‘Versailles’ Review: Series Premiere

“Welcome to Versailles!” The awe-inspiring drama has finally made its way to us via Ovation TV. Versailles begins in France in 1667. You will be exploring the great world of King Louis XIV, played brilliantly by George Blagden. If you watched Vikings, you are well aware of the depth and range of this phenomenal actor. Athelstan broke your heart in … [Read more...]

‘The Exorcist’ Review: Series Premiere

Get ready to celebrate Halloween early with the premiere of The Exorcist on FOX. This is the horror series of the season with striking visuals and tension so strong that your soul may just weep. Do you like it when your bones get that special kind of chill and your blood curdles? If so, this is your show. Don’t miss the series premiere of the … [Read more...]

‘Lethal Weapon’ Review: Series Premiere

Get ready because FOX has your Wednesday nights locked down. Who can resist the pairing of Lethal Weapon and Empire? Talk about a very interesting crossover concept. You know Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) would definitely bust out her broom. Oh, how I adore that no nonsense woman. Lethal Weapon is an action-packed series based on the popular films. … [Read more...]

‘Lucifer’ Review: Season Two Premiere “Everything’s Coming Up Lucifer”

Lucifer returns! The timing is just perfect because we clearly need more positive role models on television. I mean really, have you taken a gander at this current election? Even he would wash his hands of that fiasco. It’s clearly not his jam. If you enjoyed the first season, get ready for a deeper, darker, and cleverly intense second season. … [Read more...]

ANGIE TRIBECA Series Premiere Review

The entire first season of Angie Tribeca premieres tonight on TBS for 25 hours straight. The series was created by the perfectly bizarre minds of Steve and Nancy Carell. Angie Tribeca is definitely an homage to Airplane! and The Naked Gun franchise. The show is nothing but goofy, brainless fun that doesn’t pretend to be anything more and that’s … [Read more...]

COLONY Series Premiere Review

Colony premieres tonight on USA Network and you definitely need to check it out. It’s from the creative minds of Carlton Cuse (Lost) and Ryan Condal (Hercules). Since I’m already hooked on Bates Motel and The Strain, I figured I would give this Cuse series a shot and he wins again. Colony centers around a family that is trying to make things work … [Read more...]

FARGO Advance Review: “Fear and Trembling”

Things get mighty slippery in tonight’s encompassing episode of Fargo. The search for Rye Gerhardt continues as strange happenings are realized. Floyd has a difficult decision to make. Will she choose wisely? You are really not going to want to miss tonight’s episode. And if you haven’t realized it yet, Fargo is pure perfection. Last week’s … [Read more...]

FARGO Premiere Advance Review: “Waiting for Dutch”

Fargo returns this week with an all-new “true crime” case from 1979. What does that mean for your Monday nights? How about another round of brilliant storytelling and some really, really cool leather jackets. The spigot of creativity flows freely this season. Okay then. “Waiting for Dutch” - “In 1979, an unexpected turn of events at a diner … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: HOTEL Premiere Advance Review: “Checking In”

American Horror Story is back tonight and I mean really, really back. Your timeless stay at the Hotel Cortez will be something for the record books. If you are not pleased with your experience then feel free to write a review on Yelp, but they have a strict “no refunds” policy. Why the hell would you want to leave? American Horror Story: Hotel … [Read more...]

THE FLASH Season 2 Premiere Advance Review: “The Man Who Saved Central City”

The Flash zooms into its second season premiere with “The Man Who Saved Central City.” The episode begins months after the singularity struck Central City. Still blaming himself for the death of Eddie (Rick Cosnett), Barry (Grant Gustin) has decided to go it alone. He severs ties with his friends in order to keep them out of danger, protecting the … [Read more...]

THE GRINDER Series Premiere Advance Review

The time has finally come for you to experience The Grinder. Rob Lowe and Fred Savage will own your Tuesday nights. Is that really such a bad thing? They are the ultimate duo. “When his long-running hit series comes to an end, Dean decides to move back to his small home town to take over his family’s law firm.” You are not going to want to miss the … [Read more...]

YOU’RE THE WORST Season 2 Premiere Advance Review: “The Sweater People”

Get stoked because You’re the Worst is back this week and it’s even funnier than last season. Season two just goes for it and unleashes a whole new level of filthy, filthy awesomeness. Raise your hand if you still have Lindsay’s rendition of Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” in your head. Kether Donohue has some pipes on her. I hope we get to … [Read more...]

SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL Series Premiere Advance Review: “Don’t Wanna Die Anonymous”

Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll premieres tonight on FX and it’s definitely worth checking out. Don’t be fooled into thinking this is just another run-of-the-mill show about musicians and their excesses. This series has heart and features Denis Leary at his finest. If that doesn’t speak to you then I’ll add that Flash is pretty damn hot. Come for … [Read more...]

