TV Review: GLEE – Season 4 – “Thanksgiving”

Dianna Agron, Mark Salling and Jacob Artist in GLEE - Season 4 - "Thanksgiving" | ©2012 Fox/Jordin Althaus

Stars: Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Lea Michele, Cory Monteith, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Chord Overstreet, Amber Riley, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Harry Shum Jr., Jenna Ushkowitz, Whoopi Goldberg, Kate Hudson Writer: Russel Friend & Garrett Lerner Director: Bradley Buecker Network: Fox, airs Thursdays Original Telecast: November 29, 2012 In a weird bit of scheduling, the latest episode of GLEE is called “Thanksgiving” and is airing a week after Thanksgiving. Huh? Couldn’t they have found a way to schedule the thing so it landed on Thanksgiving day? That said, “Thanksgiving” is actually another strong episode augmented by […]Read On »

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TV Review: SUPERNATURAL – Season 8 – “Hunteri Heroici”

Mike Farrell and Misha Collins in SUPERNATURAL - Season 8 - "Hunteri Heroici" | ©2012 The CW/Jack Rowand

Stars: Jared Padalecki, Jensen Ackles, Misha Collins, Mike Farrell, Liane Balaban, Amanda Tapping, Catherine Lough Haggquist, Greg Webb, Brian Markinson Writer: Andrew Dabb, series created by Eric Kripke Director: Paul Edwards Network: The CW, Wednesdays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 28, 2012 SUPERNATURAL has had its cartoonish moments before, but in “Hunteri Heroici,” it goes for the vibe deliberately and literally, with Acme anvils and Road Runner-style painted escape tunnels. This yields some worthy laughs, but not as many as we might expect. We also finally get an explanation for how it is that Sam (Jared Padalecki) is no […]Read On »

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TV Review: BONES – Season 8 – “The But in the Joke”

Emily Deschanel and David Boreanaz in BONES - Season 8 - "The But in the Joke" | ©2012 Fox/Ray Mickshaw

Stars: David Boreanaz, Emily Deschanel, Michaela Conlin, TJ Thyne, Tamara Taylor, John Francis Daley, Joel David Moore, Jay Paulson, Stephanie Lemelin, Adam Cagley, Eva Simone Fisher Writer: Keith Fogelsong, series created by Hart Hanson, based on the life and writings of Kathy Reichs Director: Ian Toynton Network: Fox, Mondays @ 8 PM Airdate: November 26, 2012 BONES is often deliberately comedic, but in “The But in the Joke,” the script by Keith Fogelsong gets ambitious and examines the nature of comedy. It starts with an agitprop street artist – think Banksy – who goes by Zed (Jay Paulson) attempting to […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “When the Dead Come Knocking”

Chandler Riggs, Andrew Lincoln and Scott Wilson in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "When the Dead Come Knocking" | ©2012 AMC/Blake Tyers

Stars: Andrew  Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Melissa Suzanne McBride, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple, Jose Pablo Cantillo, Vincent Ward, Peter Kulas, Alex Van Writer: Frank Renzulli Director: Dan Sackheim Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 25, 2012 In the seventh episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “When the Dead Come Knocking,” Michonne (Danai Gurira) meets Rick (Andrew Lincoln) and the gang, bringing them much-needed formula as well as dire news about the whereabouts of Glenn (Steven Yeun) and Maggie (Lauren Cohan). An expedition to Woodbury begins, […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Nobody’s Fault But Mine”

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Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Graham Rogers, Daniella Alonso Writer: Monica Breen Director: Fred Toye Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: Nov. 26, 2012 I read a tweet earlier this week from the creators of REVOLUTION about how the second half of the season is much better than the first. To that I say, thank God because it really needs the help. Not that “Nobody’s Fault But Mine” was all bad. In fact, compared to last week’s disaster of an episode and the previous few episodes that […]Read On »

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TV Review: ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 2 – “Into the Deep”

Sarah Bolger in ONCE UPON A TIME - Season 2 - Into the Deep" | ©2012 ABC/Jack Rowand

