Category: TV: Recaps and Reviews

Scandal Recap: Till Death Do Us Part

Scandal Recap: Till Death Do Us Part
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Scandal Season 5, Ep. 18 – “Till Death Do Us Part.” “A wedding… or a funeral? The choice is yours.” — Rowan I am willing to admit when I’m wrong and in this instance I was very wrong. Last week I bemoaned Olivia returning to her... Read more »

The Night Manager Review

The Night Manager Review
Expectations could not be higher for AMC’s newest limited series, The Night Manager. Based on a novel by John le Carré and starring Hugh Laurie (House), Tom Hiddleston (Thor), Olivia Colman (Broadchurch) and Elizabeth Debicki (The Man From U.N.C.L.E.), on paper The Night Manager looks to have too much going fro it to fail. And, while... Read more »

Series Premiere: Containment Review

Series Premiere: Containment Review
When I first picked Containment as one of the most promising shows of the season I observed that it looked more like a movie than a television series. Turns out it’s the best of both worlds; a limited series event. That means it has the more cinematic qualities of a movie but with the time... Read more »
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Better Call Saul Season 2 Finale Review: Klick

Better Call Saul Season 2 Finale Review: Klick
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen the Season 2 finale of Better Call Saul, “Klick.” “I miss the mail room.” — Ernie As I was watching the season two finale of Better Call Saul, I began thinking about what I would write in this review. As the hour unfolded I settled on the... Read more »

Outlander Review: Not in Scotland Anymore

Outlander Review: Not in Scotland Anymore
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 2, Ep. 2 – “Not in Scotland Anymore.” As the title suggests, this week’s episode spent a lot of time pointing out the distinct differences between life in the Scottish highlands and life in the upper societies of Paris. Who would have thought that... Read more »

Better Call Saul Review: Nailed

Better Call Saul Review: Nailed
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Better Call Saul Season 2, Ep. 9 – “Nailed.” “I know he’s not perfect. I know he cuts corners. But you’re the one who made him this way.” — Kim Last week I talked a lot about the various paths the characters of Better Call Saul... Read more »
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Series Premiere: The Girlfriend Experience Review

Series Premiere: The Girlfriend Experience Review
On paper, the idea of a college student taking a job as a prostitute sounds like a last resort at best. But, when presented in the new STARZ drama The Girlfriend Experience (loosely inspired by Steven Soderbergh’s 2009 film of the same name) it somehow comes across as decidedly less desperate. In fact, protagonist Christine... Read more »

Outlander Review: Through a Glass, Darkly

Outlander Review: Through a Glass, Darkly
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Outlander Season 201, Ep. 1 – “Through a Glass, Darkly.” Outlander has never been show overly concerned with conventional pacing. Last season saw episodes packed to the rafters with action and intrigue followed by episodes focused solely on everyday family dramas. Last season left Claire and... Read more »

Scandal Recap: Thwack!

Scandal Recap: Thwack!
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Scandal Season 5, Ep. 17 – “Thwack!” “I never tried to kill you. I know how to kill people.” — Huck So, just to make sure I’m following everything correctly, this half of the season began with Olivia realizing Jake and her father were up to... Read more »
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Better Call Saul Review: Fifi

Better Call Saul Review: Fifi
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Better Call Saul Season 2, Ep. 8 – “Fifi.” “I just love seeing you like this.” —Jimmy By virtue of being a prequel, and thanks to the less than sunny ending of the story its prequelling, Better Call Saul can’t help but have a bittersweet air... Read more »