THE STRAIN Season Two Premiere Advance Review: “BK, NY”

Season two of The Strain premieres tonight on FX. I thoroughly enjoyed the season two premiere. I like where the series is headed. Some of your questions will be answered in the premiere through creative storytelling. The only thing that I can’t believe hasn’t happened yet is that Vasiliy Fet (Kevin Durand) hasn’t eradicated that mysterious entity … [Read more...]

HANNIBAL Advance Review: “Secondo”

Tonight’s episode of Hannibal is my favorite so far this season. It really sets things in motion and features a very startling occurrence. Hannibal is a series that you just watch in complete wonderment. There is really nothing like it on television. Hannibal will nourish all of your senses. You are not going to want to miss tonight’s … [Read more...]

HANNIBAL Season Three Premiere Advance Review: “Antipasto”

It’s finally here! The season three premiere of Hannibal airs tonight on NBC. This show is perfection in every single way. It’s exactly what television should be and so rarely is. Every episode is a visually stunning and uniquely entertaining masterpiece. Prepare yourselves for tonight’s journey. Once upon a time… The season two finale of … [Read more...]

THE AMERICANS Season Finale Advance Review: “March 8, 1983”

Tonight, there is only one thing that needs to be on your television and that is the season three finale of The Americans. That is all! Seriously, the finale is phenomenal. This season has taken the series to a whole new level, and you are going to be so tremendously happy that it has been renewed for another season. Bring on season four! “March 8, … [Read more...]

THE COMEDIANS Series Premiere Advance Review

The Comedians premieres on Thursday at 10/9c on FX. Billy Crystal and Josh Gad must learn to work together in this show within a show. It takes you behind-the-scenes of a fictional sketch comedy show. Billy and Josh play existential versions of themselves. The show is based on a Swedish series. “Pilot” – Billy Crystal and Josh Gad are reluctantly … [Read more...]

MAD MEN Recap: “Severance”

Since its pilot aired in 2007, Mad Men has won over an audience of millions with its complex characters and authentic portrayal of the 1960's. Over the last seven years it has thrown its name in the conversation for one of the best dramas of all time. "Severance", the first of the last seven episodes, sets the scene for an epic finish to an epic … [Read more...]

THE MESSENGERS Series Premiere Advance Review: “Awakening”

The Messengers is coming to CW. I must admit I’ve been highly anticipating this new CW series as I’m a big fan of anything that combines angels and an impending apocalypse. And right out of the gate it looks like the series will deliver on those two things in spades. The pilot opens in Houston, Texas with two hospital employees having a genial … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Advance Review: “Burned”

With only a small amount of episodes remaining, Justified makes every second count. Tonight’s episode is a thrill ride. “Get ready for the boom.” As some questions are answered new ones are posed in typical Justified fashion. There is just no replacing this show. “Burned” – Raylan and Boyd each test Ava’s loyalty, and Markham’s plans to win over … [Read more...]

iZOMBIE Series Premiere Advance Review

When I first heard the name and premise of iZombie, I have to admit I was a bit leery. A zombie that assists the police in solving deaths after she eats their brains and absorbs their memories? Sounds a bit bizarre to say the least, especially when The Walking Dead tries to make a zombie apocalypse as realistic as possible. When the trailers … [Read more...]

KITTENS IN A CAGE Review

If you’re like me and have already grown weary of this year’s television offerings, you may want to check out Kittens In A Cage. Written, directed and executive produced by Jillian Armenante, Kittens In A Cage is based on the play by Kelleen Conway Blanchard. What can I say about Kittens In A Cage? It’s fucking hysterical! Unfortunately my editor … [Read more...]

VIKINGS Advance Review: “Mercenary”

Vikings returns tonight with an episode that is sure to get you excited about the new season. The season three premiere gives you a taste of everything that you love about the series: complex characters, betrayal, action, strong women, Ragnar’s award winning glances, Althelstan’s devotion, and Floki. “Mercenary” – Ragnar and Lagertha’s fleets … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Advance Review “Fate’s Right Hand”

The previous season of Justified set up its final season to surely go down as the most magnificent showdown of wits in television history. The unrivaled series will air its final season premiere tonight. It’s a bittersweet occasion. The premiere is painfully phenomenal. I’m not going to lie; I did get teary-eyed. The brilliant Garret Dillahunt … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Suits of Woe”

