<![CDATA[Latest Reviews from TVBuzer.com]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com Thu, 21 Jan 2021 01:43:11 -0600 https://static.tvbuzer.com/images/logo.png <![CDATA[Latest Reviews from TVBuzer.com]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com XML::RSS en-us http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 30 <![CDATA[Speak Of The Devil]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Prodigal-Son/Season-2/episode-2/reviews/Speak-Of-The-Devil-44131
Malcolm has some of the best lines, and they aptly capture the essence of this series, too. The series certainly is a psycho-rollercoaster, and Prodigal Son Season 2 Episode 2 chose to lean into its supernatural elements with a case that heavily featured Catholicism and the occult. As we know, horror elements and religion go hand in hand. If you're a fan of psychological thrills and exorcisms, then this hour was right up your alley. Religion, faith, confession, possession, ...]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:40:04 -0600
<![CDATA[What Size Are Your Feet?]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Nurses/Season-1/episode-5/reviews/What-Size-Are-Your-Feet
Something needs to be done about Dr. Thomas Hamilton. The team was introduced (or, in Grace's case, reintroduced) to him on Nurses Season 1 Episode 5, and poor Naz was totally dazzled. She was totally fangirling, which is understandable, given all his medical accomplishments. He's clearly a deity to the medical field. However, thanks to Grace, we also know how gross he is. Dr. Hamitlon is an entitled snake. Because he's this big-deal doctor, he thinks he has a right to touch the nurse...]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Where's Toby?]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/NCIS/Season-18/episode-4/reviews/Where-s-Toby
Was airing back-to-back episodes a good or a bad idea? Wrapping up Fornell's undercover mission to pursue the opiate kingpin on NCIS Season 18 Episode 4 and NCIS Season 18 Episode 5 was worthwhile. However, with a sporadic production schedule because of California's high Covid rates, was burning off two episodes in one night advisable? Not really. If the episodes had been spaced out with one a week, maybe we wouldn't be looking at a rerun coming up on Feb. 2. And we'...]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 11:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Zoey’s Extraordinary Dreams]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Zoey-s-Extraordinary-Playlist/Season-2/episode-3/reviews/Zoey-s-Extraordinary-Dreams
We should have known that it was too good to last. Just when things were going our characters' way, the rug was ripped out from under us on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Episode 3. Zoey and Max had barely been a couple for two episodes before the pair decided to hit pause. Let's just hope the besties are on the same page about what pause means, or we could have another 'We were on a break' fiasco on our hands, à la Friends. Yes, the rational part of me underst...]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 08:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Mina’s Kangaroo Court]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Resident/Season-4/episode-2/reviews/Mina-s-Kangaroo-Court
Oh, baby! After an emotional premiere, The Resident Season 4 Episode 2 jumped back into the fray with multiple cases and personal arcs. You could say it was business as usual, except, of course, some of the latest developments are massive. For starters, fans have barely settled into a CoNic marriage. Now, we're expecting a CoNic baby. How does everyone feel about that shocker? The thing about Conrad and Nic is it feels as though they've been married the entire time anyway. ...]]>
Tue, 19 Jan 2021 08:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[The Uncertainty Principle]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Good-Doctor/Season-4/episode-7/reviews/The-Uncertainty-Principle-44126
Well, that was bizarre. I wasn't happy when I read that The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 7 featured Morgan's patient going too far with his health obsession. I figured we were in for a Morgan-centered hour, and five minutes of her is more than I can stand. It turned out that Morgan wasn't featured nearly as heavily as the description suggested, but what we got instead wasn't much better. The cases the doctors worked on could have been compelling if they hadn't been used to...]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Seasons Pass]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/All-American/Season-3/episode-1/reviews/Seasons-Pass
Secrets, secrets, everywhere there are secrets. It had been a busy summer for all. And now the fallout began on All American Season 3 Episode 1. Let's start with Spencer because he's the superstar around whom everything evolves on this show. All American Season 2 ended with Spencer experiencing arm weakness after getting the doctor's all-clear to resume playing football. That cliffhanger developed after Spence had made the magnanimous gesture of taking his talents back ...]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 08:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[La Fiera]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Rookie/Season-3/episode-3/reviews/La-Fiera
