Archer 5x12-1

Archer 5×12 ‘Filibuster’: Paging Dr. Black, Dr. Man in Black

 

Archer, Cherlene and Gustavo escape imprisonment by El President Cyril Figgis to team up with the rebels, only to get…sidetracked….while Krieger battles to keep Gustavo’s secret weapon from launching. We’ll discuss an exciting, sometimes shocking and as-always inappropes episode of Archer, the penultimate of the season, after the jump. Read more »

Source: FOX

New Girl 3×21 ‘Big News’: Breaking Up is Hard to Do

This week’s episode of New Girl had a lot going for it in terms of humor, but still missed the mark with most of the character moments (which has been the case for a good chunk of Season 3). “Big News” followed the events of Jess and Nick’s break up almost immediately after it happened. Nick and Jess decide to tell Schmidt, Winston, and Coach about their break up–only to be derailed by Winston finally being accepted as a police officer. The ex-couple decides to hold off on the news and instead focus on Winston for the day, and of course that doesn’t work out exactly the way they planned and things spiral out of control. Also Schmidt decides to tutor CeCe and help her get her GED? Read more »

the-originals-the-big-uneasy-5

The Originals 1×18 ‘The Big Uneasy’: “Secrets are a poison”

Everyone has an agenda and thinks their alliance is the one to be in on when it comes to The Originals. That was some break but now we’re back and Klaus is basically at war with everyone but it’s what’s brewing between him and Genevieve that has me the most interested. Elsewhere Hayley and Monique are proving they’re the HBIC of their collective, while Josh, Marcel and Cami are becoming hopeless.

Read more »

Warehouse 13 - Season 5

Warehouse 13 5×01 ‘Endless Terror’: Rushed Terror

Gather ‘round to smell the fudge and store the artifacts one last time, because Warehouse 13 is back! And it’s bigger, badder, and more filled with evil than ever! Oh wait, you don’t like the Warehouse being used as a hub of evil and pain under the name of science? Nobody told Paracelsus. Don’t worry, Claudia’s there to take him down.

Read more »

Credit: A&E

Bates Motel 2×07 ‘Presumed Innocent’: Everyone makes a choice.

After the somewhat slow episode last week culminating in the death of Cody’s Dad, we were promised a tense, dramatic episode this week. Norma’s professional life seems to be progressing well; she’s been given the spot she wanted on the town council, but her relationship with Norman is coming apart at the seams. At the end of the last episode, mother and son had a vicious argument, and it seems as if Norma hasn’t heard from Norman since. She assumes it’s because he’s still angry, but it turns out that Norman has gotten himself into trouble. Again. What a great start to her political career!  Sheriff Romero (Alex) is uncharacteristically compassionate throughout this episode; perhaps I wasn’t just seeing things last week when I detected a little chemistry between the two of them. I still don’t know how they’d work, but he obviously has a soft spot for her.

Read more »

Source: FOX

Bones 9×21 ‘The Cold in the Case’: Meet the parents

Bones is setting up the home stretch of its ninth season with ever-increasing intrigue, and tonight’s episode was one more piece of the puzzle. A body is found in suburbia (don’t you hate when you find remains on your cul-de-sac?), while Cam and Arastoo worry about an impending visit from his parents and Booth is up for a big promotion, but doesn’t seem to be thrilled at the prospect.

Read more »

episode-02-1024

Silicon Valley 1×02 ‘The Cap Table’: Practically predictable in every way

Stereotypes abound in this week’s episode! Awkward party thrown by nerds with nobody showing up? Check! A stripper whose presence terrifies the nerds but who just wants to get paid? Check! Shy submissive guy who is told to ‘be more of an asshole’ finally stands up to his so-called friends? Check!

Read more »

Mad Men 7x01 Cover

Mad Men 7×01 ‘Time Zones’: Out into the cold

“In these days of wars and rumors of wars—haven’t you ever dreamed of a place where there was peace and security, where living was not a struggle but a lasting delight?  Of course you have.  So has every man since Time began.  Always the same dream.  Sometimes he calls it Utopia—Sometimes the Fountain of Youth—Sometimes merely ‘that little chicken farm.’” Read more »

Home

Resurrection 1×06 ‘Home’: The church falls apart

I think “Home” really helped me enjoy the show more. The town of Arcadia is having problems. Not just the fact that three people have come back from the dead, but also the consequences that this event has created. Finally, those investigating the Returns are getting somewhere with how all of these people are connected and the ending really left me worried about what is going to happen next.

Read more »

Source: Showtime

Californication 7×01 ‘Levon’: Let my love open the door

When Californication started back in 2007 it was easy to fall in love with. Much like it’s protagonist it was funny, dirty and raunchy but it also had heart, a certain romanticism in its view of the world. It may have been crude, fatalistic and flawed but it aspired to be better, and though it often failed in its attempts, sometimes trying was enough. But somewhere along the way the heart and romantic ideals began to take a backseat to the crass and the filth and the sex, and while this led to some great comedic moments they were too few and far between. Read more »

veep-s3-e2-t

Veep 3×02 ‘The Choice’: Boom, boom, shake the womb!

