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September 22, 2014
Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×13: “It’s all a big nothing”
The Sopranos is a show about the decline of civilization, how corruption inevitably taints social, economic, and political systems, dragging theme further down and down until they collapse completely.  We’ve talked about how Season 2 is about the status quo, how people try to break free from the status quo but cannot because of the immense pressure to conform. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×13: “It’s all a big nothing”

The Sopranos is a show about the decline of civilization, how corruption inevitably taints social, economic, and political systems, dragging theme further down and down until they collapse completely.  We’ve talked about how Season 2 is about the status quo, how people try to break free from the status quo but cannot because of the immense pressure to conform. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 21, 2014
Outlander 1×07 ‘The Wedding’: It’s getting hot in here
Alright, so can we all agree that this episode tried to make up for all of the sex that was not happening the entire season? Unlike most TV shows, on Starz or otherwise, sex is a huge drive for a lot of the characters. It took seven episodes for Claire and Jaime to finally do the deed after much anticipation and preconceived knowledge that it was in fact going to end up with them in a relationship. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Outlander 1×07 ‘The Wedding’: It’s getting hot in here

Alright, so can we all agree that this episode tried to make up for all of the sex that was not happening the entire season? Unlike most TV shows, on Starz or otherwise, sex is a huge drive for a lot of the characters. It took seven episodes for Claire and Jaime to finally do the deed after much anticipation and preconceived knowledge that it was in fact going to end up with them in a relationship. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 20, 2014
The Knick 1×06 ‘Start Calling Me Dad’: I’d rather not, thanks
As each episode keeps coming, The Knick delivers more and more. And with only four episodes left, it’s hard not to imagine what the climax is going to possibly be. The most gripping parts of this episode happen in the last 15 to 20 minutes, but the episode as a whole presents us with results to situations previously shown, and also with new situations that are sure to come to a head in the last couple of episodes (and could possibly spill over to season 2). Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

The Knick 1×06 ‘Start Calling Me Dad’: I’d rather not, thanks

As each episode keeps coming, The Knick delivers more and more. And with only four episodes left, it’s hard not to imagine what the climax is going to possibly be. The most gripping parts of this episode happen in the last 15 to 20 minutes, but the episode as a whole presents us with results to situations previously shown, and also with new situations that are sure to come to a head in the last couple of episodes (and could possibly spill over to season 2). Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 19, 2014
Extant 1×13 ‘Ascension’: A leap of faith, indeed
Science fiction is tricky. The future you create can be over-the-top and full of seemingly impossible elements – as Arthur C. Clarke famously said, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic – but it’s still gotta be grounded in an identifiable framework. Or, you can create a more conservative vision of the future, often called or considered “hard sci-fi,” but if you dedicate yourself to realism, you have to stick with it. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Extant 1×13 ‘Ascension’: A leap of faith, indeed

Science fiction is tricky. The future you create can be over-the-top and full of seemingly impossible elements – as Arthur C. Clarke famously said, any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic – but it’s still gotta be grounded in an identifiable framework. Or, you can create a more conservative vision of the future, often called or considered “hard sci-fi,” but if you dedicate yourself to realism, you have to stick with it. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 18, 2014
Franklin & Bash 4×06 ‘Dance the Night Away’: Commoner
Last night I actually chuckled, was happy and even got a little shocked with Franklin & Bash. Could the dry spell be over? They were great last week and this week, while wasn’t as interesting, was still entertaining with strippers, puppets, mama drama and a reunion. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Franklin & Bash 4×06 ‘Dance the Night Away’: Commoner

Last night I actually chuckled, was happy and even got a little shocked with Franklin & Bash. Could the dry spell be over? They were great last week and this week, while wasn’t as interesting, was still entertaining with strippers, puppets, mama drama and a reunion. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Red Band Society 1×1 ‘Pilot’: The best hospital ever
I have had physical disabilities my whole life, and I have spent a fair amount of time in hospitals. So I was bound to take ‘Red Band Society’ personally, with enthusiasm, outrage, or nervous uncertainty. After seeing the Pilot episode, count me in the third category. There’s a lot to admire in ‘Red Band Society’, but also several massive questions that need to be answered. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Red Band Society 1×1 ‘Pilot’: The best hospital ever

