Category Archives: TV Drama

The Americans S2E1: Comrades

kyra: Buckeye, I can’t tell you how excited I am to have a real show to talk about again. Sure True Detective has kept us up late on Sunday nights, but it just hasn’t sucked me all in. The Americans, on the other hand, had … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Tracking Shots, Part I: True Detective (with Videos!)

Do you watch True Detective? Us too. Not bad, right? It features two outstanding actors and, in my opinion, has set itself apart from a lot of its predecessors in its serial killer genre by focusing above all else on tone. … Continue reading

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True Detective Episodes 1 & 2 Review

Apologies for the lateness on this, as I had a sojourn in Park City followed by a return to the academic world. I thought about waiting until after the 3rd episode to write down my thoughts, but seeing as I … Continue reading

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Season Review: Homeland

As faithful readers are no doubt aware, my Homeland reviews tailed off after the early going. The simple truth is it’s more fun to write reviews of shows you like than those you don’t. This is part that better shows have enough … Continue reading

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Homeland S3E3: Tower of David

I felt compelled to write something about this episode because for the first time in the show’s history I was on the verge of napping within 20 minutes. This was, without a doubt, the worst episode of Homeland to date and makes … Continue reading

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The Bridge Season 1 Review

Based on the standards the show set for itself, I believe the first season of The Bridge was a failure. As we outlined in our discussion of the Pilot, this was supposed to be Mexico’s answer to The Wire. I think there are … Continue reading

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Homeland S3E1: Tin Man is Down

Coming off the high that was the ending of Breaking Bad is tough. With Mad Men in hiatus (and don’t get me started on the 7-7 breakup for the final season), we do not have any premier shows on television right now in my … Continue reading

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