Category: Television Reviews

REVIEW: Brave New World – Season 1

I had always thought that an adaptation of Brave New World would be little more than a dream. I remember when it was first announced as a Syfy project with Steven Spielberg involved as a producer and immediately put the book on my “to be read” pile. However, when the show failed to mater...

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REVIEW: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Season 1, Episode 9, “Sing, Sing, Sing”

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*SPOILERS* “Sing, Sing, Sing” opens on Tiago and Lewis discussing who could have shot at them; Lewis thinks it’s Nazis. Councilman Townsend is beside himself, convinced that the voters hate him. Alex encourages him to contact his father, insisting that it’s not over. Dr. Craft tells Elsa tha...

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REVIEW: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Season 1, Episode 8, “Hide and Seek”

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*SPOILERS* “Hide and Seek” finds Tom burying his dead hamster. He tells Maria that Frank killed the hamster, and she believes him, but insists that he keep it to himself for now. She gives him a coyote charm to protect him. Councilwoman Beck tells Townsend that she knows about his orient...

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REVIEW: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Season 1, Episode 7, “Maria and the Beast”

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*SPOILERS* In “Maria and the Beast,” Tiago’s mother Maria sees Magda in the street when she rides the bus. Molly says she’ll take Tiago as he is, and they again hook up. Michener photographs Brian talking to the Nazis. Dr. Craft tells the boys about their mother going to the ...

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REVIEW: Penny Dreadful: City of Angels – Season 1, Episode 6, “How it is With Brothers”

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*SPOILERS* “How it is With Brothers” opens with Michener comforting Tiago over the loss of the third murderer, not knowing him to be Tiago’s brother. The Chief gives them the first shot at questioning the man they brought in. While Michener goes to get a drink, the boy calls Tiago on his lie a...

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REVIEW: Snowpiercer – Season 1, Episode 2 “Prepare To Brace”

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After last week’s subpar premiere, I was hoping that Snowpiercer would pick up. I also hoped Brakeman Bess Till would have a bit more to do here and avoid being overshadowed by her superiors. Since the writers are building her up as Layton’s partner, she should be more fleshed out. So, did ̶...

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