In a lot of ways, NBC’s ‘Dracula’ is a pretty fascinating reinterpretation of the iconic character. I’ve been enjoying the series more and more with each new episode. However, with that said, I think that the network made one fatal mistake that may explain the show’s faltering ratings.
Taking a couple of days off last week left me a little behind in my TV watching responsibilities. I might feel bad about my delay in covering an episode of ‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’ that aired a week ago, except that the show isn’t on this week anyway. Consider this a tide-me-over until the next new episode.
A lot of television shows took a brief hiatus during Thanksgiving week, allowing Americans to spend a bit more quality time with their loved ones to feast, to fight their way through the crass, vulgar mayhem known as Black Friday, and to clear the backlog of their overburdened DVRs. I have a lot to be thankful this year, not the least of which is a DVR at less than 5% capacity. Eat your hearts out!
This week’s episode marked the mid-season finale of ‘The Walking Dead’ (no new episodes until February 9), and it didn’t disappoint. However, although the episode was highly entertaining, I did have a few issues with the events that transpired. Read on for more details.
Had ‘Hostages’ been a ratings hit, the show would probably move much more slowly than it has the last couple of weeks. However, one of the advantages of knowing that you’re going to get canceled is that it frees up the writers to be as crazy as they want to be. So, here comes Episode 10 with even more twists and turns.
‘American Horror Story’ will be off this week due to the holiday. To help ease the pain of that a little, the show ran an extra ten minutes long last Wednesday. As you might expect, the added time was filled with delicious perversity.
‘Doctor Who’ celebrated its 50th anniversary on November 23rd. Leading up to the occasion, the BBC has been airing tons of ‘Doctor Who’ episodes and specials in preparation for this television milestone. I’m a huge fan of ‘Who’, especially after its revival several years ago. I remember seeing old episodes on PBS when I was a kid and liking them, although at the time they seemed strange and exotic. Who knew that the show would come back bigger and better than ever in the 21st Century? Here’s to the next 50 years.
At first glance, this week’s episode of ‘The Walking Dead’ may seem like filler as the series prepares for its mid-season finale next week. However, there’s much more going on here than meets the eye, as the Governor finally realizes that the only way he can protect his new family is to go back to the man that he used to be.