Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

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Bones 12×11 ‘The Day in the Life’: The beginning of the end, for real this time

It almost felt like this day would never come, but tonight’s episode of Bones is the first part of its two-hour series finale, and boy, is the show taking the ‘go out with a bang’ adage seriously. Cam and Arastoo finally get hitched, and the event is the backdrop for a quasi-Rashomon-style look at each […]

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Girls 6×06 ‘Full Disclosure’: Becoming someone new

It’s difficult to become a new person when you’ve been something else for so long.  You worry about the influence that your old friends will have, that your old habits will have, and that even your old memories will have.  You worry that your future is becoming bleaker and bleaker with every failed attempt to […]

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The Originals 4×01 ‘Gather Up the Killers’: So…what’s going on?

I needed a refresher for sure before going into the premiere of The Originals this week. And I’d like to apologize for the lateness of this. Friday is a horrible night to air a show. So CW, let’s put this back on Monday. Anyways, we are five freaking years in the future making Hope practically […]

BONES:  L-R: Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the "The Final Chapter:  The Radioactive Panthers in the Party" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, March 14 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones 12×10 ‘The Radioactive Panthers in the Party’: Take your passion and make it happen

Sometimes, Bones is so absurd it gives you Bud Bundy as an orange half-man, half-panther. Sometimes, the show hits so close to home that it gets you right in the ol’ heart muscle. Sometimes, like this week, it does both at the same time. Nicole L. is willing to talk about TV to anyone who […]

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Girls 6×05 ‘Gummies’: “It’s being an adult that’s hard”

Girls tends to present adulthood as this vague notion of a destination, of progress made from childhood to something else.  Even when we’re legally adults, we yearn for a time when we exist as adults, when we can do adult things, whatever that means.  Really, more than anything else, we’re simply looking for progress towards […]

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Bones 12×09 ‘The Steel in the Wheels’: Rollin’ in the deep

Buck and Wanda Moosejaw return for their swan song in this week’s episode, but they aren’t the only blast from the past to grace our screens in the home stretch of the series’ run. Gordon (Gordon) Wyatt crosses the pond to offer some TLC of the psychological and gastronomical kind, and honestly, we’re all better […]

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Girls 6×04 ‘Painful Evacuation’: Remember who you are

If there’s one thing that Millenials reject wholeheartedly, it’s the idea that there’s an identity passed to us that we should subscribe to.  We don’t like being told that we’re supposed to live a certain life, that we’re supposed to be a certain way, or that we’re supposed to fit some idealized form of “adulthood”.  […]

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Chicago PD 4×15 ‘Emotional Proximity’

Yet another ‘crossover event’. If you have followed any of my Chicago PD articles you know how I feel about these crossovers. Normally I dislike them and credit them as a ploy for ratings and to expand the network’s viewership to it’s other programs. However, this installment of #OneChicago actually entertained me. Perhaps it was […]

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Girls 6×03 ‘American Bitch’: Becoming an adult

We’re not just one person.  We think of ourselves as individuals, as people with distinct personalities, when in reality we’re a bunch of identities and personalities at odds with one another.  We’re white, rich, and disabled.  We’re black, queer, and poor.  We’re Latinx, undocumented, and a business-owner.  Those personalities and identities intersect to create the […]

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Chicago PD 4×14 ‘Favor, Affection, Malice or Ill-Will’

They did it again! I have tried to give the writer’s the benefit of the doubt but I don’t know how much longer I can just focus on the positives of this show when they do such a sloppy job at writing these over arcing storylines. If you’ve read any of my previous articles you […]

BONES:  L-R:  John Boyd, David Boreanaz and guest star Miranda Frigon in the "The Final Chapter:  The Grief and the Girl" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Feb. 21 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones 12×08 ‘The Grief and the Girl’: Not-So-Crazy Ex-Boyfriend

