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Person of Interest S3Ep11 ‘Lethe’ Preview!

Reshuffle After a three week hiatus Person Of Interest will be back for one more episode on December 17th before another Christmas hiatus that will last until January 7th. The upcoming episode is entitled ‘Lethe’ and is the first after the ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy that shook up the status quo. ‘Lethe’ will in particular deal with Finch’s youth and hopefully explain the events that led up to him building The Machine. We know from hints in the dialogue between Nathan Ingram and...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep10 ‘The Bridge’ Review

Continuity One thing that irritates me beyond measure on a lot of procedural shows such as Person of Interest, Elementary and Haven is that characters from a particular episode rarely return. PoI in particular has a gift for making characters interesting enough to care about in just 43 minutes. However, besides a handful we never see them back. Agents of SHIELD seems to take a similar stance but this week we are re-introduced to the protagonist/antagonist Mike Peterson from the...

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Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer get naked for 2014 Calendar

Katee Sackhoff and Tricia Helfer are back for another Acting Outlaws charity calendar. With their ‘semi’-naked calendar they hope to raise funds for their Acting Outlaws charity which raises awareness for all sorts of social issues. One is the aftermath of the BP oil spill. Their preferred method of raising attention is through charity bike rides. Well, another year has past so lets summarize what the two sci-fi actresses have been up to. Katee Sackhoff has of course graced us with another season of...

Almost Human - Kennex (Karl Urban) questions why the chief witness would go for a walk

Almost Human S1Ep5 ‘Blood Brothers’ Review!

Who is a clone? Blood Brothers is an effective procedural whodunit. It established most of the pertinent facts quite early on, so in fact it was no big mystery that the antagonist Ethan Avery used clones to commit his crimes. The episode can thus focus more on unraveling the reason why he was clones in the first place and on stopping his schemes. This set-up allows ‘Blood Brothers’ to switch into a higher gear early on. Like many TV-shows these days Almost...

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Almost Human S1Ep5 ‘Blood Brothers’ Preview!

Last week’s episode of Almost Human left me with mixed feelings. Watching the character of Rudy Lom (Mckenzie Crook) grow and take a more central role on the show was fun, along with the good dose of humor. However, the humor also undermined an episode that was focused on drugs and corruption within the police force. That combined with a few leaps that I thought went too far (such as Rudy cooking the drugs for the drug lord in under 2 minutes) made the episode feel weaker...

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Elementary S2ep10 ‘Tremors’ Review!

It has been a while since I have posted an Elementary review. To break my habit of posting reviews of Almost Human, Person of Interest and Sleepy Hollow I’ll try Elementary again as a one-off. If you think it is any good please leave a comment below. So far… Elementary is deep into its second season and so far it hasn’t disappointed at all. I have indicated before that I thought the storyline of Irene/Moriarty from season 1 was a bit...

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Haven S1Ep12 ‘When the Bough Breaks’ Finale Preview!

And so without really noticing it we have already reached the first part of the finale of Haven’s fourth season. The second part will air next week. I say I didn’t notice it because I turned from a fan during season 3 into nothing more than a casual viewer during season 4. Season 4 was in my opinion nothing short of complete crap, especially during its second half. Let me sum up what I think was wrong with it. 1.  Lack of season...

Almost Human S1Ep4 ‘The Bends’ Preview!

Now that the fourth episode of Almost Human is almost upon us I thought I’d write a preview article, something I rarely do these days. The upcoming episode of Almost Human seems to focus more on the secondary characters than previous weeks. Specifically the character Rudy Lom (played by McKenzie Crook) is heavily featured in the promo trailer below. Almost Human has an unusual start in that the characters weren’t introduced to each other. It wasn’t like they were ’rounding up the heroes’ that is...

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D S1Ep10 ‘The Bridge’ Preview!

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D has aired its first nine episodes so far. Fans were initially hesitant to embrace the new show. Common complaints were that it was either campy or had a tendency to ‘jump the shark’ too often. After 4 or 5 episodes the show changed for the better with introducing characters arcs for all the principal cast members and raising the stakes through more effective drama. In my opinion the show improved across the board. Though the fact that it...

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Person of Interest S3Ep10 ‘The Devil’s Share’ Review!

The trilogy that is supposed to reboot Person of Interest is over. With the latest episode ‘The Devil’s Share’ the series has been shaken to its core an hopefully found a new equilibrium. Since the middle of season 2 PoI has had its dull moments in which the show seemed to rehash old storylines and dealt with antagonists in a visceral way. With this reboot trilogy old enemies are finally taken care off once and for all and though some...

Almost Human - John Kennex to repair Dorian

Almost Human S1Ep3 ‘Are You Receiving?’ Review!

After the pilot and the rather weird second episode of Almost Human I was ready for a run-of-the-mill story that would allow me to get an idea of what to expect. This week’s episode is entitled ‘Are You Receiving?’ and deals with Kennex and Dorian responding to a hostage situation. The story follows a familiar ‘Die Hard’ style episode structure whereby the protagonists steadily wear down the terrorists in what culminates in a ‘boss’ fight that includes a twist. In the...

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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...

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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...

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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....