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TV Show Review – A to Z

TV Show Review – A to Z

October 02, 2014

Rating:  3 (out of 5).  NBC’s new comedy, A to Z, is a love story between dreamer Andrew Lofland and lawyer Zelda Vasco, who meet through an online dating site. Mixed reviews for this rom-com. The Boston Globe says that the “first episode sizzles with promise” while the Associated Press predicts, “this show won’t last long.”

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TV Show Review – A.D. The Bible Continues

TV Show Review – A.D. The Bible Continues

April 05, 2015

Rating 3 (out of 5).  NBC’s mini-series, A.D. The Bible Continues picks up where The Bible series, also produced by Mark Burnett and Roma Downey, left off. This series tells of the events that took place after the Crucifixion including the resurrection of Jesus. The critics like this better than the first miniseries, finding it less hokey with better character development.

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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 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, 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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TV Show Review – American Crime

TV Show Review – American Crime

March 05, 2015

Rating:  5 (out of 5).  ABC’s new crime drama American Crime deals with the issues of race, religion, and class in America, against the backdrop of a home invasion gone wrong in which a young man is murdered and his wife is left near death.  Both victims are white and the police quickly target two Mexican-American suspects.  The series stars Felicity Huffman and Timothy Hutton as Matt’s parents.  The critics were unanimous in their praise for all aspects of this drama, the writing, the directing and especially the cast saying this is a standout performance for Huffman.  As one critic wrote, “this one’s got Emmy written all over it.”

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TV Show Review – American Horror Story:  Freak Show

TV Show Review – American Horror Story: Freak Show

October 08, 2014

Rating:  3 (out of 5).  FX’s latest installment of their popular series “American Horror Story” is American Horror Story: Freak Show, set in Florida in 1952, it is set in one of the last remaining freak shows in the US. The show is struggling to make ends meets, and a number of strange murders in the area is not helping matters. The critics are split on their opinions of “Freak Show.” Some think it has everything we expect and more from the series, while find it lacking.

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