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 […]

 

As Seen on TV: Suits season 4 off to a promising start

Monday, June 16th, 2014
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Suits has provided me with quite a bit of entertainment throughout its first three seasons, but admittedly the final moments of season three left me concerned and I started to worry about its journey into season four. After revisiting Mike’s unstable relationship with his fraudulent legal career so many times, you do hit a point […]

 

As Seen on TV: Spoiler alert!?

Tuesday, March 25th, 2014

No, there’s not really any spoilers in this article. Well, maybe a few. But more importantly, I want to explore an idea that has always been foreign to me: that of “spoiling” the plot of a movie, a book, or a television show. I’m that dorky kid that will read the first half of a […]

 

As Seen on TV: Cosmos, A Television Odyssey

Tuesday, March 11th, 2014

Although I am much too young to have seen the first airing of Cosmos: A Personal Voyage back in 1980, the premise of Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey is much the same as its predecessor. In case you missed part one which aired on March 9, this new Cosmos is a thirteen-part series which explores the […]

 

As Seen on TV: Gender and kids’ television shows

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014
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Growing up, I was pretty lucky. I had a lot of older cousins that were boys, so I inherited a lot of dinkies, a few action figures, and a lot of toys that are generally thought of to be “boy” toys. I was also equally lucky to have an array of Barbie dolls, cooking sets, […]