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The 100: Lindsey Morgan Interview

Raven will be happy and miserable in Season 3!

The 100: EP Jason Rothenberg Interview

In how many episodes will see Lexa? Get an answer!

The 100: Henry Ian Cusick Teases 'Doomed' Romance for Kane

Is there hope for Kabby?

Jason Rothenberg and Eliza Taylor Interviews

What's coming up on The 100 Season 3?

The 100 Season 2 Finale Postmortem with Jason Rothenberg

ALIE, Grounders, Clarke and more!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Apolo Ohno Talks Minute to Win It: "It Gets Crazy"


The GSN premiere of Minute To Win It airs on Tuesday at 8 pm ET. Before the big premiere, a few journalists had the chance to play some of the games and chat with host Apolo Ohno at a special event last week in Santa Monica, California. 

On the game show, contestants face 10 increasingly difficult challenges using everyday household items. The competitors are given opportunities to leave with what they’ve earned so far- but it’ll take nerves of steel to complete all 10 tasks to win $1 million. Many of the games are deceptively simple when you watch the game creators play them, but I can say from experience that the ones that looks the easiest probably aren't. You might also find out that you have skills you never thought you had. It turns out that I rock at getting an Oreo from my forehead to my mouth without using my hands - who knew?

After playing a few of the games and laughing at ourselves, we sat down with Ohno to chat about the series. Ohno admitted that he has tried every single game that will be on the series, but that he has "not dominated all of them." One game, called Suck It Up (which requires contestants to suck an M&M into a straw and place it onto the tip of another straw) was one that he couldn't handle. "I couldn't do it and I tried it many, many times." Ohno said, which made me very proud of the fact that I actually was able to master that one.

Calling the show "strangely addictive," Ohno said that people are going to fall in love with it and with their contestants as well. "You fall in love with the contestants' stories," he said, adding that he was so excited that he lost his voice in the second week of filming because he wasn't used to yelling. 

Cheering contestants on is fun, "I like to see them win money," Ohno said. But it's not always fun when they lose. "That's the hardest. When you see someone you really, really want them to win." Ohno admitted that he isn't allowed to help contestants by giving them tips on how to win, but says that he does his best to encourage the contestants and try to get them to see what mistakes they made before trying a game again. 

But though Ohno loves to see people win money, he's also a realist. "Not everyone can win a quarter of a million dollars or else the show wouldn't last very long," he said. 

Ohno said that one thing they will do when things get really intense is call a contestant's family member or friend, perhaps even someone who tried to be on the show but didn't make it, to really crank up the emotions before setting them loose on a game where they could win or lose everything. "We do it all. We get dirty. It gets crazy," Ohno revealed. 

It's at those times that people who thought they had mastered a game may find it harder than ever. Contestants are shown the games at a special boot camp and allowed to practice them all at home before coming on the show. But once they hit that stage, "that's when mind games come into play" and suddenly they have an entire audience staring at them and a huge clock counting down that precious minute, which really puts the pressure on.

Do you think you've got what it takes to play Minute to Win It? Check out the premiere and try a few of the games at your next party. I guarantee you'll have a blast.

Written by Guest Contributor: Michelle Carlbert
Follow Michelle on Twitter at @Mokibobolink

Thursday, June 13, 2013

NCIS: Los Angeles: Did the Torture Scene in the Season 4 Finale Go Too Far?


Wow. That picture is quite disturbing and based on that it would appear that the torture scene was utterly brutal and over-the-top. But ... one picture of one second doesn't properly reflect the scene in its entirety.

The morning after the NCIS: Los Angeles season 4 finale, "Descent," I went to read the comments on my review and was taken aback by what I found: many people were highly disturbed with the torture of Sam and particularly Deeks. I saw the scene as part of the story and didn't even consider the possibility that it would be controversial. But I appeared to be in the minority.

Check out the article I wrote about the NCIS:LA torture scene, as well as, several other that were shown on television this season.  Also, stop by TV Fanatic and read my NCIS: Los Angeles report card for season 4.

NCIS: Los Angeles has been renewed for season 5 and will return to CBS on Tuesdays this Fall.

