TV Review: BONES – Season 11 – “The Senator in the Street Sweeper”

David Boreanaz in the "The Senator in the Street Sweeper" episode of BONES | © 2015 Patrick McElhenney/FOX

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Boyd, Patricia Belcher, Laura Spencer, Brenda Strong, Nicholas Gonzalez, Ali Hillin Writer: Emily Silver, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Steve Robin Network: Fox Network, Thursdays @ 8 PM Airdate: November 5, 2015 Some TV shows deal with politics brilliantly. Others don’t. Then there are those that don’t want to, and fair enough. BONES does episodes built around issues often enough that it need offer no apologies for not wanting to get into party politics. Its Season 11 episode […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Vessel”

Ichabod (Tom Mison) tries on modern day clothes on SLEEPY HOLLOW "Vessel" | © 2014 Brownie Harris/FOX

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicholas Gonzalez, Jill Marie Jones, Amandla Stenberg, David Fonteno, Nydia McFadden, Clancy Brown Writer: Melissa Blake, story by Mark Goffman & David McMillan, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Romeo Tirone Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: January 13, 2013 THE EXORCIST, which celebrates its fortieth anniversary this year, has become a very tough film to reference respectfully. After all, what was utterly terrifying in its first release has been so thoroughly parodied (and elsewhere so poorly ripped […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Midnight Ride”

Tom Mison in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "The Midnight Ride" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

The Headless Horseman in SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Midnight Ride” | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, John Cho, Nicholas Gonzalez Writer: Heather V. Ragnier, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Doug Aarniokoski Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 11, 2013 Orlando Jones has been on hand as SLEEPY HOLLOW’s police captain Frank Irving from the start, but since the pilot, he’s been given little to do. This changes with “The Midnight Ride,” which sees Irving go from deadpan […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “John Doe”

Katia Winters, Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie and Orlando Jones in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 | ©2013 Fox/Michael Lavine

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Nicholas Gonzalez, Charles Malik Whitfield, Matthew Lintz Writer: Melissa Blake, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Ernest Dickerson Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 14, 2013 One of the genuine charms of SLEEPY HOLLOW as a series is that the episodes are unafraid to cram in whatever may work, and accelerates past the potentially dull stuff by having characters facilitate whatever needs to be done. However, in “John Doe,” the show overdoes this a bit. When Abbie (Nicole Beharie) […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “The Lesser Key of Solomon”

Tom Mison in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "The Lesser Key of Solomon" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicholas Gonzalez, Carsten Norgaard Writer: Damian Kindler, story by Phillip Iscove, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: Paul Edwards Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: October 7, 2013 SLEEPY HOLLOW adds creative historical footnotes to its already impressive list of assets. In “The Lesser Key of Solomon,” we learn that Ichabod Crane (Tom Mison) orchestrated the Boston Tea Party in order to steal a mystical item (see the episode title) from the Hessians. The Horseman was/is one of […]Read On »

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TV Review: SLEEPY HOLLOW – Season 1 – “For the Triumph of Evil”

Nicole Beharie in SLEEPY HOLLOW - Season 1 - "For The Triumph of Evil" | ©2013 Fox/Brownie Harris

Stars: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones, Katia Winter, Lyndie Greenwood, Nicholas Gonzalez, Marti Matulis, Matt Medrano, Michael Teh Writer: Jose Molina, story by Phillip Iscove, series created by Phillip Iscove & Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci & Len Wiseman Director: John F. Showalter Network: Fox, Mondays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: September 30, 2013 Fox’s SLEEPY HOLLOW, three episodes in, looks like a winner. The show’s tone is somewhere between THE X-FILES and SUPERNATURAL, even evoking the joy of the original classic NIGHT STALKER. The characters have a proper sense of dread and respect for procedure, but they’re perfectly […]Read On »

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