Arrow’s Season 3 finally has some new life breathed into it. These past two episodes have been a confident, cohesive return-to-form for the superhero show, which struggled after a strong start to the season. No, it wasn’t Oliver’s almost-death and brief absence from Starling City that brought this show back to life. (Though somewhat successful, […]Read more "Arrow Season 3, Episode 14 Recap: “The Return”"
What did I think of Arrow‘s mid-season finale, “The Climb”? This show just took the first step — dare I say ascent? — in reclaiming the narrative energy that’s dwindled from the Season 2 ending/Season 3 opener. I have this theory about full-order network shows: they don’t really get started until the mid-season finale. Hopefully, you can have some […]Read more "Arrow Mid-Season Finale Recap: “The Climb”"
“The Empty Hearse,” an apt name for a somewhat soulless episode that felt like an imitation of Sherlock rather than the real thing. Where was the depth, the tightness, the novelty we have come to associate with this show? “The Empty Hearse” wasn’t a bad episode of television in relation to much of what is on today. […]Read more "Sherlock: “The Empty Hearse” Review"
Until last night, I had been a bit underwhelmed by ITV’s new drama, Broadchurch. Sure, it was well-acted and gorgeously-shot on the English coast, but after four episodes, the story and its characters still felt a bit one-note. It was a nice note, but I only wanted to listen to it for so long. Last night’s episode […]Read more "Small Town Murder in Broadchurch, UK"
As excited as I am for the return of Doctor Who, my curiosity has been piqued by the debut of another BBC America series: Orphan Black. The series tells the story of Sarah – a woman who sees her clone commit suicide (check out the brutal clip below). What does one do in such a […]Read more "BBC America’s Gritty New Clone Drama Premieres Tonight"
As mentioned in a previous post on CW’s Nikita, Netflix sometimes wears me down, catches me off guard, and convinces me to watch a show they have been peddling at me for months. In this case, that show was Party Animals, an unfortunately-titled 2007 BBC Two drama that follows fictional researchers, lobbyists, and MPs behind-the-scenes […]Read more "Shows You Should Have Been Watching: Britain’s Party Animals"
Primetimely is a witty, insightful television blog written by my friend, Dan. Naturally, our blogs are best friends, even though my blog is not-so-secretly jealous of his blog’s name. However, it had to set its passive aggressive plans aside when Primetimely posted this crackerjack review of Aaron Sorkin’s new show, The Newsroom, coming to HBO […]Read more "Primetimely: “Newsroom” Preview Suggests Sorkin Masterpiece"