why is it that if an episode is never as crazy action-packed as you would have wanted, you hate the episode? Everytime, this is the review when it focuses on characters and doesn't have some tense, crazy and wild action sequences (even though this episode DID have that, just not for the whole episode) so tired of it. Can't TV Fanatic get someone else to review these episodes?
If you don't like this review or the person writing the review there are many, many more out there to which you can take part in.............
Deanna is dead. You don't recover from a bite like that. The question is rather, will she cameo once more before the end. Though they did give her a good death so it's not really needed. I get that you are still salty over the Glenn thing. Though he was never in any danger IMHO. They dropped enough hints to that in the "death" scene. Its time to just take a chill pill over it. He is out lord and saviour after all. I totally agree with you about the zombie-camouflage. The writers whip that out as a get out of jail free card when it suits them. About Sam and Ron, didn't you know? there is a unwritten rule that there always has to be at least one idiot-kid on the show at all times. The writers are simply compensating for the lack of it in a few episodes by giving us MORE.
Your last paragraph is especially true: the first season the requisite "dumb kid" was Carl. I kept hoping that he'd get a bite taken out of his ass at some point, since all he managed to do for several episodes way back when was put everybody in danger by doing the exact opposite of what his father told him to do. Now the dipshit front-runner is Ron; however, why Carl is still covering for him is anyone's guess. Doesn't wanna give up the crown just yet, I suppose. As for Sam, his cheese just done slid off his cracker and, since he's becoming more of a hindrance than a help, if our hapless heroes have to go back out into the world, then he'll probably quite conveniently get killed off ere long. Last week I ranted about Enid and her idiocy, and this week it's the Ron-n-Sam saga. It begs the question: why does this show have to depict anyone under the age of 21 as utter imbeciles?
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Same exact thought here. As for your last point: Realism :) jk
They are not coming back until February so you will have a long wait.
I hated that they used Oded Fehr as a bad guy! Ack! I love him and in this show, I loved to hate him. Still uncertain as to whether they let all of Team Alex know that the "guilty" verdict was a sham, or whether Alex is going to get screwed by this. I was touched by her rescuing Liam from himself and irked that he ever actually thought she was a traitor in the first place!
He was on this episode as I am sure he is friends with Stephen Kay who is a producer on the show and is married to Piper Perabo and he was a producer on Covert Affairs too!
He seems to be in every show as a CIA or FBI guy! He used to be in Covert Affairs too.
I LOVED him as Eyal on Covert Affairs! I was a huge Annie/Eyal shipper. He also just showed up recently on the Blacklist - got killed there, unfortunately.
Spoilers! (kidding. I'm caught up on Blacklist)And yes, I remembered he popped up somewhere recently too but couldn't remember where.
Someone needs to just give him his own show! Somehow it's always a bridesmaid, never a bride.
He was on Blacklist 2 weeks ago.
also has a mysterious role in Stitchers
So no round table for Scandal?
Are you going to do roundtables for The Originals and The Vampire Diaries for this weeks episodes?
When Matt Smith was leaving and they announced Peter Capaldi as the new Doctor I was skeptical but I was willing to give him a chance because I love Doctor Who and I've liked Capaldi in other things. From his first episode, he became one of my favorite Doctors. With this episode, he is not one of my favorites, he is my favorite. In the episode "Listen", he spent much of it alone and talking to himself and pulled it off nicely. To be able to carry an entire episode with 99.9% of the dialogue takes tremendous talent -- Capaldi pulled off what I don't think Smith could have done, Eccleston either; Tennet -- maybe. When you go back just 10 years to when Doctor Who started up again to where it is today, the tone has gotten so much darker (even when they are having fun). I like the direction the show has gone but I also really liked the lightness before Moffet took over. No complaints about the path he took but they have to make certain that they have a great performer to play the Doctor if he is going to pull of dark and fun at the same time. Smith was fine but I always thought he was not quite up to par (he was better without Amy and Rory bogging him down). I hope Capaldi sticks around a while but when he does decide to go, I hope they do as good a job of casting as they did this time. Smith was a bit of a stumble but they've chosen well otherwise. There is debate of who "Me" is. Since there is strong argument for it being either the Doctor or Ashildr, I will hold off on making an opinion. I'm looking forward to seeing what happens next. However, if Gallifrey is back, does that mean we would be seeing more Time Lords? I like that he is the only one (with the occasional visit from the Master/Missy).
Each Doctor and showrunner bring their own individual talents and strengths to the show, allowing for dramatic shifts in tone over time. So Doctor Who is not the same as it was five years ago, nor will it be the same as is now in another five years. This keeps a freshness and vitality to a series that would otherwise have fizzled and died decades ago. Personally, I'd argue with you that Matt Smith was a stumble in casting; to each, his or her own. I completely agree, however, that Capaldi is amazing and that this episode truly showcased his immense talents as an actor.
I absolutely loved this episode it reminded me of season one with almost every one playing a different part. The only thing I can complain about is that belle and rumple's break up should have been more heart wrenching. Also yes and little green bean needs a name. Well actually I have another complait it's a biggie. How did Hook not know he was the dark one? Because even though Emma erased his memories it's not like she can erase the dark one's curse so dark rumple should have appeared to him in storybrook.
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Just amazing! I absolutely love Peter as the doctor. I have liked each of the new series doctors but I don't think any of them could have pulled that episode off but him. The doctor has preached and got mad for the last 10 years and sure many of those times have been gripping but when Peter is anguished or when he tells you he is coming for you it is just a whole different level of intensity. I could really see him burning The time lords. Last years mediocre to bad scripts couldn't stop him and this mostly terrific season he just shines and just continues to convey what it means to be the doctor!
Stupid, shallow, vacuous drivel.
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