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    Gracepoint, Ep. 1.08, “Episode Eight” characters heighten otherwise weak episode

    While the jumping off point for Gracepoint has been the central mystery of who killed Danny Solano, much like its British predecessor Broadchurch has developed into a compelling, devastating look at the effects of loss on a family and an entire town. While most viewers would argue that Broadchurch did it better, the sharp plot turn in “Episode Seven” highlighted the fact that Gracepoint has developed a great mystery and compelling characters on its own. More

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    Gracepoint, Ep. 1.07, “Episode Seven” The town turns on Carver

    The episode begins with the townspeople and police quietly reassessing their hasty judgment of Jack but terrifyingly a good number of the townspeople don’t seem to upset Jack is dead. Rather than looking at themselves, Paul (Kevin Rankin) and the rest of the town turn their attention to Carver. With a newspaper headline proclaiming he is the worst cop in California it is easier for them to blame Carver for Jack’s death than themselves. More

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    Gracepoint, Ep. 1.04, “Episode Four” focuses on the mysterious characters

    While the central mystery of Gracepoint remains who killed Danny Solano, the show has evolved into much more. The town that looked perfect is full of countless devastating secrets and its characters are increasingly, deeply complex. Who Detective Carver (David Tennant) is and why he behaves the way he does has become just as fascinating as the search for Danny’s killer, and how the writers have woven these together has become the most exciting aspect of the show. More

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    Breaking Bad, Ep. 5.16: “Felina” ends it all

    Breaking Bad, Season 5, Episode 16: “Felina” Written by Vince Gilligan Directed by Vince Gilligan Airs Sundays at 9pm ET on AMC – “I did it for me.” – After Walter White utters these words, the rest of “Felina,” the final episode of Breaking Bad, almost doesn’t matter. It’s a definitive punctuation mark, the ultimate […] More

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    Breaking Bad, Ep. 5.15: “Granite State” a relentlessly bleak catch-up

    Breaking Bad is not a series generally noted for its lightness of tone, but Vince Gilligan and his collaborators have always managed to wring humor and quirk out of what would seem to be a hopelessly grim set of story beats. That’s what makes “Granite State,” the series’ super-sized penultimate episode, so hard to watch. Save for a few passing moments of sewer-downhill-from-the-gallows “humour,” “Granite State” is a relentlessly bleak hour of TV, wherein even the glimpses of “hope” are really just (in all likelihood) presaging more carnage. More

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    The Televerse #107- Fall 2013 Network TV Preview

    The fall TV season is ramping up, meaning it’s time for our network pilot preview. This week also featured perhaps one of the best episodes of television ever produced, Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias”, so there’s plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at our week in TV, including a preview of Key […] More

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    The Televerse #107- Fall 2013 Network TV Preview

    The fall TV season is ramping up, meaning it’s time for our network pilot preview. This week also featured perhaps one of the best episodes of television ever produced, Breaking Bad’s “Ozymandias”, so there’s plenty to discuss this week on the podcast. First we look at our week in TV, including a preview of Key […] More

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    Breaking Bad, Ep. 5.14: “Ozymandias” brings the season to a head in stunning fashion

    Breaking Bad, Season 5, Episode 14: “Ozymandias” Written by Moira Walley-Beckett Directed by Rian Johnson Airs Sundays at 9pm ET on AMC – Holy bloody damned hell. – First, some (mild) vindication. I mentioned last week that there was absolutely no way this week’s outing would open with Hank dead, just like that. True enough, once […] More

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