TV Series Reviews
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?
Helix Review: Syfy's Intense New Drama Gets Off To A Thrilling Start
Can Helix be the next must-watch drama for Syfy? The first few episodes of this thrilling new series certainly offer a glimmer of a hope. A mix of thriller, horror, mystery, drama and sci-fi, Helix gets off to a great start, building steady momentum as we’re drawn into the story of a potential disease outbreak in an Arctic-set research facility.
Downton Abbey Season 4 Premiere: An Update On All Of The Main Characters
The pace was rather leisurely, even for an episode of Downton Abbey, but fans of the period drama should be pleased to have gotten large doses of most of the series leads. In case you missed last night’s big premiere or want a recap as to what the characters are up to, here’s a look at all the major players in Season 4, complete with plenty of chatty gossip. So, grab a cup of tea and delve in.
5 Signs Community Season 5 Is Headed In An Awesome Direction
It’s been more than seven months since we last got to see a new episode of Community, but that all ends tonight in a fairly big way. With Dan Harmon once again taking the helm after being announced as the returning showrunner this past summer, the NBC comedy will be kicking off its fifth season with an episode titled “Re-Pilot” that changes just about everything we know about Jeff Winger, Britta Perry, Abed Nadir, Troy Barnes, Annie Edison, and Shirley Bennett.
Bonnie & Clyde Review: History, Lifetime And A&E's Engaging Miniseries Debuts Sunday
The story of Bonnie and Clyde is far from a fairytale, and director Bruce Beresford doesn’t try to present it as one in the TV miniseries that showcases the two notorious criminals. Starring Holliday Grainger and Emile Hirsch as the titular Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, Bonnie & Clyde delivers a story that’s entertaining, suspenseful and engrossing all at once, without relying entirely on glamour or flashy bank robbery scenes to draw interest.
Almost Human Review: Fox's Futuristic Cop Drama Is Brimming With Thrills And Potential
Fox took a chance on a mystery series with a historical and supernatural twist in Sleepy Hollow and it paid off. If the current trends of television are any indication, the classic police procedural format demands a little something extra. For Sleepy Hollow, it's Ichabod Crane. In the case of Almost Human, it comes in the form of a futuristic setting and a human-robot partnership, with Karl Urban representing the human side of the story and Michael Ealy serving as the robot half.
Grimm Season 3 Premiere: A Look Back And A Look Ahead
NBC is set to bring Grimm back this Friday night. Since it's been months since the series aired, your memory of the events of Season 2 may be a bit rusty. Allow us to offer you a refresher course in where things left off and what's coming up in the series' third season. We'll start with this handle recap video, which takes us through the highlights of last season. (Season 2 spoilers ahead!)
Reign Review: Castles, Costumes And Soapy Teen Drama
On some level, I want to say that The CW's Reign is in the vein of A Knight's Tale, in that it's sort of period-piece light, with its modern music and updated -- or at the very least, modified -- costumes. But what Reign lacks that made A Knight's Tale work is humor. The CW's new series takes a similar approach to any other young adult drama on the network, which is fine for that audience, but combined with its loose approach to historical accuracy, it's really hard for me to take this show as seriously as it takes itself.
Toy Story Of TERROR! Review: Funny And Adventurous, More Toy Story Than Terror
Obviously, Toy Story of Terror's shortened timeframe makes it something of a junior version of its feature-film predecessors, but it has everything a Toy Story film would offer, in smaller doses, from the humor -- particularly in the meta way Mr. Pricklepants occasionally narrates their situation as it would relate to a horror movie -- to adventure, to a lesson about bravery and determination, and of course, heart. There's always plenty of that.