Archive | March, 2014

How I Met Your Mother “The End of the Aisle” Review (9×22)

24 Mar


“Love doesn’t make sense! I mean, you can’t logic your way into or out of it. Love is totally nonsensical! But we have to keep doing it, or else..we’re lost, and love is dead and humanity should just pack it in. Because love is the best thing we do..Look, I know that sounds cheesy, but it’s just true. You love Barney, and he loves you.. and that doesn’t have to make sense, to make sense.”


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Girls “Two Plane Rides” Review (3×12)

24 Mar


Change is a scary thing, isn’t it?

Girls features characters who consistently fall back into old patterns, looking for a direction, a goal or sense of self-worth to grasp onto. Yet, what happens when those old patterns are broken, when we run into obstacles that, only weeks before, were facilitators?

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Shameless “Liver, I Hardly Know Her” Review (4×10)

23 Mar


“I don’t want to be another Frank or Monica.”

The one thing that might help prevent this from happening is Fiona’s support system: her family. As much as this mistake’s cost her much of the goodwill she’s built up over the years, people like Debbie, Carl, and Lip will always be there for her, much like she was there for them for so many years.

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Friday Night Lights Season 2 Review

23 Mar


Season 2 of Friday Night Lights begins with a fractured family, with Coach Taylor at TMU and with Mrs. Coach and Julie remaining in Dillon. In a way, this is reflective of the entire show this season: the pieces of the puzzle are present, but they never quite fit into place, never gelling in the way that the brilliant first season does. There’s a hell of a lot of potential, but much of it is squandered in favor of melodrama or storylines that have no place in this show.

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Hannibal “Takiawase” Review (2×04)

22 Mar


Hannibal is full of death, but the way the show handles it is so artful.

The various crime scenes dreamed up by the writers showcase a wide variety of imaginative, unique, and truly unsettling imagery, and that’s no different with the bee (BEES?! Sorry, I had to make that reference) corpse this week. However, what I want to expand upon is the idea of death from a psychological and emotional perspective.

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Community “Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” Review (5×10)

20 Mar


“Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” was one of the all-time greatest Community episodes, showcasing the best the show had to offer and beautifully summing up what Community is about;  there’s just no use trying to rehash greatest hits, and thankfully, “Advanced Advanced Dungeons and Dragons” is able to maintain a sense of uniqueness as it delivers a flawed, yet entertaining, 21 minutes.

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The Americans “A Little Night Music” Review (2×04)

19 Mar


When you play a part, it’s only natural that you relate to it and get caught up in the words and the actions and the beliefs, perhaps actually taking on some of those traits you’ve been asked to act out. Oftentimes, the person you play is merely an extension of yourself, the other side to a curtain you attempt to open and shut.

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Person of Interest “/” (“Root Path”) Review (3×17)

19 Mar


What an incredible hour of television.

It’s always great to see Root back in the picture, doing what she does best. However, this episode takes the character and improves on it, adding layers and revealing truths and exploring further. By episode’s end, we’re presented with a fully fleshed out, incredibly compelling character who I only want to see more of.

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Justified “Weight” Review (5×10)

19 Mar


Harlan’s never really contained a hierarchy of criminals so much as a jumbled mess of ’em.

Sure, you have the smart, calculating Boyd Crowders and the not-so-smart, not-so-calculating Dewey Crowes of the world, but in this type of environment, who’s to say who wins? Unpredictability is dangerous, and it’s questionable whether someone like Boyd Crowder is any better off than Dewey Crowe when it comes to handling rapid-fire decisions and outpourings of emotion.

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The Walking Dead “The Grove” Review (4×14)

17 Mar

ty11Well, that was brutal, wasn’t it?

After a series of meandering episodes ranging from average to bad, The Walking Dead delivers a gut punch with “The Grove”, an emotionally resonant hour of television with some truly unsettling moments.

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