December 10th, 2013 8:45am EST
John Noble is back to once again prove that no actor on this green earth can play the mixture of menace and eccentric sweetness that he can. His character, Henry Parrish, the Sin Eater, returns to Sleepy Hollow to help Ichabod find his shark-jumping child and the possible six thousand ancestors he could have all over the world. Although John Noble is a master at everything he does, I have a few issues with the character.
The Sin Eater’s powers are so broad and confusing that they seem really undefined. He could end up popping up at any time that they need something supernatural done, which...
Pop Culture Thanksgiving: 7 Things We're Grateful For
'Sleepy Hollow' Throws A Middling Thanksgiving Episode
December 9th, 2013 1:13pm EST
This episode of Grimm took a few turns without losing any of the intrigue. It begins as a typical exorcism story before taking a turn into what it’s like for a child to Volga for the first time without knowing it. Meanwhile, Renard headed to Vienna for what I thought would be a mostly off-screen adventure with five second check-ins to see where and what Renard is doing. The possibly possessed child looked different from his parents, which piqued the interest of Nick and Hank, who wanted to know more about what happens to the child of different Wesens. Adalind’s pregnant with the child of Re...
Grimm Two-Episode Mid-Season Finale Review: 'Cold Blooded; Twelve Days Of Krampus'
David Giuntoli Talks 'Grimm' Mid-Season Finale
December 9th, 2013 9:55am EST
As Once Upon A Time heads into its winter finale and towards the closure of its Neverland arc, we’re left with the question of just how will it all end? Will Pan ever be defeated? (And does that defeat include death?) Would the show really go so far as to bring everyone back to square one? Despite Internet grumblings, I’ve liked the Neverland storyline so far – it’s exceeded my expectations in terms of story and character development – but I’m also happy that we’re moving forward with some different conflicts. And the ultimate reveal of Pan’s master plan (to turn Storybrooke into the “New N...
'Once Upon A Time' Winter Finale: 'Going Home'
'Once Upon A Time' Recap: 'Save Henry'
December 9th, 2013 9:25am EST
I think it's time to upgrade 'Ja'mie Private School Girl' on the spin off scale from 'The City' to maybe 'Saved by the Bell: The College Years.' It's getting better. It's getting a lot better. Now, technically 'Saved by the Bell: The College Years' was a spin off of 'Saved by the Bell' which was a spin off 'Good Morning, Miss Bliss: another rare occasion of the spin-off superseding the original, but we're not quite there yet. It's no 'Saved by the Bell.'
The episode opens on the prefects standing on a corner waiting for something, and Ja'mie is so excited she can hardly contain herself. Wh...
'Ja'mie: Private School Girl' Episode 4 Recap
'Ja'mie Private School Girl' - Episode 2 Recap
December 9th, 2013 8:54am EST
The penultimate Leg begins as teams are told to fly to Tokyo. At the travel agency, Jason & Amy and Travis & Nicole try to make a pact with Tim & Marie that they will work together this Leg to ensure Leo & Jamal get eliminated and they are the final three.
All four teams book tickets that get them into Tokyo via Singapore and Bangkok at 6:20am. But at the Bandung airport, Leo & Jamal manage to find a flight via Hong Kong from Singapore that gets them in at 6:10am. At Singapore, they confirm their seats and are on the first plane into Japan, leaving the other teams wondering where they are....
Recap: 'The Amazing Race' 23, Episode 10 - 'My Husband Looks Like The Sexiest Drag Queen Ever'
Recap: 'The Amazing Race' 23, Episode 9 - 'Part Like The Red Sea'
December 9th, 2013 8:32am EST
Homeland continues its improvement from earlier in the season, to the point where episode 3.11 was the best episode not only of this season, but in the three years of the series thus far.
The great strength of Brody as a character and therefore Homeland throughout has been that we can never tell exactly where Brody's ultimate loyalties reside - certainly not after the first season, when Brody decides not to set off the bomb out of love for his daughter not really his native country. But we couldn't be sure of Brody all second season - until the end. And in this season, it looked like Br...
'Homeland' Season 3 Finale Review: Redemption And Betrayal
Mandy Patinkin stunned by note from girl who was his first kiss
December 9th, 2013 8:20am EST
The night before a battle Japanese warriors engage in a ritual that includes sake and quiet contemplation. Although Emily takes part in this ritual, likely a nod to her dearly departed mentor Takeda, her own ritual before a battle is a little different. Instead, Emily is used to the ritual of effortlessly putting out fires all around her before setting somebody’s world ablaze.
In the penultimate fight before Emily’s wedding, she deals with multiple problems with seemingly no issues. When Lydia Davis returns from the dead, Emily uses her to get news of her faux pregnancy out in the open. Th...
'Revenge' Review: Episode 'Resurgence'
Review: 'Revenge' Season 3 Episode 5 - 'Control'
December 7th, 2013 2:49pm EST
“Coven” is back! Finally, that one-week gap was unexpectedly torturous, I had been so used to the weekly fix of witchy bitchery that suffering through that annoying mini-hiatus (who cares about Thanksgiving, really?) gave me some serious withdrawal symptoms. But all is good now that there is a new episode to dissect.
“The Sacred Taking” opens with Queenie asserting her new Voodoo badass persona, cutting a rapist’s heart out, dissing the coven and saying things like, “This is Voodoo,” and “War is coming.” Zoe and Madison try to convince her to come back, Queenie makes it clear that once you...
'American Horror Story: Coven' Theory Of The Week - Is Queenie Really Dead?
'American Horror Story:Coven' - 'The Dead' Recap
December 7th, 2013 8:16am EST
We've officially reached the halfway point of the final season of Nikita. So it's time to start putting some of these irons in the fire. "Set-Up" reveals the backstory of a major character (and it's about time!), but it doesn't have that much more to offer.
Picking up where last week's episode left off, Alex finds herself under interrogation in a CIA safe house in Mumbai. The Agency's "forensic accountant" (Rose Rollins, from NBC's short-lived Chase) is another of those 'look how tough I am' types. Nikita wants Sam to help rescue Alex, but he balks.
She then realizes Birkhoff is conspicuo...
'Nikita' Recap And Review: Which Main Character's A Clone?
'Nikita' Recap And Review: 'Dead Or Alive'
December 6th, 2013 10:07pm EST
Although The Sound of Music is not my favorite musical of all time (or even in the top 20), I was beyond excited to see that NBC was reviving the live televised musical. If this was successful, other musicals would surely get adaptations. Of course, it’s NBC so the likelihood of it being successful was not great. Plus, the casting was questionable. Carrie Underwood as Maria? The role doesn’t really lend itself to a country twang. Stephen Moyer of all people as the handsome Captain Von Trapp? Lord no. But I’m willing to give it a chance, especially since some of my favorite Broadway voices a...
NBC's Ratings Are Alive With 'The Sound Of Music'
Carrie Underwood prays for haters