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Senior Writer/Columnist: Heather began writing about TV way back when Jensen Ackles was Alec on Dark Angel (so, "dibs.") EDITOR NOTE: No dibs!. She never got on the reality bandwagon. Instead, her TV viewing must be scripted. She's intensely loyal to actors, writers, and directors and loves comedy, drama, suspense, and sci-fi equally. If it was filmed in Vancouver (or Canada, really), she's going to be all over it. Don't look for snark. If she's made the time to watch it, she likes it (or loves it), because life's too short to watch sh-tty TV. But she will call BS when it's right there for the taking. By day, she writes marketing communications for the IT sector. She's a lifelong Texan (minus the pre-K years), so you'll have to accept the liberal use of "y'all." You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @approximofnice.

CW’s Fresh Direction
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CW’s Fresh Direction

Television actors getting the opportunity to direct their shows isn’t a new thing—Syfy is very good about letting its Stargate and Eureka tribes take turns—but it’s commendable that the CW seems well ahead of the game in giving its (considerably) young stable of actors opportunities to helm their shows. One […]

Moment of Goodness: Sean Talks Family on The Event
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Moment of Goodness: Sean Talks Family on The Event

I’ve been watching The Event sporadically but got sucked in last week when I realized the lead couple-in-peril, Sean Walker and Leila Buchanan, is played by Jason Ritter (from Joan of Arcadia) and Sarah Roemer, who starred in one of my guilty pleasures, Disturbia (it’s been on my DVR for […]

Hawaii Five-0: “Nalowale (Forgotten/Missing)”
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Hawaii Five-0: “Nalowale (Forgotten/Missing)”

Another dark outing this week and they’re starting to plant seeds for who the McGarretts are beyond the surface. The episode opens with kids on a submarine tour spotting the body of a young blonde woman in the water. The Coast Guard is called and the next thing we see […]

Hawaii Five-0: “Lanakila (Victory)”
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Hawaii Five-0: “Lanakila (Victory)”

Well this was by far the darkest of the episodes that have aired, and it was an out-of-order swap, originally scheduled to air next week. The episode follows the bloody trail of an escaped convict, Walter Dawkins, played by Balthazar Getty, as he tracks down a presumed-dead associate who took […]

Haven “Spiral”
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Haven “Spiral”

In case you missed it, Syfy renewed Haven last week, so we were thankfully promised a follow-on to this mind-bender of a first season finale, where we discovered new identities of existing characters, potential new characters with existing identities, and a potential new big bad on the rise. My only […]

The Vampire Diaries “Kill or Be Killed”
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The Vampire Diaries “Kill or Be Killed”

OK, y’all. Apologies for being tardy, but there was A LOT to process this week. I’m going to review it a little bit differently, because while the scene-by-scene is awesome, it was the little OMG moments that made this episode amazing. Please forgive me if you were looking for specific […]

Moment of Goodness: New Characters Add New Life to Desperate Housewives
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Moment of Goodness: New Characters Add New Life to Desperate Housewives

I bailed out of appointment TV viewing of Desperate Housewives a few years ago, and was especially appalled when they had Mike overly-cruelly dismiss Katherine last season after he reconciled with Susan, but I happened across the show the other night and was pleasantly surprised by a couple of the […]

Hawaii Five-0 “Malama Ka Aina (Respect the Land)”
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Hawaii Five-0 “Malama Ka Aina (Respect the Land)”

Minor nit out of the way up front—if you have Jean Smart in your cast, USE HER. She was in the cast list for this episode, but then not in the credits or the actual episode when it aired. If you’re going to trim for time, trim somewhere else, okay? […]

The Vampire Diaries “Memory Lane”
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The Vampire Diaries “Memory Lane”

Okay then. So Katherine is still a duplicitous bitch, Caroline is a conflicted vampire, Mason is a conflicted werewolf, Damon is hellbent on avenging somebody for something, and Elena and Stefan are ahead of the game. No Matty or Bonnie or Jeremy this week; FYI, in case that’s where your […]

Law & Order: Los Angeles “Hollywood”
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Law & Order: Los Angeles “Hollywood”

NBC launched its “Oops, we’re sorry we yanked your show on the eve of its 20th year. Cookie?” conciliatory offering to Dick Wolf, also known as Law & Order: Los Angeles, last night.