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The Truth About Pilot Season

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It’s that time of year again – pilot season. The time when dozens upon dozens of pilots get the greenlight and immediately begin casting. In true traditional fashion, the big networks (NBC, CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox) all order their pilots at around the same time which results in Hollywood being thrown into chaotic turmoil. […]

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“Almost Human” TV Pilot Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Part CSI and part Minority Report, Almost Human successfully melds science fiction with the crime procedural. Almost Human premiered November 17th on Fox, reinforcing the network’s interest in science fiction procedurals that started with The X-Files and continued with Fringe. Fox has high hopes for this series. It comes from a team […]

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“Hello Ladies” Recap: The Date

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** In the third episode of Hello Ladies, Stuart sets aside the club-hopping scene long enough to explore the comedic highs and lows of a “normal” date with a woman he actually likes. Tapping into Stuart’s fears and desires, The Date might be the show’s funniest and most relatable episode thus far. Stuart […]

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“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Recap: The Asset

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Bookended by impressive action sequences, episode three of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. fumbles through clichéd character development while exploring the origin story of one of The Avengers’ great villains.  The Asset starts off with its foot on the ignition. What appears to be an inconspicuous big rig barreling down an empty road is cleverly revealed as […]

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“Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” Recap: 0-8-4

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** The second episode of Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. didn’t only see a 30% drop in viewership, it saw a 30% drop in quality. That’s not to say that 0-8-4 was a bad episode of television, only that the heights reached by the pilot left me expecting more. But in an episode about […]

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“Hello Ladies” TV Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Stephen Merchant steps out of Ricky Gervais’ shadow to star as Stuart, a somewhat delusional web designer looking to score with the ladies of Los Angeles. This HBO pilot never gets past first base, but there are just enough laugh-out-loud moments and inspired comedic performances to warrant a second date with Hello […]

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. TV Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** When a billion dollar film franchise spawns a network TV show the expectations are high. When the pilot is directed and co-written by Joss Whedon, the expectations are even higher. For the premiere of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, I walked in (to my den) expecting only the best and I walked out feeling […]

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