Thursday Night TV (14 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A.

Genre: Fantasy, Drama, Adventure, Mystery

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

“Heart of Stone”: More backstory on Anastasia and Will Scarlet.  Anastasia’s mother was a cold woman who only viewed her as a show horse to marry high in to society.  But she and Will ran off to Wonderland, a place where they lived almost happily, except for the fact that they were poor and destitute and living in an abandoned carriage.  At least we got to see what made her so cold and how she became Queen.  Now although this is a fast-paced show filled with much adventure and charismatic characters, there are two major flaws in this show: the first is the fact that Cora was once the Queen of Hearts is that ever going to be addressed?  In addition, the other annoying flaw in this show is Alice’s repeated exclamations of love for Cyrus.  They have become redundant and even if this show the action that propels the show, it is getting annoying because we hear it week after week.  Although the casting is well done and the show is over all well written and fast paced coupled with great CGI effects.  All I can say it that the highlight of last night’s episode was the fact that Cyrus escaped Jafar’s clutches and that we got to see a softer side of the Red Queen.  Thursdays @ 8PM (EST) on ABC.

Genre: Period drama, Historical fiction

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

“A Chill in the Air”:  Catherine de Medici was quite the awful woman, and quite the manipulator, something this show captures quite wonderfully.  She brings her sons former “playmate” back to court since she has been shamed by the fact that she is not a virgin to confess her love to Francis and Mary in the hopes of creating a rift between the pair of them.  And somehow it works, Francis, feeling responsible for Olivia refuses to send her away and Mary gets drunk with Bash, venting her frustrations with him before, you know, getting the handsome, humble, smart, gorgeous, enigmatic, charming bastard.  If you can’t tell, I love Torrence Coombs, I mean really, those eyes are like wow.  Now, anyway, it was a very tense filled episode which was a great way for this show to progress.  Although their lives may never have been so dramatic, the drama was there and this show does a good job of capturing it and portraying it.  Not only is the cinematography amazing, but the story is as well adds to much to history we all know, even if it is false, and the actors just bring everything to such wonderful life.  It’s really an incredible show, beautiful to watch and amazing.  Also…Torrence Coombs has beautiful eyes so yeah. Thursdays @ 9PM (EST) on CW.

Genre: Crime, Mystery, Drama

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

“Blood is Thicker”:  I will be very disappointed if Mycroft ( Rhys Ifans ) is teaming up with Moriarty in order to separate Sherlock and Watson since Watson is Sherlock’s best friend and able to help him with much in the world, including very personal things.  I’m glad that this show is keeping things out of England and keeping it in New York because that makes it more different than any Sherlock Holmes show that there has ever been.  Although the concept and humor are much like everything else, the actors in the show all present such a very dynamic and charismatic team that are all very charming and new.  The show is incredibly entertaining, especially now that Mycroft has been introduced into the show.  The fact that there is something going on with Mycroft, something also sinister, is also very cool.  Not to mention the fact that he slept with Watson.  Oh my gosh, that was priceless.  I mean priceless.  The charm, the energy and the entertainment that is in every episode make this show so worthwhile to watch, not to mention the fact that its different in so many ways from everything that has been done.  Thursdays @ 10PM (EST) on CBS.

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