Screen: MTV’s Underemployed Premiere Uninspiring Underemployed is a new MTV drama about a group of 20-somethings who are a year past graduating college and finding out that the world isn’t as open to them as they expected. This is really representative of the generation who are taught from a young age that they could be whatever they wanted to...
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CC Screen: Emily Owens M.D. Premiere Has Weak and Thready Pulse

CC Screen: Emily Owens M.D. Premiere Has Weak and Thready Pulse People really love their medical shows. Seriously. You can see it in the amount of new medical dramas every fall, and its always the interns. All these shows are trying to emulate the success that Grey’s Anatomy was so graced with (nine seasons and counting. Seriously). So it’s no surprise that...
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CC Screen: American Horror Story 02×01 Recap “Welcome to the Crazy”

CC Screen: American Horror Story 02×01 Recap “Welcome to the Crazy” American Horror Story has adopted a practice that is different from the usual, it’s the first mainstream show that has changed the cast, the setting and the entire feel of the show from season to season. Last season was about a family who buys a haunted house and gets more than they bargained for, this...
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CC Screen: Weeding Out the Bad Apples

CC Screen: Weeding Out the Bad Apples As I have grown older I have lost some of my naïveté, as well as gained the ability to look at things through new eyes. This applies to a variety of things, one of them being television shows. In growing up I have become less judgemental and more open to shows that I might have previously dismissed, but...
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CC Screen: Beauty and the Beast is More Beastly than Beautiful

CC Screen: Beauty and the Beast is More Beastly than Beautiful The whole point of Beauty and the Beast is the fact that a beautiful girl falls in love with an ugly beast, seeing his inside beauty. Especially since the show is based on a show that originally had that ugly beast. So it doesn’t really translate as well when the beast just happens to look like a super...
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CC Screen: Dexter 7×03 Recap “Freedom!”

CC Screen: Dexter 7×03 Recap “Freedom!” This episode – ‘Buck the System’ – starts with Dexter waiting in line at the post office looking pretty exasperated. We’ve all been there bro. Dexter has been stuck in Debra’s Fort Knox for a while now and he’s starting to feel the pressure, apparently an animal is never more dangerous than...
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CC Screen: The CW’s Arrow Debuts – Bullseye or No?

CC Screen: The CW’s Arrow Debuts – Bullseye or No? There have been a couple of attempts to create TV shows around superhero characters, the only really ‘successful’ one was Smallville (and that depends on your definition of the word successful). People love their superheroes, but it’s kind of a rare occurrence for that to translate well onto screen,...
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CC Screen Episode 1: Like Lambs to Slaughter

CC Screen Episode 1: Like Lambs to Slaughter For the first installment of CC Screen I, your host Jess Bee, thought it would be good to kick it off with the new Fall TV shows that have been sent out onto our screens. With the competitiveness of TV shows its likely that a lot of the new ones won’t actually make it past their first few episode, but...
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CC Screen: Dexter 07×02 Recap “Fort Knox à la Deb”

CC Screen: Dexter 07×02 Recap “Fort Knox à la Deb” Last episode left off with Dexter finally telling the truth to Debra about his out-there extra curricular activities. This episode (‘Sunshine and Frosty Swirl’) opens to this scene again. Now, Debra loves Dexter a lot (and in the last season, perhaps too much in some aspects), but I’m actually...
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CC Screen: Dexter 7×01 Recap “Sh*t Has Officially Hit the Fan”

CC Screen: Dexter 7×01 Recap “Sh*t Has Officially Hit the Fan” Dexter ended last season on one of the most suspenseful cliffhangers (apart from Rita’s death, obviously), with Debra walking in on Dexter as he kills Travis. There was a lot of speculation in the between time about what will result from such a groundbreaking development. The wait between last season’s...
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