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Archive | April, 2014

Person of Interest “Beta” Review (3×21)

30 Apr

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I’d like you to avoid violence if at all possible, but if they harm Grace in any way, kill them all.”

No other line sums up the character of Harold Finch better than this one does. He’s not a man of violence, but he’s capable of love, of feeling so strongly about someone that he’d truly desire to enact revenge. For, he’s now facing the inevitable consequences of his actions, and he’s willing to place himself at risk.

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Mad Men “Field Trip” Review (7×03)

28 Apr

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“Okay.”

Don Draper is paying for his actions. He’s suffering. He’s humiliated. Yet, at the same time, he’s not. “Field Trip” is a moving, compelling episode of television that effortlessly transitions into a new power situation, and it’s yet another installment in a final season that’s shaping up to be brilliant.

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Orphan Black “Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion” Review (2×02)

27 Apr

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Trust is hard to come by in this Orphan Black universe, and misplaced trust is ubiquitous. That idea extends into tonight’s “Governed By Sound Reason and True Religion”, an exciting episode that–although it tones the proceedings down a bit following the premiere–is still very enjoyable to watch unfold.

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Hannibal “Shiizakana” Review (2×09)

26 Apr

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“Adapt. Evolve. Become.”

As we watch Hannibal Lecter’s and Will Graham’s relationship develop, the question becomes: Who has the upper hand? Is it Hannibal, fostering the killer inside what he views as his mentee, or is it Will, luring Dr. Lecter into a false sense of security before he tears him apart?

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The Americans “Martial Eagle” Review (2×09)

24 Apr

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“There is grace and forgiveness for you.”

“Do you believe that?”

“I do.”

Hiding is an essential aspect of being a spy, but sometimes, we can only hide for so long. In “Martial Eagle”, arguably the best episode this series has ever produced, our spies continue to become undone, with Philip Jennings, in particular, affected the most.

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Fargo “The Rooster Prince” Review (1×02)

23 Apr

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“The Rooster Prince” maneuvers its characters around a chessboard, shading in certain nuances and expanding on new characters as we start to get a sense of Noah Hawley’s vision for the series. It’s a slower episode, but it’s certainly just as compelling and entertaining as it was last week.

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Opinion: On the “Game of Thrones” Rape Scene and Ensuing Controversy

22 Apr

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Over the past two days, I’ve witnessed thousands of angry comments and even angrier responses across the Internet, with people taking sides and expressing outrage over a scene that occurred in Sunday’s Game of Thrones episode, in which Jaime Lannister forces himself on Cersei. It’s been an ugly several days online, and after some thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that my problem with this whole fiasco is not so much the scene itself as much as it is the ensuing controversy. Continue reading

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