CW A War on Two FrontsA War on Two Fronts

Sorry for the delay here, folks, but sometimes the real life gets in the way of my television viewing. Boo! Now, if I could just get paid for liking Star Wars, I'd be sitting on a gold mine. But, all that aside, lets get into A War on Two Fronts. The previews for this episode had me really excited, because it looked to me like another Landing at Point Rain-style episode. So, while not as action packed as I had hoped for, the slower pace actually worked for me, as I realized this was just the first in a four-part arc.

tmnt 2012New on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better.
 

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15-year-old turtles with ninjutsu skills decide to take on the world above their New York sewer home, but end up coming into conflict with groups and individuals who wish to do them harm.  In the midst of it all, they befriend a teenaged girl named April, as well as learn more about their mysterious past and how certain elements have had a hand in their development since the very beginning.  Full of impatience, dangerous martial abilities, and the will to change things for the better, they become “heroes in a half-shell.”  The show airs on Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. (Eastern) on Nickelodeon.

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Arrow TVFive years after being stranded on an island in the China Sea, Oliver Queen—the sole survivor of his father’s cruise ship—is rescued and returned to his home of Sterling City.  He is very different, having survived off the land on his skills and wits, and plans on righting the wrongs that set his father on a path to destruction.  Armed with his tenacity, archery skills, and a willingness to change things for the better, he plans on taking on the scum of the city while continuing to portray the charismatic playboy that he’s so famous for.



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DW S7E5The finale of the first half of Doctor Who Series 7 has come, and so has the departure of companions Amy and Rory. “The Angels Take Manhattan” begins with the angels performing their musical, Manhattan Melodies, at college and follows their journey to bring it to Broadway . . . or maybe I have the wrong Melody.

 

Go OnNew on the Tube is a series devoted to reviewing relatively new television shows and determining how they may (or may not) appeal to their intended audiences, where the shows are going, and what can be done to make them better.
 

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Ryan King, a sports radio talk show host, has recently lost his wife to a car accident.  His coworkers want him to get help from group therapy in dealing with his loss, but he doesn’t want to focus on the situation and move on.  As he integrates into the group sessions, he offers his own brand of advice to the others going through loss and ends up allowing his life to change through hesitancy and challenges.  The show airs on Tuesdays at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern) on NBC.

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CW s5e1And, we're back! The Clone Wars returns to kick off Season 5 with a strong episode focusing on Obi-Wan, Adi Gallia, Hondo, Darth Maul, and Savage Opress' knee . . .

 

DW S7E4 USEI thought that “The Power of Three” was the best episode so far in this series of Doctor Who. It maintained that great balance of silly and terrifying that the show is known for. There was also a great mystery, which kept the tension going throughout the entire episode. It was also refreshing to finally have an episode of this series set in present day.

 

The NewsroomI’m a fan of Aaron Sorkin and most of the works he has been involved in, and so I was very excited to hear about his latest project in the form of a behind-the-scenes look at a major television news network.  How we report the news has always fascinated me, as far back as when I was in undergraduate school and was reporting hourly news on the campus radio station.  I don’t for a minute believe that the show is 100% accurate concerning the portrayal of major cable news gathering, but it certainly shows a side of the news that I believe a lot of people would enjoy—as well as what a lot of people wouldn’t enjoy.


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DW S7E3As with the previous two episodes, I enjoyed “A Town Called Mercy”; however, it felt too isolated from everything else and added to the detachment that this series is suffering from.

 

DW S7E2“Robot Jez and Mark on a spaceship!” This was the text that Fanboy Comics Contributor Jake Thomas sent me as soon as he finished watching the newest Doctor Who adventure. The second episode of the new series is aptly named “Dinosaurs on a Spaceship,” as it features a spaceship full of dinosaurs.

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