Archive for the ‘Drama’ Category

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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. […]

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Bones 12×02 ‘The Brain in the Bot’: Wearing clothes is advisable

Two down, ten more to go! In this week’s instalment, Brennan celebrates a milestone in her own unique way. Meanwhile, Angela finally gets her due as a scientist, and Daisy faces some pretty big decisions of her own in postgrad life. The Bones ladies, getting stuff done and taking names. Nicole L. is willing to […]

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Chicago PD 4×10 ‘You Wish’

I love it when I’m right! Not only is Jimmy not the father, but it was even suggested that Voight could be. When will Erin find out, and what will she do with this information? Shea McKeown a self professed ‘internet nerd’,spends way too much of her free time online. When she isn’t stuck in […]

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Chicago PD 4×09 ‘Don’t Read the News’

This week we get two Chicago PD’s in two days. Surprise! This episode Lindsay meets her biological father for the first time. But is he really her bio dad? Between Jay’s offer to run a DNA test ‘in case this whole thing is a fantasy’ and Voight revealing he knew Bunny before Erin was even […]

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Chicago PD 4×08 ‘Don’t Bury This Case’ Burgess the Badge Bunny

Chicago PD is back after an entire month on hiatus. And it wastes no time in getting straight to the drama. This episode starts us off with the interrogation of Kelly Severide a Lieutenant at Firehouse 51. It appears that this storyline was setup in Chicago Fire as we begin the night with Kelly already […]

BONES:  L-R:  Guest star Eric Millegan and Emily Deschanel in the "The Final Chapter:  The Hope in the Horror" season premiere episode of BONES airing Tuesday, Jan. 3 (9:01-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.  ©2016 Fox Broadcasting Co.  Cr:  Ray Mickshaw/FOX

Bones 12×01 ‘The Hope in the Horror’: What’s old is new again

This is it, folks — Bones’ last-ever season premiere! After twelve years, the venerable “crimedy” is bidding us all adieu in this final twelve-episode run, and if tonight’s episode is any indication, the show is determined to go out swinging. When we last left our heroes, a thoroughly creepy serial killer was stringing up his […]

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The Walking Dead 7×08 ‘Hearts Still Beating’: The embers of rebellion

So, in the end, this half season was passable, if only barely.  The season premiere was wretched, the worst the show has ever offered.  Episodes in the middle of the season have ranged from actually very good (“The Well”) to halfway decent (“The Cell”) to rather mediocre (“Swear”).  Overall, the quality of the season varied […]

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The Walking Dead 7×07 ‘Sing Me a Song’: Negan’s world

The Walking Dead’s clearest goal right now needs to be the development of Negan’s character.  For the most part, the introduction of Negan was supposed to be the jolt of adrenaline that revived The Walking Dead, giving it energy that was to propel it through its seventh season.  Instead, Negan has been the season’s weak […]

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The Walking Dead 7×06 ‘Swear’: Faith and trust

I thought that The Walking Dead was going to take my “diverse communities” idea only so far.  Alexandria.  The Hilltop.  The Kingdom.  The Sanctuary.  That’s already quite a bit to juggle.  So how much more does The Walking Dead think it can chew off?  Does Gimple really think that adding another community to the mix […]

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The Walking Dead 7×05 ‘Go Getter’: Change in leadership

I can appreciate what The Walking Dead is trying to accomplish with its approach this season, even if the central conflict is so flawed as to undermine the whole thing.  These first eight episodes, thus far, have attempted to show us how different communities operate, how they come into conflict with one another, and how […]

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Chicago PD 4×07 ‘300,000 Like/Shot Heard Round the World’

There are too many things to discuss, where do I even begin. This two-hour mid season finale is jam packed with tear inducing, heart string plucking events. One of which is that we are loosing Antonio to Chicago Law which is bittersweet. Although fans can still tune in every week to get their Dawson fix […]

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The Walking Dead 7×04 ‘Service’: Abuse and violence

I usually spend my review griping about some facet of The Walking Dead, whether it’s the characters, the plotting, the dialogue, Negan, or all of the above. It’s possible, well, more likely than not, that I’m going to do some of that in this review. But why not start off positive? You know what I […]

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Chicago PD 4×06 ‘Some Friend’

A young girl is found dead in a famous athlete’s home. As the team unravels the case a horrible tale unfurls. The sixteen year old, Maya Collins, is a teen runaway turned prostitute. Was she murdered by her abusive pimp, or by a violent john? No she was pushed and accidently killed by the man […]

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The Walking Dead 7×03 ‘The Cell’: No escape

What unnerves me most about The Walking Dead, at this point, is how the writers and producers don’t really understand what makes the show good or what makes it bad.  For a long, long time, they’ve been teasing Negan as this gamechanger, this force that is going to upend the series and make it into […]

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The Walking Dead 7×02 ‘The Well’: Get what you give

There’s much that The Walking Dead can do to come back from the utterly insufferable “The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be”. It can focus on making its characters just a little more believable. It can focus on making the plotting sensible instead of incoherent. But really, more than just about anything else, it […]

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The Walking Dead 7×01 ‘The Day Will Come When You Won’t Be’: Right off a cliff

How did we get here? Seriously.  I’m wondering.  How did we get from what was certainly a promising beginning of Season 6 to a season premiere so unfathomably bad that I would give up on the series entirely if I didn’t have to write about it?  It’s remarkable.  The Walking Dead has always been a […]

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Chicago PD 4×04 ‘Big Friends, Big Enemies’

I realized I have taken a pessimistic view of Chicago PD in the past. So instead of focusing on the things I feel the show is lacking let’s discuss the positives. Unlike other television shows Chicago PD does not focus on the relationship drama of its’ characters, instead attempting the greater goal of discussing bigger […]

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Chicago PD 4×03 ‘All Cylinders Firing’

Finally we get to see Trudy Platt out from behind that desk. Is what I thought when the episode started. I knew episode three would be Platt centered but I had no idea she would be stuck in a hospital bed for most of it. I wanted to see badass Sergeant Platt working the streets, […]

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Fear the Walking Dead 2×14/2×15 ‘Wrath/North’: Scattered to the wind

Say what you will about Fear the Walking Dead, but at least something happened in the finale.  It’s been a pretty disappointing season all around, one that I had relatively high hopes for after a decent first season.  But something happened in this second season, something that caused the quality of the show to simply […]

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Chicago PD 4×02 ‘Made a Wrong Turn’ Where’s the Body At?

After the dramatics of last week’s episode, things seem to have calmed down. And by that I mean no one was murdered, no bodies dug up, and none of the Intelligence team was almost arrested. However we do have Mouse planning to join back up with the Rangers, Linstead moving in together and Platt facing […]