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Castle – ‘Nikki Heat’ Review Ep 3.11

Castle is a fun, lightweight show whose main appeal for me is the always charming Nathan Fillion. This week’s episode saw the appearance of an actress cast to play Nikki Heat (Castle’s character based on Detective Beckett) who was following Beckett in preparation for playing the role. As Castle commented, it was very meta!

The ensemble cast are always entertaining, while the crimes are often fairly predictable – as was the case here. Personally if I was being interviewed by a cop, an author and and actress about a crime I’d wonder what was going on! However, suspension of disbelief is crucial for this show. I was quite amused to hear the actress mention to Becket about those ridiculous high heels she’s been wearing and how impractical they are. Didn’t she used to be a bit more butch is season 1? I am not a huge fan of her fashion model look. I wonder how many female cops dress like that?

Entertaining fluff.


Fringe S3 Ep9 Marionette – Review

This season of Fringe has been probably its strongest so far – certainly for fans like me who have loved seeing the alternate universe and the growth of Olivia. This episode sees the return to a sort of normalcy – Olivia back in our reality and no sight of BOlivia, Walternate, Charlie and the alternate gang. It is also back to a weird case of the week procedural, but with some heart wrenching emotional stuff too.

The case itself is one of the creepiest in a while – an obsessive man reassembling his dead love by removing her transplanted organs from various innocent recipients. The guest star (Mark Ivanir) is very chilling and creepy as he makes the Marionette of the title out of the dead girl, stringing her up and making her dance. Very effective and eerie.

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Hello world!

I love tv! However, I am a pretty discriminating viewer (ZERO reality shows! No soaps etc) but I do get kind of obsessed with certain tv shows. This is going to be my thoughts on what I’m watching, and my opinions and reviews of latest episodes.

Expect to read reviews of shows like:

Glee, The Good Wife, House, Smallville, Fringe, Dexter, Castle, Bones, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Nurse Jackie, Doctor Who, Nikita, Covert Affairs, Law and Order: Special Victims Unit, Rizzoli and Isles, Desperate Housewives, The Walking Dead, Mad Men, Boardwalk Empire, Lie to Me, The Event, The Closer, Pretty Little Liars, Hellcats, The Mentalist

plus a bunch more I can’t think of right now!

I am not into CSI, NCIS, other Law and Orders or Criminal Minds so this is not an exhaustive, comprehensive TV review, just my take on programs I like.

Here goes!