Author Archives: Paul Gulyas

POWERLESS Review: “Emergency Punch-Up”

powerless excerptSeason 1, Episode 9 – Making the latest episode of Powerless a bottle episode lets the writers make jokes that stem from character and not the wacky DC Universe. It pays off here, in one of the better episodes of the season.

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FARGO Review: “The Law of Vacant Places”

fargo excerptSeason 3, Episode 1 – It’s tough to follow up Fargo‘s excellent second season, but the third season premiere shows a heckuva lot of promise.

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TRIAL & ERROR Review: “The Defense Rests” / “The Verdict”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episodes 12-13 – The conclusion of the first season of Trial & Error brings laughs, twists, and heartfelt goodbyes. You will be wanting a second season after watching this season end!

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TAKEN Review: “Leah”

taken excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – A twist ending and a personal mission for Christina Hart can’t redeem this boring, at times nonsensical episode of Taken.

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APB Review: “Pandora’s Box”

apb excerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – An exciting, thought provoking episode of APB gets its highest grade yet and leaves viewers with a giant confrontation between Gideon and DV8 in the finale.

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QUANTICO Review: “Kumonk”

quantico excerptSeason 2, Episode 18 – A solid episode of Quantico this week complete with two surprising character returns and good set-up for the final few episodes of the season.

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AMERICAN CRIME Review: “Season Three: Episode Six”

american crime excerptSeason 3, Episode 6 – American Crime is not for the faint of heart this week, as we lose another main character in the most tragic of ways, and things grow even more grim for the most powerless of our society.

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TRAINING DAY Review: “Blurred Lines”

training day excerptSeason 1, Episode 8 – Bill Paxton fans can’t miss this episode of Training Day as Paxton’s Frank Rourke recalls his childhood and father in an emotional arc, with guest appearances from Sam Trammel and Paxton’s own son James.

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TRIAL & ERROR Reviews: “Unusual Suspect”

trial and error excerptSeason 1, Episode 11 – The latest episode of Trial & Error perfectly sets up the final two episodes of the season plot-wise, but is a little lighter on laughs this week.

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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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