Like are they serious right now…Just in case you don’t want spoilers, you better just walk away right when you hit this sentences period. So the big Original battle took some turns, had a lot of tears and revelations, and ended with a stalemate. One Mikaelson left New Orleans while Marcel and Cami became dumb and dumber when it came to Davina.
Without warning, Archer forces Gillette and Cyril to accompany him to Colombia to seek out drug lord La Madrina (The Godmother) in order to form a business partnership. Things go about as well as any Archer fan would expect. The rest of the ISIS crew…worries about them. It’s a return to the old-school Archer format that we’ll discuss after the jump.
Bones returns from its winter mini-hiatus, and is back with a bang with terrorists, shady CIA agents (hi Freddie Prinze Jr.!) and a dash of Smug Brennan just for good measure. Oh yeah, and bones.
At the very least, I’m impressed that The Walking Dead has decided to experiment more with character development and weaving thematic ideas throughout multiple plots. Game of Thrones is exponentially more adept at utilizing multiple plots in order to flesh out thematic concepts, as it often pushes forward five or six plots at once, whereas The Walking Dead can sometimes waver in quality when it juxtaposes any more than one or two. “Alone”, for example, is a solid episode with some great ideas and some good character work, but it just doesn’t quite land as well as “Still” because it attempts to discuss too many characters at once. Read more »
The season finale of Looking, entitled ‘Looking Glass,’ brought the inaugural season of this unique show to a close. Patrick is facing a decision between two guys. Agustín is dealing with the fallout from last week’s breakup. And Dom is trying his best to open a restaurant.
Albeit the crime part was lackluster in this episode, the character interactions were priceless. It was a good episode, 70% of the time. Read more »
We did it readers, we survived the winter hiatus! And what an episode to come back to. I don’t know about you, but it’s wonderful to be reminded how much our favorite characters have grown. True, in season 3A our heroes were banding together against a common enemy, but it shows by what leaps and bounds this dysfunctional family has grown considering they unite right off the bat instead of descending into bickering and fighting for leadership. Even Emma has grown into her role as a mother and one can’t help but look forward to how her experience with Henry in New York affects her decisions in episodes to come.
This episode is an instant classic. A farcical plot that spirals into a ridiculous new world order based on the new social ranking app called MeowMeowBeans. We get a Shirley vs Winger power struggle and we all get to meet the Koogler. Lets get into it after the jump… Read more »
Better but not great. This week’s episode focused a lot on Sarah Michelle Gellar and her new boyfriend and how she feels like she has to act as if she is on a first date. Once again, the story was great but the writing was just weak. Read more »
In my last review, I talked about Hannibal needing worthy opponents to engage with. And while Will Graham and Jack Crawford are opponents, while evading the FBI is certainly a task, this episode keeps those two sides on completely different playing fields. There’s something about Hannibal that’s so above and beyond those around him, like he’s some sort of supernatural entity and everyone around him are pawns to be toyed with. While he’s not literally a supernatural entity, evil has a way of feeling supernatural. While we want to touch the darkness, once we really see the reality of darkness, it feels unreal, like there’s no conceivable reason for such a thing to exist. Read more »
I found it a bit strange that the episode was titled after Max’s teacher, who was such a small part of the show last night, but Zachary Knighton! Happy Endings was one of my favorite comedies, so I love seeing the cast doing so well right now. Damon Wayans Jr. is back on New Girl, Adam Pally on The Mindy Project, Casey Wilson just got engaged, Eliza Coupe is making her rounds as a guest star, and Elisha Cuthbert is still a hot girl. Zach certainly was enchanting, so much that Kristina should have said “he’s very…hot,” instead the other adjectives she used to describe Mr. Knight.
Another awkward moment came when Joel caught Julia at the school for sustainability week, “the reason for their separation,” which is what Joel could have added if he wanted to make the situation even more tense. Speaking of separation, what was with Julia dropping off dinner for Ed, yet saying that she “knows how much it sucks eating by yourself?” Wasn’t the point of bringing him dinner so that he wouldn’t have to eat it alone? As much as that doesn’t make sense, I’m downright tingly seeing them get closer. Speaking of closer, how predictable was it that Berto would try to hook up with Amber?
