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'The Good Wife' recap: No harm, no foul, and 'microbursts of contempt'

This week’s episode of The Good Wife was titled “Two Courts,” referring to the courtroom and a basketball court on which Will suffered something of a defeat. Early on in the hour, he played a bit too rough for the liking of a judge presiding over one of Will’s cases, and the lawyer found himself being punished for his aggressive behavior. The case proved less interesting, however, than the new twists in Lockhart/Gardner’s ongoing intrigue. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Gwyneth Paltrow was country weak and comedy strong

To all of you who complain that Saturday Night Live doesn’t do anything new, well, SNL has been listening. The show, with the help of host Gwyneth Paltrow and music guest Cee Lo Green, tried out a few novel notions this week. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife' recap: The big breakup

You can never accuse The Good Wife of making the law seem like a noble, glamorous profession. No matter how attractive you may find its lead characters, what most of them did last night was what we’d expect and probably hope lawyers would do if they were defending us: They lied and slithered and weaseled out the best deal they could for their client, even though things didn’t turn out the way they’d hoped. READ FULL STORY

A review of the final 'Sarah Palin's Alaska': 'Our life is in your hands, Sarah!'

Sarah Palin’s Alaska wrapped up its first and final season with two hours of Palin-mania: Our Sarah and her family went gold-prospecting, kayaking, blueberry-picking, and moose-kissing. (You do it by putting a banana in your mouth and extending it to the moose’s mouth. No kidding.) Palin also offered her own critique of the infamous Kate Gosselin episode. READ FULL STORY

'Saturday Night Live' recap: Jim Carrey's energy and skill made up for a late start

The first Saturday Night Live of the new year was delayed on the East Coast by NFL football. “How ’bout those Jets, New York?” asked host Jim Carrey, as the show started 15 minutes late. Carrey’s opening moments, which included READ FULL STORY

'Friday Night Lights' recap: The team fractures

Friday Night Lights continued to push our hero Vince into antihero territory this week — that’s what can happen when you start taking your cues from the long-absent father who’s suddenly showering you with attention. Eager for READ FULL STORY

'Castle' review: Laura Prepon played 'Nikki Heat' as Stana Katic as Beckett: 'Way too meta,' said Nathan Fillion, er, Castle

Castle had a clever little outing this week titled “Nikki Heat,” with guest star Laura Prepon playing an actress researching her Nikki role in Heat Wave, a movie being made from the novel of the same name by Nathan Fillion’s Rick Castle.

Prepon’s Natalie Rhodes arrived in the New York police station much as Castle himself did in the series premiere — she was there to shadow Stana Katic’s Kate Beckett for research. The humorous twist was that Castle had no respect for Rhodes as an actress (she was famous for B-movies with title like Mutilation High and Hell’s Crawl Space), while Rhodes had no respect for Castle since she hadn’t read his book, only the script someone else had written. READ FULL STORY

'No Easy Decision' review: Abortion was the focus of MTV's '16 and Pregnant' special

No Easy Decision, MTV’s special spun off from 16 and Pregnant, followed Markai Durham as she came to the agonizing conclusion to have an abortion. With a frankness rarely seen anywhere on television, No Easy Decision presented a vivid, unsparing look at something that’s not just an “issue” but a harrowing decision. READ FULL STORY

Sarah Palin sneers at 'conservationists who write me nasty letters': A 'Sarah Palin's Alaska' review

Sarah Palin visited a logging camp, picked up a chainsaw, and helped cut down a tree during this week’s Sarah Palin’s Alaska. Later, after playing a spirited game of “Eskimo bingo” with some loggers’ families, Palin sneered at “conservationists [who] write me nasty letters because I support [logging], usin’ their pretty little pencils and their pretty little stationery, not realizin,’ where do you think your pencil and your stationery comes from? It came from a tree that was harvested!”

As usual, Palin’s pluckiness was impressive. She READ FULL STORY

'Doctor Who: A Christmas Carol' review: There is joy (and sadness) in Who-ville!

By far the best Christmas special to be seen on TV this year, the Doctor Who Christmas special takes on A Christmas Carol in its own unique way. Airing on BBC America on Saturday night, it gives a sci-fi/fantasy spin to Charles Dickens’ tale, and its great achievement is that it offers a rip-roaring Doctor Who adventure tale while never losing the spirit (and structure) of A Christmas Carol. Oh, and Harry Potter‘s Michael Gambon makes READ FULL STORY

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