Television Reviews 

  • Title: Remington Steele – Steele Among the Living
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Remington Steele - Steele Among the Living television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the 80s detective show Remington Steele. It’s not every episode where someone gets murdered twice. Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) and Laura (Stephanie Zimbalist investigate the disappearance of an artist (Judith Roberts). All evidence, and motive, points to her boy toy husband (Reid Smith) who his mistress believes to be innocent despite his sudden disappearance as well. Then there’s the private detective, Leo Blitzman (Phil Rubenstein), who the husband hired to prove his innocence and find his wife’s missing paintings. Complicating things even further is the discovery that victim faked her own death in order to cash-in on the value of her remaining paintings except she eventually turns up dead, again with all evidence pointing to her husband.

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Warrior Nun – Ephesians 6:11

by Alan Rapp on August 10, 2020

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  • Title: Warrior Nun – Ephesians 6:11
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Warrior Nun - Ephesians 6:11 television review

Warrior Nun‘s third episode offers the explanation to the world in which Ava (Alba Baptista) has found herself as she discovers the history of the Order of the Cruciform Sword and where the artifact attached to her spine, which brought her back from death, came from. While training with the nuns, most of whom aren’t all that pleased with her arrival (and several of whom question her worthiness), Ava learns about the first warrior nun Areala of Cordoba and the destiny of those who have come after her. While the episode may be a bit of a data dump, for the benefit of both Ava and the audience, our hero’s training (highlighted in the show’s trailers) provides some of the most fun of the series so far. With Ava spending all of her time with the nuns, we don’t get much of JC (Emilio Sakraya) and his friends, although the group does get an unexpected surprise by someone looking for their new friend.

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  • Title: The Umbrella Academy – The Frankel Footage
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The Umbrella Academy - The Frankel Footage television review

The second episode of The Umbrella Academy‘s Second Season continues Five‘s (Aidan Gallagher) attempt to prevent the end of the world (again). Five has a bit more success with winning Diego (David Castañeda) over to his side a second time, although the pair are carrying around some extra weight with the local conspiracy nut (Kevin Rankin) Five encountered upon his arrival and the crazy woman (Ritu Arya) who broke out of the psychiatric institution with Diego. The episode gets its name from the present Hazel (Cameron Britton) left behind which turns out to be footage of the day JFK is killed and includes an unexpected appearance by Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore). Is their father involved in the death of Kennedy? And, if so, how and why? The pair’s attempt to confront their father, years before either of them have been born, ends poorly (although it does allow for an appearance by a younger version of Pogo).

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  • Title: Wizards: Tales of Arcadia – Spellbound
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Wizards: Tales of Arcadia - Spellbound television review

The first episode of Netflix’s Wizards: Tales of Arcadia is a bit of a mess. It offers unnamed villains, ill-defined heroes, and because our characters are transported to a different world at the end of the episode it doesn’t even adequately explore the world in which the story will take place. The only character we really get to know in “Spellbound” is Douxie (Colin O’Donoghue), an apprentice to Merlin (David Bradley) for a thousand years who has yet to prove himself. After a brief opening scene in Camelot, the series jumps forward 900 years to modern times where Douxie, who apparently has spent most of that time sweeping floors while workshopping his magic, receives an appearance by Merlin who informs the apprentice it is time to gather up the Guardians (of who? what do they guard? apparently they don’t know either?).

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  • Title: Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy – Episode 2
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Transformers: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Siege Part 2 TV review

Ultra Magnus (Edward Bosco) turns himself over to the Decepticons in an attempt to force Optimus Prime‘s (Jake Foushee) hand to accept Megatron‘s (Jason Marnocha) truce and end the war. It’s Prime who is most unreasonable of any Transfromer introduced in the first two episodes, unwilling to give in or capitulate no matter the cost. Failing utterly, Magnus’ capture only strengthens the Decepticons resolve to wipe out the Autobots completely and allow for a trap that nearly takes out Prime. The series second episode also introduces the idea of the Allspark which both groups begin to search for. The Deceptions want the artifact in order to reformat all of the Autobots, and for the Autobots it’s last desperate attempt to keep fighting and prevent such technology falling into the hands of their enemy.

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