If you enjoyed last week’s earth-shattering episode of Sons of Anarchy you are in for another thrilling ride tonight. You will be left speechless, and the performances that come out of this episode alone are beyond award worthy. “Suits of Woe” – The SOA organization bears down on SAMCRO and Jax comes face to face with an ugly truth. Written by … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Faith and Despondency”

R.I.P. Bobby Munson! It was disheartening to watch the ending of that beautiful man last week. Thanks to Mark Boone Junior for giving us the best of everything. Tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy is one for the record books. They dance among the darkest corners of human existence and what is unearthed will leave you breathless. The episode starts … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “What a Piece of Work Is Man”

Tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy is one that you are not going to want to miss. It’s a meaty one. I don’t know about you but when packages get delivered to my door I now shudder. Bobby (Mark Boone Junior) is only a few weeks shy from appearing in a vintage Metallica video. They need to bring Bobby home stat. It’s heartbreaking to watch those … [Read more...]

THE 100 Advance Review “Inclement Weather”

The excitement is heating up on this week’s episode of The 100. Now that almost everyone is down on the surface of Earth, it’s becoming a battle for survival. Clarke (Eliza Taylor) who has been suspicious of her new seemingly utopian environment, demands some answers from President Dante Wallace (Raymond Barry). When she’s not satisfied, she starts … [Read more...]

STALKER Advance Review “Pilot”

Stalker, starring Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q, premieres tonight at 10/9c on CBS. Stalker is further proof that Kevin Williamson doesn’t want us to sleep EVER. Seriously, this is creepy on so many levels. It’s all too real and that is what adds to this skin-crawling thriller. I love you Kevin Williams for The Following and kind of hate you for … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Poor Little Lambs”

Tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy is my favorite of the season so far and it’s not just because the ethereal Venus Van Dam (Walton Goggins) is back. Nero (Jimmy Smits) describes tonight’s episode perfectly, “Holy shit!” Yes, you will be saying that. Don’t miss tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy. “Poor Little Lambs” – A past effort to help one … [Read more...]

GOTHAM “Pilot” Advance Review

FOX will chase away your Monday night blues with the series premiere of Gotham and the season premiere of Sleepy Hollow. How can you go wrong with that combo? You just can’t. I’ve been looking forward to Gotham since the cast was announced. They had me at Donal Logue (Terriers), Ben McKenzie (Southland), and David Mazouz (Touch)—three of the very … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Black Widower”

Tonight marks the beginning of the end of one of the best shows on television, Sons of Anarchy. Tuesday nights will never be the same again. I honestly never thought I would even be interested in a series about a motorcycle club and yet, here I sit contemplating the end of something that has become so near and dear to me. Not only is the show … [Read more...]

THE BRIDGE Season Two Premiere Review “Yankee”

You are not going to want to miss the phenomenal season two premiere of The Bridge tonight on FX. I really enjoyed the first season but this season just goes for it. The premiere episode instantly finds its way directly under your skin and there it shall remain. “Yankee” – Sonya meets a man connected to her past as Marco discovers that he’s no … [Read more...]

PENNY DREADFUL Advance Review: “Séance”

If you enjoyed the premiere of Penny Dreadful, get ready to be amazed at what the second episode has planned for you. Of course, as viewers, we do not need to heed the warnings set fourth by Sir Malcolm; “Do not be amazed at anything you see, and don’t hesitate.” You can’t help but watch the series in pure amazement. It’s spectacular and flawlessly … [Read more...]

FARGO Series Premiere Review “The Crocodile’s Dilemma”

 Fargo premieres tonight on FX, and I can assure you that this is one series that you don’t want to miss. It features an all-new “true crime” mystery and a whole new intriguing cast of characters. This limited series is an original adaptation of the feature film. It does have a similar tone as the film, but that’s about it. The cast is phenomenal … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Season Five Finale Review “Restitution”

Tonight on the season five finale of Justified, a meticulously crafted conclusion is reached. This season has been phenomenal and it certainly ends on that note. It’s upsetting that we only have one more season to revel in the beautifully acted storytelling but the final season is sure to be monumental. “Restitution” –- Raylan has one shot at … [Read more...]

VIKINGS Review “Eye for an Eye”

Tonight’s episode of Vikings is a masterpiece. If you haven’t fallen in love with Athelstan already, just wait until tonight. George Blagden’s phenomenal performance will literally take your breath away. It’s one of those performances that will inspire people for years to come. Don’t even think about missing Vikings tonight at 10/9c on … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Review “Wrong Roads”

Tonight on Justified, Shakespeare happens. This season has been one of the best and tonight’s episode follows along that path. The incredible Eric Roberts (Bullet in the Face) guest stars. “Wrong Road” –- Raylan partners with a maverick DEA agent (Eric Roberts) whose bad behavior feels uncomfortably familiar, while Boyd makes a hard choice to … [Read more...]

