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The Strain Review: Shedding Parts

I agree with most of what you wrote. The episode was my favorite as well. Eichhorst might just have more control over his urges then his younger siblings. I don't think he is free of them. Oh and how great is it to have a German actor playing a German? Having the language and accent not butchered on American TV is a nice touch. Vasiliys info dump about the building had two purposes:
1) Sticking it to the jerk. Vasiliy told him to the face that the smart deal he made on the place was actually him getting duped because the previous owners knew about the rat problem.
2) To make the follow up scene more dramatic. The rats are fleeing from something... either from the general vampire presence or a more immediate vampire threat. Maybe there is one in the building. Bolivar.. Bolivar.. Bolivar.... how awesome was that reveal! I kind of hoped he would transform on stage or something alike but this was cool too. What is interesting is how he seems to accept the changes, consciously.
The only bad thing I take away from this is the sound I now have tied to genitals popping off in my head..

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The Last Ship Review: Panic Sets In

I guess they just had to make Kara just as stupid as Danny. He risked the whole ship for her after all.. lets repay the favor! That wasn't just silly! Her behavior was outright criminal neglect. Moving between sections during a bh-lockdown? Might as well pass the virus around in syringes. Chandler was as lenient as it goes here. I liked them coming clear with the crew. There was no question that they would but the writers did a descent job getting us there. A little thing that bugged me:
Where did they get the Plexiglas monkey cages? A bigger thing that bugged me:
The two ton cheese-ball that was the reenlist scene.
I have no problem with the concept but did they have to make it so cliched? We have seen the "surprising reveal of soldiers stepping up and doing the right thing in front of the humbled CO" done to death.

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Falling Skies Review: Metamorphosis

"Hey writers, we knew about Ben being a love-sick-guilt-ridden puppy. There was no need to bang us over the head with it. Then again, you gave us a Sarah Carter bra-scene.. errr.... still unnecessary." But what is this? Anne getting real character development? She is still psycho-mom, don't get me wrong but this I can at least work with. Even lodes formed a sentence or two this episode I didn't have to cringe at. One could almost think the show is getting back on track! Whats bugging me is that the whole Lexi storyline just isn't anything original. Unless the writers throw us a really good curve ball this has been done and done better. Over all when thinking back on what a pacing nightmare this season has been so far I'm happy with the episode.

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True Blood Review: Mayor of Crazy

I knew the Lettie Mae story line was going to be painful and so far I see my suspicions confirmed... yes its less annoying this week because of Lafayette but that still does not make me interested in the story line even a little. Worst of all is that I fear the writers are going to latch the last arc of the show onto Lettie Maes back.. I'm already cringing. I liked how they made Sarah Newlans blood the cure. I wonder how they will make it work. Is drinking a cured vampires blood enough to heal another, like snowball effect, or do we keep Sarah around to make a cure.. in any case, can we still see Sarah getting her head twisted off in the end? Pretty please? What ticked me off this week is how it turns out that the writers set Adelind and Andys son up only to have them act as scorn-collateral for Violet. How lazy was that! I completely agree with @San in that regard.

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Ray Donovan Review: Camera Down!

I almost can't believe how surprised Abby looked when she read BRIBE on that notepad!
She rewarded Ray for the house after all.. what a hypocrite! Not excusing Ray in this, he obviously wants to deal with his marriage, but the man is just as clueless. Now fate is dangling another strong woman in front of his eyes.. I wonder.. Chances are that the writers want to elude to a possible affair but redeem Ray by not going for it.

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It looked like an umbilical and was linking his abdomen to her navel. Disturbing, but at least to me - not sexual. Yes, we know Lexis DNA to be partially alien from last season.

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True Blood Review: Time and Tequila

Same feelings here, Lettie Mae was borderline even when she had somewhat of a reason to exist.. at this point she just has to go already. The thing is.. I have this nagging suspicion in the back of my head that the writers will involve her into the plot again, and it will be painful. What was the point of the Bill flashbacks? All I can come up with is wasted airtime.
Time the writers could have spend on re-establishing Jessica and Jasons relationship or explain Erics strange power spikes. Remember when he was too weak to break a wall last week? Now he can take on the Yakuza-vamps. Lafayette, James, Jason and Jessica all deserve to be happy but a cheating round-about is really lame. That character relationship triangle deserve a lot more development. The only one in that circle I don't care for is Violet, at least she makes hating on her easy. What I enjoyed was Eric and Pam: Republic*nt!

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Its really hard for me to hate on Jon Voight because I like him so much as an actor. That said, I still despise Mickey.. for all the reasons the show wants me too. That's a compliment I guess. I'm a little disappointed that we didn't get to see the bar-fight that was teased at at the end of last weeks episode tough. Well maybe there wasn't one, but Ray walking up to the bar with the baseball bat was just awesome.. ahh testosterone :) Ray approached the FBI director to try to get ahead of the mudslide that is the Sully murder investigation, all the while fully aware that he had to climb out of that hole somehow. It felt more like him trying to get ahead of a problem for the time with the goal to find a workable angle later. He was never in control. The director made that pretty clear when he went after Rays daughter. I liked that Abby stood up for herself, though I believe that Ray was in fact listening to what she said. He just needs time to process. Did Abby buy that underwear because she felt guilty for kissing her instructor or is this her way of trying to nudge Ray towards what one could only call more consensual intimacy? Like you said, she wan't rejecting him, she rejected the way he was using her for well, relief. This makes me think she was fully aware of her actions when she rewarded Ray for the house. What confuses me a little is how they make Ezra into this hard-ass now when they spend a good part of last season to show us how vulnerable the man supposedly is.

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The Last Ship Review: We Came to Hunt

I just don't like it if a show keeps beating me over the head with how evil a bad guy is, especially when they do it by adding more and more cliched bad guy traits instead of focusing on what they already established.

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Scaring the rabbit off is what I expected of Matt.. The murder rage on the other hand, came out of nowhere. Good thing Dan caught it. I'm in the same boat. The Lexi story-line makes me cringe. Especially when Lordes is on screen. Makes the whole ordeal only worse. The father angle wasn't to hard to spot. Annes flashback from two episodes ago was the clue. The overlord was attached to Anne with some sort of umbilical after all.. and there was Karrens comment on this being "our baby" not just Annes. All in all, i liked the episode.

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