Reviews

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 – After Tiller

TV Show Review – After Tiller

September 01, 2014

Rating:  5 (out of 5).  PBS’ POV airs After Tiller on Monday night, a documentary about the controversial topic of third trimester abortions and the last four doctors in the United States who perform them. The two male and two female doctors were colleagues of physician George Tiller who also performed these abortions before he was assassinated in 2009 while attending church. The documentary shows the struggles the doctors and patients face, from the moral to the ethical and personal. The critics all gave the documentary credit for telling the story behind the story, the human side of the struggle to make the decision to have these abortions.

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TV Show Review – Allegiance

TV Show Review – Allegiance

February 05, 2015

Rating:  3 (out of 5).  NBC’s new spy drama Allegiance tells the story of Alex O’Connor, the only son of Mark and Katya O’Conner, and an up and coming analyst at the CIA.  What he doesn’t know is that both of his parents are part of a Russian sleeper cell and they are former Soviet spies.  The critics compared this show to The Americans and in most cases it came up short.

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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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TV Show Review – Alpha House, Season Two

TV Show Review – Alpha House, Season Two

October 24, 2014

Rating:  4 (out of 5).  Season two of Amazon’s original series “Alpha House,” much like the first, centers around three senators who live together in a house in Washington, D.C.   The comedy, from creator Gary Trudeau, stars Mark Consuelos, Clark Johnson, and John Goodman. The critics like what they see so far this season, calling it very funny, and say it gets off to a great start.

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