Category Archives: TV Reviews

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Believe

Created By: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman
Directed By: Alfonso Cuarón
Written By: Alfonso Cuarón and Mark Friedman
Starring: Jake McLaughlin, Johnny Sequoyah, Jamie Chung, Sienna Guillory and Delroy Lindo
Network: NBC

Synopsis:Believe is about an unlikely relationship between a gifted young girl and a man sprung from prison who has been tasked with protecting her from the evil elements that hunt her power. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Those Who Kill

Directed By: Joe Carnahan
Written By: Glen Morgan
Starring: Chloë Sevigny, James D’Arcy, James Morrison
Network: A&E

Synopsis:“Those Who Kill” follows Catherine Jensen (Chloë Sevigny), a recently promoted homicide detective who enlists the help of Thomas Schaeffer (James D’Arcy), a forensic psychologist, to track down serial killers and relentlessly seeks the truth behind the disappearance of her brother. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Star-Crossed

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 64% (Critics) / 100% (Audience)
Created By: Meredith Averill
Written By: Cole Haddon
Starring: Aimee Teegarden, Matt Lanter, Malese Jow and Grey Damon
Network: The CW

Synopsis:About an epic romance between a human girl and an alien boy when he and eight others of his kind are integrated into a suburban high school 10 years after they landed on Earth and were consigned to an internment camp. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Dracula The TV Series (Episode 1)

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 52%
Directed By: Steve Shill
Written By: Cole Haddon
Starring: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Jessica De Gouw, Thomas Kretschmann and Nonso Anozie
Network: NBC

Synopsis:It’s the late 19th century, and the mysterious Dracula has arrived in London, posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. He’s especially interested in the new technology of electricity, which promises to brighten the night – useful for someone who avoids the sun. But he has another reason for his travels: he hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality centuries earlier. Everything seems to be going according to plan… until he becomes infatuated with a woman who appears to be a reincarnation of his dead wife. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Dexter Season 8

Developed By: James Manos Jr.
Starring: Michael C. Hall, Jennifer Carpenter, David Zayas, James Remar, Desmond Harrington, Yvonne Strahovski and Charlotte Rampling
Channel: Showtime

Synopsis:A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals who he believes have escaped justice. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Orange Is The New Black

Created By: Jenji Cohan
Starring: Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Michelle Hurst and Kate Mulgrew
Studio: Netflix

Synopsis:From the creator of “Weeds” comes a heartbreaking and hilarious new series set in a women’s prison. Piper Chapman’s wild past comes back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary. To pay her debt to society, Piper trades her comfortable New York life for an orange prison jumpsuit and finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Hit & Miss

Created By: Paul Abbott
Starring: Chloë Sevigny, Karla Crome, Reece Noi, Jordan Bennie, Peter Wight and Jonas Armstrong
Studio: Netflix

Synopsis:HIT AND MISS, from Paul Abbott, creator of Shameless and State of Play, is a high concept and ambitious new series that follows Chloë Sevigny as Mia, a contract killer with a secret: she’s a transgender woman. Mia’s life is sent into a tailspin when she receives a letter from an ex-girlfriend dying from cancer revealing that Mia fathered a son eleven years ago. Faced with a difficult decision, Mia becomes the guardian to a new family forcing her to mix her killer instincts with her newly developing maternal instincts. HIT AND MISS tells the story of a lethal killer at the heart of a troubled family and how all of their lives will be dramatically changed forever.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Orphan Black Season One

Directed By: John Fawcett
Written By: John Fawcett and Graeme Manson
Starring: Tatiana Maslany, Dylan Bruce, Jordan Gavaris, and Maria Doyle Kennedy
Studio: BBC America

Synopsis: Sarah (Tatiana Maslany), a British orphan now living in America, witnesses the suicide of a woman named Beth, who looks exactly like her. Assuming Beth’s identity brings Sarah a new apartment, a nice boyfriend, and trouble that includes a deadly conspiracy. (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: In The Flesh

Directed By: Jonny Campbell
Written By: Dominic Mitchell
Starring: Emily Bevan, Harriet Cains, Steve Cooper and Luke Newberry
Studio: BBC Drama Productionsee

Synopsis: Four years after the Rising, the government starts to rehabilitate the Undead back into the society including teenager Kieren Walker, who returns home to his small Lancashire village to face a hostile reception as well as his own demons. (Source)

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The Walking Dead Season 3 Week 1: Blossoming Love During the Zombie Apocalypse

The one takeaway that I got from the season premiere of The Walking Dead was that love was definitely in the air. The slow build continues for Carol and Darryl as the twosome have gone from an icky mother/son vibe to something playful and flirty that doesn’t skeeve me out. Then there is the budding May/December romance between tweenager Carl and teenager Beth. Despite their difference in ages (he’s 13 and she’s 16 I think) the two of them were making googoo eyes at one another all episode even causing Herschel’s protective father radar to go off.
Finally we had the energy being thrown off by Michonne and Andrea that had me thinking we had switched to the L Word in Zombieland. Don’t believe me? Give it a few days and watch the slash fiction explosion that the two of them will generate.
And Rick has finally realized what an annoying cow Lori is. So all is right with the world.