Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Monday Night Suspense-Fest

In what could otherwise easily be referred to as
one of the most atrocious nights of the week in
terms of broadcast television, Monday
nights have been rocking lately thanks to
two new entries in the suspense/drama category.

"The Following" (FOX, 9 p.m. EST)
followed by "Deception" (NBC, 10 p.m. EST)
are great addictive TV, replete with sprawling
quality casts, intricate pot-burner mysteries,
and fast-paced story lines that keep you hooked tight.

If you've taken up knitting on Monday nights,
check out these hot new series today!


30 Rock finale

The '30 rock' cast and crew

Well, after last season's Desperate Housewives finale, I learned to

bag expectations for final episodes. Fortunately that's how I went into

the final '30 rock' the other week.

The entire cast was superb as always, but it was a very lackluster effort

overall (the script) as it just seemed to meander. There were cute bits,

and it wasn't horrible, but let me just say this; Jane Krakowski saved it

from being a greater loss with her "Rrrr-Jrr" ("Rural Juror") performance

which had me splitting my seams.

The significance? Well, maybe you had to be there. Be there for the last

several years, to be in on the joke. But stunning, still--and it was a fun ride.

Monday, February 11, 2013

"Law & Order: SVU" is Red-Hot

Discusses plot elements from the
February 6th show.


Another great episode of Law &Order SVU this last week! (Man this
season is shaping up into one of their best!)

Mike Tyson was great as an adult survivor, and it's always nice to
see (you know what I mean) the end run of childhood abuse, all
those many years later played out. The story was well-crafted and
reliably intricate. Ed Asner had a tremendous role as well, definitely
a turn for him.

But back to Tyson; I was really shocked that he would take such a role,
and it's so important. Not just because male survivors have it so tough
but also because black men in particular have such a burden with
bearing things silently.

And anytime the Injustice System gets put on trial, it's a good day.

Another job well done, all the way around.