Avatar
Boardwalk Empire Review: Bid Adieu to 22

I loved the opener and can't wait to see the storylines play out in Season 3. The only bum note struck was the apparent ease with which Nucky & Margaret transitioned through the off-camera bombshell of Margaret's betrayal with the land deed. Even Nucky's opportunism to repair his damaged PR by becoming a perceived philanthropist or his reluctance to take on single-parenthood of his step-children could not have realistically saved her life after signing away the permanent securement of Nucky's financial and political dynasty. He could have done away with her and still played the big shot and adoring husband by doing charity to honor her. For me, that was the sole "Huh?!" moment of episode 301.

Avatar

Matt, I don't usually address reviewers directly, as everyone is entitled to their opinion, critics included. But you may wish you had this one back when the sting of a disappointing episode fades a bit. It feels very mailed in. 230 words and most of them devoted not to the episode or to the series, but to your personal level of disgust. Really? Eight seasons, 100 episodes and a fanatically loyal fanbase deserved more reflection from the TVFanatic Weeds beat writer than "It sucked so bad that I don't really know what to say about it."

Avatar

I didn't hate the finale. It was definitely better than Dallas' "Bobby in the shower" or the abrupt "Don't Stop Believin'" fade to black on The Sopranos. Keep in mind that the decision to end the show came from Lionsgate TV, not from the creators, after writing was underway.

Avatar
Weeds Review: Return to Regrestic

We reached a new low in credibility when Nancy moronically tracked down Guillermo and was rewarded with the business arrangement she was seeking, instead of another well-deserved bullet in the head. Banging Andy in the very spot where Judah died was as unsympathetic an act as the Nancy character has been saddled with by writers desperate to manufacture something out of nothing. Agree that this entire 8th season has been a colossal, flaccid bore. Thankful that Showtime pulled the plug before this once-razor-sharp series could embarrass itself with another meandering descent into disappointment.

Avatar

Been out of the loop this Spring, so I took advantage of the holiday weekend to watch the entire season 5 in three sittings. Still one of the smartest, hippest, funniest, most tragic shows on tv. Flirted dangerously at times with becoming a self-parody, but enough comic gold & SoCal truth to be worth enduring the occasional pitch problems. "Hell Ain't..." was surreal throughout. After the obvious bar dream sequence with Ashby, the rest of the episode was TOO idyllic to lend any comfort or encouragement that Hank's pathetic existence had taken a positive turn. Season 6 will reveal that the entire affair was an alcohol-fueled dream on the plane to NY. The very fact that the plot lines weren't believable is proof enough that they shouldn't be. Kampinos is better than that. In fact, my vision for the series' ultimate conclusion is that the entire show was a "show within a show" with David Duchovny playing Hank Moody, as written by the "real" Hank Moody, played in the series finale by Charlie Sheen. The ironic end-joke will be the deterioration in the show's quality and viewership which leads to its cancellation and a pulling back of the curtain on the behind-the-set "reality." Read more tv spoilers at: http://www.tvfanatic.com/2012/...

Avatar

Been out of the loop this Spring, so I took advantage of the holiday weekend to watch the entire season 5 in three sittings. Still one of the smartest, hippest, funniest, most tragic shows on tv. Flirted dangerously at times with becoming a self-parody, but enough comic gold & SoCal truth to be worth enduring the occasional pitch problems. "Hell Ain't..." was surreal throughout. After the obvious bar dream sequence with Ashby, the rest of the episode was TOO idyllic to lend any comfort or encouragement that Hank's pathetic existence had taken a positive turn. Season 6 will reveal that the entire affair was an alcohol-fueled dream on the plane to NY. The very fact that the plot lines weren't believable is proof enough that they shouldn't be. Kampinos is better than that. In fact, my vision for the series' ultimate conclusion is that the entire show was a "show within a show" with David Duchovny playing Hank Moody, as written by the "real" Hank Moody, played in the series finale by Charlie Sheen. One of the ironic end-jokes will be the deteriorating quality of the show that ultimately led to its cancellation.

Avatar

Been out of the loop this Spring, so I took advantage of the holiday weekend to watch the entire season 5 in three sittings. Still one of the smartest, hippest, funniest, most tragic shows on tv. Flirted dangerously at times with becoming a self-parody, but enough comic gold & to be worth enduring the

x Close Ad