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TV Review: The Following Season 1 – 7.8

TV Review: The Following Season 1 – 7.8

I’m not afraid to admit it… I actually started to pump my fist when Fox announced Kevin Bacon would be starring in the new TV series The Following. Tremors made me fall in love with KB. His career since has been up and down, but regardless, I was excited to see exactly how The Following would unfold. Another KB classic? Or Crap? Like KB’s career, The Following had its ups and downs. The season was filled with action and gut […]

TV Review: Top of the Lake – 9.0

TV Review: Top of the Lake – 9.0

Sometimes a show comes out of nowhere and just grabs your attention and doesn’t let it go. That is exactly what Top of the Lake did to me. A friend briefly mentioned the miniseries to me, said he had heard good things about it, so I decided to check it out. It’s streaming on Netflix (here) so I was able to start watching it that same night. Only a few nights later, I had finished watching the series, and rank it […]

TV Review: Parks and Recreation Season 5 – 8.7

TV Review: Parks and Recreation Season 5 – 8.7

Let’s cut to the chase, Parks and Rec is one of the funniest shows on TV. Leslie Knopes does it for me, what can I say? Parks and Rec has now just finished its fifth season, and man it has gone by quickly. It seems not very long ago when we were first introduced to Leslie, Andy, Jerry and the rest. While it has been a quick season, each one has packed a powerful punch. The fifth season, while maybe […]

TV Review: Vikings – Season 1 – 8.3

TV Review: Vikings – Season 1 – 8.3

The History Channel really is starting to mix things up. This year, they introduced both The Bible and Vikings. While I didn’t watch The Bible, I did get caught up in the drama of Vikings. The season finale aired this previous Sunday, and did not disappoint. The show proved itself throughout the year, and is one of the best new shows on TV. Vikings centers on a particular Viking warrior, Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel), and his family. Early in the […]

The Americans Season 1 Midseason Review – 7.8

The Americans Season 1 Midseason Review – 7.8

Oh god, another show about the domestic life of two seemingly attractive, but relatively normal, suburban Americans. But wait, they are Russian spies you say! Alright, I can deal with that… The Americans is a fun new show that is getting better with each passing week.  Interesting characters, and a unique perspective (sympathetic Russian spies!) creates an imminently watchable show.  The Americans doesn’t yet reach T.V.’s highest ranks.  However, given its steady improvement, it may reach that top echelon soon. […]

Spartacus Season 3 Midseason Review – 6.5

Spartacus Season 3 Midseason Review – 6.5

God, I miss Andy Whitfield. Spartacus: War of the Damned, is the third, and presumably last, season in the Spartacus centered story arc.  Unfortunately, the third season has not reached the heights of the first, though it is poised to be more compelling than the second season (the first season post Whitfield).  The plight of the former slaves seems less interesting now (as it is now really just a war against Rome, not necessarily personal vendettas against slave owners).  The […]

House of Cards Season 1 Review – 8.6

House of Cards Season 1 Review – 8.6

Kevin Spacey is amazing. That is just about all you need to know to make you want to watch Netflix’s original show, House of Cards.  David Fincher (best known for directing Se7en and Fight Club) brings to Netflix a remake of the British drama of the same name.  House of Cards stars Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright (Moneyball, Unbreakable), Kate Mara (American Horror Story, Shooter), and Corey Stoll (Midnight in Paris). While the show itself may not be groundbreaking, it does […]

Community Season 4 Midseason Review – 6.1

Community Season 4 Midseason Review – 6.1

Come back, Dan!  Please…  Please come back! After the halfway point of season 4 of the once great show, Community, I’m left desperately crying for show creator Dan Harmon to come back and save the day.  Of course, that seems incredibly unlikely. And me randomly yelling at my T.V. surely is not going to improve the odds. But a guy’s got to do what a guy’s got to do, ya know? Community isn’t just having a down season, it has […]

Californication Season 5 Review – 6.7

Californication Season 5 Review – 6.7

A lost season.  That is the best way to describe the fifth season of the Showtime series, Californication.  A number of things happen, but nothing significant (aside from the final episode).  Season 5 may well be forgotten when Californication is over and done with, but it still provided enough laughs and absurdity to make it a worthwhile tromp into Hank’s life. Californication has never been guilty of taking itself too seriously.  It has always had non sequitur elements and absurd […]

Arrow Season 1 Midseason Review – 5.9

Arrow Season 1 Midseason Review – 5.9

I want to love Arrow, I really do.  I keep watching each with, thinking to myself: “This is the week that I start to enjoy this show!”  Each week, I’m left disappointed. Arrow is not terrible, but it is mired in mediocrity.  From the lackluster love storylines, to the subpar villains, to the mostly unenthusiastic leads, almost every part of the show fails to live up to anything truly great.  Full disclosure, I’ve never really enjoyed CW shows, from Smallville […]