Category Archives: TV Show Reviews

A.D.: The Bible Continues (The Tomb Is Open)

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NBC

Episode Air Date: April 5th 2015

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

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Starring: Juan Pablo Di Pace, Adam Levy, Richard Coyle, Vincent Regan, Greta Scacchi, Babou Ceesay, Chipo Chung, Emmet J. Scanlan, Jodhi May, Joanna Whalley, Ken Bones, Kevin Doyle, Helen Daniels, Fraser Ayers

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Once Upon A Time (Fall, Shattered Sight, Heroes And Villains)

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ABC

Episode Air Date: November 30th, December 7th, 14th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (Fall, Shattered Sight, Heroes And Villains)

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colon O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Lee Arenberg, Emilie De Ravin, Michael Socha, Robert Carlyle, Sean Maguire, Christie Laing, Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig, Scott Michael Foster, Elizabeth Mitchell, Timothy Weber

It’s been quite a while since I have reviewed a few episodes of Once Upon A Time (if you want a recap of what I have reviewed, check out the posts here!). In fact, right now we are halfway through Season 4B (which started airing on TV 5 weeks ago)…it’s kinda embarrassing that I haven’t kept up in reviewing what is one of my favourite TV shows this current season. But, life and working full time has kept me from reviewing TV shows (as I now have to prioritise which reviews I want to do first), and though I intended to review every few weeks; I hope it’s some consolation that I am starting to review TV shows again. With that I will briefly speak about the last three episodes in OUAT season 4A, of which you have probably seen the episodes anyway.

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Once Upon A Time (Family Business, The Snow Queen, Smash The Mirror Part I, Smash The Mirror Part II)

ELIZABETH LAIL, GEORGINA HAIG

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ABC

Episode Air Date: November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 16th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (Family Business, The Snow Queen, Smash The Mirror Part I, Smash The Mirror Part II)

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colon O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Lee Arenberg, Emilie De Ravin, Michael Socha, Robert Carlyle, Sean Maguire, Christie Laing, Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig, Scott Michael Foster, Elizabeth Mitchell, Timothy Weber

You know how I said that episodes 2-5 of Once Upon A Time this season was probably one of the most intense batch of episodes I’ve seen of the show? Well guess what? Yep, episodes 6-8 topped the intensity and my enjoyment! And I know that part of the reason why I loved these past few episodes, apart from the twists and turns and learning more and more of the Snow Queen’s plan, is the double episode that aired on TV this week; however there is character development in abundance here, and we also see a glimpse into the Snow Queen’s endgame, and see how Rumple fares into the Frozen plot, as well as seeing the Apprentice being more involved in the storyline as well.

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Once Upon A Time (White Out, Rocky Road, The Apprentice, Breaking Glass)

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ABC

Episode Air Date: October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (White Out, Rocky Road, The Apprentice, Breaking Glass)

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colon O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Giancarlo Esposito, Lee Arenberg, Emilie De Ravin, Michael Socha, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Sean Maguire, Christie Laing, Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig, Scott Michael Foster, Elizabeth Mitchell

Probably one of the most intense batch of episodes I’ve seen of Once Upon a Time ever, the 4th season of the ABC series has started off with a big bang, as characters from Frozen filled our screens and interacted with our beloved Storybrooke characters. And while it seemed that in the 4th season premiere episode, that Elsa (Georgina Haig) was going to harm Storybrooke and be the next ‘villian’ for that particular half of the season; what is revealed in the episodes after tells a more chilling story. Welcome Elizabeth Mitchell, to the OUAT family, now if only we can figure out the Snow Queen’s endgame, because it is rather mysterious…

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Agents Of SHIELD (Heavy Is The Head, Making Friends and Influencing People, I Will Face My Enemy, A Hen In The Wolfhouse)

NICK BLOOD, CHLOE BENNET

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ABC

Episode Air Date: September 30th, October 7th, 14th, 21st 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Agents Of SHIELD (Heavy Is The Head, Making Friends and Influencing People, I Will Face My Enemy, A Hen In The Wolfhouse)

Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, BJ Britt, Patton Oswalt, Adrian Pasdar, Reed Diamond, Simon Kassianides, Henry Simmons, Brian Patrick Wade, Adrianne Palicki, Ruth Negga, Kyle McLachlan, Dylan Minnette

What a difference a few weeks makes! I remember, I was commenting last time about Agents Of Shield, that Jemma Simmons (Elizabeth Henstridge), who was absent from the premiere, except for in Fitz’s (Iain de Caestecker) head as a hallucination, would resurface only in the mid-season finale, and I also reiterated that Skye’s dad (Kyle McLachlan) could feature, as a possible good guy! Oh, how wrong was I on several accounts! In fact, the past few episodes of Shield have warranted my declaration that this show is one of my favourites this entire season, as we see new characters interacting with our main leads. We also are given more pieces of the overarching puzzle, as we ask questions such as what does Hydra member Daniel Whitehall (Reed Diamond) want with the obelisk, what are the strange writings that Coulson (Clark Gregg) is writing, and is Simmons Hydra; and as we ask these questions, we are then enthralled and amazed at the high calibre of the show, and how it could tie into the upcoming movies.

