<![CDATA[Latest Reviews from TVBuzer.com]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com Sat, 28 Mar 2020 03:15:05 -0500 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[Third Time's The Charm]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Charmed/Season-2/episode-15/reviews/Third-Time-s-The-Charm
The hiatus is finally over. The Charmed Ones are back and their more powerful than ever! On Charmed (2018) Season 2 Episode 15, the sisters are forced to face their deepest fears. After fifteen long episodes, I am overjoyed that the Power of Three is finally back in action. Watching the sisters try unsuccessfully to resurrect the Power of Three was discouraging. Now, the writers can focus on storylines that highlight the strength of the powerful women we've come to love...]]>
Sat, 28 Mar 2020 02:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Cornelius Ruck]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Blacklist/Season-7/episode-12/reviews/Cornelius-Ruck
Raymond can sure cram a lot into a weekend, can't he? What should have been a bracing getaway topped by profit went downhill fast for him on The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 12. This episode was originally set to air last week after The Blacklist Season 7 Episode 11, in which Raymond reclaimed the original nesting caskets from art forger Victoria Feinberg.  That would have been a rare double episode that made sense, instead of sticking two together just to get the schedule ...]]>
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Up a Tree]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Dynasty/Season-3/episode-15/reviews/Up-a-Tree
After a lengthy hiatus, Dynasty Season 3 Episode 15 returned with a mediocre episode.  I'll be honest, the weekly parties have started to lose their pizazz. Even Blake Carrington wasn't in the mood for one.  It didn't make sense why Vanessa chose to host her single release party at the Manor instead of at Sammy's hotel, which would have been great promo for him. But I guess they needed to emphasize that Dominique and Vanessa are living large now even if no one wants them...]]>
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Amazon's Tales from the Loop is Just Meh]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Survivor/reviews/Amazon-s-Tales-from-the-Loop-is-Just-Meh
After reviewing The Stranger and Hunters, and looking at the premise and cast of Tales from the Loop, I was so hoping for another exciting, raging success. But alas, Tales from the Loop is only just meh. Granted, the press was only privy to three of the original Amazon series' eight episodes, so it's possible the other five will blow me away.  Since Tales from the Loop is an anthology, the episodes we were given -- Tales from the Loop Season 1 Episode 1, Tales from the Loop Sea...]]>
Fri, 27 Mar 2020 11:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Facing Darkness is Kinda My Thing]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Legacies/Season-2/episode-16/reviews/Facing-Darkness-is-Kinda-My-Thing
For what might be a season finale, Legacies Season 2 Episode 16 was an underwhelming affair.  Hope's mission to Josie's Once Upon a Time-like subconscious made for some great visuals, but the resolution was too easy to take seriously.  If you watch Legacies online, you know these characters have been put in impossible situations, but always seem to wriggle free when it seems like there are going to be consequences.  Josie hiding inside the pig because she felt like she...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:40:05 -0500
<![CDATA[Something About What Happens When We Talk]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Station-19/Season-3/episode-10/reviews/Something-About-What-Happens-When-We-Talk
There were no literal fires this episode, but things still got pretty intense. Picking up in the immediate aftermath of Rigo's death, Station 19 Season 3 Episode 10 wasted no time in getting our favorite firefighters the help they needed. No one was particularly excited about the prospect of seeing a trauma specialist, but in the end, they were all the better off for it. While breakthroughs rarely happen in an hour -- let alone in a person's first therapy session -- these ...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:40:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Some Kind of Wonderful]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Bold-Type/Season-4/episode-10/reviews/Some-Kind-of-Wonderful
Change is inevitable. It is inescapable. However, the things that remain the same at the end of the day show us who we are, who we can count on, and what matters most to us.  On The Bold Type Season 4 Episode 10 things were changing everywhere you turned. Kat and Adena struggled with what to do with their knowledge about RJ, Richard and Sutton finally tied the knot, but not without complications, and Jane made a decision about her and Ryan. Read on us as we discuss the emotiona...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:40:04 -0500
<![CDATA[SVU Season 21 Episode 17 Review]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Law-Order-SVU/Season-21/episode-17/reviews/SVU-Season-21-Episode-17-Review