Burn Notice Interview with Executive Producer Matt Nix About 100th Episode "Forget Me Not"


After last Thursday's intense Burn Notice premiere, it's difficult to believe that another episode could top it, but tonight's does just that. In the 100th episode of the series, "Forget Me Not," Michael is forced to face the life and loved ones that he left behind.

I spoke with Burn Notice's Creator and Executive Producer Matt Nix this week about season 7 and reaching the milestone 100th episode. Read on for the first part of the edited interview and check back Friday for his thoughts on the aftermath of the heartbreaking episode,"Forget Me Not."


Burn Notice airs Thursdays at 9 pm ET on USA.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Necessary Roughness Season 3 Contest: Win a Football Prize Pack!


Season 2 ended with both Dani and TK making difficult decisions. Dani decided whether her heart belonged to Matt or Nico, while TK stood up for his teammate Rex. But, it's a whole new game in Necessary Roughness season 3 when Dani and TK run into difficulties in their career due to the Hawks' new coach. 

In honor of the show's return, we have giving away a Football Prize Pack. Enter below and tune in to watch the Season 3 premiere of Necessary Roughness Wednesday, June 12th at 10 pm ET on USA.

Necessary Roughness Season 3 Prize Pack
  • Necessary Roughness Messenger Bag
  • Swell Water Bottle
  • Necessary Roughness Game Plan Notebook
  • Necessary Roughness Jersey
  • Necessary Roughness Football
  • Season 1 DVD
There are two ways to enter:

1. What's your favorite professional sport to follow and why do you love it? Complete the below entry form by Wednesday, June 19 at 11:59 pm PT. Share your answer in the comments section (optional).

2. Follow @TVDiehard and tweet the following once:

I love #NecRoughness b/c _________. #NecRoughness contest via @TVDiehard http://bit.ly/11goxiR

Each person may enter one time per entry method.

Enter our Royal Pains contest too!


One winner will be picked at random from all eligible twitter entries and the other winner will be randomly selected from eligible website entries. Contest ends June 19 at 11:59 pm PT. Only one entry per person per method and you must have a valid U.S.-based mailing address. The prize was provided by USA Network, but USA Network is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents of 18 years of age or older only. Not following these guidelines voids your entry.

Royal Pains Season 5 Contest: Enter to Win a Bocce Ball Set


When we last saw the Royal Pains crew, Evan and Paige were having their perfect wedding when Hank had a medical crisis of his own. The HankMed team returns for the Season 5 premiere of Royal Pains Wednesday, June 12th at 9 pm ET on USA.

To celebrate the summer return to the Hamptons, we are giving away a Royal Pains Bocce Ball Set. It's just what you need for all your summer barbecue fun!

Royal Pains Season 5 Prize Pack
  • Royal Pains Bocce Ball Set
  • Royal Pains Canvas Bag
  • Season 1 DVD
There are two ways to enter:

1. What is your favorite thing about summer? Complete the below entry form by Wednesday, June 19 at 11:59 pm PT. Share your answer in the comments section (optional).

2. Follow @TVDiehard and tweet the following once:

I love #RoyalPains b/c _________. #RoyalPains contest via @TVDiehard http://bit.ly/11X27lq

Each person may enter one time per entry method.

Enter our Necessary Roughness contest too!



One winner will be picked at random from all eligible twitter entries and the other winner will be randomly selected from eligible website entries. Contest ends June 19 at 11:59 pm PT. Only one entry per person per method and you must have a valid U.S.-based mailing address. The prize was provided by USA Network, but USA Network is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents of 18 years of age or older only. Not following these guidelines voids your entry.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Falling Skies Season 3 Premiere: "On Thin Ice" and "Collateral Damage" Review


Falling Skies season 3 picked up seven months after Cochise - a leader from the alien race Volm - landed in Charleston. While the show's world hasn't changed, the time jump introduced in "On Thin Ice" allowed for advancement and a bigger picture of the story.

Tom Mason has been elected President and leader of Charleston. However, Tom just wants to be known as Tom and not called President. He refuses to sit in an office to lead and instead continues to go out on missions and fight against the aliens. He's remained true to himself and the cause.

Read the full Falling Skies review.

For more on the season premiere, check out 2nd Watch with Wil Wheaton as he discusses the episode with cast members.


