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Person of Interest S3Ep9 ‘The Crossing’ Review!

This week’s episode of Person of Interest continues immediately were ‘Endgame’ from the last week stopped. ‘The Crossing’ is the second episode in a trilogy that is intended to act as a reboot for the series. Person of Interest developed some problems during its second season when characters left the show in rapid succession requiring quick alteration to the storyline. Combined with the ending of the powerful character arcs for Mr. Reese (Jim Caviezel), Finch and Fusco the show has run on fumes. Season 3 saw the introduction of Sarah Shahi as Shaw to act as a counter balance to Mr....

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Almost Human S1Ep2 ‘Skin’ Review!

Yesterday’s pilot of Almost Human was very polished though it did shy away from taking too much risk. The banter between Michael Ealy as Dorian and Karl Urban as John Kennex is clearly the biggest attraction to the show. The only possible problem I foresee is writer fatigue and the need to find increasingly outrageous dialogue between the two. Which kind off killed House for me. After yesterday’s episode I expected the special effects for the show to decrease in quality but the opposite is in fact true. The opening shot of the episodes neatly shows in spectacular fashion the ends to...

Almost Human - Karl Urban as John Kennex

Almost Human S1Ep1 ‘Pilot’ Review!

Bad Robot Productions Almost Human is an unexpected treat, the first hints of a new Sci-fi show from Bad Robot Productions came last year. The news kind-of got buried by ‘Agents of SHIELD’ and this summer’s Hollywood blockbusters. It wasn’t until this spring that it looked as though ‘Almost Human’  created by J.H Wyman (Fringe) could be something big and a game changer. Bad Robot Productions has a good reputation with hit shows such as Lost and Person of Interest. Other shows such as Alias and Fringe were also very good but were cut short due to falling ratings. BRD...

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Revolution S2Ep8 ‘Come Blow Your Horn’ Review!

I am sorry that I didn’t review last weeks episode of Revolution, but all you need to know is that Monroe lived through his death sentence. Almost immediately the series switched gears and showed more of how the US government, or Patriots, work behind the scene. The patriots are season two’s latest antagonists and I guess we will have to forgive the show creators of not explaining just they became to powerful so quickly. I mean, where are the remnant armies of Georgia and the Monroe Republic? Anyway, this weeks episode is called ‘Come Blow Your Horn’ and contrary to...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. S1Ep7 ‘The Hub’ Review!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is back with the episode ‘The Hub’. I must say that the shows hype is starting to diminish just when its quality is picking up. The previous two episode were just fantastic as two high quality standalone stories. However, fans were left irritated with the lack of knowledge about the wider universe of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. This episode corrects some of that by introducing the Hub, which is essentially S.H.I.E.L.D. headquarters. In ‘The Hub’ Fitz and Ward are forced to team up for a solo mission behind enemy lines in the Caucasus as they need to disarm one of...

Detective Carter (Taraji P. Henson) trying to assassinate Alonzo Quinn with sniper rifle - Endgame - Person of Interest

Person of Interest S3Ep8 ‘Endgame’ Review!

This weeks episode ‘Endgame’ pushes Person of Interest into a higher gear as the deaths of Laskey and in particular of Cal Beecher from the previous season set events in motion that threaten the lives of Carter, Fusco and even Mr. Reese. Endgame is the first of three episodes that deals with the HR vs. Russian Mob feud but more importantly with HR vs. The Man In The Suit (AKA Mr. Reese). In the previous episode review I complained about Fusco’s small role since season 2. I even hinted that other characters such as Mr. Reese and even Finch seemed to...

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Sleepy Hollow S1Ep7 ‘The Midnight Ride’ review!

Last weeks episode of Sleepy Hollow was the proverbial straw that broke the camels back. After weeks of seeing dull plot lines that make no sense and character moments left mysteriously unexplored I pretty much had it. Sleepy Hollow feels undercooked, a TV-series with little love from its creators who seem distracted by the many other projects they got going. Well, I could go on about the flaws of Sleepy Hollow for many pages but suffice it to say I started skipping scenes last week to get to the end. In comes this week’s episode entitled ‘The Midnight Ride’ which...

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Person of Interest S3Ep7 ‘The Perfect Mark’ Review!

Once in a while Person of Interest manages to shine with a non-mythology episodes. It doesn’t happened often but it does happen. What also sets this episode apart is the resolution of the Carter/Laskey plot. The resolution comes in a cold and swift fashion that is familiar to PoI. Though it may have come too soon. The Perfect Mark In this weeks episode a con man name Hayden Price is the Person of Interest. Despite resorting to some very dirty tricks Finch (Michael Emerson) believes him to be the intended victim. Finch infiltrates his practice when Mr. Price uses hypnotherapy to illicit confidential information from clients. One client...

Babylon 5 + The Wachowski’s = Holy Shit!

