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2014 Fall TV reviews, part 2

Welcome to the 2014 Matinee Culture fall pilot watch. As usual, this fall Ryan will be watching (almost) all of the scripted network TV pilots and bringing you some brief reviews, hopefully cutting down on the time you might otherwise waste checking out “Selfie.” Shows will be rated on a scale of “Watch it,” “Try it,” “Skip it” or “Avoid it.” Let’s dive in! 1,150 more words

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The Big Bang Theory: The Junior Professor Solution Review

SPIT-BALLING

Where the premiere episode of Season 8’s version of The Big Bang Theory failed, Episode 2 picked up the pieces to produce a memorable outing of the series at its finest. 458 more words

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The Big Bang Theory Season 8 Premiere - The Locomotion Interruption Review

“THERE’S LOTS OF BOOKS CALLED SHERLOCK HOLMES BUT NO BOOKS CALLED OFFICER HERNANDEZ.”

The Big Bang Theory made its triumphant return tonight for its eighth season.   476 more words

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2014 Fall TV reviews, part 1

Note: Before I begin, let me just note briefly that with the exception of “Mysteries of Laura,” all of these shows are saddled with seemingly endless voiceover. 1,833 more words

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The Legend of Korra Review: "Enter the Void"/"Venom of the Red Lotus"

Episodes 3.12 and 3.13. Warning: Spoilers follow.

PHILIP: Holy crap.

JEREMIAH: #feels

PHILIP: They done out did “Beginnings” (Part 1 and 2) from last season.

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Putting a face to the name: the Quatermass serials

For genre TV fans of my generation, Quatermass is a primal word. Even for those who have never seen it, the name has a grandeur and importance independent of the work itself. 1,030 more words

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The Legend of Korra Review: "The Ultimatum"

Episode 3.11. Warning: Spoilers follow.

After much stuttering, buffering, and weird rainbow glitches, I was finally able to watch The Legend of Korra on my phone using the atrocious…

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