Posts Tagged ‘horror’

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Constantine 1×12 “Angels and Ministers of Grace”: If this is my gift, I’ll put up with the pain

Constantine really stepped up their game this week. For once, there wasn’t any half-assed reason why one member of the gang wasn’t available to fight evil. Everyone was involved in the story and contributed. Yay! It still didn’t quite feel like the penultimate episode of the season (and possibly series) but it’s still a step […]

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Constantine 1×10 ‘Quid Pro Quo’: Only one of us is coming back

This week’s episode of Constantine finally revealed the source of Chas’ supposed immortality. Once again, they’ve abandoned the main plot. At this point in the series, you could easily rearrange all the episodes with no bearing on the viewer. Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV critic, writer and editor. You can see her past work on […]

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Constantine 1×09 “The Saint of Last Resorts, Part 2”: Bloody John Constantine, center of attention again

Things were looking up for Constantine in the last episode – the show not the character (actually things were looking pretty bleak for John Constantine). It was getting to be a little more original, a little more exciting and a little more ‘big picture’. Unfortunately all this was thrown out the window within the first five minutes […]

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Constantine 1×08 ‘The Saint of Last Resort’: No price is too high to save the innocent

Okay, exactly how many people were involved in this Astra business? I get that exorcising a demon is going to take a whole team of people, but surely there has got to be a better way to introduce a new character? It seems as if they’re intentionally keeping us in the dark about the Astra […]

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Constantine 1×07 ‘Blessed are the Damned’: Guiding, judging, damning

So have Chas and Zed ever been in the same episode together? It kinda seems like John’s become too much for them to handle and they’re tag-teaming. Look, I get isolating the characters to explore more of their history, but clearly that’s not happening here, so why not just put them together? We’re more than […]

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Constantine 1×06 ‘Rage of Caliban’: Blahblah Rising Darkness, basically.

This week’s episode featured a little boy being possessed by a malevolent spirit hellbent on murdering parents. Sound familiar? Probably because it’s been done thousands of times before. And for good reason too, there’s something about scary children. Yeung Wing is an aspiring TV critic, writer and editor. You can see her past work on […]

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Constantine 1×05 ‘Danse Vaudou’: Jackass of all trades, master of none

Unfortunately (or fortunately, as with many things it’s all about perspective) the review of the latest episode in Constantine will be a short one. Too bad the episode wasn’t. Not only does Constantine need to find a way to distinguish itself from other shows, it needs to distinguish its own episodes from each other. Yeung Wing is […]

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Constantine 1×01 ‘Non Est Asylum’: Petty dabbler in the dark arts

Quick disclaimer before we start, I did not read the Hellblazer comics. In other words, my reviews of Constantine the TV series will be purely that. I won’t have anything to compare it to (although I did watch the 2005 film) and whether or not the series stays true to the comics will be beyond me. However, reviews of Constantine […]

Sleepy Hollow 2×01 ‘This Is War:’ Demons walk among us

For us Headless fans, the wait between last year’s finale and last evening’s season two premiere, fittingly titled ‘This is War’) was agonizing. I mean, simply consider last season’s conclusions: Abbie trapped in purgatory, Jenny lying assumedly dead on the roadside, Ichabod buried alive by his own son (who also happens to be the Horseman […]

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The Strain 1×09 ‘The Disappeared’: The Muppet

A step down from the previous two episodes, The Strain is still pretty entertaining. The family drama with Eph finally comes to play in a big way. Setrakian bonds with Zack after a sloppy rescue. And we finally come face to face with The Master… reactions may very. SPOILERS BELOW Diego Crespo Diego champions fallen TV […]

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The Strain 1×08 ‘Creatures of the Night’: Night of the living idiots

The title of this review seems a bit harsh – and it certainly is – but it is only in jest because this episode rocked. There was just an absurd amount of stupidity from the minor characters. Besides those extraneous stupid human beings, it looks like The Strain has finally found its groove. And someone died […]

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Penny Dreadful ‘Grand Guignol’ 1×08: The monster is not in my face, but in my soul

There is a line that has been repeated often these past few episodes, ‘There cannot be a happy end, for claw with slash and tooth will rend.’ Perhaps this is the maxim of the series; unless the characters are able to change their very natures, they will not have a happy end.   The last […]

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Penny Dreadful 1×06 ‘What Death Can Join Together’: Sex is sin

In this latest episode of Penny Dreadful, I wonder if they’ve teased us a little too much. For the first time ever while watching this series, I found myself browsing Reddit on my phone. We’re already 75% through with the season and yet the plot has only inched forward. While Penny Dreadful continues to deliver great episodes, […]

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Penny Dreadful 1×05 ‘Closer Than Sisters’: To forgive, divine

Practically every week, I say that we’ve just watched Penny Dreadful’s best episode. Yet when the next episode airs, it seems that I must eat my words, because this is Penny Dreadful’s best episode. I pride myself in always being right, but nothing would please me more than if they keep proving me wrong. Yeung […]

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Penny Dreadful 1×04 ‘Demimonde’: Duplicity

Penny Dreadful is just torturing me. We’re at the midpoint of the season because Showtime ordered (only) eight episodes and it’s just getting better and better. Penny Dreadful simply excels at pacing. It gives just enough information to whet our appetites. It gives just enough answers that lead to more questions and it gives us […]