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 […]

 

As Seen on TV: Most recent episode of Suits keeps the ball rolling (SPOILER ALERT)

Sunday, June 22nd, 2014
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I was pleased with the season four premiere of Suits and I am quite happy to see that they’ve kept the momentum going. As I said in my post regarding last week’s episode, Suits is all about the experience. I also stressed the importance of keeping the show fresh, and season four, episode two, is […]