Baby Daddy – Season 4 Episode 1 – Strip or Treat Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-25 at 14.34.58One of our favourite shows here at TheTVNinja has returned! Baby Daddy is back for a fourth season, and surely the amount of Bonnie jokes will keep us entertained for the rest of the season. This show knows how to make each character special, funny and with quirky storylines that keep us gripped. It’s like a choir rather than a solo, and that’s why it works!

This episode was all about pranking. Riley is sick and tired of always being pranked on Halloween. It turns out the Wheelers are actually masters of the unexpected, and therefore have successfully pranked Riley over and over. Continue reading

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Modern Family – Season 6 Episode 1 – The Long Honeymoon Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-09 at 13.05.11Another favourite has made it back for a brand-new season and it was a bit underwhelming. Perhaps it has come to that point where the viewers are more attached to the characters than to the jokes, but,  in all honesty, I can’t remember the last time Modern Family made me laugh to death. Considering there is such a big cast, it’s always very repetitive and at times, not even Phil’s jokes can save the day.

This episode brought good things to some of the Pritchett’s but others were not so lucky. Cam and Mitchell are still living the honeymoon period. At least Cam is, but with his very loud ways he is making sure him and Mitchell re-live the romance again, and again. Mitchell hates it.. until he doesn’t, and they agree and make up. (Always the same with these two).

Claire and Phil are having the time of their lives with their children this summer. All of them except for Alex, who went away with class and now is stuck back at home after hating camping. After a long time of peace, the house loses its balance and harmony again. Poor Alex she always gets the short end of the stick, and has to fix her family’s problems. She might not bring balance, but she is the personification of common sense. She basically saves her family episode after episode from being stupid…

Gloria has a go at Jay because of his appearance. She thinks he should make more of an effort, and of course, Jay overreacts. Well Jay, after 6 seasons you should know that a latina woman will always over do it!

So Gloria goes and makes herself ugly for a day, just to prove the freakin’ point.

Again, a cycle that repeats itself every episode. I don’t mind it, I just wish there were more jokes – like in the good old days..

Bring it on!

Brooklyn Nine Nine – Season 2 Episode 1 – Undercover Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 13.29.41Brooklyn Nine Nine grows on you like a pop song from the charts. They play it enough times and suddenly you find yourself singing along. Well, this show is exactly that. It seemed at first as if all the attention was focused on Peralta, but the writers quickly realised the potential of other characters. Now there is more banter, more jokes and it’s not all about having to deal with the aftermath of Peralta’s ideas. Everyone has their own story and it is actually pretty funny.

The start of the new season brought new tensions and awkwardness to the police station. Boyle and Gina had a one night stand, and both parties are ignoring the fact it ever even happened. Gina is a bit disgusted with herself, and in great Gina form, she puts on a sweatshirt with a mole on it. Bless her, she cracks me up.

The captain is forcing the team to act up fabricated situations, you know, to be prepared in case of ANYTHING! This has Rosa and Amy on the edge of a nervous breakdown, but they soon realise it’s not that bad being prepared even if it feels ridiculous.

To conclude our beloved Peralta talks to Amy, saying that yeah he fancies her. Also, he is still undercover and seeing him with his hair pulled back was priceless. To be fair, it was as if I could smell the cheap cologne pouring out off the TV.

Overall a great start to a new very promising season. Keep the jokes rollin’ and the Gina banter ongoing.

The Goldbergs – Season 2 Episode 1 – Love Is A Mixtape Review

Screen Shot 2014-10-04 at 13.47.40They’re back!!!! Finally, the Goldbergs have returned to our screens, and it’s a blessing. Bev is obviously in full-force in this brand new episode.

She is like the prototype for every mother, somehow, she manages to makes us all cringe!

This time, Adam had made a ‘mixtape’ for his new girlfriend – you know first love. If you were alive then, you probably made a mixtape for the girl you liked at school, or the boy who always ignored you in the parking lot. However, who out of us ever made a tape for their parents? Unfortunately for Adam, Bev thinks the mixtape is for her and obviously this creates a massive argument between his mother and his new girlfriend. The best part was actually hearing the real mixtape in the credits. Priceless!

In other news, Erica and Barry are on the hunt for a fake ID. Erica already has one, so she has to keep her brother quiet by helping him get his own. As usual, it all goes wrong, and Barry loses his ID for flashing it around high school. The good news was that even though his dad was mad at him, he helped him look good in front of his whole class. When Barry got asked to buy beer for a party, he shows up with snacks, only for his dad to save him the embarrassment and take him home for buying ‘beer’. It was some good old 80s parenting.

This season we all hope to see more crazy sweaters and huge doses of Beverly Goldberg. She makes insanity fun, and is one of the best characters out there right now.

The Big Bang Theory – Season 8 Episode 1 – The Locomotion Interruption

Screen Shot 2014-09-30 at 14.21.31After a long trip by himself, Sheldon is finally ready to return to Pasadena! As it’s the norm, Leonard was summoned by his old friend to pick him up in a different state of course. This sudden phone call really got Amy angry and feeling left out, so she decided to go with Leonard and make the trip to pick up Sheldon.

Things are definitely a bit different amongst the group of friends. Penny has a new haircut, and a new job interview thanks to Bernadette. Howard is no longer looking after his mother, but Stewart is. This has him clearly upset, and thinks his old friend has taken over his role as a son. As they say, be careful what you wish for right?

Sheldon was a big box of surprises when he actually said he was ready to get down to business with Amy. Wooohoooooo! Get your tiara girl, ‘cos you’re about to be going for a ride on the Sheldon Train!

