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DVD Review: “Combat! The Complete Third Season”

Combat

A true classic, the third season has just been released on DVD from Image Entertainment. Read More »

TV Review: Game of Thrones – “The Rains of Castamere”

Richard Madden as Robb Stark

I would like to give all of you some very sound advice: if you should ever hear “The Rains of Castamere” being played at a wedding, make sure to run. Read More »

TV Review: River Monsters – “Legend of Loch Ness” and “Vampire of the Deep”

Jeremy Wade

River Monsters is a step above attention-grabbing programs like Mermaids: The New Evidence. Jeremy Wade is one extreme fisherman who backs up showmanship with science. Read More »

TV Review: Mad Men – “A Tale of Two Cities” (And More)

TedJim175

Three episodes left and the possibilities and permutations are endless. Mad Men at its best. Read More »

TV Review: The Killing – Season Premiere – “The Jungle”/ “That You Fear Most”

The Killing Season 3

The Killing is back on AMC and it's doing what it does best - grabbing us by the jugular and feeding our morbid curiosities Read More »

DVD Review: “The Twilight Zone (1959) – The Complete Second Season”

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There will be no need to wait for a holiday to enjoy a Twilight Zone marathon. Read More »

DVD Review: “The Newsroom – The Complete First Season”

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Starring Jeff Daniels (Purple Rose of Cairo) as Will MacAvoy the primetime anchor of a cable news network, the series offers its take on the state of the infotainment business. Read More »

DVD Review: “China Beach – The Complete Series”

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Over the course of the past few years, I have become an advocate of watching television seasons once they’re finished and you can do multiple episodes over a short period of time.  It really is an entirely different way to watch the series and often you can see themes and ideas build in ways you might not otherwise notice watching ... Read More »

TV Review : Mad Men – “The Better Half”

tedPeggy

“The Better Half” is an episode of connections, reconnections and disconnections that deftly intertwines business and personal lives. There is an ever present blaring of sirens that punctuates changes and choices, setting the stage for new and radically altered relationships. Without the benefit of Dr. Hecht’s vitamin serum, it’s back to reality at the office. The agency is still trying to ... Read More »

TV Review: The Big C: Hereafter Begs the Question Why not Forever After?

Waiting for the grim reaper.

The Big C was always a little bit of an anomoly in a TV market saturated with shows whose finales boast dramatic turn-of-events shocker theatrics in the hopes of keeping their fan base intact. For a show tackling the weighty “C” and sentencing its title character (a woman, at that) to a terminal illness, real drama was already baked into ... Read More »