November 2012

'Liz & Dick' review: One of the worst movies I've ever seen, TV or otherwise

If this is Lindsay Lohan's comeback, she's in even more trouble than ever.

I should've known better than to have anything but dreadful expectations before watching the new Lifetime movie Liz & Dick. What on earth made me think for one nano second that Lindsay Lohan could possibly pull off playing Elizabeth Taylor? Maybe I was just in some bizarre post-Thanksgiving turkey coma when I changed the channel.

Review: Dexter - “Argentina”

Season 7, Episode 8 - The tension is building as everything goes completely to hell.

When last we left our beloved anti-hero, Dexter was shacking up with another serial killer and pretty much lying to everyone about everything in order to keep his bases covered.  His sister wants him to kill his new girlfriend, Isaak is fresh out of jail and looking to take Dexter down and, to make matters even more complicated, Dex’s son Harrison and his two step-kids are showing up in town for a bit.

 

Review: Walking Dead - “Hounded”

Season 3, Episode 6 - Rick keeps going crazy while Michonne has problems of her own.

At the end of the last episode of The Walking Dead, we are left with a scene where Rick hears a nearby phone ringing.  In this week’s episode, he picks it up and discovers a person on the other end.  The person talks to him, explaining that she is part of a group of survivors and that they have a safe place where the zombie outbreak is not a problem.  Rick tries to chat with this person and convince them that they shou

ABC pulls the plug on two highly-touted freshman dramas

The party is over for 'Last Resort' and '666 Park Avenue'

Well, it's November, and that usually means it's time to start mourning the loss of some new TV shows that, for whatever reason, didn't make the cut. Over the weekend, ABC nixed two major new series: Last Resort and 666 Park Avenue. Unfortunately, I watched both, and I'm not surprised with the decision.

Review: Dexter - “Chemistry”

Season 7, Episode 7 - Dexter once again makes plenty of bad decisions because of a girl.

Dexter, our beloved serial killer, seems to have a bad habit of making the worst decisions whenever he becomes involved with a girl.  The only exception to that rule (depending on your point of view) would be Luman from season 5.  At least with her he was doing what he does best - hunting down and killing the bad guys.  But given his growing relationship with Hannah, Dex may have bitten off more than he can chew.

 

Review: Walking Dead - “Say the Word”

Season 3, Episode 5 - Rick goes crazy and The Governor isn’t really a nice guy.

As the latest episode of The Walking Dead begins, poor Rick has gone a little bit mad from the death of his beloved wife, Lori.  While many who watch the show rejoiced when she finally bit the dust, apparently Rick had some sort of feelings for her and is having a few problems dealing with his grief.  So he goes on a zombie-killing rampage, marching his way through the prison and slaughtering all in his path.

 

Television coverage of the 2012 election results gets creative

Painted ice skating rinks? Really?

Well, another election is in the books, along with live, never-ending televised election results coverage. I feel safe in projecting now that NBC News is the winner in the (also never-ending) Most Creative Election Results contest. Why? Well, anytime you take over one of the world's most famous ice skating rinks and paint it red/blue based on election returns, you win it all.

I must also give an honorable mention to CNN for the partnership with the Empire State Building. As results came in, the iconic New York City landmark lit up either red or blue. By night's end, it was entirely blue, indicating that Barack Obama was the projected winner. At least the coverage wasn't boring, right?

Review: Dexter - “Do the Wrong Thing”

Season 7, Episode 6 - Dexter tries to do the “right” thing, but ends up making his life even more complicated

Last week on Dexter we saw the resolution of several issues, but as this week’s episode, “Do the Wrong Thing” proves, these problems are not gone for good.  The old tensions begin to flare up again and new ones build.  And, perhaps most importantly, our loveable serial killer shows a side of himself that may be turn out to be his undoing.

 

Review: Walking Dead - “The Killer Within”

Season 3, Episode 4 - Say goodbye to a couple of Rick’s gang

This week’s episode of The Walking Dead, “The Killer Within” is the first time we get to watch both sides of the story going on at once.  On one hand we have Rick and his prison crew dealing with some zombie complications and on the other we have the cast at Woodbury, enjoying some leisure time behind the safety of The Governor’s walls.  Together, there is a great mix of both action and character development that ends

ABC hopes that “Malibu Country” can help bring them some needed ratings

Will “Malibu Country” give ABC the rating push they need?

During the year 2005 and prior, Friday nights was also known as TGIF nights for ABC viewers. This was another night of week in which fans could enjoy a night of laughter. Yet, the summer of 2005, that tradition was terminated. Now, ABC is trying to rebuild that tradition with two shows: “Last Man Standing” and “Malibu Country.”

“Last Man Standing” is a comedy show that stars Tim Allen. It was almost cancelled last season. This year it started with a very slow start. It saw a rating of 1.9 and a total of 7.8 million viewers.

Fringe: Will Peter go bald?

Caution: Spoilers ahead

This final season of Fringe is heating up as Walter and the group try to defeat the army of Observers that have taken over the Earth. In the latest episode, Peter and Olivia are reeling over the loss of their daughter at the hands of the Observers.

Olivia is in shock and Peter is just angry. He wants revenge and sees an opportunity by destroying the corridor system between their world and the future world of the Observers. They steal a power source for the wormhole and Peter uses the captured Observer to help him put it together.

Review: Dexter - “Swim Deep”

Season 7, Episode 5 - Dexter finds a guardian in Deborah, even if she still has her doubts

Things start to get a little bit convoluted and conflictual in this latest episode of Dexter, both heightening the potential danger of discovery that our anti-hero faces and pitting him in a much more threatening contest against the Russian mobster, Isaak.  By the end of the episode Dexter regains control of a sort, but it’s only a temporary reprieve and we will no doubt be seeing his world unravel as time goes on.

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