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Lone Star Season 1 Episode 5 Review

9-1-1: Lone Star: Lone Star Season 1 Episode 5 Review

Season 1, Episode 5: " Studs "

Masculinity and sexuality were at the forefront of the hour. You could say that 9-1-1: Lone Star Season 1 Episode 5 was an ode to male virility, fragility, and at times toxic masculinity as the hour explored manhood in various ways. Hell, they even named the hour "studs" and had some bull stuff thrown in for good measure. Let's get Owen out of the way first. It's...

Packing Pistols

Barkskins: Packing Pistols

Season 1, Episode 5: " Buttermilk "

The mystery of the massacre is drawing closer to a solution. The conspiracy behind the killing of the French settlers became somewhat clearer on Barkskins Season 1 Episode 5 and Barkskins Season 1 Episode 6. These revelations all hinged on a man long thought dead. Which begs the question: Why did Randall Cross come out of hiding? He had been missing...

Crash Into Me

Roswell, New Mexico: Crash Into Me

Season 2, Episode 12: " Crash Into Me "

It's the final night of CrashCon on Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Episode 12.  But a convention about aliens isn't very fun when you are one.  With Jesse Manes planning on blowing up anyone with alien DNA, the event becomes a fight for survival. But what else is new? If your heart wasn't racing during the final moments of "Crash Into Me," then, like Max, you ne...

Without Their Maker

Snowpiercer: Without Their Maker

Season 1, Episode 4: " Without Their Maker "

Oh, that was good. As far as detective plots go, Snowpiercer Season 1 Episode 4  was a satisfying and climactic confrontation, with LJ's crazy being witnessed by multiple parties. Granted, part of me expected the murder mystery to span more than four episodes, but there will be significant fall-out from LJ's unmasking so the story's far from done. Furthermore, as fun as it's bee...

City of Angels Season 1 Episode 7 Review

Penny Dreadful: City of Angels: City of Angels Season 1 Episode 7 Review

Season 1, Episode 7: " Maria and the Beast "

There are a few things Penny Dreadful: City of Angels Season 1 Episode 7  does well. Pacing just isn't one of them (but I'll get to that). There's the great scene at the restaurant that derails Lewis' plan to murder the Nazis. Seeing Miss Adelaide join Goss' table is quite a shock to the system and sparks all sorts of questions about Molly's visit to Tiago earlier. And then ther...

Codependence Day

In The Dark: Codependence Day

Season 2, Episode 8: " Codependence Day "

The second season has managed to be more stressful than the first. Everything that transpired on In The Dark Season 2 Episode 8 was the equivalent of a roller coaster ride, and yet there's still no indication of how the season will come to a close. It's hard to predict what's going to happen next, but that's the way I like it. Did anyone have "Darnell and Nia are...

Heart Medicine

Council of Dads: Heart Medicine

Season 1, Episode 6: " Heart Medicine "

This show continues to surpass my expectations. If you're not watching it, what are you waiting for? In another heartfelt hour, the Perrys proved why they're one of the best families on television today. On Council of Dads Season 1 Episode 6, Charlotte is center-stage. She's having emergency surgery, and the rest of the family cannot rest until she's okay. We kn...

And My Axe!

Blindspot: And My Axe!

Season 5, Episode 4: " And My Axe! "

It was a very Tasha-centric episode. It was revealed that the chemical weapon at the center of Madeline's plans has a tie to Zapata on Blindspot Season 5 Episode 4. The problem is that particular weapon was checked into evidence nearly a decade ago and Tasha was having trouble remembering much about it. That's because it came into FBI possession on a very specia...

No Fathers Or Sons

Burden of Truth: No Fathers Or Sons

Season 3, Episode 3: " No Fathers and Sons "

We finally met Billy's father on Burden of Truth Season 3 Episode 3. To put it kindly, he is a bad dude.  We've heard about Billy's dad before. We knew he drank and that Billy was estranged from him. We knew that Shane and Wendy still visited him. Now we have met the man in the flesh, and he is far worse than what we might have imagined. Joanna referred to him as Billy's abusiv...

Know Your Onions

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Know Your Onions

Season 7, Episode 2: " Know Your Onions "

To kill or not to kill the father of the future leader of HYDRA before he creates the aforementioned leader, that is the question. The team was split on whether or not to get rid of Freddy Malick as to prevent HYDRA, and therefore S.H.I.E.L.D., from being formed on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Season 7 Episode 2. Both sides of the argument made valid points, but we have all consumed en...

False Gods

The 100: False Gods

Season 7, Episode 3: " False Gods "

Doing better has never felt more timely.  With things heating up in the Anomaly, it is up to Sanctum to cool things down. But the central message of The 100 keeps coming up as everything is happening, so you have to wonder if doing better is really in the cards anymore. During The 100 Season 7 Episode 3, a reactor is overheating in Sanctum, and it is up to Rave...

Icicle

Stargirl: Icicle

Season 1, Episode 3: " Icicle "

It may be family-friendly content, but at least viewers now know the series has some grit. Sure, the two recurring characters offed on Stargirl Season 1 Episode 3 were mostly non-essential to the overarching plot, but with the writers following through and taking the plunge shows that no one may is safe. Or rather, no one except Courtney and Pat, as if the writers killed one of...

Lone Star Season 1 Episode 4 Review

9-1-1: Lone Star: Lone Star Season 1 Episode 4 Review

Season 1, Episode 4: " Act of God "

"Act of God" was one of the stronger installments of the season. It was also one of the most heartbreaking as  9-1-1: Lone Star Season 1 Episode 4 gave us our first tragic death of someone while the team was on a call. The use of a tornado provided us with some great shots and effects, and it gave the series the chance to flex some of its muscles and its budget. ...

The Plot Thickens

Barkskins: The Plot Thickens

Season 1, Episode 3: " The Sugared Plum "

There was a whole lot of intrigue going on out in the middle of the Quebec woods. There was both big geopolitical intrigue and more intimate personal intrigue on Barkskins Season 1 Episode 3 and Barkskins Season 1 Episode 4. The series continued to delve into why the massacre was staged. Previously, it appeared that English barrel maker Cooke was simply trying...

Linger

Roswell, New Mexico: Linger

Season 2, Episode 11: " Linger "

The stakes are high on Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Episode 11.  With Alex's life in danger, Michael will stop at nothing to get him back even if it means risking his own. And if one crisis wasn't enough Max and Kyle's investigation into Project Sheperd leads them right to Flint Mane's doorstep. Could it all be connected? Let's start by talking about Kyle Valen...