New Show Recap: “The Thick of It,” 4.07

Here we are at the end of The Thick of It, the final episode that will ever include this dysfunctional band of politicians and civil servants. Much has been written about this final episode, including a lovely blog post by Chris Addison, who plays Ollie Reeder in the show. This show has meant a lot to me over the past year or so, and has meant a lot to other fans for even longer. This episode was a tough one for me to watch because I never like my favorite shows to come to an end – who does? But all in all, I think it ended the way it should have and they’re making the right decision about leaving when they’re at the top of their game. Let’s take a look at what happened in this, the final episode of The Thick of It.

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“Everybody Dies”: The Series Finale of House M.D.

[SPOILER WARNING & TRIGGER WARNING FOR TALK ABOUT SUICIDE] It’s been eight years since House M.D. first aired on Fox and during that time we’ve ridden what sounds clichéd but can only be aptly described as a rollercoaster. In the series finale, we tag along with House on his final joyride as he battles his greatest diagnostic challenge: himself. Read More “Everybody Dies”: The Series Finale of House M.D.

Recap: Big Love Series Finale, “When Men and Mountains Meet”

First, apologies on not doing a live blog, but in retrospect I’m really glad I didn’t.  I needed to let this episode marinate for a while before I was able to appreciate it for what it was.  Big Love has always done that to me, I need to let the episodes sneak up on me before I can truly appreciate what’s unfolded. Read More Recap: Big Love Series Finale, “When Men and Mountains Meet”

The Badass Ladies of Stargate

Stargate is a sci-fi franchise that started out with a movie that wasn’t particularly great and eventually expanded into a television series with two spinoffs and a number of movie specials. For those of you who are not familiar with the series, the premise is that a race of Ancients created devices that our modern Earth humans call Stargates, which allow people to travel from planet to planet through wormholes hooked up to unique gate addresses, Read More The Badass Ladies of Stargate

In Praise of Compelling TV Relationships; or Why I Love Friday Night Lights and You Should, Too

I was reading an article recently that quoted Ryan Murphy, the creator of Glee. He was discussing the budding relationship between Kurt and Blaine, and stated, “It’s my job as showrunner to keep them apart as long as possible.” Read More In Praise of Compelling TV Relationships; or Why I Love Friday Night Lights and You Should, Too

TV Rewind: Earth 2

image courtesy NBC Universal Studios and Amblin EntertainmentWhen I was in junior high, I spent my Saturday nights (or was it Friday? Junior high was a long time ago) watching an odd little sci-fi show called Earth 2. I came across it accidentally while browsing through Netflix’s “Watch Instantly” options a few months back, and out of nostalgia, I decided to give it a try. It has aged surprisingly well, unlike some of the other shows I’ve revisited through the power of Netflix. (I’m looking at you, Seaquest DSV.) Here’s a little recap for those of you who’ve never heard of it or have sadly forgotten its existence. Read More TV Rewind: Earth 2