Tuesday 21:00 on USA Network
2 Seasons, 21 Episodes

Genre: Crime / / Musical /

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In an altered America ruled by a totalitarian political party, The Purge is a 12-hour period every year when all crime - including murder - is legal. As the clock winds down to the start of this year’s Purge, several seemingly unrelated characters in a small city are forced to reckon with their past as they discover how far they will go to survive the night.
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  • Grief Box

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    Grief Box

    Time is speeding along, and The Purge Season 2 Episode 4 takes place three months after Ben killed the beloved Strawberry farmer.

    At this rate, we'll probably be at another Purge Night by the finale, but it seems too early.

    The storylines are inching up to that night too fast without offering enough backstory on how The Purge came into existence.

    There are small reveals that tickle the imagination, but if the series isn't renewed (and it's not looking good), then we'll be forced waiting for another Purge movie to dole out information.

    And let's be honest, this material is ideal for a TV show, but the people who go to see The Purge movies want blood and gore and frights galore. Policies won't fly.

    Esme and Darren have gathered enough information that they realize it was someone in power who killed Professor Adams to keep her and her research quiet.

    They're NFFA because they had to have used the same face...
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  • Blindspots

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    Blindspots

    We're not even two weeks beyond Purge Night and already things are beginning to spiral.

    On The Purge Season 2 Episode 3, Tommy discovered what happens to Class R felons, and since Ryan was spot on about his fate, it's hard to imagine Tommy wasn't already resigned to it.

    Then again, with what little we've seen so far, nothing about Purge Night keeps crime on Purge Night.

    Unless his buddies intervene, Tommy is toast.

    The good news is he has 356 days to think about what's next. That ought to be a lot of fun for him. Can you imagine how badly he's regretting not listening to his friends about reentering the bank that night?

    But would it even matter if he had waited?

    Shock jocks are egging on Purgers to step outside of the annual activity. If they're allowed on the air, I'm doubling down my belief that the government wants people amped up and stepping into doo from which they cannot escape.

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  • Everything Is Fine

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    Everything Is Fine

    Things are moving along nicely on The Purge Season 2 Episode 2.

    While the NFFA might have created The Purge to ensure the safety of their citizens in the long-term, it's starting to seem a lot more sinister.

    Victims spend copious amounts of time trying to get over their harrowing ordeals while future Purgers spend that time planning their next Purge. If the idea was to create harmony for 364 days of the year, that was a #FAIL.

    Esme got called to task about her investigation into Drew's disappearance. She may be the best tagger in the district, but it's still uncool to do your own thing on the government's dime (and without their approval).

    But, geez, it seems awfully difficult to maneuver within the system. The 12-hour Purge creates a lot of questions, but it seems like there are even more when you start thinking about all of the time not spent Purging.

    Ryan and his gang of bank robbers seem to have been at it for...
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  • Rise Up

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    Rise Up

    Hey there, Purgers, never has there been more need for your assistance than now!

    As was apparent on The Purge Season 1 Episode 5, your urge to Purge better be satisfied by the end of this run, or you may never have the chance to do it again.

    Frankly, there is a lot of disappointment in the number of Purgers on the streets and the ease with which a small cavalry of rebels managed to infiltrate the NFFA festivities at the Stanton Estate. Blessed be America.

    There is nothing but philosophical blood and guts on social media and in the news in REAL America, so excuse the hell out of me if I'd prefer some action from The Purge.

    Instead, I'm unsatisfied. From the comments, at least I know I'm not alone in this feeling. Because, yes, I am well aware it is not about me, but there is very little about The Purge that is speaking about politics on any level. 

    Related: The Purge Season 1 Episo...
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  • Release the Beast

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    Release the Beast

    As it turns out, you need more to sustain the plot of a 90-minute movie for ten episodes than a dream and a video crew.

    Things are steadily going downhill as of The Purge Season 1 Episode 4, and all focus has been lost.

    Even the least interesting character has managed to become an even bigger dullard, and some of the dialogue doesn't even have a place in the series if anyone who understands the concept of the Purge is on the writing staff. I'm concerned about the future.

    To be fair, I'm always concerned about the future these days, so watching The Purge isn't the most significant instigator.

    But I can't recall that strange dude with the eyeballs drawn across his face being such a fascinating part of "Rise of the Beast" that he deserved not one, but two of the photos dedicated to this episode.

    What I was unable to find in the photos, however, were instances of Penelope and her time at the carnival, anything to do with Mi...
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  • The Urge to Purge

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    The Urge to Purge

    Oh, where to start when all of the storylines get a kick in the pants?

    The Purge Season 1 Episode 3 was a lot more fun than the previous two installments even if it was just as easy to kick back and roll your eyes at the idiocy of the proceedings. 

    Some new players are coming and going in the background giving our gullible leads a lot more material to chew on, and it's exactly what the doctor ordered!

    The introduction of a new mystery with the groovy lookin' dude in the iron mask led me to believe Miguel is not our hero. Miguel may be Penelope's hero, but the overall story could use a little jump, you know?

    Maybe he's coming in the form on the man in the iron mask. 

    Related: The Purge Season 1 Episode 2 Review: Take What's Yours

    Sure, the cynical side pops in to say the guy is just another Purge Night goon for hire, but how would he get the goods on potent...
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  • Take What's Yours

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    Take What's Yours

    It feels a little bit wrong writing about Purging on the latest anniversary of 9/11, but with the division of the country, maybe it's exactly as it should be.

    While The Purge Season 1 Episode 1 asked the question by way of the title, "What is America?" The Purge Season 1 Episode 2 answers it straight away through a radio announcer:

    The Purge IS America, so be an American and Purge.

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    If The Purge IS America, then America must be The Purge. That's enough to make anyone a little queasy, isn't it? It's also more than enough reason to want to see the effect of The Purge on society during the other 8,748 hours a year.

    Purge night remains surprisingly desolate. The streets are relatively barren. For such grandiose statements about The Purge, y...
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