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Witches of East End Recap: 2.2 - "The Son Also Rises"

BY Elissa Petruzzi, JULY 14, 2014 | PERMALINK

Well! Are we recovered from last week’s tentacle sex? I was a little nervous to watch this week’s episode because my mom is visiting — “What’s a recap?” she asks — but this episode was thankfully free of cephalopod loving, though never fear, there was still lots of beefcake to ogle! Frederick was particularly of interest to some.

Our own intrepid DJ volunteers his services.

Let’s get to it!

Jo’s worried about Ingrid — um, rightly so, mama! They find her passed out on the lawn, all beat up. Ingrid opens her eyes, unable to remember the tentacle sex. She feels totally rested and is starving. I can’t, you guys.

Jo tells the girls about Frederick and how she left him behind in Asgard — though Wendy insists it was Frederick’s choice to stay with grandpa, he who cursed them all. Jo still believes Frederick’s story that he escaped Asgard, with the helpful proof of his curing her poisoning. Ingrid points out that the being Wendy saw in the forest, who had escaped from the portal, was vicious and evil. Jo says they think that it was something other than Frederick, Wendy demurs.

Frederick bonds with his sisters and exposits that he and Freya are twins. Ingrid’s hair looks amazing, must be the tentacle sperm? She’s knocked up, right?!


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Witches of East End Recap: 2.1 - "A Moveable Beast"

BY Elissa Petruzzi, JULY 07, 2014 | PERMALINK

At last it’s time for season two of those campy witches with the amazing hair, the Witches of East End! First off, I’d like to thank Lifetime for moving the ladies to a 9 p.m. time slot because I am old and I appreciate them respecting my bedtime.

There’s tons of exposition this episode in addition to your usual supernatural hijinx, and then a sexy ending that had me clutching my metaphorical pearls.

So let’s get to it, shall we? We begin with a veritable clip show from season one: The girls found out they were cursed witches! Freya had two brothers fighting over her. There were lots of past lives and kicky flashbacks with wigs. Cat-shifter Aunt Wendy was awesome. The girls met their dad — and found out about their long lost brother, and the world, Asgard, their mom and aunt left behind. The portal opened.

And we’re off!

We open in a forest, with a cat skulking around, a shadow chasing behind. Aunt Wendy shifts into human form and looks around furtively. Be careful, Wendy, you’re on your last life!

Freya, in our first lingerie sighting of the season, casts a spell complete with green flame.

Oh! Kinky alert! (This will be a theme. Trust me.) Upstairs, Joanna is tied to the bed and Victor smolders as he takes off his belt. Wocka wocka. (Does EL James get a cut of this?) Except then Victor takes out a knife and cuts Jo. She screams.


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Friday Giveaway: Witches of East End Season One DVD

BY , JUNE 27, 2014 | PERMALINK

Things got a little witchy last year when Lifetime's Witches of East End premiered. Based on Melissa de la Cruz's adult series of the same name, the show immediately drew in new and old fans alike. We certainly were hooked and are eagerly counting down the days until the July 6 premiere of the second season. And for those of you who need to catch up, we have you covered with today's giveaway!

We have not one, not two, but three sets of the first season DVD to give away and we think you should win them. For a chance to win one of these spellbinding DVD sets, fill out the form below! This is open to US residents only and will conclude on Monday, so the winners have time to binge-watch before season two starts. (You can cast a good luck spell to improve your chances, but we can't guarantee it's effectiveness.)

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For even more magical giveaways, visit our Everything Paranormal page and stay tuned for Witches of East End season two coverage! Catch the season premiere on Lifetime on July 6 at 9/8c!


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DJ and Christin Sound Off on the Delirium Pilot

BY , JUNE 24, 2014 | PERMALINK

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A few weeks ago, Hulu and WIGS announced their plans to release the passed over pilot for Delirium, which is based on Lauren Oliver’s bestselling book of the same name, online for a limited time. Book fans went crazy in anticipation and on Friday, the world was finally able to see Oliver’s beloved book come to life. And as major fans of the book, RT’s Assistant Web Editor DJ and reviewer Christin had high expectations, and today, they share their post-viewing thoughts. Warning: spoilers ahead!

THE GOOD

DJ: What I love most about the pilot is that, for the most part, it captures the feel and tone of the book. There’s a creepy sterility to the world and the characters that really drives home the idea that a central emotion - in this case, love - is absent. In particular, Senator Hargrove, played by Michael Michele, seemed the most “cured” and I really enjoyed her scenes.


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Exclusive Q&A: Lauren Oliver Discusses the Delirium Pilot

BY DJ DeSmyter, JUNE 23, 2014 | PERMALINK

Fans went crazy when Hulu and WIGS announced their plans to make the unaired pilot for Delirium, based on Lauren Oliver's bestselling novel of the same name, available for streaming. And when the pilot went live last Friday, everybody settled in to see if their expectations were met. I'll be sharing my thoughts on it later this week with Web Reviewer Christin, but I was dying to know what Lauren thought. Today, we have an exclusive interview with her where she discusses the hotness of Emma Roberts and Daren Kagasoff, the setting and her favorite part! Take a look:


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.13 - "We Are Grounders, Part 2"

BY DJ DeSmyter, JUNE 12, 2014 | PERMALINK

Bellamy and Clarke prepare to march off.