Given the current climate and how it relates to the world of The Rookie, there was a lot to unpack on The Rookie Season 3 Episode 3.  Since the series revolves around patrol officers, it's difficult to address what's been happening in our police force without making cops appear to be on the right side of everything.  On the one hand, you can't make all your characters villains, or there wouldn't be much of a show. On the other, you can't have a cop show that ignores or excuses the ...]]>
Mon, 18 Jan 2021 02:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Season 12 Episode 9 Review]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/NCIS-Los-Angeles/Season-12/episode-9/reviews/Los-Angeles-Season-12-Episode-9-Review
That wasn't a bad place from which to head into another hiatus. As one storyline reached its inevitable conclusion, two other mysteries popped up on NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Episode 9. Sabatino ended up leaving town largely empty-handed. Then again, he wasn't even supposed to be there in the first place. So no harm, no foul. Obviously, his presence was no great secret as Kilbride was aware of Sabatino's being in town and tracking down the counterfeit superbills. ...]]>
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Serious Moonlight]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/American-Gods/Season-3/episode-2/reviews/Serious-Moonlight
It took an unexpected trip to Chicago for Shadow to learn that not everything in Lakeside is as it seems on American Gods Season 3 Episode 2. His initial introduction to all things Lakeside was warm and fuzzy, from the generous townsfolk to the clothes on his back to the tasty pasties at Mabel's. Now he has to be wondering if he'll be viewed the same in his new if temporary, home after Allison went missing. What wasn't warm was Shadow's first meeting with his property manage...]]>
Sun, 17 Jan 2021 08:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Open Arms]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/A-Discovery-of-Witches/Season-2/episode-2/reviews/Open-Arms
Watching Shadow of Night come alive is too much fun, wouldn't you agree? Of course, we're not getting the brilliant details from the series that we got with Deborah Harkess' words, but it's a sheer delight, nonetheless. A Discovery of Witches Season 2 Episode 2 introduced a beloved character from the book in Goody Alsop and one that draws the opposite effect in Father Hubbard. If you're a fan of the characters in the present, A Discovery of Witches Season 2 might be frustrat...]]>
Sat, 16 Jan 2021 11:40:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Phenomenon]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/RuPaul-s-Drag-Race/Season-13/episode-3/reviews/Phenomenon
Herstory is repeating itself on RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 3. Just like the lip-sync winners before them, the Pork Chop Loading Bay queens faced off in a team girl group challenge as well. The week is almost a mirror image to RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 2. Right down to the runway Mini Challenge. No one went home. Fashionable looks were served. Unfortunately, it all felt very expected. This isn't the first time Drag Race cloned the same round two weeks in ...]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[The Daisy follows soft the Sun]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Dickinson/Season-2/episode-4/reviews/The-Daisy-follows-soft-the-Sun
Writer's block is a b*tch. It happens to everyone from time to time, but usually, if you walk away for a while and take a break, something will come to you. That's not the case for Emily on Dickinson Season 2 Episode 4, for in giving Sam one of her poems to publish, she also gave him her agency. Emily has always been a free-spirited poet marching to the beat of her own drum, not letting the rules of society constrain or control her. That license has enabled her creativi...]]>
Fri, 15 Jan 2021 02:40:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Hair Care Products]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Superstore/Season-6/episode-5/reviews/Hair-Care-Products
Superstore is back from hiatus with a critical episode that proves once again that the show handles serious subjects with great care while including a natural sense of humor. Superstore Season 6 Episode 5 tackles systemic racism, specifically within the corporate world. "Hair Care Products" also confronts the issue of hosting social events during a pandemic. These topics ultimately led to a broader theme portrayed throughout the episode -- the idea of boundaries and appropriate imple...]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 08:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Fear and Loathing in New Vegas]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Standard/Season-1/episode-5/reviews/Fear-and-Loathing-in-New-Vegas
