Posts tagged "HBO"

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 »

Series Premiere: Show Me a Hero Review

Series Premiere: Show Me a Hero Review
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Show Me a Hero Parts One and Two. On paper, a six part miniseries chronicling a contentious federal order to build housing projects in late 1980’s Yonkers sounds exceedingly dull. In reality, and in the capable hands of this stellar cast and crew, it becomes a... Read more »

True Detective Review: Night Finds You

True Detective Review: Night Finds You
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Detective Season 2, Episode 2 – “Night Finds You.” This review almost didn’t get written. Because, after an hour of watching this convoluted, poorly executed plot slowly (so very slowly) unfold I couldn’t see any reason to keep watching True Detective let alone write about... Read more »
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True Detective Review: The Western Book of the Dead

True Detective Review: The Western Book of the Dead
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Detective Season 2, Ep. 1 – “The Western Book of the Dead.” Expectations are a funny thing. Last year, when True Detective premiered it faced some pretty high expectations and managed to meets those expectations until it fell apart into a cluster fuck of disappointment.... Read more »

True Blood Series Finale Review

True Blood Series Finale Review
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the series finale of True Blood, “Thank You.” True Blood is a show that’s easily mocked, but after seven successful years its clear it was doing a few things right. And now we can add its series finale to that list. It was clear from the... Read more »

True Blood Recap: Love Is To Die

True Blood Recap: Love Is To Die
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood season 7, Ep. 9 – “Love Is To Die.” “Yeah, whorehouse they understand.” — Pam If the goal with this penultimate episode was to cast the series finale in its most favorable light than it certainly succeeded because it does not get more lackluster... Read more »
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True Blood Recap: Almost Home

True Blood Recap: Almost Home
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood Season 7, Ep. 8 – “Almost Home.” “All I ever wanted from you, Jason, was to live in the world with no wit, no intellect; a world where you worship me for the perfect creature that I am.” — Violet Only True Blood could... Read more »

True Blood Recap: May Be the Last Time

True Blood Recap: May Be the Last Time
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood Season 7, Ep. 7 – “May Be the Last Time.” “Well then, let’s just dance.” — Keith This week on True Blood’s farewell tour of forgotten secondary characters we got an extended return from Hoyt, a brief visit from Niall and a much appreciated... Read more »

True Blood Recap: Karma

True Blood Recap: Karma
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood Season 7, Ep. 6 – “Karma.” “I don’t think screwing your siblings what they meant by bad times.” — Andy In television there is a time for action and a time to set up future action and six episodes into a ten episode final... Read more »
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True Blood Recap: Return to Oz

True Blood Recap: Return to Oz
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen True Blood season 7, Ep. 5 – “Return to Oz.” “You stabbed somebody, Auntie! That’s why people think you’re crazy!” — Lafayette Ain’t no party like a Sookie Stackhouse party, because a Sookie Stackhouse party ends with gay sex and a stabbing. Honestly, I’m with Nicole... Read more »