Falling Skies airs on Sundays at 9 pm ET on TNT.

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Good Wife: "Rape: A Modern Perspective" Review and "A More Perfect Union" Preview


The Good Wife occasionally will feature cases based on current events, while putting its own spin on them.

During The Good Wife season 4, the topics have included: the NATO summit protests in Chicago, hazing and spousal privilege for same-sex spouses. In "Rape: A Modern Perspective," three separate headlines were integrated into the hour, including "Anonymous" helping uncover evidence in a rape investigation, Bitcoin and the Justice Department's investigation into Aaron Swartz.

There was so much going on in this episode that it would have been easy for it to become cumbersome, but that never took place. Instead, the numerous storylines were well-written and integrated together in a cohesive manner.

Read full The Good Wife Review.

Check out the preview for next week's episode "A More Perfect Union."



The Good Wife airs Sundays at 10 pm ET on CBS.

Lost Girl Interview with Emily Andras and Season 3 Finale Preview


Lost Girl is down to its last episode of the season and it's sure to be a doozy.

The Lost Girl season 3 finale, "Those Who Wander," picks up seamlessly from last week's "Hail, Hale." Lauren, Dyson and Aife are imprisoned at Isaac's lab, while Bo contends with a wounded Tamsin. Kenzi is in the Morrigan's custody at the Dal. And Trick is locked in a car trunk. The final two episodes could easily have been aired back-to-back as a two-hour finale.

Even though the show is currently on hiatus, Executive Producer Emily Andras took time to answer a few questions via email about the show's mythology, romances and more.

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Lost Girl has a passionate fandom that is heavily invested in Bo's romantic life and the show also has a dense mythology. Throughout season 3, there was a balance between the two, which do you see as the guiding force of the show?

Hmm, a tough one, right out of the gate! The mythology, the world of the Fae, and the various relationships on the show -- as well as its wit and sense of fun -- are all equally important to the show's success. And the right balance between each element is critical if we want to continue to keep our fanbase engaged, as well as (hopefully) see it grow! 

But if I had to boil down the 'driving force of the show' I would say it's more thematic than anything, and applies to most of the characters we've come to love: can you even be 'good' enough to make up for past wrongs? Can you choose whom you want to be vs. whom others insist you were destined to be? Can you ever truly live the life you choose? These philosophical questions, particularly as it relates to Bo's journey, are ultimately what fuel Lost Girl

Read full Emily Andras Interview.

Check out the Syfy video preview and sneak peek for the Lost Girl season 3 finale.



Sneak Peek: Aife reveals Isaac's motives to Dyson



Lost Girl airs Mondays at 10 pm ET on Syfy.

Nikita: "Mask" Review and "Broken Home" Preview


"Masks" was crazy intense. Division was hit from both outside and inside forces that make a full recovery nearly impossible.

The top leadership of the New Division has been decimated. It's easy to say they should have seen this coming or that they didn't take nearly enough precautions, but they were betrayed by two people in their inner circle.

Alex and Owen were trusted leaders that betrayed their friends after Amanda's mind-altering procedures. In actuality, the crisis at Division is all Amanda's doing. She's used her powers for evil.

Read full Nikita review.

Want some Nikita spoilers? Check out the video preview and sneak peek for the next episode, "Broken Home."




Amanda uses her brain voodoo to visually show her childhood to Nikita. It looks like we'll find out how Amanda became ... Amanda.



Amanda reveals why Alex is obsessed with making sure everyone at Division gets out safe. Ryan is still in a coma and Michael is captured. Nikita says she never wanted to kill anyone and then attacks Amanda. Though, Amanda has a trick on her fingers ... literally.

Nikita airs on Fridays at 8 pm ET on the CW.

Friday, April 12, 2013

The Americans Review: "Only You"


In the aftermath of Amador's death, the FBI's investigation went into high gear with the KGB still considered the top suspect. After a short eulogy in the office, Agent Gaad sent his team out to find those responsible for killing his man. 

As much as The Americans is about the spy game during the Cold War, it's not about the nuts and bolts of that life, instead it's about the human cost. "Only You" showed the investigation into Amador's death and how the culprit was both staged and caught, but that was just the framework of the story.

