TV Series Reviews
Star-Crossed Review: A Promising Teen Drama With An Alien Twist
The CW appears to be staying the course in its focus on genre programming, and Star-Crossed follows along with that trend while simultaneously giving teens and young adults a new high school-set drama, which offers a titular nod to both the alien twist and Romeo and Juliet.
House Of Cards Season 2 Review: Netflix Deals Another Winning Hand
The debut season of House of Cards caught everybody’s attention, with the series earning both Emmy and Golden Globes nominations as well as recognition from the AFI as one of the year’s significant achievements in television. Oh, and it was also one of our favorite new shows of 2013 too. Why all the of talk about last season? Because it’s second verse same as the first. If you loved House of Cards, you still will.
Tonya Harding And Nancy Kerrigan Figure Skating Controversy Revisited In 30 For 30: The Price Of Gold
Now matter how dramatic Sochi's figure staking proves to be, there's no way it can live up to the sensational events of the ladies' competition 20 years ago. While everyone probably remembers the Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan scandal, ESPN's 30 for 30: The Price of Gold is a compelling doc that not only offers never before seen footage of the events and new interviews but also crafts a fascinating narrative around Harding's involvement with the attack. A must see for the anniversary.
The Problem With American Horror Story... And What To Expect From Coven's Finale
American Horror Story: Coven ends tonight! Over all, it was an enjoyable season, but after getting an early screening of tonight's finale, "The Seven Wonders," I've come to the realization that there's one thing that's holding American Horror Story back from reaching its full potential, and it's actually proven to be a pretty consistent issue with this series over the last three seasons.
Black Sails Review: Starz's New Drama Offers Gorgeous Settings And Just Enough Intrigue
Being a pirate is difficult, and not only because it’s a tough living against the grain of society. It’s a tough world to live in because it has been built on unstable footing, where each man and woman is out for his or herself, where allegiances are hard won, and where the tides of fortune can change rather quickly.
Rake Review: Greg Kinnear Drama Has Charm, Needs Edge
Everything about Rake's first episode is fine, with potential for goodness — and possibly even greatness — down the line. But it doesn't quite get there in the first episode. Instead, "Serial Killer" feels like a case of TV deja vu, where everything seems a bit too familiar, as though we've seen all this before.
Looking Review: HBO's New Dramedy Doesn't Find A Connection
Since this comparison is showing up in every single of review of HBO's Looking let's get it out of the way immediately. Except for the most superficial details, Michael Lannan's series about three gay men in San Francisco is nothing like Lena Dunham's Girls. "Looking For Now," the first episode of the new show, doesn't have a unique voice like Dunham's divisive multiple award winner and, for lack of a better word, is kind of milquetoast.
Flowers In The Attic: What Fans Should Expect From Lifetime's TV Movie
Those who read V.C. Andrews’ Flowers in the Attic at some point in the last few decades are likely looking forward to this weekend when Lifetime airs the small screen adaptation of the novel about four kids locked away for years by their own mother. It’s a dark, twisted and emotional story involving abuse, neglect and more incest than you might expect from your typical work of fiction.
True Detective Review: One Hell Of A Hard Boiled Mystery
Do we really need another series based on a serial killer on TV? Isn't it overkill? Some have gone so far as to call the recent string of dramas that explore said subject a rash but that would imply that the murder mystery wasn't a popular genre well before the medium was invented not to mention that those that have popped up are, well, bad. On the contrary, the 'rash' has included several excellent serial killer dramas and you can add HBO's impeccable True Detective to the list. You can't have too much of a good thing.
Enlisted Review: Humor Gets Drafted In Fox's Excellent New Comedy
The easiest way to describe Enlisted is probably to compare it to one of its contemporaries with the new series doing to the army what Brooklyn Nine-Nine does to the police setting, taking a potentially serious location and filling it with endearing, goofy characters. But instead of a P.D. in New York, the Fox Friday night comedy takes place in 'Rear D' with a 'super soldier' taking charge of a ragtag Rear Detachment Unit that his two hopeless brothers call home.
5 Reasons To Love Archer's New Direction
Since we last watched ourselves some Archer there have been rumblings that Adam Reed, the show’s creator and sole writer, is getting bored with espionage. Thus the switch in direction from a spy show to a drug cartel show. It makes no sense as to how this could be the same series. After watching five episodes of the new season it’s clear that Archer Vice is indeed a new premise, but it’s blissfully the same show we’ve all come to adore.
5 Reasons Being Human Fans Should Be Excited For Season 4
This Monday night, Syfy’s Being Human returns for its fourth season. We took a look at the first two episodes of the supernatural drama and had no trouble coming up with five great reasons why fans should be excited by the drama’s return.
Intelligence Review: Soft Sci-Fi Procedural That At Least Stars Josh Holloway
Comparisons to Chuck are inevitable, however, the NBC series was a fish out of water story about some schlub getting a computer installed in his brain where Cybercom Special Agent Gabriel Vaughan in Intelligence doesn't just belong in the clandestine world, he was selected for the enhancement because of his extensive military training. But even government superheroes need protecting, especially when they're a coveted asset.
Chicago PD Review: Formulaic But Full Of Potential
If you’ve tuned into Chicago Fire over the course of its run, there’s a good chance you’ve met the brash and unintimidated Sergeant Hank Voight (Jason Beghe), a cop with his own set of morals who has been pegged by the firehouse as one of the biggest bad guys in town.
Shameless Season 4 Breakdown: A Divided Look At The Divided Gallaghers & Friends
Shameless fans know that the Gallaghers are at their best when they’re united, and that their time to shine always comes when they’re plowing through adversity. They’re survivors, and the act of surviving is the driving force of this series. So what happens when they’re actually on their feet but separated, either literally or figuratively?