Reviews from the Small Screen

Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.

Bates Motel: Nice Town You Picked, Norma

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Doctor Who: The Bells of Saint John

Rick Aragon @ Gallifrey Exile

  • Excerpt: Rather than being the ‘epic’ so often promised by showrunner/head writer Steven Moffat, The Bells of Saint John goes to his old bag of tricks, turning the Doctor almost literally into an organ grinder’s monkey.

Elementary: Deja Vu All Over Again

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Family Ties: The Sixth Season

Luke Bonanno @ DVDizzy.com

  • Excerpt: You can tell that “Family Ties” has begun its descent by its sixth season, but the show still holds up as an appealing family sitcom with worthwhile stories it still tells sharply.

Golden Boy: Role Models

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Golden Boy: Vicious Cycle

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Move Over “Girls” — Time for Cable TV’s Real Women

Kimberly Gadette @ Women’s eNews

  • Excerpt: There are the marvelously complex heroines of cable TV’s comedy/dramas . . . and then there’s Hannah Horvath.

Sherlock: A Study in Pink

Rick Aragon @ Rick’s Cafe Texan

Top of the Lake, Episode 5

Tony Dayoub @ Cinema Viewfinder

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