Reviews

TV Show Review – 1600 Penn

December 17, 2012

Here Is TVRating:  2 (out of 5).  1600 Penn is a comedy about the most powerful man in the government, the US President, and his role in his country and his family. The critics are mixed on this one but none seem to love it.

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TV Show Review – 24: Live Another Day

May 05, 2014

Here Is TVRating:  5 (out of 5).  Jack is back. He may only be staying for a short time, but “24: Live Another Day” is bringing him back to us 4 years after the series was ostensibly cancelled.  Jack Bauer now lives in London but he is still battling bad guys in his attempt to protect the world.  This time around Jack is a wanted man, being hunted by his own government.  Chloe is back too but she now works for an underground group that resembles WikiLeaks.  Her character has been through some rough times creating a more hardened character that sports a punked out look.  Most of the critics are happy to see Jack back in action, even if it is only for 12 hours (the title of the show notwithsanding).

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TV Show Review – 666 Park Avenue

September 30, 2012

Here Is TVRating:  3 (out of 5).   ABC’s new series “666 Park Avenue” is an apartment building where people go to live, but in order to do so, they have  sell their souls to the devil, or to Mr. and Mrs. devil in this case. The Doran’s, played by Terry Quinn and Vanessa Williams, lure young people into the apartment building to live. Once they sign the lease though, they have signed some sort of  deal with the devil. The critics all agree that there is not enough scaring going on, and there is no mystery. We know they can only go so far on TV, but most think that there could be more devilish scenes to keep viewers looking over their shoulder as they head off to bed on Sunday nights.

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TV Show Review – About a Boy

February 22, 2014

Here Is TVRating:  4 (out of 5).  NBC’s newest sitcom, “About A Boy,” is based on the 2002 film of the same name starring Hugh Grant.  The show stars David Walton as Will, a single thirty something slacker whose life is changed when Marcus, a young boy being raised by his uptight mother, move in next door.  Will and Marcus become friends as Will tries to protect Marcus and show him some fun. Most of the critics give this series high marks, particularly for the characters and the actors, saying that the show has the potential to become a hit and is one of the best sitcoms they’ve seen from NBC in a long time.

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TV Show Review – About Face:  Supermodels Then and Now

TV Show Review – About Face: Supermodels Then and Now

July 30, 2012

Rating: 3.   About Face: Supermodels Then And Now, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders documentary on aging supermodels, airing on HBO, garners faint praise from critics, who view the film as a lightweight exploration of its subject, albeit one with stunning production values.

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TV Show Review – Almost Human

November 17, 2013

Here Is TVRating:  3 (out of 5).  “Almost Human” is a police drama comes with a couple of twists. The first is that it is set in the year 2048. The second is that one cop is human while his partner is an android. Karl Urban plays detective John Kennex, a cop who had his leg blown off in an ambush. He now has a robotic leg as well as a robotic partner. Michael Ealy plays Dorian the android cop who also feels it is his job to make Kennex a better person. The critics were either very optimistic about this show or they just flat out didn’t like it.  An example of the former is The Wall Street Journal which said, “the intelligence is genuine” while on the other hand Variety calls the show “barely watchable.”

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TV Show Review – Almost Royal

TV Show Review – Almost Royal

June 21, 2014

Rating:  4 (out of 5).  BBC America debuts its first original comedy series on Saturday night with “Almost Royal.”  The series follows the mock brother and sister team of Georgie and Poppie Carlton as they travel around America.  Ed Gamble and Amy Hoggart play Georgie and Poppy as they honor their father’s wish to visit the U.S. and “mingle with the natives.”  Most of the critics were amused by the series, calling it a a nice diversion for the summer.

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TV Show Review – Alpha House

November 15, 2013

Here Is TVRating:  3 (out of 5).  In Alpha House four Republican senators share a rental house in Washington, D.C., and find themselves fighting for their political lives when the Tea Party comes in strong.  Cast includes John Goodman, Clark Johnson, Cynthia Nixon, Wanda Sykes, Matt Malloy, and Amy Sedaris. This new series premieres on Friday, November 15th, with the first 3 episodes already available on Amazon, and succeeding ones exclusively available for Amazon Prime Members every Friday.  The critics give the show good marks but don’t love it.

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