Here’s what we’ve been watching on television.
Arrow: Season 1
- 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
- Excerpt: Ocean View is still another brilliant episode in a fascinating series which keeps building to something big.
Bates Motel: Trust Me
- Excerpt: Trust Me has so much in it that even having Norman Bates deflowered (by the prettiest girl in school no less) isn’t the weirdest thing in the episode.
- Excerpt: If last week’s episode was a slow and steady build to a furious climax, this week’s confounded that expectation by coming to its emotional and visceral head before the penultimate act break.
- Excerpt: Before the show’s ending leaves a gaping hole in our hearts forever, we look back at what made the show so unforgettable to watch and what we will miss the most about it.
- Excerpt: Little on Braugher’s résumé would indicate a hidden comic genius. But as Captain Holt on the new Andy Samberg cop sitcom Brooklyn Nine-Nine, he proves what countless dramatic actors have discovered before him: that the key to being funny is to play it absolutely straight.
Doctor Who: Classic Season Seven Vs. Revived Season Seven
- Excerpt: Classic Doctor Who Season Seven averaged a score of 9.75 per story. NuWho averaged a score of 2.8. Why?
Doctor Who: Terror of the Autons
- Excerpt: The debut story for both one of the Great Doctor Who villain and Who Companion makes this a legendary story.
Doctor Who: The Idiot’s Lantern
- Excerpt: The Idiot’s Lantern is a fast-moving, well-crafted story brought down only by stabs at kitchen-sink drama.
Golden Boy: McKenzie on Fire
- Excerpt: What I liked about McKenzie on Fire was Bonnie Sumerville’s McKenzie. Everything else I found weak and a little clichéd.
Golden Boy: Scapegoat
- Excerpt: Scapegoat has some solid acting and those twists and turns corruption cases hinge on, and on the whole is a welcome return to form for the struggling (and eventually dead) series.
Mortal Kombat: Legacy – Season 2
- Excerpt: Mortal Kombat: Legacy is a fun and proficient way to explore the franchise world and its unique kombatants.
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