Average User Score: 7.2Jan 5, 2015I can't say I had "High" hopes for Galavant, but having been a fan of Timothy Olmondson from Psych for 8 years, and knowing how much he lovedI can't say I had "High" hopes for Galavant, but having been a fan of Timothy Olmondson from Psych for 8 years, and knowing how much he loved theater and musicals, I was hoping the show would at least be decent.
I read an article in Syfy magazine about Galavant detailing how it was a smart show with pockets of humor that incorporated "smart" well-thought-out lyrics in a hope to reinvigorate the musical genre, and make it a lasting part of TV.
Galavant is none of those things. Galavant is essentially, BBC's Merlin with dumber humor and ... singing. Now while I am personally not a fan of the musical, I do understand that many people are. Hit shows like Nashville and Smash do extremely well. That being said, Galavant's songs are Sondheim-esque in the sense that they are sing-song cat-in-the-hat-rhyme nonsense. It's pointless and abhoringly annoying. The show is entirely unoriginal, including the humor and the decent characters can't make up for it.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.9Jan 5, 2015What started out as a fun, humorous and oftentimes cool show with mythology and lore as gotten worse and worse to the point where you watch itWhat started out as a fun, humorous and oftentimes cool show with mythology and lore as gotten worse and worse to the point where you watch it thinking, "Why......" Just ... why?!
The show has a budget of 500 dollars and throws lame jokes at you every second they can. The plots get less and less innovative each week until its nauseating. The First Season was pretty decent, and the second alright. But don't bother watching it after then.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Jan 5, 2015Possibly the worst show ever, Bitten is a supernatural series about Werewolves who live in a house together and argue over who stole who'sPossibly the worst show ever, Bitten is a supernatural series about Werewolves who live in a house together and argue over who stole who's **** It's the most pointless, teen-angsty lovey-dovey horrific series I've ever seen. How on EARTH did it get a second season? It's literally like this;
What? I'm a wolf now? Oh no! Now I have to go live in a house with my wolf family because they need me for my super sensitive nose and abandon my husband and my wonderful life. What should I do? I guess i'll go hookup with my old wolfy ex who lives in the house and have mixed emotions. Every episode.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.2Jan 5, 2015Lilyhammer is such a unique show. There's really nothing like it. It is what it is, and it's pretty fantastic. Each episode you sit thereLilyhammer is such a unique show. There's really nothing like it. It is what it is, and it's pretty fantastic. Each episode you sit there thinking, I can't believe this show really exists. If you've never heard of it, Lilyhammer is a Netflix original series currently with 3 outstanding seasons. Its about a New York Mobster (the really cliche kind) who relocates to Lilyhammer Norway (Where the 1984 olympics were held) as part of WItsec. Here, he tries to blend in as best he can with the peaceful, somewhat dim locals. The show is about Johnny starting a new empire in Norway and turning the quaint town of Lilyhammer into his kingdom, New York Style. Its extremely witty, fun, and has fantastic character writing. Highly recommended.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jan 5, 2015The Librarians is Warehouse 13 meets Eureka, meets Zero Hour, in a nutshell. If those references don't mean anything to you, The Librarians isThe Librarians is Warehouse 13 meets Eureka, meets Zero Hour, in a nutshell. If those references don't mean anything to you, The Librarians is an extremely quirky show that in no way takes it self seriously other than the fact that its completely serious. In other words, if The Librarians wants to make fairy tail characters come to life or have character talking to inanimate objects in strange voices, they will. If you've ever seen any of the Librarian movies, they are sort of like Indian Jones, only ... stupid. The Librarians is a fun show with a equally ... fun cast of characters and the occasional Noah Wyle. If you like mystery, adventure and humor, this is the show for you. If however you can't stand constant somewhat obnoxious wisecracking and ridiculous situations, maybe you ought to skip this one. Let it also be said that the cast includes Lindy Booth, a super cutie :3… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Jan 5, 2015Prior to the premiere of "The Flash" which is written by the writers of "Arrow" they kept insisting that Flash would take a different approachPrior to the premiere of "The Flash" which is written by the writers of "Arrow" they kept insisting that Flash would take a different approach than Arrow and be lighter and more upbeat. Well, they did, and unfortunately because of this, the show suffers from quite a few things that Arrow does not, namely, its really predictable and not as serious or "cool" as it could be. That being said, when it comes to the writers that bring you Arrow, one of the best shows on TV, how bad could it be? Not bad at all actually. The Flash is fun to watch and is highly reminiscent of CW's Smallville, While the Flash certainly is more kid friendly than Arrow, it's still worth checking out to see if it's not too watered down for your tastes.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Jan 5, 2015Before Gotham premiered, many of us were wondering -- What is there of interest to us in Gotham prior to the reason we like Batman... Batman.Before Gotham premiered, many of us were wondering -- What is there of interest to us in Gotham prior to the reason we like Batman... Batman. Well, turns out, lots, actually. Gotham, though told through the perspective of our protagonist, a young Commissioner Gordon is the coming of age and origin stories of the classic DC supervillains found in the various incarnations of Batman. In particular, the show focuses a lot on the origin of The Penguin, his rise to power.
