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Dallas Review: Beyond Forgiveness
2/22/2013 11:24 AM
Correction - 4 years older!
Dallas Review: Beyond Forgiveness
2/22/2013 11:22 AM
Does anybody else have a problem with Judith as Harris's weirdo mother? IRL she's only 7 years older than him, which is bit of a stretch, even in Texas. When we were first introduced to her, I just went WTF?
Revolution Review: Tom the Steam Engine
10/16/2012 9:08 AM
This show is absynmal. It promised so much, and was hyped so much, but what it delivers is second-hand ideas, clicheed dialogue, bad acting and stereotypes with embarassingly predictable, boring back-stories which we've seen a thousand times before. I'm bailing out, and a second series is surely impossible?
btw, the 'lead character' sends me to sleep. No ability as an actor, no charisma, nothing interesting about her. Was she only cast because she looks like an aged Uma Thurman (even tough she's only 18) and can adequately model an unwashed t-shirt in a very badly-realised post-apocalyptical world?
Copper Review: Welcome To The Madhouse
10/9/2012 1:50 PM
Combined with what Eva said about Molly being afraid of Maguire, he's turning out to very different than what I first thought.
I think what Eva said about Maguire should be taken with a large pinch of salt. Eva's relationship with Corky is complex, her motives are unclear, and she murdered Molly. I think Maguire will turn out to be OK in the end.
The Newsroom Review: Bullies, Breakdowns and Bacon
8/2/2012 1:58 PM
I am so disappointed in this show. The story-lines are puerile, the characters are weak (how extremely irritating, unbelievable and unlikeable are MacKenzie and Maggie?). The dialogue is risible, the situations hackneyed and clicheed. What's happened to Sorkin? His stuff used to be very watchable rather than painfully embarassing.
Dallas Review: No One Lives Forever
8/2/2012 1:50 PM
Tremendous episode - very tightly scripted and paced. All the plot threads are pulling together now and are also opening new avenues. It's certainly the best new show of the current season, and makes The Newsroom look like irritating, amateur bullshit. Who'd have thoight that the rebooted Dallas would blow Sorkin's embarrassing effort out of the water?
One Season Wondering: What Could Have Been...
7/5/2012 3:18 PM
I loved 'Kings' with Ian McShane - brilliant concept. Definitely deserved at least one more season.
The Newsroom Review: Will of the People?
7/2/2012 1:00 PM
I liked the West Wing, but this show is complete crap. The dialogue (for just about everybody) sounds like the hysterical ranting of a college student who has zero self-awareness, and the plot devices (Email to all staff by mistake!) and hiding under a (ex-date) state governor's spokesman's bed in college are risible. In fact, it makes the new series of Dallas seem totally grounded in the real world in comparison to this intelligence-insulting piece of pseudo-intellectual nonsense. I'm surprised that any of the actors could keep a straight face while they thrashed about in their carefully-manufactured faux-existential angst and tried to emote meaningfully to each other as quickly and loudly as possible while everybody else looked on in an apalled/shocked manner. No privacy in the newsroom! All personal stuff is out there for everybody, all the time!
btw, at least Dallas is honest silly escapism which doesn't make the mistake of taking itself seriously.
Rating 0.1/5.0, but the 0.1 is only for the horror and the disbelief that such shoddy, cringeworthy pap provoked in me.
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