I imagine most people watching Michael Chiklis on TV think of his show, The Shield. For me, it is a bit softer with The Commish or The Fantastic Four. Maybe a bit of Gotham. I like him, but I prefer the lovable side, not the hard cynical side. Usually.
Here he plays a newly-retired border patrol guy who is asked by his old partner’s wife to go down to Mexico, look at a cabin he was building, and finish it up to sell it off so that the bank doesn’t foreclose on their house.… Read the rest
The final season was not the strongest of the six, although Desmond gets some serious and welcome airtime. The candidate vs. Jacob, and all the other history stuff for the island, and Locke 2.0, are all complicated and convoluted in places. All of which leads to a less-than-satisfying ending to the series.… Read the rest
The season starts with the supposed rescue team arriving on the island but the extra members beyond the soldiers are not quite what everyone expected. Later in the season, you see a press conference where everyone has to lie.
Episodes That I Liked
The three biggest episodes of the season for me were Eggtown (E04) with a huge twist at the end, Ji Yeon (E07) dealing with Sun’s pregnancy drama, and There’s No Place Like Home Pt 3 (E14) when the island undergoes some magic.… Read the rest
I didn’t know much about Firefly Lane until I saw that it had premiered. When I looked it up, and saw that it was a buddy premise, I thought, “Sure, why not give it a try?”. And with two women instead of two men, I really wanted to like it.
Katherine Heigl plays the co-lead, Tully, and for a lot of people that would be a giant plus.… Read the rest
The Silence of the Lamb series is hugely popular, certainly iconic, and downright creepy. The SotL movie won Best Picture, the last sequel to do so. And to be honest, not one of my favorites. I like Jodie Foster in it, sure, but I find Anthony Hopkins too over the top to be enjoyable.… Read the rest
The simple premise of the show, Call Your Mother, is that a mother in Iowa is worried about her two kids who are now living in L.A. The daughter is the oldest, and Mom isn’t really worried about her, she has a job, an apartment, a boyfriend, etc. No, Mom is worried about the younger son that she’s been calling for 4d and who isn’t calling her back.… Read the rest
There’s a strange “deadcat bounce” to some comedy shows. If you watch the first one, and it isn’t that funny, but okay to watch, and then watch a few more episodes, you often find that the jokes you didn’t think were funny the first time are not bad when you understand the full context for them.… Read the rest
I saw that there was a show about missing girls, and two women investigating, tracking down the truth. Originally, I thought it was some fact-based pseudo-documentary, which doesn’t really interest me most of the time. But it got some buzz and I flagged it for the future. Tonight I managed to get through EP1, and I would say it is more Twin Peaks than Law & Order or True Crime.… Read the rest
I don’t what to say about the show as I’m not entirely sure what it is all about. Oh, sure, I know the basics. EPIX created a 1980-based show, with a group of mainly-white college grads ready to take on the world, figuring out their lives post-high school, post-college. They seem way more like high-schoolers than college grads, but whatever.… Read the rest
I like to give all new shows a shot, and if you tell me there is a remake of the Equalizer show from back in ’85, I’m going to watch it. If you tell me it’s Denzel as the Equalizer, I’m a bit skeptical. Not because he’s black, that part doesn’t matter, but because he comes off too soft-spoken in just about every role I’ve ever seen him in.… Read the rest
Okay, so I’m a little behind the times for the premiere of Alex Rider. Amazon Prime dumped the first 8 episodes on their site back in November, and to be honest, I wasn’t rushing to see it. First, I keep thinking it is by James Patterson (Alex Cross) and I’m not a big fan.… Read the rest
So I’m catching up on premieres from this weird COVID TV season that has no start or end, but I actually had heard of the show B Positive before I watched it. The premise is basically that a guy has renal failure, has no close family or friends, and needs a kidney donor.… Read the rest
Back in the exciting times of the original show, “Walker: Texas Ranger”, you could tune in and see Chuck Norris as Cordell Walker, Texas Ranger, living the legend of Texas rangers everywhere. The story goes that a town asked for help from the Rangers for some upheaval in their town, and when the train arrived, there was only one Ranger.… Read the rest
There’s a new comedy that started this month called Mr. Mayor. It’s about Michael J. Fox working for the city…errr, no wait, that was Spin City from 1996. Right, no this one stars Brandon Michael Hall as a hip-hop artist who runs for mayor as a publicity stunt…err, nope, that was The Mayor from 2017.… Read the rest
I’ve mentioned previously that I like to try out new shows every fall, almost like a fantasy sports league for TV shows. I have my favorites that return, but I try just about everything and review it. An episode of this, an episode of that, sometimes I find magic. Most of the time I don’t.… Read the rest
While the first two seasons were watchable, I felt the show really hit its stride this season, with the third best season of the series.
Episodes That I Liked
There were five episodes that I ranked 5/5, four of them with a “heavy” Desmond role in them dealing with time-travel and trying to prevent Charlie’s death: Desmond feeling the weight of his pre-cognition (E08); trying to save Charlie while Claire is trying to figure out what is going on with them (E12); Desmond faced with endless choices where none of them seem right (E17); and Charlie remembering his five greatest memories (E21).… Read the rest
Overall, I would say that there are a lot of storylines going in the season, and not all of them work. A few — like looking for Michael — go nowhere. It is almost like the writers sent people out looking, only to change their mind about where the narrative was going to go.… Read the rest
When Lost first premiered, I watched about three episodes. It was okay, I thought the beasts were some sort of horror premise, and then about EP03, the shallow relationship of Michael with his son, and his apparent jealousy of Locke, was just ridiculous and stupid. I didn’t care, and I couldn’t figure out why anyone else did, so I stopped watching.… Read the rest