Posts in category "TV: Recaps and Reviews"

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review

Series Premiere: The Night Of Review
HBO’s latest drama, The Night Of, promises to be a crime drama/mystery/divisive look at our criminal justice system, but in order to get to all of that there needed to be a murder in the first episode. And that proved problematic. The Night Of opened by introducing us to Naz (Riz Ahmed), a young, smart... Read more »

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber

Outlander Season 2 Finale Review: Dragonfly in Amber
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the Season 2 Outlander finale, “Dragonfly in Amber.” I know I’ve complained heavily this season about the lack of tension and stakes given the flash forward that began this season, but… I’m gonna have to complain a little more. While I love being thrust into 1968,... Read more »

Outlander Review: The Hail Mary

Outlander Review: The Hail Mary
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 11 – “The Hail Mary.” When the second season of Outlander premiered I lauded the first episode for its flash forward. In that context, returning to 1948, and Frank, seemed ingenious and gave us a thrilling look into what was in store... Read more »
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Outlander Review: Vengeance Is Mine

Outlander Review: Vengeance Is Mine
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 11 – “Vengeance Is Mine.” After a few war heavy episodes, Outlander took a sidestep into the bread and butter of this show; Jamie and Claire getting into shenanigans that one has to then rescue the other from. And even though we’ve... Read more »

Series Premiere: Animal Kingdom Review

Series Premiere: Animal Kingdom Review
There was a time when summer TV meant fun, light entertainment full of beautiful people and low stakes. Nowadays, not so much. Take TNT’s latest drama, Animal Kingdom, for instance. Sure, it has plenty of sun and surfing, but it also has plenty of drugs, violence, crime and one of the most dysfunctional families to... Read more »

Outlander Review: Prestonpans

Outlander Review: Prestonpans
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 10 – “Prestonpans.” War is hell. And, in case you missed that message in every other piece of pop culture ever created, Outlander is here to remind you. In war, even when you win you can lose and never is that more... Read more »
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Outlander Review: The Fox's Lair

Outlander Review: The Fox's Lair
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 8 – “The Fox’s Lair.” For months The Frasers attempted to thwart history in Paris and walked away with nothing. They return to Scotland and almost instantly succeed in doing just that. Of course, the way that they’re attempting to alter history... Read more »

Series Premiere: Preacher Review

Series Premiere: Preacher Review
Going into this week’s premiere of AMC’s newest series, Preacher (produced and directed by Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg), I knew next to nothing. I had seen one trailer and that trailer looked so insane I was intrigued even if I had no idea what the show was about. And you can’t say that wasn’t... Read more »

Outlander Review: Faith

Outlander Review: Faith
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 7 – “Faith.” Jesus H. Roosevelt Christ does this show know how to pack an emotional punch. However, unlike a show like Game of Thrones, which also deals primarily in misery porn, Outlander always manages to calm the overpowering sadness because above... Read more »
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Outlander Review: Best Laid Schemes...

Outlander Review: Best Laid Schemes...
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 6- “Best Laid Schemes…” About halfway through my viewing of this week’s episode I thought to myself, gee, there’s not much happening this week. So I was, of course, immediately humbled when, by the episode’s end, two of the season’s largest questions... Read more »