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 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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Suburgatory – Season 3 Episode 1 – No Me Gusta, Mami Review

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A new season has started and so has a new beggining, sort of…

This week, Suburgatory gave its viewers an explanation and a resolution to last season’s cliffhanger. Tessa is now living in an apartment with her mum in Chatswin, while George is living the single life at his unfurnished house. This doesn’t last long, because Alex, Tessa’s mum leaves again. Also, because Malin  Åkerman is now in Trophy Wife.

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George and Tessa are back to living together, and they have a new friend; George’s dog Buckles. We also get to see Dallas and Dalia! However, Dalia is upset because of the break-up and she misses George. Dallas, being the determined woman she is goes as far as allowing Dalia to have ‘twerking’ accountants. It’s hilarious to watch.

ImageLets not forget about Sheila. It’s all about Sheila. This time, she is determined to get rid of George’s dog because he is a stray. She sneaks into his house and shoots him with her tranquilising ‘stick’.

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It is obvious it was the first episode of the season. Considering the writers only had a 20 min episode to re-adapt the show to where it was in the beginning, they didn’t do badly. There is a great balance between scenes, and the characters are so diverse there is always a laugh in store.

I love Sheila, and I can’t wait to see more of her and Dalia. That girl just kills me. Surely, as the episodes air, we will see more of a plot developing, however, I am happy with where it’s going. Now that Ryan is gone Tessa needs a fresh romance and George needs to fix things with Dallas. It will be a fun ride I’m sure.

Notes

Lisa is looking great!

Yakult and Buckles anybody?

Somehow, I wouldn’t hate Chatswin that much.

The Ninja’s Assistant

Being Human (US) – Season 4 Episode 1 – Old Dogs New Tricks Review

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Being Human has proven with it’s brand new season that those with a hunger for the supernatural won’t be let down. The first episode of the fourth season had not only new locations, but a lot of new trouble ahead!

Last time we saw Sally, her and Donna went down the ‘funnel of love’, a dark hole in the middle of the stairs of the house. Now, they are in a day spa, created by Sally. Apparently, every time she sees trouble ahead she creates these places in a second plane/dimension. Eventually, she gets sucked by another funnel, this time a bloody one and she wakes up in a supermarket. Warning, flashing images of random pilgrims throughout the scene.

At the woods, Nora and Aidan are sort of crashing in a trailer in the middle of nowhere. All to make sure they can cure Josh and stop him from being a full-time wolf. It is quite sad because Josh, who is usually the one rooting for everyone else, is the one who wants to die and let everyone be free. His curse is his friends’ too. The show has always done well at making their characters as human as possible. It fascinates me. They might have abilities and be different from the rest, but the way they handle their daily issues are definitely with their human traits.

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Aidan has a girlfriend, and in a creepy twist from the writers, he sees his dead witch/wife while he is on top of his current girlfriend. Nice touch.

On top of this supernatural cake is Henry. Remember that kid that begged Aidan to turn him because he was ill? Well he is now pretty much in control of Boston and the whole vampire community there. Impressive and yet terrifying.

There is plenty more to come, and this is only the beginning. Once again, there is a sense of a bit of structure bring put in place, but it’s only the first episode and this show does not tend to disappoint. If anything, it’s pace has improved a lot since the beginning.

Notes

Everyone is thinking about it, Josh’s beard! The wild has been kind to him, no doubt.

This whole storyline with Sally and Donna is very interesting. I wonder where it’s going to go from here. Are there more witches on the way? What is Sally really capable of? Also, having Sally back means they’re all going back to the house, right? …

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There was a bit more nudity than usual in this episode. Again, not complaining, just tone down the moaning, yeah? No need for it, especially after a scene where someone is being stabbed with a knife!

Aidan’s wife, say what?!

🙂 The Ninja’s Assistant

Intelligence – Pilot Review

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Single mothers and divorcees, rejoice! Josh Holloway is back on the screen, and judging by Intelligence’s pilot, he’s not going anywhere for a while.

The new show from CBS got under way last week, and much like with Helix, I’ve been keeping an eye on this show’s release date with excitement. It’s always hard to judge a show solely based on the pilot, and it’s true that Intelligence needs some work, but it made a good start to life on Monday nights. It’s going to have to churn out some seriously good episodes over the next few weeks to grab viewers, because Monday’s a big one!

I like how this show felt a little like Chuck, just a hell of a lot more serious (No undercover jobs at KFC here). The network has thought about it’s demographic, dropping Meghan Ory and Marg Helgenberger, meaning there’s eye candy for both sexes.

There’s times when Intelligence feels disjointed, as if it hasn’t quite figured out where it’s going yet. Did they only give him the technology to find out about his wife, or is it just a coincidence? I’m not sure they know, yet, but the pilot did have a little of everything. Holloway beating people up, using his visual evidence wall to render crime scenes (the coolest thing ever!) as well as some back story to his character.

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ImageMy main issue with the show, is that if you have a show where this type of technology is available, you really have to go for it. It’s no good having to realign a satellite to give Holloway his abilities back, what’s going to happen when he chases someone through the Subway? Hang on a sec while I find a signal…yeah, right…Just think what’ll happen in…an elevator.

There’s time where this character reminds of Sawyer from Lost. He’s a similar enough character for Holloway to pull off, but I can’t help but feel that people will struggle to connect him to ANY other role than that. He’s a badass for life!

What I really hope they take a look at is how it affects him. My favourite thing about Chuck is that the computer in his brain begins to change him, and almost ended up killing him, so it would be interesting to see the downside to having what’s in his head. I mean, I enjoy seeing Holloway’s badass fighting skills as much as the next person, but you’ve already got Banshee for that. I can’t help but think they’re missing a trick here.

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All in all, I liked the pilot. The visuals were stunning, and the premise of the show still excites me. Let’s just hope the gripes I’ve got are only teething issues that are soon to be cleared up.

The Ninja