Category Archives: TV Reviews

Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Leaked Comic Book TV Show Pilots Edition

Based on DC Comics characters, THE FLASH and CONSTANTINE TV shows are two of the more hotly anticipated shows set to debut this fall. So you can just imagine what a treat it was to the more geek oriented of us when the pilots for both shows leaked. Now I won’t go into detail about what nefarious means I used to get my grubby mitts on these two shows but get them I did and now I shall share my thoughts on them.

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: True Blood

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 50% (Critics) / 83% (Audience)
Episode Title: “Jesus Gonna Be Here”
Directed By: Stephen Moyer
Starring: Anna Paquin, Stephen Moyer, Sam Trammell and Ryan Kwanten
Network: HBO

Synopsis:A band of rogue H-vamps crashes the vampire-human mixer at Merlotte’s, with shocking results. As Sookie seeks refuge from accusations that she’s somehow to blame for the chaos in Bon Temps, the “one vampire for every human” plan moves forward. In the face of a vigilante insurrection led by redneck Vince, Bill receives aid from an unexpected source. – (Source)

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Good, Bad & Ugly Review: Penny Dreadful

Rotten Tomatoes Rating: NA (Critics) / 34% (Audience)
Created By: John Logan
Starring: Timothy Dalton, Eva Green, Harry Treadaway and Josh Hartnett
Network: A&E

Synopsis:Some of literature’s most famously terrifying characters, including Dr. Frankenstein and his creature, Dorian Gray and iconic figures from the novel Dracula. become embroiled in Victorian London. (Source)

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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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