Law & Order: SVU's dive into the world of professional ballet led to a complex plot to force girls to have sex. SVU often shines a light on sex crimes that people would otherwise not know are an issue, and  Law & Order: SVU Season 21 Episode 17 was no exception. I don't doubt that things like this happen in the real world, but did SVU have to make it so complicated? What started out as a story about one ballerina whose sleazy boyfriend turned their makeout session...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Chapter Eight]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Katy-Keene/Season-1/episode-8/reviews/Chapter-Eight-43423
Katy and her inner circle are just like the rest of us.  Katy Keene Season 1 Episode 8 reiterated the fact that looks can be deceiving, and all of these characters are going through things we wouldn't even dream of.  On the outside, they appear to have perfect lives, thanks in large part to their drive to be the best versions of themselves.  But living a lie will only get you so far. We'll talk about Pepper first because her lies are slowly but surely starting to unravel...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Love of My Life]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Grey-s-Anatomy/Season-16/episode-19/reviews/Love-of-My-Life
By now, in recent years, Grey's Anatomy has become a fan of those bottle episodes. They tend to both add background information and flesh out a select couple of characters and be fraught with a plethora of feels, and Grey's Anatomy Season 16 Episode 19 fit the bill. The hour was character-centric, focusing on Richard, Maggie, Teddy, and Cormac and was limited to one location, a medical conference. It's hard to describe what the installment entailed. It was an odd tonal whiplash that ...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 11:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Carol's Back]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Superstore/Season-5/episode-19/reviews/Carol-s-Back
If the title didn't tip you off, Carol is back at Cloud 9 on Superstore Season 5 Episode 19.  The second half of Superstore Season 5 has been significantly better than the first, and this installment keeps up with that trend.  All of the storylines were comical in their own way, and there wasn't a dull moment for the entirety of the episode.  One would think that after Carol's actions she wouldn't be allowed to work at the store anymore.  As Dina pointed out, the on...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Dillman]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Brooklyn-Nine-Nine/Season-7/episode-9/reviews/Dillman
Dillman may be clever, but he's not the greatest detective Holt has ever worked with. Apparently, no one that we know is either. On Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 7 Episode 9 what seems to be a prank goes horribly wrong, and Holt launches an investigation in search of the culprit. However, he won't be leading the charge, a detective named Dillman will be. Dillman is someone Holt had previously worked with who was fired from the NYPD for looking into "dirty" cops. Dillma...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 08:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Episode 5]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Devs/Season-1/episode-5/reviews/Episode-5-43419
This episode provided a lot of information at once.  On DEVS Season 1 Episode 5, we learned the background stories of multiple characters and the ultimate motivation behind DEVS. This series is now in its final act, with only three more episodes to come after this. It was nice to see Sergei again in more than one brief flashback. This time around we got to see how he and Lily met and how they fell in love. It's still frustrating that Sergei had to be the character to d...]]>
Thu, 26 Mar 2020 02:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[In the Name of Love]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Chicago-Med/Season-5/episode-18/reviews/In-the-Name-of-Love
Okay, now I'm mad! And it's not because of the latest Ethan/April nonsense, either. Chicago Med Season 5 Episode 18 provided one of the best demonstrations of how cruel the health care system can be if you're poor, and little Augie's plight broke my heart as much as it broke Ben's. Throughout the hour, the writers implied that Augie's foster mother was a negligent parent, and then that turned out not to be the truth at all. Ms. Ruth wasn't deliberately neglectful. She w...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Fort Salem Season 1 Episode 2 Review]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Motherland-Fort-Salem/Season-1/episode-2/reviews/Fort-Salem-Season-1-Episode-2-Review
Who knew angst was a power? Despite all their bickering, the Bellweather Unit continued to shine during recruit training on Motherland: Fort Salem Season 1 Episode 2. Even General Alder asked Anacostia to keep her apprised of the progress, high praise indeed. Imagine how they would be doing if Raelle weren't so totally distracted? She got hit with guard duty because she couldn't get out of Scylla's bed on time. Then, when a snooty Abigail spurned her offer of ...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Lines]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Chicago-PD/Season-7/episode-18/reviews/Lines
