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Is Suits' Divided Firm Working?

Gabriel Macht, Patrick J. Adams

After three seasons with a fake lawyer roaming the halls of Pearson Specter, Suits has reset itself in Season 4 after Mike (Patrick J. Adams) went legit by joining Sidwell's investment banking firm at the end of Season 3. 

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Before you could begin to wonder how the show would service both firms, it answered it for us: Sidwell is a Pearson Specter client. And now Mike and Harvey (Gabriel Macht) are embroiled in a nasty, season-long takeover battle for Walter Gillis' (Michael Gross) company involving another one of Harvey's clients, Logan Sanders (Brendan Hines), who just so ...
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Did Orange Is the New Black Jump the Shark in Season 2?

Lorraine Toussaint

[Warning: This article contains major spoilers from Season 2 of Orange Is the New Black. Read at your own risk!]

Now that Orange Is the New Black's second season has been out for about a month, we assume everyone has finished watching all 13 episodes at LEAST once. (And if you haven't, what have you been doing with your time?!)

So, for those of you who find yourselves once again in the summer doldrums, going through OITNB withdrawal, we pose a question: Did the show jump the shark in Season 2?

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6 Ways The Following Went Off the Rails in Season 2

James Purefoy, Kevin Bacon

[Warning: This article contains major spoilers about the Season 2 finale of The Following. Read at your own risk!]

Is it time to unfollow The Following? After a promising start, Kevin Williamson's serial killer drama felt unfocused, repetitive and overindulgent for much of its sophomore season.

On Monday's finale, Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) and Joe Carroll (James Purefoy) came face to face (again), but this time they ended up working towards a common goal. read more

Did Downton Abbey Lose Its Charm? Finale Rounds Out a Frustrating Season

Michelle Dockery, Julian Ovenden

[WARNING: The following contains spoilers from the Season 4 finale of Downton Abbey. Read at your own risk.]

We are grateful to have Downton Abbey in our lives, but our devotion to the show is the very reason we're so irked at how it progressed this season.

Although we've come to terms with the loss of Matthew (Dan Stevens) and Sybil (Jessica Brown-Findlay), it doesn't seem like the writers quite know what to do in the wake of those deaths. So much of this season felt either forced or false or just failed miserably. Has Downton Abbey lost its charm?

Before launching into the season as a whole, let's go over the highlights of the finale, shall we?

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What the Hell Happened to Scandal?

Kerry Washington

Scandal, I have some questions for you. Namely, what the hell happened?

The ABC drama used to be believable. Not plausible, but at least somewhat believable. For any show to pull off the over-the-top melodrama Scandal does without becoming completely unhinged, it needs to be grounded by some semblance of reason. Even cartoons exist within a set of limitations. For example, Road Runner and Wile E. Coyote can both run in midair unless Coyote looks down and realizes he's about to fall. Then, by the rules of cartoon physics, he plummets. Recently though, it's felt like Scandal's been running full-speed ahead with no ground beneath it, but when they look down and see they're about to fall, they say, 'F--- it, I'm going higher."

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Archer: Is the Season 5 Reboot Working?

Archer

Blow it up and start again. That was the philosophy (literally, not figuratively) going into Season 5 of FX's Archer, which has been dubbed Archer: Vice. The rebooted version of the show finds the agents of the now-defunct ISIS becoming drug dealers in order to get rid of the ton of cocaine they've amassed through their spy work over the years. But of course, the transition hasn't been all smooth sailing. Over the course of the first four episodes, they've found themselves entangled with... read more

Which of Your Favorite TV Shows Have Jumped the Shark?

Emily Wickersham

Do you think Ellie Bishop becoming a full-fledged member of the NCIS crew has derailed the show? Did New Girl lose you when Nick and Jess got together? Has Scandal gone bonkers with the introduction of Terrorist Mama Pope?

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Those are just a few of the questions we've been asking ourselves lately, which means it's time to figure out which shows you think have gone too far. Have NCIS, Scandal and New Girl jumped the shark?

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New Girl: What Happened to the Schmidt We Knew and Loved?

Max Greenfield

New Girl's Schmidt needs to get his mojo back.

Ever since Schmidt's (Max Greenfield) breakup with both Cece (Hannah Simone) and Elizabeth (Merritt Wever), he's become a neutered character who lacks the spectacular douche-jar worthiness that we all fell in love with from the beginning of the Fox comedy.

Freaks and Geeks' Linda Cardellini joins New Girl as Jess' sister

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6 Reasons Why I'm Giving Up on Grey's Anatomy

Jerrika Hinton, Ellen Pompeo, Camilla Luddington

Oh, Grey's Anatomy, you had me at hello... and you lost me at Bailey's OCD.

I've stuck with the show that made Shonda Rhimes a household name through Izzie's (Katherine Heiglghost sex, the Alex/Ava saga, "Intern Fight Club," and even that god-awful musical episode. When people ask me why I'm still watching Grey's, currently limping through its 10th season, my response has always been: "I'm going down with that ship." But Season 10 has me on the verge of jumping overboard. Here are six reasons why I'm ready to give up on Grey's:

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5 Reasons Why The Originals Is Better Than The Vampire Diaries

Charles Michael Davis, Joseph Morgan

The Vampire Diaries may have some new competition in the vampire department... from its own spin-off!

The Originals has been The CW's strongest rookie performer, with its latest episode drawing 2 million viewers and a 0.9 in the adults 18-49 demographic, nipping at the heels of its predecessor, which drew 2.6 million and a 1.2 in its latest outing. The Vampire Diaries spin-off, which was picked up for a full season on Monday, also cracked the Top 5 in our Fall TV Popularity Contest, receiving a 57 percent approval rating from TVGuide.com users. (Fox's Sleepy Hollow came in first with 85 percent.)

The CW orders full seasons of The Originals, The Tomorrow People and Reign

But it's not just the ratings that prove The Originals has found a following. After only a handful of episodes, The Originals has... read more

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