Amador's death was brought about by his inability to keep his jealousy in check. It had nothing to do with him being an FBI agent or that Philip was a KGB officer. Though, their jobs did end up altering the scope of his death. If Philip wasn't KGB officer, then the attack would have ended in that parking lot. Amador would have either bled out or been taken to a hospital with his career in jeopardy. Instead, his senseless action let to an international crisis with more lives lost.

Here's the preview for the next episode "Covert War."

NCIS: Los Angeles Review: "Purity"


Would you support taking part of the United States Defense Department budget and allocating it to education?

At face value, that sounds like a plausible and harmless cause to believe in. In "Purity," that was one of the fundamental platforms of the group, Designing a New America (DNA). They supported better education and a safer America for their children. That would be a noble cause if they weren't attempting to pursue it through killing innocent people with cyanide. 

Read full NCIS: LA review.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

USA Network's The Moment Preview and Contest


Do you currently have your dream job? Many people have huge dreams about what they want to do for a living, but get sidetracked by life or miss their chance. Kurt Warner got a second chance to play football and succeeded. Now, he's paying it forward. 

The Moment gives nine people the opportunity to change their lives. This isn't a contest where they compete against each other to win their dream job, instead each individual is given training, guidance, and must prove that they are qualified for this loved line of work.

It's all in their own hands. After the training period, they are set up with an interview for their dream job. Will they be good enough to get a job offer? And, if they get one, will they jump at the chance to change their lives?

Check out a preview of The Moment and then make sure to watch the premiere on April 11 on USA.


This is an inspiring hour that will have you reflecting on what's possible if you put forth the effort and take chances. These individuals were given the unique opportunity to start their careers over, is that something you want to do?

You can start by entering to win The Moment prize pack! It includes: Branded tote bag filled with a journal & pen, a blanket, Kurt’s Book: All Things Possible, and a hat. 

After reading the book, you can plan to make your own moment!


There are two ways to enter:

1. What is your dream job? Fill out the form below by Thursday, April 18 at 11:59 pm PT. 

2. Follow @TVDiehard and tweet the following once:

My dream job is _________. #TheMoment contest via @TVDiehard http://bit.ly/12PFq5D



The Moment airs on Thursdays at 10 pm ET on USA. 

One winner will be selected at random from all eligible entries. Contest ends April 18 at 11:59 pm PT. Only one entry per person per method and you must have a valid U.S.-based mailing address. The prize was provided by USA Network, but USA Network is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents of 18 years of age or older only. Not following these guidelines voids your entry.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Lost Girl Review: "Hail, Hale"


Wow. "Hail, Hale" was a jam-packed, fae-mazing hour. If anything, there was too much going on.

I wish these storylines would have been expanded and integrated over a couple more episodes. It was Hale's inauguration day as The Ash, but that was only one of many events happening, including: The Morrigan's power grab, Isaac's plan to use Lauren's research to satisfy his own Fae-power lust, and Tamsin's downward spiral due to her obligation to capture Bo.

After Lauren disobeyed Hale, she left not only the Light Fae, but Bo behind in order to work with Isaac. She quickly succeeded in completing the work she was doing. That was something to celebrate, but it was disheartening to hear her talk about how empty her life was before. If that's the case, why would she ever want to go back to the Fae and Bo?

Read full Lost Girl review.

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Nikita Review: "Tipping Point"


At first, "Tipping Point" appeared to be a Nikita episode about Michael getting a fully operational arm again. But turned into so much more. Wow.

What a freaking twist! I didn't see it coming at all, did you? Even on my second viewing of the episode, I didn't find any glaring clues the Alex was behind the mutiny. It was obvious that Amanda did something to her, but the extent of Alex's shift in mind frame was utterly shocking. Kudos to the writers and to Lyndsy Fonseca for her outstanding performance.

Read full Nikita review.

Check out the preview for the next episode "Masks."

Friday, April 5, 2013

The Big Bang Theory Review: "The Tenure Turbulence"


It's time for the guys to compete again. In "The Tenure Turbulence," a tenured professor was found dead in his office and that means his position is now open and ready for the taking. Let's take a moment to mourn the professor. He was dead in his office for two weeks before he was found. Very sad.