VIKINGS Review “Brother’s War”

What happens when you pit brother against brother? You will find out on the season two premiere of Vikings, which airs tonight at 10/9c on History. The premiere doesn’t waste any time with sweet talk – things get hairy rather quickly. When you welcome Vikings into your home prepare to go on a dark, unprecedented journey. “Brother’s War” – Ragnar … [Read more...]

THE AMERICANS Review “Comrades”

Get your box of disguises ready because The Americans will be on your television tonight. If you enjoyed the first season of this period drama then get ready to delve deeper. Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell reprise their roles as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings. The premiere doesn’t just politely remind you why you fell in love with the show - it … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Season Finale Advance Review “The Seven Wonders”

Are you ready to meet the new Supreme?  Tonight’s the night that we have all been waiting for, as bittersweet as it is.  The final chapter of American Horror Story: Coven is upon us.  What a glorious season of witches and obscene mayhem that would even make Tig blush.  “The Seven Wonders” – A new Supreme rises.  Tonight's episode is an extended … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Advance Review “Go to Hell”

Are you ready for the second to last episode of American Horror Story: Coven?  I can’t believe the season is almost over.  One of tonight’s highlights is the return of Papa Legba, played by Lance Reddick. “Go to Hell” – Cordelia’s latest vision puts the Coven’s future in question.  With the end of Fiona’s reign approaching, the girls manifest … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Advance Review “Good Intentions”

Tonight on Justified – Boyd says some things that he’s going to regret; Dewey gets schooled; and Raylan plays house with someone special.  Three episodes in and this is already becoming one of my favorite seasons of Justified. You are not going to want to miss a single minute.  Adding to my excitement, it was announced that the gorgeous Mary … [Read more...]

THE FOLLOWING Advance Review “Resurrection”

The Following returns tonight with a preview episode after the NFC Championship game and will return next Monday night, January 27, at 9/8c on FOX.  “Resurrection” is phenomenal and by far one of the creepiest episodes to date. In the season finale, Debra Parker (Annie Parisse) lost her life and Ryan Hardy (Kevin Bacon) implemented swift … [Read more...]

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Advance Review “The Citadel”

This Wednesday, the excitement returns as The Tomorrow People airs its tenth episode, "The Citadel," on CW at 9pm. Before it went on hiatus for the holidays, we saw Stephen (Robbie Amell) go on a near death jaunt in attempts to find out more about his father. Well now he’s back, and he may have a clue that will help unite his father with the … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Advance Review “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks”

American Horror Story: Coven returns tonight with an amazing episode featuring two very special guest stars - Stevie Nicks and Lance Reddick.  You are not going to want to miss this one.  “The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks” – Fiona attempts to out the new Supreme with a visit from Stevie Nicks.  Cordelia learns the truth about Hank and the Witch … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Advance Review “A Murder of Crowes”

Justified finally returns tonight with one hell of a season premiere.  David Koechner even guest stars as Deputy Sutter.  How fantastic is that?  You only need to watch one episode to realize exactly why Justified has such a loyal fanbase.  We have to remember Elmore Leonard, on this day, for sharing his stories with us.  His writing was unique and … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Advance Review “Head”

Tonight on American Horror Story: Coven, Cordelia’s (Sarah Paulson) attacker is revealed and she becomes a bit Bowie.  “Head” – Fiona (Jessica Lange) looks to form an alliance with Marie Laveau (Angela Bassett). Nan (Jamie Brewer) learns a disturbing truth about Luke’s (Alexander Dreymon) past. Written by Tim Minear; Directed by Howard … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “You Are My Sunshine”

Tonight’s penultimate episode of season six of Sons of Anarchy proves that lullabies are one of the many tools of the devil.  Charming is a mad but beautiful world.  “You Are My Sunshine” - As the dust begins to settle, Jax’s world is suddenly turned upside down.  Tonight’s episode was directed by Paris Barclay and written by Kurt Sutter, Kem Nunn, … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Advance Review “The Axeman Cometh”

Tonight on American Horror Story: Coven, an “invisible” man says hello and Cordelia’s new power brings her closer to the truth. Also, my favorite tortured soul is back. “The Axeman Cometh” – Zoe, Queenie, and Nan make contact with a dark spirit trapped in the Academy. Cordelia’s new power brings on a heartbreaking revelation. Written by Douglas … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Huang Wu”

Was last week’s episode of Sons of Anarchy intense enough for you? Just when you start to get comfortable again another week of chaos presents itself. We haven’t signed on to watch the Sons of Knitting, so bring on the madness. Although, I’m sure knitting could get pretty ugly. All kidding aside, tonight’s episode puts everyone’s true colors on … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN Advance Review “Burn, Witch. Burn!”