We finally got an Upton and Rojas team up on Chicago PD Season 7 Episode 18, but it wasn't what any of us were expecting. Both ladies tried to take matters into their own hands and ended up on Voight's bad side, which, if you remember from my review of Chicago PD Season 7 Episode 17, is not a pleasant side.  While Rojas had a few anxiety-inducing missteps this episode, which largely stemmed from a loved one being involved in a major case, much of Voight's anger was directed at Upto...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[The Balls]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Magicians/Season-5/episode-12/reviews/The-Balls
It was all fun and games, but is it enough? Crazy heist plus musical episode was sure to equal a slam dunk of entertainment, but when that episode is also the penultimate of the series, well, then there's bound to be some problems. The faults don't lie with the episode itself -- The Magicians Season 5 Episode 12 -- but rather with the story arcs and conclusion of the series. Confused yet? The musical episode is a trope some series try at least once in their run. So...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[I'll Cover You]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Chicago-Fire/Season-8/episode-18/reviews/I-ll-Cover-You
Another day, another OneChicago Universe parent dead. What is it about this trio of shows and its proclivity for killing off loved ones? So did The Powers That Be run out of previously introduced parents to off, so they decided to introduce Brett's biological mother, Julie, just to kill her off a few episodes later on Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 18? Why, oh why, must viewers continue to go through this madness? Since her introduction on Chicago Fire Season 8 Episode 1...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 11:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Netflix Nails It With Their Discussion of Misogyny]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Unorthodox/Season-1/episode-4/reviews/Netflix-Nails-It-With-Their-Discussion-of-Misogyny
It is time to have a serious discussion about the impact Ultra-Orthodox communities have on women. At least, that's the message Netflix tries to send on Unorthodox, based on Deborah Feldman's autobiography, Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots.  The four-part mini-series documents Esther "Esty" Shapiro as she escapes from Williamsburg, New York, to Berlin, Germany, in search of a better life. A life with opportunity, personal growth, and most importantly, fre...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 02:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[The Spider Web]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Little-Fires-Everywhere/Season-1/episode-4/reviews/The-Spider-Web
One thing is certain -- the little fires from the first few episodes are now full-blown flames.  On Little Fires Everywhere Season 1 Episode 4, we're introduced to the shadows and the dark sides of people's personalities. The complexity of the relationships between the mothers and their daughters in this episode was almost too relatable. The characters demonstrate that is possible to love someone and still unintentionally cause them deep pain because of your dysfunctions a...]]>
Wed, 25 Mar 2020 05:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[I Am Who I Am]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Empire/Season-6/episode-14/reviews/I-Am-Who-I-Am-43411
Well, that's quite a direction to take things.  Empire Season 6 Episode 14 zeroed in on Andre's dissociative identity disorder as the Kingsley personality increased its grip on his life and the people in his orbit.  There was some semblance of progression when Andre managed to break through to tell Teri to grab her belongings and run off with their son in the dead of night.  Teri has been suffering for a while now. She's realized there's more to Andre than meets the eye,...]]>
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:40:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Schooled]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/NCIS/Season-17/episode-18/reviews/Schooled-43410
We finally found out more about why Jack gave up her biological daughter Faith, who recently came back into her life. School was a part of all three storylines on NCIS Season 17 Episode 18. It was mostly tangential to Jack's storyline, though. Faith put Jack in a corner without really meaning to. Fortunately, Faith's interest in Jack's medical history had nothing to do with her needing an organ of some type. Instead, she and her fiance were trying to have a ba...]]>
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Strangers]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/This-Is-Us/Season-4/episode-18/reviews/Strangers
