<p>Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv of 'Fringe'</p>

Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv of 'Fringe'

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Recap: 'Fringe' Finale - 'The Day We Died'

Fringe ends its third season with a finale head-scratching on every level

So can “Fringe” make me forget this hour ever happened, the way that it made everyone in the show forget Peter ever existed?

OK, that’s a strong statement. And not entirely accurate. But let’s be frank: that was a 55-minute dream sequence followed by five minutes that set up Season 4. And while predicting that last five minutes was essentially impossible, the fact that everything we saw unfolding up until that point was either 1) a potentiality or 2) a reality that would be undone at some point robbed the proceedings of anything resembling drama or tension. And that’s a shame. I’ve championed this show long before covering here at HitFix. I’ve reviewed every single hour of it. And I’m not sure I’ve been more disappointed by any single episode of the show more than I was by this one.

[Full recap of Friday's (May 6) "Fringe" finale after the break...]

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<p>&nbsp;Steven R. McQueen and Kat Graham of 'The Vampire diaries'</p>

 Steven R. McQueen and Kat Graham of 'The Vampire diaries'

Credit: The CW

Recap: 'The Vampire Diaries' - 'The Sun Also Rises'

Klaus puts his ritual into action – and the Gilbert family pays the price

So, Klaus is the bad guy, Elijah is now a good guy, Elena has vampire blood in her system but she’s not a vampire yet, Damon seems to have a werewolf bite (and we know how THAT tends to turn out) and Elena and Jenna are at the ritual site and are looking at a whole lotta hurt. Oh, and Jules and Jenna are, it seems, the new sacrificial lambs (well, wolf and maybe-soon-to-be-vampire) for Klaus’ plan to become the ultimate hybrid werepire or vampwolf and Caroline and Matt are about to be eaten by a wolfy version of Tyler. I’m exhausted and the show hasn’t even started yet!

[Full recap of Thursday's (May 5) "Vampire Diaries" after the break...]
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<p>Scotty McCreery of 'American Idol'</p>

Scotty McCreery of 'American Idol'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'American Idol' Results - Down to the Final 4

Jennifer Lopez, Pitbull and Lady Antebellum perform before the elimination

Time for another "American Idol" Thursday (May 5) featuring two minutes of results and 58 minutes of commercials and live performances. 

Are you feeling the excitement? Full results after the break...

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<p>A scene from Wednesday's (May 4) &quot;Top Chef Masters&quot;</p>

A scene from Wednesday's (May 4) "Top Chef Masters"

Credit: Bravo

Recap: 'Top Chef Masters' - 'Would You Like Fries With That?'

The chefs cook on a budget and serve up fast food

So, we’re down to just eight master chefs, and now that the kitchen is less congested the show’s producers are getting their crazy on with the challenges. Hey, let’s make ‘em cook at a fast food restaurant! And not tell them that’s the challenge until after they’ve bought their food! And let’s line the floor of the kitchen with hot coals and make them cook barefoot while we blast them with firehoses! Okay, not that last part, but I guess that they’ve realized they can’t count on highly paid executive chefs to melt down and scream at one another the way struggling chefs would, so they’ve got to up the ante somehow. Of course, I think they have to be cautious of pushing too hard, as I think there will be a mass walk-off if the challenge involves cooking pets or waiting tables naked. Actually, I bet Hugh would do the latter, but that’s not something I need to TiVo, honestly. So let’s get to it!

[Recap of Wednesday's (May 4) "Top Chef Masters" after the break...]
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<p>The 'America's Next Top Model' Top 4</p>

The 'America's Next Top Model' Top 4

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Recap: 'America's Next Top Model' - 'Daniella Issa Helayel'

An outdoor market in Morocco is too much for one model to take

Now that Kasia has been eliminated, it stands to wonder whether Tyra and her fabulous friends really ever took their “fiercely real” contestant seriously. She was 26. She was deliberately sent to fashion designers who had no clothes in her size. She was thrown into a cycle clearly aimed at high couture, not potentially “inexpensive” plus-sized models, as Rachel Zoe so tactfully put it. At best, it appears that this cycle was merely humoring Kasia, if not outright wasting her time. 

