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Fox Unveils 2013-2014 Schedule, Shifts Bones to Fridays
5/13/2013 8:08 PM
Not much for me on the Fall schedule, but i was never their target audience anyway.
Grimm Review: Close Encounters of the Wesen Kind
5/1/2013 8:39 AM
As always I love the show, love the story line, the artistry of the characters, Nick and of course Monroe. But as Juliette has more and more screen time, I am liking her less and less. She is a definite turn off.
The Good Wife Season 4 Finale Review: Personal Sabotage
4/29/2013 11:47 AM
My favorite part of this episode was watching the various lawyers play both sides in the ballot-stuffing challenge. What a great example of the cynicism of the law. On the issue of Alicia and her 2 men, I for one am hoping she stays with Peter because i think the Will story has been mined for all it can give. Except the drama of discovery and that would definitely make the title of this show ironic. I say move to the new firm and all its attendant problems and be the big wheel in that group and stop being the low man on the totem pole at Lockhart-Gardiner.
Psych Review: Growing Pains
4/25/2013 7:08 PM
I was really glad to get back to the snappy one liners Shawn is known for. He may have been hurting but it made for great fun for the viewer.
Bones Review: Mommy Dearest
4/16/2013 5:40 PM
Where I'm coming from: My mother lost her mother when she was 7. Her widowed father sent her and her younger brother to live with relatives because he couldn't handle raising 2 young kids. My mother's childhood became a cycle of moving from relative to relative until she graduated from high school and went to work. Flash forward 15 years when my mother, now married and a mother herself, gets a call from some one in the extended family that her father is in the hospital, dying. My mother rushes to say good-by, not having seen him in years. Who is at the bedside but a woman and her young adult children. It turns out it is the second family of my mother's father. The fact that he could have been caring for his first children all those years was a blow from which my mother never recovered. So you see this storyline hits very close to home.
Bones Review: Mommy Dearest
4/16/2013 5:29 PM
I practically rose out of my chair when the faux mother said, "Don't I deserve happiness after all these years?" (or words to that effect) when she had already acknowledged that she had been with this guy raising his kids for years. She was a manipulative and deeply flawed individual and the conviviality of that wedding and reception made me feel a little queasy.
Mad Men Review: Depth and Death
4/8/2013 4:29 PM
I've been thinking about Madmen since I devoted 2 hours of my Sunday evening to its season premiere. All the characters -- not just the bad guys-- are like pod people, without souls. When the show ended I felt like i needed a shower or a stiff drink. And I don't even drink.
Scandal Review: Sleeping With The Enemy
4/5/2013 8:54 AM
This episode was so gripping I couldn't believe it when the hour was over. With the characters all talking at breakneck speed, the story hurtled along to a fabulous ending. I both feel sympathy for the Prez and am repelled by him. Can't wait for the next episode!
Revolution Review: Haunting
4/2/2013 10:56 AM
Rachel is the same creepy character the actor played in Lost. I can't separate her from that earlier role. Love the back story as they insert it judiciously. Charlie is getting more interesting but she is still too much a Katniss wannabe. Love Miles and the dude with the beard, and the villains are always good theater.
Bones Review: The Secret Is In The Sauce
4/2/2013 10:52 AM
You hit the nail on the head with your review. I was interested in descending order in 1. The hot sauce 2. The dead body 3. The biting.
Sometimes Bones the character can be insufferable. This was one of those times.
Revenge Review: The Masque of the Red Death
4/2/2013 7:02 AM
Thank heavens for TV Fanatic! I wouldn't know half of what is going on in this show if it weren't for reading the review. A few observations of my own. I was glad to see Trask go, but we all know that in this show, death is never the final answer. The Initiative will have other ways to screw with our team. Also, do not, I repeat, do not trust Ashley. She is just as likely to capitalize on her new-found knowledge by making a better arrangement with the Graysons.
Smash Review: Reinventing the Shows
3/20/2013 11:09 AM
I'm glad Ivy is finally rewarded by getting the role she was meant to play. Karin's character is so bland that despite her lovely voice she has never had the power to move me. I wonder if this switching of roles was intended from the beginning or a new wrinkle to try to build interest this season when numbers are way down.
Person of Interest Review: Casino Reese
3/15/2013 11:08 AM
Do you ever wonder if the machine operates beyond the boundaries of NYC (and that includes Atlantic City) or does the known world end at the edges of Manhattan?
