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Sherlock – The Six Thatchers

by Alan Rapp on January 10, 2017

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  • Title: Sherlock – The Six Thatchers
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“At last, a noose for me to put my neck into.”

Sherlock - The Six Thatchers TV review

The Fourth Series of Sherlock kicks off with an episode that spends equal times dealing with the possibly return of Moriarty (Andrew Scott) from beyond the grave, setting up a larger story of the season, and focusing on Sherlock (Benedict Cumberbatch) getting back to business by solving a multitude of cases while keeping an eye of for one that might offer more of a challenge and lead back to his nemesis. The case settled on involves the strange destruction of several busts of Margaret Thatcher, without an apparent reason. However, Holmes does find a reason buried deep within one of those busts and a motive he traces back to Mary Watson (Amanda Abbington) and her past.

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  • Title: – And the Eternal Question
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The Librarians and the Eternal Question television review

“And the Eternal Question” is one of the few episodes of the show to directly reference the specifics of one of The Librarian movies. A case of spontaneous combustion leads Stone (Christian Kane), Ezekiel (John Kim), and Cassandra (Lindy Booth) to a holistic retreat run by vampires who have found the one place on Earth they can live outdoors during the daytime. While it may be the weakest of the three made-for-TV movies, The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice did offer an unusual love interest for Flynn (Noah Wyle) in the undead, but ravishing, Simone (Stana Katic). Flynn’s previous relationships haven’t been discussed until now, and I still wonder just what happened to both Emily (Gabrielle Anwar) and Nicole (Sonya Walger).

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Hawaii Five-0 – Ka ‘aelike

by Alan Rapp on January 9, 2017

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ka ‘aelike
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ka 'aelike television review

“Ka ‘aelike” is a strange episode that wraps-up the show’s big mid-season cliffhanger before the opening credits even roll. Quickly sent back to Hawaii, with Chin (Daniel Dae Kim) now having custody of Sara (Londyn Silzer), the Five-0 crew gets back to business as usual for the case of the week. It’s odd for the show to throw away such a big lead-in, and I wonder if something larger wasn’t originally planned (involving the impregnable stronghold where the bad guys don’t even bother to take Chin), but was cut for either time or cost. Plus, the (completely unnecessary) involvement of Adam (Ian Anthony Dale) seems to be included for the sole purpose of helping Adam and Chin bury the hatchet (and possibly set-up trouble or the parole later this season).

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  • Title: Star Wars Rebels – Ghosts of Geonosis
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Star Wars Rebels - Ghosts of Geonosis TV review

The two-part episode “Ghosts of Geonosis” works to weave Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Star Wars Rebels, and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story more tightly together with an appearance by Saw Gerrera (Forest Whitaker). Heading back to Geonosis for information about how and why the Empire wiped out an entire race, the crew of the crew discover Gerrera and a lone surviving Geonosian. As we see in Rogue One, Saw is more determined and ruthless than the other Rebels introduced over the series. It will be interesting to see if we see more of this radical element of the Rebellion this season.

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Beyond – Pilot / Tempus Fugit

by Alan Rapp on January 4, 2017

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  • Title: Beyond – Pilot / Tempus Fugit
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Beyond - Pilot / Tempus Fugit television review

After spending 12 years in a coma, Holden (Burkely Duffield) awakes to the amazement of family and doctors. Apparently not suffering from any physical ill-effects, they young man who was knocked unconscious as a middle-school student awakes to a brave new world. He’s also got to deal with growing paranoia, nightmarish visions, sleepwalking, and two separate groups after him for the not-yet-defined powers he somehow awoke with. There’s also and odd woman (Dilan Gwyn) who tells Holden while his body never moved his mind spent more than a decade with her in some other reality of which he only remembers brief glimpses.

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