Archive for the ‘TELEVISION & CABLE’ Category

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.10: What We Become (mid-season finale review)

Over the last few years, television has seen the advent of the “mid-season finale,” or, as network marketing pronounces it, “MID-SEASON FINALE!!” In the past this was more commonly known as the “episode before winter hiatus” or, more succinctly, “just another episode.” Well, not anymore! Now it’s as big of a deal as the season […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.09: …Ye Who Enter Here (T.V. review)

…Ye Who Enter Here, the title of this week’s episode, alludes to the warning at hell’s entrance, “abandon all hope, ye who enter here,” as depicted in Dante’s The Divine Comedy. In this case, “hell” is most likely the ancient alien city that S.H.I.E.L.D. and Hydra have been searching for. Or it could refer to […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.08: The Things we Bury (T.V. review)

My wife and I usually watch Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. together, a series that she initially didn’t want to watch at all. Now, however, she’s so into it that she watched the newest episode without me. Without me, the person who got her into it in the first place! (Same thing happened with Lost, though the […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.07: The Writing on the Wall (T.V. review)

I could easily sit here and summarize the plot for this week’s episode entitled The Writing on the Wall. I could synopsize the subplots and truncate the character arcs. If given enough time, I could recap, rehash, reiterate, and regurgitate the hell out of it and then, once the proverbial dust had settled, I could […]

Lindalee’s Doctor Who Review – “Dark Water” (Season 8, Episode 11)

When Lindalee is too sick to host this weeks latest Doctor Who review for “Dark Water”, her younger sister Autumn offers to take the reins for her and fill in. In the mysterious world of the Nethersphere, plans have been drawn. Old friends and old enemies maneuver around The Doctor, and an impossible choice is […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.06: A Fractured House (T.V. review)

The title of this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode, A Fractured House, could refer to multiple “houses.” There’s S.H.I.E.L.D. itself, still suffering from its Hydra infestation and fugitive status. Next is the Fitz-Simmons relationship, which resumed last week with Simmons’ return, though not in the direction that Fitz would prefer. Then we have a pair […]

It’s Wacky, It’s Nutty, it’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse, the Complete Series, now on Blu-ray (Video Review)

After a very successful test subjection of my children of HBO’s 2011 “Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway”, I realized that I had a house full of future Paul Reubens fans on my hands. Now, the entire house is enthusiastic about the recent arrival of the “Pee-wee’s Playhouse” on home-video and in HD. Passionately re-mastered, the Blu-ray […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 2.05: A Hen in the Wolf House (T.V. review)

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. has gotten so good lately that nearly every episode offers a sterling specimen of skillful storytelling. (Take THAT, Stan “Admiral of Alliteration“ Lee.) Last week it was the May-on-May catfight. This week it’s Coulson’s bluff, which sounds like a location from a Hitchcock thriller (“If you want Ms. MacGuffin back safely, then […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 2.04: I Will Face My Enemy (TV review)

The title of this week’s episode, I Will Face My Enemy, takes on double meaning with the emphasis on “double.” And “face.” Director Coulson assumes agent duties once more by going undercover with Agent May in a two-to-tango team-up for old time’s sake. They’re also seeking to steal a “miracle painting” before rival Hydra agents […]

Lindalee Rose Recaps and Reviews the Latest Doctor Who Episode; “Mummy on the Orient Express”.

“Start the Clock” as Lindalee Rose recaps and reviews the latest Doctor Who episode; “Mummy on the Orient Express“. It’s Murder, Mayhem and Mummies, oh My! Aboard the most beautiful train in history, speeding among the stars of the future, a legend is stalking the passengers. Once you see the Mummy, you have 66 seconds […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.03: Making Friends and Influencing People (TV review)

Making Friends and Influencing People is not a Bizarro version of the Simon Pegg film, How to Lose Friends and Alienate People.  It’s the name of this week’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode but, “Selective Truths” would’ve also been appropriate. That’s a direct quote from Director Coulson to an undercover agent unsure of her ability to […]

ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME – “White Out” Season 4, Episode 2 (TV Review)

Previously on Once Upon a Time.… A powerful individual by the name of Elsa came to the city of Storybrooke, Maine on the quest of finding her younger sister Anna. The main takeaway from the first episode was that one of Anna’s necklace’s had come into the possession of one Mr. Gold aka Rumplestiltskin. On top […]

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“Houdini” the Exciting Story of an Escape Artist (Video Review)

  The History Channel’s biography of Houdini is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The exciting drama delivers a fascinating story of the greatest magician and escape artist the world over.  The transfer from Cable to home video is nearly flawless and the extra 20 minutes of story in the extended version adds a nice […]

We Attempt to Review the Season 4 FROZEN themed Premiere Episode of ABC’s “Once Upon A Time”

Sisters Lindalee and Autumn ATTEMPT to review the first Episode of Season 4 of ABC’s ONCE UPON A TIME. With the plot line of FROZEN inter-woven into this season’s storyline, these 2 huge fans of the 2013 Disney Animated Classic, couldn’t resist dressing up and doing a review about Arendale’s sisters and their continuing adventures, […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 2.02: Heavy is the Head (TV review)

Usually we’re eased into a new Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. episode with a few scenes of status quo before the quo is overturned by the plot. Or an episode begins with a mini-adventure, similar to an Indy film. This time, neither of those occurs. Instead, the second episode of the second season begins right where last […]

ONCE UPON A TIME – “A Tale of Two Sisters” Season 4, Episode 1 (TV Review)

Previously on Once Upon a Time, Captain Hook and Emma Swan returned from the past to ensure that Prince Charming and Snow White would meet, and in doing so upset the space time continuum as Emma rescued Maid Miriam. As the new season began, not only was everyone dealing with the ramifications of having Regina […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 2.01: Shadows (season premiere review)

Joss Whedon’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. debuted last year with “must see live” hyperbole sprinkled all over it. After some lackluster episodes, the hype devolved into “must see days later via D.V.R.”, followed by “If you have nothing else to do, you may as well watch S.H.I.E.L.D.” Several juvenile episodes later and Marvel Entertainment’s first […]

We Recap & Review FOX’s GOTHAM Pilot Episode

Warning this post will include spoilers and tidbits about the Caped Crusader and the events and people that lead to his evolution into becoming the Dark Knight or more commonly known as Batman. After months of hype, speculation, and outright anticipation for the release of the Gotham pilot episode, in many respects for me as […]

BACK TO THE FUTURE Appears in Yet Another Commercial (and it’s pretty cool!)

As we approach 2015, there doesn’t seem to be any waning in the interest and callbacks to the Back to the Future franchise. Every six months or so, a reference shows up in commercials on TV, online, or in the movies – from hocking Nike shoes, using fake Hoverboards in joke videos, to a cameo in […]

Kirk, Spock and Bones: Teaching My Son The Essential (STAR TREK) Stuff That Matters

My one-year-old son will be asking me many difficult questions all too soon. Ones like: “Where do babies come from?” “Is Santa Claus real?” and most certainly: “Why is my middle name Tiberius?” As a Star Trek fan, I look forward to answering only one of these questions. I think that Star Trek has a […]

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