Author Archives: Paul Gulyas

POWERLESS Review: “Green Furious”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Powerless is once again carried by Alan Tudyk’s Van Wayne in an otherwise forgettable episode.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “Opening Statements” / “A Hostile Jury”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episodes 9-10 – Both episodes bring the laughs once again, when Josh and the team first must deal with a surprise witness, then a hostile jury.

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APB Review: “Strange Bedfellows”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 10 – APB wisely puts some sideline players in the spotlight (one being Ernie Hudson’s Captain Conrad) and the episode benefits from it.

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TAKEN Review: “Solo”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – It’s hard to care about any of the stakes when you couldn’t possibly care less about the characters. Another lackluster episode of NBC’s Taken.

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QUANTICO Review: “Odyoke”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 17 – Quantico gets political, with the team tasked with striking down an impending Muslim Registry vote in congress. A different take for this show, but it works!

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Five”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 5 – It’s a tough hour to watch, but this is good television. American Crime‘s characters are all faced with the illusion of choice, but really are stuck between bad and worse.

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TRAINING DAY Review: “Quid Pro Quo”

training day excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – Training Day returns with an enjoyable if less action packed episode than usual. If you want to savor ever second of Bill Paxton’s final work, you should catch his performance here.

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POWERLESS Review: “Van V Emily: Dawn of Justice”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – A marked improvement for Powerless this week, as a Van Wayne (Alan Tudyk) storyline steals the show, providing consistent laughs not present in recent episodes.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “The Case Gets Bigger” / “A Change In Defense”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episode 7-8 – Trial & Error brings two back to back laugh out loud funny episodes, with huge pay offs and interesting plot twists.

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APB Review: “Last Train to Europa”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – APB is boosted this week by its dip into serialized storytelling, bringing storylines from past episodes back and setting up new surprising ones for future episodes.

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TAKEN Review: “Hail Mary”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – The action at home, not on the main mission of the week, was the only thing worthwhile in this otherwise very forgettable episode of Taken.

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QUANTICO Review: “Mktopaz”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 16 – Quantico brings an hour of TV this week that fires on all cylinders, mixing emotional character-driven moments with classic suspenseful action.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Four”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 4 – American Crime provides a heartwrenching hour of television in its fourth episode, bringing surprising developments and some small forms of closure for its conflicted characters.

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POWERLESS Review: “I’ma Friend You”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Back from hiatus, Powerless returns with its worst episode yet, the laughs few and far between and characters behaving inconsistently.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “Right Hand Man” / “Secrets & Lies”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episode 5-6 – Both episodes of Trial & Error were consistently funny, but the writers can take a clue when to let a joke die.

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TAKEN Review: “A Clockwork Swiss”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 5 – Anoter Taken episode, another waste of an hour. Confusing, uninspired storytelling and paper thin characters can’t redeem this show.

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APB Review: “Fueling Fires”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – APB fails to impress again this week, playing out predictably and similar to other episodes, with the noteworthy exception of a triumphant ending.

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QUANTICO Review: “Mockingbird”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 15 – This episode of Quantico capitalized on some recent buzzwords in the media, provided a solid hour of television, and laid groundwork for some very interesting plot developments.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Three”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 3 – American Crime is not one to watch if you’re looking to lift your spirits this week, but it’s still an intriguing ensemble show, putting social themes often ignored in the spotlight.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “The Other Man” / “An Unwelcome Distraction”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episodes 3-4 – With its two latest episodes Trial & Error has proven it wasn’t a fluke: this show is clever, very funny, and hopefully here to stay.

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TAKEN Review: “Mattie G”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Taken takes it up a notch with an episode reminiscent of the movie franchise plot, but it’s still just a watered down version of the beloved films.

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APB Review: “Risky Business”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 7 – The latest APB is exactly what you expect from an episode of this show, except for the addition of a new character to spice up Gideon’s love life.

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QUANTICO Review: “LNWILT”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 14 – A solid return for Quantico as the story picks up in a single timeline but sets up continued twists and turns for the second half of season two.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Two”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 2 – American Crime brings a more focused and still outstanding episode, revealing some interesting plot turns and highlighting the plight of the powerless and exploited in America.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “Pilot” / “A Wrench In the Case”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episodes 1-2 – It was a strong showing right out of the gate for NBC’s Trial & Error with the first two episodes premiering back to back. The writing is strong, the cast has the chops, and it is definitely worth your time.

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APB Review: “Daddy’s Home”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Two talented guest stars make this week’s APB a tad more watchable, but it is still far from television’s best.

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TAKEN Review: “Off Side”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 3 – Taken takes us for another lackluster ride with more action paling in comparison to the original movies and boring attempts to make its characters seem sympathetic.

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BIG LITTLE LIES Review: “Living the Dream”

big little lies excerptSeason 1, Episode 4 – Big Little Lies gets it right again with a solid episode that doesn’t answer many questions but reveals plenty of new motives for the infamous Trivia Night killer.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode One”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 1 – American Crime starts off its third season strong, though simple, with a talented cast that makes the large group of characters feel very real.

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TRAINING DAY Review: “Faultlines”

training day excerptSeason 1, Episode 6 – Tommy is put in the spotlight this week on Training Day as a childhood friend is taken into custody, with a gang and a corrupt government agency gunning for him alike. Bill Paxton shines on.

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