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Series Premiere Review: The Leftovers

Series Premiere Review: The Leftovers
If the only goal of a television pilot is to create a complex world and set up a season’s worth of mysteries than The Leftovers succeeded with flying colors. Set in a small town three years after a rapture-like event, The Leftovers explores the idea of loss, grief and the unknown. Add in a mysterious... Read more »

Series Premiere Review: Tyrant

Series Premiere Review: Tyrant
Given the current political climate, there is no doubt that a show attempting to give nuance and depth to the tyrannical leaders of a Middle Eastern country is a tough sell. The sell is made all the tougher when said shows lacks any actual nuance in the attempt to sell it. Tyrant centers on Barry... Read more »

Series Premiere: Halt and Catch Fire

Series Premiere: Halt and Catch Fire
In the wake of Mad Men’s impending departure, it only makes sense that AMC would want to find a replacement for its freshman sleeper hit that launched a network. It also makes sense that some may see Halt and Catch Fire as that replacement. Like Mad Men, Halt and Catch Fire is a slow paced... Read more »
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Series Premiere Review: Mind Games

Series Premiere Review: Mind Games
The buddy cop archetypes, which extend to any mismatched duo being forced to work together towards a larger goal, has a high propensity for success which means it turns up quite often. Sometimes the trope can be reworked and presented in new and exciting ways, sometimes it can be presented in the exact same way... Read more »

Series Premiere: True Detective Review

Series Premiere: True Detective Review
True Detective? More like a true waste of time. Just kidding! Hey, I had to do something to get you click on this review out of the hundreds of others on Google. But now that you’re here let’s be real. Unsurprisingly, when you combine two veteran actors at the top of their game, a network... Read more »

Series Premiere Review: Almost Human

Series Premiere Review: Almost Human
You know what there’s not enough of? Buddy cop shows starring a white, male protagonist with complex emotional issues being forced to reexamine his long held prejudices through a reluctant partnership. Ok, that’s probably never actually been said and yet Almost Human still exists. If that seems a harsh indictment its accidental. No, Almost Human... Read more »
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Series Premiere: Dracula Review

Series Premiere: Dracula Review
For a show that promoted itself with pictures of writhing, half naked women surrounding a vampire, NBC’s Dracula had a pretty slow start. And by pretty slow I mean really freaking slow. But is that really surprising given its source material is a 116-year-old literary classic? Given the influx of vampirism in popular culture it... Read more »

Series Premiere: Super Fun Night

Series Premiere: Super Fun Night
Pilots are problematic. It’s difficult to set a tone and introduce characters while also being entertaining in 22 or even 44 minutes. Super Fun Night, the new Rebel Wilson (Bridesmaids, Pitch Perfect) vehicle, sought to avoid any such pitfalls by skipping the pilot altogether and instead premiering with the second episode. It’s an interesting solution,... Read more »

Series Premiere: The Michael J. Fox Show

Series Premiere: The Michael J. Fox Show
The Michael J. Fox Show wins this year’s award for laziest title, but much like you can’t judge a book by its cover, you can’t always judge a TV show by its title. The title may be a throwback to a staler brand of comedy, but The Michael J. Fox Show felt fresh, exciting and,... Read more »
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Series Premiere: The Crazy Ones

Series Premiere: The Crazy Ones
Thursday night saw the return of two TV veterans to the small screen. Both Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Geller got their start on classic, quality shows and The Crazy Ones marks their return to the format. Unfortunately after one episode its pretty clear The Crazy Ones won’t be going down in the history books... Read more »
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