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There are some laughs, of course: Retta leads a lunchtime dance party in the makeup trailer, Jim O'Heir gets dressed as the coffee pot ("This is fitting, yeah this is how this should end"), and Rob Lowe uses one last "literally." But the overall mood is best expressed by Adam Scott: "I feel like it's not particularly emotional yet, but everyone's on the brink. It feels like an international incident is about to go down."
It'll likely happen for you when executive producer Michael Schur announces series wraps for the actors individually. (If you find yourself applauding along with the cast and crew, know you're not the only one.)
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An unofficial mantra of this week's Season 1 finale "It's All My Fault" (which was preceded by "The Night Lila Died") could have been, "Trust me, I'm a liar." Characters openly admitted to stretching or ignoring the truth altogether yet still expected the trust of those around them. Over the season many of these characters have been brought to their knees by circumstances beyond their control, so it's always great watching them resort to their less savory personality traits in desperate circumstances. Again, it's pretty much the only way to come away from these stories without the nagging sense of nihilism that plagues so many other self-conscious antihero studies. Ultimately these people just get more likable the more f---ed up their situations, and this finale proved that HTGAWM will only get darker and more complicated from here on out.
I loved this flashback: Just Rebecca seducing Lila's frat bro ex-boyfriend the old-fashioned way. WITH PCP.
Oh, as for that loose end involving the broken-brained neighbor: Here's what had happened!
And then, of course, the final kicker:
What did YOU think of the Season 1 finale?
Ethan Alter at Yahoo TV 2 hrs ago
The first year of Showtime's 19th century monster mash-up, Penny Dreadful , was overflowing with vampires. Season 2, which launches on May 3, is all about the witches. A pair of new Penny Dreadful posters spotlight the villains, Evelyn Poole (Helen McCrory) and her daughter, Hecate (Sarah Greene), who will be casting a spell on viewers — not to mention the show's characters, including Reeve Carney's eternally youthful Dorian Gray, whose screaming visage adorns the third poster.
Eagle-eyed fans will no doubt recognize Evelyn as the spiritualist Madame Kali, who presided over a memorable séance in the second episode of Season 1. This year, she'll let her powers off their leash. "She becomes the antagonist for not only [Eva Green's] Vanessa but all the characters," executive producer John Logan explained at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. "She believes she is on the side of the angels, even though she's serving the devil." Hey, like the song says, you gotta serve, somebody .
Season 2 of Penny Dreadful premieres May 3 at 10 p.m. on Showtime.
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If the new season of House of Cards seems, initially, slightly less engaging than its two predecessors, it’s only because people in power tend to be less dramatically engaging than those grasping for it. And power — nothing less than the presidency of the United States — is what our anti-hero Frank Underwood has achieved. Yes, Kevin Spacey’s drawling, camera-glaring manipulator is now a mendacious Commander in Chief. In the unlikely event that we’ve forgotten that Frank is an unforgiving, shriveled soul, series creator Beau Willimon has Frank pee on his father’s grave in the opening moments of the season premiere.
But Underwood is also under siege: low public approval ratings, an intransigent Congress, a stalled jobs package — why, the man can barely find the time to go for a sweat-breaking jog with the First Lady, Claire (a Robin Wright so coiled to strike, she’s starting to look like a cobra with a blond bob).
Related: 'House of Cards': The F.U. Plots That Led to a Presidency
It’s just that, in the House of Cards world, there never seems to be a forceful enough power-janitor, or enough political-strength bleach, to wipe the germy smirk off Underwood’s face.
Kimberly Potts at Yahoo TV 10 hrs ago
Warning: This recap contains storyline and character spoilers for "The Intimacy Acceleration" episode of The Big Bang Theory .
For the most reliably funny characters on The Big Bang Theory , you can't beat Sheldon and Howard. But when it comes to the most reliable comedy duo on the series, forget Sheldon and Leonard, or even Howard and the dearly departed Mrs. Wolowitz (RIP). Nope, the title belongs to Sheldon and Penny.
Remember the one where Penny procures for Sheldon the DNA of his hero, Leonard Nimoy (who had wiped his mouth on a napkin at the Cheesecake Factory where Penny worked)? And the one where Sheldon helps Penny launch her Penny Blossoms barrette business? Or when Sheldon had to help a naked Penny get dressed when she fell in her bathtub? And, a true gem, when Sheldon bans mooch Penny from the apartment, resulting in a game of one-upmanship that, ultimately, sees Penny one-up her alleged intellectual superior? All great episodes, and all because of the Sheldon/Penny adventures that are front and center.
