TV Review: TRUE BLOOD – Season 6 – “Life Matters”

Anna Paquin in TRUE BLOOD - Season 6 - "Life Matters" | ©2013 HBO/John P. Johnson

Stars: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Alexander Skarsgard, Sam Trammell, Ryan Kwanten, Rutina Wesley, Chris Bauer, Nelsan Ellis, Joe Manganiello, Deborah Ann Woll, Michael McMillian, Kristin Bauer van Straten, Todd Lowe, Carrie Preston, Lauren Bowles, Rob Kazinsky, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Amelia Rose Blaire, Jamie Gray Hyder, Anna Camp, Keone Young Writer: Brian Buckner, series created by Alan Ball, based on Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse novels Director: Romeo Tirone Network: HBO, Sundays @ 9 PM Airdate: August 11, 2013 Why did TRUE BLOOD have to kill off Terry Bellefleur (Todd Lowe)? Probably because it was felt someone of long standing had to go, […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 7 – “The Prisoner in the Pipe”

David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel in BONES - Season 2 - "The Prisoner in The Pipe" | ©2012 Fox/Patrick McElhenney

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, T.J. Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Carla Gallo, Pruitt Taylor Vince Writer: Jonathan Collier, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Kate Woods Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: April 2, 2012 To get the big spoiler out of the way up front – and it can’t be that big a spoiler, given how pregnant Brennan (Emily Deschanel) was when we last saw her – Brennan and Booth (David Boreanaz) have their baby in the BONES episode “The Prisoner in the Pipe.” The […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE CAPE – SEASON ONE – “The Lich Pt. 1”

David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, Dorian Missick, Martin Klebba, Tom Noonan, Anil Kumar, Glenn Fitzgerald, Richard Schiff Writer: William Wheeler Director: Karen Gaviola Network: NBC, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 14, 2011 THE CAPE generally does a good job of maintaining a sense of comic book integrity, balancing the genre’s conventions without tipping over into things that don’t work. However, in “The Lich Pt. 1,” a cliffhanger that will resolve next week, the attempt to do Fifties-style horror falls short. The reason for this is that unless the viewer hasn’t checked […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE CAPE – Season 1 – “Goggles and Hicks”

David Lyons in THE CAPE - Season 1 | ©2011 NBC

Stars: David Lyons, Keith David, Summer Glau, James Frain, Jennifer Ferrin, Ryan Wynott, Vinnie Jones, Pruitt Taylor Vince, Chad Lindberg, Izabella Miko Writer: Craig Titley Director: Deran Serafian Network: NBC, Mondays @ 9 PM Airdate: February 7, 2011 THE CAPE usually has well-structured episodes that have multiple levels and good payoffs, but while “Goggles and Hicks” has a fine guest actor in Pruitt Taylor Vince – and a nicely scary turn from Chad Lindberg as his partner/brother – it feels a bit haphazard overall. A prologue shows us how adept hit men Goggles (Vince) and Hicks (Lindberg) are at their […]Read On »

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