Reviews from the Small Screen (Dec. 3, 2013)

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. An Adventure in Space and Time MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: Mark Gatiss treats the legends of Doctor Who’s creation as only a longtime fan can, in a lovely tribute full of the exasperated acceptance that rose-tinted hindsight brings. Ben Kendrick @ Screen Rant Excerpt: An engaging docudrama for ‘Doctor Who’ fans and non-fans alike. Doctor Who: “The Day of the Doctor” Edwin Davies @ A Mighty Fine Blog Excerpt: Considering that the special is billed as a spectacular commemoration of the series, it is interesting just how prepared Moffat et al. are […]

Reviews from the Small Screen (Nov. 26, 2013)

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Dexter: The Final Season Sean Axmaker @ Cinephiled Excerpt: Showtime’s black-humored series about a serial killer with a code (he only kills killers) was never as nuanced as Breaking Bad, as flamboyant as True Blood, or developed as dark and elaborate a mythology as such network shows as Hannibal or The Following, but for eight seasons it did what it did just fine. Doctor Who: Series 1-7 Limited Edition Gift Set Sean Axmaker @ Cinephiled Excerpt: [Russell T.] Davies created a colorful, stylish show filled with humor and action, with more self-contained episodes […]

Reviews from the Small Screen (Nov. 19, 2013)

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Is Arrow the best superhero show ever? Joseph Proimakis @ Popaganda.gr [Greek] Excerpt: One of the less talked-about TV shows on American TV, is easily one of its best right now Reality Check Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies Excerpt: The ubiquitous realm of reality television has entertained audiences worldwide.

Reviews from the Small Screen (Nov. 5, 2013)

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Anno 1790 MaryAnn Johanson @ FlickFilosopher.com Excerpt: So awesome that I almost can’t bear it. And so relevant to today: Are the battles between rich and poor, science and superstition, freedom and repression actually endless?

Reviews from the Small Screen, Oct. 29, 2013

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Recordando “Terra Nova” Nuno Reis @ SciFiWorld Portugal [Portuguese] Untold History of the United States M. Enois Duarte @ High-Def Digest.com

Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. The Hollow Crown: The Complete Series Nick Hartel @ DVD Talk Excerpt: Wholly entertaining in every way, “The Hollow Crown” is on the short list for must-see releases for 2013; it is the rare adaptation of Shakespeare that bridges the gap between the learned aficionado and the curious novice.

Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Behind the Candelabra Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Breaking Bad- Finale Jason Bailey @ Flavorwire Excerpt: To go out properly, the final Breaking Bad would have to equal those moments. Breaking Bad went out properly. Burning Bush Jose Solis @ StageBuddy Elementary: Step Nine Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Gideon’s Army Bev Questad @ It’s Just Movies Excerpt: Two young public defenders reveal the secret hell in our criminal justice system. Glee – Season 4 Nuno Reis @ Antestreia [Portuguese] Excerpt: O problema desta série é que haverá sempre uma música […]

Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Sam Turner @ Film Intel Excerpt: Convincing Robert Downey Jr to do his shtick on TV would perhaps prove difficult but if HTC managed it, maybe Marvel can too. Da Vinci’s Demons: The Complete First Season Nick Hartel @ DVD Talk Excerpt: An entertaining, but intellectually light piece of pseudo-history. Magic City (Season 2, 2013) Dragan Antulov @ Draxblog Film Reviews Excerpt: This could be explained with apparent loss of creative energy by showrunner Mitch Glazer. In first season he used fascinating setting and fascinating character; in second season he […]

Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Arrow: Season 1 James Plath @ Family Home Theater Excerpt: If your family consists of parents and a teenage boy and you’re looking to bond, Arrow can be a good alternative to video games. Bates Motel: Ocean View Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: Ocean View is still another brilliant episode in a fascinating series which keeps building to something big. Bates Motel: Trust Me Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan Excerpt: Trust Me has so much in it that even having Norman Bates deflowered (by the prettiest girl in school no […]

Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television. Bates Motel: Season One Patrick Bromley @ DVD Verdict Behind the Candelabra Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com Excerpt: One suspects and hopes that Behind the Candelabra is not the last we’ve seen of Steven Soderbergh the director. This HBO movie is a decent outlet for his talents and proves to be a relatively compelling and entertaining look at Liberace’s messy, secret off-stage excesses. For Mature Audiences Only (Part 1) Frank Ochieng @ Yahoo! Voices Movies Excerpt: In “For Mature Audiences Only”, let’s take a look at some of the more mature characterizations that had […]