No one can accuse Bones of forgetting its roots in its final season. Sometimes to a degree which seems almost, well, random. With no respite from last week’s punch to the gut, Brennan deals with the loss of her father in an all-too-believable fashion, and the return of sandwich-lover-extraordinaire ex-boyfriend Sully gives us all some […]

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Girls 6×02 ‘Hostage Situation’: Finding yourself

In today’s era, being in your 20s has shifted towards this state of purgatory.  Those in their 20s are legally adults, are supposed to inherit an amount of responsibility that those in generation past have inherited.  They’re supposed to pay their bills, cook meals for themselves, clean their own apartment, get a full-time job.  Maybe […]

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Bones 12×07 ‘The Scare in the Score’: Happy Valentine’s Day, now let’s crush your heart

Bones really knows how to treat a girl right. What better way to celebrate the day of love than with pain, torture and grief? I’ll tell you guys, I sure didn’t need that punch in the gut, but Cupid decided to use something a little more destructive than an arrow to get his point across […]

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Chicago PD 4×13 ‘Seven Indictments’

I know Chicago PD doesn’t focus that much on character development, the main focus being the cases and how the characters react to them. However from the minute Kenny Riggston walked onto our screen he has been a bit of a mystery. They have always alluded to his mysterious past. I suppose there is always […]

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Girls 6×01 ‘All I Ever Wanted’: Living the dream

Do you remember what you wanted to be as a kid?  I wanted to be a teacher.  I thought that, as a teacher, I could help cultivate the future leaders of America, transform kids’ lives, you know, all that stuff.  And for the longest time, I fought for that, fought through school, through internships, through […]

BONES:  L-R:  David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in the "The Flaw in the Saw" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Feb. 7 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2017 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Bones 12×06 ‘The Flaw in the Saw’: Where the beer is

One Bones staples over the years has been revealing the seedy underbellies of such high-stakes countercultures such as coupon-clipping or competitive eating. (Yes, those were things, look them up.) With all the focus on returning to its roots and calling back to just about every notable in-joke in ‘The Final Chapter’, we couldn’t very well […]

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Chicago PD 4×12 ‘I Remember Her Now’

The body of a fifteen-year-old girl is found crumpled at the bottom of an elevator shaft, which leads the team to the Brady Home from Troubled Girls to investigate the murder. But what began as a homicide investigation quickly turns into an inquiry into the entire institution itself. As Jay goes undercover and discovers that […]

BONES:  L-R:  Guest star Justin Castor, guest star Julie Claire, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the "The Final Chapter:  The Tutor in the Tussle" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Jan. 31 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones 12×05 ‘The Tutor in the Tussle’: Objectively hilarious

Dick jokes and fan fiction, that’s the highbrow content we’re used to on Bones. What do you get when you mix privileged white children, their overbearing parents and college admissions? Why, murder of course. Have no fear, though, because Brennan is here to tell them all to check themselves before they wreck themselves. (Is that […]

BONES:  L-R:  Tamara Taylor, Michaela Conlin, Emily Deschanel and TJ Thyne in the "The Price for the Past" episode of BONES:  THE FINAL CHAPTER airing Tuesday, Jan. 24 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Kevin Estrada/FOX

Bones 12×04 ‘The Price for the Past’: Another one bites the dust

Welp. If you thought we could get through the final season of Bones unscathed, well, you thought wrong. It appears as though we have a new Big Bad, and as per usual, said villain comes after one of our own. And in its wake, we’re all left to wonder what’s in store for Booth and […]

BONES: L-R:  Guest star Jack Plotnick, Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in the "The New Tricks in the Old Dogs" episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Jan. 17 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Bones 12×03 ‘The New Tricks in the Old Dogs’: She’s got spunk. He hates spunk.

It’s Bones with a retro twist! Some of TV’s most lauded stars grace our screens this week, creating a thoroughly confusing web of indiscretions masking a killer’s true identity. Back at the Jeffersonian, our squints’ own shenanigans raise more eyebrows, and our key couples have some big decisions to make about their futures. Nicole L. […]