This episode reminded me of another of my favorites from The Big Bang Theory season 6 when Sheldon and Howard fought over a parking spot in "The Parking Lot Escalation."

The one-upsmanship between the guys for the tenure position cracked me up. This show is at its funniest when the guys and girls are all together for a good portion of the episode.

Thursday, April 4, 2013

The Americans Review: "Safe House"


After a week off the air, The Americans returned with it's most intense episode of the season. "Safe House" even beat out the episode when the Jennings were tortured.

With the FBI on high alert after the KGB presumably (they did) killed two FBI agents and a scientist, the tension got bumped up due to a jealous ex-boyfriend. Happenstance can be unfortunate, and in this case, it cost two men their lives.

Before I get into the heart of the episode, I have to mention Elizabeth and Philip's ridiculous decision to split up. After over a decade of living together as uncover KGB spies in an arranged marriage, they decided to take a break over one lie? They finally fell in love with each other and threw it away too quickly. Yes, Philip technically lied about sleeping with Irina, but he was on a mission. She had to go into the hospital showing signs of both a physical attack and sexual activity. If she didn't, the plan wouldn't have worked.


Check out the preview for the next episode "Only You."



Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Lost Girl Video Preview: A Fae-Human War Breaks Out in "Hail, Hale"


There are only two episodes left in Lost Girl season 3. The "Hail, Hale" video sneak peeks show a grim outlook. Beware: The videos contain major Lost Girl spoilers. I almost wish I didn't watch them ... almost. 

Check out the first preview from Syfy.



Bo is shot at and Dyson is kidnapped by humans. The Fae and Humans become enemies when the Morrigan says, "From this day forward, all Humans will be considered terrorists." Hale doesn't look very thrilled about her declaration. 

What does this mean for Bo's relationship with Kenzi? And, Lauren? Will she put them at risk to remain in a relationship with them? 

Dyson is in a cage and fighting. Are Humans using Faes to fight against each other for entertainment? A new form of cockfighting?

Tamsin gets shot! She can't die, right? I was just getting to like her. And, the clip ends with Trick  saying, "Kenzi, hide!" She's in danger now too. Would Hale let anything happen to his former buddy, Kenz? 

Here's the preview from Showcase.



Some very telling quotes from the video:

The Morrigan: "We've been trying to find a way to get the Light and the Dark to work together for a common good. While the need for such an alliance has finally come."

Trick: "There's been an attack by Humans. They've taken Dyson."

Isaac: "Just think what good we could do turn that negative into a positive."

Lauren: "You used my research to poison my friends."
Isaac: "It's not your research!"

Trick has been taken too. By whom? Kenzi seems to be okay at least for a while. Someone is looking for their daughter.

The speculation that Isaac was a bad guy has been confirmed. How will Lauren fix this? She has to protect Bo, right? Will she be able to save Dyson? He is not a happy caged wolf.

Here's the last sneak peek from Syfy.



Kenzi was hit on the head by Bo? An unknown guy questions Kenzi's ability to help her Fae friends and asks if she wants to be Fae. What is this guy offering her? He's creepy. Kenzi replies, "It takes a con to know a con." 

This scene doesn't fit in with the previous two. If Humans are the enemy, why would this mysterious guy be approaching Kenzi? Could it have been a dream sequence? 

Have the videos gotten you excited for "Hail, Hale"? It's quite a shift from the rest of the season. A Human-Fae war has come out of nowhere.



Smash: "The Parents" Review; Plus Ana's Performance of "Reach for Me"


This week's Smash was supposed to be about "The Parents," but Ana was the highlight of both The Hit List and the show. Wow. Karen better start worrying about her position and role in the musical.

The Hit List had its first public showing at a fundraiser for the the theater. Karen had a blah performance that was followed up by Ana singing a gorgeous song with full production. I call a foul on the writing here because Karen was set up to look boring compared to Ana's performance. If Karen and Jimmy would have sung any of the show's duets, there wouldn't have been such a differential between the performances.

There was no competition, though. Karen sang a decent song, in a modest outfit, with no stage production. Ana had an elaborate costume, dancers with eye-catching choreography, and she was floating across the air on fabric. When Richard ends up writing about the production - and you know he will - he will highlight Ana's performance and not even mention Karen. At least, he has an out for not reviewing the lead since he missed her act.