Just when you thought American Horror Story: Coven couldn’t get any creepier, a delightful little tea party enters the picture. You win again Murphy; you win again. Denis O’Hare is the master of horror. Enjoy the silence and fear the teddy bears. Seriously, you can’t help but be in awe of Spalding and his loyalty to Fiona (Jessica Lange). Spalding … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “John 8:32”

Allow the characters to take you on a mystical journey of tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy. “Shit happened.” “That’s some crazy ass shit.” That’s pretty much all you need to know. It’s just...WOW! “Jax learns new secrets that turn his world sideways.” That is clearly an understatement. After the hurt that rained down on the family last week, do … [Read more...]

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Advance Review – “Kill or Be Killed”

This Wednesday night‘s episode of The Tomorrow People, “Kill or Be Killed” should make fans of Veronica Mars very excited, as Jason Dohring guest stars as Killian McCrane. A deadly former operative of Ultra, Killian reappears after years off the grid. Stephen (Robbie Amell), who is still working within Ultra, tries to get John’s (Luke Mitchell) … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review – “Los Fantasmas”

Sons of Anarchy has taken some pretty interesting turns this season.  Tara (Maggie Siff) has become a skilled master in the art of illusion.  I get that she has been pushed so far that she feels this is her only option, but there is always a price to be paid.  Is she ready for the dire consequences that will result when and if this plan blows up in … [Read more...]

DRACULA Series Premiere Advance Review

Dracula, it has been far too long but tonight you will be reborn and take on legendary form.  Jonathan Rhys Meyers stars as Dracula in tonight’s series premiere of Dracula on NBC.  Finally, Jonathan is back on television.  His performance as King Henry VIII in The Tudors was remarkable. They could not have cast a better Dracula. Jonathan does a … [Read more...]

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Advance Review – “Girl, Interrupted”

This Wednesday, with the third episode of The Tomorrow People, entitled “Girl, Interrupted,” we see the series picking up steam as we learn more about the other Tomorrow People. When Stephen (Robbie Amell) telepathically picks up a classmate’s harmful intentions, he finds out exactly how the other Tomorrow People feel about helping humans. We get … [Read more...]

REIGN Advance Review – Watch the series premiere October 17 on The CW

This is CW’s shot at a period piece based loosely on Mary, Queen of Scots. There’s fancy costumes, a magnificent estate and beautiful young people. Everything looked so clean between the wardrobe, the sets and the perfect hair, that it doesn’t quite feel authentic whatsoever. And just when I found myself somewhat getting into the show, they would … [Read more...]

THE TOMORROW PEOPLE Advance Review – Watch the series premiere Wednesday on The CW

It’s not X-Men. It’s not Heroes. It’s The Tomorrow People! And as a nerd, I’m somewhat offended by the comparisons because the original UK series of The Tomorrow People aired in the early 70’s. And I used to love it when I was a child. So this is a reboot and easily my favorite new series from CW.  The Tomorrow People are the next step in human … [Read more...]

THE ORIGINALS Premiere Advance Review “Always and Forever”

  This new series has a rather ironic title considering it’s not original, but a spin-off from the popular series The Vampire Diaries. Of course, anyone familiar with The Vampire Diaries, knows everyone’s favorite vampire-werewolf hybrid named Klaus (Joseph Morgan), as well as his family. The Originals follows Klaus back to his old stomping … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Poenitentia”

Sons of Anarchy has joined Rafi’s (The League) Domination League because seriously, this season is taking over television.  You couldn’t stop watching it even if you wanted to.  Tonight’s episode is full of irony, disgust, tragedy, action, insight, déjà vu, fringe, free range briefs, apologizing, creepy glares, and a few comical thrusts.  … [Read more...]

HOSTAGES Series Premiere Advance Review

Hostages is the thrilling new drama that you have all been waiting for.  It stars the brilliantly talented duo of Dylan McDermott and Toni Collette.  I’m elated that Dylan McDermott and Jerry Bruckheimer have joined forces again because the last time that they got together in television land Dark Blue was born.  I adored and still mourn the loss of … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “One One Six”

Sons of Anarchy returned last week with a record-breaking premiere.  The premiere explored some very dark and disturbing storylines.  Kurt is not one to shy away from controversy, but many say that he crossed the line.  Let me ask you this – If you don’t speak about something does it go away?  What would you tell someone who is so distraught that … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Season 6 Premiere Advance Review “Straw”

Sons of Anarchy is back this week with a premiere so unsettling that it will be the most talked about 90 minutes on television.  It visits one of the darkest places, but just hold your breath and let it go where it needs to go.  Cue The Seer from Vikings with a foreshadowing now you see moment.  “Straw” – As Jax continues to push the club into more … [Read more...]

