I am so way behind, it is time for a race through and catch up on some shows. Body of Proof continues to improve, Nikita ends its first season on a real high, Bones kills off a character, Hellcats future isn’t looking to promising and has been a little flat lately, The Killing isn’t quite doing
anything much while a whole stack of shows have been axed and quite a few on my viewing list. Drat! Chase, Off the Map, V, No Ordinary Family, Mr Sunshine, Lie To Me, The Chicago Code, Human Target – all I can say is there better be lots of good new shows…
Continue reading TV Catch Up – Body of Proof, Nikita, Chase, Breakout Kings, Bones, Hellcats, Desperate Housewives, The Killing and some cancellations
Catching up on some reviews of last week’s tv, the best of which was Fringe. This season has been excellent, although now our Olivia is back, there has been a slightly ponderous ‘how could you not know’ theme. This week we returned to the other side, and I realised how much I missed it! Alternate reality shows are always kind of fun as the creators of the shows get to add their own little details to the other worlds. The S2 finale reveal of Olivia in the twin towers still stands as one of the very best mind blowing Fringe moments.
Continue reading Fringe – 3.13 Immortality, Smallville – 10.13 Beacon, Human Target S2 finale, The Good Wife 2.13 Real Deal.
Due to my slow viewing habits, I’ve watched four episodes of Off The Map in a pretty short space of time, and Mamie Gummer is one of my new favourite actors! Yes, she can blame her mother for that nose and the unfortunate name but the girl is talented! We got two great guest stars this week – Daddy Walton Ralph Waites as an elderly cancer stricken Nazi who Mamie wanted to ensure saw justice. I liked that she didn’t have a particular axe to grind. She didn’t have a relative who suffered (although I was yelling “Sophie’s Choice” at the tv!) but was just determined he lived one more day to face his past. Ed Begley Jr popped up in a tiny role as a visiting dentist. He’s such a good actor, I hope he returns. This episode was directed by Eric Stoltz, who has also directed Glee recently. Guess the failure of Caprica has him thinking.
Continue reading Human Target, Off the Map.
Lots of tv episodes to catch up on this week!
Lie To Me ended a brief 13 episode season with one of those annoying flashback episodes that far too many tv shows do these days. Begin with a shocking scene – in this case Gillian covered in blood – and then do a ‘two days earlier’ thing. The episode featured a Social Network-type plot, with internet nerds fighting amongst themselves and ultimately committing murder. The lead genius but socially inept character (and I know I’ve seen that actor in something else recently, also obnoxious I think..) was like Mark Zuckerberg as played by Jesse Eisenberg if a tad more homicidal!
Continue reading TV Round Up – Lie To Me, Human Target, Spartacus: Gods of the Arena, Episodes, Chase, Off the Map, Harry’s Law
Another two episodes of the increasingly fun Human Target began with a sort of Die Hard in an opera house story. Ilsa’s sister in law arrives to see for herself (and the board) if Ilsa is crazy mixing with the team (I say yes!)
They head out to the opera, closely followed by Chance and Guerrero who are suspiciuous after hearing about a security breach. They are, of course, correct as a team of criminals arrive to take all the rich folk hostage, although their real target is a prisoner in the CIA jail next door. While Chance, Guerrero and Ilsa battle away, Winston outside in the van cons the FBI into believing he is in law enforcement too.
Continue reading Human Target – ‘Imbroglio’ and ‘Cool Hand Guerrero’ Review
I was a bit ambivalent about Human Target during the first season. High octane action, but a little empty at times, largely due to the lack of charisma shown by star Mark Valley compared to the more interesting Chi McBride and Jackie Earle Hayley. This season saw the addition of some female blood to the boys club, and while I have loved Brit Indira Varma in everything from Torchwood to Luther, I remain to be convinced why Janet Montgomery as Ames is there – although her being a distraction by stripping down to her undies in this week’s episode might provide a clue!
The double episode was a game of two halves for me. The first part featuring an old flame of Chance’s was fairly predicable and unoriginal, Winston’s attempts to use a bazooka with instructions in Hebrew was the best moment! The second half was a stronger episode, well, half of a stronger episode!
Continue reading Human Target – ‘A Problem Like Maria’/’Communication Breakdown’ Review