Thursday Night TV (24 Oct 2013) | TV Reviews


By: Cynthia A.

imageGenre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery

Starring: Sophie Lowe, Michael Socha, Peter Gadiot, Emma Rigby, Naveen Andrews & John Lithgow

“Forget Me Not”: That was certainly a plot twist I didn’t see coming.  Last night, Alice and the Knave of Hearts are trying to find a way to figure out who stole the bottle.  With that in mind the Knave of Hearts remembers the Forget Me Not, a rope that when tied into a circle can see the last even that took place at a certain place.  So they go see the Caterpillar and find out that the Grendel has the rope.  Then they go see him and a whole thing happens!  Not only that, we find out that the Knave of Hearts was one Will Scarlet from the Enchanted Forest who stole a looking glass from Maleficent after he joined Robin Hood’s merry men.  Oh and he used to date the Red Queen who is Anastasia.  She used to be so sweet; I like her that way, evil she looks like she talks with some darn duck face.  You can’t tell me I am the only person to have noticed that.  Anyway, this was a very well written episode.  The action and the team up in this show is great and the chemistry is awesome.  At least between Alice (Sophie Lowe) and Knave (Michael Socha).  The Red Queen is the only actress that really bugs me and feels completely out of place.  Other than that the CGI effects, while not amazing, are awesome and do a lot to add to this very story oriented show.  Thursdays @ 8PM (EST) on ABC.

imageGenre: Period drama, Serial drama

Starring: Adelaide Kane, Toby Regbo, Rossif Sutherland, Anna Popplewell, Caitlin Stasey, Celina Sinden, Jenessa Grant, Torrance Coombs, Megan Follows & Yael Grobglas

“Snakes in the Garden”:  Seriously, Sebastian (Torrance Coombs) has the most gorgeous eyes and I can’t tell if it’s the humility in the character or just the actor doing an amazing job, but his personality is simply dreamy.  He and Mary (Adelaide Kane) make this show so worth while to watch.  That is other than the story.  If you’re a sucker for historical fiction, I can almost guarantee that you will love this show.  We don’t know what really happened, all we know is what is in the history books and how these people were viewed by their people and history.  Mary Queen of Scots has always been portrayed as one the more gentler and honest of the Queens in history, and this show captures that amazingly.  The writing in this show incorporates historical drama, mystery and political intrigue episode from episode, and with last nights episode and the arrival of the English, not to mention Clarissa, the girl who hides her face and in the walls of the castle, there is a lot of mystery and intrigue revolving this story of Mary, Queen of Scots.  Spellbinding.  Thursdays @ 9PM (EST) on CW.

imageGenre: Crime, Mystery, Drama, Comedy-drama

Starring: Jonny Lee Miller, Lucy Liu, Aidan Quinn & Jon Michael Hill

“Ancient History”:  He slept with her friend.  A year ago, before they were actual partners, when he was spying on her, Sherlock slept with Watson’s friend!  It was hilarious.  The thing that makes this show work is the dynamic and the chemistry between Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu.  They have this brother-sister relationship that makes this show work rather than a romantic sub-plot full of sexual tension between the pair.  A fact of which I am eternally thankful.  But that’s beside the point.  The writing in this show was amazing, and it has the right balance of comedy and drama.  There have been a few bumps in the road in that regard, but this one showed me why I love this show so much.  Jonny Lee Miller and Lucy Liu just make an incredibly dynamic team.  Last night was just a funny not as she is trying to find the man her friend slept with only to discover it was him and he is working on a case that was not a case to begin with.  His compulsion is to find cases, even when there is no case to begin with.  This really is a great show.  Catch up and don’t miss a beat.  Thursdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

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