"Doctor Who" has just concluded its five episode fall mini-season (next up: the Christmas special), and I have a review coming up just as soon as I specifically remember not noticing the lines on your eyes...
The Doctor, Amy and Rory run into Steven Moffat's favorite villains
The Showtime drama benefits from dealing with the consequences of Dexter's actions
What did everybody think of the new CBS drama?
"Made in Jersey" is another new fall show I didn't have write a review of, though Dan and I discussed it for a few minutes on yesterday's podcast, where we agreed that any enjoyment you take out of it will depend almost entirely on your affection for star Janet Montgomery.
For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? A Jersey love letter or more of the same old stereotypes? Did you buy the English-born Montgomery as a Jersey girl by way of Marissa Tomei in "My Cousin Vinny"? Did you feel the show made good use of Kyle MacLachlan? Did you want to spend more time on the case or back with her family? And will you watch again?
Have at it.
Louie battles holiday depression and seems some familiar and unfamiliar faces
It's time to stop waiting for the other shoe to drop, quality-wise
The early critical narrative about Showtime's "Homeland" was "Okay, this is a great pilot, but how do they make it work as a series?" Then it was, "Okay, it's great so far, but they're going to screw it up in the end, right?" By the end of the season, it was — mostly — "Well, that was a terrific finish, but what do they do for an encore?"
What did everybody think of the new CBS mystery?
I posted my review of CBS' "Elementary" yesterday. Now it's your turn. For those who tuned in tonight, what did you think? Was it too easy to compare it to either "Sherlock" or "The Mentalist" (or any other CBS procedural) to enjoy, or were Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu interesting enough to make it work? If you're a Sherlock Holmes fan, did this feel like a fair take on the character? Did you figure out where the story was going before Holmes and Dr. Watson did? And will you watch again?
Have at it.
Leslie plays the role of Mike Bloomberg, Andy gets in shape, and Ben tries to be cool
What did everybody think of the new ABC military thriller?
I posted my review of ABC's "Last Resort" yesterday. Now it's your turn. What did everybody think of the show? Did the writers make good use of Andre Braugher's gift of gab? Did you think Scott Speedman was up to working opposite him? Did the story flow well, or do you feel like there was too much of a rush to get the sub to the island? Too many characters? Not enough? Once we got to Hawaii, did you start waiting for Smokey to start clicking away? Did you like how they called it "Captain" instead of "Pilot" because of the setting? And will you watch again next week?
Have at it.
Dan and Alan also review 'Made in Jersey' and '666 Park Avenue'
The TV season is (still) here! The TV season is (still) here! Premiere week's not over yet, which means it's time for more reviews of new shows, plus thoughts on a couple of notable Showtime dramas — one coming off an Emmy-winning season nearly everyone liked, and one coming off a season almost nobody liked.
What now for Carrie, Brody, Saul and company?