December 11th, 2008

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Heroes 3x11 Review: Eclipse Part 2

The eclipse drags on, eclipses don't work that way. Mr Benet is vile, nobody can say definitively why Arthur's plan is so bad, Seth Green guest starts, Claire dies but comes back with no explanation has to how they intend to cover that up, Sylar isn't a Petrelli and he kills Elle. Meanwhile Nathan decides to be on Daddy's side after all, looks like they're setting Nathan up as the big bad.  What was the point of all this? It wasn't a game changer, it was just tiresome.
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Survivors Ep 4 Review

TPTB insult the 1970's original and then admit they discarded all the grimness inherent in the concept. That sort of attitude is what gave us this utterly boring, truly terrible episode. Various hoodies menace various people. Tom and three others check out Samantha's set-up only to be kicked out after Al whines like a 7 year old. The sole enjoyable point of this episode came when Tom was being eyeballed by one of Samantha's gang who recognized him as a bad un and asked the guy if he fancied him or something. Greg and Anya cook on the Aga with no explanation as to how they were powering it. Abby goes looking for Peter and gets some from a forest dwelling type whose ancestral seat has been invaded by hoodie squatters. This episode was a failure awash in a sea of mediocrity, this show seems worse than 'Bonekickers'.
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Dark Shadows Review Part 2

Episode 5

Julia is jealous of Barnabas and Victoria, so she sabotages Barnabas' treatment. Meanwhile Willy is the comic relief, Carolyn fancies Joe and Joe does more brooding while either shirtless or with his shirt billowing open. The sabotaged treatment causes Barnabas to snack on Carolyn. This was okay.

Episode 6

There is a costume party at the Collins estate. Joe looks good in his costume, Carolyn tries to poison Julia and Ben Cross does more horribly acted melodramatics as Barnabas declares that there will be no more treatments. The family and Maggie hold a séance to contact Sarah to try and figure out why all these bizarre events are taking place. The séance goes awry and Victoria has been sent back in time to 1790. This was good.

Best Line: "Not even the course of time can destroy her."
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Prison Break Season 4 Episode 14 Review

Just Business

Don Self menaces the gang with a big gun until Lincoln punches him in the face. Self still manages to get away. Mahone tries to get help from Lang only to be taken in. T-Bag tries to redeem himself only to be choked out by a Bible salesman who is actually a Company agent. Michael masterminds a cunning plan to get Scylla back from Self. The plan involves building a DIY rocket launcher, sabotaging a fire escape and Michael punching Self in the face. Michael retrieves Scylla, for about two minutes and then Don Self gets it back.

The Company take Michael in. Lincoln goes cap in hand to the Company who say they'll give Michael his surgery if Lincoln retrieves Scylla. Meanwhile Gretchen and Self continue their attempt to sell Scylla and Self shows he is somewhat unstable by shooting two people. Even Gretchen thinks Self is nuts at this point, which shows just how far Don Self has fallen.

Best Lines: "At what point does a noble deed become fanaticism?"

"Come and get it."

This was good, the highlights of which were Don Self getting punched in the face, twice and Self menacing Michael and co with his big gun. Questions remain: what will happen to Mahone? What'll happen to Michael? What is Lincoln planning? Will T-Bag finally die? What is Tombstone II? And when did Don Self become such a nut and decide to throw his career away?