Wednesday, November 28, 2012

'American Horror Story: Asylum' 207 Review 'The Angel of Death Comes to Visit'


Never trust a drunk. That’s something Sister Jude says to our very special guest star, returning S1 cast member Frances Conroy as the Angel of Death, this week on American Horror Story: Asylum and drunk is how you feel during this episode in terms of your own sense of not knowing what the hell is going to happen next.

What we really should come away thinking after tonight’s events are that, much in the same way this was so in season one with the murder house, you can leave Briarcliff but you can never really be free of it. The entire hour played out like a hazy collection of vignettes with little to hold them together except for the "Dark Cousin" of the episode’s title and an overall season theme that’s really starting to make itself known.

Monday, November 26, 2012

"Revenge" 208 Review - 'Lineage'

Last season on Revenge we were treated with an episode that consisted entirely of flashbacks, it was a delight and had a lot of moments of fanservice for all of us who love this show.  This season they decided to try the same formula again, but aside from one story thread the episode entirely failed in my book.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

'Once Upon A Time' 208 Review 'Sleeping Curses For All!'


Well that certainly made up for the ill-advised Red-centric episode two weeks ago didn’t it? We had a reunion, we had betrayal, and we had Aurora is actually going to get to do something that doesn't involve nearly getting killed all the time. Two of those things are related, but let me begin this review by talking up the awesomely badass duo of Cora and Killian.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

'American Horror Story: Asylum' 206 Review "The Origins of Monstrosity"


It was a back-story bonanza tonight on American Horror Story: Asylum as we peeled back the skin on several characters’ motivations including Bloody Face himself, Dr. Oliver Thredson. ‘The Origins of Monstrosity’ gave us some quality time with some of the darker characters on the series this year, and each was given a chance to try to defend to themselves (and thereby the audience as well) why they are the way they are. Basically, the entire episode boiled down to a study of psychopathy and it brought up the old nature vs. nurture debate.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

'The Vampire Diaries' 406 Review - "We All Go a Little Mad Sometimes"

This week on The Vampire Diaries, we possibly get introduced to the real big bad of the season, someone wises up that Elena is nothing but trouble, and Klaus actually does something right -- until the Salvatore brothers fuck it up as they are want to do.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

'American Horror Story: Asylum' 205 Review 'Oliver Thredson shows Lana his hobby'

“God always answers our prayers, Judy it’s just rarely the answer we’re looking for.”


From the onset of this second season, everyone was placed into certain roles that fit into the dramatic archetypes we’ve all come to expect. There’s a mad scientist doctor, there’s a wrongly accused killer, there’s a sexy French free spirit—it’s all right there but five episodes in it’s clear that expectations are one thing and results are something entirely different altogether. This show loves to take what you think you’re sure of and drop it through a trapdoor into harsh reality.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Revenge 207 Review - "Penance"

This week on Revenge, we get a glance into Emily’s possible end game, a long dead romance may get rekindled, and Emily hands forces some “Penance” onto someone who did her father wrong.

'Once Upon A Time' 207 "Child of the Moon" Review


Ruby’s scared of her first full moon after the breaking of the curse, and other things happened in tonight’s episode that felt like stories that should have been told in season one on Once Upon A Time. Ruby was a delightful highlight of last season and Meghan Ory is plenty charming enough to warrant her being made a series regular. It’s just a shame that the story they felt the need to tell with her character just wasn’t anything of consequence for the rest of the show.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

'The Vampire Diaries' 405 Review: "The Killer" brings out the lamepire in Elena

There comes a time when you’re watching a television show and you glance over at the clock only to notice that the episode is merely halfway over. It fills you with dread because the episode already seemed to be dragging on forever before you actually checked the time. This is what I experienced this week while watching the latest episode of The Vampire Diaries.

'American Horror Story: Asylum' : Making the case for our Bloody Face

Now that we’re four episodes in for the second season of American Horror Story:Asylum the question on everyone’s mind is what is up with Bloody Face? Well there’s a character that we believe to be the top suspect, and he was the very same character that explained the most case info to date regarding Bloody Face’s murders. The cards are on the table more than ever and we believe that the series has been misdirecting its audience so far in an attempt to shock and stun when the killer’s identity is revealed. If only because it’s a ‘good’ character and because many aren’t expecting this actor to play a character somewhat similar to one he has before.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

'American Horror Story: Asylum' Poster Easter Eggs Uncovered


One of the most exciting parts of the American Horror Story: Asylum promo campaign was this poster from FX featuring the cast in character for their roles in season two. It was filled with what we assumed to be various hints and clues as to what the new season would contain. Now that we're three episodes in to the season it's become apparent that some of these images truly hold a second meaning. 

Check out what we found by taking a second closer look at the poster including some confirmation on character arcs as well as a Bloody Face identity theory. 

Sunday, November 4, 2012

'Revenge' 206 Review - The threads of Emily's "Illusion" start to fray

For the past several episodes it’s been obvious that Emily Thorne hasn’t been her usual self.  So off of her game that things repeatedly happened that wasn't what she planned.  But now that her mother has been found her focus is back on the task at hand.  But how long can she keep it up before the illusion of it all crashes all around her?

'Once Upon A Time' 206 Review: 'Emma Swan's Portland Hipster Origin Story'

This week the focus was almost entirely on the Emma Swan of now vs. the Emma Swan of the past and how they both wind up having adventures with charming raffish bad boy types. It answered a few questions including Henry's paternity, and brought a welcome return to a fan favorite character who's currently M.I.A and well, made of wood. We also saw another LOST veteran become part of Once Upon A Time canon in 'Tallahassee'.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

'The Vampire Diaries' 404 Review - Klaus proposes (a deal) to Stefan

This week on The Vampire Diaries -- Klaus compliments Jeremy’s line-work, we learn you can pick a lock with an earring, and we are once again subjected to horrific flashback hair.