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Archive for July, 2009

Kings: “The New King, Part Two”

Posted by therebelprince on July 28, 2009

“All our plans…”

“We’ll make new ones.”

– Silas and Rose


After two weeks of heightening drama and tragedy, Kings ends its short run with a quieter (but not calmer) installment. It’s beautiful and well-acted, but alas it feels like a season finale and not a series one.

In a great note from creator Michael Green, he explains that the series was filmed and wrapped before airing began. As such, there was very little they could do to change the outcome once it was clear the show had been cancelled. It’s not a painful cliffhanger (that is, no one’s life is hanging by a thread) but it still feels very much like the end of an episode, not the end of a series. Read the rest of this entry »

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Nurse Jackie: “Chicken Soup” and “School Nurse”

Posted by therebelprince on July 26, 2009


In the third and fourth episodes of Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, we continue to explore the complex life of our protagonist. Read the rest of this entry »

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Dallas: Season 3, Episodes 1 – 8

Posted by therebelprince on July 26, 2009


Welcome back to theĀ Dallas retrospective reviews. This time, we look at the show’s evolution into a bona fide hit, and how smoothly it took that success. Read the rest of this entry »

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LOST Rewatch: “Orientation”, “Everybody Hates Hugo”, “…And Found” & “Abandoned”

Posted by therebelprince on July 26, 2009

Candle

“I would’ve left you behind. I did leave you behind.”

“Yeah, well, good thing I’m not you.”

– Sawyer and Michael

This week in the LOST Rewatch, we take the first steps in exploring the island’s mythology. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torchwood: “Children of Earth, Day Five”

Posted by therebelprince on July 25, 2009

Also below: thoughts on the future of Torchwood, and a bit of a rant about why I like Gwen Cooper.

Jack

“Civilisation is about to fall to hell. You want to start that descent a little earlier? Go ahead.”

– John Frobisher

On Day One, they threatened. On Day Two, they announced their presence. On Day Three, they came. And On Day Four, they claimed their first lives.

When Day Five dawns, there seems to be no hope for the children of Earth. Read the rest of this entry »

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Better Off Ted: “Father, Can You Hair Me?”

Posted by therebelprince on July 25, 2009

“Since Digivation was founded 50 years ago, millions have died. Millions more have become sad. What’s your problem, Digivation?”

– Veridian Dynamics voice

Ted


This week on Better Off Ted, it’s Veronica’s show, and we’re better off for it. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torchwood: “Children of Earth, Day Four”

Posted by therebelprince on July 24, 2009

Ianto
“Maybe the Gods were kind. Maybe they are in Paradise.”

“No such thing.”

Vanessa (Sophie Hunter) and Jack (John Barrowman)

On the fourth day of the hostile takeover of Earth (see: Days One, Two and Three), everyone comes together to fight a battle which they cannot possibly win. Read the rest of this entry »

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Twin Peaks: Episode Five Review

Posted by therebelprince on July 24, 2009

Coop
Welcome back to the Twin Peaks Retrospective reviews.

“It’ll take them a day or so to reset their biological clocks.”

“Hope the herring holds out.”

– Cooper and Trudy, the waitress

With this episode, all the pieces are in place for the remainder of the season, and we neatly divide our time between Twin Peaks residents’ subplots and the diverging investigations into Laura Palmer’s death. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hung: “Strange Friends, or The Truth Is, You’re Sexy”

Posted by therebelprince on July 23, 2009


“I’ve been a terrible pimp. At least, not very excellent.”

– Tonya

Hung

His daughter is dating a guy named Hammer, his son is listening to “death music”, and his ex-wife is falling apart at the mere sight of sad animals. But Ray has bigger problems – his first client stole his wallet after sex. Read the rest of this entry »

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Torchwood: “Children of Earth, Day Three”

Posted by therebelprince on July 23, 2009

Gwen

“That’s exactly what we need: middle men.”

– The Prime Minister

Day Three of Children of Earth neatly pulls together the disparate plots from Days One and Two, while somehow managing to incorporate a good dose of comedy. In fact, its probably the best installment yet. Read the rest of this entry »

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