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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

Series Premiere: Trophy Wife

Series Premiere: Trophy Wife
I’ve railed against shows that showed too much in the previews so it’s time to take a look at a show that achieved enviable balance. Compared to its Tuesday night peers Trophy Wife was practically invisible in the weeks leading up to its debut. I suppose ABC figured it would market the hell out of... Read more »
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Series Premiere: The Goldbergs

Series Premiere: The Goldbergs
I’ve said it before; the success of a comedy lies almost entirely on the shoulders of the cast. Even the weakest of premises can be overcome if the cast has chemistry and excellent comedic chops. By this logic The Goldbergs would be the best new comedy this fall. The 80’s set family comedy is anchored... Read more »
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