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The conspiracy behind Rubicon’s cancellation

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Connect the dots.

The story is simple enough: Will Travers, a worker for an intelligence agency consultant API, discovers an encrypted message across crossword puzzles from several dates. The first person he tells this discovery to, his superior, dies in a mysterious train accident. After being promoted, Travers begins to probe further, running up against intense truths and characters like Kale Ingram, an almost-villain who rivals Ben from Lost.

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First half of SPN season 6 ends in cliffhanger

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Supernatural‘s showrunner Sera Gamble didn’t want fans to think the writers have forgotten about Death’s prophecy last season that it would force Dean into a deal. With the episode “Appointment in Samarra,” Death’s reappearance may in fact provide another linchpin for the turbulent season’s main conflict: Souls.

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Inside A Game of Thrones

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We’re a little late with this — I probably should follow George R.R. Martin’s livejournal a little more closely, but there are just too many NY Giants posts to handle — but, anyway, this is a ten minute (10!) preview of HBO’s upcoming series, based on Mr. Martin’s book of the same name.

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Inside The Walking Dead episode six, “TS-19”

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AMC has been kind enough to release a behind-scenes look at the final episode of the series’ first season (warning — the vid contains SPOILERS).

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Explosions, suicide by explosion, and maddening pre-explosion whispers in the excellent season finale for AMC’s The Walking Dead, “TS-19”

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Scientists have proven that massive explosions are by far the greatest way to end anything, especially pie-eating contests, but also the premiere seasons of zombie TV shows.

Last night’s season finale of The Walking Dead not only took this lesson to heart — ending with a thoroughly satisfying and god-damn big fireball — but also included enough character drama and plot revelations to keep you enthralled throughout.

It was the episode with the fewest zombie kills and the fewest zombies. Not surprisingly, it was the best episode to date.

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Breaking Bad rerun marathon kicks off this Wednesday

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When season 3 of Breaking Bad ended in a massive cliffhanger, fans became overwhelmingly distraught at the prospect of waiting an entire year for a new season. Now AMC is re-airing Mr. White’s entire descent into villainy so far in 2 back-to-back episodes every Wednesday from Dec. 6 to March 11, 2011.

The station’s definitely trying to keep the buzz alive until the fourth — and for our and creator Vince Gilligan’s sake final — season.

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Supernatural season six plot gets another minor twist: Real Sam may be lost forever

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The new Supernatural season decided to throw a new wrench in the works of the main plot. As a result, Crowley may not turn to be this season’s big bad and Sam’s may be too damaged from being in the cage with Lucifer and Gabriel for so long. Read ahead for the details.

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Better to apologize to an animated corpse than to a regular corpse, and other lessons from last night’s episode of The Walking Dead, “Wildfire”

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Last night’s episode of The Walking Dead began slow, moved fitfully — with all the eschewing of common sense we’ve come to expect — and ended with a bang (bangs, actually, on a door).

We tally up the points below. (Warning: Spoilers ahead!)

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The top five moments from Ugly Americans season one

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In its first season, Ugly Americans has brought the best out of horror with its satirical premise and violent, dark comedy. It proved to be one of the weirdest shows on television by pitting bearded little wizard men against each other (as show above) and continually punishing protagonist Mark Lilly’s bleeding heart approach to his job as a social worker.

The show vacillates from silly humor to seriously fucked-up scenarios with a lot of blood and gore. As I’ve said before, fantasy, sci-fi and monster flick parodies tend to lighten the mood of Ugly American‘s otherwise abrasive and super-violent humor, which it share with other cartoons from Augenblick Studios such as Superjail!.

So here are a few scenes from this brief, 14-episode glimpse of a world where otherworldly creature are integrating into society instead of hiding from it:

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Graham Annable’s “The Walking Not-So-Smart” — A parody of The Walking Dead

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Though we’re big fans of AMC’s The Walking Dead, we’ve had our share of quibbles with some of the shows logical absurdities. Much to our delight, Graham Annable, or grickle on Flickr, has started using his comic skillz to pick apart some of the shows more obvious plot holes and logical head-scratchers. But do not fear! He’s not skewering the show in its entirety.

From his Flickr site:

I hope that this flickr set doesn’t come off as super hateful of the TV series “The Walking Dead”. It’s just that, so far, I’ve been disappointed in a lot of the writing. I think the zombie scenes and efx have been solid but the character development and logic has been killing it for me. My nerdy inclination, of course, is to vent all my issues through a collection of slightly mean-spirited doodles. Enjoy or object. The Walking Dead">:)

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