Vice President Selina Meyers continues her secret campaign for the Presidency, Dan goes loses his cool, Mike returns from his honeymoon, and Jonah starts up his news blog. Part of the fun of watching Veep is imagining this lighter version of politics going on behind closed doors, so when the show tackles real political issues, it becomes all the more entertaining. Thanks to POTUS announcing his Pro-Life stance, adopting the moniker “PROTUS,” Selina Meyers and her team try to decide how she should think on the issue. It goes about as well as you’d expect. Read more »

Screen Shot 2014-04-14 at 12.11.22 AM

Game of Thrones 4×02 ‘The Lion And The Rose: The Westeros royal wedding

A great many things have happened tonight. Above the “Read More” tab, I will offer no spoilers. Therefore, let’s do the teeniest of recaps before we get to the goods. This is the episode where we catch up with the other half of characters not shown in the previous episode. Theon (better known as Reek nowadays), Ramsay Snow, and newcomer Myranda (what an introduction!) meet up with Roose Bolton and his fat wife, Walda Frey, in the Dreadfort. Bran Stark, Jojen and Meera Reed, and Hodor continue to travel north of the wall. Stannis and Selyse Baratheon decide to let Melisandre play priest for their daughter, Shireen. Oh yeah, and there was the royal wedding between the lion, Joffrey Baratheon, and the rose, Margaery Tyrell.

Read more »

Source: AMC

TURN 1×02 ‘Who By Fire’ Rogers plays rough

Whenever you have a medium take on a historical story, the first thing most people go after is how accurate it was to the time period. I am not most people. Throughout this series run I am reviewing it simply as entertainment and film making. So any historical inaccuracies, as long as the story and characters still work, is fine by me. Now that that’s out of the way, let’s dive right into the American Revolution as presented in Turn: The Untold Story of America’s First Spy Ring.

Read more »

Source: ABC

Once Upon A Time 3×17 ‘The Jolly Roger’: Rum won’t solve this one, mate

For a Hook-centric outing, this episode was surprisingly well-balanced. Not only did we get more insight to the events of the missing year, but wonderful comedic scenes with Henry and the Charmings, as well as magic lessons between Regina and Emma. As much as was revealed about the past in this episode, it’s still a mystery as to how Hook got word that the rest of the fairy tale characters needed help and the means with which he was able to reach Emma and get the ball rolling on Season 3B. I’m surprised at the choices Hook made during that year, and while they didn’t result in the best for those around him, I’m glad we were able to see a main character struggle with his decisions and make mistakes.

Read more »

Source: NBC

Community 5×12 ‘Basic Story’ : Product Placement Done Right

After last weeks perfect homage to G.I. JOE, trouble returns to the Greendale Campus. It seems like the Save Greendale Committee has done too good of a job and now Greendale is an asset instead of an expense. So the School Board decides to sell the school to Subway. And just when everyone was starting to enjoy their downtime playing cellphone games. Lets get into it after the jump… Read more »

A Good Run of Bad Luck

Hart of Dixie 3×17 ‘A Good Run of Bad Luck’: The return of Lem-orge?

‘A Good Run of Bad Luck’ felt very much like a classic episode of Hart of Dixie, and by that I mean Zoe had a zany plan, Lavon was trying to control said zany plan, and there was no Joel in sight!

Read more »

Hannibal 2x07 Cover

Hannibal 2×07 ‘Yakimono’: “This is my design”

It’s difficult to tell just how far Hannibal’s grand scheme stretches, how many fail-safes he has, how many contingencies he has for people operating outside of his control.  That scheme keeps growing with every episode; it continues to overpower any who are on Will’s side.  Here, in “Yakimono”, we see the rest of Will’s allies slaughtered: Gideon has been harvested by Hannibal and left to die, and Chilton has been framed as the Chesapeake Ripper and killed by Miriam Lass.  The only people that know Hannibal is a killer are gone, all except for Will, who is beginning a grand scheme of his own. Read more »

Mindy Danny Break Up

The Mindy Project 2×17 & 2×18 ‘Be Cool’ & ‘Girl Crush’: Breaking Hearts

First of all, I apologize for how late this is. I was sick, and instead of focusing on Mindy and Danny’s awesome chemistry, I was focusing on getting better. (Trust me, I would rather have been focusing on the chemistry.) Secondly, can you guys believe those episodes?

Read more »

bilde

The Crazy Ones 1×20 ‘Love Sucks’: Nanu Nanu

Not their best episode. This highly anticipated episode sadly did not hold up. This week’s had Pam Dawber (Mindy from Mork and Mindy) guest star. Unfortunately, she was only in it for probably two minutes tops. They really needed to utilize her because the reason so many people wanted to tune into this episode was because it was reunion between her and Robin Williams. Read more »

Elementary-2x20

Elementary 2×20 ‘No Lack of Void’: Bovicide was the case that they gave me

This week finds us on solemn ground as Sherlock battling to come to terms with something he’s never dealt well with: the unsolvable mysteries of the human condition. Reeling from the sudden death of a dear friend, Holmes tries (and mostly fails) to reign in his volcanic grief while he and Joan assist Captain Gregson in shutting down a right-wing conspiracy nutter who wants to murder hundreds of thousands of people with anthrax. No, not the metal band from twenty years ago. You know what?  Maybe it was. I haven’t been paying that much attention to metal lately.  Read more »