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Revolution Cancelled

Revolution S2Ep22 Series Finale Declaration of Independence Review

Eric Kripke’s Revolution has ended prematurely after two seasons. The show that was produced by Bad Robot Productions, J.J. Abrams and Jon Favreau drew criticism from the very first episode onwards. The series had a lot of promise with its innovative premise of trying to imagine what happens after all the electricity in the world fails. Sadly, the show also felt rushed. The first ten episodes saw Charlie (Tracy Spriridakos), Miles (Billy Burke) and Aaron (Zak Orth) go on a endless...

Defiance season 2 gang

Defiance Season 2 cast portraits

On June 19th Defiance will be back for it second season. As a teaser Syfy released no less than 25 high resolution character portraits to drool over. I found myself instantly awaiting the new season with renewed hope. Defiance has managed to build a small loyal fan base after its somewhat rocky first season. Some call it a miracle that it even got a second as Syfy Channel is notorious for cancelling fan favorites. Nonetheless the show from Farscape creator...

Warehouse 13 series finale Endless - Allison Scagliotti as Claudia Donovan

Warehouse 13 Series Finale ‘Endless’ Review

Unlike many other Science Fiction shows such as Stargate, Star Trek or Eureka I have always had something of a love-hate relationship with Warehouse 13. I make a distinction between Warehouse 13 and the other shows because I never hated those even when they had a bad episode. Instead Warehouse 13 could easily give us 10 good episodes in a row followed by 10 bad episodes. Or it would alternate between good and bad episodes. It was at times so frustrating to...

Game Of Thrones S4Ep7 Mockingbird Review - Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson as The Mountain (Clegane)

Game Of Thrones S4Ep7 Mockingbird Review

I find Game of Thrones exceedingly hard to review. The episodes are always brilliant, their quality surprisingly consistent. Yet, some episode that are considered the best are also painful to watch. Game of Thrones doesn’t beat around the bush with its drama. Drama accentuated by gore, nudity, torture (a form of gore) and humor. It is the show for dilettante, but they need to remember that all men must die. Mockingbird is the seventh episode of season 4 of GoT. It...

Elementary Season 2 The Grand Experiment Review

Elementary Season 2 The Grand Experiment Review

Season 2 of Elementary has ended in a surprising way. After all season 1 ended with the arrest of Moriarty/Irene and thus I was expecting her to spring herself from jail and further attempt to take over the world. Apart from the episode in which she does come back she has been absent. Strangely enough season 2 has thus felt somewhat unhinged. Without an arch criminal behind every act of murder we are left with just the procedural aspects of the show....

Person Of Interest S3Ep23 Deus Ex Machina Review

Person Of Interest S3Ep23 Deus Ex Machina Review

Season 3 of Person of Interest has ended. It ended with what I consider to be among the best TV episodes ever. Season 3 was certainly peculiar, it wasn’t as erratic as season 2 but it didn’t manage to deliver the procedural aspects as well as season 1 did. Nonetheless season 3 has what I consider to be the top 5 episodes of the show so far. It’s finale stands at number one followed by the three The Dark Knight episodes starting with...

The Blacklist Season 1 Finale - Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

The Blacklist Season 1 Finale – Berlin (No. 8) Conclusion Review

James Spader’s performance as Raymond Reddington caught many by surprise back in September when The Blacklist first aired. His performance on Boston Legal won him 3 Emmy Awards. Yet, as the complicated villain and hero of The Blacklist he truly manages to shine. Raymond Reddington has many secrets, a lot that he isn’t proud of. Too often he hides his true feelings behind jokes and flippant behavior, but when he does open up which he only does to the viewers watching...

Continuum S3Ep8 So Do Our Minutes Hasten Review - Garza (Luvia Petersen) beats up a navy seal

Continuum S3Ep8 So Do Our Minutes Hasten Review

This week’s episode off Continuum brings the story back to 2014 and puts us right back in the action. ‘So Do Our Minutes Hasten’ is a suspenseful episode that at times feels overwhelming. Too many times I kind of lost the plot. The episode in that regards reminds me of some of the weaker episodes from season 2. Nonetheless powerful performances by Victor Webster as Detective Fonnegra and Luvia Petersen Jasmine Garza make up for the downsides. So Do Our...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Preview of Agents of SHIELD Season 1 Finale

Yesterday we finally got the news that ABC’s Agents of SHIELD has been renewed for a second season. Half way during its first season it was touch and go as the ratings kept dropping. They finally stabilized at 5.5 million viewers watching on TV with a total 9 million viewers including those using DVR. That is by no means spectacular but ABC seems to have few options. Luckily, the quality of the show has improved considerably. I recently had time to watch...

Revolution Cancelled

NBC Cancels Revolution after two seasons

During yesterdays review of the latest episode of Revolution I actively speculated that the show would be cancelled. Well, its has been. NBC is pulling the show of the air after just two seasons. In just a week’s time another Bad Robot Productions show is being cancelled. Some bloggers have started to catch on to the fact that many of J.J Abrams produced shows go prematurely to the dodo. Just like Alcatraz and Almost Human Revolution felt underdeveloped from the start. The...

Follow SciFiEmpire.net now on Twitter

Follow SciFiEmpire.net now on Twitter

As some regular visitors to this site may have noticed I have started to make some alterations. I am still in the process of altering the desktop theme and I have now added a new mobile theme. I consider both to be work in progress so please do give feedback. Of course the main changes are about the social media connections. I already had a Facebook page (here) and a Google+ page (here) but now a Twitter account (here) has also been added....

Revolution Cancelled

Revolution S2Ep20 Tomorrowland Review

It has been a while since I last posted a review of Revolution. The show has seen a remarkable improvement in quality during its second season. However, a 22 episode season is also far too long. The second half of season 2 saw the storyline slowing down and becoming repetitive. Only now that we are moving towards the season finale is it moving forward again. Season 2 also suffered from the lack of intriguing villain. Somehow, despite the mean cruelty of the...

Person of Interest A house Divided - Leslie Odom as Peter Collier Leader of Vigilance

Person Of Interest S3Ep22 A House Divided Review

A Sky Of Flame’s This is one strange episode of Person of Interest. I almost started hating it in the beginning. That was until I saw where it was slowly going with the plot. Both the dénouement between Hersh and Shaw and between Vigilance and Control are well worth the effort of carefully setting up the plot and the pace. It reminds of everything The Blacklist was not this week. PoI sometimes introduces slapstick humor or glances over just how hard it...

Agents of SHIELD season 2 sneak peek trailer

Agents of SHIELD S1Ep21 Ragtag Review

Next week we will see the last episode of season 1 of Agents of SHIELD. Many fans, me included, are crossing their fingers and hoping the show will not be cancelled. I am hopeful, the ratings have stabilized and have even seen a slight rise since the start of the Hydra Uprising storyline. The show seems to have found solid footing with its characters as well, something that was lacking during the first ten episodes. With all the buzz surrounding Captain America 2...