I have had physical disabilities my whole life, and I have spent a fair amount of time in hospitals. So I was bound to take ‘Red Band Society’ personally, with enthusiasm, outrage, or nervous uncertainty. After seeing the Pilot episode, count me in the third category. There’s a lot to admire in ‘Red Band Society’, but also several massive questions that need to be answered. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 17, 2014
The Mindy Project 3×01 ‘We’re a Couple Now, Haters’: Diamond Dan and marvelous Mindy
It’s a well known fear that when a couple gets together on a sitcom, they might get boring very quickly. Viewers fear that the chemistry that made them so watchable while they were arguing and bantering, might fade as they get together and deal with domestic life. It’s true, that does happen to some sitcom couples. And then we’ve got Mindy and Danny, who still can’t get through a day without fighting, and spend their entire first episode as a couple bickering about strippers. I don’t think we’ve got anything to worry about. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

The Mindy Project 3×01 ‘We’re a Couple Now, Haters’: Diamond Dan and marvelous Mindy

It’s a well known fear that when a couple gets together on a sitcom, they might get boring very quickly. Viewers fear that the chemistry that made them so watchable while they were arguing and bantering, might fade as they get together and deal with domestic life. It’s true, that does happen to some sitcom couples. And then we’ve got Mindy and Danny, who still can’t get through a day without fighting, and spend their entire first episode as a couple bickering about strippers. I don’t think we’ve got anything to worry about. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 16, 2014
Under the Dome 2×12 ‘Turn’ : A time to die
Wow. This week marks another episode that was actually rather good. The plot moved forward, no one did anything terribly stupid, and there were even some creepy images here and there. For the first time in a long time, I’m actually excited about this show. If only it hadn’t taken the entire season to get me that way. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Under the Dome 2×12 ‘Turn’ : A time to die

Wow. This week marks another episode that was actually rather good. The plot moved forward, no one did anything terribly stupid, and there were even some creepy images here and there. For the first time in a long time, I’m actually excited about this show. If only it hadn’t taken the entire season to get me that way. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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The Strain 1×10 ‘Loved Ones’: Turning and turning and turning and turning…
With all several plots looking more like spinning of the wheels rather than actual development (and in some cases, complete backtracks) I can’t help but imagine The Strain working better as a miniseries on HBO or a feature film. There was one cool revelation involving The Master (Whose appearance I’m hoping they change sooner rather than later, if ever) but what was the point of this episode? Oh, I guess Eph’s a jerk now. So there’s that. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

The Strain 1×10 ‘Loved Ones’: Turning and turning and turning and turning…

With all several plots looking more like spinning of the wheels rather than actual development (and in some cases, complete backtracks) I can’t help but imagine The Strain working better as a miniseries on HBO or a feature film. There was one cool revelation involving The Master (Whose appearance I’m hoping they change sooner rather than later, if ever) but what was the point of this episode? Oh, I guess Eph’s a jerk now. So there’s that. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Boardwalk Empire 5×02 ‘The Good Listener’: Booshwash
Nucky is dabbling in both the legitimate and shady aspects of his business practices this episode. We’re also treated to a host of flashbacks from his childhood and it feels as though we are slowly closing Nucky’s book. He’s considering retirement and with the end of prohibition looming who can blame him? His popularity is dwindling quickly and the contacts he could always count on in the past have moved on. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Boardwalk Empire 5×02 ‘The Good Listener’: Booshwash

