Category: TV Drama Reviews (Page 2 of 2)

‘Midwinter of the Spirit’ Review

One of the more exciting new items on the British TV schedule for Autumn 2015 was the announcement of ITV airing Midwinter of the Spirit, based on Phil Rickman’s novel of the same name, adapted by Stephen Volk. Rickman’s stories involving a female cleric in an English backwater were long overdue for a screen treatment, […]


Read more...
Public Morals / Ed Burns and Michael Rappaport / TNT

‘Public Morals’ Mingles Cops and Criminals

I’m going to start this review of Public Morals by praising Brian Dennehy and his Irish accent. I had actually thought that Dennehy, an actor who appeared in some very fine movies over the years, had stopped making movies (or what have you) after The Big Year. Mr. Dennehy brings a lot of presence to Public […]


Read more...
MR. ROBOT -- Episode 109 -- Pictured: (l-r) Rami Malek as Elliot Alderson, Christian Slater as Mr. Robot -- (Photo by: Virginia Sherwood/USA Network)

‘Mr. Robot’ Wants Me to Join fsociety

Mr. Robot, USA’s runaway summer hit TV series, is intense. It pulls you in and, before you know it, you’re blinking at the closing credits. Part of the reason you can’t look away is that you spend most of the episode just trying to figure out what’s going on, and what’s coming next. As TV […]


Read more...
Blindspot / NBC

‘Blindspot’ Season 1 Review

From executive producer Greg Berlanti (“Arrow,” “The Flash,” “The Mysteries of Laura”) comes “Blindspot.” A vast international plot explodes when a beautiful Jane Doe, completely covered in mysterious, intricate tattoos, is discovered naked in Times Square with no memory of who she is or how she got there. But there’s one tattoo that is impossible […]


Read more...
ONCE UPON A TIME - "Heroes and Villains" - In the aftermath of the Snow Queen's spell, our heroes try to pick up the pieces and Regina has to make a difficult choice. Hook's fate hangs in the balance as Gold's quest for power threatens everything he holds dear. And, in the Enchanted Forest flashback, an intrusion during Belle's stay at Rumplestiltskin's dark castle will wreak havoc in both the past and the future, on the winter finale of "Once Upon a Time," SUNDAY, DECEMBER 14 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) on the ABC Television Network. (ABC/Jack Rowand) SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, ELIZABETH LAIL, GEORGINA HAIG, JARED S. GILMORE, JENNIFER MORRISON, GINNIFER GOODWIN, JOSH DALLAS

Is ‘Once Upon a Time’ Still a Fairy Tale? Or a Nightmare?

Once Upon a Time, the fairy tale drama on ABC, premiered in the fall of 2011. Before Frozen and Maleficent and Into the Woods and Cinderella, there was Once Upon a Time. It was refreshing, back then, to see our favorite fairy tale characters interact with each other. The twist was that these characters — Snow White, Prince Charming, the […]


Read more...
The Affair / Showtime

‘The Affair’ Review: Questions, No Answers

The problem might be that because of Mad Men, Walking Dead, and Game of Thrones, I’m starting to expect more from a show. The current excellence of so many individual TV programs has made me expect more from the medium of television itself. And that’s my problem, not the show’s. But the bottom line, although […]


Read more...
Picture shows: David Bamber as Captain Quell, Christopher Dane as McKean, Peter Capaldi as The Doctor, Frank Skinner as Perkins and Daisy Beaumont as Maisie

“The Mummy on the Orient Express” Recap and Review for ‘Doctor Who’

“The Mummy on the Orient Express” made me mad. Hello, my name is Tori, I’m a huge Whovian, and I am MAD. Last week, we had what I’d call one of the finest definitive Clara moments in her telling the Doctor essentially to shove it, and this week we get… Clara on a train? I was […]


Read more...

Did Outlander TV Series Faithfully Rep the Books?

Does the Outlander TV series faithfully represent the books? Or have the characters and the plot lines gone too far astray? Let’s take a look at the Outlander TV series, in comparison to Diana Gabaldon’s wonderful novels. Outlander Books I began reading the Outlander books in 2005 after a glorious trip to Scotland. After I returned, […]


Read more...
Doctor Who

“Time Heist” Recap of ‘Doctor Who’

The episode was fantastic in a sort of Memento way, working backwards to reveal the reason for the heist. However, as a fan it was slightly predictable. Still, the clever writing prevailed throughout, and some of my favorite lines are merely in passing at the end of the episode in the Tardis. Next week, the Doctor […]


Read more...
True Detective / HBO

‘True Detective’ Review

True Detective is a hard-boiled detective show on HBO. Set in 1995 and 2012, the show keeps things interesting with constantly switching perspectives, although 1995 Louisiana seems a lot like the ’70s. The show stars Matthew McConaughey as Rust Cohle and Woody Harrelson as Martin Hart, both Louisiana state police detectives. Both actors fully inhabit […]


Read more...
Black Sails / Starz

‘Black Sails’ Review

Black Sails premiered last Saturday night on Starz with 2.6 million viewers. Saturday night is an unusual time to broadcast a series that’s meant to be a dramatic success. Saturday night timeslots are typically reserved for previously released movies, reality TV or re-runs of shows the network is looking to burn off. Perhaps, then, the […]


Read more...

‘Jack Taylor’ Review

Our Jack Taylor review compares the TV series to the popular book series. One great thing about Netflix is that occasionally some great foreign show that no one has ever heard of seems to come out of nowhere. One such show is Jack Taylor, which Netflix recommended to me because I watch a lot of British […]


Read more...

Page 2 of 2

Powered by WordPress & Theme by Anders Norén