Monday Night TV (25 Nov 2013) | TV Reviews

By: Cynthia A.

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Genre: Drama, Science-fiction, Crime Drama

Starring: Karl Urban, Michael Ealy, Minka Kelly, Mackenzie Crook, Michael Irby & Lili Taylor

“Are You Receiving?”:  Another amazing episode!  The bromance thing going on between the man and the android is just amazing.  The pair of them, in not only the show but the actors as well have such dynamic chemistry with one another.  On screen pair ups are hard to come by because there is, especially in crime shows, the romantic aspect, like Bones and Booth.  But now they are two guys, one is an android and the other is a tough cop who is anything but in touch with his feelings, but in just a few short moments with one another they have found a connection with one another.  It’s amazing, simply amazing.  The premise of the show and the writing are both great, especially the writing.  It captures scientific developments brilliantly, like in Fringe, and allows for so much entertainment in the show.  This is really an awesome show.  Not only is it action packed and fast paced but funny and heartwarming, without being cheesy.  Come on, Karl Urban and Michael Ealy are awesome and so worth more than just an hour of your time.  Mondays @ 8PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Mystery, Fantasy, Adventure, Drama, Thriller, Horror

Starring: Tom Mison, Nicole Beharie, Orlando Jones & Katia Winter

“Sanctuary”:  Well Ichabod certainly went off the deep end in last night’s episode.  Okay, so that night they are returning to a house that was once a Sanctuary.  What they don’t know is that is it haunted by an evil tree spirit and looks a little like Swamp Thing or Floronic Man from DC Comics.  It was spooky.  Ichabod is pushed to his limits when he finds out that a ghost from the past has been showing Abbie scenes of the events that turned the house haunted, revealing that Katrina was pregnant and that Swamp Thing was sent by Moloch to kill her and the child.  Tim Mison took an axe and gave it a piece of his mind, killing the beast.  Oh that was intense.  This was such an intense episode, gripping and adventurous.  The writers have once again out done themselves, not only by adding more to the story, but also by showing the darker side of Ichabod.  Together they make the show worth watching.  Spooky writing, the mystery and the way the show progresses is just well done, creating a stronger connection not only with the audience to the show, but between the characters as well.  The entire cast is amazing and the way they are showing their lives beyond just the horror, revealing how they cope, it grounds the show, making it believable.  1 ticket to Sleepy Hollow please!  Mondays @ 9PM (EST) on FOX.

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Genre: Crime drama

Starring: James Spader, Megan Boone, Diego Klattenhoff, Ryan Eggold, Parminder Nagra & Harry Lennix

“Anslo Garrick”:  Last night’s episode made me so mad.  If it weren’t for Lizzie turning into such a badass in this last episode (I swear I was watching Die Hard by how awesome she was) I would be incredibly pissed.  Don’t get me wrong, I am pretty pissed, but she made last night’s episode so worth it.

Anyway, the secret facility has been broken into.  Anslo Garrick has come hunting Red, and he will do anything and everything that he needs to in order to capture, torture and kill him.  So trapped in his box with the ailing FBI Special Agent Donald Ressler, who Red is determined to keep alive because, let’s face it, the dude has some sense of honor.  But the tide begins to turn as the mad man captures both of Red’s bodyguards and shoots them point blank in the head.  I LIKED THEM!  THEY WERE HIS FRIENDS! HOW COULD THEY KILL THEM! I will never forgive the writers for this.

Then again, Elizabeth Keen was awesome, handling everything with a cool head and being awesome and badass as she kills the invaders, steals their weapons and makes way to save Red and everyone else…okay, I’m excited for next week’s episode, but still really upset.  Monday @ 10PM (EST) on NBC.
 

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