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Birthday Boy

The Disappearance: Birthday Boy

Season 1, Episode 1: " Birthday Boy "

This miniseries is going to be a tough one to handle. An adorable blond-haired moppet vanished on The Disappearance Season 1 Episode 1. Parents watching The Disappearance are now going to do one of two things: either refuse to watch any further or get ready to relate to the emotions which Anthony's parents and grandfather are experiencing. I'm choosing to do the...


Good Trouble: Unfiltered

Season 2, Episode 4: " Unfiltered "

Davia's mom is a [redacted]. The season is doing a great job of showing why the Coterie gang have gravitated to the theater turned communal like a beacon calling them home with the promises of found family and other beautifully broken people.  Based on the events of Good Trouble Season 2 Episode 4, it seems Mariana and Callie lucked up with having the best parents and family ou...

The Big Sickout

Gran Hotel: The Big Sickout

Season 1, Episode 4: " Season 1 Episode 4 "

There is something to be said for having loyalty to those who have always been there, a lesson Santiago learned during Grand Hotel Season 1 Episode 4. When Santiago revokes the staff bonuses to cover the demands of the blackmailer, the staff organizes a "sickout," leaving the Mendoza family to step up to the plate.  If the first three episodes of Grand Hotel have taught us anyt...

Resurrection Review - Night One Packs a Killer Punch

Scream: Resurrection Review - Night One Packs a Killer Punch

Season 3, Episode 1: " The Deadfast Club "

If there's one takeaway from Scream Season 3 Episode 1 and Scream Season 3 Episode 2, it's that this new killer is just as creative as the ones from the movie series.  Having Paris Jackson in the opening scene dressed as Florence Nightingale was a big surprise, but having her character survive to be sassy another day, that was even more surprising.  That was the first instanc...

Secret Squirrel

The Code: Secret Squirrel

Season 1, Episode 10: " Secret Squirrel "

This episode had as much action out of court as in it. In court was a real dog-and-pony show on The Code Season 1 Episode 10. But quite a bit of character development took place outside the courtroom, even more than usual for The Code. The case of the week looked to be flat-out treason. A gunnery sergeant helped a terrorist to escape from Guantanamo B...

Kill Me

Big Little Lies: Kill Me

Season 2, Episode 5: " Kill Me "

There were plenty of revelations during Big Little Lies Season 2 Episode 5, but the last couple of minutes revealed a potential bombshell. Things get upended all the time on Big Little Lies, and "Kill Me" was downright explosive.  Just when it seemed like Jane might be moving onto a happier chapter of her life, Corey comes under suspicion. Why does everything have to be too goo...

The Little Prince

Fear The Walking Dead: The Little Prince

Season 5, Episode 6: " The Little Prince "

This is not the show I fell in love with years ago.  Fear the Walking Dead Season 5 Episode 6 continued to make me question why I am still investing time in a series that clearly couldn't give a crap about the past.  From terrible character decisions to truly awful dialog, "The Little Prince" was another installment that should have been left on the cutting room floor.  ...

Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone

Claws: Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone

Season 3, Episode 5: " Zaddy Was a Rolling Stone "

Desna tried to stay away from the casino, but it kept pulling her back. That was because Dean had become addicted to mah-jongg and wouldn't leave the casino on Claws Season 3 Episode 5. Not for Virginia, not for Desna, not for anybody. Even though Melba told Mac to cut Dean loose, Dean had become Mac's latest stray, like Joe before him.  That's proba...

Shook One Pt. II

Euphoria (US): Shook One Pt. II

Season 1, Episode 4: " Shook One Pt. II "

The web of deceit continued to expand on Euphoria Season 1 Episode 4, and the carnival setting heightened the drama.  Nate is proving himself to be quite the loose cannon, and it's becoming increasingly difficult to understand his true machinations.  Is he gay? Is he just playing a game? Is he a sociopath? You would think that someone as messed up as him would...

Mayhem in the Mall

Stranger Things: Mayhem in the Mall

Season 3, Episode 4: " Chapter Four: The Sauna Test "

The latest trip to Hawkins is proving to be best yet.  Stranger Things Season 3 Episode 4 and Stranger Things Season 3 Episode 5 took us on a wild ride to underground bunkers, the depths of the Starcourt Mall, and to other crazy places.  Nancy's storyline continued to gather steam, and the increased focus on her during Stranger Things Season 3. At times, Nancy has just been t...

An Underwhelming Fourth of July

Days of our Lives: An Underwhelming Fourth of July

Season 54, Episode 199: " Friday July 5, 2019 "

Fourth of July used to be a big deal to the Horton family. Year after year on Days of Our Lives, the Horton and Brady clans got together to celebrate with barbecues, family time, and love of the good old USA. This holiday was second only to Christmas! The good news is that Rex and Sarah decided to revive that tradition on Days of Our Lives during the week of 7-1-19, but the resul...

From Russia With Drugs

Elementary: From Russia With Drugs

Season 7, Episode 7: " From Russia with Drugs "

This was a perfect example of a breather episode. Elementary Season 7 Episode 7 was self-contained so if a viewer missed it because he or she was out enjoying the Fourth of July, they really lost no ground on ongoing storylines. You know, like procedurals used to do when viewers couldn't stream episodes they missed. That way, no one was lost the next week and could jump on any t...

Noches de Las Chicas

Queen of the South: Noches de Las Chicas

Season 4, Episode 5: " Noche de las Chicas "

Marcel Dumas was going to take an eye for an eye on Queen of the South Season 4 Episode 5 but the problem with that plan is that everyone goes blind.  This war between Teresa and Marcel began when Teresa made the impulsive decision to cut off her deal with Dumas, but it's gotten to this level due to a perfect storm of circumstances and poor choices on both sides. Javier now ca...

Deliver Them to Evil

Stranger Things: Deliver Them to Evil

Season 3, Episode 2: " Chapter Two: The Mall Rats "

The stakes continued to rise on Stranger Things Season 3 Episode 2 and Stranger Things Season 3 Episode 3 which both helped to solidify the fact that Stranger Things is back and better than ever.  Our characters are slowly starting to realize that there's something going on in town, and the curiosity is getting the better of them as they attempt to find out whether they're all in danger....

Skin Transparent

Queen Sugar: Skin Transparent

Season 4, Episode 4: " Skin Transparent "

Nova continued to dive into dark corners and share them with the world on Queen Sugar Season 4 Episode 4 all while expecting her family would magically come to terms with it and forgive her.  Nova doesn't seem to understand the damage she's done and what the continued consequences of her book might be in the future.  But it might be starting to sink in that her family isn't j...