Gotham is a dark show. It doesn't hold any punches and takes place in a city as corrupt as they come. Even the stray dogs are corrupt in Gotham. It's all up to one man to do his best to keep order. While Jim Gordon is no Superhero, he is the only moral cop in a whole city of crooked cops and its his sharp intuition and persistence that see things through to justice each week. A very cool, artistic and innovative new series that I suspect will easily be renewed.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4May 18, 2014Penny Dreadful's premise/plot is hard to describe, but I will do my best.
It is sort of like, a darker, "Sanctuary", set in England, in thePenny Dreadful's premise/plot is hard to describe, but I will do my best.
It is sort of like, a darker, "Sanctuary", set in England, in the 19th century.
The series follows a group of interesting characters with unique traits and dark pasts as they explore the horrific world of the supernatural as it creeps into their regular lives.
The show is artistic, dark, well-scripted and acted and does a fantastic job taking preconceived literary marvels and making them fresh and interesting again, reintroducing us to the classic characters we love to hate or fear.
So far, my only issue with Penny Dreadful is that it is slightly confusing and a bit cryptic. Additionally, I'm not sure the events of each episode are relayed in the order that would feel the most cohesive. It jumps around between characters and their situations sort of like the typical soap opera, making the show feel slightly like Frankenstein -- stitched together rather than one smooth flowing story.
As this is a "Showtime" series, there is lots of completely pointless, unnecessary sex that has nothing to do with the plot and lots of prostitutes. I could do without both.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.0Apr 24, 2014Turn is a new drama on AMC about the true(ish) story of the first American spy during the revolutionary war. (That's the war where we foughtTurn is a new drama on AMC about the true(ish) story of the first American spy during the revolutionary war. (That's the war where we fought for our independence from Brittan)
The show is interesting. It's a period piece, and feels very authentic with the costumes and sets, however it takes 3 episodes before the main character makes up his mind about what side he's on and what he wants to do. There's nothing about him that's special -- he just happens to be in a position where he can spy for one side while posing for another. Certainly its interesting to see the rebels foil British plans and use spy tactics, however it feels like Turn hasn't quite figured itself out yet. It's worth watching, as, at some point it might get pretty intense. For now, it's okay.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.2Apr 24, 2014Salem is WGN America's first Drama, and I believe it will mark the possible beginning of a new successful cable network. The fact that SalemSalem is WGN America's first Drama, and I believe it will mark the possible beginning of a new successful cable network. The fact that Salem is on WGN, and not on a pay-network like HBO or Showtime, Is a very good thing. Almost always, dramas set in the past featured on pay-networks cater to the fact that they are allowed to show whatever they want without any restrictions. The writers get so carried away in sexual violence and historical accuracy that they forget the main purpose of their series -- to entertain. What if a younger audience, or someone like me, who doesn't like watching women be treated as sexual objects and tortured wants to watch a fantasy drama or period piece? Well, we can't, not on the pay networks. But now, with Salem, we can. I am proud to report that the pilot had no sexual violence! Woo-hoo!
Salem is a fresh take on the supernatural, venturing into the dark past of Salem, the center of the witch trials of 1692. The show centers on a War veteran (Shane West) who returns to Salem after being held prisoner by Native American's for 5 years only to discover his town has become a warzone as well. However, this battle is very different than the one he fought. Witches hide in plain sight. You don't know who you can trust. Salem does a good job creating an accurate feeling environment, and focusing on all the right things. It feels a bit like Sleepy Hollow, only, if Ichabod had not woken up in 2013.
I recommend.… Expand