Aug 31 2014

The Strain – “Creatures of the Night” Review. Nailed It!

As much as I want to see a continuation, even a small tidbit of where the strigoi SWAT team comes from in last week’s “For Services Rendered,” I can’t say I’m at all disappointed in what goes down in this week’s “Creatures of the Night.” If the title doesn’t clue you in, this episode explores how the newborn strigoi—a type of vampire, according to our resident strigoi guru Abraham (David Bradley)—behave when stalking their prey. I thought they were mindless, blood thirty creatures, but on the contrary, they are clever in how they corner their victims.

Aug 31 2014

Outlander –“The Gathering” Review. Where Everyone’s Invited.

“The Gathering” does well to throw in a few action shots, dramatic moments, and heartfelt words to catch your attention. I don’t get all of the politics surrounding the pledging and whatnot, but I do enjoy the costumes, music, and set design.

Aug 31 2014

Ray Donovan – “Sunny” Top Three Moments. From Bad to Worse.

Mickey is expert at spinning tales.

“Sunny” does a good job of furthering everyone’s story lines—some ending and some continuing—as we near the end of season two of Ray Donovan. I’m not sorry Bridget’s first love is over; maybe now, she’ll stop lying and listen to her parents for a change. She certainly has her eyes opened for her, doesn’t she? Now that Kate knows Ray lied to her, it’s only a matter of time before she uncovers the truth. But will she be allowed to do that? The truth could cost some people very dearly if it ever comes to light. With Terry returning his paychecks to Harriet (Jayne Taini), will he and Frances (Brooke Smith) take off for Ireland? And as far as Abby and Ray are concerned, do you think they’re headed for divorce? Is that what Abby wants or has she perhaps taken her relationship with Jim a bit too far?

Aug 29 2014

Video: Behind the Scenes of “The Walking Dead” Season 5 Locations

The Walking Dead returns October 2014 only on AMC.

Aug 28 2014

Video Interviews – Cast of Falling Skies Talk About Season 4 and Season 5

A Musical For Season 5? Throughout the press room round tables, I was able to speak with many of the main cast including Doug Jones (Cochise), Maxim Knight (Matt Mason), Drew Roy (Hal Mason), Sarah Carter (Maggie), Moon Bloodgood (Anne Glass), and Scarlett Byrne (Lexi). I also spoke with writer David Eick who gave us major insight into what’s coming in the final season.

Aug 27 2014

FX Networks Orders Zach Galifianakis Comedy Series BASKETS

In a world constrained by corporate interests and the homogenization of society, one man in Bakersfield, California dares to follow his dream of becoming a professional clown. But after an unsuccessful enrollment at a prestigious clowning school in Paris, the only job he can find is with the local rodeo. Baskets follows Chip Baskets’ (Zach Galifianakis) pursuit of his dream, against all odds, to be a respected clown.

Aug 26 2014

Tyrant Season Finale – “Gone Fishing” Retrospective. What If?

If you were expecting a lot of fireworks in the season finale of Tyrant, you’ll be disappointed. There are no fireworks at all. For that matter, no one even raises their voice. I know writers Howard Gordon and Chris Keyser could have done a better job. The cliffhanger isn’t even a proper cliffhanger as we all know there’s no way Jamal is going to execute Barry. Unless, of course, Rayner wants off the show next season. All in all, as season finales go, “Gone Fishing” is a huge disappointment for me.

Aug 26 2014

The Lottery –“Sleep Deprived” Top Three Moments. Imaginary Babies.

“Sleep Deprived” does a fair job of moving along the plot. My concern is the lack of time spent in the lab finding a cure, and the actual lottery itself. No one said it would be a fricking game show.

Aug 26 2014

Trailer: Showtime’s New Drama THE AFFAIR Premieres October 12

Starring Golden Globe® nominees Dominic West (The Wire) and Ruth Wilson (Luther), as well as Emmy® nominee Maura Tierney (ER) and SAG Award® nominee Joshua Jackson (Fringe), THE AFFAIR tells the story of Alison (Ruth Wilson), a young married woman waiting tables at a popular Hamptons diner, who is trying to piece her life back together in the wake of a tragedy. But when she begins an affair with married school teacher and aspiring novelist Noah (Dominic West), things become more complicated than either could have imagined. Set in Montauk, THE AFFAIR will be told separately from the male and female perspectives – using the distinct memory biases to both misdirect and intrigue.

Aug 26 2014

Witches of East End – “Art of Darkness” Retrospective. Guess Who’s Coming to East End?

Just when it appears there may be some down time after the defeat of the mandragora, Witches of East End manages keep up the drama with some unexpected new characters with all too familiar faces. “Art of Darkness” sets up the next phase of danger for the Beauchamp family, making the threat of the mandragora bite size in comparison to the king size problem awaiting them courtesy of Frederick Beauchamp (Christian Cook).

Aug 25 2014

The Strain – “For Services Rendered” Review. Strigoi SWAT Team?

Let’s address the ginormous elephant in the room – who the hell are those hooded men (for lack of a better term) who come charging their way through Joan Luss’ (Leslie Hope) house? Whoever you are, thank you for saving Neeva (Kim Roberts) and the Luss children, but what the heck are you? They’re like the Strigoi SWAT Team; they look like strigoi but aren’t mindless like the newbies wandering the streets. I’ve asked before and I’ll ask again – do these strigoi creatures become more civilized with time? Are they able to control their thirst like the enigmatic Thomas Eichorst (Richard Sammel)? I’m thoroughly intrigued and buckled in for the long haul!