THE LEAGUE Season 5 Premiere Advance Review “The Bachelor Draft” on FXX

The League returns tonight and it comes bearing guest star gifts.  The hilarious and handsome Adam Brody joins the gang and his character has some news to share.  I loved Adam as the “Dildo King” in House of Lies this season, and I’m not afraid to admit that I enjoyed him in Jennifer’s Body.  Okay, perhaps I should be a bit ashamed of that but he … [Read more...]

SLEEPY HOLLOW Advance Premiere Review

San Diego Comic-Con has become a great venue to roll out TV pilots, so that the networks can build up excitement for their upcoming season.  This year I caught the pilot of the new Fox show, Sleepy Hollow, that films in my home state of NC. This Sleepy Hollow is different than other versions we have been subject to in the past. Ichabod Crane … [Read more...]

THE SIDEKICK Advance Review

One of the perks of attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con 2013 was the premiere of The Sidekick. Directed by Michael J. Weithorn, and written by and starring Rob Benedict, Comic-Con was the perfect place for the premiere of this superhero comedy. After the premiere, the audience was treated to a very entertaining panel featuring cast members, … [Read more...]

COVERT AFFAIRS Season 4 Advance Review – “Vamos” – USA Network

From the moment Annie Walker (Piper Perabo) met Auggie Anderson (Christopher Gorham), there was always a special chemistry between the two. Now, after three seasons of fans watching them fall in and out of love with other people, they have finally come to accept their love for each other (cue sigh of relief and happiness!). Trust has always been … [Read more...]

SUITS Season 3 Premiere Advance Review – “The Arrangement” – USA Network

They say a secret is a secret only if nobody else but you know about it. For the past two years, Mike Ross (Patrick J Adams), his boss Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and his forever loyal assistant Donna (Sarah Rafferty) have tried to keep the fact that Mike never went to law school a secret from the rest of the world. The truth came out when … [Read more...]

MANIAC Advance Film Review

If you were thinking about enjoying a relaxing night out on the town, or a delightful bubble bath, just remember that Frank (Elijah Wood) is everywhere.  He sees you and knows exactly where you live.  Maniac is one of those films that will have you questioning your every move.  How much do you really know about that person that you are chatting … [Read more...]

WILFRED Season Three Premiere Advance Review

Are you ready for a double dose of Wilfred tonight?  FX is starting the season off right with an extended feature of one of the most bizarre (one of my favorite words spoken with an Australian accent) comedies on television.  In the first episode, “Uncertainty” - “Ryan (Elijah Wood) and Wilfred (Jason Gann) search for Wilfred’s original owner.”  In … [Read more...]

EMPIRE OF THE SUN Advance Album Review – ICE ON THE DUNE

After enlightening us with Walking on a Dream, the long-awaited second chapter from Empire of the Sun, Ice on the Dune, has arrived.  It will be released in its entirety on June 18.  Their first single, “Alive,” is just a small sample of the transcendental journey that you will be taken on.  Empire of the Sun’s music is a thing a beauty and with … [Read more...]

GRACELAND Advance Review “Guadalajara Dog” USA Network

As far as first day in a new job goes, Mike Warren (Aaron Tveit) can safely say his was a success. Now, armed with a newly-earned nickname, he faces an even bigger challenge – to investigate his on-the-job trainer, Paul Briggs (Daniel Sunjata). But that’s not all – he has received orders for a psych evaluation after the shooting he witnessed when … [Read more...]

GRACELAND Series Premiere Advance Review USA Network

It drew a lot of buzz and excitement when the trailer for Graceland was shown at the 2012 USA Network Upfronts. Created by Jeff Eastin (creator of White Collar which airs on the same network), it already has a ready-made fan base before the first snippet of the show even saw the light of day. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that the show stars one of … [Read more...]

PSYCH Advance Review Season 7 Finale “No Trout About It” USA Network

It’s amazing how quickly a season finale comes upon us when there is no mid-season hiatus to interrupt a great run of Psych. After a heart-melting few weeks when Shules (Shawn and Jules) were temporarily separated, it is absolutely fitting that the pair is now reunited and working together, along with Gus and Lassie to fend off a baddie from … [Read more...]