Details are important. We're not getting them in this adaptation of The Stand, and it matters. Then again, maybe The Stand doesn't stand up in 2021. I'm open to that being the case despite my love of the novel. The Stand Season 1 Episode 5 had very little drama because actions were so predictable that nothing surprised. And when the predictable actions come from characters' stupidity, it's not fun to watch. Let's start on home turf in Boulder. Frannie had a gut feeling that ...]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 11:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[A Cold Mom, A Brother Daddy and A Prison Baby]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Conners/Season-3/episode-7/reviews/A-Cold-Mom-A-Brother-Daddy-and-A-Prison-Baby
Well, Candace Bergen appears to have been written in as another temporary substitute for Roseanne Barr in The Conners Season 3 Episode 7, but she ain't Roseanne.  Obviously, Bergen is a talented actor, backed by an illustrious career, and her own very successful sitcom (until its depressing reboot, anyway), Murphy Brown. And she isn't posited into The Conners here as a replacement, really. But using Bergen is another example of introducing a popular female personality to d...]]>
Thu, 14 Jan 2021 02:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Smash Therapy]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Chicago-Fire/Season-9/episode-3/reviews/Smash-Therapy
We're back after a two-month hiatus, and if we're honest, the return was pretty anti-climatic. That's not to say Chicago Fire Season 9 Episode 3 was a bad episode; it was a pretty good one. It's just that after all the Brettsey/Bracey/Casett buildup -- seriously, what is their 'ship name? -- the winter premiere, which addressed the aftermath of their ill-fated hookup, fell flat. When the writers were breaking this season, this installment probably wasn't planned to in Janu...]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Tender Age]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Chicago-PD/Season-8/episode-3/reviews/Tender-Age
Intelligence is kicking off 2021 on a high note.  Following Atwater's powerful storyline, Chicago PD Season 8 Episode 3 shook things up and reminded fans of the good old days when the focus remained largely on the case-of-the-week.  It's been a while since we've seen the team go full-in on a case, especially one as compelling as the murder of Makayla's entire family.  While gang retribution was the go-to motive, the case took a surprising twist when it was revealed that...]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[The Carrot or The Stick]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Seal-Team/Season-4/episode-5/reviews/The-Carrot-or-The-Stick
The hunt for Ray goes on and on. The second part of Bravo Takes Tunisia on SEAL Team Season 4 Episode 5 examines the lengths to which team members were willing to go to save their missing brother. And the answer to that question was ... it depends. This marks the third episode featuring Ray falling into the hands of terrorists as part of his new duties as a warrant officer. It hasn't been that long in narrative time. But it's been five consecutive episodes for viewers ...]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 11:40:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Do You Know The Way Home?]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Chicago-Med/Season-6/episode-3/reviews/Do-You-Know-The-Way-Home
Welcome back, Chicago Med! After a long hiatus,  Chicago Med Season 6 Episode 3 did not disappoint, although some people's behavior was less than stellar. Yes, I'm looking at you, Will. Just because this time it worked out doesn't mean anything. He proved he still hasn't learned his lesson about respecting patients' wishes. During the first part of the hour, I was with Maggie: Will seemed overly eager to get the patient enrolled in his clinical trial. Will: Sir, it s...]]>
Wed, 13 Jan 2021 08:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Birth Mother]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/This-Is-Us/Season-5/episode-6/reviews/Birth-Mother
Wow. After learning Laurel's story, it's going to take me a minute to gather my thoughts. Most shows couldn't get away with devoting 90 percent of an episode to people we've never seen before, but This Is Us does it regularly without it feeling like an intrusion. And This Is Us Season 5 Episode 6 was one of the most emotional single-story episodes so far as Randall learned his mother's sad story and how to let go of his pain. Laurel's story felt like a movie about a differ...]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Chrysalis]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Nurses/Season-1/episode-4/reviews/Chrysalis-44110
When you're watching a medical show, it isn't uncommon for death to come up a bit. Nurses Season 1 Episode 4 was all about death. However, death was not the big bad monster, but we must all learn to accept the inevitable journey. Wolf, our favorite cinnamon bun, was assigned to palliative care. Not unlike hospice care, palliative care is about making a patient feel comfortable as the end approaches. Palliative care is rather controversial in the medical field. Doctors and nurses are u...]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Zoey’s Extraordinary Distraction]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Zoey-s-Extraordinary-Playlist/Season-2/episode-2/reviews/Zoey-s-Extraordinary-Distraction
