Monthly Archives: January 2012

Justified: Cut Ties

Last week’s episode centered around one of the two new big bads for season 3. Neal McDonough plays a villain more naturally that ninety nine percent of actors in the world, so I figured his transition would be seamless. Conversely, … Continue reading

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Lost Girl S1E1, “It’s a Fae, Fae, Fae, Fae World”

“Lost Girl” is Syfy’s new import from Canada, a fantasy show that’s in the middle of its second season in the land of flappy-heads. It’s derivative, low-rent, and jaw-droppingly poorly acted, but I’m not giving up just yet. The pilot, … Continue reading

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Justified: The Gunfighter

Harlan County isn’t very big. According to the last Census its population was just over 30,000. For being such a small place it sure houses a whole shit ton of bad guys. That’s the theme of ‘The Gunfighter.’ The title … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on How I Met Your Mother, Seasons 1-6

I don’t usually like sitcoms, ‘Friends’ and ‘Seinfeld’ being the rare exceptions. I only started watching ‘How I Met Your Mother’ after I saw the latest Muppets movie. Jason Segal was fantastic, as he’s been for years, and I figured … Continue reading

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House of Lies 101 (1/8)

House of Lies is Showtime’s new dark comedy starring Don Cheadle and Kristen Bell as management consultants. That’s it. They’re management consultants. It’s refreshingly low-concept, actually. I just wish it were refreshingly compelling. The show, which had its premiere on … Continue reading

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The Firm — Pilot / Chapter Two

I’d heard buzz about The Firm, NBC’s “ten years later” version of John Grisham’s novel: it’s awful, the dialogue is incompetent, there’s no way it survives, etc. This has to be exaggeration, right? It’s got all these awesome actors (Josh … Continue reading

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Revenge 1.11, “Duress”

Revenge is a night-time soap with high standards for absurd melodrama, but this week’s episode, which began with Tyler waving a gun around at a clambake, took the proceedings up a notch. When your hour starts with a slow-motion swing … Continue reading

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