Stars: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Robert Carlyle, Lana Parrilla, Jared Gilmore, Josh Dallas, Emilie de Ravin, Meghan Ory Writer: Kalinda Vazquez and Daniel T. Thomsen Director: Ron Underwood Network: ABC, Sunday nights, 8 p.m. Original Telecast: November 25, 2012 There’s a point at the end of the “Into the Deep” episode of ONCE UPON A TIME where Snow White/Mary Margaret (Ginnifer Goodwin) and Charming/David (Josh Dallas) come together, but can’t really kiss or anything, and Snow complains that even as they will always find each other, they are constantly being torn apart. You know what? I’m down with Snow on that one. I am so getting tired of this stuck in […]Read On »

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TV Review: DEXTER – Season 7 – “Helter Skelter”

Yvonne Strahovski in DEXTER - Season 7 - "Helter Skelter" | ©2012 Showtime/Randy Tepper

Stars: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, Desmond Harrington, Lauren Velez, C.S. Lee, David Zayas, James Remar, Aimee Garcia, Ray Stevenson, Yvonne Strahovski, Geoff Pierson, Jason Gedrick, Katia Winter, Andrew Kirsanov Writer: Tim Schlattmann, series developed for television by James Manos Jr., based on the books by Jeff Lindsay Director: Steve Shill Network: Showtime, Sundays @ 9 PM Original Airdate: November 25, 2012 Remember when vengeful Ukrainian mobster Isaak Sirko (Ray Stevenson) told Dexter (Michael C. Hall) that under other circumstances, they could have been good friends? Well, welcome to those circumstances. In the best tradition of DEXTER, “Helter Skelter” surprises […]Read On »

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TV Review: AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM – Season 2 – “I Am Anne Frank – Part 2”

Lily Rabe in AMERICAN HORROR STORY - Season 2 -"I Am Anne Frank Pt. 2" | ©2012 FX/Byron Cohen

Stars: Zachary Quinto, Joseph Fiennes, Sarah Paulson, Lily Rabe, Evan Peters, Lizzie Brochere, James Cromwell, Jessica Lange, Chloe Sevigny, Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan Tatum, Clea DuVall Writer: Brad Falchuk, series created by Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk Director: Alfonso Gomez-Rejon  Network: FX, Wednesdays @ 10 PM Original Airdate: November 14, 2012 With “I Am Anne Frank: Part 2” some new layers are introduced to AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM and some things that I debated about in my last review have come to be truth. Last episode ended with Anne Frank (Franka Potente) training a gun on Dr. Arden (James Cromwell) […]Read On »

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DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS Season 15 Recap: Melissa Rycroft gets a perfect score

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani in DANCING WITH THE STARS: ALL-STARS - Season 15 | ©2012 ABC/Craig Sjodin

Stars:  Kelly Monaco, Melissa Rycroft, Shawn Johnson Network: ABC, airs Mondays, Tuesdays Original Telecast: November 26th, 2012 The girls rocked the house tonight on DANCING WITH THE STARS: All Stars – Season 15! This is it…the coveted, if not the most coveted, trophy ever on DWTS will be awarded tomorrow night to either Melissa Rycroft & Tony Dovolani, Kelly Monaco & Val Chmerkovskiy or Shawn Johnson & Derek Hough. The All-Star trophy gives bragging rights to not just everyone who competed on this season but everyone who has EVER competed on the show. Fifteen seasons worth of competitors all comes […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE WALKING DEAD – Season 3 – “Hounded”

Norman Reedus and Melissa Suzanne McBride in THE WALKING DEAD - Season 3 - "Hounded" | ©2012 AMC/Blake Tyers

Stars: Andrew Lincoln, David Morrissey, Laurie Holden, Norman Reedus, Steven Yeun, Lauren Cohan, Chandler Riggs, Danai Gurira, Michael Rooker, Scott Wilson, Emily Kinney, Dallas Roberts, Lew Temple  Writer: Scott M. Gimple Director: Dan Attias Network: AMC, airs Sunday nights  Original Telecast: November 18, 2012 In the sixth episode of THE WALKING DEAD Season 3, “Hounded,” Michonne (Danai Gurira) begins a one-woman war on Woodbury while Andrea (Laurie Holden) wants to become a contributor to the community. But she soon finds that although she condemned the Governor’s (David Morrissey) brand of entertainment, bloodlust may be something she shares in common with the fighters in the arena. […]Read On »

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