A vaguely interesting concept becomes a true mess
by JOHN VINCENT
As if alternate versions of characters weren't enough, now there's twins.
This review may contain spoilers. "Fringe" is back with a new episode and the greatest scientific anomaly of all time -- identical twins. Okay, maybe identical twins aren't really the greatest scientific anomaly of all time -- especially not in "Fringe" canon -- but the show certainly tried it ...Read More
The crew and Destiny test Col. Young and his ability to lead
This review may contain spoilers. Gone are the days where the audience clearly knows who is in charge or who the captain of the team was. Unlike shows that were helmed by strong captains or leaders, Stargate: Universe has been challenging the notion of who leads everyone on Destiny. In Trial and ...Read More
Blood is thicker than water and even trumps true love
This article may contain spoilers. This episode was all about Agent Simon Lee (Ian Anthony Dale). It was time to find out who was this mysterious guy connected to the detainees. While we still do not know who or what exactly the detainees are - other than supposedly alien life forms that are rem ...Read More
Strong subplots and romantic milestones save this season from its first bomb
This review may contain spoilers. In Harvest, Lois (Erica Durance) and Clark (Tom Welling) are en route to a cover a story when they stumble across a seemingly harmless village. Needless to say, of course, things go awry, and while this episode marks an unwelcome detour from this seasons fair ...Read More
Its just one damn thing after another. Chuck cant get a break in 'Chuck Versus The First Fight'
This review may contain spoilers. Have you ever had one of those days when nothing goes right no matter how hard you try to make it go well? One of the worst days ever for Chuck begins with him making an unauthorized visit to the interrogation room in which the CIA is holding his mother. Eve ...Read More
When idyllic paradise turns into a twisted version of hell
This article may contain spoilers. Turning the tale on its head again, "Stargate Universe" throws us immediately into a hallucinogenic world. It seemly appears to be a peaceful world with Lt. Matthew Scott (Brian Smith) and Sgt. Greer (Jamil Walker Smith) riding a bus into the sleepy town of ...Read More
The covertly asked question in this episode asks which is scarier, Dr. Wheelwrights nightmare toxin or Jeff and Lesters Buy More Halloween dÃ©cor
This review may contain spoilers. The week before Halloween provides television viewers with many Halloween themed stories. Chuck Versus The Aisle of Terror stands out among them. Robert Englund of Nightmare on Elm Street fame provides a not too over the top villain and we get a frightening glimp ...Read More
Secrets kept for the best reasons can still cause more harm than good
This article may contain spoilers. The Powell family learned the hard way that keeping secrets has a painful price. Jim (Michael Chiklis) did not tell Steph (Julie Benz) about others having abilities because he did not want her to worry; J.J. (Jimmy Bennett) did not reveal that he had an ability ...Read More
Finally, some real character based development ... this could be the best season of 'Smallville' yet
This review may contain spoilers. In its ten years on air, "Smallville" has resisted exploring the idea that Clark may one day reveal his secret to someone he loves. Sure, he told Lana Lang in season five, but that was quickly erased thanks to some time travel (and Jonathan Kent paid the price ...Read More
Another great "big bad" bites the dust too soon.
This review may contain spoilers. Last week it was Barnabus (James Marsters), this week it was Vergis (John Pyper-Ferguson). At least Daniel Graystone(Eric Stoltz) won't have to deal with his mortal enemy anymore. Next week, if Clarice (Polly Walker) goes, "Caprica" is going to have to start al ...Read More
Chloes state of mind and fast healing abilities reveal a mysterious connection
This review may contain spoilers. Pathogen marks Robert Carlyles step into dual role as a lead actor and director. In the episode, we finally get a look into whats been happening with Chloe (Elyse Levesque), but we are no closer to any answers. Issues of trust rule Pathogen whether its allowi ...Read More
Sometimes a choice is really about inflicting the least amount of damage.
This review may contain spoilers. I had a tough time reviewing this week's episode of "The Event." As the show is beginning to find the ground it needs to tell the story set up in the pilot, I was having a difficult time finding a talking point. But if the show can focus the story in the same man ...Read More
In the tug of war between family and fate, which will end up being stronger?
This article may contain spoilers. Life is still spiraling out of control for the Powell family. Jim (Michael Chiklis) is obsessively trying to make a difference by stalking criminals. Steph (Julie Benz) is racing against the clock to figure out what happened to her family before someone else tur ...Read More
'Its a dead mans party. Who could ask for more?'
'Its a dead mans party. Who could ask for more?' This review may contain spoilers. In Chuck Versus The Couch Lock Chucks ongoing search for Frost not only brings to light an unfortunate episode from John Caseys past but answers the questions, is a boys best friend his mother and who would sho ...Read More
And just like that, James Marsters ended his run on 'Caprica'
This review may contain spoilers. There's something puzzling about this Clarice (Polly Walker). She manages to be the head mistress of a school, she has a large family, and she runs the STO. Somehow, during all of this, she manages to escape to a cottage to see her friend Amanda Graystone (Paula ...Read More