The Series Premier Of ‘Law & Order: True Crime: The Menendez Murders’ Is Good Enough, But We’ve Seen It Before

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The new Fall season has finally kicked off! So many new and returning shows to watch on any given day (of which I’ve been slowly making a dent in my DVR), that it’s tough to figure out which ones are worth your time. While I love new shows and typically give them at least one episode, if not up to six, to convince me, there are some that just can’t fully sell you. Well, not in the way you were hoping. While a pilot might not meet your expectations, as the first episode is never easy to get perfect, it certainly should convince you that it’s at least good enough. Sometimes, for a couple weeks, that’s all it takes.

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‘The Strain’ Series Finale Ends As It Should, But Is Somehow Missing Something Important

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Something wicked this way comes, but not for long as this is the final episode. It’s been known for some time, but even when you prepare for the series end of any TV show, it doesn’t mean it’ll be easy. It also doesn’t mean that it’ll be the best experience in the world. Not all series finales are created equal. It’s more a roll of the dice, so hopefully if you’re a fan, you have enough faith in the writers. While some series enders are instant classics and elevate the series to a whole new level, or the level it deserved from the beginning, some just are. Neither good nor bad, but more in the middle.

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The Series Finale of ‘Orphan Black’ Delivers Everything That Drew In Fans To Begin With

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Another month, another series that must come to an end. It’s the terrible thing about successful and genuinely good TV shows. One day the stories will end, and no matter how prepared fans seem to be, it’ll never be enough. There’s so many emotions involved, it’s a wonder anyone can make it through a finale at all. But they must. The characters that so many fans have fallen in love with are drawing us in one last time. How will it end? In order to find out, we must be there, even when it gets a bit emotional.

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‘Claws’ Come Out In Exciting And Personal Ways In The Series Premier

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Every summer season needs a juicy, semi-over the top, addictive drama series to get them through the weeks and months until the fall TV season starts up again. This seems to be the one! While in so many ways it seems to be a far cry from what the network’s been airing this past year, I think it’ll fit nicely. The characters themselves speak to the strengths this show may have. Certainly enough reason to check out at least the pilot.

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‘Veronica Mars’ Is Still Smarter Than You 10 Years After The Series Finale

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Well, it’s finally come, Marshmallows! I’ll let you determine if this is a sad or happy thing, but as with all things, it must get another year older. In the case of the Warner Bros. Television series Veronica Mars this birthday marks a bitter-sweet moment in the show’s history. It’s been 10 years since the series finale aired and the show went off the air for what should’ve been forever. But, if you’ve been paying attention at all, that wasn’t the case. However, that’s a discussion for another time.

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Pilot: “Mary Kills People”

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The medical drama is nothing new to TV, which could be good or bad depending on the overall series. The ones that stand out somehow manage to do something truly different and refreshing enough, while maintaining an overall compelling narrative that keeps you coming back for more. The ones that have a specific theme at its core seem to be even rarer, and so it’s pretty much up in the air on whether or not it’ll be worth watching. Continue reading

Series End: “Bates Motel”

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The way one responds to the end of a series is never predictable. It could be the best experience ever, even when really emotional. Or, it could just be okay and achieve enough of what you hope for. Sometimes though, a series finale hits all the right notes, that you not only know it was a good way to end, but that the series itself maintained what made it worth watching in the first place, and that it was worth every minute of invested time. Continue reading