TV Tuesdays with Rory: Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Monday, March 9th, 2015
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Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s titular character is a former cult member who spent a lengthy portion of her life in a bunker, being told that the world had ended. We start the action immediately before she is rescued. Soon after, Kimmy is inspired to move to New York City, where most of the story takes place. […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: Suits

Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

  Let’s talk a bit about Suits. Suits is an entertaining legal drama, which serves as an interesting case study.   For those who are unfamiliar, Suits is a competently stylized and well-paced show which follows the career of attorney Mike Ross and his mentor, Harvey Specter. Mike Ross joins Pearson Specter, a successful law firm, under the pretence of […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: House of Lies

Thursday, January 29th, 2015
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House of Lies is a tricky one. As a critic, I try to break things down into components, hopefully arriving at an understanding of what I do and do not enjoy. House of Lies has been difficult to look at this way. For that reason alone, it might be one of the more interesting case […]

 

TV Tuesdays with Rory: The 100

Wednesday, January 21st, 2015
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I’ve mentioned The 100 before on this blog, but it deserves its own entry. For those who are unaware of it, The 100 is a television program available on Canadian Netflix. It tells the story of a human race that has evacuated Earth in favor of life in space, after an apocalypse-like crisis. They decide […]

 

TV Tuesdays With Rory: Marco Polo premiere

Wednesday, December 31st, 2014
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Marco Polo, a Netflix drama that premiered on December 12,  follows the historic figure during his early years. So much of Marco Polo’s initial appeal is its mystery, so I don’t think it would be appropriate for me to really say much of the plot. It’s sufficient to know that Marco Polo is, at heart, a show about […]

 

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 […]