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Will – The Play’s the Thing

by Alan Rapp on July 17, 2017

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Will - The Play's the Thing TV review

It may be unfair to criticize TNT’s new drama Will for not being Shakespeare in Love, but since the show was obviously inspired by the Oscar-winning film it’s not something you can easily dismiss either (even if it sorely lacks the wit of the film). Set during the beginning of William Shakespeare’s (Laurie Davidson) days as a struggling playwright, the show’s first episode brings the writer to London where his first play is presented to a starved audience looking for something new.

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Hooten & the Lady – The Amazon

by Alan Rapp on July 17, 2017

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Hooten & the Lady - The Amazon television review

Where do you go after finding, and loosing, the Lost City of Gold? The first episode of Hooten & the Lady introduces us to British Museum curator Lady Alex Lindo-Parker (Ophelia Lovibond) whose run in with a treasure hunter named Hooten (Michael Landes) while searching for the lost camp of Victorian explorer Percy Fawcett will lead the mismatched pair on an adventure culminating in the discovery of the Lost City of Gold, having their lives threatened, and loosing the biggest archeological (and monetary) find of their lifetimes.

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  • Title: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy – Girls Just Wanna Have Fun
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Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy - Back in Black TV review

“Back in Black” is notable for introducing Sam Alexander (Logan Miller) to the Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Reprising the Nova helmet seen in earlier episodes (which turns out to have belonged to Sam’s father), the Guardians go in search of the missing weapon only to discover the young teen has become Earth’s new Nova. The first-half of the episode is pretty straightforward as the heroes clash before the Guardians attempt to both train and dissuade Sam from life as a cosmic super-hero. The former is more successful than the later.

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  • Title: Remington Steele – Tempered Steele
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Remington Steele - Tempered Steele television review

Today’s Throwback Thursday post takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. The second episode of the series, “Tempered Steele,” will introduce several themes which will become staples over the show’s run. First, Laura Holt (Stephanie Zimbalist) will become increasingly frustrated with the man now posing as Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan). Steele will also make wrong assumptions about a case, and his interference will at times both hinder and help the investigation.

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Preacher – Damsels / Viktor

by Alan Rapp on July 12, 2017

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  • Title: Preacher – Damsels / Viktor
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Preacher - Damsels / Viktor TV review

After starting off the season with a strong pair of episodes Preacher crashes back to Earth. Well, they can’t all be winners. Believing their troubles to be over, but still in need of tracking down God, Jesse Custer (Dominic Cooper), Tulip (Ruth Negga), and Cassidy (Joseph Gilgun) arrive in New Orleans. While Jesse fails to find much of use, Tulip’s past comes back to haunt her as she’s taken by Viktor‘s (Paul Ben-Victor) men. The pair of episodes offers quite a bit of wandering and extended sequences of not much actually happening up until the end of “Viktor” where a distracted Jesse goes looking for his missing girl leading to an all-too-obvious American Pscyho rip-off action sequence and a revelation of just who Viktor is to Tulip.

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