TV Tuesdays with Rory: Supernatural TV

Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
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Supernatural television has been an interest of mine for a long time. Despite taking much of its content from horror, it is not necessarily designed with the same goals in mind. By not having to worry about frightening the viewer, supernatural TV is able to explore new and interesting themes regarding already prominent character ideas. […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: Good Canadian shows

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014
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The criteria for this list: 1) The show is Canadian 2) The show has aired a season this year (2014) The shows on this list seem to fly under the radar for many. I’m not sure if that’s a result of them being Canadian or not. One way or another, I think that any one […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: Shows to catch up on

Thursday, October 16th, 2014
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I have compiled the following list of four shows, the criteria being that they are currently on television (currently airing a season or on the verge of one), and, to my mind, worth catching up on. This is not a “best of” or anything like that. The hope is that you’ll find at least one […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: The Gotham pilot

Tuesday, September 30th, 2014
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Adaptations (a term that I’ll be using liberally) are tricky. I don’t mind alterations in lore, no matter how drastic they may seem. My experiences with Sherlock and Elementary, for instance, have been positive. Despite approaching a literary classic in completely different ways, they have both found a rhythm that translates quite well. Given that, […]

 

Playing Hearts: Suits, Season 4, episode 7

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Suits has made some good progress in recent episodes, but I’ve still been a little hard on it. I have commented multiple times on my dislike of the Logan/Rachel storyline, which adds next to nothing to Rachel’s character. That being said, I can only really focus on this so much. I understand that they have […]

 

REVIEW: The Strain (Pilot)

Saturday, July 26th, 2014
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As a fan of programs like Fringe and Supernatural, The Strain seemed right up my alley. Despite peculiar dialogue choices and an unusually paced pilot, I believe there’s definitely some potential here. I like long pilots. Suits really made this case for me, with a pilot that was flawlessly paced and extremely efficient. The Strain’s […]

 

Playing Hearts: Suits Season 4, episode 5 review

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014
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Following the quality of episode 4, I was very much hoping Suits would maintain its momentum. Thankfully, it has; Season 4 Episode 5 exemplifies so much of Suits’ strongest characteristics. Lately, I have emphasized the importance of Suits following its grassroots as a legal drama, pacing its character development under that framework. The great thing […]

 

Playing Hearts: Suits episode 4 back on track

Monday, July 14th, 2014
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Suits, Season 4, Episode 4 I had certain expectations for this season that episode 3 was unable to fulfill. With episode 4, however, Suits has made great progress. After the last episode, I mentioned the importance of sticking to the appeal that made Suits so good. At first, I stressed the importance of the viewing […]

 

REVIEW: Mixed martial arts event UFC 175

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014
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The mixed martial arts event UFC 175 was a well-planned card, which very much actualized its potential. It’s no secret that the UFC has been working to put great fights on free TV. With the Fox Sports 1 prelim card, we saw exactly how welcome an addition these free fights can be to a pay […]

 

Playing Hearts: Suits episode 3 doesn’t live up to expectations

Saturday, June 28th, 2014
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Suits. Season 4, Episode 3. “Two in the Knees.” I was less than pleased with the latest episode of Suits. But my impression of season 4 prior to this episode had been largely positive and many great shows have a few duds in between their best episodes. When looking at a show in this sort […]