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We begin the highly anticipated finale with Clarke cauterizing Raven’s gunshot wound while Bellamy and Finn butt heads. Even after Clarke tells him she and the others need him, Bellamy’s still gung ho on staying behind. Finally, he relents and goes with them. Watching the remaining 82 delinquents march off into the forest is a bit melodramatic, but it’s the CW, so…

Their exodus is halted when one of the campers gets an axe blade lodged into his face. Frantic and freaked, they all retreat back to the camp and argue about what to do next. Octavia and Finn want to fight their way through the Grounder scouts, but Clarke doesn’t think that’s a stellar idea and gives into Bellamy’s wish to stay and fight. Octavia, Jasper and a few others leave to do some recon.

Bellamy, Clarke and Raven go through their remaining weapons and battle plans. Clarke makes the startling realization that they can use the remaining rocket jets in the dropship create an explosion.

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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.12 - "We Are Grounders, Part 1"

BY DJ DeSmyter, JUNE 05, 2014 | PERMALINK

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We begin on the Ark, where the Chancellor informs the survivors that the ship is (still) dying, but he’s proud of the strength the 100 have shown. He then makes the remaining supplies available to everyone instead of rationing, but nobody’s looking too hopeful. Especially Abby, who seems a bit distracted and runs out of the room to check on a patient. And Kane? Well, he’s still feeling guilty and a bit restless.

On the ground, Raven, Bellamy and the others are setting up landmines to protect themselves from the Grounders. Bellamy’s not letting people leave the camp, which gets Raven riled up because they need to go save Finn, Clarke and Monty. Bellamy seems to have lost all hope and is getting rather desperate.

A Grounder named Tristan, who’s taking over Anya’s unit, introduces himself to Clarke, who’s tied up and not looking too good. Anya’s not too pleased about getting replaced, but she doesn’t have time to brood because she spots a signal fire in the distance. Knocked unconscious, Clarke’s fate is left in the hands of the Grounder who killed Finn.


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.11 - "The Calm"

BY DJ DeSmyter, MAY 30, 2014 | PERMALINK

We open to Clarke and Bellamy ruminating about the lack of Grounder activity. They both know their angsty foes are just lying in wait. As if that’s not enough to worry about, she’s still grieving the loss of her mother, the fact that the Ark is failing and that no one is coming to save them.

Clarke and Bellamy have a chat.

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On the Ark, as sunlight pours in, Kane awakens and seems, for the most part, fine. And alone. Spooky!

Octavia and Murphy are on meat duty, and are harassed by a fellow delinquent who coins the awful term “Grounder Pounder”. Yeah, it’s probably as much of a compliment as “mudblood”. Later, thanks to this moron, who built too big of a fire, the meat hut burns to the ground, taking the majority of the camp’s food supply with it. Bellamy and Clarke agree to form hunting parties, and Clarke agrees to go with goofy Myles and Finn.

Raven sees this and it looks like she’s not taking the break-up as well as she’s been letting on. She wants to leave and go solo, but Bellamy persuades her to stay and not “be an idiot”. As they chat it up, Raven comes up with a plan to make walkie-talkies for everyone so they can coordinate their efforts in fending off the Grounders.


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.10 - "I Am Become Death"

BY DJ DeSmyter, MAY 23, 2014 | PERMALINK

Last week, while we were hanging out at the RT Convention in New Orleans, The 100 provided yet another exhilarating episode. Clarke and the others tried to make peace with the Grounders, but things quickly went south and sketchy Diana stole the ship and went to Earth with her gang of followers and Abby as her sort of. When the ship reached Earth, however, it crashed. The launch caused the entire Ark to effectively collapse.

Now onto last night’s action…

We open up on Clarke, Raven, Finn and Bellamy examining the crash. Clarke is desperate for answers as to whether or not her mom was indeed on the ship. All they find, though, are charred bodies and the remnants of the ship.

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The gang search the wreckage.

Back at camp, Octavia spots a white flower, a signal from Lincoln, who was last shot with an arrow by his fellow Grounders. Meanwhile, Jasper’s trying to impress his fellow delinquents with his story of how he saved everyone from the ambush – Octavia gives him some serious eye roll action. Suddenly, the camp’s makeshift alarm system goes off and they find a bloodied and beaten Murphy (Bellamy’s original minion) at their doorstep.


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The 100 Recap: Episode 1.8 - "Day Trip"

BY DJ DeSmyter, MAY 08, 2014 | PERMALINK

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Remorseful Bellamy. Maybe he needs a hug...

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The night begins with Octavia’s Grounder still tied up and in need of some serious medical care. Bellamy’s in the room, possibly contemplating his actions, and tells Miller, one of his minions, that they aren’t going to kill the Grounder. When Mr. Minion Miller taunts their prisoner, the Grounder headbutts him. Shows him right!

Meanwhile, the Council video chats with Clarke, and the Chancellor tries to get her to forgive her mom, but she refuses and then sets out to arrange delinquents to talk to their parents. She gets a guy named Dax, but when he goes to say hi to his mom, an Ark guard – the same guard who convinced Bellamy to shoot the Chancellor – convinces Dax to kill Bellamy.

Bellamy’s not letting Octavia near the Grounder, despite her protests. Tension’s still running high between these siblings, but luckily Clarke comes in and breaks up the unease by asking Bellamy to join her in finding a supply depot the Ark says is nearby. After he agrees, Clarke checks in on Finn and awkwardness ensues as Raven hovers behind her.


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