Read the full Smash review.

As I mentioned in my review, I am in love with Ana's performance of "Reach for Me." I have been watching and listening to her sing this song over and over again. The song is chilling and the staging is gorgeous.

Watch Ana's complete act below.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lost Girl Review: "Adventures in Fae-bysitting"


Throughout Lost Girl season 3, the weakest storytelling element has been in the Fae cases-of-the-week. That shifted in a positive way this week in "Adventures in Fae-bysitting."

Instead of feeling forced into the story as is usually done, this case was the primary plot and it worked. Bo and Kenzi have gone undercover before, but never with as much humor and heart as their trip to the suburbs. It gave them each the opportunity to see what their "normal" life could look like.

That is, with a witch-controlled killing Fae in the neighborhood.

Read full Lost Girl review

Check out a sneak peek from next week's episode, "Hail, Hale."

Did Bo really knock out Kenzi? Awkward discussion about whether Kenzi is Bo's pet or not....

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Good Wife Review: "The Wheels of Justice"


"The Wheels of Justice" moved quickly on this week's The Good Wife, as Alicia expedited a trial for her infamous client Colin Sweeney.

When we last saw Sweeney, he was being charged with sexual misconduct with Isobel Swift in "Long Way Home" after previously getting away with murdering his wife. Now, he's engaged to Isobel. 

While the fast tracked trial was the case-of-the-week, the overriding theme of the episode was all about love and its various incarnations. 

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Nikita Review: "Inevitability"


Division with Ryan at its helm has headed to the edge of the slippery slope of becoming the Old Division again. The original decision to apprehend the Dirty Thirty and shut down Division was easily expanded when the President called upon him to use Division's resources to help out the nation with sticky situations. And, again when Amanda starting causing problems.

In "Inevitability," Nikita and Alex disagreed over Division's mission and future. It was fortunate for both of them, the battle was fought with words and not fists. Ever since Alex returned from her three days with Amanda, she thrived on her independence and used every opportunity to go against Nikita, Ryan and Division. 

Read full Nikita review

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Psych 100th Episode Contest!


Psych is celebrating its 100th episode with a special Clue-themed hour, which will have a fan-picked ending!

And, here at TV Diehard we are throwing a party! We will be giving away two prizes for Psych fans. Each prize includes a special Psych 100th Episode T-shirt and a Psych i-Cade (iPad not included) valued at $120.



There are three ways to enter:

1. Complete the below entry form by Wednesday, March 27 at 11:59 pm PT.

2. Follow @TVDiehard and tweet the following once:

I love #Psych b/c _________. #Psych100 contest via @TVDiehard http://bit.ly/11KCavF

3. Follow @TVDiehard and answer questions on Twitter during the episode live-tweet that are tagged #TVDiehardContest. 





One winner will be picked at random from all eligible twitter entries and the other winner will be randomly selected from eligible website entries. Contest ends March 27 at 11:59 pm PT. Only one entry per person per method and you must have a valid U.S.-based mailing address. The prize was provided by USA Network, but USA Network is not a sponsor, administrator, or involved in any other way with this giveaway. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents of 18 years of age or older only. Not following these guidelines voids your entry.

Smash Review: "The Bells and Whistles"


It's a challenge to direct a musical whether it's a Broadway show or a small not-for-profit production. While creativity is necessary, it's just as much a management role.

In "The Bells and Whistles," Tom's lack of management experience threatened his ability to successfully direct Bombshell. He learned that being the director required more than just his creative vision, but the ability to make difficult decisions, manage his cast, and be a leader. In contrast, Derek was having difficulties of his own. He's always been confident and a strong, definitive leader as a director, but in his new production he needed to be open to others' ideas, especially those of his writer, Jimmy.


Check out Jimmy and Karen's performance of "I Hear Your Voice in a Dream." It's a great song and the staging worked well.

NCIS: Los Angeles Review: "Red, Part II"


After last Tuesday's disastrous introduction to Team Red, I didn't have high expectations for "Red, Part II." I hoped it would focus a little more on the new team members and really wanted to see the action that makes NCIS: Los Angeles stand out from other procedurals.

