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Arrow “Seeing Red” — TV EPISODE REVIEW


Stephen Amell, Susanna Thompson, and some random dude in Arrow

This is a review. So major spoilers will be included.

How good is Arrow? I mean, seriously, this show keeps getting better and better. This season has improved on almost every fault that season one had. Let’s see…I hated Laurel, I loved Slade, and I hated Thea. We got less Laurel, more Slade, and unfortunately not less Thea. Two out of three isn’t bad. But the acting has gotten way better, the action scenes have been better choreographed, and the story keeps you guessing. What more can you ask for? “Seeing Red” brings us in pretty much where the last episode left us; with Roy waking up from his Mirakuru coma. And casualties occurred. Continue reading

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12 TV Deaths That Still Affect Us Emotionally

Michael McElhatton and Richard Madden in Game of Thrones’ famous “Red Wedding”

There are still numerous deaths on television that affect us to this day. Some deaths either still make us very sad or piss us off completely. There are many different emotions; anger, sadness, shock, etc. This list isn’t specific to any one of them. All of these emotions affect us on a day to day basis. It is only right that I showcase the deaths on television that, at least for me, bring out certain emotions. With the most recent deaths on Game of Thrones and The Good Wife, I feel this is the perfect time to write this. Oh, and if you don’t want to know the deaths of characters on shows you haven’t seen, don’t do this to yourself by willingly reading spoilers. There is the only warning you will get. Let’s move on. Continue reading

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The Series Finale and the Difficulty of Satisfying Fans

The late and great James Gandolfini in the final episode of HBO’s The Sopranos

Why are series finales so hard to do in the right way? It seems like a weird question. A show can run at a near perfect level of quality for several years; but then it can piss fans off beyond belief with their final episodes. Why does that happen? This entire post is happening because of a series of conversations I have had with several people over the last few weeks. I’ve asked them what some of their favorite finales were and why they liked or hated specific ones. Shows like The Sopranos can leave fans with a bitter taste in their mouths after the final few minutes and Dexter can make the entire series feel like a waste of time to other fans. It is actually quite funny in a way. These shows become landmarks for what the quality of television should be. Yet they still manage to make fans angry.
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Community Season Five Finale “Basic Sandwich’ — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Yvette Nicole Brown, Jonathan Banks, and John Oliver in Community

Community has always been a show that isn’t afraid to make fun of itself or even make jokes about the network it unfortunately gets aired on. And Dan Harmon has never been the kind of guy to hold back. If he wants to say something, he says it. Harmon and company definitely make some statements in this episode. But at least it was done in an extremely funny and tasteful manner. “Basic Sandwich” is the season five finale, and immediately follows the events of  “Basic Story.” Continue reading

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Game of Thrones “The Lion and the Rose” — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Natalie Dormer and Jack Gleeson in Game of Thrones

SPOILER ALERT. That is your first warning. Game of Thrones does it again. They give us a fantastic episode that centers around a wedding. Except, not as much bloodshed this time. No bloodshed to be exact. But that ending will have fans cheering for hours. It was nice to see that George R.R. Martin wrote the episode. I like that for the big episodes, or at least the ones that he is passionate about; he gets to come on and write the scenes how he wants. So lets dig into “The Lion and the Rose.” Continue reading

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Community “Basic Story” — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Joel McHale, Alison Brie, Jim Rash, Gillian Jacobs, and Jonathan Banks in Community

Community has always had it’s ups and downs. It is a bubble show every single year. Every year, fans pray and hope that this show gets renewed. And it comes down to the wire every year. The ratings are usually never there. But there is such a following with this show that it is difficult to just completely cancel it. Over the years, the term “six seasons and a movie” has become this huge phrase that the fans will shout and tweet whenever they can. It almost seems like Community can make it that far, if they go the distance. Which is why it was kind of humorous to have one of the final episodes of the season, and maybe of the series in general; about Greendale getting sold. Continue reading

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Game of Thrones “Two Swords” — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Game of Thrones has always been known for its unrelenting bloodshed and nudity, but it really is one of the smartest shows on television today. There is so much plotting and scheming going on behind the scenes that make this show a real treat. Of course, the real credit goes to the source material, written by the incredibly detailed George R.R. Martin. Last season left the entire world of television viewers shocked and with a horrible feeling in the pit of their stomachs after witnessing one of, if not THE most horrific event ever shown on television with the Red Wedding. But with the aftermath of all of that, where does that leave our characters (the ones that are left, at least). For those of you that are interested, here is the list of all of the characters that will most likely die before the show is over. Continue reading

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Arrow “Deathstroke” — TV EPISODE REVIEW

CRIXUS!!!!!!

Arrow keeps killing it, week after week. Aside from that snooze fest of “Birds of Prey” of course. But they returned to from this week with the episode called “Deathstroke” which featured well…Deathstroke. We got a lot of Slade Wilson this week which is ALWAYS an awesome thing. But there were a lot of interesting things in play this week and it led to one of the best episodes of the season so far.

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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale “Last Forever” — TV EPISODE REVIEW

Would’ve been perfect had it ended there…

How I Met Your Mother is a milestone show when it comes to sitcoms. It was one of those shows that really brought a new take on sitcoms. There have been serious aspects and some very funny aspects. But the way they have told their story was fresh and new compared to any sitcom out there. They told the stories how we tell stories in every day life. We flash back and sometimes those stories get interrupted by other stories. And they didn’t always work, but when they did work; they REALLY worked. But did the series finale live up to the rest of the series? “Last Forever” was really two episodes (or one hour long episode) and they had a lot of material to throw in here.

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