Nucky is dabbling in both the legitimate and shady aspects of his business practices this episode. We’re also treated to a host of flashbacks from his childhood and it feels as though we are slowly closing Nucky’s book. He’s considering retirement and with the end of prohibition looming who can blame him? His popularity is dwindling quickly and the contacts he could always count on in the past have moved on. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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September 14, 2014
Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×11-2×12: Within the cage
The Sopranos has been doing something especially interesting during the build-up to its Season 2 climax.  While the entirety of the season is more focused than the first, centering about the way we’re trapped within systems, these build-up episodes are often diverging away from the most heavily serialized plot elements, choosing to emphasize certain characters and stories that don’t really amount to anything (from a plotting perspective). Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Bingeworthy: The Sopranos 2×11-2×12: Within the cage

The Sopranos has been doing something especially interesting during the build-up to its Season 2 climax.  While the entirety of the season is more focused than the first, centering about the way we’re trapped within systems, these build-up episodes are often diverging away from the most heavily serialized plot elements, choosing to emphasize certain characters and stories that don’t really amount to anything (from a plotting perspective). Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Reckless 1×12 and 1×13 ‘Civil Wars’: Season one finale
It would appear that CBS decided to air both parts one and two of the season finale. I’m pretty sure last week they were still planning on airing them separately so I’m not sure what changed. Could it be the viewership? Well anyway, this review will be a bit longer than normal because of the two-hour run-time. Alright, without further ado, the season finale of ‘Reckless’. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Reckless 1×12 and 1×13 ‘Civil Wars’: Season one finale

It would appear that CBS decided to air both parts one and two of the season finale. I’m pretty sure last week they were still planning on airing them separately so I’m not sure what changed. Could it be the viewership? Well anyway, this review will be a bit longer than normal because of the two-hour run-time. Alright, without further ado, the season finale of ‘Reckless’. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Doctor Who 8×04 ‘Listen’: Don’t Look Under the Bed
After a Robin Hood-themed episode that I wasn’t completely in love with, we treated to a more gutsy episode, reminiscent of “Blink” or “Midnight”. We see more of Danny and Clara’s blossoming romance, we went a step further into the Doctor’s past, and we all remembered how scary a bed can be at night. The episode brought chills to my back through various scenes, and while it left me confused about some minor details, I enjoyed it very much. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Doctor Who 8×04 ‘Listen’: Don’t Look Under the Bed

After a Robin Hood-themed episode that I wasn’t completely in love with, we treated to a more gutsy episode, reminiscent of “Blink” or “Midnight”. We see more of Danny and Clara’s blossoming romance, we went a step further into the Doctor’s past, and we all remembered how scary a bed can be at night. The episode brought chills to my back through various scenes, and while it left me confused about some minor details, I enjoyed it very much. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Graceland 2×13 ‘Faith 7′: A failed experiment
In the end, it was all kind of a mess.  Graceland really emphasized a plot-heavy structure for its second season, and while that resulted in some fun episodes like “The Head of the Pig”, for the most part, it was apparent that the finale was going to be a convoluted mess. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Graceland 2×13 ‘Faith 7′: A failed experiment

In the end, it was all kind of a mess.  Graceland really emphasized a plot-heavy structure for its second season, and while that resulted in some fun episodes like “The Head of the Pig”, for the most part, it was apparent that the finale was going to be a convoluted mess. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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Outlander 1×06 ‘The Garrison Commander’: Foot in mouth disease
Yet again, another impressive episode. I was completely blown away by everything that happened. Let’s start with that opening. Last time, Claire was deciding whether or not she was going to tell the English soldiers she was a prisoner or a guest of the Scottish. Not surprisingly she decides to tell the English that she is a guest, but things take a turn for the worst when she and Dougal are taken to the village the English have taken over. I really think Claire has developed foot in mouth disease. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

Outlander 1×06 ‘The Garrison Commander’: Foot in mouth disease

Yet again, another impressive episode. I was completely blown away by everything that happened. Let’s start with that opening. Last time, Claire was deciding whether or not she was going to tell the English soldiers she was a prisoner or a guest of the Scottish. Not surprisingly she decides to tell the English that she is a guest, but things take a turn for the worst when she and Dougal are taken to the village the English have taken over. I really think Claire has developed foot in mouth disease. Read the rest at gottawatchit.com…

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