Wednesday, November 20, 2013

'American Horror Story' 3.07 "The Dead" Review

Trying to find a connection in this world whether you’re human or of supernatural design can be a dangerous endeavor. Every time someone opens their heart and mind up to another it leaves them incredibly vulnerable. For some, this is an excellent opportunity to take a chance and broaden their own life experience. While others find it to be a great mistake that leads to immeasurable future harm. Taking this metaphor into the literal everyone on Coven tonight found the relationships in their lives tested, shifting, or reinvigorating. Some even all three as was the case with Fiona and the Axeman’s newly kindled bad romance of murderous proportions. Unlike the show, however I’m not going to spend way too much time on them when there were quite a few interesting developments down in New Orleans in ‘The Dead’.

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' 1.08 "The Well" Review

One of the most prevalent complaints about the characters of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is usually centered fully around the character of Agent Grant Ward. I’ve heard fans complain that he’s too wooden or too dull and while he was definitely the stoic straight man at the start of the show, there have been steps made to flesh his character out more with dry humor and a bit of charm. The writers went a step further last night to try and fully humanize Agent Ward by giving him a sad flashback scene involving the namesake of the episode ‘The Well’. Unfortunately Grant's manpain turned out to be the weakest part of an episode that had a lot to love about it elsewhere as an Asgardian relic caused all kinds of mayhem for whoever put their hands on it. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

'Sleepy Hollow' 1.08 "Necromancer" Review

Well who would have thought that a simple case of ‘she’s just not that into you’ could go so far as to help create a major player in the End of Days? It’s a common occurrence that men often fight wars for their women. But in this case it’s on an apocalyptic scale as we found out the true identity of the Horseman was someone quite important in the shared past of both Ichabod and Katrina Crane--his ex best friend and her former betrothed. I just wish the reveal would’ve been a little more thrilling as it became pretty obvious halfway through that the random suddenly important guy in Ichabod’s flashback would serve a purpose in the episode that was solely focused on Headless himself.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

'The Originals' 1.07 "Bloodletting" Review

This week on The Originals we experience what could be called our first crossover event with The Vampire Diaries when Tyler comes to town.