The conclusion to the two-part NCIS: Red backdoor pilot succeeded in providing both, but neither made me excited for the potential new series.

I've been fans of both Kim Raver (Paris) and John Corbett (Roy) on other shows, but their characters were too bland here. I've written before that Raver exudes so much chemistry, she could have a relationship with a wall and it would be believable. I missed that in her performance here, but that's because of the character not her. Paris is awkward. Hetty was pushing for a relationship between Paris and Callen, but their interactions felt forced rather than natural. 

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Lost Girl Review: "Delinquents"


The usually light-hearted Lost Girl brought sadness this week, as Lauren broke up with Bo without even a kiss goodbye.    

While there was a investigation-of-the-week in "Delinquents," it didn't add much to the episode or provide insight into the Fae world. This continues to be the weak point of the series. The show would be better served if the cases related better to what else was going on in the hour or if it shed light on the greater Fae world.

I wish the writers would use those perimeters to do a litmus test with each script. 

Read full Lost Girl review.

On next week's Lost Girl "Adventures in Fae-bysitting," Bo and Kenzi go undercover in the suburbs. Check out the Syfy preview.


Monday, March 25, 2013

The Good Wife: "Death of a Client"


"Death of a Client" was unlike any other episode of The Good Wife. It was St. Patrick's Day in Chicago and craziness ensued everywhere.

Instead of focusing on a legal case or matter, the hour revolved around the death of Alicia's litigious client, the political campaign and ultimately to the past and present of Alicia's love life. It was a whirlwind of activity and even when it got rather convoluted it was still entertaining. 

The murdered Matthew, played by the brilliant John Noble, was seen only in flashbacks through Alicia's memories of her client. While he drove her nuts with his numerous lawsuits and repeated Bach tune, she had a friendly relationship with him. The lawsuits provided his life with purpose and a much adored relationship with Alicia. Unfortunately, it also cost him his life.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Beauty and the Beast Spoiler Preview: Tess is a Wild Card on "Partners in Crime"


Vincent was shot! Tess knows that Catherine is in love with the vigilante! What huge cliffhangers! At least we only have to wait a week to find out what happens now. Will Tess be a friend or a cop first?

Here's the official Beauty and the Beast  "Partners in Crime" synopsis:
Cat (Kristin Kreuk) is forced to reveal things that she had been keeping from Tess (Nina Lisandrello) to salvage their relationship, and to protect Vincent (Jay Ryan).   Gabe (Sendhil Ramamurthy) is suspicious of everyone in the department, while Evan (Max Brown) witnesses Cat doing something that changes his opinion of her, making him even more determined to track down the beast. 

Check out the preview:



Highlights from the "Partners in Crime" preview:
  • Tess calls for back-up despite Cat's pleas.
  • Vincent must get away because Cat is concerned that Tess may give them up.
  • "What if I can't convince her?" -- Cat
    "Then we run." -- Vincent 
  • "He isn't a monster. Trust me." -- Cat
    "I can't be your friend." -- Tess
  • It looks like after Tess calls for back-up she runs back through the tunnel the way that she came with Cat chasing after her. Maybe she didn't put through the call?
From the preview and the released pictures, fan can rest in knowing at least Vincent wasn't seriously injured when Tess shot him. And, none of them are captured by the police. The big question remaining: What will Tess do with the information? 

In the below sneak peek, we get a little insight into how Tess is handling the situation. 

Gabe questions Cat about what happened at the warehouse and then about Tess' whereabouts. Since Cat and Tess are officially no longer partners, Cat brushes off his inquiry. He is one suspicious dude!

Gabe says he will send officers over to check on Tess since the vigilante could still be on the loose. When Cat offers to go check on Tess herself, Gabe invites himself along. Awkward!



As much as I want to dislike Gabe, he's rather charming when he wants to be. Then I remember that he killed the loan shark and then killed another guy pretending to the be the vigilante/Vincent. What is Gabe's agenda? He clearly wants Vincent for something, but for what reason?

We'll have to wait until next Thursday to find out!

Beauty and the Beast returns on March 28 at 9 pm ET on the CW.