Modern Family Review: A Rocket Ship to the Moon
3/4/2013 5:13 PM
You are right on target about Phil and Luke. I really enjoy the interactions they have, with total commitment on the part of both. No subterfuge or condescension from either. The other story lines were original enough to keep my interest through each scene. What a great troupe of actors!
The Mentalist Review: The Ghoul at Sea
3/4/2013 5:07 PM
Some great dialog in this episode. I always love to watch for Cho's response. His deadpan is priceless. I was actually glad to take a break from Red John so Jane could employ his crime solving skills without the usual angst. I didn't notice that all of Rigsby's date looked like Grace so thanks for pointing that out. The one jarring note was finally seeing Elise. She was much younger and not as querulous as I expected, but I guess that was part of the trickery of this episode.
The Good Wife Review: Everyone's Been Served
3/4/2013 5:01 PM
I don't over-think this show. I just enjoy the legal machinations, and this episode had them in spades. Watching Elsbeth is a pleasure. She is a savant when it comes to using the law. Her social skills are on a par with Rainman so it was great fun to watch the follow up on her refusal to dine with Josh: "May I ask why?" "No." End of discussion.
Necessary Roughness Review: Live Your Truth
2/22/2013 10:23 AM
Matt is a good guy but Nicco is definitely more interesting. The idea of Dani choosing Matt and having babies is lame. I hope she finally figures out what she needs and realizes Nicco understands her better.
Person of Interest Review: Fairly Lethal
2/22/2013 9:31 AM
Very disappointed that we only got a hint of the main characters. I understand the purpose of this episode was to fill in some blanks but ultimately the character of Sam was one dimensional and not that interesting. I think the ratio could have been adjusted to have more John and Finch and less Sam.
Bones Review: The Suitcase Case
2/19/2013 11:45 AM
The show has gotten so formulaic I actually was glad to get away from the Bones ("I am the smartest person in the world.") vs. Booth ("Oh yeah?") minuet. The story was OK and I liked the secondary story about honesty in dating.
The Good Wife Review: Alicia and Cary FTW!
2/19/2013 10:57 AM
Loved the fast one Eli pulled with the help of his crack (or cracked) lawyer. Like you, at first I was disappointed that he would betray Peter's team but when he outsmarted the devious Josh, I practically cheered.
I was sad that Alicia took the partnership but I realize this isn't middle school where friendship loyalty comes first so this was more realistic. Carey time after time gets the short end of the stick and always responds honorably. He's my hero.
Justified Review: The Game is a Foot
2/14/2013 8:02 PM
What a combination! The sharpest dialog (all those foot puns) and the goriest action all in one episode. Love this show, even though I did have to avert my eyes on more than one occasion tonight.
Necessary Roughness Review: Unsellable
2/14/2013 7:58 PM
I'm afraid I'm reaching the point of liking all the characters on this show except the main one. Dani has become so needy and whiny. Would you take advice from her? When the show started I used to be very impressed by her professional demeanor and even though she had problems with her kids, she didn't let it spill over on her patients. Now she is often in worse shape than her clients. Thar scene where she thought she could lure Matt back was positively embarrassing. I hope she comes to her senses before the season ends.
Modern Family Review: Love, Interrupted
2/14/2013 7:52 PM
Pleasant but not the sharp wit I have come to expect. I guess they were toning it down for the holiday.
Smash Review: On Broadway ... Maybe?
2/6/2013 3:07 PM
I used to be a real Glee fan, but this year it seems they are stuck in a rut, recycling old plots and characters. I'm happy to see Smash seems to be dodging that danger.
Last season I always rooted for Karen, and she definitely has a beautiful voice, but put her next to Jennifer Hudson and she practically fades into the wall. She just doesn't have the power and electricity of a big star. She has never grown beyond winning a talent contest. I'm guessing one dynamic of the new season is Karen taking a back seat to Vanessa. How will Ivy balance that equation? Should make for some interesting episodes.
All in all, the music and story were nicely balanced and I'm looking forward to this season's journey.
Justified Review: Sic 'Em On a Chicken
2/1/2013 5:16 PM
Good but not up to Justified's usual high standards. I like to see Raylan come out on top. He really behaved more like a loser on this episode.
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