Fans of Babylon 5 and The Matrix (ooh common, there must be overlap) have something to look forward to. Apparently Netflix have brought Babylon 5 creator J. Straczynski and the Wachowski siblings together for a previously unknown series entitled ‘Sense8’. Netflix has already blessed the series with a full first season of episodes, so there is some serious stuff going on. it is not entirely clear what genre Sense8 will be. Though the title refers tot he word sensate which means being aware. A preliminary synopsis for the show states the following. ‘Sense8′ will be following 8 individuals from around the whole who suddenly...

Romola Garai and Liev Schreiber in The Last Days On Mars

The Last Days On Mars movie review!

After The Europa Report and of course Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity we have been spoiled this year with documentary-style science-fiction. You can now add ‘The Last Days on Mars’ to that list as well, though this movie straddles between sci-fi and horror. The Last Days on Mars is directed by Ruairi Robinson who gets to make his first full feature outing at the cost of Irish and British taxpayers. Luckily the movie is quite good even if it is a bit predictable. Both Liev Schreiber and Romola Garai shine as they try to deal with a mysterious plague that turns their crew into zombies...

Monroe (David Lyons) and Charlie Matheson (Tracy Spiridakos) finally make it to Willoughby - Revolution

Revolution S2Ep5 ‘One Riot, One Ranger’ Review!

Revolution seems to be on a winning streak as of late. I personally had my doubts whether the ‘patriots’ would be any good as antagonists but so far season 2 has not disappointed. This weeks episode ‘One Riot, One Ranger’ is very effective in increasing both the scope of the Revolution’s universe as well as in furthering the character storylines. Just as in previous weeks I will deal with each group of characters separately. Though when I say group it is down to two as Monroe and Charlie managed to get to Willoughby. Where is Walker Texas Ranger when you need him?...

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Almost Human trailer shows it could be this falls hottest show

I for a while mourned the loss of Fringe. With hard-core sci-fi shows dropping like flies Fringe acted as a real backbone of TV. Sadly it was still a troubled show when its fourth season lost direction and its fifth being a snooze fest. Now viewers can look forward to ‘Almost Human’ created by J.H Wyman, the show runner of Fringe. ‘Almost Human’ will also be aired on FOX just like Fringe. Though it originally was supposed to start on November 4th it has been delayed until Sunday November 17th. The release schedule is still a bit fuzzy but it seems that the 17th is just...

Sleepy Hollow - Tom Mison as Ichabod Crane & Nicole Beharie as Abbie Mills

Whats wrong with TV these days?

This week was hardly a good week for TV. It was worse than last week which itself was already mediocre. It can be that we are spoiled with too many good TV shows and we are expecting to be confronted with cliffhangers and denouements every episode. It does seem that after the initial excitement of new TV-series and seasons we have entered a bit of a rut. That said, some new shows such as Sleepy Hollow will need to try hard to keep viewers interested because it almost seems ripe for cancellation. Below is a list of TV-shows that I think need some rework. Strangely enough...

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Star Trek TNG & Enterprise Blu-ray release update

Star Trek TNG & Enterprise Blu-ray release update During the last year or so we have been spoiled with TNG and Enterprise Blu-ray releases. Finally being able to see them in HD has certainly altered their experience for fans. Enterprise officially already had a HD release in the iTunes store but in my opinion the experience is enhanced by viewing it on a proper HDTV. Now fans can look forward to Enterprise season 3 on Blu-ray which will be released January 7th. That is a bit later than I had hoped (so much for planning the holiday season). Fans will however be able to buy Star...

Revolution - Monroe & Charlie riding to Willoughby

Revolution S2Ep4 ‘Patriot Games’ review!

After a good start to its second season Revolution takes a break with an episode that doesn’t really move the story forward much but instead sets the stage for further development. The good thing about ‘Patriot Games’ is that we get answers to a number of vital questions at the cost of a story that at times just doesn’t want to move forward. Just like past episodes of season 2 I will briefly recap the developments of each storyline. Charlie & Monroe; their storyline continues right were it left off. Charlie seeks shelter at an inn but is accosted by unsavory men until...

Person of Interest - Jim Caviezel as Mr. Reese in Reasonable Doubt

Person of Interest S3Ep4 ‘Reasonable Doubt’ review!

This weeks episode of Person of Interest reminds of the episode ‘Mission Creep’ from the beginning of season 1. Sadly the remembrance gives this episode the feeling that it is a rehash. Again we are following a PoI who is capable of staying out the hands of organized crime, the police and as well as our team consisting of Mr. Reese, Mr. Finch and Mrs. Shaw. this episode puts in an extra flair of ‘The Fugitive’ as we are tracking District Attorney Vanessa Watkins accused of the murder of her husband while no body was find. Yet, there appears to be all sort...