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Andrea Towers is a Chicago-based entertainment freelance writer/editor. She has written for numerous television based websites in addition to owning and operating her own website, Confessions Of A TV Geek. A self-proclaimed television addict, she prefers serial dramas and smart comedies and will defend the LOST finale for the rest of eternity.

'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Good Form'

October 28th, 2013 8:43am EDT
ONCE UPON A TIME
Ever since Colin O’Donoghue joined the Once family as the sassy, sarcastic, brooding pirate Killian Jones, I’ve waited – perhaps not so patiently – for more concrete backstory. “Good Form” finally awards us with insight into the man better known as Captain Hook – and although there is (hopefully) much more to be seen of his past, let it be said that I am very happy with what the episode chose to show us, and the possibility of what’s to come.

We learn that like Charming, Killian also had a brother (a nice touch to connect the two characters, given that a majority of the hour was spent with...
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'Revolution' Review: 'One Riot, One Ranger'

October 24th, 2013 9:38am EDT
Revolution
I’m not going to bore you with repeated statements about how impressed I am with Revolution’s upgraded performance, but after “One Riot, One Ranger,” I’m now absolutely sure more has happened in the past five episodes than in all of last season’s 22 episodes combined. The action-packed hour not only gave us some interesting intel, but also gave closure to the split group storyline by reuniting all of our main characters for the first time since May (recall that we began the season with everyone already split, hinging on flashbacks to show us exactly what went down that caused Charlie to str...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Nasty Habits'

October 21st, 2013 8:46am EDT
Once Upon A Time
Daddy issues, ahoy! Tonight’s Once Upon A Time bought two of the show’s most volatile characters together in both the past and the present, using a Rumple and Bae flashback to explain Rumple’s first meetings with Pan, how the Lost Boys became a tribe, and the strained father/son relationship that, despite Rumple’s best intentions, remains very much an issue.

I enjoy that the show has found a way to work in Belle, despite the fact that she’s still actually in Storybrooke, and not just because it keeps the audience in check about the fact that Rumple and Belle’s relationship is still pertine...
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'Revolution' Recap: 'Patriot Games'

October 17th, 2013 10:27am EDT
Revolution
I’ll start by being completely honest: Revolution is not my favorite show, but it’s worlds better than it was last season. More importantly? The program is finally, finally, finally getting on track to be what it should have been all along. (Remember how I pointed out that things were getting progressively darker? Apparently now we’ve gotten to the point where we have to put up one of those violence warnings. I’m not sure why NBC decided to move the show to an earlier hour only to have it be ten times more graphic than it ever was last season, but I also don’t claim to understand the inner ...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Quite A Common Fairy'

October 15th, 2013 9:57am EDT
Once Upon A Time
In the season premiere of Once Upon A Time, we watched as our characters came to terms with their personality differences. Last week, we watched as Emma came to terms with being an orphan. And in this week’s episode, we watched as Regina came to terms with actions and choices that not only defined her past, but also the future of others. So far this season, we’ve seen Lana Parrilla in a mostly comedic manner – throwing out one line zingers, complaining about using magic, and adding general tension to the group with her known rivalry between the Charmings and Emma. But the beauty of “Quite A...
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'Once Upon A Time In Wonderland' Pilot Review

October 11th, 2013 8:34am EDT
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland
You think you know the tale of Alice in Wonderland? Think again. Much like the way ABC’s hit series Once Upon A Time has turned fairytales as we know them on their heads, the newest offering from former LOST scribes Eddy Kitsis and Adam Horowitz isn’t exactly a replica of the stories we’ve grown up hearing about. Of course, there’s a white rabbit (voiced by the wonderful John Lithgow), a red queen, some magical moments and a very wise (and very hookah-smoking) caterpillar. But there’s also a dark, human element to Alice’s story that makes the show more edgy than fantastical, more intriguing...
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'Revolution' Season 2 Episode 3 Recap: 'Love Story'

October 10th, 2013 10:55am EDT
Revolution
I have to hand it to Revolution – they certainly know how to pace their second season. Within three episodes, we’ve not only established the whereabouts and motives of our main characters but we’ve also introduced new ones, created entirely new storylines, had a few big fights, and moved pretty quickly across the country. Perhaps we’re moving a bit too quickly – with one main storyline already tied up, it almost feels like Revolution is revving up faster than it should – but to be honest, I’d rather have a season full of quick, interesting action than one that goes along spinning its wheels...
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'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Lost Girl'

October 7th, 2013 8:58am EDT
ONCE UPON A TIME
With an episode title like “Lost Girl,” Once made a clever play on itself with more than just a reference to the well known “lost boys.” As I mentioned in my review of the premiere, it seems that acceptance is going to be the overarching theme of this season, a hunch that was quickly established throughout the course of the hour, which focused largely on Emma facing, accepting, and owning her “lost girl” past.

We picked up where we left off, with our unlikely band of heroes in Neverland on their quest to rescue Henry, still very much in conflict with each other (my favorite thing to come o...
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'Revolution' Review: 'There Will Be Blood'

October 3rd, 2013 8:50am EDT
Revolution
Revolution continues its revamped second season by picking up where we left off last week, with Aaron waking up after being mysteriously revived. It seems like this is going to be one of the bigger ongoing plot lines, and as much as some people might think it’s a bit “hokey” I actually find it interesting – we’re not only giving Zak Orth a storyline with potential, it’s also one that’s big enough to involve other characters (case in point, we see a bit more of Rachel’s uneasiness and guilt as Aaron tries to reconcile his resurrection.) While Aaron believes that his revival is due to the nan...
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'Once Upon A Time' Season 3 Premiere: 'Heart Of The Truest Believer'

September 30th, 2013 9:20am EDT
ONCE UPON A TIME
Having had a chance to screen both the season premiere and second episode of Once Upon A Time’s third season, I can safely say that we’re off to a start reminiscent of where we were when the series premiered in 2011. It’s not that last season wasn’t enjoyable, or that episodes didn’t hit their mark. But the darker storytelling and the change in scenery by moving the primary focus to Neverland was a welcome revitalization that was, in hindsight, sorely needed.

I’ve talked about how sometimes it’s been hard for the show to maintain a sense of linear storytelling because of the way the worlds...
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