Speaking of wasting one’s time, the four remaining contestants arrive back at their apartment in Morocco and immediately start saying stuff like, “I am in freaking Morocco.”
 
[Full recap of Wednesday's (May 4) "Top Model after the break.]
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<p>&nbsp;Thanks, Sprint!</p>

 Thanks, Sprint!

Credit: CBS

Recap: 'Survivor: Redemption Island' - 'You Mangled My Nets'

The Ometepe Six have to devour one of their own
Pre-credit sequence. We pick things up on Redemption Island, where Matt and Mike welcome Ralph, who briefs them on Ricegate and other happenings around camp, including Steve's deteriorating condition. But just at that moment... in walks Steve! Laughter abounds. "Redemption Island just keeps getting crazier and crazier," Mike says. For his part, Steve is perfectly happy not to have gone to camp with the Ometepe Six. Sitting around a Redemption Island fire, they realize that the Jury will end up being a Zapatera majority. Ralph somehow interprets this information as meaning that if a single Zapatera can make it to the Finals, they'll be guaranteed to win. He may be right. This would be an epic abomination, so let's hope that doesn't happen.
 
[Full recap of Wednesday's (May 4) "Survivor: Redemption Island" after the break...]
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<p>Haley Reinhart of 'American Idol'</p>

Haley Reinhart of 'American Idol'

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Recap: 'American Idol' Top 5 - Now and Then Night

Haley Reinhart brings down the house with The Animals

It's Now and Then Night on "American Idol," meaning that each member of the Top 5 will sing their favorite songs from the soundtrack of that bad movie with Demi Moore and Rosie O'Donnell.

What now? Oh. Sorry. Each contestant will sing one current song and one song from a far more nebulous "then."

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<p>Cee-Lo Green of 'The Voice'</p>

Cee-Lo Green of 'The Voice'

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Recap: 'The Voice' - Blind Auditions, Part 2

How did Christina, Blake, Cee-Lo and Adam fill their teams?

America really liked "The Voice" last week. How much did they like it? They liked it enough to watch two straight hours of programming on NBC.

Now that's sacrifice!

And since I kinda enjoyed the premiere, it seemed only right to recap Week Two, see if interest remains. If ratings fall or nobody has anything to discuss, I can always quit next week.

I'll be treating the second night of Blind Auditions the way I'd normally treat an "American Idol" audition episode, namely with a minute-by-minute (performer-by-performer, in practical terms) recap. 

Click through for all of the fun...

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<p>Chelsea Kane of 'Dancing with the Stars'</p>

Chelsea Kane of 'Dancing with the Stars'

Credit: ABC

Recap: 'Dancing with the Stars' Results - A sixth dancer departs

After a surprisingly solid performance, another celebrity gets the boot

It’s elimination night (waah waah) and, as usual, we get the tired patter about how anyone can go home and one bad dance could put a nail in a celebrity’s dancing career coffin or some other weirdly mixed metaphor that makes sense if you don’t think about it too much. This week, Tom mentions that one couple was shocked by their crap dance, so he asks us if lightning strike again. Okay, I take that back about making sense if you don’t think about it too much. I really think they should just ask Tom to wing it through the intros, because even on a moment’s notice he’s still a hell of a lot pithier than the show’s writers.

[Full recap of Tuesday's (May 3) "Dancing with the Stars" results after the break...]
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<p>Chord Overstreet and Dianna Agron of 'Glee'</p>

Chord Overstreet and Dianna Agron of 'Glee'

Credit: FOX

Recap: 'Glee' - 'Rumours'

A Fleetwood Mac-inspired episode starts strong but loses its way

OK, now this? THIS? This should have been the 90-minute episode of “Glee.” Last week’s entry “Born This Way” was overlong, undercooked, and designed primarily to hurt the premiere of “The Voice” rather than show scenes that simply couldn’t land on the cutting room floor. Now, in saying that “Rumours” should have been the extended episode doesn’t mean the hour was flawless by any means. But it had enough good ideas that it could have used the extra breathing room in order to flesh them out.

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