Last but not least, there’s Hank and Sarah. As awful as it already is having to tell your ex-boyfriend that’s still pining for you as well as working with you that you’re going to Africa with your new, nearly live-in boyfriend, she makes matters worse by going to “check on something in the darkroom,” where they had their first kiss. Lucky for Hank, Sarah practically dumped Carl, after whom I thought this episode was actually named. Sidebar: Why does Sarah only date guys with single syllable names? Seth, Mark, Hank, Carl…see?
What did you think of this week’s episode? Will Hank and Sarah get back together? Is Julia forgetting about Joel in lieu of Ed?
Does Scandal have a handle on why its characters are interesting? We’re now in day 15 of the True Detective backlash, and one of the thing that has emerged is that “but the characters are complex!” is a defense that is surprisingly effective. And that’s good, because it’s used a LOT. Grantland used it to defend Detective from charges of misogyny (so apparent a misogynistic child could see it), which is kind of like the glass house insurance people getting into the rock throwing game, but bringing it back to Scandal, I’m not convinced that the “complexity” of the characters isn’t just a front for their essential yawning emptiness. Read more »
Reign has, so far, been very good at doing exactly what I don’t think they’re about to do. The heavily condensed plot here isn’t just surprising in its pointed temporal accuracy, it actively bucks expectations by presumably jettisoning its central plot device. I know I shouldn’t despair over Bash leaving, since I was skeptical when the King Bash subplot kicked off that Francis would remain a character with any real legs (and technically we knew that he had to come back). But with the marriage, the plot seems like it’s in a hole. Francis can keep a chief mistress (Lola, one presumes, it what promises to be a major love triangle), but Reign‘s treatment of Catherine and Clarissa kinda suggests that Mary can’t. Read more »
In this slightly emotional tolling roller coaster of an episode we got some big news! Ron’s a father! Leslie was planning on throwing Diane a baby shower but alas, they already have a baby and his name is John (his middle name is withheld). While Ron is happy and excited (in his own way of course) about his baby’s birth. He struggles to find peace and quiet without people ogling his baby. He results in going to the third floor of City Hall and decides to help re-fixture and structure the entire floor in solitude (and toolbox).
Well I guess she at least bowed out perfectly – meaning while we still loved her. I mean, really, did anyone think that the show would kill Katherine in the 100th episode and in such a weak state – being human? Nope, Kat had to go out with a bang and a clean slate (sort of). And while this episode still was only good because of Kat, the question remains why should we care what happens next as the only awesome character has finally been “killed off”. So this will be quick again, basically an eulogy for the cute and gorgeous one. Read more »
Through its almost two season run, Elementary has proven itself time and again as one of the few high-end broadcast productions dedicated to embellishing the crime procedural formula with unique characters and engaging stories that grow our protagonists (and a few antagonists, as well) in organic, interesting ways as the series develops. We’ve watched anxiously as Sherlock has regained his professional reputation after succumbing to addiction, seen how Joan has become an integral part in his continuing rehabilitation, and how the two of them have used to their evolving dynamic to bring out new facets of each other’s personalities. In that illustrious tradition, this is an episode where a woman stages her own kidnapping with a set of fake ears. Read more »
So many new relationship dynamics this week on The Big Bang Theory – I love it! Raj and Amy did online dating, Howard and Sheldon became BFFs (kind of) and then there was same old Penny and Leonard. Despite that being a regular thing, their happy ending made me tear up.
This week on Pretty Little Liars, Aria finally got to read Ezra’s ‘true-crime book’, Hanna played detective over the anonymous note to the police, Emily was way more interested in Mike and Mona’s relationship than her own, and Spencer drank some salad.
So it was another week of pushing the first years towards the back of the choir room as the episode focused on the NYC crew and the remaining seniors left at McKinley. I mean this has been done throughout the season but its more predominant, to me at least, post hiatus. Read more »
I’ll let the lack of Ryder slide this week on Melissa & Joey only because the guest star made the ‘90s smile even wider than it already does with this show. Jessie Spano wasn’t so excited to see Joe as her new patient, while Lennox and Zander debated morals. Again, there was absolutely no Ryder – all we heard was recognition of his bathroom noises.