Archive for the ‘TELEVISION & CABLE’ Category

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 18: Providence (T.V. review)

After some incredibly tense twists and turns in recent episodes of Agents of Hydra S.H.I.E.L.D., it’s nice to have a lighter tone reappear with this week’s adventure.  I’m not talking about the juvenile antics of Skye and Fitz-Simmons that alienated viewers (myself included) in early episodes.  Thankfully the spy kids have grown up.  The lighter […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 17: Turn, Turn, Turn (T.V. review)

T.V. network marketing tosses around the term “game changer” as if it’s a rag doll.  “Tune in to this week’s exciting ______ .   It’s a game changer!” “Don’t miss tonight’s game changing episode of _____ !!”  “After the final game changing moments of the new _______ , nothing will ever.  Be the same.  Again!!!” Seldom […]

ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 3 Ep.16 (TV Review)

Previously on “Once Upon a Time”, Zelena, aka the Wicked Witch of the West, follow through on arguably the most heinous act of the entire series, she killed Neal, Emma’s lover and Rumpelstiltskin’s father. Furthermore, Rumpel’s weakness to Zelena is revealed, as she touts her control over him. With him in her back pocket, she […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 16: End of The Beginning (T.V. review)

After featuring ancillary agents Blake, Garrett, Sitwell and Victoria Hand in solo episodes, we now have their Avengers-like team-up in the latest installment of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.  The quartet joins Coulson & Co. in stopping the Clairvoyant once and for all, a goal complicated by the presence of Mike Peterson, A.K.A. Deathlok the Demolisher, which […]

ONCE UPON A TIME Season 3 Ep.14 (TV Review)

Previously on Once Upon a Time many cataclysmic revelations were revealed both in the past and in the present. First and foremost that Rumpelstiltskin is in fact alive and being held captive by the Wicked Witch in Storybrooke. Not only is he alive, he’s being held captive by the Wicked Witch on the outskirts of […]

ONCE UPON A TIME – Season 3 Ep.13 (TV Review)

Previously on “Once Upon a Time” Emma was reunited with her parents after Captain Hook helped give Emma her memory back, In doing so it gives her the power to remember what happened to her family and the rest of the fairytale characters. In the present day, Emma has found out that she soon will be a […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep 15: Yes Men (T.V. review)

The name of this week’s episode, Yes Men, is thankfully not a reference to the underwhelming Jim Carrey film of nearly the same name (Yes Man).  Nor is it a Jeopardy answer, as in: ALEX TREBEK: “What fanboys call the confidantes who read George Lucas’ Star Wars prequel scripts, knew they were bad, and did […]

“ONCE UPON A TIME” Season 3 Ep.12 (TV Review)

Previously on “Once Upon a Time”… Peter Pan’s curse to reset the characters of Storybrooke was fully realized as Henry and Emma were sent to New York without an iota of them being aware of what had happened since the curse had come to pass by the Evil Queen Regina. The rest of the principal […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 14: T.A.H.I.T.I. (T.V. review — redacted)

  For the sake of national security, this week’s critique of the new S.H.I.E.L.D. episode has had certain information-sensitive passages redacted by agent Maria Hill, under orders from Director Fury himself. Should you choose to read any further, all knowledge of your involvement will be disavowed.  Should you choose not to read further, all enjoyment […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 13: T.R.A.C.K.S. (T.V. review — redacted)

What follows is a classified document critical of this week’s new S.H.I.E.L.D. episode.  For reasons of national security, several information-sensitive passages have been redacted at the request of Director Fury. Rumors that this was a cover-up perpetrated by the reviewer in order to “get out of” having to write a full, cohesive review cannot be […]

Lindalee’s Doctor Who FAN ART Review – Ep.11

On this latest Fan Art segment, our resident 5 1/2 year old Whovian; Lindalee receives a mysterious package and an unexpected call from an old friend from across the miles. Plus we reveal the winner of the Tom Richmond autographed limited edition art-work. If you like Doctor Who and Puppets, you may want to stick […]

Holy Bat News! The Batman TV Series is Coming to DVD and my Inner Child is Going Crazy!

 ANNOUNCER:  Midnight in Gotham City…the very dead of night.   Executives from Fox and Warner, outside the studio?  Something must be very much amiss inside the studio for them to be discussing Batman and Robin.   A Mexican stand off?  A plot?  A deal?  Oh, what tangled webs we weave.   Then in the rosy-fingered […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Episode 12: Seeds (T.V. review)

Nothing makes one feel like it’s wintertime in Los Angeles quite like unseasonably hot weather.  Today it’s a record-breaking 89 degrees in the Valley where it should be 60-something this time of year.  Unlike my snowbound relatives back east who think I’m rubbing it in every time they ask what the temperature is out here, […]

The Screens Have It: How Mobile Phones Changed Television Viewership

If there’s anything the average American loves more than their television entertainment, it’s their smart phones. Our time spent in front of a screen has increased by leaps and bounds since the invention of the Internet and mobile computing, to the point where eMarketer notes that the average person invests more hours of their day […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 11: The Magical Place (T.V. review)

The Magical Place is the Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. mid-season premiere that picks up where the mid-season finale left off. (Remember when television shows just had one premiere and one finale per season?) The “finale” ended on a cliffhanger with Agent Coulson getting himself kidnapped by Project Centipede.  Now the mission is to rescue him and […]

THE TIME OF THE DOCTOR – Lindalee’s Doctor Who Review (Christmas Episode)

5 1/2 year old Whovian; Lindalee Rose provides her own stylized recap and review of the 2013 Christmas Episode of Doctor Who. In this installment, Matt Smith portrays the infamous time-lord one last time before handing over the reigns to the next Doctor; Peter Capaldi. When the Doctor spends his last remaining days protecting a […]

Lindalee’s Doctor Who, Fan Art Review (Episode 9)

In her first Fan Art Review since her visit to London, Lindalee has a packed episode full of contests, stories and all new Fan Art to show. Find out who won our 1st custom art contest, find out about our next cool art contest, check out some cool Fan Art submissions from her viewers around […]

“ONCE UPON A TIME” (TV Review) S3 E11

Previously on “Once Upon A Time”… Peter Pan’s devious schemes to unleash the full power of Regina’s original curse became revealed. With all of the major characters reunited would their loyalties and romances be strengths or weaknesses? In the Winter Finale episode, the race is on to stop Pan from enacting another curse on the residents […]

MARVEL’S AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D. Ep. 10: The Bridge (T.V. review)

After a week off, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. returns with a new episode before taking a month off.  To quote my mom anytime someone hires a maid, supersizes their fries, or does anything else reminiscent of being rich, “Must be nice.” The Bridge pulls out all the stops by bringing us back to the beginning with […]

“ONCE UPON A TIME” (TV Review) S3 E10

Previously on Once Upon a Time… The Alliance was successful in saving Henry from Peter Pan. This was quite a feat as earlier on Henry had his heart ripped out of his chest in Pan’s quest for immortality. After capturing Pan’s body inside of Pandora’s Box Henry’s and Pan’s souls were switched leaving Henry in […]

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