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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. […]

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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 […]