TV Review: ARROW – Season 1 – “Unfinished Business”

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Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Manu Bennett Writer:   Bryan Q. Miller & Lindsey Allen Director: Michael Offer Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: April 3, 2013 This week’s episode of ARROW doesn’t bludgeon us with unrelenting bleakness the way last week’s did.  In fact, “Unfinished Business” is a fairly slight episode overall, and most of it doesn’t leave much of an impression.  But one thing it did do quite well is continue the difficult conversation it began earlier about the appropriate […]Read On »

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TV Review: VIKINGS – Season One – “Burial of the Dead”

Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) takes over as Earl in VIKINGS "Burial of the Dead" | (c) 2013 History/Jonathan Hession

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden Writer: Michael Hirst Director: Ciaran Donnelly Network: Airs on History, Sundays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 7, 2013 “Burial of the Dead” was the episode that has been building since the very first episode of the season on VIKINGS. It was the final confrontation between Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and the leader of their Nordic tribe Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne) and the culmination of nearly everything we have seen on the show up until this point. Given the brutality of “Raid” from last week […]Read On »

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TV Review: VIKINGS – Season One – “Raid”

The Earl (Gabriel Byrne) in VIKINGS "Raid" | (c) 2013 History/Jonathan Hession

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden Writer: Michael Hirst Director: Ciaran Donnelly Network: Airs on History, Sundays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: March 31, 2013 This was an exceptionally brutal episode of VIKINGS. And when I say that it is actually saying something considering every episode of this show on History has been very brutal. But “Raid” was by all means the fall of the Lothbroks at the hands of the ruthless Earl Haraldson (Gabriel Byrne). Haraldson has pretty much been dead set on eliminating made a move to eliminate Ragnar […]Read On »

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TV Review: REVOLUTION – Season 1 – “Ghost”

Miles (Billy Burke) fights militia in REVOLUTION "Ghost" | (c) 2013 NBC/Brownie Harris

Cast: Billy Burke, Tracy Spirdakos, Giancarlo Esposito, Zak Orth, David Lyons, Tim Guinee, Elizabeth Mitchell, Graham Rogers, Daniella Alonso Writer: David Rambo, Melissa Glenn Director: Miguel Sapochnik Network: NBC, airs Mondays @ 10 p.m. Original Telecast: April 1, 2013 So REVOLUTION pulled April Fool’s a week early last week. The entire first half of the season was dedicated to finding Charlie’s (Tracy Spirdakos) captured brother, Danny (Graham Rogers), only to kill him off in the opening episode of the second half of the season. Eliminating the entire purpose of the show up until this point. April Fool’s! Sorry fans it […]Read On »

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ARROW Review – Season 1 – “The Huntress Returns”

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Stars:  Stephen Amell, Katie Cassidy, Paul Blackthorne, Colin Donnell, Susanna Thompson, Colin Salmon, Willa Holland, David Ramsey, Emily Bett Rickards, John Barrowman, Manu Bennett, Janina Gavankar Writer:  Jake Coburn & Lana Cho Director: Guy Bee Network: The CW, airs Wednesday Nights Original Telecast: March 21, 2013 ARROW takes a break from its major storyline involving the list of Starling City’s criminals this week and instead spends an episode focusing on the love life of Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell).  Fortunately, the story of Oliver’s love life also involves crossbow murders and motorcycle chases, so “The Huntress Returns” doesn’t represent much of […]Read On »

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TV Review: VIKINGS – Season 1 – “Trial”

Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) awaits judgement in VIKINGS "Trial" | (c) 2013 Jonathan Hession/History

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden Writer: Michael Hirst Director: Ciaran Donnelly Network: Airs on History, Sundays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: March 24, 2013 Building on the theme that was established in the first raid out west in VIKINGS, “Trial” showed that these bearded band of bad asses are definitely not good people. Picking up after the previous episodes were Ragnar Lothbrok (Travis Fimmel) and his Viking sailors made land once again on England and dispatched the local sheriff and soldiers. They pressed on to the neighboring village and Ragnar, […]Read On »

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TV Review: VIKINGS – Season 1 – “Dispossessed”

Priest Athelstan (George Blagden) visits Ragnar's home in VIKINGS "Dispossessed" | (c) Jonathan Hession/History

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig, George Blagden Writer: Michael Hirst Director: Johan Renick Network: Airs on History, Sundays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: March 17, 2013 Hey it isn’t so bad to be a slave among the VIKINGS. Not only are you treated fairly well in terms of getting a house over your head and a warm cot, but as was shown in “Dispossessed” you get the opportunity to share the wife of the man who owns you. And when you are talking about the lovely Lagertha (Katheryn Winnick) that’s a pretty […]Read On »

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TV Review: VIKINGS – SEASON 1 – “Wrath of the Northmen”

Ragnar (Travis Fimmel) and his raiders prep for battle in VIKINGS "Wrath of the Northment" | (c) 2013 Jonathan Hession/History

Cast: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig Writer: Michael Hirst Director: Johan Renick Network: Airs on History, Sundays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: March 10, 2013 The theme of this week’s VIKINGS’ episode “Wrath of the Northmen” really should have been called “Wrath of the Northwomen” because you do not want to f*** with these Nord chicks. From the Earl’s wife Siggy (Jessalyn Gilsig) beating the crap out of an unworthy snitch that hoped to get a little more out of the Earl than just gratitude (he ends up getting shanked near a pile […]Read On »

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TV Review: VIKINGS – SEASON 1 – “Rites of Passage” – Series Premiere

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Cast: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Katheryn Winnick, Gabriel Byrne, Gustaf Skarsgard, Jessalyn Gilsig Writer: Michael Hirst Director: Johan Renick Network: Airs on History, Sundays at 10 p.m. Original Telecast: March 3, 2013 History (don’t call it the History Channel) has been slowly moving to become the next great cable channel to popularize itself with original programming following in the successful footsteps of FX, AMC, TNT and others – obviously which began with pay-TV network HBO. Proving that just having movies and documentaries are just not enough these days and the more successful original programming is what is drawing viewer interest. […]Read On »

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TV Review: THE FOLLOWING – Season 1 – “Let Me Go”

Emma (Valorie Curry) protects Joey (Kyle Catlett) in "Let Me Go" on THE FOLLOWING | (c) 2013 Fox

Stars: Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, Natalie Zea, Shawn Ashmore, Annie Parisse, Billy Brown, Valorie Curry Writers: Seamus Kevin Fahey Director: Nick Gomez Network: Airs on Fox, Mondays @ 9 p.m. Original Telecast: March 4, 2013 Now that THE FOLLOWING has been picked up for a Season 2 probably what they had in store for the finale of the show may be changing. Then again, maybe they were confident enough to leave it open from the get-go. I just hope they re-examine in Season 2 how to treat members of the criminal justice brotherhood going forward because someone on the show […]Read On »

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