Tag: Nashville

There were 11 Series Finales on TV this week

MULTIPLE SPOILER ALERTS.  If you didn’t watch this week’s finales, don’t read on.  I’m not protecting any secrets here.  And good luck finding another review piece that dares to tackle 11 shows in one column.  Woo-hoo! Well all I can say is bravo Nashville for a season finale that was deeply moving and emotionally charged without being over the top and sharky jumpy.  No train track suicide attempts, anonymous shootings, near fatal car crashes or fake pregnancies this time out, just heavy relationship drama.  Juliette and Avery (Hayden Panettiere, Jonathan Jackson) split up over her infidelity, but then got...

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TV winter finales to watch before hibernation

The Winter Finales are here!  AKA your favorite shows are all going into hibernation until next month and you’ll get nothing but sappy Christmas specials and reruns in the interim. Hey, don’t feel bad.  Back in the day there were no “finales” when shows went on hiatus, it was just the next episode in the run and then screw you until January. At least now, shows put in an effort to build intrigue before they take a break.  So let’s recap the first wave. . Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: The Big Plot Twist:  Evil organization Centipede isn’t really after Mike...

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Nashville, Parks and Recreation, Homeland [Lazlo’s Clicker]

Not to sound like a cliche, but there’s been good news and bad news for Nashville fans, eager to see if the country-music themed soap opera can avoid a sophomore slump in Season 2. First the good news:  the quality of the music remains top notch.  Nashville has delivered tons of download-worthy songs and performances and that’s continued right through Season 2.  More good news:  Juliette Barnes (Hayden Panettiere) is as Juliette-y as ever:  vulnerable and compassionate one moment, ambitious and scheming the next, downright bitch-tastic in another. Panettiere delivers all of it with just the right mix of...

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Lazlo’s Clicker – Motive, Save Me, More Finales

ABC’s Motive tries to present its format as something novel, and while the show is not a traditional whodunit, its howcatchum storylines are hardly new – Columbo always began every episode showing you the crime and the perpetrator.  The fun was in watching Lt. Columbo (Peter Falk) figure it out. Hit the title/continue reading to read more. . . image source Fun, however, is sorely missing from Motive, a rather tired police procedural that doesn’t use its twist at the beginning of each show to any particular purpose.  The motive for the crime that we see at the beginning...

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