The man behind 'Homicide' goes back to 1864 New York
What did everybody think of the Cinemax action drama's return?
I posted my review of the new season of "Strike Back" yesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the season-opening two-parter? Do you feel Rhona Mitra fit in, or was it an Itchy & Scratchy & Poochie situation? Did the scenes of Stonebridge back on the homefront work, or did they just feel like marking time until he got back to Section 20? Were you intrigued with what we've seen so far of our big villains for the season (including Tywin Lannister himself, Charles Dance)?
This is a show I have a lot of fun watching, but not one I have much to say about week to week. Perhaps I'll check in if there's a particularly notable episode, but for the most part, "Strike Back" does what it just — just very, very well.
But as for the premiere, have at it.
What did everybody think of the Starz political drama's return?
I posted my review of the new season of "Boss" earlier this week. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the season premiere? Did you like new additions Sanaa Lathan, Jonathan Groff and T.I.? Do you like the way we're seeing Kane's condition progress? Did you notice any significant stylistic differences from the arrival of new showrunner Dee Johnson?
I won't be covering the show weekly, but I'll try to come back at the end of the season to talk about everything that's happened. In the meantime, have at it.
Showtime drama teases Sept. 30 return with a Police cover
I'm embedding the new Showtime trailer for "Homeland" season 2 (which premieres on Sunday, September 30) for a couple of reasons:
1)I'm very excited to have the show (one of last year's best) back, and I imagine seeing glimpses of Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Mandy Patinkin and friends should pump up your excitement level as well.
2)I love the choice of song: Scala & Kolacny Brothers covering The Police's "Every Breath You Take," a song that has been weirdly turned into a ballad of undying love in recent years (even Sting stopped fighting this particular battle a long time ago and will perform it as such) when it was written as a tale of obsessive stalking. The original interpretation fits "Homeland" perfectly, not just because of the show's extensive use of surveillance, but because of how that in turn fueled the unsettling affair between Carrie and Brody.
George Hearst finally arrives on Alma and Ellsworth's wedding day
We've come to the end of our summer rewatch of the second season of David Milch's epic revisionist Western "Deadwood." I'm no longer posting duplicate versions of these reviews for newcomers and veterans, since all the newbies have to do to avoid being spoiled on the third season is to skip the comments.
A review of the season finale, "Boy-the-Earth-Talks-To," coming up just as soon as the bison can spare me...
F. Murray Abraham returns to order Louie to visit his father
Wilfred's mother returns, and Kristen gives birth
I last reviewed "Wilfred" after the season's third episode, though I also wrote up a brief synopsis of the Comic-Con panel I moderated. My plan was to swoop back in to write up a post about the episode screened at that panel, but I lost track of the airing schedule as episodes piled up on my DVR during press tour and the catch-up period that took place after.
But I've now seen all but one of the episodes that have aired since early July, and I have some thoughts on the season as a whole and tonight's episode coming up just as soon as we go to an organic fruit stand I believe is built on an energy vortex...
Rhona Mitra joins the fun as Stonebridge and Scott reunite for more action
An intriguing setting, but the new Fontana/Levinson drama's not quite there yet
Grammer's fantastic, but the show remains easier to admire than like
As Starz's "Boss" enters its second season Friday night at 10, the political drama remains a show I find much easier to admire than to enjoy.