HANNIBAL Advance Review “Entrée” NBC

Who is the Chesapeake Ripper?  Tonight on Hannibal you will meet Dr. Gideon, played by the glorious Eddie Izzard. When an opportunity arises it is acted upon with dire consequences.  I can’t help but praise Eddie for putting his own spin on Dr. Gideon.  No matter what role he takes on he always adds his unique flare to it.  Some actors try to do … [Read more...]

HANNIBAL Advance Review “Amuse-Bouche” NBC

Last week’s premiere of Hannibal was only the beginning of what this intriguing series has in store for us.  Tonight’s episode is one of the most terrifying, yet visually stunning, episodes that I have seen so far.  The magnificent visual elements of this series can’t be praised enough.  When so many shows go straight for the overproduced … [Read more...]

HANNIBAL Advance Review “Apéritif” NBC

Hannibal premieres tonight on NBC.  My initial thoughts regarding Hannibal was that it was either going to be extraordinary or dreadful.  It’s not a middle-of-the-road type of series.  I’m happy to report that the series was done properly and is, in fact, spectacular.  It starts out strong and five episodes in, you still have that original nervous … [Read more...]

PSYCH Advance Review “100 Clues” USA Network

It has been seven years now and Shawn Spencer (James Roday) is still managing to be the best fake psychic detective on television (and don’t let anyone – the “Mentals”? – tell you otherwise!). This week, this “little” cable network show celebrates its 100th episode with an ode to Clue which includes some of the original cast members from the 1985 … [Read more...]

PSYCH Advance Review “Lassie Jerky” USA Network

Bigfoot is real and is hiding out in the woods of Santa Barbara. Or at least that’s what a couple of college students, Katie (Kate Rogal) and Chavo (Alex Enriquez) believe, as they venture into the woods to make a documentary to enter the Student Academy Awards. Through their blog, they enlist the help of Shawn (James Roday) for his psychic … [Read more...]

PSYCH Season 7 Advance Review “Juliet Takes A Luvvah” USA Network

It is with much relief that we know Henry (Corbin Bernsen) survives his shooting and that this close call makes Shawn (James Roday) realize that he needs to grow up and take better care of his old man.  But he doesn’t have to do this alone, for dear mom, Madeleine (Cybill Shepherd), also arrives from out of town to help out.  Suddenly, the Spencer … [Read more...]

WHITE COLLAR Season 4 Finale Advance Review “In the Wind” USA Network

For the long-time, die-hard WHITE COLLAR fans, you will notice in the season 4 finale that there are a lot of reminders of the past, which is apropos given the season’s primary story arc has been about Neal’s (Matt Bomer) exploration of his family history.  This is explored even further as Neal and his father, James (Treat Williams), share a great … [Read more...]

VIKINGS Premiere Advance Review “Rites of Passage” History Channel

VIKINGS premieres tonight on History and I strongly urge you to watch this visually stunning masterpiece created by Michael Hirst. Travis Fimmel’s brilliant portrayal of Ragnar Lothbrok, in the first scene alone, was enough to sell the series to me. I’ve always been a fan of his work and his presence alongside Patrick Swayze in The Beast really … [Read more...]

PSYCH Season 7 Premiere Advance Review “Santabarbaratown 2, Lethal Weapon 5” USA Network

It seems like it’s been forever since we saw the Psych gang on our screens (well, if you don’t count the amazing Psych Slumber Party marathon a couple of weeks ago). So, to refresh your memory, in “Santabarbaratown,” Henry (Corbin Bernsen), got his badge back temporarily to join the SBPD to solve the murder of the woman whose disappearance he had … [Read more...]

WHITE COLLAR Advance Review “Empire City” USA Network

There is always a lot of fun when Neal (Matt Bomer) and Peter (Tim DeKay) work together to solve a mystery, but it is even more challenging when they work independently of each other to achieve the same goals (think back to the mystery of the music box in season 1). Following Elizabeth’s (Tiffani Thiessen) impassioned request of Neal to lie to … [Read more...]

THE AMERICANS Series Premiere Advance Review FX

The Americans premieres tonight on FX.  If you are a fan of spy dramas and have been longing for another glimpse of that spectacular fashion from the 1980s (high waisted GUESS jeans and bodysuits), this show is exactly what you have been waiting for.   Keri Russell and Matthew Rhys star as Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, two KGB spies that have been … [Read more...]

SHAMELESS Advance Review “May I Trim Your Hedges?” Showtime

Last week on Shameless, Frank (William H. Macy) finally broke Debs (Emma Kenney).  Can you believe that he made that phone call?  Tonight Frank really earns his Father of the Year award.  “May I Trim Your Hedges?” is written by Krista Vernoff and directed by Steve Shill. Veronica (Shanola Hampton) and Kevin have some issues to work out regarding … [Read more...]

