Category Archives: TV Reviews
Season 2, Episode 7 – On this week’s Underground, Rosalee and Noah arrive on the Macon plantation and find things totally changed. They hatch a plan, however, to rescue James. Cato, meanwhile, makes a deal with Patty Cannon and Ernestine and Clara clash.
Season 2, Episode 13 – The Expanse puts all of the usual suspects in personally dangerous situations rather than system-level ones in “Caliban’s War.” Utilizing everything from science to diplomacy, the second season finale delivers an excellent, suspenseful, tightly-plotted adventure that offers closure on many plot points while opening up vistas of possibility for the future like a good season finale should.
Season 2, Episode 13 – The season finale of The Magicians mostly sets up the next season, without tying up some of the loose threads left over from this season. Quentin and Alice reconnect, but it’s almost instantly interrupted by both of their past actions catching up with them. Ember and Umber are gods, but they have parents, older gods who don’t have any regard for humanity, and they are pissed off.
Season 1, Episode 19 – Bull once again relies on a ridiculous last minute twist with minimal explanation to solve a case, but to the show’s credit, it’s one of its most ridiculous twists yet. Bull helps an infamous criminal defense attorney after he’s accused of killing his fiancé.
Season 3, Episode 3 – iZombie explores an enlightened mind and tortured hearts when Ravi confronts Peyton and Blaine about their relationship. Angus lawyers up to retrieve the money from his will and starts a new venture with Don E. Major continues to track down Natalie while he gets sicker by the day. Ravi takes drastic steps to save Major’s life.
Season 5, Episode 7 – The Americans travel to Mississippi to steal some super-wheat and Elizabeth catches Ben in action. Paige frees herself from the Beeman next door while Stan’s integrity pays off at work. Elizabeth snatches an important file for the KGB and Gabriel reveals a little about his past and leaves advice about Paige’s future.
Season 4, Episode 18 – “No Regrets” continues this astonishing run of Agents of SHIELD, mining every aspect of the show and current affairs for its alternate universe. Our friends remain trapped in a VR nightmare while the series knows just which wounds to press and which character traits to tweak for maximum devastation.
Season 3, Episode 20 – Tiger Woods fever has hit Fresh Off the Boat this week. With Jessica finding out that Tiger is half Asian, Louis and her are pitted against each other to see who’s the better parent using Eddie and Evan as pawns. Emery meanwhile is trying to convince all the kids in middle school that Tiger is part Asian and seeks Reba’s help in proving so.
Season 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!
Season 2, Episode 12 – An episode full of tension about who is on whose side. Wade delves into the apparent suicide of Haylie, Butch tries to find his way back to Hasil, Gordon resurfaces, apparently at the behest of the coal company, and G’winn has explosive news for Big Foster.
Season 1, Episode 20 – Drones, drones, drones. Every show is going crazy with them. American Housewife is no different. Taylor is smacked in the head by one, and this makes me nervous. Disclosure: I work in risk management for a studio.
Season 4, Episode 14 – Brooklyn Nine-Nine puts a cop show in a cop show with actors from a cop show in “Need Serve & Protect.” With a compelling sense of humor, this week’s episode delivers with great comedy.
Season 5, Episode 9 – Freddie Highmore is brilliant. Point. Blank. Period. He transforms Norman into a mentally ill killer that you love in Bates Motel. Highmore flows between Norma and Norman so smoothly in this episode that you can’t help but hope that he gets an Emmy nom.
Season 1, Episode 12 – As the clock runs out and the season comes to a close 24: Legacy covers a lot of ground to see Eric rescue Naseri’s daughter as well as Rebecca. With CTU and Senator John Donovan behind him, Eric must use his wits, skills, and resources at hand to bring Naseri and bin-Khalid to justice.
Season 3, Episode 2 – Better Call Saul makes good on its hidden promise in last years episode titles and brings back a beloved character from Breaking Bad, but what does it mean for Mike? Jimmy falls into a trap laid by Chuck, but what’s Chuck’s endgame, and how will it affect his and Jimmy’s relationship going forward?
Season 1, Episode 8 – A twist ending and a personal mission for Christina Hart can’t redeem this boring, at times nonsensical episode of Taken.
Season 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.
Season 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.
Season 1, Episode 11 – This week was one of the better episodes of Superior Donuts. It wasn’t ambitious or hilarious, but it was entertaining. Franco takes a job as Fawz’s assistant in order to make some extra cash.
Season 6, Episode 1 – Veep returns for its sixth season with a place-setting episode focused on catching up with the characters and establishing the new status quo. It’s not the funniest episode the show’s done, but it sets up what will be an interesting season.
Season 2, Episode 9 -The day of Axe’s birthday celebration, he contemplates life, his commitment to do things above board, and his relationship with Wendy on Billions. Chuck begins making Sandicot personal, and turns it into an unofficial campaign stop, but runs into obstruction when Foley’s relationship’s make it harder for Chuck to prosecute Axe.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Starz’s new original series The White Princess, tells the story of the conclusion of England’s Wars of the Roses, as King Henry VIII marries defeated Princess Elizabeth of York. But by focusing on the perspective of the women in this story, it kicks off a soapy, but intriguing look at female power in an era when they weren’t supposed to have either.
Season 3, Episode 1 – A lot has changed after the Guilty Remnant overtook the city of Jarden during the finale of The Leftovers last season. Relationship dynamics are completely different, the town has altered, and the populace believes something dramatic is going to happen on the seven-year anniversary of the Departure.
Season 1, Episode 7 – Feud finally hits the right level of vindictive manipulation in “Abandoned!” allowing both Crawford and Davis to own their personal problems while underscoring the true basis of their hatred. The episode emphasizes the issues of the characters themselves, rather than trying to make a misguided point about misogyny, and the story stands up better with that more personal conflict at the core.
Season 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.
Season 1, Episode 1 – Guerilla is boring. Unfortunate because this John Ridley-created series is inspired by the real-life 1971 Black Liberation Movement. Jas and Marcus are at the forefront, and this is what makes it boring. It seems to be more about them justifying their mixed-race relationship than the cause.
Season 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.
Season 1, Episode 3 – Eli travels with Phineas to see about a possible business proposition which doesn’t end well, but lets Eli reflect on the future of the McCulloughs. Meanwhile, Pete reckons with his actions regarding the Pedro Garcia’s son in law and the possible fall out that could affect his family.
Season 1, Episode 10 – In the aptly titled season finale, “Chaos,” The-Good-Fight brings back old characters, Maia finds her voice, and Chicago faces a citywide blackout.
Season 10, Episode 1 – In the season premiere of Doctor Who, cafeteria worker Bill Potts gets swept up in one of the Doctor’s adventures when a girl suddenly vanishes alongside a mysterious puddle that shows the wrong reflection. The Doctor and Nardole are back to saving the universe, with Bill now along for the ride!