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Sinbad s01e02: Queen of the Water-Thieves and s01e03: House of Games

July 24, 2012 Jac Thurmond 0

So first off, we have the lovely Sophie Okonedo as a Cannibal Queen who wants to finally rustle up some meat for her tribe to eat in Queen of the Water-Thieves. Needless to say, this doesn’t exactly cover new ground in the “painted savages” genre- it’s your typical man outsmarts dangerous and exotic tribe by finding one weakness of Queen story.

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True Blood S05E07: In The Beginning

July 24, 2012 Dave Coates 0

True Blood has gone so very far beyond the reaches of even its own half-hearted attempts at maintaining the rules of its own fictional universe, and is making some bloody odd decisions to boot. Incidentally I found a tumblr post that sums things up pretty good. Thisweek’s good: Sassy Sookie, Arlene’s Wedding Video, Sam Is A Dog; this week’s bad: just about everything else.

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Louie S03E04: Daddy’s Girlfriend: Part 1

July 20, 2012 Dave Coates 0

If there’s one thing I’m interested in, like as a human, it’s the whole love thing. It’s fascinating. It’s also a great excuse not to worry about your life’s workaday concerns, like finding work some day. Louie tends to all my emotionally indulgent needs this week with a whole episode dedicated to the highs and lows of being single and trying to alter that state.

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True Blood S05E06: Hopeless

July 17, 2012 Dave Coates 0

Good news you guys, True Blood is totally in on the joke, this week at least. There was an unusual density of self-aware wtfery from characters and performers alike, plus the whole episode is called “Hopeless”. If TB is trolling here, then fair play, we all agreed to hop on board this fruity trainwreck, let’s keep on truckin. Good things this week: Lafayette, Eric/Alcide, RUSSELL; bad: Tara, werewolves, fairies, Iraq, oh my.

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Sinbad s01e01: Pilot

July 15, 2012 Jac Thurmond 0

Sorry for being AWOL readers, I may have been hunting around for a bootleg of the Ant Man test footage from SDCC this weekend instead of watching TV. I’m literally dying of anticipation here; I

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The Newsroom S01E01: We Just Decided To

July 11, 2012 The Spoilist 0

What makes America the greatest country in the world? It’s a question that angers jaded news anchorman Will McAvoy into a sermon against “THE.WORST.EVER” generation America has ever produced. Some articulate and smart points are

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True Blood S05E05: Let’s Boot and Rally

July 10, 2012 Dave Coates 0

I imagine the writing sessions at True Blood Towers consists of a lot of excited people smooshing dolls together and babbling excitedly about who should be bffs with who before handing their ‘ideas’ over to a bunch of wizened hacks who insert as much self-referential eyerolling as humanly possible without exploding the fanbase.

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True Blood S05E04: We’ll Meet Again

July 2, 2012 Dave Coates 1

Good news, everyone! I called up a guy and he came round and rewired my brain so it comprehends True Blood. This week’s episode, “We’ll Meet Again” had its ups (Pam, Eric, Christopher Meloni) and downs (Tara, Sookie, Terry’s storyline) and once more everything was thrown together into a big old gumbo fulla cray that didn’t move things along much but made a big noise doing it.