Baseball and sex. We know these two mix, for many euphemisms about sex involve America's favorite pastime. However, those two words took on a new meaning on Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist Season 2 Episode 2 during Zoey and Max's first time. As insane and highly enjoyable as the world's weirdest mashup of “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” and “I’ll Make Love to You” was, what came next was even better. The emotional heart-to-heart between Zoey and Max before they ...]]>
Tue, 12 Jan 2021 08:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Lim]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Good-Doctor/Season-4/episode-6/reviews/Lim
Of all mental illnesses, PTSD is probably the one that TV has the hardest time getting right. The Good Doctor Season 4 Episode 6 took a stab at it with a Lim-centered story that drew a clear parallel between Lim's issues now that the most intense period of the COVID pandemic had passed and a patient who has severe PTSD after returning from Afghanistan. If anything, the comparison was a bit too on the nose, but at least for once, we avoided stereotypes. The way The Good Doct...]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[In Justice]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Rookie/Season-3/episode-2/reviews/In-Justice
After Nick Armstrong is outed as a dirty cop, the LAPD looks to make changes on The Rookie Season 3 Episode 2. But are those changes real or just surface-level adjustments meant to give the impression of positive change? That all depends upon the cop in question. When you are talking about Officer John Nolan, there's no question his heart is in the right place. Nolan's desire to help is practically ingrained in his DNA, but that doesn't mean he gets it right.  Nolan ha...]]>
Mon, 11 Jan 2021 02:40:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Nimby]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Shameless/Season-11/episode-4/reviews/Nimby
Is it just me, or was that one of the worst episodes of the series to date? Shameless Season 11 Episode 4 featured a string of storylines that should have been exciting, but they were bogged down by terrible execution and even worse dialogue. We'll start with the Milkoviches moving next door. If you watch Shameless online, you know they are one of the worst families on TV, so Terry having sex with a 90-year-old to take over her house should not have been surprising.  But th...]]>
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 11:40:03 -0600
<![CDATA[Los Angeles Season 12 Episode 8 Review]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/NCIS-Los-Angeles/Season-12/episode-8/reviews/Los-Angeles-Season-12-Episode-8-Review
Really? A two-parter? Well, at least NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Episode 8 had a case of the week with some meat to it, unlike NCIS: Los Angeles Season 12 Episode 7, which had a lot of character catch-up with a dollop of casework thrown in. While the storyline felt a bit inflated, carrying over into a second episode, the upside is that it means more Sabatino. There can never be too much Sabatino, who is one of the series' best recurring characters. It's great to ...]]>
Sun, 10 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[The Same Old Stories]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Days-of-our-Lives/Season-56/episode-77/reviews/The-Same-Old-Stories
Kidnapped babies. False accusations. Women dating "nice guys" that turn out to be psychopathically evil. Days of Our Lives seems to be starting 2021 off with more of the same old stuff. The most exciting thing about Days of Our Lives during the week of 1-04-21 is that we are headed toward the climax with some of these irritating stories. But will the serial give us something new to sink our teeth into soon? Let's start with the latest kidnapping: Lani and Eli's twins disappe...]]>
Sat, 09 Jan 2021 08:40:01 -0600
<![CDATA[Condragulations]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/RuPaul-s-Drag-Race/Season-13/episode-2/reviews/Condragulations
The winning queens came to slay (and slay they did). On RuPaul's Drag Race Season 13 Episode 2, it was a non-elimination round for the queens who came out on top during the premiere. Instead of competing for safety, they got another chance to show their star quality and potential snag some cash. These rounds aren't the most exciting reality TV weeks, but if you love the fabulousness of drag, this round is right up your alley. Did anyone actually believe the queen who got the...]]>
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600
<![CDATA[Redemption]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Blue-Bloods/Season-11/episode-4/reviews/Redemption-44102
When you're right, you're right. Danny pulled out all the stops to catch a serial rapist on Blue Bloods Season 11 Episode 4, regardless of whether he was violating anyone's rights. His decisions led to saving a woman from becoming the perp's latest victim, but did that justify Danny's choices? It would have helped to know why Danny was so convinced of Strand's guilt. The perp's car resembled the one used in the attack, but that wasn't proof positive. Strand claimed to be...]]>
Fri, 08 Jan 2021 11:40:02 -0600