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TV Review: DEXTER – SEASON 5 – ‘Hello, Bandit’

C.S. Lee in DEXTER - Season 5 - "Hello, Bandit" | ©2010 Showtime/Randy Tepper

The DEXTER episode “Hello, Bandit” has a lot in common with Dexter (Michael C. Hall) – now that both have gotten past the shock of Rita’s death and figured out the direction they’re taking, they’re both slowly getting back to normal. This is understandable, but there’s a certain amount of clean-up and waiting for things to return to normal that’s more realistic than it is engaging.

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TV Review: FRINGE – SEASON 3 – “The Box”

Joshua Jackson and Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season Three - "The Box" | ©2010 Fox/Michael Courtney

When Walter (John Noble) learns that if you can’t hear the sound there’s no way for you to be killed, Peter takes it upon himself to defuse the device when Thomas Newton (the guy from Season Two that had his head frozen, thawed then reattached and helped Dark Walter cross over to take Peter back to the alternate universe) places it in a subway for any unfortunate bystander to unleash.

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Preview: DEXTER will focus on “Atonement” for Season Five

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 5 - "My Bad" | ©2010 Showtime

What to expect from DEXTER‘s fifth season? How about “atonement,” which is the theme this year  according to executive producer John Goldwyn who says that Dexter (Michael C. Hall) feels that he was involved in some way and feels culpability in Rita’s death. “This scene is of atonement and illuminated and dramatized over the course of the year,” says Goldwyn. Executive producer Sara Colleton adds “the form Dexter takes to achieve atonement, is not in a form that is conventional in any means.” The Showtime series, which airs Sunday nights, will also have “tattoos” playing  an integral part of the […]Read On »

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TV Review: HOUSE – Season 7 – “Selfish”

Hugh Laurie in HOUSE - Season 7 | ©2010 Fox

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde, Peter Jacobson Writer: Eli Attie Director: Daniel Attias Network: Fox, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: September 27, 2010 Did we get our first real HOUSE episode of the season? Not to knock the season premiere, “Now What?” (which was good but hardly resembled a HOUSE episode), but “Selfish” showed us that Huddy and HOUSE can coexist and in fact make for some darn good television. To be honest, that was what was on the line this week: whether HOUSE can truly pull this off or if, […]Read On »

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TV Review: FRINGE – Season 3 – “Olivia” – Season Premiere

Anna Torv in FRINGE - Season Three - 'Olivia' | ©2010 Fox/Liane Hentscher

At the end of the second season, the Fringe team had crossed over to the other side in order to not only rescue Peter (Joshua Jackson) who they believed had been kidnapped but to learn what the alternate universe was doing in terms of the war brewing between them and our world.

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TV Review: HOUSE – Season 7 – “Now What?” – Season Premiere

Lisa Edelstein and Hugh Laurie in HOUSE - Season 7 - "Now What?" | ©2010 Fox /Adam Taylor

Stars: Hugh Laurie, Lisa Edelstein, Robert Sean Leonard, Omar Epps, Jesse Spencer, Olivia Wilde, Peter Jacobson Writer: Doris Egan Director: Greg Yaitanes Network: Fox, airs Monday nights Original Telecast: September 20, 2010 Well, it was real. Huddy (House + Cuddy for you folks out there not in the know) is happening, and to be honest, I’m not sure how I feel about that as HOUSE enters its seventh season. I suppose it would have been utterly ridiculous to have House (Hugh Laurie) and Cuddy’s (Lisa Edelstein) encounter be another hallucination or a dream or any other DALLAS type ending. At […]Read On »

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Movie Review: LET ME IN

LET ME IN teaser poster | ©2010 Overture Films

Rating: R Stars: Kodi Smit-McPhee, Chloe Grace Moretz, Richard Jenkins, Elias Koteas Writer: Matt Reeves, based on the screenplay and novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist Director: Matt Reeves Distributor: Overture Films Release Date: October 1st, 2010 Director/screenwriter Matt Reeves is fairly faithful to the story, characters and even environment in LET ME IN, his English-language version of the 2008 Swedish horror film LET THE RIGHT ONE IN. Seeing the original, it was very hard to imagine the movie being made in the U.S., and filmmaker Reeves has tilted one element of the story to make it creepier and ever so […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – SEASON 5 – ‘My Bad’ – Season Premiere

Michael C. Hall in DEXTER - Season 5 - "My Bad" | ©2010 Showtime

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Lauren Velez, Desmond Harrington, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar Writer: Chip Johannessen Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Telecast: September 26, 2010 Sometimes when a show does an episode that veers from the basics of that particular series, the audience has to exhale a collective deep, patient breath and wait for the show runners to get whatever it is out of their systems. Then again, sometimes there’s an episode like DEXTER’s fifth-season premiere, “My Bad,” that has no mystery running through it, yet is a stunningly effective hour of […]Read On »

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TV Review: GLEE – SEASON TWO – “Britney/Brittany”

Britney Spears and Heather Morris in GLEE - Season 2 - "Britney/Brittany" | ©2010 Fox/Adam Rose

Consider this the Madonna episode without the really cool music. GLEE tackles Britney Spears, but what’s immediately evident is her imprint on pop culture is more about fashion and style, rather than substance. It’s a debate raged in this episode “Britney/Brittany.” Mr. Schuester (Matthew Morrison) hates Spears and what she stands for, as do other students, but some of them want to express their inner Britney.

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TV Review: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES – Season 2 – “Bad Moon Rising”

Candie Accola in THE VAMPIRE DIARIES - Season 2 - "Bad Moon Rising" | © 2010 The CW Network/Bob Mahoney

“Hey, I’m so sorry about the whole trying to kill your brother thing. Do you think we can still be friends?” Yes, it was pretty silly of Damon (Ian Somerhalder) to think he could possibly win back Elena’s affection. On the flip side, it was pretty mature of Caroline (Candice Accola) to break up with Matt (Zach Roerig) to protect him no matter how much it pains her. But let’s hear for the werewolves and their ability to kill a vampire with a single bite. This is all just more proof that season two of THE VAMPIRE DIARIES is going to be a very different from season one.

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