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‘Ride’ Has More Stories On The Way

Oh, Ride, we hardly knew ye. Nickelodeon's new live-action series just premiered on the network on Monday, Jan. 30, and after back-to-back episodes aired every weeknight since then, it's time for this equestrian show to ride off into the sunset for the season. But will Ride return for Season 2? Ride could certainly live to see another day — or it could not. That all depends on whether or not it'll be renewed for another season, which is a bit of a mystery right now. That's because neither Nickel…

By Laura Rosenfeld

Amazon's 'Patriot' Has Some Real Life Inspiration

Being a CIA officer doesn't necessarily mean every single day is full of non-stop action and adventure. Case in point: on Amazon Prime's new series Patriot, John Tavner goes undercover to assume a "non-official cover" as a mid-level employee at a Midwestern Industrial Piping Firm. For what purpose, you ask? John's job is to "prevent Iran from going nuclear." I have many questions after watching the trailer, the most pressing of which is "why is everyone so inept at their jobs?" But my other big …

By Caitlin Flynn

Amazon's 'Patriot' Introduces John Lakeman

Meet John Tavner, the protagonist of Amazon Prime's new series Patriot. John would very much like to be a folk singer, but he's stuck working for his dad (played by Terry O'Quinn, who Lost fans will immediately recognize as John Locke). John hasn't yet recorded a hit song, so, for now, he'll have to stick with his day job as an undercover intelligence officer — but at least the family trade is interesting, right? When the series kicks off, John is assigned a "non-official cover" as a mid-level e…

By Caitlin Flynn

John Tavner Isn't Real In 'Patriot'

Many of the promotional materials around Amazon's new original series Patriot asks "Who is John Lakeman?" From the official trailer for the show, it looks like John Lakeman is the pseudonym adopted by Patriot's main protagonist, John Tavner (Michael Dorman), as he goes undercover as a private citizen at a company. However, I'm more interested in who John Tavner is, and is he a real person? Well, there hasn't been any indication that John Tavner is a real person or is based on a real person in th…

By Laura Rosenfeld

Wes Is Still Not Annalise's Son, 'HTGAWM' Fans

Alright, everyone — I think we need to have a little talk. Wes is not Annalise's son on How To Get Away With Murder. I know that it may seem that way, but that whole "he was my son" speech that Annalise gave in the Season 3 finale of How To Get Away With Murder was metaphorical, for sure. Annalise was giving a heart-wrenching speech to her AA support group, talking about the sons that she lost — the first is the baby who was stillborn following the car crash orchestrated by the Mahoney family, a…

By Lindsay Denninger

Wes' Killer Was Revealed On 'HTGAWM'

Well, hot damn, TGIT viewers! Laurel's dad killed Wes on How To Get Away With Murder, and that was a twist that not even I saw coming! It all looked like District Attorney Denver had orchestrated the hit on Wes in Annalise's house, but no, no — the person who the hit man was on the phone with was actually Laurel's dad, asking "Is he dead?" I'm not an easily shocked person, but I have to say that that shocked me, because we haven't seen Laurel's dad since the beginning of Season 3. Laurel talked …

By Lindsay Denninger

'Patriot' Season 2 Could Tell Important Stories

Without being deemed patronizing or preachy, television in 2017 has the opportunity to comment on current events if all cards are played well. The new Amazon series Patriot blurs the genre lines, something that the streaming network does particularly well, between dark comedy and spy thriller — and it's only just getting started. Will Patriot get a Season 2 on Amazon? If given the chance, this new series is aptly placed to portray world politics with a healthy dash of humor. The official descrip…

By Leah Thomas

Connie Britton Explains The 'Nashville' Twist

Spoilers for the Feb. 23 episode of Nashville ahead. After a shocking cliffhanger that left her life in jeopardy and an episode filled with false hope that she'd survive, Rayna died on Nashville. Yes, Rayna Jaymes, the series' main protagonist whose story fans have been following for five seasons. The twist was only revealed on Thursday night, but already, Connie Britton has explained why she left Nashville — and yes, that means she's really leaving. First and foremost, this was Britton's deci…

By Samantha Rullo

Connie Britton Is Open To More 'Nashville'

Spoilers for the Feb. 23 episode of Nashville ahead. Characters have narrowly escaped death many times on Nashville. There was the car accident with Deacon and Rayna, Juliette balancing on the edge of a building while contemplating suicide, and Juliette's plane crashing in the Season 4 finale. That's why it came as such a surprise when Rayna died on Nashville in the Feb. 23 episode, ""If Tomorrow Never Comes." Sure, viewers saw her get into a terrifying car accident in the final moments of the …

By Samantha Rullo

Wes' Real Dad Is Revealed On 'HTGAWM'

Wes was How To Get Away With Murder's biggest enigma. Who was this guy who was waitlisted to the university, came from humble beginnings, and ended up being blown up in Annalise Keating's house? And more importantly, who is his father? Well, it's not Wallace Mahoney, like we were all made to believe. It's Charles, his son. Who is Charles Mahoney on How To Get Away With Murder? The red herring of Wes' parentage was that Rose, his mother, was raped by Wallace, her employer, and had Wes (then known…

By Lindsay Denninger