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Review: Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life (FOX) - “Never leave your jackass unattended”

By on January 4, 2016

The best part of Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life so far is the storytelling device. Losing that device could reveal the mediocre-at-best comedy that is hiding underneath.


Review: Bordertown (FOX) - Don’t bother about that border

By on January 4, 2016

In the fictional Mexifornia lives border agent Bud, who hates immigrants and who especially hates his immigrant-but-very-successful neighbor Ernesto. Is Bordertown a good quality series? Not really. Is it something you should be watching when you are in your right state of mind? I wouldn’t advise it. Is it at all a pleasant experience? No.


Preview: Second Chance (FOX) - Let’s make something boring but ‘inspired by a classic’

By on January 2, 2016

Inspired by Frankenstein but with a modern twist, Second Chance follows a disgraced and retired 75-year old former sheriff who dies, and finds himself being brought back to life. From the trailer it looks like FOX wanted a series about a man trying to rescue his son, but they needed to put something in it to make it original so they just carelessly mixed it with a classic to pull in an audience. And it just might work.


Preview: Shadowhunters (Freeform) - The first rule of supernatural fight club: shhhh….

By on December 27, 2015

Freeform’s (previously known as ABC Family) Shadowhunters features Clary, a soon to be 18-year old who is about to find out she is a shadowhunter: A human-angel hybrid destined to protect the world from supernatural threats. The series seems to be a little teenage-angsty, which makes it a perfect fit for the name-changing network.


Preview: Shades Of Blue (NBC) - Several shades of mediocre

By on December 23, 2015

Jennifer Lopez’ Shades Of Blue centers on her character, a NYPD detective who is forced to choose sides between her daughter and her coworkers when she is recruited into the anti-corruption task force of the FBI.


Preview: Angel From Hell (CBS) - It’s Jane Lynch as a crazy hobo!

By on December 21, 2015

Angel From Hell revolves around a perfectionist work-a-holic dermatologist (Maggie Lawson). One day, she meets a weird homeless woman (Jane Lynch) at a farmer’s market who identifies herself as Allison’s guardian angel.


Preview: Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life (FOX) - Or: The male New Girl

By on December 19, 2015

Cooper Barrett’s Guide To Surviving Life is one of those typical FOX comedies, of a specific male-oriented brand that is hard to describe. It mostly reminds me of aging fellow FOX comedy New Girl, but then in a male version.


Review: The Magicians (Syfy) - Poof! And my interest is gone

By on December 17, 2015

Syfy puts the cable in the classic children’s story of a nobody who turns out to be a great magician. Watch as this series tries to pass of 30-somethings as 20-somethings whose mental age is like that of 40-somethings but whose inner turmoils are like a teenager’s.


Preview: Bordertown (FOX) - Definitely on the border

By on December 16, 2015

Bordertown takes place in the fictional Mexifornia, where border agent Bud lives next to immigrant Ernesto. Bud cannot get over the fact that Ernesto has been in the U.S. for less than a decade and is already doing better for himself than Bud, a tried and true American, is. It is hard to tell from the trailer if this series will be enjoyable but a little wrong, or really wrong and not even worth watching.


Review: Childhood’s End (Syfy) - Good enough for six episodes, but not the best thing out there

By on December 15, 2015

The world sucks, we f-ed up, and now the aliens are here to save us. Whether we like it or not, we are being saved. And it’s working, too: The world is at peace. One question remains, however: do the aliens have ulterior motives? Based on the premise, I was expecting something exciting, but this series hardly is. Luckily, it is still entertaining enough to keep on watching.