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Review: Husbands Season 1

I don’t really like web series. I think the medium, overall, is inferior to 20- or 40-minute blocks of television. 2-10 minute segments are extremely short, and unless it’s a show going solely for laughs, such as NTSF:SD:SUV::, I just don’t think web series can be as involving as more traditional TV shows. So that’s … Continue reading

Review: Being Erica Season 4, Episode 4: “Born This Way”

Being Erica has always been a mixture of a bunch of ideas. Sometimes it’s a strangely mythology-focused hour, getting into what happens in this mystical therapy (especially last season, with all the time travel and group therapy stuff). Other times it’s more a straight up dramedy, with a bit of a big-city Gilmore Girls-esque feel … Continue reading

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Downton Abbey: Season 2 Midpoint Review

When I tell people that I watch Grey’s Anatomy, or Awkward., or The Vampire Diaries, I have to defend my reasons for watching. For Grey’s, well, I’ve been watching it for 6+ years and I’m not likely to stop until it’s over. Awkward. is adorable. The Vampire Diaries is much better than its title, subject … Continue reading

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The Most Important Scene in Game of Thrones, Season 1

Note: I haven’t read the books. This post is solely based on the TV series, though I’m told the pilot matches the beginning of the book quite closely. I’ve had this theory ever since I finished watching the first season of Game of Thrones that the first scene of the pilot was the most important … Continue reading

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Alias: The Box, Parts One and Two

I’ve been following Ryan McGee’s Alias reviews over at TV Club Classic, and this two-parter was getting some hype from the comments section. People were saying things like “everything before ‘The Box’ just runs together” and how it was a high point of the season. I don’t entirely disagree with him or the commenters, but … Continue reading

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A Truer True Blood: Missing the Good Days (and Nights)

True Blood is not a good show anymore. It’s okay—more on par with Entourage than Game of Thrones. There are many silly characters with unclear motivations, tired plotlines, and are generally interesting. I audibly sigh every time a scene focuses on Tara, Sam, Jason, or Hotshot. Since I have been feeling pretty irritated by True … Continue reading

Meta TV

There’s no TV humour that I love quite as much as meta references. And I don’t mean when a TV show really lets you know that it’s a TV show, but when a show makes jokes or references to other TV shows or movies, either just for fun or because of a certain guest star. … Continue reading

Alias S1E04: “Have you ever spied on anyone?”

Tense. I’d describe season one, episode four of Alias as damn tense. With each episode, tension is building, even though it’s so early in the series. And that is a large part of what makes me want to watch more, probably a bigger part than the actual cliffhangers, which tend to get resolved quickly in … Continue reading

Alias S1E03: “Sydney, you’re dropping the ball”

Getting right to the action today, so spoilers for season one, episode three of Alias after the jump.

Alias S1E02: “There’s some bad people in this world”

Have you heard of a show called Covert Affairs? It’s been suggested that it’s a bit of an Alias reboot, only without the mythology, the Rambaldi artifacts (which I haven’t met yet, but I am eagerly awaiting), the complex double agent serialization. And all I can say, after watching only the second episode of Alias, … Continue reading