Well crap. Intelligence was cancelled in favor of another season of The Mentalist. That makes yet another show down the drain. My Current SciFi category is going to be significantly smaller next season. Let’s look at the count.
So much has happened in TV-land since my internet modem crashed last week. I was able to post a couple reviews I’d already started (Agents of SHIELD and Supernatural—and a reply to Natalie) during interludes of access, but that’s it. Now that things appear to be stable, here’s a super-duper brief roundup.
Yep, all these shows are discussed (to a limited degree) under the cut.
Holy crap! Friday was such a gory evening on NBC, it’s taken me three days to recover, and I still haven’t found the courage to rewatch either Grimm or Dracula (which I like to do before reviewing). Grimm went “there” with exploding guts, and Dracula… well, let’s count all the ways you wouldn’t want to die. Perhaps I’ll do 2 two-fers next week, since we’re heading into the very busy week.
[Sorry for the late posting. I enjoyed too much wine and food during the evening, and paid for it Saturday.]
To bide my time until 9:00 pm, the evening began with a Supernatural episode I’d recorded earlier in the day.
Supernatural: Folsom Prison Blues (219)
This under-appreciated gem almost made the top 5, but not quite. It’s chalk full of great lines, such as “Who looks better, me or Nick Nolte?” “Shaddup.” “Really pretty sure.” Dean is at his sassy best, instigating fights and besting cons at poker for the “currency of the realm.” Clif Kosterman, Jensen and Jared’s driver and bodyguard appears as “Poor giant Tiny.” Winchester-obsessed FBI Agent Victor Henriksen makes an appearance. Public defender Mara Daniels and prison guard-family friend Deacon are two one-time characters I’d love to see return. And it’s topped with caper music ala Ocean’s Eleven (the George Cloonry remake).
Once Upon a Time in Wonderland: Forget Me Not (103)
In the show’s best episode to date, we get a back story for the Knave of Hearts. And, boy, is it a doozy! I have a review/recap in draft and will post it later today.
Grimm: The Ungrateful Dead (301)
I confess, I fast-forwarded through about 7/8 of it. Yeah, yeah, zombies running amok. Yeah, yeah, Adalind, Hexenbiest, blah, blah. Yeah, yeah, Zombie!Nick running amok. All that fast-forwarding caused me to miss Sgt. Wu, though. I’ll rewatch for any Wu-isms—and Monroe-isms—but probably won’t review the episode.
Dracula: The Blood Is the Life (101)
Holy crap, that was one lavish production! Do they plan on keeping it up week after week? I’m not sure I can stand that much foggy Victorian London extravagance week after week. (Just kidding. Of course I can.) I’m just not sure the atmosphere will resonate with modern day viewers. Then again, it does have Jonathan Rhys Meyers. And tons of sexiness. I might post a review early next week.