Fear The Walking Dead: ‘So Close, Yet So Far’ Review

The Shape Of Things To Come

The Shape of Things to Come

Now that is what The Walking Dead should be all about. It looks as though shit is about to hit the fan in LA and after watching So Close Yes So Far, I feel satisfied. I think the entire premise behind this series is absolutely great and, after last week’s lackluster premiere, I think we’re back on track to seeing just how people react in a crisis situation.

The whole idea of what people would do in an apocalyptic situation is what makes this series so great and it is a pleasure to finally get to see how this all plays out at the beginning, something that did not happen in the original series.

I also really loved how they used that bouncy castle at the neighbor’s house to really emphasize that things were going to shit. I mean, the neighbors were all set for a birthday party and instead they end up dead. It made things seem real and that certainly needs to happen in order for this show to be effective.

That said, grab a fire extinguisher, a knife or a crow bar and let’s doing some looting! Enjoy the recap.

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Under the Dome: ‘Love Is A Battlefield’ Review

Long Live The Queen

Long Live the Queen

The New England Patriots starting QB Tom Brady will not be playing in the season opener due to a suspension for deflating footballs. The Toronto Blue Jays are first place in the AL East in August. And Under the Dome is still alive and kicking. Could any one have predicted this? Nope.

Love is a Battlefield had it all, including one of the best Big Jim lines ever involving spider babies. Yup, only on this show will you be able to hear Dean Norris talk about spider babies destroying mankind. There was also more murder which is not surprising considering the death count is easily into double digits after the dome virgin massacre.

And in one of the greatest twists ever, Eva attempted to prevent herself from having a baby as Julia and Barbie attempt to literally push the baby out of her. Yes, you definitely read that correctly because this is Under the Dome, where forced pregnancies are a thing.

Time to check in to the Chester’s Mill motel, the best possible place to give birth to a spider baby! Long live the Queen and enjoy the recap.

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Fear The Walking Dead: ‘Pilot’ Season Premiere Review

Going Back To Cali

Going Back To Cali

Fear The Walking Dead made its much-anticipated premiere last night and it looks as though the same zombie mayhem from the original is back, this time in California. I’ll admit…the Walking Dead and I have a complicated relationship. I tune in every week, against my will, and I’m almost always disappointed or blown away. Disappointment, however, has been more of the norm lately.

With Fear The Walking Dead, there was some hope that we could finally get some answers about how this outbreak even started in the first place. In fact, I would have suggested that if you really wanted to get my attention, this absolutely needed to be addressed in the pilot…and well, as we know, it was not. The show’s first big mistake and possible deal breaker.

AMC has already renewed Fear the Walking Dead for a second season and I’m not sure if that was a good idea based on what I’ve seen so far. If they don’t start explaining HOW this all happened in the first place, I get the feeling this is going to piss a lot of viewers off, and I’ll be one of them.

So…get in your truck and start hitting things because the Zombie Apocalypse is here. Enjoy the recap.

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Under the Dome: ‘Legacy’ Review

The Dome Files

The Dome X-Files

Well…that couldn’t have ended sooner. I am literally speechless after watching last night’s episode of Under the Dome, simply titled Legacy, and I can pretty much guarantee there will be no legacy left behind for this series. In fact, it is quite possible that everyone involved with this hot dome mess will never work again.

Somehow, I have 10,000 more questions after this disaster. We learned absolutely nothing about these Dome aliens! I mean, where did they come from in the first place? Instead we find out that some dude named Hektor and his buddy’s daughter Lily are trying to provide everyone with a cure and the dome was only a side effect of some other random named Patrick who touched the egg. That is dome-a-licious, isn’t it Domies? Oh wait, nope…it’s not. Dumb-a-licious is more appropriate.

Legacy was like a doughnut sprinkled with stupidity from start to finish with lots of cool special effects and make-out sessions. I’ve been re-reading the books and seriously, this show hasn’t even made an attempt to stay true to the story. I would have thought they would have at least made some references to the awesome Stephen King novel, but it has become clear that the writer’s are either trapped under a dome themselves or have simply given up on life.

Get ready for fun including the murder of dome virgins, potential conjugal visit sex, shape-shifting aliens, infections cured by emotion and Eva’s boobs. Enjoy the recap Domies!

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Under the Dome: ‘Plan B’ Review

Dome Hunt

Dome Hunt

Was there ever a Plan A? Honestly, stopping the Kinship with emotion was quite frankly the dumbest idea ever. But stopping the Kinship with physical pain paired with emotion…that’s definitely gotta work, right? If you answered “who the fuck knows”, then you would be absolutely correct because logic does not exist under this dome.

Plan B was all about hunting with the Kinship trying to locate Jorrie, Hunter and Big Jim, while Julia wandered off into the forest YET AGAIN, only to be tracked by her lost love, Barbie. It was an hour of television that I can only hope will fade from my memory, but sadly I no longer possess any brain cells that will allow me to repress this story from my mind.

Personally, I think Plan C should come into effect…the C obviously standing for Cancelled. It could also stand for Comedy because this episode had me laughing non-stop…and not in a good way.

Now everyone grab a gun and head off into the forest to find Julia for the 10,000th time and enjoy the recap of what was an absolutely ridiculous Plan B. Enjoy Domies!

