Wayward Pines – Episode 2 – Do Not Discuss Your Life Before

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Last week we tuned in for round two of the purest WTF moments of the week. The pilot wrapped up leaving us viewers with a million questions. What’s the deal with Sheriff Pope? What’s going in with TIME in WP? I’m still reeling from Bev’s confession that she arrived in 1999, and has been there around a year. Wake up Bev! It’s 2014! Well, at least in Burke’s mind.

Burke finished the first episode staring up at the huge fences that separate the town he now calls home from the outer world. Maybe you really can’t leave Wayward, much like how you couldn’t die in Fortitude (for those that have seen it). Do Not Discuss Your Life Before kicks off with Burke heading back to the house where he found the Secret Service agent’s body. Sheriff Pope rolls into the house, and Burke’s told that, rule numero uno, you don’t leave WP. (Think we got that by now, Popey). Pope sends him back to the hotel, which he does, for all of five minutes. Still with me? Okay, good. Let’s push on.

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Wayward Pines – Episode 1 – Where Paradise is Home Review

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SPOILER ALERT!

After all the waiting, M. Night Shyamalan’s next project, the highly anticipated Wayward Pines is finally here! It hit screens last night, and after a clever and direct approach from the marketing team, the team here at The TV Ninja was shaking with excitement. Thankfully, we weren’t disappointed.

There’s a lot of people online comparing this show to Twin Peaks, and it’s not surprising. Any show that drops a detective in an unknown town shrouded in mystery is going to draw those comparisons, but tonally, it’s totally different. Let’s not label it and give it a chance to just be Wayward Pines, guys!

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The 100 – Season 1 Episode 1 – Pilot

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It’s been a while since a show with such a clear concept came around, and on the CW no less! The 100 has a really strong premise, and the pilot didn’t disappoint (much).

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So, to give a quick breakdown of what’s happening here, 100 juvenile prisoners are sent down to earth to see if it’s now viable for life. No one has been back to earth since a nuclear war wiped human life out, and fourteen space stations came together to make the Ark, where the remaining human population lives. They’re quickly running out of oxygen and supplies, so instead of sending some probe to test earth’s radiation levels, they figure it’s all good to just air drop 100 kids down there and see what happens. You might think this is a bit rash, but in a ‘world’ where anyone who commits a crime (of ay kind) is sentenced to death. Continue reading

Hannibal – Season 2 Episode 2 – Sakizuki Review

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The one question of everybody’s lips in Sakizuki is how does the killer choose his victims? We see one of the victims manage to tear himself (literally) free of his bindings and make a run for it. He almost makes it away safely, until he comes to the edge of the cliff and jumps. At least we know how they’re ending up in the water. Will’s still struggling to wrap his head around whats going on from the (lack of) comfort of his cell. Thanks for the shortened intro sequence!

 

Hannibal’s therapist has had enough of him and cancels their appointments going forward. She can’t help him further and is clearly terrified of him now she suspects he might be a killer. She even called him ‘dangerous.’ They still think the killer’s dumping the discards, but he’s not chucking the ones he doesn’t want away. Katz pays will a visit, something she’s chastised for by Crawford, and Hannibal resumes Will’s therapy. Continue reading

The Originals – Season 1 Episode 17 – Moon Over Bourbon Street Review

We’re still struggling to wrap out heads around the news that Claire Holt is gone from the show here at The TV Ninja. Moon Over Bourbon Street has seen the story jump one month into the future from Rebekah’s exit, and Elijah is firmly in control. He rips up the set of rules Marcel placed on the French Quarter and has a clear voting platform. Play nice or get out.

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Revenge – Season 3 Episode 15 – Struggle Review

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Things are getting heated in the Hamptons, so it was time to let someone go. Emily is on the verge of killing everyone, and with little choice left, it was up to Nolan to put things back on track.

Nolan seeks Aidan’s help to find Emily. She was about to go and murder everyone in a crazy rampage, but Aidan got there right on time and did what any good boyfriend would do: tie her to a chair and try to drown her. This is how they do it in their training I suppose. After some tough love she had all these flashbacks from her childhood and that was that, she was back, or so it seemed. Continue reading

The Originals – Season 1 Episode 16 – Farewell to Storyville Review

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Picking up after last week’s huge cliffhanger was always going to be fun. They’re still faced off in the graveyard when they’re trapped there by Celeste. Elijah does his best to calm Klaus down. Not an easy job, that one. Still I was pretty happy to see what was going to happen.

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3 of the 4 harvest girls are back, and Davina’s one of them. She’s chatting to Cammie, talking about how angry the ancestors were at her for using her powers against her kind. Well, duh, Davina, they’re not going to give you a medal, are they? Camille’s trying to help her come to terms with things, but Davina’s a bit messed up at this point. Continue reading

The Mentalist – Season 6 Episode 13 – Black Helicopters Review

ImageIn a way it’s clear they’re trying to move on from the whole Red John storyline, but finding and killing him in the mid season finale has me stumped. Was it a way to get more people to watch?  Or some of its viewership back? You tell me. All I knew is that the new formula is still finding its feet. Continue reading

Hannibal – Season 2 Episode 1 – Kaiseki Review

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Hannibal’s back! It’s been a long wait, but one of the best shows on TV right now is here for another season! We started Kaiseki, and the season with a crazy scene. Jack and Hannibal were fighting, literally trying to take each other down. We ended the opening scene with Crawford bleeding out from the neck, before jumping twelve weeks back. I can only assume that this is where we’ll get to at the end of the season, I just don’t know why they wanted to give this away now?

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