Category Archives: TV Reviews

TV Review: Roswell, New Mexico is a Slap in the Face to Fans of the Original, Michelle’s Review

No matter how awful everything turned out the first season of the 1999 series Roswell will always remain one of my top 10 favorite first seasons of all time. The show was utterly brilliant in terms of storytelling, character set up, initial world building, use of music and more. It still pains me how all of that good will was squandered in Season 2.

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TV Review: HBO’s True Detective Season 3, Michelle’s Take

I think I’m the only person in the world who did not get the hype for HBO’s True Detective. I tried to watch the first season but it never clicked. It had amazing acting, but I found the pacing made it a slog to get through and most importantly its story telling gimmick of multiple time jumps confusing and simply broke the narrative flow. Those same issues have returned for Season 3.

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The Christmas Chronicles: You Gotta Believe It!

The Christmas Chronicles – Santa Claus (Kurt Russell) – Photo by Michael Gibson/Courtesy of Netflix.

When one of the coolest actors on the planet takes on the role of Santa Claus, he turns what could have been just another sappy, sugary sweet Christmas movie into a tasty Christmas treat.

Santa Claus premieres on Netflix on Thursdaday, November 22rd.

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Loss Prevention: Down Side Risk Management!

When an employee of PNR Industries Inc. steals data from his company to sell to a competitor, it sets off a series of moves that seem, at first glance, to be anything other than corporate.

The result is taking cost management, risk assessment, downside risk management and corporate responsibility into deep, dark waters.

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Doctor Who: The Tsuranga Conundrum – Risk to Life: Absolute!

Doctor Who – Graham (Bradley Walsh), Yaz (Mandip Gill), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole) – Photo by Ben Blackall/Courtesy of BBC America.

This week on Doctor Who (BBC America, 8/7C), The Doctor and her friends find themselves on a hospital ship following the exploding of a sonic mine – but the hospital ship is no sanctuary.

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Doctor Who: Freakin’ Big Spiders!

Doctor Who – The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) – Photo by Simon Ridgway/Courtesy of BBC America.)

With Arachnids in the UK, Doctor Who (BBC America, Sundays, 8/7C) returns to one of the genres it does particularly well – horror. Time to start watching from between your fingers (or from behind your sofa)!

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Castlevania: Season 2 – More Blood, More Magic, More Nuance!

The first season of Castlevania set up the story in mostly broad strokes – the Dracula Lucy relationship was more detailed while the introductions of Trevor Belmont, Tepes’ son Alucard and Speaker Sypha Benades were pretty basic.

Season two gives us backstory on the three, as well as that of two human characters – Isaac and Hector – who are helping Dracula in his war to exterminate humanity.

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Doctor Who: Rosa – One Person Can Change the Universe!

Doctor Who – Graham O’Brien (Bradley Walsh), The Doctor (Jodie Whittaker), Ryan (Tosin Cole), Yaz (Mandip Gill) – Photo by Ben Blackall/Courtesy of BBC America.

Rosa opens in Montgomery, Alabama in 1943, as Rosa Parks tries to catch a late bus – resulting in humiliation and even the loss of her bus fare. Cut to twelve years later, Mrs. Parks sitting on a bench eating her lunch – and the TARDIS appearing in an alley just around the corner.

The Doctor discovers that there are traces of Altron energy – the same energy that powers the TARDIS.

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Sheldon Says Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil Really Hits the Bullseye!

Marvel’s Daredevil – Daredevil (Charlie Cox) vs. Daredevil (Wilson Bethel) – Photo courtesy of Netflix.

Excellent writing, a superb cast and a solid combination of style and substance combine to make Marvel’s Daredevil: Season 3 the best season yet.

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Marvel’s Daredevil S3 Disappoints. Michelle’s Review

As someone who used to avidly collect Daredevil back in the 80s and early 90s, I have to admit, I’ve never been a fan of Marvel’s Daredevil on Netflix. It’s a solid show, but it is so relentlessly dour and one note that I just found it hard to get into. Season Three Daredevil is devoid of “humor” any kind of “lightness” and almost every character is just depressing to watch. Everyone on this show look like they need a psychiatrist as everyone is suffering from some form of PTSD. Netflix made the first 6 episodes available for review and honestly it was a struggle to get through the first three.

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