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Archive for July, 2009

Nurse Jackie: “Pupil”

Posted by therebelprince on July 31, 2009


This week, we unravel the chain of lies (or omissions) in Jackie’s world. “Pupil” is light on the patients and heavy on our characters which, given the talent of our cast, can only be a good thing. Read the rest of this entry »

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LOST Rewatch: “The Other 48 Days”, “Collision”, “What Kate Did” & “The 23rd Psalm”

Posted by therebelprince on July 31, 2009


This week, almost nothing happens on the Island. I know, amazing right? Second season of one of the biggest hits of the decade and not a thing goes down. But it contains some nice character moments, and we learn what Kate did, so it’s not a total loss. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Seven Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 31, 2009

“One can never answer questions at the wrong moment. Life, like music, has a rhythm.”

– The Log Lady’s Introduction

This week on Twin Peaks, David Lynch and Mark Frost surprise the fans by not actually revealing anything. It’s also the last week that Twin Peaks will even vaguely resemble normal television, so sit back and pay attention. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 3, Episodes 18 – 25

Posted by therebelprince on July 31, 2009


Welcome back as we join the Dallas retrospective reviews, tracing the rise to the show’s most popular moment.

By the end of the show’s third season, it was apparent that J.R. Ewing was the centre of this tightknit but quarrelsome Texan dynasty and in the season’s final episodes, the odious oil man manages to make enemies of everyone in Dallas. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hung: “The Pickle Jar”

Posted by therebelprince on July 30, 2009


This week, Happiness Consultants finally have their first success, while Ray’s personal life takes a downturn. Read the rest of this entry »

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Gilmore Girls: Second Season Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 30, 2009


Welcome back to the second in my Gilmore Girls retrospective season-long reviews. In its second season, Gilmore Girls really refines its style and there is little to fault here. I apologise if I’m sycophantically positive, but I promise that I will fully cover the confusion and occasional lameness that beset the show in its old age, when we reach them! Read the rest of this entry »

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Nurse Jackie: “Steak Knife”

Posted by therebelprince on July 30, 2009


This week, God speaks to the staff of All Saints Hospital. If only he’d tell the writers what to do with Mrs. Akalitus… Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 3, Episodes 9 – 17

Posted by therebelprince on July 30, 2009


Welcome back to this week’s installment of the Dallas retrospective reviews.

When “Mastectomy” aired at No. 5 in the ratings (for the show’s second time), it kicked off a spree of Top 10 episodes which would only be failed once for the remainder of the season (in “The Heiress”). Dallas was now the show on everyone’s lips, and it isn’t hard to figure out why. The show is sharp, soapy and unanimously well acted this season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Six Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 29, 2009


” I feel like I’m going to dream tonight” – Laura Palmer


 

As it neared the end of its phenomenal first seasonTwin Peaks oscillated between the steady, plot-progressing hand of Mark Frost, and the abstract and ambiguous 1950s-looking world of David Lynch. It was this combination that allowed it to remain critically successful and yet attract the entire world as an audience, but also the fragile balance that would lead to audience dissatisfaction and quick cancellation. This is the last episode that really pretends Twin Peaks is your standard suspense-fuelled mystery, and every scene purports to be related to Laura Palmer’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nurse Jackie: “Daffodil” and “Tiny Bubbles”

Posted by therebelprince on July 29, 2009

“What about people who can’t breathe at all?”

“They are already dead. They go to the waiting room.”

– Zoey and Jackie

This week, we get the best episode so far, and an average episode bolstered by some fabulous performances. Both episodes strongly let us know why the show is called “Nurse Jackie“: it’s all Edie, all the time. Read the rest of this entry »

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