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Week in Television: Monday March 4th through Sunday March 10th

The Following: The cult thriller continued its hot streak this week as Ryan searched for Joey after Emma and Carrol’s son escaped the farmhouse. They meet Bo, another new contact in Carrol’s cult, but Joey stumbles on Bo’s dark secret as he finds a woman locked in a cage. Meanwhile, Ryan learns that Carrol is being transferred to another prison, and fears that this is part of his plan, where Carrol will try to escape from his imprisonment. Ryan races to learn the deadly plot in Carrol’s next chapter, before more lives are lost and the villain of this story is loosed on the world once more. The episode continued to shock and deliver a quality story that showcases the unique tale of a serial killer and the FBI agent who caught him.

Nikita: The CW’s spy thriller continued its stellar third season as Nikita and Alex were tasked with finding Ari’s son, who’s bodyguard is trained to kill anyone who he perceives as a threat to the boy. With the deadly Amanda hot on his son’s trail, Ari pleads with Nikita to find him and keep him safe before it is too late. After she is knocked unconscious, Nikita wakes to find that the bodyguard has captured her and Amanda, and she must find a way to convince him that she is on his side. The episode continues the action and thrill of this amazing series, while giving fans a small glimpse into how Amanda became the cold, calculating villain that she is.

Shameless: The Gallagher’s are at it again, trying to survive against all odds while using unusual tactics to do so. After winning guardianship of the kids, Fiona learns that one of her cousins has gained ownership of their home after he turns in a will their dead Aunt Ginger had written years ago. While Fiona and her boyfriend Jimmy try to find jobs to raise enough money for a new place, the rest of the kids look for a way to keep the house. Meanwhile, patriarch Frank meets a member of AA at one of his meetings, who asks Frank if he will be his sponsor and move into his apartment. And Sheila adjusts to having her daughter Karen back in her life, but questions her true motives for coming back. The craziness of the show is combined with amazingly strong characters and a very real look into the lives of millions of people in the world who just manage to scrape by. Truly one of the best dramas out there, Shameless showcased its strength once again with this previous episode.


Anthony Avina, (Born March 1990), is an author, a journalist, and a blogger. Born in Southern California, he has battled through injuries, disabilities, moves back and forth across the country, and more, yet still maintains a creative voice that he hopes to use not only to entertain but to inspire hope in even the darkest situations. He writes short stories and novels in several genres, and is also a seasoned journalist for the online magazine, On Request Magazine, as well as the popular site TheGamer. Having grown up reading the books of Dean Koontz and Stephen King, they inspired him to write new and exciting stories that delved into the minds of richly developed characters. He constantly tries to write stories that have never been told before, and to paint a picture in your mind while you are reading the book, as if you could see every scene of the book as if it were a movie you were watching. His stories will get your imaginations working, and will also show that in spite of the most despairing and horrific situations, hope is never out of reach. He am always writing, and so there will never be a shortage of new stories for your reading pleasure.

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