Tag: FOX

Series Premiere Review: Red Band Society

Series Premiere Review: Red Band Society
A show about terminally ill kids has the potential to tip into schmaltz pretty quickly. Red Band Society sought to avoid that by injecting the show with moments of extreme satire. Unfortunately, even if the moments of satire were successful (which they weren’t) the rest of the show is nothing but the schmaltziest schmaltz you... Read more »

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: Sleepy Hollow Brings More Than Same Old Ghost Story

Series Premiere: Sleepy Hollow Brings More Than Same Old Ghost Story
FOX kicked off its 2013 fall season with a reimagining of Washington Irving’s classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”. In Sleepy Hollow the mysterious headless horseman is no vicious prank, but the first of the four horsemen of the apocalypse and Ichabod Crane is no nervous schoolteacher but a Revolutionary War soldier frozen... Read more »
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The 10 Most Promising New Shows of 2013

The networks have spoken and the fall lineups have been announced. After all the hard work and dedication the lucky few new shows have been announced to the world and now it’s our turn to cast our appraising eye upon them. We may have at least three months before we see more than a three... Read more »

The Following Finale Review

The Following Finale Review
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Following Season 1 Finale – “The Final Chapter”. It is endlessly ironic that the tact Ryan used to get under Joe’s skin was to insult his writing and, more specifically, his predictable, boring, and trite ending to his expansive story. It was like the writers... Read more »

The Following Recap - The End is Near... Thank God.

The Following Recap - The End is Near... Thank God.
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Following Season 1, Ep. 14 – “The End is Near”. I’m tempted to say that “The End is Near” was an entertaining episode, but it may just be the excitement from realizing the end is in fact near talking. Truthfully, the most entertaining part of... Read more »
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The Following Recap - Havenport

The Following Recap - Havenport
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Following, Season 1, Ep. 13 – “Havenport”. Many apologies for the lack of recap last week, I had just gotten back from vacation and couldn’t work up the energy to say in 400 words what I could say in three: this show sucks. But, when... Read more »

The Following Recap - Whips and Regrets

The Following Recap - Whips and Regrets
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen The Following Season 1, Ep. 11 – “Whips and Regrets”. Remember how hard it was to make friends as a kid? Especially at sleep away camp where everyone was homesick and the cliques get formed on the first day? Well, Cult Camp is no different. In... Read more »

The Following Recap - Love Hurts

The Following Recap - Love Hurts
Spoiler Alert: Do not read if you haven’t seen Season 1, Ep. 9 of The Following – “Love Hurts”. Another episode of The Following, another stand off between Ryan Hardy and a psychopath while the rest of the FBI tries to keep up. Look, I understand that this story (both the one Joe is writing... Read more »
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The Following Review - Welcome Home

The Following Review - Welcome Home
I don’t pretend to know what goes on during male bonding time, or what men do within the confines of their Persian rug lined man caves, but I have always assumed it didn’t involve gutting each other over a tarp in the most erotic way possible. Perhaps that was just wishful thinking. Look guys, I’ve... Read more »