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Am I sensing romantic sparks between Juliette and Avery on Nashville? — Michelle
ADAM: Whatever sexual tension exists between them might dissipate after Wednesday's episode, during which Juliette makes it clear that she views Avery only as an employee. But that's not to say that there's no romance in Juliette's future. "Juliette always has a love life," executive producer Dee Johnson tells us. "I think it's probably a form of medication. Coming out of last season ...she is going into the zone of protecting her heart. If she's looking for romance, it's going to be the kind of romance that's not going to hurt her." In other words: Expect a lot of one-night stands!
Do you have any scoop on the upcoming season of American Horror Story: Coven? — Marcus
NATALIE: Move over...
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Monday's episode of Castle. Read at your own risk.]
On Monday's Castle, Kate Beckett learned that sometimes doing things for good reasons can still cause a lot of trouble.
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What began as a routine NYPD murder investigation for Castle (Nathan Fillion), Ryan (Seamus Dever) and Esposito (Jon Huertas) — a star of a '90s, Saved By the Bell-esque sitcom was found dead while production of a reunion movie was underway — quickly turned into more once Beckett (Stana Katic) and McCord (guest starLisa Edelstein) were called up from D.C. But even the Attorney General's office didn't have all the answers...
Rick Castle (Nathan Fillion) faces an emotional milestone on the Oct. 28 episode of ABC's Castle when his daughter, Alexis (Molly Quinn), moves out of his loft and into her own apartment — with her boyfriend, Pi (Myko Olivier). "Castle does not respond well at all," says Quinn. "He's angry about it because he knows how [he himself has treated] women, but he's not the kind of parent who can say no."
With Alexis and Pi sharing a futon, the implication is that little Alexis — gasp! — has lost her virginity. Quinn refuses to let her mind go there. "I'm still pretending that's not the case, but it is the reality," she says. "I've heard that a romantic scene may be coming up."
Whatever the male species did to deserve the recent run of lousy comedies that neuter them into a bland, whiny pudding — the trajectory of Man Up through Guys With Kids to CBS's new and painfully bland smarm-com We Are Men (8:30/7:30c) — can I just collectively say on behalf of the entire gender: We're sorry! Haven't we suffered enough?
Apparently not, because Men hits new lows in bromance abuse, cheapening the whole idea of "band of brothers" with its soggy account of male bonding at an apartment complex for jilted and/or unhappily divorced losers. The new kid on the block, Carter (Chris Smith), is left at the altar in a reverse-Graduate gag that's the cleverest part of the pilot. Such a milquetoast he makes How I Met Your Mother mensch Ted Mosby seem as dangerous as Ted Bundy, Carter is adopted by an unappealing threesome that includes middle-aged horndog Frank (Tony Shalhoub, slumming), sad sack Gil (Kal Penn, who's almost as hilarious here as he was as a wet blanket during HIMYM's dark period, which means not at all) and arrogant Stuart, overplayed by Jerry O'Connell, who parades around shirtless in a rainbow of Speedos that flaunt what some might call manhood. But they would be wrong.
These Men of no certain age and character aren't so much bad influences as terribly unfunny company.
[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from the Season 6 premiere of Castle. Read at your own risk.]
As promised, the Season 6 premiere of Castle wasted very little time resolving its Season 5 cliff-hanger.
After Beckett (Stana Katic) received an offer to work in Washington D.C., Castle (Nathan Fillion) became furious that Beckett kept the interview process a secret from him. But just when it seemed the pair was moving in different directions, Castle surprised Beckett — and viewers — by proposing! So, how did Beckett respond? ...