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How to Get Away with Murder: Annalise Holds Court Under Scrutiny

Originally posted 01/30/2015 03:30 AM

How to Get Away with Murder: Annalise Holds Court Under Scrutiny | How to Get Away with Murder

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Any How to Get Away with Murder episode that begins with Annalise Keating (SAG award winner Viola Davis) putting on her wig is bound to be full-throttle.

HTGAWM has made a point of showing its anti-heroine in various states of polish and rawness. The dynamic between Annalise's fundamentally broken internal life and her very together outside appearance – not to mention when those two collide violently – is largely what has made the show so intriguing. Thursday's winter premiere, "Hello Raskolnikov," was no exception.

The episode opened as Annalise braced herself for questioning about her husband Sam's murder. As we saw in the midseason finale, Annalise is well aware what happened – and, frankly, not that all that bothered about it. Like a skilled lawyer/liar (funny how those words sound so similar), she ingeniously deflected her interrogator's questions, emphasized Sam's infidelity and cruelty, denied any knowledge of the infamous d--- pic and capped off her sob story with a gnashing-of-teeth recollection of discovering her dead husband's body.

It's worth noting that the wig Annalise put on in the episode's opening moments was very suburban soccer mom. Whereas the first half of the season saw Annalise in a gloriously alpha female short crop, now it's all about softening the look, presenting the image of a spurned wife and a would-be mother (after all, it's not the first time Annalise has used her womb as an excuse). Well-played, show. Well-played, Annalise.

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Parenthood Series Finale: The Bravermans Say Goodbye

Originally posted 01/30/2015 01:15 AM

Parenthood Series Finale: The Bravermans Say Goodbye

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Admit it, everyone has wanted to be part of the Braverman clan at some point.

Not because they had it all together – because they definitely didn't. They were far from perfect and didn't always see eye to eye, but the love they shared with one another was genuinely beautiful.

There wasn't a school play or family dinner that a Braverman missed. So, of course, everyone had to come together for Hank and Sarah's wedding on Thursday's series finale – even Haddie (Sarah Ramos), who hadn't been in an episode since coming out to her parents in season 5.

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Scandal Just Aired Its Darkest Episode Yet

Originally posted 01/30/2015 12:00 AM

Scandal Recap: Olivia Pope Is a Hostage | Kerry Washington

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Murder and torture are mainstays on Scandal. But it's still the kind of steamy drama you watch curled up on your couch with a glass of red wine in one hand and your phone teed up with sassy tweets about Scott Foley's abs in the other.

Not this week. From the How to Get Away with Murder-like time jumps (we see you, Shonda) to the Homeland-style setting, this wasn't the Scandal we've grown to love. It was something new, something darker and far more sinister than Pope & Associates has ever tried to fix.

Olivia Pope (Kerry Washington), the woman who wears the white hat and leads her gladiators into battle – arguably one of the most powerful people in Washington – lost control.

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Grey's Anatomy Recap: April Suffers a Crisis of Faith

Originally posted 01/29/2015 11:00 PM

Grey's Anatomy Recap: April Suffers a Crisis of Faith

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It may have been a while since Grey's Anatomy aired its winter finale, but don't worry – the doctors of Grey Sloane Memorial still relate way too much to the traumas that get wheeled in to the ER.

April (Sarah Drew) and Jackson (Jesse Williams) were still reeling after learning that their unborn baby has a fatal condition, and Meredith (Ellen Pompeo) was as hot-and-cold about her relationship with Derek (Patrick Dempsey) as ever. However, she may have found a new Person. Or, well, a suitable stand-in, anyway.

Also, as ever, Dr. Herman (Geena Davis) is not here for anyone's BS.

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The Biggest Loser Winner Is …

Originally posted 01/29/2015 10:05 PM

The Biggest Loser: Glory Days Names Its Winner

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After months of sweat, tears and exhausting workouts, a new Biggest Loser has been declared.

The Biggest Loser: Glory Days host Alison Sweeney began Thursday's live finale with three very different contestants in contention for taking home the $250,000 prize, but only one could be victorious in the end.

Toma Dobrosavljevic, a 33-year-old senior project manager from Addison, Illinois, faced off against Sonya Jones, a 39-year-old physical education teacher from Springfield, Illinois, and Rob Guiry, a 26-year-old rugby coach from Springfield, Massachusetts.

So who emerged victorious?

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