Tuesday, January 28, 2014

'The Originals' 1.12 "Dance Back From the Grave" Review

Tonight on The Originals we had some flashback fun times in 1920, because who doesn’t love seeing some backstory without the horrible wigs?

Thursday, January 23, 2014

'American Horror Story:Coven' Theory- How and Why Fiona Faked Her Death


On Wednesday's episode of American Horror Story:Coven, a shocking turn of events led to the death of Fiona Goode--current supreme and star of the season. But it all seemed a little too neat for our tastes; we think that Jessica Lange is far from through with season 3 of American Horror Story. Check out our theory on why we believe Fiona Goode wants the Coven to believe she's dead and gone while she gears up for a deadly comeback. 

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

'American Horror Story:Coven' 3.12 "Go To Hell" Review

There's only two episodes of American Horror Story:Coven left and what better time to actually let some of the characters that have had very little to do this season push the story forward? If I had to summarize this episode in a phrase it would be called the 'better late than never Rise of 'Delia'. It also may be the episode that finally puts the LaLaurie story to bed--I'm as big of a Kathy Bates fan as anyone but wow was it ever so out of place in the overall story especially now as this chapter of AHS comes to an end.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

'The Originals' 1.11 "Après Moi, Le Déluge" Review

Tonight on The Originals emotions, and the four elements, ran high as the race was on to complete the harvest ritual. In the rush and mayhem surrounding this endeavor, everyone whether helping or hindering in the quest, felt their relationships shaken up in surprising ways.  Davina and her relationship with Marcel took center stage amidst the impending chaos as a difficult choice had to be made.

'Sleepy Hollow' Season 1 Finale Review

The surprise hit Sleepy Hollow closed out its first season last night with a healthy dose of adventure, sacrifice, and betrayal as Ichabod Crane and Lt. Abbie Mills reached a major milestone in the impending ultimate showdown between good and evil--their first major loss. The second Horseman, War, revealed himself when Katrina Crane was (briefly) rescued from Purgatory. Ally and enemy both suffered for their respective causes in a two hour blast of everything that's great about this show. Plus Crane got a new outfit. Technically.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

'Person of Interest' 3.13 "4C" Review

John Reese handed in his resignation and he's all set to fly away never to return. Unfortunately for him, the Machine has other plans as it works autonomously to put the former man in the suit right where he truly needs to be in order to avert a major national security crisis. Could this be what John needs in order to realize that he's still needed even if he wishes he could just leave it all behind?

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

'Marvel's Agents of SHIELD' 1.12 'Seeds'

Now that the mystery of how Coulson lived is (mostly) sorted it's time to tackle the next big question on 'Marvel's Ancients of S.H.I.E.L.D.', where did Skye come from? But this week's episode, 'Seeds' doesn't focus solely on the mystery of Skye's background as a near-fatal attack back at the agents' former training academy brings Agents Fitz, Simmons, and Ward back to school.

'The Originals' 1.10 "The Casket Girls" Review

Tonight on The Originals we experience a resurgence in girl power that the show has been lacking for the past few episodes, and boy did it ever feel good.

Monday, January 13, 2014

'Sleepy Hollow' 1.11 "Vessels" Review

Welcome back, Sleepyheads! A new year brings about changes including the sight of Ichabod Crane in a pair of extremely skinny jeans during the opening scene of 'Vessels'. Don't worry, the show isn't losing touch with its roots as the first season comes to an end. Crane swapped back to his classic duds before the opening title sequence ran. Can't blame Abbie for trying to bring a little more modernity to her partner and it was a great tongue-in-cheek way to address the constant fandom and press attention to whether or not Crane's wardrobe will ever change. After this initial bit of humor to bring us back into the world of Sleepy Hollow, we're right smack dab in the middle of some deadly matters when one of Moloch's demons puts its intentions toward Captain Irving's daughter, Macey.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

'American Horror Story:Coven' 3.10 'The Magical Delights of Stevie Nicks' Review

If American Horror Story:Coven were a reality show, say something like five witches picked to live in a house, then this episode is where they stop being polite and start being real--real dangerous. It seemed like every character was either scheming against their fellow witch or having their own crisis of self-doubt and by the end of it all it becomes that much more clear that the warring factions storyline was a total line of bullshit in the first place to use the first season of AHS's favorite word.

'Person of Interest' 3.12 "Aletheia" Review

Before the brief holiday break, Person of Interest started to finally reveal the true origins of Harold Finch. We got to see him with his father, a kind farmer with an affinity for bird-watching, whose tragic mental decay led Harold to building the very first version of the Machine all the way back in 1979. It's these scenes, as well as the introduction of Harold's old MIT classmate and fellow tech wunderkind, Arthur Claypool, that truly illuminate the way Root has always viewed the Machine--a more than passable facsimile of humanity itself that could very well bring on an entirely new phase of science. If you think of the Machine as supergenius born in a lab with all the same abilities it has now but with a more traditional human form than it's easy to see why there are factions out there that want it eliminated and that want to take control of it for their own gain. Last night's episode, 'Aletheia' was essentially a clusterfuck of these forces coming together to try to take control of that which, as Root laughingly told Control, they could never even begin to understand.

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

'Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. 1.11 'The Magical Place' Review

The return of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. brought with it a new mission: rescue Agent Coulson from the clutches of Centipede. When last we saw Phil he was taken away by mysterious girl in a flowered dress Raina, while his S.H.I.E.L.D. compatriots looked on helplessly and former Centipede victim Mike Peterson seemed to sacrifice himself in the explosion preceding takeoff. The main draw of tonight was finally being let in on what happened to Coulson when he died in The Avengers--a trip to the white sandy beaches of Tahiti it was not. So was it a secret whose reveal was worth spending half the season building momentum toward?

Monday, January 6, 2014

'Teen Wolf' 3.13 'Anchors' Review

Season three of 'Teen Wolf' has been very divisive among fans so far with its over reliance on slow-mo fight scenes of no consequence, too many underdeveloped characters, and questionable character directions for our faves. So it's wise for Jeff Davis to mark this second half as its own chapter entirely with this first part of Season 3B, an instant return to what worked well in the past while introducing new challenges that won't easily be fought off.

Sunday, January 5, 2014

'Revenge' 3.11 "Homecoming" Review

Revenge is back, well for a little while anyway, because they didn’t think we could handle not knowing Emily’s fate until March.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

'Sherlock' 3.01 "The Empty Hearse" Review

By the ending moments of last night’s series three premiere of the BBC’s Sherlock I had to wonder how many fandom artists and writers felt the need to demand a cut of the residuals. In the two year hiatus that followed the last episode, there has been a great deal of activity on social networks such as Tumblr and Twitter in which fans have provided any number of scenarios relating to how he did it and to how the long-awaited reunion with former partner in crime-solving, John Watson, would play out. If you ask Anderson, clearly meant to represent how the weight of long-term expectations drive a viewership batty with crackpot theories, and the implicit dread in how the truth will never be as satisfying as fiction, how Sherlock supposedly ‘did it’ meant very little now that he’s back. Sure, the means were clever and a little convoluted, but most importantly Mark Gatiss wrote this episode with a scoffing attitude toward the howdunit in favor of the pure fun that could be had instead with the band back together. After all, Sherlock dying is so two years ago.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Favorite TV Episodes of 2013 Part IV

2013 has been a great year for television and as we head into 2014 we here at BeyondFandom wish to put the spotlight on some of our personal favorite TV episodes of the year. 

Favorite TV Episodes of 2013 Part III

2013 has been a great year for television and as we head into 2014 we here at BeyondFandom wish to put the spotlight on some of our personal favorite TV episodes of the year.