Posts in category "TV Reviews"

Scandal premiere review: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"

Scandal premiere review: "Randy, Red, Superfreak and Julia"
Scandal is back, gladiators. Put on your white hats, pour a glass of wine and a bowl of popcorn. Things have CHANGED. First of all, we need to talk about the hair. When Olivia boarded that plane last season, she headed off to a remote island somewhere near Zanzibar with only Jake and her wine... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Black-ish

Fall TV Review: Black-ish
BLACK-ISH Airs: Wednesday 9:30/8:30c on ABC Premise: Newly-minted upper-level advertising executive wants his family, living in a predominantly white neighborhood, to remember their black roots. I think. Behind the Scenes: Larry Wilmore of The Daily Show was initially showrunner, but he left and now it’s run by…someone who is not Larry Wilmore. The show stars... Read more »

Fall TV Review: Madam Secretary

Fall TV Review: Madam Secretary
MADAM SECRETARY Airs: Sundays on CBS, after football and The Good Wife Premise: Ex-CIA analyst turned professor, wife, mother, and horse owner is tapped as the new Secretary of State, after the old Secretary of State dies in a plane crash. Behind the Scenes: The series was created by Barbara Hall, of Judging Amy fame(?),... Read more »
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Fall TV Review: Red Band Society

Fall TV Review: Red Band Society
RED BAND SOCIETY Airs: Wednesdays at 9/8c on FOX Premise: The Fault in Our Stars meets Glee. Kids with terminal illnesses live in hospital; hijinks ensue. Behind the Scenes: Stars Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. She had been lined up for a Murder She Wrote reboot; but when that fell through, she read the pilot script... Read more »

Game of Thrones review: The Children

Game of Thrones review: The Children
And now our watch has ended. Let’s just get this out of the way: I’m peeved that this episode did not end the same way the book A Storm of Swords ended. Last year, I thought maybe Season 3 would’ve ended with the ASOS epilogue, but no. I thought FOR SURE this season would end... Read more »

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Watchers on the Wall

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Watchers on the Wall
Argh! This is the penultimate Game of Thrones Winners and Losers post for Season Four! Exclamation points! How has this season flown by so quickly?!? This week, the only folks we saw were on and around the Wall, so not a very diverse group. Lots of Crows, lots of wildlings, zero Daenerys, so that’s a... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Mountain and the Viper

Game of Thrones Winners and Losers: The Mountain and the Viper
It’s not easy to find winners in Westeros right now. Everyone is balls deep (sorry, Grey Worm) in garbage. That’s what happens when we get to the final three episodes of a Game of Thrones season. Shit starts to get rough and real. Looking back on the season so far, there are only a few... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap: "The Mountain and the Viper"

Game of Thrones Recap: "The Mountain and the Viper"
This episode of Game of Thrones was called “The Mountain and the Viper,” which, ha-ha, neither the Mountain nor the Viper showed up until the final five minutes. But, boy howdy, did they show up. The rest of the episode was a wee bit of table setting, reminding us of important things to remember before... Read more »

Game of Thrones Recap: "Mockingbird"

Game of Thrones Recap: "Mockingbird"
I feel like there’s some real forward momentum here leading up to the final three episodes of Game of Thrones. (Can you believe we’re already at the final three? This has gone quickly.) It looks like they’re setting up Tyrion’s trial by combat for the next episode (maybe; they could push it to Episode 9... Read more »
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Game of Thrones Recap: "The Laws of Gods and Men"

Game of Thrones Recap: "The Laws of Gods and Men"
Another Game of Thrones episode, another hodgepodge of stories for the first half, followed by thirty minutes of one sustained story. I suppose this works for the show. We get a chance to check in with people we haven’t seen for a while (What up, Yara!), before getting into the episode’s “real” story, which in... Read more »