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'True Blood' RECAP - 'Love Is To Die' [Spoilers]

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I'm as happy as anyone to see that fan-favorite couple reunited on True Blood, but could the show have served up a more tepid, boring penultimate episode otherwise? 

How a season that started (loosely) with the premise of "Zombie Vampires" managed to not only thwart that potentially thrilling plotline, but also townsfolk uprisings, undead undead-daughters and homicidal ancient vampire sex goddesses is completely beyond me. Despite all of season seven's wild ideas, has anything really panned out? The first few times True Blood built up a big bad only to dispense with them without much fanfare felt like clever little twist. But once it became de rigueur for this show, it just got lazy.

Before we head into next week's series finale, let's discuss what little did happen in tonight's episode, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Can You Figure Out What's Wrong with This Season 5 'Downton Abbey' Promo Pic?

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There is something quite wrong here.

Look very closely, and find out, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Discovery Channel's 'Shark Week' Debunked: VIDEO

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Are you a "Shark Week" fan? Do Great White attacks and megalodon sightings make you tingle with anticipation? That may be just what Discovery Channel wants and, according to a new video, they don't achieve it with accuracy. 

Vox is here to distinguish between the massive sharks long thought extinct (they are) and "real" footage of shark attacks which never occurred, and get to the root of the cultural phenomenon that is "Shark Week."

Sink your teeth in, AFTER THE JUMP...

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What To Watch This Week on TV: Channing Tatum Takes It Off With Bear; Party Down On 'Please Like Me' - VIDEO

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— It's the penultimate episode of True Blood, Sunday at 9 p.m. Eastern on HBO. With a cure on the horizon, will Hep-V be eradicated once and for all? Tune in to see if Bill (Stephen Moyer) reconsiders his big decision and which of the remaining residents of Bon Temps get a happy ending. 

Real-time reality TV gets an interactive twist, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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'True Blood' RECAP - 'Almost Home' [Spoilers]

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If there was even a tiny, lingering hope that True Blood would stick the landing of its final season, that likely evaporated in tonight's episode. In what's become commonplace on True Blood, several storylines (of the show's many, many storylines) reached fairly unsatisfying conclusions. To put it in Chekhov terms: When True Blood introduces a gun in the first act, rest assured that gun will shoot a little "Bang!" flag and be forgotten in the second.

Let's rehash the latest goings-on in Bon Temps together, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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Towleroad Interview: 'Please Like Me' Writer-Creator-Star Josh Thomas

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If you haven't already caught an episode of Please Like Me, you may be missing out one of the most charming comedies on television. This gem of a series follows the awkward ups and downs of a young, gay man in Australia as he navigates growing up, coming out and managing his relationships with friends and family. Its second season premieres tonight at 10:30 p.m. on Pivot, and it's already been renewed for a third.

A perfect blend of mundane and absurd, humor and heart, Please Like Me shines thanks to its writer, creator and star, Josh Thomas. We spoke to Josh about the show, his sex scenes and the one idea that was nixed by network executives.

Read what he had to say, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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