Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The FOX Network Canceled Almost Human for Its Latest Reality Show Bomb, Pooptopia

Boy, oh, boy, when Almost Human was canceled last season, I was hopping mad. But when I finally saw what this amazing critically-acclaimed sci-fi series was canceled to make room for--well, I practically blew a gasket. What am I talking about, dear readers?

I introduce you to the brilliance that is FOX's latest reality show bomb, POOPtopia--whoops, Utopia!

FOX's breathtakingly brilliant new reality series. Not.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Gotham is Okay, But Nothing Special

Well, the new season is upon us and having watched some of the shows that debuted this past month, I couldn't resist posting a quick review of FOX's Gotham which, in my opinion, is okay, but nothing really to write home about. Here's why:

Thursday, May 15, 2014

ABC's Resurrection Is The Opposite of Silly or Dead on Arrival

Note: Below is a review I'd written for Resurrection when it first aired, then shelved when its renewal chances didn't look to good. But now that it's been renewed, I'm posting it for the benefit of viewers who might want to do some binge-watching of season one over the summer. So without much further ado, here it is!

When I first saw the promos for Resurrection, I was somewhat intrigued by the premise and yet a little bit leery. It seemed like another show in a recent spate of touchy-feely, supernatural-themed programs like Touch and Believe. One thing I'm not is a Touched by an Angel, Highway to Heaven type, so I avoided Resurrection because I was afraid it was going to be nothing but a weekly schmaltzfest of people happily reuniting with their loved ones.

However, I finally buckled and decided to start watching it because of all the buzz it was getting. And boy, am I glad it did, because not only was Resurrection the very opposite of the type of show I feared it was going to be, it wound up being a lot better than I expected. Here's why:

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Why Revolution Sucked Monkey Balls and Deserved to Get Canceled

It never fails--a lousy TV show gets canceled and instead of taking its cancellation in stride, the fans will almost always launch into a public tirade on forums, screaming that it was too smart, creative or sophisticated for the average viewer, or that anyone who hated the show must either be a hardcore sci-fi geek who can't suspend disbelief; a classless boor who only enjoys cop procedurals; or an amoeba-brained moron who loves Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

Hey, you know why this show failed? Because you suck, that's why! You probably watch crappy reality TV and wouldn't know brilliant, thought-provoking sci-fi if it bit you on the ass!!! YEAH, THAT'S RIGHT!!

As a person who hated this insipid, stupid, moronic program as much as I did, are you gonna take that kind of **** from Revolution fans? Are you going to let these people put you down as someone who doesn't appreciate good television? Well, neither am I! So in this entry, I'm going to explain in blow by blow detail why this show blowed chunks and should've never been renewed past the first season:

Sunday, April 6, 2014

CW's The 100's Serious Battle Royale Misstep (Spoilers for Episode 3, Earth Kills)

Wow, well color me confused--and shocked. Just last week, I wrote a glowing review about The 100, CW's new offering in the post-apocalyptic genre. The first two episodes showed a lot of promise, setting up some interesting and nuanced conflicts between the kids down on earth, as well as some interesting scenarios that needed to be resolved. By episode two, I became completely committed to the series, wanting to see where it was going to go next.

But then Episode Three happened ("Earth Kills"), and it was so shocking, so disturbing, that now I'm beginning to rethink my review. Don't get me wrong; the show is still pretty good and in fact, very daring. However, The 100 went in such an ugly direction in the third episode that most people will probably want to reconsider watching the series if it keeps going the way it's going.