SUITS Advance Review “Blood in the Water” USA Network

Actions have consequences.  Mike (Patrick J Adams) is finally heeding Harvey’s (Gabriel Macht) advice to clean up his act.  First went the married former girlfriend, Tess, and now he reluctantly farewells his stash of weed from his apartment. Unfortunately, Harvey is still in a bad mood after the romantic weekend he had planned to woo Zoe failed to … [Read more...]

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Season Finale Advance Review “Madness Ends” FX

Tonight we wrap up another incredible chapter of American Horror Story: Asylum.  What a magnificent journey our tour through the asylum has been.  We got a chance to witness the minds of madness and the maddening of minds.  At times it was almost too overwhelming to watch.  Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk know exactly what to do to make people crawl … [Read more...]

SHAMELESS Advance Review “The American Dream” Showtime

Shameless got off to a spectacular start last week and I can honestly tell you that you haven’t seen anything yet.  Frank Gallagher (William H. Macy) is just getting started.  He has been reborn into a scummier version of himself.  He takes things too far, even for Frank.  Tonight’s episode, “The American Dream,” is written by Nancy M. Pimental and … [Read more...]

JUSTIFIED Advance Review “Where’s Waldo” FX

Everybody loves Raylan (Timothy Olyphant); that is his gift and his curse.  In tonight’s episode of Justified – “Raylan finds himself facing off against a dangerous family who has been struggling to keep a dark secret hidden from everyone outside of their circle; Boyd encounters an eccentric preacher who routinely works with dangerous snakes.  … [Read more...]

WHITE COLLAR Season 4 Winter Premiere Advance Review “Family Business” USA Network

Now that fans have had time to digest the revelation that Sam (Treat Williams) is actually Neal’s (Matt Bomer) long-lost father, James Bennett, it’s time for some more truths to be told.  Not surprisingly, Neal has a lot of questions for his father, chief among them being whether he was guilty of murdering a fellow cop. Flashing back to a … [Read more...]

SUITS Season 2 Winter Premiere Advance Review “Blind-Sided” USA Network

In the aftermath of the war between Daniel Hardman and Jessica Pearson (Gina Torres), the firm of Pearson Hardman is trying to return to normal, and this means Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and his assistant-extraordinaire, Donna (Sarah Rafferty) are back where they belong.  Louis Litt (Rick Hoffman), having had his brief moment in the sun when … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Season Finale Advance Review “J’ai Obtenu Cette” FX

It’s hard to believe that tonight will be our last night in Charming until late next year.  Sons of Anarchy has shown us its darkest colors and the rivers of crimson will never subside.  Season five has been an arduous and intense journey.  “Keeping life beautiful” has never been so ugly.  “J’ai Obtenu Cette” – Jax strikes a deal while ridding … [Read more...]

DEADFALL Film Review

Eric Bana and Olivia Wilde play siblings that have committed a robbery at a casino when their plan for a simple escape to the Canadian border is abruptly changed due to dangerous snow covered highways. They are forced to separate in a forest during a snowstorm with plans to meet up. Addison (Bana) embarks on a murderous journey to find shelter and … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Darthy” FX

Last week on Sons of Anarchy we met Donal Logue’s character and tonight we will get a proper introduction.  Jane’s Addiction fans get excited because Dave Navarro also has a guest-starring role that begins tonight.  If that isn’t enough for you the legendary Peter Weller directed tonight’s episode. “Darthy” –Jax makes arrangements to take the club … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “To Thine Own Self” FX

Sons of Anarchy doesn’t mess around when it comes to choosing guest stars.  This week, Donal Logue is added to its exceptional roster of talent this season.  Terriers fans will be delighted to see another one of their favorites join the cast, and I’m betting that we will get to see Donal’s character interact with Roosevelt (Rockmond Dunbar).  It’s … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Crucifixed” FX

Tonight’s episode of Sons of Anarchy doesn’t stray from this season’s theme of blood, violence, and tears.  Oh yes, blood will be shed and in a cinematically beautiful way.  Guy Ferland did a brilliant job directing “Crucifixed.”  “Anticipating backlash, Jax goes into high gear with his own agenda.”  Written by Kem Nunn. Last week on Sons of … [Read more...]

SONS OF ANARCHY Advance Review “Andare Pescare” FX

Every time I watch an episode of Sons of Anarchy this season I can’t help but think of that scene from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, “The Wondrous Boat Ride.” Being a fan of Sons of Anarchy is like always being on that scary boat ride.  You never know what direction Kurt is going to take you but you sure as hell know that you are going to … [Read more...]