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Matador (Night Of The Whale, Riot Til I Die, Dead Dreaming In Bagan, Mala Sangre)

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El Rey Network

Episodes Air Date: September 16th, 23rd, 30th, October 7th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Matador (Night Of The Whale, Riot Til I Die, Dead Dreaming In Bagan, Mala Sangre)

Starring: Gabriel Luna, Nicky Whelan, Neil Hopkins, Alfred Molina, Tanc Sade, Yvette Monreal, Elizabeth Pena, Isabella Gomez, Eve Torres, Christina Ochoa, Christopher Cousins, James Callis, Sharon Lawrence

One of the success stories of the summer season, Matador ended its first season run yesterday, and what I could say is ‘wow’. I assume that there will be plenty of time before the second season airs, so I encourage you to jump on the bandwagon and watch the first season pronto. Even if you don’t love soccer, even if you don’t love spy shows, even if you don’t like soccer and spy shows in the same show, I would say to still watch the show, as it is the characters and their growth and development throughout the past season that has been the shining light for me, and the predominant reason why I will watch season 2.

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Once Upon A Time (A Tale Of Two Sisters)

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SCOTT MICHAEL FOSTER, GEORGINA HAIG

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ABC

Season 4 Premiere Air Date: September 28th 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (A Tale Of 2 Sisters)

Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colon O’Donoghue, Jared S. Gilmore, Giancarlo Esposito, Lee Arenberg, Emilie De Ravin, Michael Socha, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Sean Maguire, Christie Laing, Elizabeth Lail, Georgina Haig, Scott Michael Foster

Everyone has most likely seen the recent Walt Disney feature film Frozen. If you haven’t, then people will look at you like you have three heads or one eye. Whether you love the film or hate it, this is a craze that won’t go away anytime soon, and is the most successful, and highest grossing Disney film ever. The story focuses on the concept of love, that it can rectify any problem, and that all we need to do is just let it go.

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Once Upon A Time (Season 1, 2 and 3 Recap)

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ABC

Episode Air Dates: October 23rd 2011 – May 13th 2012 (Season 1)

September 30th 2012 – May 12th 2013 (Season 2)

September 29th 2013 – May 11th 2014 (Season 3)

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Once Upon A Time (Season 1, 2 and 3)

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Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Jennifer Morrison, Lana Parilla, Josh Dallas, Colon O’Donoghue, Michael Raymond-James, Jared S. Gilmore, Barbara Hershey, Giancarlo Esposito, Meghan Ory, Beverly Elliot, Lee Arenberg, Eion Bailey, Emilie De Ravin, Robert Carlyle, Raphael Sbarge, Sarah Bolger, Julian Morris, Jamie Chung, Chris Gauthier, Sean Maguire, Robbie Kay, Rebecca Mader, Rose McIver, Sebastian Stan

If you didn’t figure out from my top 10’s post a few weeks ago, let me spell it out for you. Once Upon a Time, a fairytale/fantasy family drama, which debuted in 2011, is one of my favourite shows on TV at the moment. And Season 4 is right around the corner (actually the premiere episode is on today, wow, time flies, doesn’t it?). I’ll be reviewing Season 4 episodes, but before I do, let me quickly recap Seasons 1-3, for those who haven’t seen the show are just want a refresher. Beware, spoilers are coming, so if you want to watch OUAT at your own pace, don’t read on.

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Legends (Chemistry, Lords of War, Betrayal, Rogue)

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TNT

Episode Air Date: August 20th, 27th, September 3rd, 10th 2014

Reviewed by: Jonathan Andre

Legends (Chemistry, Lords of War, Betrayal, Rogue)

Starring: Sean Bean, Ali Larter, Morris Chestnut, Tina Majorino, Steve Harris, Mason Cook, Amber Valletta, Rob Mayes

TNT has had hits and misses over the years. From Rizzoli and Isles, The Closer, Perception, Major Crimes and Franklin and Bash, to Men of a Certain Age, Memphis Beat, King and Maxwell and Hawthorne; one can rightfully be cautious when leaping into a new series- because frankly, would you really watch a new show if the ratings were awful? I know you’d probably say ‘It depends on how good the storyline is’, but realistically, if the ratings are low and you know the show will be cancelled, you’d probably wouldn’t watch the show, regardless of whether it is great or not. Now, in light of what I just said, let us discuss Legends, a TNT show that debuted on August 13th (a six week break between me writing reviews of this show is not a good sign…) I could offer excuses and say that I didn’t have time to write this recap/review, but in all honesty, I didn’t really feel like doing it. There I said it. As much as I enjoyed the pilot episode, Legends went downhill from there. What started out as an interesting conspiracy drama became a run of the mill procedural with an overarching theme.

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Agents Of SHIELD (Shadows)

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ABC

Season 2 Premiere Date: September 23rd 2014

Reviewed by: Joshua Andre

Agents Of SHIELD (Shadows)

Starring: Clark Gregg, Ming Na Wen, Chloe Bennet, Brett Dalton, Iain De Caestecker, Elizabeth Henstridge, Nick Blood, BJ Britt, Patton Oswalt, Adrian Pasdar, Reed Diamond, Simon Kassianides, Henry Simmons, Brian Patrick Wade, Lucy Lawless, Wilmer Calderon

The wait is officially over. If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe like me; then you are well aware that Agents Of SHIELD premiered its second season this week. If you have read my recap on Agents Of SHIELD Season 1 and are still unsure and hence wondering when the new season starts, let me say that the first episode of Season 2 (“Shadows”) premiered this past Tuesday at 9p. Let me tell you it was a total game changer, setting events in motion til at leat the mid season finale, and there’s plenty of parallel storylines to talk about and analyse.

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