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SPOILER ALERT: Storyline and character details for Seasons 1 and 2 of House of Cards ahead.
F(rank) U(nderwood) plots, that is. When Season 2 ended, the Machiavellian politician had maneuvered himself right into the Oval Office, with two seasons' worth of lies, backstabbing, mayhem, and murder. As we prepare to binge-watch another season of Frank's scheming with the Season 3 House of Cards premiere on Feb. 27, here's a look back at his greatest hits (jobs) along his path to the presidency.
And the Plotting Begins… House Majority Whip Francis "Frank" Underwood helps former Colorado Gov. Garrett Walker win the White House, with a deal in place that POTUS Walker will appoint Frank as his secretary of state upon taking office. It took two full seasons — much more on that follows — but woe to the man who dares to cross ol' F.U. Walker's reneging on the deal is what sets the machinations of the entire series in motion.
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It's been a big week for TV fans that spent much of the '80s and early '90s glued to afterschool and Saturday morning cartoons. On Wednesday, Disney XD announced that they would be bringing back fresh episodes of the 1987-1990 favorite Duck Tales starting in 2017. Not to be outdone, Netflix revealed that new versions of Inspector Gadget (1983-1986) and Danger Mouse (1981-1992) will be coming to the streaming service in the near future. The timing couldn't be better, of course, as the kids who watched those show in their original runs now have kids of their own. And there are still plenty of shows from that era that are just waiting for a comeback.
Here are eight cartoons that aired alongside Danger Mouse , Inspector Gadget , and Duck Tales between 1981-1992 that we’d most like to see again. Are any of your personal favorites missing? Let us know in the comments.
OK, cartoon fans — what did we miss?
Conan O'Brien on Cuba: Rolling Cigars, Watching 'Gilmore Girls' in Spanish, and Finding a Cuban Andy RichterJordan Zakarin at Yahoo TV 21 hrs ago
Shortly after President Obama announced that the United States would begin normalizing relations with Cuba after a 53-year blockade against the Communist country, Mike Sweeney, the current head writer of Conan , suggested on a whim that they should be the first American late-night show to visit the island since the 1960s.
He wasn't being all that serious, but the idea struck a chord with the 51-year-old host, whose deep reverence for late-night TV was activated by Sweeney's suggestion.
"I had this very clear memory of being at the Museum of Broadcasting like 20 years ago, back when you needed a Museum of Broadcasting," he told a small group of reporters on Wednesday. "Jack Paar went to Havana after the revolution but before the embargo and featured it on The Tonight Show . And the minute I heard that, I went, 'We've got to go right away, because we don't know what's going to happen.'"
The special Cuban episode of Conan will air on Wednesday, March 4 at 11 p.m. on TBS.
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Like mother, like daughter: First, Dakota Johnson followed in mother Melanie Griffith's footsteps as a movie actress. Now, the Fifty Shades of Grey star is hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time this weekend.
Griffith served as host back in 1988 — before Dakota was even born! Griffith remarried Don Johnson in June 1989, and the two had Dakota later that year. Their second marriage lasted just a few years, after which Griffith wed Antonio Banderas.
The union of Griffith and Banderas seemed like such a mismatch that, of course, SNL poked fun at it in one of the show's recurring sketches, "How Do You Say?" Chris Kattan played a heavily accented Banderas, and in 1999, host Drew Barrymore joined in as Griffith.
"Question: I am much more the sexy than your former love interest, the Miami Vice guy, no?" Kattan's Banderas asks.
"Please, you're way sexier than Don Johnson!" Barrymore's Griffith breathily exclaims.
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As much as we may wish it wasn't inevitable, the psycho part of the usually sweet and charming Norman Bates we know in Bates Motel is taking up more real estate in Norman's mind in Season 3.
In the exclusive video above, Norman practices his taxidermy and hangs out underwater in the bathtub — not unusual activities for him — but, to the strains of the cheekily appropriate kiddie tune "Boom, Boom, Ain't It Great to Be Crazy?" we also see him getting into a fight with mama Norma in his bedroom, creepily sniffing what appears to be female undergarments, and having a conversation with his very dead teacher, Blair Watson (the one with whom he had sex, and killed).
Season 3 of Bates Motel premieres March 9 on A&E.