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True Detective: ‘Omega Station’ Season Finale Review

The World We Deserve

The World We Deserve

Finale night in Vinci. And what a finale it was. Okay, so maybe not but I have come to the conclusion that this season did not meet my expectations and yet, I feel somewhat satisfied after watching the final episode. In the end, I don’t think it was ever about the Caspar case as I took more interest in the lives and backstories of our true detectives. And that was what the finale was really all about in the end. Sure, we got answers regarding the murder but everything was resolved rather quickly. It wasn’t until that final ending showing with 99.9% certainty that Ray was, in fact, the father of his child that we realize we get the world we deserve. And man, does it suck!

Not everyone can have a happy ending. In fact, I’d say not one character ended up living happily ever after. Ray ended up leaving two sons behind after his death. Ani and Jordan are in Mexico and have both lost the men in their lives. Paul is now a highway. This ending provided no satisfaction on the happiness meter. And I think I’m okay with that.

Life doesn’t always go the way we plan and sometimes there is simply no easy way out of these situations. This was pretty much proven with Ray and Frankie biting the dust by the end. Did they deserve this fate? Well, on a season that was all about getting the world we deserve, you would think yes…but I’m not sold. In my eyes, Ray and Frankie completely redeemed themselves by the end but I’m still left thinking that life really is unfair in some circumstances. They may have gotten the world they deserve but I’m thinking no one deserves that kind of world. What do you think? Let us know and enjoy the recap!

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Under the Dome: ‘Breaking Point’ Review

Fake ‘N Bake

Fake 'N Bake

Much like the title of last night’s episode of Under the Dome, I have reached my Breaking Point. How do you top the end of the world? You don’t. In fact, it was all a fucking illusion and I am infuriated. The one actually COOL thing the show does and the writers decide that it was all a magic trick one episode later. So dumb.

Now, what I would like to see happen is a Game of Thrones / Under the Dome crossover episode where Dany releases her dragons into the dome. Wouldn’t that be epic? Obviously these prayers will never be answered and the stupidity continues.

Dumb times call for dumb measures in Chester’s Mill and that was exactly what happened now that Christine has healed herself. We also had the unfortunate death of another character whom I thoroughly enjoyed making fun of. Sad times in Chester’s Mill.

This episode was just plain terrible and I can tell the writers have officially overdosed on heroine. That said, we’re still recapping this hour of stupidity every week so grab a pick ax and some explosives because the Gold Amethyst Rush has hit Chester’s Mill. Enjoy Domies!

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The Leftovers: Season 2 Trailer

The Leftovers

Holy. Crap. As you may or may not know, Mikey absolutely loved season 1 of HBO’s hit The Leftovers. The finale was one of the best hours of television I have had the privilege of watching in a long time. For those that haven’t checked this show out…drop whatever it is you’re doing and binge watch season 1 because it was phenomenal.

And now, it’s finally here! The season 2 trailer in all of its rapturous glory! You can check out the trailer below, that is if you haven’t departed, and be sure to come to the site for my recaps as I’m introducing this one to my line-up of reviews. The Leftovers second season premieres October 4th on HBO

True Detective: ‘Black Maps and Motel Rooms’ Review

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn

The penultimate episode of True Detective was full of action, reveals and…confusion. I literally have no clue what is going on with this conspiracy revolving around the death of City Manager Ben Caspar and for those that do…well, congratulations. There are way too many random names dropped in this case. Like…who in the fuck is Tasha? Holloway and Burris…no clue who these two are either.

The case started off with a fairly interesting story with that dude in the crow’s mask but ever since episode two when Ray was shot, there has been nothing fun or interesting about this mystery and it’s quite disappointing. As much as I hate comparing this season to last, it has become evident beyond a reasonable doubt that this mystery is no where near as fun and dark as last year.

That said, Black Maps and Motel Rooms certainly had its moments but on a personal level, it was simply way too confusing for me to enjoy. Unfortunately, I’d say it was one of the worst episodes of True Detective so far. Sad too because I was really excited about recapping this season, but it appears that even Under the Dome is more fun than this rubix cube. Enjoy the recap which hopefully makes a lot more sense than this episode did!

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Under the Dome: ‘Ejecta’ Review

Don’t They Know It’s The End Of The World

Don't They Know It's The End of the World

If you weren’t under the dome for last night’s gripping episode, titled Ejecta, then I guess you’re probably dead since it appears this episode was the end of human civilization. I’m not sure if leaving our domies alive as the last living human beings is a good idea though since, well…we all know they aren’t the sharpest knives in the drawer.

This event was actually hinted at way back in Season 1 when the military launched a nuke at the dome and if you need a refresher, you can check out the recap here. You’ll remember Skeeter Davis playing in the background when our domies thought their world was about to end. This time, however, it looks like the dome is their saving grace and these ‘pink stars’ have completely obliterated the planet leaving only those trapped under the dome alive. Sorry Big Jim and Julia…

Big Jim and Julia trapped under the dome.

This episode was easily one of the best of the series which probably doesn’t say much but I loved the premise and the direction were headed now that a meteor shower has wiped out mankind. Although I’m not really sure what was up with rehashing the time of day for all of our characters as this was going on.

It’s the end of the world folks, so grab a bottle of your finest, throw on some Skeeter Davis (reproduced below) and enjoy the ride!

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