Aug 25 2014

Falling Skies – “Drawing Straws” Top Three Moments. Luck of the Draw.

“Drawing Straws” has a couple of Star Wars references. Like Pope telling Tom, “Sorry, I forgot your master plan – hijacking the Millennium Falcon out there and fly it to the moon.” While there are some similarities in the premise of Star Wars and Falling Skies, what Falling Skies does in this penultimate episode is remind you of the human spirit. But let’s play Devil’s advocate – what if the Espheni aren’t really evil aliens?

Aug 24 2014

Outlander –“The Way Out” Review. It’s Not At The Bottom Of A Glass.

“The Way Out” opens with a touching scene, and ends with one filled with hope for our heroine. Who knows, maybe she’ll find her way out…

Aug 24 2014

Ray Donovan – “Walk This Way” Top Five Moments. Happy Birthday, Conor.

“Walk This Way” is Liev Schreiber’s first attempt at directing a TV show and outside of one scene, he does a fairly good job. I don’t particularly care for the way Schreiber shoots Ray stumbling down the stairs at the party. But, even though Schreiber succeeds as a director, unfortunately, “Walk This Way” doesn’t really do it for me.

Aug 21 2014

Suits Mid-Season Finale — “This Is Rome” Retrospective. A Louis Scorned.

Having just been fired, Louis (Rick Hoffman) approaches Harvey (Gabriel Macht) about taking some of his old clients to help him get back on his feet at a new firm. Harvey is open to the idea but Jessica (Gina Torres) isn’t. She enforces the partnership agreement Louis signed, thereby eliminating any chance of Louis being hired by another New York firm. With no clients of his own, could this be the end for Louis?

Aug 21 2014

Syfy and Alcon TV Announce Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait Will Star In THE EXPANSE

Steven Strait (Magic City) and Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam, House of Sand and Fog) will star in The Expanse, the new 10-episode space opera based on the international best-selling book series, premiering on Syfy in 2015.

Aug 20 2014

Tony Shalhoub Joins Nurse Jackie’s Seventh Season

The announcement today that Tony Shalhoub is joining Nurse Jackie not only has me thrilled to see Shalhoub return to TV, but is a welcome addition to the cast.

Aug 20 2014

American Horror Story: Freak Show Premieres October 8

FX has set the premiere date for the fourth installment of its critically acclaimed anthology series American Horror Story: Freak Show for Wednesday, October 8 at 10 PM ET/PT. American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952.

Aug 20 2014

Sons of Anarchy Cast Lends Their Support for 4th Annual Boot Ride and Rally

It’s one of the hottest tickets to score and it’s going on sale this Friday, August 22nd on www.BootRide.com. The 4th Annual Boot Ride and Rally presented by Low T Center & HerKare is Sunday, November 2, 2014 in San Antonio, TX. This annual motorcycle ride and after party benefits the nonprofit, Boot Campaign, which is dedicated to cultivating awareness, promoting patriotism, and providing assistance to military, past and present, and their families. Kim Coates and Theo Rossi are among the Sons of Anarchy cast members riding in the 4th Annual Boot Ride.

Aug 20 2014

Showtime Gives Season Three Renewals to Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex

Looking for a fixer? Need some pointers in the bedroom? Well, Showtime has you covered on both fronts. Showtime announced today season three renewals for both Ray Donovan and Masters of Sex.

Aug 19 2014

Tyrant – “Gaslight” Retrospective. The Seeds of Doubt.

As Tyrant’s penultimate episode, “Gaslight” does a wonderful job of setting up next week’s finale. Kudos to Chris Levinson for the story he tells in this episode, which is not only beautifully written but acted. Everyone, from Barry to Yussef to Ziad, in particular, elevates their acting as they all strive to make Jamal believe Tariq is trying to oust him from power. With Molly’s last words to Barry, one can only assume he will think hard about his past and future decisions.

Aug 19 2014

THE STRAIN Renewed For Second Season

FX has ordered a 13-episode second season of its newest hit drama series The Strain from Guillermo del Toro and Carlton Cuse, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions. Season 2 of The Strain is scheduled to debut in the summer of 2015.

Aug 19 2014

The Lottery –“Crystal City” Top Three Moments. Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing.

The Lottery is finally getting us to the point of the series. The who, what, where, when, and why is being explored. While not all of these things are being revealed right away, we can already guess most of the mysteries begin and end with one man.

Aug 19 2014

Witches of East End – “When a Mandragora Loves a Woman” Retrospective. How To Slay A Mandragora.

Witches of East End just gets better and better. Without a doubt, “When a Mandragora Loves a Woman” serves as one of the season’s best episodes, hitting a high point with the quality of its storytelling. The continuity is solid, and the emotional intensity from the entire cast of characters is spot on without skipping a beat.

Aug 18 2014

Falling Skies – “’Til Death Do Us Part” Top Three Moments. To the Moon, Alice!

Falling Skies continues along a familiar path – love conquers all. Whether it’s a father trying to save his children, a woman trying to save her man, or even being afraid to give in to love, “’Til Death Do Us Part” shows us that sometimes, love is all you need. Well, that and a way to get to the moon. A few guns wouldn’t hurt either.

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