If there's one thing that This Is Us has taught me, it's that families can change in the blink of an eye. This Is Us Season 4 Episode 18 drove that point home. Kevin's life was shattered by two huge shocks, and he wasn't the only one making life-altering decisions. And both baby Jack and the Big Three's first birthdays were bittersweet occasions because of how difficult the year before had been. The fight between Kevin and Randall was as tragic as it was powerful. Both ...]]>
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500
<![CDATA[Tats and Tias]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Conners/Season-2/episode-16/reviews/Tats-and-Tias
Harris Conner may have been dealt a tough blow but she's still got a lot of which she should be proud. The teen pulled together her spiraling life, got a job, and came up with a plan to work towards her college degree.  Then the rug got pulled out from under her and, like many of the Conners who came before her, she moved back home. It's interesting how during all of Harris' issues with her mom that she never once mentioned moving in with her Dad. You'd think that since...]]>
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 11:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Support System]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Resident/Season-3/episode-19/reviews/Support-System
Did it hit too close to home for you, Resident Fanatics? Quarantine life is an unforgettable experience, but when you have hours like The Resident Season 3 Episode 19 to keep you company, it's not so bad at all. Of course, we're excluding how it took us on an emotional ride, pulling us into different directions only to leave us distraught by the end. Derek cannot die. It'll be too much, please, don't kill off Kit's son-in-law! Sadly, after an hour that did have a death and ...]]>
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 08:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Wexler v. Goodman]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Better-Call-Saul/Season-5/episode-6/reviews/Wexler-v-Goodman
There were a lot of emotions being flown around in Better Call Saul Season 5 Episode 6, "Wexler v. Goodman." I’m not really sure how to feel after watching it, and that makes it a difficult episode to critique because a lot of this episode’s success depends on the consequences of the actions that took place here. Gus, Mike, Lalo, and Nacho’s storyline felt almost obligatory. There was nothing wrong with it nor anything particularly special; it just moved those pieces further al...]]>
Tue, 24 Mar 2020 02:40:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Destiny's Child]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Supernatural/Season-15/episode-13/reviews/Destiny-s-Child
Well, that's a helluva way to go into another hiatus, isn't it? Has anyone else been incredibly sad that Jack has been suffering? Against all the odds, Jack (pre-death) was a kind and sweet boy. The son of Lucifer was closer to Sam, Dean, and Cas than anyone in his "family." Thankfully, Supernatural Season 15 Episode 13 got to the bottom of that situation, and we don't have to continue without the Jack everyone loved any longer. The memory lane that Supernatural Season 15 ...]]>
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:40:06 -0500
<![CDATA[Stranger Beside You]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Prodigal-Son/Season-1/episode-17/reviews/Stranger-Beside-You
We need to talk about Eve. Ainsley had the line of the hour since Prodigal Son Season 1 Episode 17 gave us answers about the girl in the box. While most of us suspected Eve was related, most likely the sister, to the girl in the box, Sophie, the only surprise was that it didn't destroy Malcolm and Eve's relationship. Malcolm is a forgiving man. It was one of those hours where the case itself wasn't particularly gripping because of a need to get to the meat and potatoes. ...]]>
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:40:06 -0500
<![CDATA[Ladies and Gentlemen We Are Floating in Space]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/Roswell-New-Mexico/Season-2/episode-2/reviews/Ladies-and-Gentlemen-We-Are-Floating-in-Space
You know what they say. Teamwork makes the dream work.  Liz and her friends start their mission to save Max by building Liz a secret labratory on Roswell, New Mexico Season 2 Episode 2. However, the last thing Max wants is to be saved. And Rosa isn't in the mood to make his wishes known.  It's easy to understand why Rosa was angry with Max initially and why it came as such a shock.  Max and Michael didn't only tarnish Rosa's name, but they made her entire family a t...]]>
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:40:04 -0500
<![CDATA[Legitimizing Evil]]> https://www.tvbuzer.com/tv-shows/The-Plot-Against-America/Season-1/episode-2/reviews/Legitimizing-Evil
One thing David Simon knows how to do is to hold up a mirror to American society. An outsider candidate becomes popular in a multicultural country with an overt message of isolationism and a covert message of xenophobia on The Plot Against America Season 1 Episode 2. What's even more amazing is that Philip Roth wrote the novel on which Simon's limited series is based way back in 2004. How prescient! Like Trump did in 2016, the fictional Lindbergh, an isolationist but also a...]]>
Mon, 23 Mar 2020 11:40:03 -0500